From Finsec’s blog, …the gossip:
Fox TV is taking television to a new low with a new show with the working title Someone’s Gotta Go. The show will make ‘entertainment’ out of job cuts, with staff being able to vote for who should lose their job. The employees will have access to internal company information budgets, HR files, salaries etc in order to help them make their decision.
Commentators are describing it as the anti-Apprentice rather than get a job, the chosen one loses the job they had, with Fox sweetening the deal with a small severance payout for the laid off worker. Think we’ll stick with Dancing with the Stars!
We’ve always known that some of the narratives behind our TV entertainment are deeply ideological, but this one takes the cake.