Celebrities are used to transforming into other people for acting roles, but in this hidden-camera series the famous people transform themselves in an attempt to trick unsuspecting fans and friends. The celebs have prosthetics applied so they can go out and see what people really think of them when they're -- seemingly -- not around. Lil' Kim, Anthony Anderson, Kim Kardashian, Ice-T and Coco are among the celebrities who go under cover to be able to go out in public inconspicuously. But the famous people aren't just in front of the cameras. The show's executive producers include talk show host Wendy Williams, who gets transformed herself, going under cover as a member of her studio audience in one episode.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Celebrities Undercover - Undercover Boss - Netflix
Undercover Boss is a television franchise series created by Stephen Lambert and produced in many countries. It originated in 2009 on the British Channel 4. The show’s format features the experiences of senior executives working undercover in their own companies to investigate how their firms really work and to identify how they can be improved, as well as to reward hard-working employees.
Celebrities Undercover - Format - Netflix
Each episode features a high-ranking executive or the owner of a corporation going undercover as an entry-level employee in his or her own company. The executives alter their appearance and assume an alias and fictional back-story. The fictitious explanation given for the accompanying camera crew is that the executives are being filmed as part of a documentary about entry-level workers in a particular industry, or a competition with another individual with the winner getting a job with the company. They spend approximately one to two weeks undercover (one week being the norm in some editions, such as the U.S. version, and two weeks in some other versions, such as the Australian edition), working in various areas of their company's operations, with different parts and in most cases a different location each day. They are exposed to a series of predicaments with amusing results, and invariably spend time getting to know the people who work in the company, learning about their professional and personal challenges. At the end of their time undercover, the executives return to their true identity and request the employees they worked with individually to travel to a central location—often corporate headquarters. The bosses reveal their identity, and reward hard-working employees through promotion, or financial rewards; while other employees are given training, better working conditions, or, in extreme cases, termination.
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