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. 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. 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. The third season premiered on January 15, 2012. The fourth season premiered on November 2, 2012. The fifth season premiered on September 27, 2013. The sixth season premiered on December 14, 2014. The eighth season premiered on December 21, 2016.
As of May 19, 2017,[update] 111 episodes of Undercover Boss have aired, concluding the eighth season.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||9||February 7, 2010||April 11, 2010|
|2||22||September 26, 2010||May 1, 2011|
|3||13||January 15, 2012||May 11, 2012|
|4||17||November 2, 2012||May 17, 2013|
|5||15||September 27, 2013||March 14, 2014|
|6||13||December 14, 2014||February 20, 2015|
|7||12||December 20, 2015||May 22, 2016|
|8||10||December 21, 2016||May 19, 2017|
Season 1 (2010)Edit
|Title||Boss||Original air date|
|1||1||"Waste Management"||Lawrence O'Donnell III||February 7, 2010|
|Lawrence O'Donnell, President and COO of Waste Management, 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.|
|2||2||"Hooters"||Coby G. Brooks||February 14, 2010|
|When Coby G. Brooks, President and CEO of Hooters, 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.|
|3||3||"7-Eleven"||Joseph DePinto||February 21, 2010|
|Joseph DePinto, President and CEO of 7-Eleven, 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.|
|4||4||"White Castle"||Dave Rife||February 28, 2010|
|Dave Rife, Owner & Executive Board Member of White Castle, 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.|
|5||5||"Churchill Downs"||William C. Carstanjen||March 14, 2010|
|Bill Carstanjen, President & COO of Churchill Downs, goes undercover at his own racetracks. This however, proves difficult, as he is afraid of horses.|
|6||6||"GSI Commerce"||Michael G. Rubin||March 21, 2010|
|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.|
|7||7||"Herschend Family Entertainment"||Joel Manby||March 28, 2010|
|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.|
|8||8||"Roto-Rooter"||Rick L. Arquilla||April 4, 2010|
|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.|
|9||9||"1-800-Flowers"||Chris McCann||April 11, 2010|
|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
|Title||Boss||Original air date|
|10||1||"Choice Hotels"||Steve Joyce||September 26, 2010|
|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.|
|11||2||"Great Wolf Resorts"||Kimberly K. Schaefer||October 3, 2010|
|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.|
|12||3||"DirecTV"||Mike White||October 10, 2010|
|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.|
|13||4||"Frontier Airlines"||Bryan Bedford||October 17, 2010|
|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.|
|14||5||"NASCAR"||Steve Phelps||October 24, 2010|
|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.|
|15||6||"Chiquita Brands International"||Fernando Aguirre||October 31, 2010|
|The CEO of Chiquita Brands International goes undercover and works as a farm worker who picks the fruit for sale.|
|16||7||"Chicago Cubs"||Todd Ricketts||November 7, 2010|
|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.|
|17||8||"Lucky Strike Lanes"||Steven Foster||November 14, 2010|
|Steven Foster goes undercover in his company as the Lucky Strike Lanes mascot.|
|18||9||"Subway"||Don Fertman||November 21, 2010|
|Don Fertman, the Chief Development Officer of Subway, goes undercover in his company as a sandwich artist.|
|19||10||"ABM Industries"||Henrik Slipsager||December 5, 2010|
|The President and CEO of ABM Industries (Henrik Slipsager), which provides janitorial, engineering, parking and security services; takes a journey within his own corporation.|
|20||11||"Johnny Rockets"||John Fuller||December 12, 2010|
|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.|
|21||12||"Norwegian Cruise Line"||Kevin Sheehan||January 2, 2011|
|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.|
|22||13||"UniFirst"||Ronald Croatti||January 9, 2011|
|The CEO of UniFirst, one of North America's largest workwear and textile services companies, goes undercover to clean and repair uniforms.|
