In a surprising move, CBS has opted to debut the new reality series Undercover Boss in the plus post-Super Bowl time slot this February [via THR]:
“Boss” follows top executives as they anonymously assume entry-level jobs at their company and receive eye-opening perspectives on how their decisions affect lower-wage employees. Executives from White Castle, 7-Eleven, Hooters, Waste Management and Churchill Downs are on board for the first season.
It’ll mark the first time since 2005 that a broadcast network has chosen to premiere a new program after the Super Bowl (Fox’s American Dad, although it was pared with The Simpsons). The actual last time a new show premiered directly after the Super Bowl was 1995 when ABC premiered the pilot for Extreme. CBS also confirmed that the next edition of Survivor will be a “Heroes vs. Villains” format.
It will premiere with a two-hour episode on Thursday, February 11th. Leading up to the premiere, CBS will air two specials: Jeff Probst and Mark Burnett’s Live for the Moment (January 28th) and Surviving Survivor (working title / February 4th ), a one-hour 10th anniversary special.