List of Undercover Boss (American TV series) episodes

Undercover Boss is an American 2010 reality television series, based on the British series of the same name. The first episode of the first season premiered on February 7, 2010, after Super Bowl XLIV, and featured Bob O'Donnell, President and Chief Operating Officer of Waste Management, Inc. On March 9, 2010, CBS announced it had renewed Undercover Boss for a second season.[1][2] On July 28, 2010, CBS announced four company executives had signed up for the second season of Undercover Boss, the executives are from NASCAR, DirecTV, Chiquita Brands International and Great Wolf Lodge, Inc.[3] The Choice Hotels CEO, Steve Joyce, was the first boss for the second season of the show on September 26, 2010. On March 27, 2011, CBS officially renewed Undercover Boss for a third season. On May 18, 2011, CBS then announced that it would be holding the show for a mid-season replacement to premiere Sunday January 15, 2012, with an undetermined number of episodes.[4] The third season premiered on January 15, 2012. The fourth season premiered on November 2, 2012.[5] The fifth season premiered on September 27, 2013.[6] The sixth season premiered on December 14, 2014.[7] The eighth season premiered on December 21, 2016.

As of January 27, 2020, 115 episodes of Undercover Boss have aired.


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
19February 7, 2010 (2010-02-07)April 11, 2010 (2010-04-11)
222September 26, 2010 (2010-09-26)May 1, 2011 (2011-05-01)
313January 15, 2012 (2012-01-15)May 11, 2012 (2012-05-11)
417November 2, 2012 (2012-11-02)May 17, 2013 (2013-05-17)
515September 27, 2013 (2013-09-27)March 14, 2014 (2014-03-14)
613December 14, 2014 (2014-12-14)February 20, 2015 (2015-02-20)
712December 20, 2015 (2015-12-20)May 22, 2016 (2016-05-22)
810December 21, 2016 (2016-12-21)May 19, 2017 (2017-05-19)
94January 8, 2020 (2020-01-08)January 27, 2020 (2020-01-27)
10TBAOctober 2, 2020 (2020-10-02)TBA


Season 1 (2010)Edit

No. in
No. in
Title Boss Original air date
11"Waste Management"Lawrence O'Donnell IIIFebruary 7, 2010 (2010-02-07)
Lawrence O'Donnell, President and COO of Waste Management,[8] works alongside his employees, cleaning porta-potties, sorting waste at one of their recycling plants, collecting garbage from a landfill and even being fired for the first time in his life. O'Donnell's mission is to garner an up-close look at his company and workforce to see how and where improvements can be made from both an operational and morale standpoint.
22"Hooters"Coby G. BrooksFebruary 14, 2010 (2010-02-14)
When Coby G. Brooks, President and CEO of Hooters,[9] goes undercover in his own company, he finds himself struggling to keep up in a fast-paced kitchen and is later forced to take immediate action when a restaurant manager steps out of line.
33"7-Eleven"Joseph DePintoFebruary 21, 2010 (2010-02-21)
Joseph DePinto, President and CEO of 7-Eleven,[10] goes undercover and discovers that a corporate policy is not being put into effect. Later on, a delivery driver's approach to life opens the undercover boss' eyes.
44"White Castle"Dave RifeFebruary 28, 2010 (2010-02-28)
Dave Rife, Owner & Executive Board Member of White Castle,[10] goes undercover in his own company where he accidentally ruins thousands of hamburger buns after mishandling equipment in one of his bakeries, and also discovers low morale among his employees at a local factory.
55"Churchill Downs"William C. CarstanjenMarch 14, 2010 (2010-03-14)
Bill Carstanjen, President & COO of Churchill Downs, goes undercover at his own racetracks.[10] This however, proves difficult, as he is afraid of horses.
66"GSI Commerce"Michael G. RubinMarch 21, 2010 (2010-03-21)
Michael G. Rubin, Chairman, President and CEO of GSI Commerce, the e-commerce giant behind numerous top U.S. retailers, goes undercover in his own company, where he discovers that rushing through a task can result in injury to others, and that his packing and shipping skills are not up to company standards.
77"Herschend Family Entertainment"Joel ManbyMarch 28, 2010 (2010-03-28)
Joel Manby, President and CEO of Herschend Family Entertainment, a leader in the world of family theme parks and attractions, goes undercover. One of his employees says his dream job is CEO and correctly names Joel as the CEO, but does not recognize him.
88"Roto-Rooter"Rick L. ArquillaApril 4, 2010 (2010-04-04)
President and COO of Roto-Rooter Rick L. Arquilla goes undercover in his own company and finds himself overwhelmed with emotion while working alongside several employees who force him to reflect on his past as well as his future legacy as the boss of their company.
99"1-800-Flowers"Chris McCannApril 11, 2010 (2010-04-11)
Chris McCann, COO of 1-800-Flowers goes undercover in his own company where he discovers misconceptions about the brand. (His brother, James McCann, makes a cameo appearance but his identity is not concealed.)

