Be the Boss – A competition-based series that pits two employees of a franchise-based company in the battle of a lifetime – with the chance to become the owner of their very own franchise – to, in success, become their own boss.
In each episode, the CEO summons two deserving candidates to the company headquarters and subsequently puts them through a series of challenges to test their mettle at being in a senior management role. Both employees battle to prove they should earn the promotion, but they’re in for the shock of their lives when they discover that an even greater opportunity is ultimately at stake – the keys to their very own franchise! With franchise fees often running into the hundreds of thousands and sometimes even exceeding one million dollars, this show offers one of the largest prizes in all of television… and the promotion goes to the runner-up!
Iconic American companies featured in the first season include Complete Nutrition, Auntie Anne’s, Signal 88 Security, Molly Maid, Jazzercise and The Melting Pot.
In the premiere episode a former beauty pageant queen battles a country-singing Marine for a promotion at an up-and-coming sports nutrition chain. After the competition turns personal, the winner is rewarded with keys to their very own store.
Producer: Studio Lambert
TX: 2nd December 2012
Source: A&E press release