the job canceled cbs 'The Job' fired by CBS after two episodes; 'Undercover Boss' to return Feb. 22CBS’ reality competition “The Job” has been yanked from the schedule after two low-rated airings and will be replaced by “Undercover Boss” beginning this week.

Lisa Ling hosted “The Job” which was executive produced by Mark Burnett (“Survivor”) and offered competitors the opportunity to land a “dream job at their dream company.” Apparently viewers prefer the gimmick of “Undercover Boss” — people at the top level of companies find out what it’s like to perform lower level duties.

“The Job” premiered to a meager 4.1 million viewers and 0.9 rating in adults 18-49 and the second episode fell to 3.4 million viewers and a 0.7 demo rating. However, the show isn’t officially “canceled” just yet, and the network has six more episodes they could choose to air at a later date.

FOX’s scripted drama “Touch” has also been struggling on Friday nights — hitting the same low 0.7 in 18-49 as “The Job” last Friday — but so far remains on the schedule.

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