Season 2 (2010–11)Edit

No. in
No. in
Title Boss Original air date
101"Choice Hotels"Steve JoyceSeptember 26, 2010 (2010-09-26)
Steve Joyce, President and CEO of Choice Hotels, goes undercover facing jobs of managing the front desk, cleaning rooms and working with the maintenance crew to find the problems facing his company.
112"Great Wolf Resorts"Kimberly K. SchaeferOctober 3, 2010 (2010-10-03)
Kim Schaefer, CEO of Great Wolf Resorts, decides to go undercover, attempting numerous jobs at her chain of Lodges and discovers problems in the workplace.
123"DirecTV"Mike WhiteOctober 10, 2010 (2010-10-10)
Mike White, CEO of DirecTV, decides to go undercover, attempting the numerous jobs at his chain including working on the roof and inside the office and discovers problems in the workplace.
134"Frontier Airlines"Bryan BedfordOctober 17, 2010 (2010-10-17)
While working undercover on the company's front lines, Frontier Airlines CEO Bryan Bedford cleans a plane's lavatory, contributes to a flight's late departure and discovers how pay cuts are impacting employees' lives.
145"NASCAR"Steve PhelpsOctober 24, 2010 (2010-10-24)
Steve Phelps, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer for NASCAR, goes undercover with one of the sport's pit crews and also struggles to keep pace working alongside a grounds crew preparing for the Coke Zero 400.
156"Chiquita Brands International"Fernando AguirreOctober 31, 2010 (2010-10-31)
The CEO of Chiquita Brands International goes undercover and works as a farm worker who picks the fruit for sale.
167"Chicago Cubs"Todd RickettsNovember 7, 2010 (2010-11-07)
While working undercover for his team, Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts did jobs including cleaning bathrooms, parking cars (managing to keep his identity secret even after a fan recognized him), operating the manual scoreboard, and selling hot dogs at Wrigley Field.
178"Lucky Strike Lanes"Steven FosterNovember 14, 2010 (2010-11-14)
Steven Foster goes undercover in his company as the Lucky Strike Lanes mascot.
189"Subway"Don FertmanNovember 21, 2010 (2010-11-21)
Don Fertman, the Chief Development Officer of Subway, goes undercover in his company as a sandwich artist.
1910"ABM Industries"Henrik SlipsagerDecember 5, 2010 (2010-12-05)
The President and CEO of ABM Industries (Henrik Slipsager), which provides janitorial, engineering, parking and security services; takes a journey within his own corporation.
2011"Johnny Rockets"John FullerDecember 12, 2010 (2010-12-12)
John Fuller, President and CEO of Johnny Rockets, one of the nation's largest chains of retro-themed restaurants, goes undercover to work in a restaurant for the first time in his career. During his undercover stint, he fails his first taste test when tasked with preparing one of the company's signature hamburgers, and also panics when he thinks his cover has been blown.
2112"Norwegian Cruise Line"Kevin SheehanJanuary 2, 2011 (2011-01-02)
Kevin Sheehan, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, one of the largest cruise lines, goes undercover and works on the ships Norwegian Epic and Pride of America. He thinks it will be a piece of cake until he actually tries and he realizes he has some changes to make. He is nearly outed by one of his employees.
2213"UniFirst"Ronald CroattiJanuary 9, 2011 (2011-01-09)
The CEO of UniFirst, one of North America's largest workwear and textile services companies, goes undercover to clean and repair uniforms.
2314"Belfor"Sheldon YellenJanuary 16, 2011 (2011-01-16)
The CEO of Belfor, the largest home restoration company in the world, goes undercover to clean and repair homes. Along the way he becomes emotional and purposely blows his cover to an employee.
2415"Mack Trucks"Denny SlagleFebruary 20, 2011 (2011-02-20)
The CEO of Mack Trucks, part of Volvo Group — the second largest manufacturer of trucks in the world, goes undercover and works at the assembly plants, and secretly sends his wife undercover at a facility where he believes he will likely be recognized.
2516"City of Cincinnati"Mark L. MalloryMarch 6, 2011 (2011-03-06)
The mayor of Cincinnati goes undercover working as a mechanic and a sanitation worker.
2617"United Van Lines"Rich McClureMarch 13, 2011 (2011-03-13)
The CEO of United Van Lines, Rich McClure goes undercover in his company.
2718"MGM Grand"Scott SibellaMarch 20, 2011 (2011-03-20)
Scott Sibella, the President and COO of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, goes undercover in his company.
2819"Synagro"Bill MassaMarch 27, 2011 (2011-03-27)
Bill Massa, the President and CEO of Synagro, goes undercover in his company.
2920"Baja Fresh"David KimApril 10, 2011 (2011-04-10)
David Kim, the CEO of Baja Fresh, goes undercover in his company.
3021"BrightStar Care"Shelly SunApril 17, 2011 (2011-04-17)
Shelly Sun, the co-founder and CEO of BrightStar Care, goes undercover in her company - her husband J.D., the company's head of franchise development, does one undercover assignment as well.
3122"University of California, Riverside"Chancellor Timothy WhiteMay 1, 2011 (2011-05-01)
Timothy White, the Chancellor of University of California, Riverside (UCR), goes undercover in his University.

