March 27, 2011
CBS has renewed "Undercover Boss" for a third season. The Emmy-nominated reality series will return in the fall along with "The Amazing Race", which was renewed as well for a 19th cycle.
Undercover Boss premiered a little over a year ago - after Super Bowl XLV - and ended up becoming the season's top-rated new series. This season has not quite fared as well for the show, but it is still a solid performer in the network's Sunday lineup, averaging a noble 3.2 in the adults 18-49 demo.
The premise of Undercover Boss involves taking a high ranking executive - often the CEO - from various companies and placing them in disguise among their workforce. There, they take on various positions in order to observe processes and working conditions with the ultimate goal of improving the company.