Four Companies Named for Next Round of Undercover Bossing

... CBS' Undercover Boss has revealed four companies that will participate in the second season of the reality smash. NASCAR, DirecTV, Chiquita, and Great Wolf Resorts will all send CEOs and other higher-ups into the trenches with their minimum-wage lackeys to see what really goes on at the entry level. There will be an eye-opening negative experience for the CEO, and a heart-warming employee that's rewarded with some kind of gift. Just like in every episode. [CBS via press release]

... Survivor has announced its next competition gimmick: Survivor: Nicaragua will divide things up by age, with the Espada Tribe made up of competitors over the age of 40 and the La Flor Tribe all at or under the age of 30. I'm guessing the La Flor Tribe will have a serious advantage during the Get a Computer on the Internet challenge. [CBS via press release]

... The latest rumored replacement for Simon Cowell as a judge on American Idol is Jessica Simpson. Let's see a show of hands out there of those who care? Nobody? Okay, let's move on then. [TodayShow.com]

... Billy Baldwin (or William Baldwin, as our automatic-name-recognition-link-building software calls him) is joining the cast of NBC's Parenthood as Adam's (Peter Krause) boss and a potential love interest for Sarah (Lauren Graham). Who is your favorite Baldwin brother? Mine is none of them. [EW]

... Desperate Housewives showrunner Marc Cherry has hinted that he might leave the show after next season and hand the keys over to another person, a 180 from what he said just a few seasons ago. Cherry is currently writing a new pilot for ABC and wants to work on that show through the end of his contract with the network. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Battlestar Galactica badass William Adama (played by Edward James Olmos in the series) will be getting his own Web-based series. Blood and Chrome, a collection of 10 or so 10-minute shorts, will chronicle Bill's early years as a soldier in the Cylon War when the Cylons were just surly microwaves that burned microwavable burritos. DAMN YOU, CYLONS! [Chicago Tribune]

... Eric Christian Olsen (who is awesome, by the way) has been promoted to regular on NCIS: LA. This is great news for Olsen's wallet, and horrible news for everything else. Olsen is hilarrrrrrrrious. NCIS: LA is also hilarious, but in a totally unintentional way. Let's hope this doesn't mean that Olsen will have to give up his role as the hippie tree-f***er Vaughn on NBC's Community. [EW]

... GLAAD criticized CBS for not being gay enough, so CBS did the obvious thing and decided it will gay things up. CBS president Nina Tassler said the network will be adding gay characters to $#*! My Dad Says, Rules of Engagement, and The Good Wife. But not CSI, because you apparently gots to be a REAL man to do dat shiznit! (Uh, hello? Omar from The Wire did JUST FINE.) [The Live Feed]


Follow TV.com writer Tim Surette on Twitter: @TimAtTVDotCom

Comments (13)
Submit
Sort: Latest | Popular
Screw GLADD and CBS both. GLADD for pushing their deviance upon the world, and CBS for relenting. Gays should learn the difference between tolerance and acceptance. Tolerance I\'ll give them, tolerance means I\'m not beating them with a baseball bat in the street. Acceptance is something I will never provide to people I feel completely morally opposed to. I cannot be forced to ever give acceptance to anyone, so they should stop whining about it.
Reply
Flag
Oh, and I'm with logicallunacy - the best Baldwin brother (Adam Baldwin) is only "related" to them in that he shares their name. But, if you ask me, he wears it better than them. He's just awesome.
Reply
Flag
Perhaps the reason they didn't add a gay character to CSI is because the show has lost its "oomph"? What's the sense in adding a brand new character when no one cares about the show anyways? One more person to pay... I'm really just waiting for CSI to die. Enough's enough, and there's definitely been enough.
Reply
Flag
My favourite Baldwin is Adam Baldwin. Yes, I'm away he isn't a Baldwin brother. He is superior to all others baring the name Baldwin.
Reply
Flag
don't care for any of the Baldwins
Reply
Flag
eww Wiliam Baldwin for Sarah? What a lousy choice! Why can't they get someone better to be Lauren Graham's love interest?!
Reply
Flag
So the Boos of Nascar is going to be working in the pit crew.. eh.
Reply
Flag
I love NCIS: LA and i always liked Eric Olesen. It's a good fit.
Reply
Flag
Oh, I was expecting CBS to completely ignore GLADD. It's nice they are finally going to add some gay characters though.
Reply
Flag
Shut up GLADD and CBS.
Reply
Flag
Looking forward to Blood and Chrome
Reply
Flag
who cares if marc cherry leaves the show. it hasnt been good ever since they stopped having full murder mystery seasons. (seasons 1-4)
Reply
Flag
Jessica Simpson?!!
Reply
Flag

Like TV.com on Facebook