'Undercover Boss' Needs to Be Clear on Who the Boss Really Is

'Undercover Boss' is one of those reality shows that tries very, very hard not to let its seams show. In the two seasons it's been on CBS, it has taken pains to make sure that the CEO, mayor, executive or owner that dons the wig and glasses and goes undercover doing front-line jobs at his or her company isn't found out, despite the show's popularity. There's elaborate costumes, and a whole other film crew that shoots footage that never gets aired, just to throw people off the trail. But one of the things they've been inconsistent with is identifying if the boss that's going undercover is actually someone who can actually perform boss-like tasks such as hiring, firing, and promoting people. Read More...

UNDERCOVER BOSS “MGM Grand” Season 2 Episode 18 Photos

Check out photos of  UNDERCOVER BOSS  “MGM Grand” Season 2  Episode  18 which airs on Sunday, March 20 2011 at 9pm on CBS. Episode Synopsis:  UNDERCOVER BOSS “MGM Grand” Season 2 Episode 18 – Scott Sibella, President and COO of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, goes undercover within the walls of the second-largest hotel in the world and faces a group of rowdy gamblers who are quick to point out his shortcomings as a dealer. Meanwhile, the boss also becomes frustrated with the slowness of their computer system while attempting to check-in guests, on UNDERCOVER BOSS, Sunday, March 20 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network . Read More...

UNDERCOVER BOSS “City of Cincinnati” Season 2 Episode 16 Photos

Check out photos of UNDERCOVER BOSS “City of Cincinnati” Season 2 Episode 16 which airs on Sunday, March 6 2011 at 9pm on CBS. Episode Synopsis: UNDERCOVER BOSS “City of Cincinnati” Season 2 Episode 16 – The mayor of Cincinnati, Mark Mallory, becomes the first elected official to go undercover as he trades in his key to the city for a stint as a municipal employee, working as a mechanic repairing public transportation vehicles and a sanitation worker whose job entails removing roadkill from the streets, on UNDERCOVER BOSS, Sunday, March 6 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Read More...

Mack Trucks CEO Denny Slagle Gives a Personal Check to Help an Employee's Sick Grandchildren on 'Undercover Boss' (VIDEO)

Week after week on 'Undercover Boss' (Sun., 9PM ET on CBS) we watch as corporate CEOs are touched by the lives of their employees. This week, Mack Trucks CEO Denny Slagle found himself particularly moved by Allan, an employee who keeps a positive outlook on life, while struggling to help his two grandchildren. Both children have a genetic disorder that, according to their grandfather, is killing them. Treatments are expensive and not all of it is covered by insurance. At the final meeting, when Slagle revealed himself to the employees he'd met, and tells them what's really been going on, he had a special surprise for Allan.

TV Ratings: Pro Bowl scores for FOX on Sunday

Fast National ratings for Sunday, January 30, 2011.Football fever continues, as the AFC/NFC Pro Bowl lifted FOX to a win on a night usually dominated by CBS. The NFC defeated the AFC in Honolulu, Hawaii, while an average of over 12 million people watched at home.Meanwhile, CBS ran "The Lost Valentine," a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Betty White, which built its audience throughout the night. ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" hit a season high.The Pro Bowl helped FOX win the night with 12.3 million viewers and a 7.0 rating/11 share in households. CBS followed with 11.8 million (7.5/12). In third was ABC (7.5 million, 4.2/7), followed finally by NBC (4.6 million, 2.8/4).In the key 18-49 demo, FOX led with 4.4, followed by ABC (2.1), CBS (1.9), and NBC (1.3).Sunday hour by hour:7 p.m.FOX: 2011 AFC/NFC Pro Bowl (13.1 million, 7.5/12)CBS: "60 Minutes" (10.1 million, 6.5/11)ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos"...

