W Network greenlights 30 new episodes of Undercover Boss Canada

Corus Entertainment’s W Network is pleased to announce that its hit series from Alliance Films, Undercover Boss Canada has been renewed for 30 additional episodes.

Production is underway on the next 10 episodes, scheduled to air in Fall 2012. Season One of Undercover Boss Canada averaged a weekly audience of 545,000 (2+) and reached an episode high of 617,000.

The series averaged a weekly audience of 144,000 for Women 25-54, making it the third highest rated program on specialty this broadcast year.

“Undercover Boss Canada has proven to be a ratings winner. The series started off strong and continued to build momentum week after week,” said Vibika Bianchi, Vice President, Original Programming, Lifestyle, Reality, Factual Entertainment, Corus Entertainment. “The CEO’s compelling journeys and stories from frontline workers truly resonated with viewers on many levels.”

“The upcoming FedEx episode embodies all that Undercover Boss Canada  is about, and I am enormously proud of what our team has accomplished with this series so far. We truly believed that Canadians would respond not only to seeing how these companies and their employees would interact, but to what they discover about each other and the entire experience,” said Thomas Howe, Executive Producer. “We are extremely grateful to all those who have participated and look forward to learning about many more Canadian companies and their unsung heroes.”

Audiences won’t want to miss the final episode of Undercover Boss Canada featuring FedEx Canada’s CEO Lisa Lisson who goes undercover to learn more about the challenges her frontline workers face. At just 42, Lisa is juggling the demands of a high level job and raising four children as a single mother. She knows all too well how important work life balance is. She meets a career courier on the frontlines whose personal hardships hit close to home. The final episode of Undercover Boss Canada airs Thursday, April 5 at 9 p.m. To view a sneak peek, please visit wnetwork.com/undercoverboss.

Viewers can catch up on the entire first season of Undercover Boss Canada when all 10 episodes air back-to-back on Good Friday (Friday, April 6), beginning at 6 a.m.

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