Tag: reality tv

  • Employees Vote Their Co-Workers Out Of A Job

    Employees Vote Their Co-Workers Out Of A Job

    NEW YORK -- This time "you're fired" is more than a Donald Trump catchphrase. Fox is turning the firing of real people from real jobs into prime-time entertainment starting this week. The network on Thursday will begin airing "Does Someone Have to Go?" a series where cameras go into small businesses and... Continue Reading

  • Amy's Baking Company Has Epic Facebook Fail

    Amy's Baking Company Has Epic Facebook Fail

    Amy's Baking Company offends Gordon Ramsay, then offends the internet. Continue Reading

  • 'Undercover Boss': What Really Happened To 'Epic Employees'

    Both faithful and skeptical viewers of CBS' "Undercover Boss" series might wonder what happens after workers and the CEOs appear on show. Does anything really change? Were they really glad that they appeared on the show? As it wrapped up its fourth season on Friday, CBS aired a special "Epic Employees" episode,... Continue Reading

  • CBS' 'The Job': An 'Offensive' Reality Show Or A Real Chance To Land A Job?

    CBS' 'The Job': An 'Offensive' Reality Show Or A Real Chance To Land A Job?

    The Great Recession left millions of middle-class Americans without jobs, and many have had no luck in finding another one. Some, seemingly, are so desperate that they've signed up with the new CBS reality show, "The Job," in the hope of landing a position with a high-profile employer, such as Epic... Continue Reading

  • Save Your Job and Your Company -- on TV!

    Save Your Job and Your Company -- on TV!

    The Sundance Channel is looking for small companies on the brink that have been hit hard by the recession. If yours is one of the lucky six selected, you will be teamed with a proven business turnaround expert on you own episode, with the goal being to save jobs and keeping another American business afloat. Continue Reading

  • 'Undercover Boss': Rookie Mike White of DIRECTV

    'Undercover Boss': Rookie Mike White of DIRECTV

    Who among us hasn't, at one time or another, stood in front of the TV, remote in one hand, telephone clenched against your ear, desperately pleading with the customer service rep to just get rid of the snow and make the darn reception work before you miss your favorite show? On 'Undercover Boss' this week,... Continue Reading

  • The Apprentice Tyana Alvarado After the Boardroom

    The Apprentice Tyana Alvarado After the Boardroom

    Popcorn isn't just for movies anymore. Contestants on 'The Apprentice' this week popped out promotional stunts for snack company Popcorn Indiana with hopes they would go viral online. Turns out that it takes more than just losing the challenge to hear "You're Fired," as Tyana Alvarado, 41, learned. If you're not... Continue Reading

  • Undercover Boss: Great Wolf Resorts' Kimberly Schaefer is Show's First Female CEO

    Undercover Boss: Great Wolf Resorts' Kimberly Schaefer is Show's First Female CEO

    Great Wolf Resorts' CEO is boldly going where no 'Undercover Boss' has ever gone before: into the ladies room. That's right -- this week marks the first time we've seen a female infiltrate a company incognito. "I hope I do a good job representing my gender," says CEO Kimberly Schaefer. But it seems she was... Continue Reading

  • The Apprentice Alex Delgado After the Boardroom

    The Apprentice Alex Delgado After the Boardroom

    Donald Trump's latest pink slip recipient learned that failing the world's most visible job interview may not be such a bad thing. Alex Delgado won't be working for the Trump Organization but he's landed on his feet just fine, thank you very much. Episode two of The Apprentice had contestants on the streets of... Continue Reading

  • The Donald is Back: Apprentice Season 10

    The Donald is Back: Apprentice Season 10

    "This is the toughest job interview in the world." And so began Season 10 of the NBC hit show, The Apprentice." This time, Donald Trump's show returns to its roots: B-list celebrities are replaced by 16 good looking no-names from around the country. Or at least they're no-names for now. (Remember, Omarosa was a... Continue Reading

  • 'Undercover Boss' Spin-off in the Works; New Season Features Firsts

    'Undercover Boss' Spin-off in the Works; New Season Features Firsts

    There's no official word yet, but the Hollywood Reporter's details of a new CBS workplace-related show from Studio Lambert, the same company that brought you 'Undercover Boss,' appear to be dead on. The 'Undercover Boss' "companion" series will feature two employees of the same company working against each... Continue Reading