|23||14||"Belfor"||Sheldon Yellen||January 16, 2011|
|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.|
|24||15||"Mack Trucks"||Denny Slagle||February 20, 2011|
|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.|
|25||16||"City of Cincinnati"||Mark L. Mallory||March 6, 2011|
|The mayor of Cincinnati goes undercover working as a mechanic and a sanitation worker.|
|26||17||"United Van Lines"||Rich McClure||March 13, 2011|
|The CEO of United Van Lines, Rich McClure goes undercover in his company.|
|27||18||"MGM Grand"||Scott Sibella||March 20, 2011|
|Scott Sibella, the President and COO of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, goes undercover in his company.|
|28||19||"Synagro"||Bill Massa||March 27, 2011|
|Bill Massa, the President and CEO of Synagro, goes undercover in his company.|
|29||20||"Baja Fresh"||David Kim||April 10, 2011|
|David Kim, the CEO of Baja Fresh, goes undercover in his company.|
|30||21||"BrightStar Care"||Shelly Sun||April 17, 2011|
|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.|
|31||22||"University of California, Riverside"||Chancellor Timothy White||May 1, 2011|
|Timothy White, the Chancellor of University of California, Riverside (UCR), goes undercover in his University.|
Season 3 (2012)Edit
|Title||Boss||Original air date|
|32||1||"Diamond Resorts International"||Stephen J. Cloobeck||January 15, 2012|
|Stephen J. Cloobeck, Chairman and CEO of Diamond Resorts International, goes undercover at his resorts.|
|33||2||"The Dwyer Group"||Dina Dwyer-Owens||January 22, 2012|
|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.|
|34||3||"Kendall-Jackson"||Rick Tigner||January 29, 2012|
|Rick Tigner, President of Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, goes undercover in his luxury wine company.|
|35||4||"Checkers and Rally's"||Rick Silva||February 17, 2012|
|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.|
|36||5||"American Seafoods"||Bernt Bodal||February 24, 2012|
|American Seafoods CEO Bernt Bodal works undercover at his company.|
|37||6||"Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen"||Lynne Zappone||March 2, 2012|
|Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Chief Talent Officer Lynne Zappone works undercover at her restaurants.|
|38||7||"Oriental Trading Company"||Sam Taylor||March 9, 2012|
|Oriental Trading Company CEO Sam Taylor works undercover at his company.|
|39||8||"Yankee Candle"||Harlan Kent||March 30, 2012|
|Yankee Candle Company CEO Harlen Kent works undercover at his company's retail stores and packaging center.|
|40||9||"TaylorMade Golf Company"||Mark King||April 6, 2012|
|CEO Mark King goes inside every department of his company TaylorMade Golf.|
|41||10||"Budget Blinds"||Chad Hallock||April 13, 2012|
|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.|
|42||11||"Philly Pretzel Factory"||Dan DiZio||April 27, 2012|
|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.|
|43||12||"Fastsigns"||Catherine Monson||May 4, 2012|
|CEO and President Catherine Monson goes undercover at Fastsigns.|
|44||13||"MasTec"||José Mas||May 11, 2012|
|MasTec CEO Jose Mas goes undercover and receives an explosive surprise.|
Season 4 (2012–13)Edit
|Title||Boss||Original air date|
|45||1||"Modell's Sporting Goods"||Mitchell Modell||November 2, 2012|
|Modell's Sporting Goods's CEO Mitchell Modell goes undercover in his own company.|
|46||2||"Tilted Kilt"||Ron Lynch||November 9, 2012|
|Tilted Kilt's President Ron Lynch goes undercover in his Celtic themed sports bar and restaurant chain.|
|47||3||"Cinnabon"||Kat Cole||November 16, 2012|
|Kat Cole, President of Cinnabon, the most recognized cinnamon roll brand with over 770 franchised outlets, goes undercover in her company.|
|48||4||"Diamond Resorts International"||Stephen J. Cloobeck||November 30, 2012|
|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.|
|49||5||"PostNet"||Steven J. Greenbaum||December 6, 2012|
|PostNet co-founder Steven J. Greenbaum goes undercover to examine the integrity of his company.|
|50||6||"Mood Media"||Lorne Abony||January 4, 2013|
|Mood Media CEO Lorne Abony works undercover at his company.|
|51||7||"Kampgrounds of America"||Jim Rogers||January 11, 2013|