Season 3 (2012)Edit

No. in
No. in
Title Boss Original air date
321"Diamond Resorts International"Stephen J. CloobeckJanuary 15, 2012 (2012-01-15)
Stephen J. Cloobeck, Chairman and CEO of Diamond Resorts International, goes undercover at his resorts.
332"The Dwyer Group"Dina Dwyer-OwensJanuary 22, 2012 (2012-01-22)
Dina Dwyer-Owens, Chairwoman and CEO of The Dwyer Group, goes undercover in her company. The Dwyer Group provides plumbing services, electrical work, auto glass repairs, and landscaping services.
343"Kendall-Jackson"Rick TignerJanuary 29, 2012 (2012-01-29)
Rick Tigner, President of Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, goes undercover in his luxury wine company.
354"Checkers and Rally's"Rick SilvaFebruary 17, 2012 (2012-02-17)
Checkers and Rally's CEO Rick Silva works undercover at his burger chain; in his first assignment, Silva is so disgusted by the abusive manner in which the general manager treats his employees that he reveals his true identity and shuts down the restaurant until further notice.
365"American Seafoods"Bernt BodalFebruary 24, 2012 (2012-02-24)
American Seafoods CEO Bernt Bodal works undercover at his company.
376"Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen"Lynne ZapponeMarch 2, 2012 (2012-03-02)
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Chief Talent Officer Lynne Zappone works undercover at her restaurants.
387"Oriental Trading Company"Sam TaylorMarch 9, 2012 (2012-03-09)
Oriental Trading Company CEO Sam Taylor works undercover at his company.
398"Yankee Candle"Harlan KentMarch 30, 2012 (2012-03-30)
Yankee Candle Company CEO Harlen Kent works undercover at his company's retail stores and packaging center.
409"TaylorMade Golf Company"Mark KingApril 6, 2012 (2012-04-06)
CEO Mark King goes inside every department of his company TaylorMade Golf.
4110"Budget Blinds"Chad HallockApril 13, 2012 (2012-04-13)
CEO and co-founder of Budget Blinds Chad Hallock goes undercover as an ex-artist named Tom. He works as a blinds builder and a blinds hanger, but has a hard time at both.
4211"Philly Pretzel Factory"Dan DiZioApril 27, 2012 (2012-04-27)
CEO of the Philly Pretzel Factory Dan DiZio goes undercover in his company. He makes and delivers pretzels. However, at one franchise, he may have a hard time staying undercover.
4312"Fastsigns"Catherine MonsonMay 4, 2012 (2012-05-04)
CEO and President Catherine Monson goes undercover at Fastsigns.
4413"MasTec"José MasMay 11, 2012 (2012-05-11)
MasTec CEO Jose Mas goes undercover and receives an explosive surprise.

Season 4 (2012–13)Edit

No. in
No. in
Title Boss Original air date
451"Modell's Sporting Goods"Mitchell ModellNovember 2, 2012 (2012-11-02)
Modell's Sporting Goods's CEO Mitchell Modell goes undercover in his own company.
462"Tilted Kilt"Ron LynchNovember 9, 2012 (2012-11-09)
Tilted Kilt's President Ron Lynch goes undercover in his Celtic themed sports bar and restaurant chain.
473"Cinnabon"Kat ColeNovember 16, 2012 (2012-11-16)
Kat Cole, President of Cinnabon, the most recognized cinnamon roll brand with over 770 franchised outlets, goes undercover in her company.
484"Diamond Resorts International"Stephen J. CloobeckNovember 30, 2012 (2012-11-30)
Cloobeck goes back undercover (the first executive to make a second appearance on the show), this time focusing on properties that Diamond Resorts International acquired from Pacific Monarch Resorts when the latter declared bankruptcy.
495"PostNet"Steven J. GreenbaumDecember 6, 2012 (2012-12-06)
PostNet co-founder Steven J. Greenbaum goes undercover to examine the integrity of his company.
506"Mood Media"Lorne AbonyJanuary 4, 2013 (2013-01-04)
Mood Media CEO Lorne Abony works undercover at his company.
517"Kampgrounds of America"Jim RogersJanuary 11, 2013 (2013-01-11)
Kampgrounds of America CEO Jim Rogers works undercover at his company.
528"Moe's Southwest Grill"Paul DamicoJanuary 18, 2013 (2013-01-18)
Moe's Southwest Grill president Paul Damico works undercover at his company.
539"Boston Market"Sara BittorfFebruary 1, 2013 (2013-02-01)
Boston Market Chief Brand Officer Sara Bittorf works undercover at her company - and is driven to blow her cover and fire a customer-hating employee.
5410"O'Neill"Toby BostFebruary 22, 2013 (2013-02-22)
O'Neill CEO Toby Bost goes undercover to follow his company's clothing from production to sale.
5511"Squaw Valley"Andy WirthMarch 8, 2013 (2013-03-08)
President and CEO Andy Wirth goes undercover at his Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts; Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley hosts the ersatz reality show Wirth is supposedly appearing on.
5612"Fatburger"Andy WiederhornApril 5, 2013 (2013-04-05)
Fatburger CEO Andy Wiederhorn works undercover at his restaurants.
5713"ADT"Tony WellsApril 12, 2013 (2013-04-12)
ADT security services Chief Marketing and Customer Officer Tony Wells works undercover at his company.
5814"Retro Fitness"Eric CasaburiApril 26, 2013 (2013-04-26)
Retro Fitness CEO Eric Casaburi works undercover at his franchised full service fitness centers, and encounters a rude employee who is later fired.
5915"Orkin"John WilsonMay 3, 2013 (2013-05-03)
John Wilson, President and Chief Operating Officer of Rollins Inc., the parent company for Orkin, works undercover at his company.
6016"Epic Employees"N/AMay 10, 2013 (2013-05-10)
Employees who were featured in previous episodes discuss how the series has impacted their lives.
6117"Epic Bosses"N/AMay 17, 2013 (2013-05-17)
Bosses from past episodes discuss how the series impacted their lives.

