'Made in Jersey' Cancelled; 'Undercover Boss' Returns Friday, November 2 at 8PM

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October 10th, 2012

Updated: Made in Jersey will be replaced by repeats of NCIS (10/12 & 10/26) and Hawaii Five-O (10/19) between now and November 2.

via press release:



Companies Going Undercover This Season Include Modell’s Sporting Goods, Tilted Kilt and Cinnabon Inc.




The fourth season of the Emmy Award-winning reality series UNDERCOVER BOSS will premiere Friday, Nov. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) as Mitchell B. Modell, CEO of Modell’s Sporting Goods, ventures to the frontlines of his popular sporting goods and athletic apparel store for an unfiltered look into the inner workings of his corporation.


Companies whose bosses have signed up for undercover missions this season include:


  • Modell’s Sporting Goods (Mitchell B. Modell, CEO): As America’s oldest family-owned-and-operated retailer of sporting goods, athletic footwear, active apparel and fan gear, this chain has spanned four generations and expanded to more than 150 store locations throughout the Northeast.
  • Tilted Kilt (Ron Lynch, President):  Founded in 2003, Tilted Kilt is one of the fastest growing restaurant franchises in the nation with 65 restaurants across the U.S. The Celtic-themed sports pub and restaurant features servers wearing sexy tartan outfits.
  • Cinnabon INC. (Kat Cole, President): Cinnabon Inc., now synonymous with the cinnamon roll, is the most recognized sticky, gooey, sweet treat in America. These popular cinnamon rolls can be found in more than 770 franchised baked goods outlets.


The air schedule for the new season of UNDERCOVER BOSS is as follows:


  • Friday, Nov. 2: Modell’s Sporting Goods (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
  • Friday, Nov. 9: Tilted Kilt (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
  • Friday, Nov. 16: Cinnabon INC. (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)


Additional companies and airdates will be announced at a later date.


With the return of UNDERCOVER BOSS on Nov. 2, CSI: NY will move to the 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT time period beginning this Friday, Oct. 12. MADE IN JERSEY has been pulled from the schedule.


UNDERCOVER BOSS earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program in 2012.  Each week, the series follows a different executive as they leave the comfort of their corner office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their companies.  While working alongside their employees, they see the effects their decisions have on others, where the problems lie within their organizations and get an up-close look at both the good and the bad while discovering and rewarding the unsung heroes who make their companies run.


UNDERCOVER BOSS is produced by Studio Lambert, Ltd.  Stephen Lambert, Eli Holzman and Chris Carlson are executive producers.

  • John A

    Still how is Mob Doctor not cancelled by now. 0.9 on a monday is a joke for FOX. CBS dont tolerate MIJ 0.8 on a friday.

  • The End

    @John A

    How do you know it’s not cancelled? You never know. Fox may be holding out for a little longer to see if the ratings pick up. Typically when something is cancelled the numbers drop further.

  • Dan

    @John A – Fox didn’t want the first cancellation but I;m sure it will be pulled after November 5.

    @The End – The numbers have been terrible and wont pick up even after baseball ends. Fox is just delaying the inevitable. They didn’t have a cancellation last fall and they don;t want one now. Its possible when Fringe takes a break (After 7 episodes November 16) that Mob Doctor will air there in Fridays but its just speculation.

  • Honey Badger

    As the Cancellation Bear has been turned loose, I am predicting a feast of cancellations in the next week

    What does everybody think?
    What are your predictions?

    At NBC
    Animal Practice
    Up All Night
    Guys With Kids
    At CBS
    At Fox
    The Mob Doctor
    At ABC
    Private Practice
    666 Park Avenue
    Last Resort

  • tahina

    Only a handful of good shows this fall..economy? Not surprised with MIJ cancelled. Maybe Lifetime or USA destined?

  • xwiseguyx

    Partners didn’t bleed again last Monday so expect it to stick around if the numbers don’t go any lower…

  • The End


    I suppose you’re right there.

  • Honey Badger

    As the Cancellation Bear has been turned loose, I am predicting a feast of cancellations in the next week

    I predict the networks will cancel a lot of shows before the November Sweeps. Most of the network ratings are really dropping and they cannot afford to have low rated shows dragging them down during November Sweeps.

    As ratings equal revenue, the low rated shows are costing the networks a lot of money

  • AniMatsuri

    Damn. There goes the CBS all NY city programing block Friday. ;)

  • rob60990

    This should have been announced Monday. When will CBS pull the plug on Partners?

  • Emily

    so does this mean fox can finally kill the mob doctor?

  • Fakeem

    Partners may grow as the season continues. I stopped watching the 1st episode after less than a minute. Didn’t watch the second, but saw some of the 3rd and it wasn’t that bad.

    With comedies, sometimes you have to grow into it, like “Cheers”.

  • RyanCanada

    @Jeff (Canada) i hope your watching Grimm live lol

  • madbengalsfan85

    @ Emily…Yes it does!

  • Kent

    Well thank you CBS for making my Friday night even more packed and insanely hard to watch the three shows I enjoy the most on Friday. With CSI: NY moving to the 9:00pm-10:00pm time slot, I will have to choose between it, Grimm, and Nikita. >.<

  • Dan

    @rob60990 – Not soon, CBS wont have 2 fall cancellations this year (They havent in 6 years) and they aren’t going to kill their only new monday comedy. I feel that Partners may be this seasons A Gifted Man, though I wouldnt be shocked if CBS pulled it, its not going to happen anytime soon. Undercover Boss is the new Rules of Engagement.

  • Dan

    @Kent – CSI NY’s move back to 9pm was expected and inevitable. CBS initally tried to bridge the gap between CSI NY and Blue Bloods likely because they didn’t want a freshman show leading off the night or ending it. Undercover Boss airing at 8 is the best solution becuase 9pm Fridays is more competitive than 8 and CSI NY leads seamlessly into Blue Bloods.

  • Mon

    Good decision CBS.

    If Undercover Boss only has 13 episodes, then it’s likely its finale will be around March, together with CSI: NY (18 episodes) so by April CBS has 2 holes to fill in on Friday. I can’t imagine putting these two shows on hiatus again because it didn’t work last season (see series lows last May).

  • Dan

    @Mon – Its possible Undercover Boss could have anywhere from 13-16 episodes or even more. With reality shows like that they can always order more episodes to fill the schedule as needed. CBS has Golden Boy for Midseason so they could always air that early (February or March) to get 13 episodes in through May. Their spring schedule isn’t as crowded as it used to be and with Made in Jersey cancelled and Undercover Boss back, CBS has more room. CBS should order 2 more episodes of CSI NY so the series will have 20 episodes for the season and 200 total.

  • Dan

    CBS’s Undercover Boss seems like Fox’s Kitchen Nightmares, always available, always cheap and always good for fridays.

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