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Published at: April 11, 2010, 2:49 a.m. CST by hercules

I am – Hercules!!

My bold predicition for tonight’s season finale of “Undercover Boss”: An executive will learn his employees do hard work, then he’ll go to the lunchroom to hear about his supervisor’s pre-screened personal struggle, then he’ll help rectify that problem, then he’ll stand on a riser surrounded by balloons as dozens of people whose livelihoods he controls laugh and cheer him. Then “Cold Case” will come on. Tonight brings the season finale for “Undercover Boss.” When the reality hit resumes production, blue collar employees all over the United States will have to pretend they don’t know the middle-aged white guy they’re training – the one being followed by a camera crew – is their company’s CEO. So that should be fun. Nine weeks into its run “Undercover Boss” is still the most popular show on Sunday night. Two other reality shows, “Amazing Race” and “Celebrity Apprentice,” were tied for second:
Sunday 18-49 finals (prior Sunday finals in parentheses; repeats in gray): 4.0 (5.1) (4.4) (3.9) (2.1) (5.1) (4.8) (5.2) (16.2) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Undercover Boss 2.8 (3.9) (3.8) (3.0) (2.6) (3.2) (2.9) (2.8) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (3.7) (3.4) (3.7) (3.4) (3.5) (3.3) (3.4) (3.3) (3.3) (2.8) (3.4) The Amazing Race 2.8 (2.8) (2.6) (3.2) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Celebrity Apprentice 2.3 (2.6) (2.6) (2.4) (1.3) (2.4) (2.3) (2.1) (----) (----) (1.3) (2.4) (1.9) (1.6) (----) (----) (2.1) (2.2) (----) (2.1) (2.1) (1.7) (1.7) (1.8) (----) (1.9) (2.2) (2.1) Cold Case 2.3 (1.8) (2.0) (2.3) (----) (1.9) (2.5) (1.9) (----) (2.2) (2.5) (1.8) (3.3) (3.3) (----) (----) (3.1) (3.0) (3.0) (----) (3.7) (3.0) (3.3) (3.0) (3.0) (3.0) (3.4) (3.1) Extreme Makeover 2.2 (3.8) (3.5) (3.5) (2.8) (2.8) (3.2) (3.3) (1.3) (3.2) (----) (----) (----) (4.0) (2.5) (3.1) (3.8) (3.0) (4.4) (3.9) (4.2) (4.1) (----) (----) (4.2) (4.5) (5.1) (5.2) Family Guy 1.8 (1.9) (1.8) (2.0) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Minute To Win It 1.7 (2.8) (2.5) (----) (----) (2.3) (2.8) (2.4) (1.1) (2.2) (----) (----) (3.8) (3.3) (2.0) (2.8) (3.0) (----) (3.5) (3.3) (3.4) (3.2) (----) (----) (3.8) (3.9) (4.4) (4.9) Cleveland Show 1.4 (3.1) (2.9) (1.8) (0.9) (1.6) (1.8) (1.2) (----) (2.2) (1.2) (4.0) (1.5) (2.7) (2.9) (2.2) (3.6) (2.0) (2.6) (3.3) (2.2) (3.8) (2.2) (2.1) (3.2) (3.5) (2.2) (3.2) 60 Minutes 1.4 (1.9) (----) (1.9) (----) (2.2) (2.1) (1.9) (0.8) (2.3) (1.5) (1.7) (1.8) (2.7) (----) (1.7) (2.2) (2.0) (2.1) (1.8) (2.3) (2.0) (2.0) (2.3) (1.9) (2.2) (2.2) (----) AFH Videos 1.4 (2.7) (2.8) (2.5) (2.1) (2.3) (2.9) (2.6) (1.3) (2.4) (----) (----) (6.9) (4.0) (1.8) (3.8) (3.2) (2.5) (4.2) (3.3) (4.3) (----) (----) (----) (4.1) (3.7) (4.4) (4.3) The Simpsons 1.4 (2.0) (1.9) (2.1) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Sons of Tucson 1.2 (1.9) (2.2) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Life 1.1 (----) (----) (2.4) (----) (2.5) (2.5) (----) (----) (2.4) (----) (2.6) (3.5) (3.5) (----) (----) (----) (3.7) (2.9) (----) (3.2) (2.9) (3.3) (3.3) (3.2) (3.0) (3.2) (3.0) Brothers & Sisters 1.1 (----) (1.0) (1.2) (1.1) (1.1) (1.1) (1.1) (----) (0.9) (0.7) (1.1) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Ax Men 0.9 (0.9) (----) (----) (1.3) (----) (----) (----) (----) (0.9) (0.7) (----) (1.5) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Dateline 0.9 (1.1) (1.0) (1.1) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) The Pacific 0.7 (1.0) (0.9) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Gene Simmons 0.6 (0.7) (1.1) (0.8) (1.0) (1.1) (1.3) (----) (0.6) (0.9) (----) (----) (----) (----) (0.7) (-----) (-----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (-----) (0.6) (----) (0.8) (0.8) ‘Til Death 0.6 (0.7) (0.9) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Breaking Bad 0.5 (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Hoarding 0.5 (0.6) (0.6) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Kirstie Alley’s 0.5 (0.5) (0.4) (0.4) (----) (0.5) (0.4) (0.6) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Tool Academy 0.3 (0.3) (0.4) (0.4) (0.3) (0.4) (0.3) (0.3) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) How To Make It 0.2 (0.3) (0.2) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Kimora