Season 5 (2013–14)Edit

No. in
No. in
Title Boss Original air date
621"Twin Peaks"Randy DewittSeptember 27, 2013 (2013-09-27)
Randy DeWitt, co-founder and CEO of sports bar and grill chain Twin Peaks, goes undercover posing as a contestant on a reality TV competition who wants to win money to start his own business; at his second stop, former Hooter's CEO (and Undercover Boss participant) Coby Brooks - now a Twin Peaks franchisee - poses as an obnoxious customer so DeWitt can see how the employees react.
632"Loehmann's"Steven NewmanOctober 4, 2013 (2013-10-04)
Steven Newman, CEO of Loehmann's department stores, goes undercover posing as an aspiring entrepreneur in a reality TV contest who is trying to win money to start up his own firm.
643"Donatos Pizza"Jane Grote AbellOctober 11, 2013 (2013-10-11)
Jane Grote Abell, Chairwoman of Donatos Pizza and daughter of the company's founder, goes undercover posing as a contestant on a reality TV show who is trying to win money to open her own restaurant.
654"Buffets, Inc."Anthony WedoOctober 18, 2013 (2013-10-18)
Anthony Wedo, President and CEO of buffet restaurant organisation Buffets, Inc., goes undercover posing as a construction worker taking part in a reality TV competition to win money to start up his own firm.
665"Menchie's"Amit KleinbergerOctober 25, 2013 (2013-10-25)
Amit Kleinberger, CEO and co-owner of frozen yogurt chain Menchie's, goes undercover in his own firm posing as a participant in a reality TV contest who is trying to win money to fund and develop a new business.
676"Alfred Angelo"Paul QuentelNovember 1, 2013 (2013-11-01)
Paul Quentel, President of Alfred Angelo, the second largest bridal retailer in the U.S., goes undercover in his own company posing as a personal trainer who is competing in a reality TV show to win money to start his own business.
687"Family Dollar"Mike BloomNovember 8, 2013 (2013-11-08)
Mike Bloom, President and COO of discount retail chain Family Dollar, goes undercover posing as a contestant on a reality TV competition who is trying to win money to open his own bar.
698"Dutch Bros. Coffee"Travis BoersmaNovember 15, 2013 (2013-11-15)
Travis Boersma, co-founder and President of Dutch Bros. Coffee, the largest privately owned drive-through coffee shop chain in the U.S., goes undercover posing as a reality TV show contestant who is trying to win money to open a restaurant.
709"Busted!"Eric CasaburiNovember 22, 2013 (2013-11-22)
Ex-undercover boss Eric Casaburi brings together six former participants in the series who were either 'busted', 'nearly busted' or 'self-busted' while working in disguise among their own employees.
7110"Massage Heights"Shane EvansDecember 13, 2013 (2013-12-13)
Shane Evans is COO and co-founder of Massage Heights, one of the biggest massage therapy chains in North America. She goes undercover posing as a participant in a reality TV contest who is trying to win money to fund her own business.
7211"Mohegan Sun"Bruce "Two Dogs" BozsumJanuary 17, 2014 (2014-01-17)
Bruce 'Two Dogs' Bozsum is Chairman of the Board of Mohegan Sun, a Native American gaming and entertainment empire owned and operated by the Mohegan tribe of Connecticut.
7312"Hudson News Group"Joe DiDomizioJanuary 31, 2014 (2014-01-31)
Joe DiDomizio is President and CEO of Hudson Group, a travel retailer that operates newsstands, bookshops, cafés and speciality stores in 70 airports and other transportation terminals throughout North America.
7413"Utah Jazz"Greg MillerFebruary 28, 2014 (2014-02-28)
Greg Miller, CEO of the Larry H Miller Group of Companies and co-owner of National Basketball Association team the Utah Jazz, goes undercover posing as a competitor in a reality television contest who is aiming to win a dream job.
7514"Undercover Employee"Amit Kleinberger, Randy Dewitt, and Steven J. GreenbaumMarch 7, 2014 (2014-03-07)
Three former undercover bosses, wanting to take a second look at their companies, send one of the employees they worked with to do their own undercover assignment. The bosses featured were Kleinberger (CEO and co-owner of frozen yogurt chain Menchie's), Dewitt (co-founder and CEO of sports bar and grill chain Twin Peaks), and Greenbaum (co-founder and CEO of PostNet); much to the CEO's amusement, Greenbaum's employee is not only recognized, but shown a YouTube clip from his original appearance on the show.
7615"Sky Zone"Jeff PlattMarch 14, 2014 (2014-03-14)
Jeff Platt, President and CEO of entertainment and fitness business Sky Zone, a chain of indoor trampoline parks, goes undercover in his own company posing as a contestant on a reality TV competition who is trying to win an action-adventure holiday.

