CBS: ‘Made In Jersey’ Canceled, ‘Undercover Boss’ To Replace

If you hadn’t already heard, CBS’s freshman series Made in Jersey has been unceremoniously canceled after airing only two episodes.  The ratings were so poor on this show that CBS didn’t even bother to burn the remaining episodes of their initial order off, choosing instead to replace the series on Friday nights with NCIS and Hawaii Five-O reruns for three weeks and a return of Undercover Boss (a series ideally suited for CBS in the 8:00 p.m. timeslot on Friday) on November 2nd.  See the revised schedule, here.

I’m not particularly surprised by this move because as noted in my preview,

“This looks so horrible we don’t want to waste any effort commenting on it further because it’s not worth our time. It’ll be lucky to get a two-paragraph review when it premieres.”

… and that was based exclusively on the trailer.  The upside is that it was gone so quickly, I didn’t have to do a review of it which is really good because I’ve had to review far more absolutely horrible shows this year than I ever thought possible.

Via Press Release:

EMMY AWARD-WINNING REALITY SERIES “UNDERCOVER BOSS” RETURNS FOR ITS FOURTH SEASON ON FRIDAY, NOV. 2, ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Companies Going Undercover This Season Include Modell’s Sporting Goods, Tilted Kilt and Cinnabon Inc.

CHEAT TWEET: Emmy Winning @undercover_cbs returns Nov 2 w/ Modell’s Sporting Goods. Later episodes 2 feature @tiltedkiltpub & @Cinnabon http://bit.ly/QSyDUM

October 11, 2012 – The fourth season of the Emmy Award-winning reality series UNDERCOVER BOSS will premiere Friday, Nov. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) as Mitchell B. Modell, CEO of Modell’s Sporting Goods, ventures to the frontlines of his popular sporting goods and athletic apparel store for an unfiltered look into the inner workings of his corporation.

Companies whose bosses have signed up for undercover missions this season include:

  • Modell’s Sporting Goods (Mitchell B. Modell, CEO): As America’s oldest family-owned-and-operated retailer of sporting goods, athletic footwear, active apparel and fan gear, this chain has spanned four generations and expanded to more than 150 store locations throughout the Northeast.
  • Tilted Kilt (Ron Lynch, President):  Founded in 2003, Tilted Kilt is one of the fastest growing restaurant franchises in the nation with 65 restaurants across the U.S. The Celtic-themed sports pub and restaurant features servers wearing sexy tartan outfits.
  • Cinnabon Inc. (Kat Cole, President): Cinnabon Inc., now synonymous with the cinnamon roll, is the most recognized sticky, gooey, sweet treat in America. These popular cinnamon rolls can be found in nearly 1,000 franchised baked goods outlets.

The air schedule for the new season of UNDERCOVER BOSS is as follows:

  • Friday, Nov. 2: Modell’s Sporting Goods (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
  • Friday, Nov. 9: Tilted Kilt (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
  • Friday, Nov. 16: Cinnabon Inc. (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)

Additional companies and airdates will be announced at a later date.

With the return of UNDERCOVER BOSS on Nov. 2, CSI: NY will move to the 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT time period beginning this Friday, Oct. 12. MADE IN JERSEY has been pulled from the schedule.

UNDERCOVER BOSS earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program in 2012.  Each week, the series follows a different executive as they leave the comfort of their corner office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their companies.  While working alongside their employees, they see the effects their decisions have on others, where the problems lie within their organizations and get an up-close look at both the good and the bad while discovering and rewarding the unsung heroes who make their companies run.

UNDERCOVER BOSS is produced by Studio Lambert, Ltd.  Stephen Lambert, Eli Holzman and Chris Carlson are executive producers.

Photos are available on www.cbspressexpress.com

Website: http://www.cbs.com/shows/undercover_boss/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com//#!/UndercoverBossCBS?fref=ts

Twitter: @undercover_cbs

CBS Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/CBSTweet

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About The Anti-Nerdist

Originally from Rochester, New York and has lived in Las Vegas, Nevada since 2003. Aside from being a huge fan of movies and television, he's a huge fan of Sci-Fi and in particular, Star Trek.
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