Last spring, CBS trialed special celebrity editions of “Undercover Boss.”
This spring, the network is moving forward with a complete season of the celebrity-themed show.
Whereas the original series involves executives going undercover to learn about the innerworkings of their companies, the celebrity version generally finds disguised stars interacting with talented people in their professional fields.
“Imagine if your idol could walk a mile in your shoes, recognize your special ability and change your life forever? This is what you’ll see this season on the celebrity edition of UNDERCOVER BOSS – along with state-of-the-art disguises, trickier undercover situations – and the greatest payoffs yet,” said Greg Goldman, executive producer of the new series.
The season premieres on May 11. Ahead of that launch, CBS revealed the first four celebrity guests. Episode previews follow:
FRIDAY, MAY 11 (Season Premiere)
Gabby Douglas – Two-time U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team member, three-time Olympic Gold medalist, a two-time New York Times bestselling author and one of the most celebrated Olympic gymnasts of all time. Douglas goes undercover to discover incredibly gifted gymnasts and coaches.
FRIDAY, MAY 18
Idina Menzel – Tony Award-winning iconic Broadway star and multi-platinum recording artist and actress, who is celebrated for singing “Let It Go,” the international phenomenon from the animated feature film “Frozen.” Mendel goes undercover to find Broadway’s next amazing talents.
FRIDAY, MAY 25
Bethany Mota – YouTube sensation and author with more than 12.7 million subscribers and over one billion views, who is one of the most powerful and inspiring voices in social media. Mota goes undercover to identify up-and-coming YouTube talent.
FRIDAY, JUNE 1
Deion Sanders – Pro Football Hall of Famer, eight-time Pro Bowler, two-time Super Bowl champion and current NFL Network analyst who was one of the most electrifying athletes in the NFL and MLB. Sanders goes undercover to find amazing football coaches.