'Undercover' Boss Fears Washing Machines, Struggles to Load Laundry (VIDEO)

Ronald Croatti is the president/CEO of UniFirst, a company that provides and cleans uniforms. For him, being the 'Undercover Boss' (Sun., 9PM ET on CBS) requires lots of manual labor while wearing a bushy wig and fake mustache.  Working with Tony, Ronald must unload giant bags of laundry into spinning washing machines. "[I] had a little hesitancy, taking [me] way back to how my grandfather got killed in one of those washers," he says.  Read More...

Johnny Rockets' 'Undercover' Boss Is Recognized (VIDEO)

Last month Todd Ricketts was recognized while working for the Chicago Cubs on 'Undercover Boss' (Sun., 9PM ET on CBS). In the latest episode, the true identity of another incognito boss is leaked, this time that of Johnny Rockets CEO John Fuller. Fuller is working the front of a restaurant when the in-laws of the franchise's owner sit down at the bar. Fuller remembers meeting them a few months ago; they recall it, too. "You look like somebody else ... the CEO of the Johnny Rockets," says the woman, loudly. His trainer Claudia overhears. When Fuller hands them their drinks he whispers, "You've gotta protect me on this ... You don't know me after this." Source & Video

'Undercover Boss' Gets Fired on First Day (VIDEO)

Henrik Slipsager is president/CEO of ABM Industries, a facilities contractor offering janitorial, parking and security services for companies across the nation. During his disguised stint on 'Undercover Boss' (Sun., 9PM ET on CBS), he washes skyscraper windows and cleans toilets. But his first task is driving an airport shuttle bus with trainer Kenny. Henrik is slow to help passengers with their bags and complains about how heavy they are. Before moving to the next terminal, Kenny says, "I'm gonna tell you, you broke all the rules, man ... You gotta move faster." Then, instead of correctly reporting his whereabouts to the dispatch office, Henrik cusses. Kenny is exasperated: "Everybody in the airport is hearing you! You will go back to the garage. I have to pull you off the seat." Fired on day one. Source & Video

Lucky Strike Lanes CEO Gets Weepy on 'Undercover Boss' (VIDEO)

CEO Steven Foster donned a wig (and, at one point, a bowling pin costume) as "Aaron" on 'Undercover Boss' (Sun., 9PM ET on CBS). While in Houston, Foster worked with Jermaine. After the big reveal, the CEO recruited him for a special training team, saying, "Your positivity is unbelievable." Foster asked that Jermaine use his computer programming skills to integrate two computer systems. Also, Jermaine's ideas for a Lucky Strike T-shirt would be implemented, with a percentage of the sales made into a fund for his blind son. Foster then broke down. "You get moments like this in life that are turning points -- that's this," he said through tears. Jermaine got emotional, too. Source & Video

'Undercover Boss' hits series low opposite football and baseball

Serious competition from NFL football on NBC and Game 4 of the World Series on Fox wreaked havoc on on CBS’ The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss. The competition show at 8 p.m. averaged 2.9 rating/7 share in 18-49 — down 17% from last week and also a season low, according to early estimates from Nielsen. It averaged 9.1 million. At 9, Boss earned a 2.9/7 — down 10% to its lowest-rated telecast ever. The sophomore show averaged 10.3 million. CSI: Miami at 10, meanwhile earned a 2.6/7 and averaged 9.8 million. Each 18-49 ratings point represents 1.3 million. But hey, it’s not so easy to go up against football and baseball. Fox ruled the night in viewers (15.2 million) but NBC won the night in the 18-49 demographic (5.2/14) because of the matchup between the last two Super Bowl victors, the Steelers and the Saints. The game itself averaged a 6.6/17 in the demographic. Fox came in second in the demo (4.7/13) because Game 4 earned a 4.3 rating. CBS was third with a 2.4/7 and 10.0 million eyeball.s As for ABC, which finished fourth with a 2.2/6 and 7.9 million, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition finished with a 1.8/5 and 6.6 million viewers, followed by Desperate Housewives (3.5/9, 10.9 million) and Brothers & Sisters (2.3/6, 8.1 million). Source Here