|Kampgrounds of America CEO Jim Rogers works undercover at his company.|
|52||8||"Moe's Southwest Grill"||Paul Damico||January 18, 2013|
|Moe's Southwest Grill president Paul Damico works undercover at his company.|
|53||9||"Boston Market"||Sara Bittorf||February 1, 2013|
|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.|
|54||10||"O'Neill"||Toby Bost||February 22, 2013|
|O'Neill CEO Toby Bost goes undercover to follow his company's clothing from production to sale.|
|55||11||"Squaw Valley"||Andy Wirth||March 8, 2013|
|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.|
|56||12||"Fatburger"||Andy Wiederhorn||April 5, 2013|
|Fatburger CEO Andy Wiederhorn works undercover at his restaurants.|
|57||13||"ADT"||Tony Wells||April 12, 2013|
|ADT security services Chief Marketing and Customer Officer Tony Wells works undercover at his company.|
|58||14||"Retro Fitness"||Eric Casaburi||April 26, 2013|
|Retro Fitness CEO Eric Casaburi works undercover at his franchised full service fitness centers, and encounters a rude employee who is later fired.|
|59||15||"Orkin"||John Wilson||May 3, 2013|
|John Wilson, President and Chief Operating Officer of Rollins Inc., the parent company for Orkin, works undercover at his company.|
|60||16||"Epic Employees"||N/A||May 10, 2013|
|Employees who were featured in previous episodes discuss how the series has impacted their lives.|
|61||17||"Epic Bosses"||N/A||May 17, 2013|
|Bosses from past episodes discuss how the series impacted their lives.|
Season 5 (2013–14)Edit
|Title||Boss||Original air date|
|62||1||"Twin Peaks"||Randy Dewitt||September 27, 2013|
|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.|
|63||2||"Loehmann's"||Steven Newman||October 4, 2013|
|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.|
|64||3||"Donatos Pizza"||Jane Grote Abell||October 11, 2013|
|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.|
|65||4||"Buffets, Inc."||Anthony Wedo||October 18, 2013|
|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.|
|66||5||"Menchie's"||Amit Kleinberger||October 25, 2013|
|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.|
|67||6||"Alfred Angelo"||Paul Quentel||November 1, 2013|
|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.|
|68||7||"Family Dollar"||Mike Bloom||November 8, 2013|
|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.|
|69||8||"Dutch Bros. Coffee"||Travis Boersma||November 15, 2013|
|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.|
|70||9||"Busted!"||Eric Casaburi||November 22, 2013|
|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.|
|71||10||"Massage Heights"||Shane Evans||December 13, 2013|
|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.|
|72||11||"Mohegan Sun"||Bruce "Two Dogs" Bozsum||January 17, 2014|
|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.|
|73||12||"Hudson News Group"||Joe DiDomizio||January 31, 2014|
|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.|
|74||13||"Utah Jazz"||Greg Miller||February 28, 2014|
|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.|
|75||14||"Undercover Employee"||Amit Kleinberger, Randy Dewitt, and Steven J. Greenbaum||March 7, 2014|
|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.|
|76||15||"Sky Zone"||Jeff Platt||March 14, 2014|
|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
|Title||Boss||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|77||1||"True Value"||John Hartmann||December 14, 2014||8.92|
|John Hartman, the President and CEO of True Value, goes undercover to learn more about how his company and his employees operate.|
|78||2||"Mayor of Pittsburgh"||Bill Peduto||December 21, 2014||8.19|
|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.|
|79||3||"Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill"||Doug Guller||December 28, 2014||9.18|
|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.|
|80||4||"Maaco"||Jose Costa||January 2, 2015||8.61|
|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.|
|81||5||"Phenix Salon Inc"||Gina Rivera||January 9, 2015||8.59|
|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.|
|82||6||"EmpireCLS"||David Seelinger||January 16, 2015||8.35|