* “Sons of Tucson” hit a new series low and Fox rewarded it with a swift cancellation. Tyler Labine had already signed on to a new pilot by the time he got the news. That’s not a joke. * HBO’s “Pacific” hit a series low last week with the episode about Leckie’s breakdown. Tonight’s episode begins with a glammed-up version of “Fringe’s” Anna Torv as a horny Hollywood actress, if that’s any incentive to tune in tonight. * “Breaking Bad” hit a new season low as well. At least it beat “Kirstie Alley’s Big Life.” * “Cold Case” slipped a hit but was still last Sunday’s top-rated scripted show.
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  • April 11, 2010, 2:42 a.m. CST

    What am I gonna do without Blogo???

    by Shermdawg

    Once Cyndi is fired, I'm quitting.

  • April 11, 2010, 2:47 a.m. CST

    I don't know if Burnett could pull it off, but...

    by Shermdawg

    Imagine if a future "celebrity" edition was comprised of former Survivor contestants. Hell, seeing how some of the cast of Heroes vs. Villians are on their third go around, you gotta figure, it's probably the end of the road for them, so you'd have some popular folks available that wouldn't have to worry about being blacklisted by CBS. I'd be all over that shit.

  • April 11, 2010, 2:54 a.m. CST

    Hope enough people watch Treme

    by SoupDragon

    Sunday nights are very crowded right now.

  • April 11, 2010, 4:35 a.m. CST

    do we think Jesse really didn't have any money?

    by BadMrWonka

    I love the scene, but it seems odd to me that he would rely on the off chance that someone wold accept the drugs as payment. what if it was a 60 year old dude behind the counter?<p>also, it seems unlikely that he literally put his very last dollar into the rolling meth lab. what's he gonna eat? he doesn't even have a chair in his house!<p>I would have liked some little nod to the fact that he just gave her the drugs for his own amusement, and to save a little cash. maybe as he's sitting down in the winnebago, we see him take a wad of cash out of his pocket and set it in the cup holder or something. that would solidify it.<p>so excited for Breaking Bad tonight!

  • April 11, 2010, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Who actually watches Undercover Boss?

    by FlandersBum

    It's exactly like Herc's recap every episode. It's as full of twists and turns as an episode of Extreme Makeover Home Edition....."hmm, I wonder if these poor down on their luck people will get their house and lives rebuilt?".