Season 6 (2014–15)Edit

No. in
No. in
Title Boss Original air date U.S. viewers
(in millions)
771"True Value"John HartmannDecember 14, 2014 (2014-12-14)8.92[11]
John Hartman, the President and CEO of True Value, goes undercover to learn more about how his company and his employees operate.
782"Mayor of Pittsburgh"Bill PedutoDecember 21, 2014 (2014-12-21)8.19[12]
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto goes undercover as a municipal worker and finds himself working in different departments undertaking various tasks and responsibilities. One employee (who stated that he did not vote for him in the past election) recognizes him and he is forced to reveal his true identity to the employee.
793"Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill"Doug GullerDecember 28, 2014 (2014-12-28)9.18[13]
NOTE: This episode has been one of the most controversial and poorly received in the show's history – one Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill employee was fired for not wearing a bikini while another employee was "rewarded" with an offer of breast augmentation; CBS came under heavy criticism for allowing the episode to air. After its initial airing, the Bikinis locations in Arlington and Richardson, Texas along with 10 other company-owned locations still in operation were shuttered and rebranded by parent company ATX Brands as Gino's East Pizzeria. By the end of 2015, all Bikinis stores except the downtown Austin location ceased operating under that brand.
804"Maaco"Jose CostaJanuary 2, 2015 (2015-01-02)8.61[14]
Jose finds an employee who is cutting corners (who later confessed that he was ordered to do so from past Maaco managers revealing that McDonaldization is being practiced), one war veteran who needs to work out in the cold because of poor facilities and one who goes the extra mile.
815"Phenix Salon Inc"Gina RiveraJanuary 9, 2015 (2015-01-09)8.59[15]
Gina Rivera, Founder and President of Phenix Salons INC., a franchise which offers independent salon and business professionals the opportunity to own and operate their own luxury salon suites, goes undercover to see if it will color her perception of how the company is running.
826"EmpireCLS"David SeelingerJanuary 16, 2015 (2015-01-16)8.35[16]
David Seelinger, Chairman and CEO of EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services, a luxury chauffeured transportation leader that provides services in more than 700 cities worldwide, goes undercover to see if his company is running smoothly.
837"Rocket Fizz"Robert PowellsJanuary 23, 2015 (2015-01-23)8.42[17]
Robert Powells, President and Co-Founder of The Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shops, the largest candy and soda shop franchise in America, embarks on an emotional journey to discover what keeps his candy shops sweet.
848"Forman Mills"Rick FormanJanuary 25, 2015 (2015-01-25)8.80[18]
Rick Forman, Founder and CEO of Forman Mills Inc., one of the fastest-growing discount clothing outlets in the country, discovers some defects in his organization.
859"Stella & Dot"Jessica HerrinJanuary 30, 2015 (2015-01-30)8.13[19]
Jessica Herrin, CEO and Founder of Stella & Dot, a leading global direct sales company with its own boutique-style jewelry and accessories line, goes on an undercover journey to discover the real gems working within her company.
8610"Armando Montelongo"Armando MontelongoFebruary 6, 2015 (2015-02-06)7.84[20]
Armando Montelongo goes undercover in his business. He disguised himself as an electrician, a seminar student, and a call center employee "to see what keeps his real estate investment company on solid ground" and make sure nothing untoward is going on
8711"Gigi's Cupcakes"Gigi ButlerFebruary 13, 2015 (2015-02-13)8.53[21]
Gigi Butler goes undercover at several of her locations and is not prepared for some of what she sees.
8812"Peavey Electronics"Courtland GrayFebruary 15, 2015 (2015-02-15)6.46[22]
NOTE: At the end of this episode, it was revealed that, four months after production, Plant 3 (Peavey Electronics's main manufacturing facility, where Gray was undercover) would be significantly downsized. One featured employee (Thresa) was laid off, while another (Mike, who actually recognized Gray) was upset since he had another offer but was convinced to remain with Peavey, and now was unable to accept the previous offer.
8913"Vivint"Todd PedersenFebruary 20, 2015 (2015-02-20)7.93[23]
Vivint CEO Todd Pedersen accidentally blows his cover on his first job by introducing himself by his first name.

