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

Sep 24, 2012  •  Post A Comment

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.


  1. If Fox picks this show up, someone at Fox should be fired.
    Fox should have a show that encourages hiring workers– NOT firing them. Maybe we should send the jobs at Fox overseas–and see how they like it.

  2. Just when you think the bar cannot get lower. Leave it to Fox to dig a trench for the bar.

  3. This makes me want to gag. Any employer that would get invovled in this should have customer boycotts for their lack of sensitivity to their employees feelings. Where are the Human Resource professionals. Are their egos to be seen on TV bigger than their professionalism?

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