  • April 11, 2010, 6:32 a.m. CST

    Damn Herc, who pissed in your cornflakes?

    by thomasomalley

    Sounds to me like someone is bitter two shoes about Undercover Boss on a Sunday morning...

  • April 11, 2010, 10:11 a.m. CST

    The Pacific is...

    by Marshal_Lannes

    ...make or break tonight for a lot of viewers who have stuck with it so far...Just my .02.

  • April 11, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Sons of tuscon bombed last week..

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    because the rest of FOX sunday night lineup was repeats, and that was the only reason - people like myself who are big followeres of animation domination, just sort of left the tv on when SoT came on and had it as background noise while i got ready for bed. Last week no one tuned in because simpsons, cleveland and family guy were repeats<P>FOX was smart to cancel it, i just wish they didn't end American dad so early, it was the perfect caper for sunday nights<P>Also why no talkback for tonights family guy, not only is stan and francine from american dad on tonights episode, but Hank hill will also be on it, this site was gay for KotH, you'd think herc would be allover hankjs return tonight

  • April 11, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    concerning the pacific

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    I'm waiting untill the series is on bluray, i don't have HBO and i didn't feel like getting it just for the pacific. I figured i've waiting since like 2008 (when it started filming) for it, i can wait a few months longer and watch it all in one marathon on high def bluray

  • April 11, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Waiting on blu ray for The Pacific also

    by FlandersBum

    Not getting HBO just for that. And there's nothin much on HBO besides that appealing to me.

  • April 11, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Little concerned about BB

    by Manatee

    I thought it would stabilize, but the numbers keep falling. Guess I should be grateful to get 3 years when so many great shows have died after only one season.

  • April 11, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    pretty sure HBO is aware people are waiting for the DVD/Bluray o

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    it was orginally announced for june, but after someone at HBO realized subscriptions were down, they moved the release to fourth quarter 2010 (some are saying november time frame)<P>The fact is that HBO knows it will make it's money back on home video, but they delayed the relase in an attempt to try and get more subscribers of those who can't wait till november<P>The show is also all over the torrents, but i'd rather wait to watch it on high def.

  • April 11, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Undercover Boss was good....when the companies were interesting.

    by SydBarretsMyDad

    7-11, waste management, hooters......first three episodes had compelling recognizable companies to watch. They lost me with white castle, GSI, churchill downs, blah blah blah. I dont even bother once I find out which company is being profiled.

  • April 11, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    The Pacific looks pretty but the story is too

    by BeerIcecream

    jumbled and fragmented for me. Too many big jumps in time. Focusing on different characters from different units who don't really cross paths. At least Band of Brothers had the benefit of focusing on one company of soldiers.

  • April 11, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Do NOT miss tonight's BB

    by Harriet

    I got my eyeballs on a screener and #$%& me, it's frickin' awesome.

  • April 11, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Not even a naked Anna Torv

    by Cash907

    can save that pile of hot sick. The crappy acting and jumbled story are bad enough, but the depiction of the US soldier, especially in the last ep, was just too much bullshit for me to handle. I guess now that so many WWII vets are dead, it's ok to portray them as murderers and gun happy cowboys.

  • April 11, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    According to the grid above the 3rd ep of Breaking Bad was a sea

    by torontoxic

    Maybe I'm looking at it wrong?

  • April 11, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    oops it cut off

    by torontoxic

    nevermind. Breaking Bad and American Dad are on tonight.

  • April 11, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Anna Torv

    by optimus122

    Is in Pacific? :)

  • April 11, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Breaking Bad and Pacific and Treme

    by NudeandAroused

    Three great programs, my DVR will be on overdrive! A good evening for TV.

  • April 11, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Anna Torv?

    by Xiphos_2

    is that the broad from that shitty Fringe show that has a Sarah Jessica Parkeresque horse face?

