CBS Pulls ‘The Job’ After Two Episodes

"The Job" host Lisa Ling (David M. Russell/CBS)

CBS is firing “The Job,” pulling it from the schedule after just two episodes aired.

The new midseason show has been benched, according to The Futon Critic, with episodes of “Undercover Boss” returning to its Fridays at 8/7c time slot effective immediately.

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“The Job” delivered a mere 3.37 million viewers and a 0.7 rating in the adults 18-49 demo in its second airing this past Friday. That was a decline from the premiere episode, which drew 4.12 million viewers and a 0.9 18-49 rating.

It’s unknown at this time if the six remaining episodes of “The Job” will air.

The latest reality competition from Mark Burnett (“Survivor,” “The Apprentice”), and hosted by Lisa Ling, “The Job” gave employment candidates the opportunity to meet with executives from some of the country’s top companies in the “interview of their lives,” in which they compete in a series of elimination challenges to try and get hired.

Despite the inspiring tone of the show, the job-hunting premise may have hit a little too close to home for the many Americans dealing with the harsh reality of the current economy and unemployment rate, and viewers may have passed over “The Job” for more escapist fare.

The First Two Episodes of “The Job” Are Available Here

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