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In A&E Network's "Be the Boss," premiering Sunday, Dec. 2, two low-level employees are unexpectedly called into the CEO's office and told they are going to be competing for a big promotion. And it's going to be on TV. And what they don't know is that what they're really competing for is a chance to own their own franchise.

If this sounds like an idea that could only have come from the minds behind "Undercover Boss" -- where a CEO secretly labors alongside employees to see how company policies affect everyday workers -- there's good reason for that. Eli Holzman is the executive producer for both shows, which peddle the same kind of wish-fulfillment stories for the working class that are so irresistible as the economy continues to struggle.

"It's heartwarming, and it reassures all of us about the inherent good nature out there, and that the American dream is alive and well and healthy, »

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