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CBS Pulls The Job After Two Episodes

The Job

CBS is letting The Job go.

The reality series, from Survivor's Mark Burnett and Michael Davies (Watch What Happens Live), has been pulled off the network's schedule after just two episodes, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Reality series Undercover Boss will reclaim its Friday at 8/7c timeslot beginning Feb. 22.  The move comes after... read more

CBS' The Job Offers Contestants a Shot at Their Dream Gig

Lisa Ling

Two years ago, a conversation Michael Davies had with his daughter, then a 19-year-old college student, inspired him to create a reality show about people trying to find employment.

"When she finished up freshman year at school, she told me that she had no intention of going back for her sophomore year," Davies tells TVGuide.com. "And when I asked her why, she said because none of the graduating seniors in her college have real jobs."

And thus, CBS's The Job, which premieres Friday at 8/7c, was born. read more

Exclusive: USA Developing Late-Night Talk Show From Will Ferrell's Company

USA Network

The late-night arena may be getting even more crowded. TV Guide Magazine has learned that Will Ferrell's production company is quietly developing a talk show that would serve as USA Network's entry into the genre.

USA and Gary Sanchez Prods., run by Ferrell and Adam McKay, have come up with an idea unique to the time period: A morning show in late night. read more

CBS Sets Premiere Date for The Job

Lisa Ling

CBS' new reality series The Job will premiere on Friday, Feb. 8 at 8/7c, the network announced Thursday.

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CBS Developing Draw Something Reality Pilot

Draw Something

CBS has picked up an unscripted pilot based on the popular Zynga game Draw Something, Deadline reports.

Ryan Seacrest and Michael Davies are producing the project. read more

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.
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Exclusive: ABC Developing New Game Show The Exit List

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The man who helped reinvent the game show at ABC is looking to do it again. Former Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? executive producer Michael Davies is behind The Exit List, which ABC has ordered to pilot.

The Exit List follows contestants as they travel through a massive maze, answering multiple-choice questions along the way. The maze consists of rooms filled with money — and the further in they go, the bigger the prize. But contestants have to find their way out by remembering what they learned.

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Plans for Season 2 of The Glee Project Underway; Quitter Cameron Has No Regrets

Cameron, Ryan Murphy

A renewal is not yet official, but The Glee Project executive producer Michael Davies says he's already gearing up.

"Talks have begun. A lot of the planning is starting to happen," Davies said Tuesday during Oxygen's fall TV preview. "No, it's not official, but given the ratings growth" and success on multiple platforms — Oxygen, Hulu, VOD, etc. -- "I feel incredibly confident that we're coming back," he said.

Everything you knew about Glee's future is wrong

Davies said budget talks are already underway and producers are considering possible tweaks to... read more

TV Guide Network Developing Series Based on Gossip Cop Website

Gossip Cop

TV Guide Network is developing a TV series based on the popular celebrity website Gossip Cop, the network announced Tuesday.

The series will cover the biggest and most entertaining celebrity stories of the week, dividing fact from fiction. The show will also give celebrities the chance to "fight back" to set ...
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The Glee Project: Contestants Vying for Guest Role Will Go Through Glee Bootcamp


This summer, Oxygen will premiere The Glee Project, a reality series in which 40,000 would-be Gleeks compete for a guest-role on Fox's hit musical comedy.

Glee casting director Robert Ulrich saw more than 40,000 auditions, which included everyone from working professionals to teens who had never performed before. "It's given so many kids an opportunity they would never have had in a normal situation," he said Thursday at the Television Critics Association's winter previews. "I had kids sing in front of me who had never sung in front of anyone in their lives.

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