TV Bites: Meet Joe Garbage Man, Your After Super Bowl Entertainment
· How will CBS cap off its Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, the most watched television event of the year? With a new reality show called Undercover Boss. It's an odd move to fill the best time slot of the year with a series premiere, but the Tiffany Network is confident that drunk viewers will enjoy seeing top executives go undercover in entry-level jobs at their own companies. White Castle, 7-Eleven, Waste Management and Hooters will take part in the reality experiment. [THR]
Jeff Probst contemplates death, ABC invests in awkward situations, and more TV Bites after the jump.
· Patrick Stewart, better known as Star Trek's Capt. Jean-Luc Picard will be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. [Sci Fi Wire]
· Survivor host Jeff Probst has checked another item off of his bucket list: selling CBS on a reality series about people completing tasks on their bucket list. The pilot will air Thursday, January 28 and is being retitled since its working moniker Live Like You're Dying was a little too depressing. Viewers can only hope that CBS ponies up the extra production costs so that its contestants can enjoy a Hong Kong prostitute and candid discussions about their past atop an Egyptian Pyramid à la Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. [THR]
· British humorist Danny Wallace is joining the ABC family with a hybrid comedy series based on Wallace's upcoming book Awkward Situations for Men. Men will follow Wallace's character "as he moves to the U.S. with his wife, only to discover that his everyday behavior clashes with American values and gets him into trouble." [THR]
· More big news for CBS and Jeff Probst: the next season of Survivor, slated to begin Thursday, February 11 will feature a "Heroes vs. Villains" format which brings back the show's most memorable and IRS-avoidant players. [TV Guide]