Season 7 (2015–16)Edit

No. in
No. in
Title Boss Original air date U.S. viewers
901"Buffalo Wings & Rings"Nader MassadehDecember 20, 2015 (2015-12-20)7.51[24]
Buffalo Wings & Rings CEO Nader Masadeh goes undercover to find out how his blossoming franchise is going in hopes of more expansion. Along the way he finds good employees and one bully who needs to be dealt with.
912"Nestlé Toll House Café"Shawnon BellahDecember 27, 2015 (2015-12-27)7.89[25]
No-nonsense COO Shawnon Bellah goes undercover to make sure the future of Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip remains sweet, but she experiences a sugar crash when she fails to meet her own customer service requirements.
923"Shopper's World"Sam DusheyJanuary 3, 2016 (2016-01-03)7.99[26]
When President and CEO Sam Dushey goes undercover at Shoppers World to ensure he's filling the shoes of his grandfather who founded his company in the 1930s, he's shocked to find a security-deficient store in which shoplifters are walking away with his merchandise.
934"Muscle Maker Grill"Tim M. BettsJanuary 8, 2016 (2016-01-08)6.93[27]
As Tim M. Betts, the new chairman of Muscle Maker Grill, goes undercover, Rod Silva, the high-energy founder of the company, secretly gives Betts ongoing commentary as he observes the action via a live video feed.
945"YESCo (Young Electric Sign Company)"Jeffrey S. YoungJanuary 15, 2016 (2016-01-15)6.50[28]
Jeffrey S. Young, co-owner of YESCO, a custom electric sign company that fabricates, installs and provides service for signs, electronic display systems and lighting, has to face his fear of heights when tasked with changing a light high above downtown Chicago.
956"Gerber Group"Scott GerberJanuary 22, 2016 (2016-01-22)7.94[29]
Scott Gerber, Principal and CEO of Gerber Group, a hospitality industry leader with 14 chic hotel bar and restaurant venues, including Whiskey Park, Whisky Blue and The Roof, goes undercover to meet his employees who keep the party going.
967"Marco's Pizza"Bryon StephensJanuary 29, 2016 (2016-01-29)7.26[30]
Bryon Stephens, President and COO of Marco's Pizza, the nation's fastest-growing pizza franchise with nearly 700 locations in 35 states, goes undercover to meet the employees who rake in the "dough" for his company.
978"4 Wheel Parts"Greg AdlerFebruary 5, 2016 (2016-02-05)6.75[31]
Greg Adler, President and CEO of 4 Wheel Parts, the global leader in truck, Jeep, SUV and off-road tires, wheels, lift kits and accessories, goes undercover to meet the employees who keep his company on the right track.
989"Hamburger Mary's"Ashley & Brandon WrightMay 15, 2016 (2016-05-15)5.74[32]
Identical twin brothers Ashley and Brandon Wright, co-owners of Hamburger Mary's, a flamboyant franchise of LGBT-friendly restaurants that serve gourmet burgers and cocktails, along with drag shows and nightly entertainment, each work undercover as the other watches via a live video feed.
9910"United Real Estate Group"Dan DuffyMay 20, 2016 (2016-05-20)4.06[33]
Dan Duffy, the CEO of United Real Estate Group, a real estate franchise serving residential metropolitan markets and idyllic lifestyle and investment markets, goes undercover to meet the employees who close the deals at his company.
10011"Wienerschnitzel"Cynthia Galardi CulpepperMay 22, 2016 (2016-05-22)4.88[34]
Cynthia Galardi-Culpepper, CEO and Chairperson of Wienerschnitzel, the world's largest hot dog chain with more than 330 locations throughout the U.S., Panama and Guam, struggles to pull her weight as just another link in the chain.
10112"Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill"Lowell HawthorneMay 22, 2016 (2016-05-22)3.89[34]
Lowell Hawthorne, President and CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, goes undercover at the family-owned manufacturer, distributor and franchisor of Caribbean-inspired cuisine with 120 locations and products in 20,000 supermarkets, and discovers some of the chefs don't have the company's official recipes.

Season 8 (2016–17)Edit

No. in
No. in
Title Boss Original air date U.S. viewers
1021"Build-A-Bear Workshop"Sharon Price JohnDecember 21, 2016 (2016-12-21)5.90[35]
Sharon Price John, President and CEO, Build-A-Bear Workshop, a worldwide experiential retail company which gives guests an opportunity to make their own customizable stuffed animal, goes undercover and learns that building bears isn't all child's play.
1032"Mayor of Gary, Indiana"Karen Freeman-WilsonDecember 21, 2016 (2016-12-21)5.37[35]
Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary, Indiana, goes undercover as a municipal employee in her own city.
1043"New York & Company"Greg ScottDecember 28, 2016 (2016-12-28)6.27[36]
Greg Scott, CEO New York & Company, a women's fashion retailer designing on-trend, versatile, affordable collections that are available in over 480 domestic stores and on their ecommerce site, goes undercover to work alongside the people who keep his company "en vogue".
1054"Painting with a Twist"Renee MaloneyJanuary 4, 2017 (2017-01-04)6.41[37]
Renee Maloney, co-founder and CFO of Painting with a Twist, the nation's first and leading paint-and-sip franchise where guests come together to experience a unique night out that includes friends, paint and the option to BYOB, goes undercover to meet the people who make her company a masterpiece.
1065"AdvantaClean"Jeff DudanJanuary 11, 2017 (2017-01-11)6.08[38]
Jeff Dudan, CEO and Founder of AdvantaClean, a Light Environmental Service franchise company that helps make homes clean, safe, healthy and energy efficient, gets down and dirty while tackling masses of mold in a water-damaged kitchen and in a tight, dark crawl space beneath another client's home.
1076"The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf"John FullerJanuary 18, 2017 (2017-01-18)5.83[39]
John Fuller, the new president and CEO of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, one of the world's largest independent and privately owned specialty coffee and tea retailers, born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, goes undercover to meet the employees who keep his company brewing. Fuller previously went undercover in season two when he was the CEO of Johnny Rockets.
1087"Taco Bueno"Mike RoperApril 28, 2017 (2017-04-28)5.31[40]
Michael Roper, president and CEO of Taco Bueno, a high quality Tex-Mex chain founded in Abilene, Texas in 1967, with more than 175 restaurants, goes undercover to be certain everything at his company is "bueno."
1098"Associa"John CaronaMay 5, 2017 (2017-05-05)5.04[41]
John Carona, founder and CEO of Associa, the leader in community association management for more than 37 years that oversees the day-to-day operations of over 9,000 HOAs and condominiums and protects the property value of 5 million owners' homes, goes undercover to meet the employees who keep his company's foundation strong.
1109"Celebrity Undercover Boss: Darius Rucker"Darius RuckerMay 12, 2017 (2017-05-12)5.47[42]
Musician Darius Rucker travels to Austin, Texas, where he goes undercover to run an open mic night, work as a roadie, and walk the city's famous Sixth Street in search of a talent.
11110"Celebrity Undercover Boss: Marcus Samuelsson"Marcus SamuelssonMay 19, 2017 (2017-05-19)5.00[43]
Internationally acclaimed chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson goes undercover to find and mentor new culinary talent. During his mission, he discovers some gifted aspiring chefs at a public cooking class, a culinary institute, a high-end food truck, and a soup kitchen.

