W Network launches “Be the Boss Canada”

The eight-episode series will see two employees from a particular company competing to win a huge promotion, and unbeknownst to them, their own franchise.
May 2, 2013

Corus Entertainment’s W Network is launching Be the Boss Canada, a new competition series slated to premiere in June.

Exec produced by Thomas Howe and with producers from Undercover Boss Canada also on board, the series gives employees at national franchises an opportunity to rise through the ranks and become a boss through a series of head-to-head challenges.

The series will follow two outstanding employees from a particular company , who think they are going through a week-long series of challenges to win a huge promotion. Unbeknownst to the competitors, they are also battling to win their own franchise.

“Louder and fiercely competitive, Be The Boss Canada is a perfect extension of Undercover Boss Canada. This new series offers an emotional and intensely entertaining insider’s view into a once in a lifetime career competition,” said Corus Entertainment VP original programming, lifestyle, reality factual entertainment Vibika Bianchi in a statement.

Companies on board so far for the series are Pizza Pizza, featured in the series premiere, Anytime Fitness and Pita Pit, with three more companies to be announced at a later date.

Be The Boss Canada is based on the format from Studio Lambert, part of the All3Media group of companies.

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