18 February 2013 3:54 PM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

It seems that "The Job" just wasn't working for CBS. According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS has pulled the struggling reality competition from its schedule after only two episodes, to be replaced immediately by "Undercover Boss."

The series, hosted by Lisa Ling and hailing from reality super-producer Mark Burnett's company (which produces "The Voice," "Shark Tank" and "Survivor"), struggled in the ratings from the outset: Its premiere garnered only 4.1 million viewers and a 0.9 in the coveted adults 18-49 demo, slipping to 3.4 million and 0.7 in its second week.

The show, which offered contestants the chance to win positions as the assistant manager of The Palm restaurant or an editorial assistant at Cosmopolitan magazine, faced heavy criticism in its debut, with The New York Times dubbing it "awful" and The Washington Post and New York Post calling it "offensive," the latter describing the show as "yet another forum for the ritual »

- Laura Prudom

Report a problem

Similar News Items

"The Voice" (2011)
"Survivor" (2000)
Mark Burnett (II)

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners