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After just two episodes, the contestants and producers of CBS’ The Job are out of a job. The low-rated reality show was pulled by the network on Monday.
The Job was scheduled to air on Fridays at 8 p.m. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show’s first episode of Feb. 8 drew just 4.1 million viewers and a 0.9 18-49 rating, which is low even for a Friday show. The next week, it dropped again, drawing just 3.4 million viewers and a 0.7 18-49 rating.
The show was produced by Mark Burnett (Survivor) with Embassy Row and Sony Pictures Television. Michael Davies and James Sunderland co-executive produced with Burnett. Lisa Ling hosted the show.
The Job was supposed to be a feel good program, giving unemployed contestants a shot at their dream job. Eight episodes were produced and it’s not clear if the other six will ever air.
According to The Wrap, CBS will replace it with Undercover Boss starting this week.
Every network seems to have an Achilles heel timeslot and CBS is no different. The network has struggled to find a show to put on at 8 p.m. before CSI: New York and Blue Bloods. This season, the network had tried a new lawyer drama, Made in Jersey, but that show also lasted just two episodes. Ironically, both episodes of Made in Jersey performed better than The Job.