CBS Orders Mark Burnett/Michael Davies Reality Pilot The Job
Michael Davies, Mark Burnett
CBS is doing its part to battle the unemployment rate: The network just ordered the reality TV pilot The Job, which will pit applicants against each other in an attempt to land their dream job.
In the pilot, which is currently casting, five contestants will compete to win a job at an unnamed women's/entertainment magazine in New York. Should it be picked up to series, each week would feature a different job at a different company.
Reality titans Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Apprentice) and Michael Davies (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Watch What Happens: Live) are close friends, but this marks the first time the two British ex-pats will team up on a project as co-producers.
Burnett and Davies are the executive producers behind The Job, through their Mark Burnett Prods. and Embassy Row production companies. Sony Pictures TV, where Davies is based (and which produces Shark Tank with Burnett) is the studio attached.
The Job is the latest career-oriented reality series to set up shop at CBS. The network is also behind Undercover Boss, and had been working on the spinoff Be the Boss (which ended up at A&E instead).
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