Season 9 (2020)Edit

No. in
No. in
Title Boss Original air date U.S. viewers
1121"Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar"Brandon Landry & Drew BreesJanuary 8, 2020 (2020-01-08)4.25[45]
Brandon Landry, Founder, Co-Owner and CEO of Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar goes undercover as a Dock Supervisor. Drew Brees, the company's co-owner, finds it hard work when he goes undercover as a Kitchen Porter. Landry travels to Lafayette, Louisiana to experience life as an Assistant Manager in one the company's top performing branches.[44]
1132"Anytime Fitness"Stacy AndersonJanuary 15, 2020 (2020-01-15)4.38[47]
Stacy Anderson, Brand President of Anytime Fitness, the world's largest and fastest-growing fitness franchise travels to Lebanon, Indiana, and goes undercover as a gym manager. In Roswell, Georgia, Anderson experiences the work of a Franchise Owner. Anderson visits their Tipton, Indiana gym and poses as a Personal Trainer.[46]
1143"Dippin’ Dots"Scott FischerJanuary 22, 2020 (2020-01-22)4.43[49]
Scott Fischer, CEO, of ice cream snack company Dippin’ Dots goes undercover in Paducah, Kentucky (home of Dippin’ Dots) on the production line at one of the company's manufacturing plants. Next Fischer works as a Warehouse Operator. In Louisville, Kentucky Fischer works as a supervisor at Kentucky Kingdom. Finally, Fischer works as an Events Server in Richmond, California.[48]
1154"Clean Harbors"Alan McKimJanuary 27, 2020 (2020-01-27)3.43[51]
Alan McKim, founder and CEO, of Clean Harbors, America's largest hazardous waste disposal company goes undercover. McKim travels to the Safety-Kleen Oil Re-Refinery in East Chicago, Indiana. In South Plainfield, New Jersey McKim works as Field Tech and sees first hand how the company helped in the clean-up in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks in New York City. In Austwell, Texas McKim experiences the role of a natural disaster first responder. McKim concludes his undercover investigations in Braintree, Massachusetts as a company Truck Driver.[50]

Season 10 (2020)Edit

No. in
No. in
Title[52] Boss Original air date U.S. viewers
1161"TGI Fridays"Ray BlanchetteOctober 2, 2020 (2020-10-02)TBD
Ray Blanchette, CEO of TGI Fridays goes under cover in the kitchen and behind the bar to cook up extra business at two locations.
1172"Bowlero"TBAOctober 9, 2020 (2020-10-09)TBD