|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.|
|83||7||"Rocket Fizz"||Robert Powells||January 23, 2015||8.42|
|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.|
|84||8||"Forman Mills"||Rick Forman||January 25, 2015||8.80|
|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.|
|85||9||"Stella & Dot"||Jessica Herrin||January 30, 2015||8.13|
|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.|
|86||10||"Armando Montelongo"||Armando Montelongo||February 6, 2015||7.84|
|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|
|87||11||"Gigi's Cupcakes"||Gigi Butler||February 13, 2015||8.53|
|Gigi Butler goes undercover at several of her locations and is not prepared for some of what she sees.|
|88||12||"Peavey Electronics"||Courtland Gray||February 15, 2015||6.46|
|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.|
|89||13||"Vivint"||Todd Pedersen||February 20, 2015||7.93|
|Vivint CEO Todd Pedersen accidentally blows his cover on his first job by introducing himself by his first name.|
Season 7 (2015–16)Edit
|Title||Boss||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|90||1||"Buffalo Wings & Rings"||Nader Massadeh||December 20, 2015||7.51|
|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.|
|91||2||"Nestlé Toll House Café"||Shawnon Bellah||December 27, 2015||7.89|
|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.|
|92||3||"Shopper's World"||Sam Dushey||January 3, 2016||7.99|
|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.|
|93||4||"Muscle Maker Grill"||Tim M. Betts||January 8, 2016||6.93|
|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.|
|94||5||"YESCo (Young Electric Sign Company)"||Jeffrey S. Young||January 15, 2016||6.50|
|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.|
|95||6||"Gerber Group"||Scott Gerber||January 22, 2016||7.94|
|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.|
|96||7||"Marco's Pizza"||Bryon Stephens||January 29, 2016||7.26|
|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.|
|97||8||"4 Wheel Parts"||Greg Adler||February 5, 2016||6.75|
|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.|
|98||9||"Hamburger Mary's"||Ashley & Brandon Wright||May 15, 2016||5.74|
|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.|
|99||10||"United Real Estate Group"||Dan Duffy||May 20, 2016||4.06|
|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.|
|100||11||"Wienerschnitzel"||Cynthia Galardi Culpepper||May 22, 2016||4.88|
|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.|
|101||12||"Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill"||Lowell Hawthorne||May 22, 2016||3.89|
|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
|Title||Boss||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|102||1||"Build-A-Bear Workshop"||Sharon Price John||December 21, 2016||5.90|
|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.|
|103||2||"Mayor of Gary, Indiana"||Karen Freeman-Wilson||December 21, 2016||5.37|
|Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary, Indiana, goes undercover as a municipal employee in her own city.|
|104||3||"New York & Company"||Greg Scott||December 28, 2016||6.27|
|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".|
|105||4||"Painting with a Twist"||Renee Maloney||January 4, 2017||6.41|
|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.|
|106||5||"AdvantaClean"||Jeff Dudan||January 11, 2017||6.08|
|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.|
|107||6||"The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf"||John Fuller||January 18, 2017||5.83|
|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.|
|108||7||"Taco Bueno"||Mike Roper||April 28, 2017||5.31|
|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."|
|109||8||"Associa"||John Carona||May 5, 2017||5.04|
|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.|
|110||9||"Celebrity Undercover Boss: Darius Rucker"||Darius Rucker||May 12, 2017||5.47|
|Darius Rucker. 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.|
|111||10||"Celebrity Undercover Boss: Marcus Samuelsson"||Marcus Samuelsson||May 19, 2017||5.00|
|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.|
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