Channel TEN has picked up the format rights to Undercover Boss, which sees a senior executive from the headquarters of a large company work as a new recruit at office level without revealing their identity.
After 10 days in the frontline, colleagues of the new recruit are told their workmate’s true identity. Ouch.
The show will form part of TEN’s push to include more factual entertainment in its schedule.
TEN was this week reported to be looking for light factual entertainment shows at Mipcom to be be stripped across its earlier primetime slots.
Of course, if news of this show’s format leaks in too many places it’s likely to get very difficult to hoodwink workers for purposes of filming. New bloke…. TV cameras….. jig’s up…