  1. ^ "CBS renews 'Undercover Boss' for second season". The Live Feed. March 9, 2010. Archived from the original on April 16, 2010. Retrieved May 21, 2010.
  2. ^ Fernandez, Maria-Elena (March 22, 2010). "The rewards of hanging with the 'Undercover Boss'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 8, 2010.
  3. ^ Serjeant, Jill (July 28, 2010). "NASCAR, DirecTV sign up for 'Undercover Boss' TV show". Reuters. Retrieved August 8, 2010.
  4. ^ "CBS Renew/Cancel Wrap: 'CM: Suspect Behavior,' 'Defenders,' 'Mad Love' Cancelled; 'CSI:NY,' 'CSI:Miami,' 'Blue Bloods,' 'Good Wife' Renewed". May 18, 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  5. ^ "'Made in Jersey' Pulled from CBS Schedule; 'Undercover Boss' Returns Friday, November 2 at 8PM". TV By the Numbers. Archived from the original on October 12, 2012. Retrieved October 10, 2012.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 17, 2013). "CBS Sets Fall 2013 Premiere Dates". Deadline Hollywood.
  7. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (November 4, 2014). "CBS Announces Premiere Dates for 'The Mentalist' Final Season & 'Undercover Boss'". Zap2it.
  8. ^ West, Latoya. "Undercover Boss Begins with Waste Management Boss Larry O'Donnell".
  9. ^ "Coby G. Brooks, Hooters President and CEO, Goes Undercover in the CBS Reality TV Series 'Undercover Boss' Airing February 14".
  10. ^ a b c "About Undercover Boss". CBS. Retrieved February 19, 2010.
  11. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (December 16, 2014). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Bob's Burgers' Adjusted Up; '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down + Final Football Ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  12. ^ Bibel, Sara (December 23, 2014). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'CSI' & '60 Minutes' Adjusted Up; 'Mulaney' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  13. ^
  14. ^ Bibel, Sara (January 7, 2015). "Friday Final Ratings: No Adjustments to 'Hawaii Five-0', 'Blue Bloods' or 'Undercover Boss'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  15. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (January 12, 2015). "Friday Final Ratings: No Adjustments to 'Hawaii Five-0', 'Cristela' or 'Glee'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  16. ^ Bibel, Sara (January 20, 2015). "Friday Final Ratings: 'Hawaii Five-0' Adjusted Up; No Adjustments to 'Constantine' or 'Glee'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  17. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (January 26, 2015). "Friday Final Ratings: 'Grimm' Adjusted Up; No Adjustment for 'Constantine' or 'Hart of Dixie'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  18. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (January 27, 2015). "Sunday Final Ratings: No Adjustment for 'Galavant', 'Revenge' or 'CSI'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
  19. ^ Bibel, Sara (February 2, 2015). "Friday Final Ratings: 'Grimm' & 'Hawaii Five-0' Adjusted Up; 'Cristela' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  20. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (February 9, 2015). "Friday Final Ratings: 'Hart of Dixie', 'Dateline', 'Shark Tank' & 'Masters of Illusion' Adjusted Up; 'Cristela' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  21. ^ Bibel, Sara (February 17, 2015). "Friday Final Ratings: 'Hawaii Five-0' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  22. ^ Bibel, Sara (February 18, 2015). "Sunday Final Ratings: No Adjustments to 'Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary', 'The Bachelor' or 'CSI' Finale". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  23. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (February 23, 2015). "Friday Final Ratings: No Adjustment to 'Cristela', 'Last Man Standing' or 'Glee'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  24. ^ Porter, Rick (December 22, 2015). "Sunday final ratings: 'Undercover Boss' adjusts up, Miss Universe adjusts down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
  25. ^ Porter, Rick (December 30, 2015). "Sunday final ratings: 'Sunday Night Football' stays low, 'Undercover Boss' steady". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  26. ^ Porter, Rick (January 6, 2016). "Sunday final ratings: 'Undercover Boss' adjusts up, premieres stay low". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  27. ^ Porter, Rick (January 11, 2016). "Friday final ratings: 'Hawaii Five-0' adjusts up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  28. ^ Porter, Rick (January 19, 2016). "Friday final ratings: 'Reign' and 'Dr. Ken' adjust down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  29. ^ Porter, Rick (January 25, 2016). "Friday final ratings: 'Blue Bloods,' 'Reign' and 'Masterchef Junior' hold at season highs". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  30. ^ Porter, Rick (February 1, 2016). "Friday final ratings: 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Originals' and everything else unchanged". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  31. ^ Porter, Rick (February 8, 2016). "Friday final ratings: 'Sleepy Hollow' everything else holds". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 8, 2016.
  32. ^ Porter, Rick (May 17, 2016). "Sunday final ratings: 'Once Upon a Time' finale, everything else hold". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 17, 2016.
  33. ^ Porter, Rick (May 23, 2016). "Friday final ratings: 'Shark Tank' finale adjusts up, 'Originals' and 'Masters of Illusion' adjust down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  34. ^ a b Porter, Rick (May 24, 2016). "Sunday final ratings: Billboard Awards, 'Simpsons' finale, 'Undercover Boss' adjust up; 'AFV' and 'Bordertown' finales adjust down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 24, 2016.
  35. ^ a b Porter, Rick (December 22, 2016). "'Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas' adjusts down: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  36. ^ Porter, Rick (December 30, 2016). "'Chicago PD' rerun adjusts up, 'Goldbergs' rerun adjusts down: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  37. ^ Porter, Rick (January 6, 2017). "'Lethal Weapon,' 'Modern Family' and 'Criminal Minds' adjust up: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  38. ^ Porter, Rick (January 12, 2017). ""The Goldbergs" and 'Speechless' adjust up: wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  39. ^ Porter, Rick (January 20, 2017). "'Black-ish' adjusts down slightly: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  40. ^ Porter, Rick (May 1, 2017). "'Hawaii Five-0,' 'First Dates' and everything else unchanged: Friday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  41. ^ Porter, Rick (May 8, 2017). "'Blue Bloods' finale adjusts up: Friday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  42. ^ Porter, Rick (May 15, 2017). "'Shark Tank finale, '48 Hours: NCIS' adjust up; 'Originals' and 'Reign' adjust down: Friday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  43. ^ Porter, Rick (May 22, 2017). "'Undercover Boss' adjusts up, 'Originals' and 'Reign' adjust down: Friday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  44. ^ "Undercover Boss - Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar". Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  45. ^ Welch, Alex (January 9, 2020). "'Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time' adjusts up: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  46. ^ "Anytime Fitness Featured on 'Undercover Boss'". Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  47. ^ Welch, Alex (January 16, 2020). "'The Goldbergs,' 'Criminal Minds,' everything else unchanged: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  48. ^ "Dippin' Dots Featured on 'Undercover Boss'". Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  49. ^ Welch, Alex (January 24, 2020). "'Chicago Med,' 'Criminal Minds,' all others hold: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 24, 2020.
  50. ^ "Clean Harbors is Featured on 'Undercover Boss'". Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  51. ^ Welch, Alex (January 28, 2020). "'The Bachelor,' '9-1-1: Lone Star,' everything else unchanged: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 28, 2020.
  52. ^ "UNDERCOVER BOSS (CBS)". The Futon Critic. September 24, 2020.

External linksEdit