CBS took the wraps off plans for a new unscripted series set for a midseason rollout, Deadline.com reports. The show is “The Job,” a reality competition that will air Fridays in the 8 p.m. time slot, starting Feb. 8.
The show is produced by Michael Davies and Mark Burnett. It will help the network keep fresh programming in the time slot while “Undercover Boss” — set to return April 19 — goes on hiatus.
“What is more interesting is that CBS will use the unproven ‘The Job’ as a lead-in for the crucial first six airings on Friday of midseason drama ‘Golden Boy,’ which will debut in its regular Friday 9 p.m. slot March 8 following two previews in the Tuesday 10 p.m. hour,” the report notes.
The Deadline piece adds: “’The Job’ gives candidates from around the country a chance to win positions at top companies. Hosted by Lisa Ling, each episode will feature five candidates participating in several rounds of elimination challenges before a panel of executives as they compete for their dream job. In addition to the episode’s featured company, representatives from three guest companies from related industries will have the opportunity to make an on-the-spot offer to one of the candidates, who must decide if they will accept the offer or remain in the running for the featured job.”
The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television and Embassy Row, with Burnett, Davies and Jay Bienstock executive producing.