  • Trade Secrets:  Behind The Scenes of Reality Television

    Trade Secrets: Behind The Scenes of Reality Television

    I once spent a few years working as a writer for reality television. When I tell people that, they feel as if they're being let in on a Hollywood secret. "Aha!" they'll say. "That stuff is all written? I knew it was fake." "Well, it's not exactly writing," I'd explain. "It's more like ... story." That... Continue Reading

  • Inside Scoop on the New Apprentice

    Inside Scoop on the New Apprentice

    Before the newest Celebrity Apprentice had been hired, Donald Trump, Mark Burnett and NBC decided they wanted to reach out beyond Hollywood, rock and sports glitterati and try to help the everyday people out there who have been hardest hit by the current economic downturn. So they concocted an extra season of... Continue Reading

  • 1-800-Flowers Blooms on Undercover Boss

    1-800-Flowers Blooms on Undercover Boss

    Of all the people to blow your Undercover Boss secret identity, the last person you'd expect would be your brother, who just happens to be the CEO of the company. But that's what almost happened on the season finale of the popular CBS reality show Undercover Boss, which focused on Chris McCann of... Continue Reading

  • Undercover Boss Plunges into Roto-Rooter

    Undercover Boss Plunges into Roto-Rooter

    Of all the Undercover Boss episodes, Rick Arquilla, President and Chief Operating Officer of Roto-Rooter, realizes full well that his probably has the highest "ick" factor. After all, they deal with some of the smelliest, greasiest, grossest substances known to man. "We're probably off the "ick" scale," he... Continue Reading

  • Undercover Boss Finds Herschend Parks Can be More than Entertaining

    Undercover Boss Finds Herschend Parks Can be More than Entertaining

    You've probably seen a Herschend Family Entertainment property; you might have even visited one. Since they're so diverse, however, you just might not be aware of it. They have 22 properties in nine states, with attractions ranging from Dollywood in Tennessee and the Talking Rocks Caverns in the Ozarks to... Continue Reading

  • Take That, Donald! Celebrity Apprentice Gets Fired Up

    Take That, Donald! Celebrity Apprentice Gets Fired Up

    Comedienne/writer/producer Carol Leifer may have been the first one fired on the premiere episode of this season's The Celebrity Apprentice, but she's having the last laugh as she outrageously counts down the things she'll miss most about the show. Leifer has probably been responsible for more hours of TV... Continue Reading

  • Undercover Boss Blows the Horn

    Undercover Boss Blows the Horn

    The toughest, most excruciating part of William C. Carstanjen's ten-day stint as an Undercover Boss at Churchill Downs didn't involve mucking horse stalls or cleaning bathrooms. As a matter, of fact, for this particular job, he was able to keep his hands relatively clean. The chief operating officer of one of... Continue Reading

  • CBS Reveals Companies for More Undercover Boss

    CBS Reveals Companies for More Undercover Boss

    CBS News Release An amusement park empire, a national plumbing company, a top internet retailer and a national florist will be the remaining four companies participating in the first season of Undercover Boss. The series airs Sundays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. The remaining Season One companies are: Continue Reading

  • More Bosses Undercover

    More Bosses Undercover

    There's cause to rejoice if you're one of the more than 38.7 million viewers who have seen the new hit reality show Undercover Boss. CBS has ordered a second cycle of the series for the 2010/11 broadcast season. Undercover Boss, which follows high-level chief executives as they slip anonymously into the rank and... Continue Reading

  • Inside Undercover Boss

    Inside Undercover Boss

    You might have been a little bummed Sunday night to discover that CBS didn't broadcast a fresh episode of your new favorite reality show, Undercover Boss. If you're like millions of other Americans, you've become addicted to the show that first aired after the Super Bowl, and features corporate CEOs going... Continue Reading

  • Undercover Boss Builds White Castle

    Undercover Boss Builds White Castle

    Why would the head of the uber-successful White Castle burger chain risk public humiliation by going on the hit CBS TV show Undercover Boss, and possibly bungling even the simplest tasks? "I wanted to get an honest look at what happens on the front lines," says Dave Rife, the oldest member of the fourth... Continue Reading

  • Do You Want to be a Professional Reality Star?

    Do You Want to be a Professional Reality Star?

    In today's reality-television saturated market, there is a show for just about anything. You can find true love, lose hundreds of pounds, swap wives, dance your heart out, hone your career skills, exploit your children, nurse your competitive side and if so inclined, go to rehab. With so many shows, stars,... Continue Reading