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'Does Someone Have To Go?' At FOX

Just when you thought reality television couldn't sink much lower, FOX is scraping the bottom of the barrel.

Under the revamped title Does Someone Have To Go?, the network is resurrecting a modified version of its controversial unscripted project previously called Someone's Gotta Go, described as "Survivor meets The Office" in its first go-round.

Does Someone Have To Go?

Originally given a pilot order in 2009, the premise of the show was that small businesses struggling amid the recession would let their employees decide who should be laid off. When FOX filmed the pilot, the network drew criticism for being insensitive to the millions of Americans who had lost their jobs due to recession-related layoffs and did not pick it up to series.

Now nearing a four-episode order, the concept is being brought back with a few tweaks to its format. Rather than featuring companies suffering from economic hardship, the focus will be on dysfunctional businesses who—presumably, in the eyes of the programming geniuses behind this project—are deserving of their financial ruin. Employees will still have the responsibility of voting on which poor soul will be terminated, but in keeping with the title change, they may also choose not to fire anybody.

Yeah, like that's gonna happen. Is anyone else disturbed by this idea? In an unpredictable economy, workers paranoid about losing their jobs will conspire against each other to determine who gets a pink slip. How close are we to just tossing them in a pit and letting them fight to the death?


Details
Show:
- Someone's Gotta Go
Network:
- FOX

Written by: Chrononaut
Sep 22nd, 2012, 1:40 pm

Anonymous

Message Posted On Jun 20th, 2013, 11:25 am
I'm glad I don't work for scab companies like this. The do nothing people in charge should be let go!
Anonymous

Message Posted On Jun 19th, 2013, 10:47 pm
Hmm, interesting - I found it very thoughtful and brought out the fact that honesty is always the best policy. When they talked to the one guy and he changed, that was awesome - it is possible (if no one had ever told him) that he had no idea how he was coming across to people. The assistant that was fired was too big for her britches - she was athe assistant not the boss. You want to be a boss get another job, which it sounds like she did and is doing well. I was amazed when the owner left instead of taking his 30 days, but it is wonderful that he realized his personality style and that it would hamper his daughter and the business if he stayed. Yes, there were some negative folks and comments, but it opened up an avenue to discuss situations freely which is so often lacking in the workplace. It is sad that it took a TV program to bring it all to light, but you have to admit (I would think) that most management truly has no idea what is happening in the ranks and/or how to deal with it. I'll be watching again (probably as long as I agree with the outcome :-) what the heck, I'm human, too!
IdahoKat

Message Posted On Jun 13th, 2013, 1:00 pm
Personally, as a retiree, I am disgusted by this show! There will ALWAYS be personality clashes at any workplace and for people to take them on TV, to air their dirty laundry in front of the whole world? It's like I said, disgusting! I guess these so called 'bosses' have never heard of arbitration, but it's been around for a damn long time! That one show with the business called DFX, where the young girl, just starting out in life and business was fired, because of one obviously jealous and vindictive witch called Tiffany Ludwig, was horrible.. God forbid she decides she doesn't like anyone else there, they'll soon go the same way! And none of those people seemed to take into consideration how difficult, with this on her resume, it will be for her to get a new job! Just damn glad I don't work there and, Ludwig, what goes around, comes around!
Anonymous

Message Posted On May 9th, 2013, 5:59 am
My cousin-in-law is IN the 5/23 premiere! She still has her job :) I wish my company would let us make changes...but instead of firing someone, force them to be re trained!!!
Anonymous

Message Posted On May 3rd, 2013, 10:31 am
Sounds good. I'll watch it!!
mcpherson

Level 3 (36%)
Since: 15/Feb/12
Message Posted On Sep 23rd, 2012, 8:24 am

Yeah, this is pretty low. I feel like reality TV is about to supernova. 

rtruell

Level 1 (36%)
Since: 17/Apr/12
Message Posted On Sep 23rd, 2012, 7:31 am

<sigh> Being fired was *so* not what I first thought of when I saw the title of this article :-)

 

Anonypuss

Message Posted On Sep 23rd, 2012, 4:06 am
Perfectly epitomizes the naked contempt FOX executives direct towards the vast, overwhelming majority of people out there, wherever.
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