Layoff Show -- Where Workers Vote to Fire Co-Workers -- in the Works at Fox THR

A layoff show that features employees voting to fire co-workers is in the works at Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A similar idea was considered in 2009, with Fox mulling a project called "Someone's Gotta Go," but the pilot never aired after the project was criticized as insensitive, the piece notes.

Fox is now in discussions to pick up "Does Someone Have to Go," which is said to be not quite as harsh as the earlier project, as the firings will be optional. The businesses featured also won't be economically distressed, as as they were in the 2009 project.

The order would be for four episodes, the story notes.