  • April 11, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Jesse

    by mrschips

    Was he not looking into a bag of cash at the beginning? I know it's not the same duffel bag, but I'm assuming he had some 'mad cheddar' in there. Also: awesome scene I can't wait for tonight. I'm so paranoid I thought that chick pulled the silent alarm over him.

  • April 11, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    that was directed at..

    by mrschips

    madmrwonka. Obviously he has the money, and we all know it. durr.

  • April 11, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    BB

    by Mel_Gibsons_Nazi_Dad

    Fucking great. Can't wait for the shit to hit the fan with the cartel.

  • April 11, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Also

    by Mel_Gibsons_Nazi_Dad

    Loving the theme of acceptence and denial this season. Walt unable to accept he's the bad guy, while at the same time Jesse embraces it he's unable to accept and move on from Jane. And thats just one example.this show is amazing.

  • April 11, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Treme is a stupid title.

    by banditmania

  • April 11, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Breaking Bad is the best show on right now.

    by fiester

    Hands down. Last week's ending was a kick in the groin to Walter, and things are not looking better with those two creepy twin killers jonesing to hack him to pieces.

  • April 11, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    american dad is back tonight!

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    awesome, i had no idea untill i just saw an ad during the simpsons<P>also soeaking of FOx cancelling SoT, whats the word on human target? it's quickly become one of my favourite shows and i'm worried fox is going to be retarded and cancel it. Any insider info HErc on whats going on with human target

  • April 11, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    where the F was stan, francine and hank hill?

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    all 3 were supposed to be on tonights family guy in some cross over thing..WTF?

  • April 11, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Pacific

    by Amfpsych

    Is so bad. No characters you actually give a shit about and half the time I can't understand what they're saying. I keep waiting for it to get better but I think we're past the point of no return.

  • April 11, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST

    I don't think the Pacific is BAD

    by BizarroJerry

    But it does feel kind of mediocre. It is disjointed in comparison to Band of Brothers. It doesn't seem inaccurate with the war stuff (I'm assuming, anyway), but it's not letting us have a single narrative and follow these guys like Band of Brothers. It almost seems like the creators are trying to make it as much like BoB as they can, but they don't have the proper source material to do it. A show just about Leckie's or Sledge's experiences in the war may have been more appropriate, and not trying to echo BoB. The five or ten minute visit with Basilone felt like a Family Guy cutaway scene.

  • April 11, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Also...

    by BizarroJerry

    That Anna Torv was such a gyp! It was a sex scene, not a nude scene. And even if their was some nudity snuck in there, ya woulda had to freeze frame it to catch anything. Don't talk about some actresses taking it off and give us that. A well lit boobies scene woulda greatly helped the narrative qualities of the series.

  • April 11, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Breaking Bad

    by Jeff B Demented

    How can a TV show get better every season? It doesn't make sense.

  • April 11, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST

    apparently the KoTH/FG crossover was an april fools joke

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Fox released the press release on aril first apparently the whole thing was a prank

  • April 11, 2010, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Crossovers and Cameos

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    are Cooler when unannounced and/or unexpected.<br /><br />I remember when David Duchovny showed up as Mulder on an episode of THE LONE GUNMEN when he was barely showing up for THE X-FILES. It was just one scene but it was a cool thing to do.<br /><br />Willis and Schwarzenegger showing up in THE EXPENDABLES unannounced would have been cooler than featuring them in the trailer. I guess it's hard to keep anything a surprise in the age of the internet.

  • April 12, 2010, 1:07 a.m. CST

    mrschips at al.

    by BadMrWonka

    I know Jesse had some money, I just wish they'd shown it a little more clearly. that would have really solidified his character's complete transformation. <p> and remember, they figured that they had almost half a million each, minus what they owed Saul. Jesse bought a house for $400,000, set up the meth lab, had to pay Saul AGAIN...he may not have THAT much left. which is why I think he started cooking again, beyond just being "the bad guy". if he just wanted money, he'd go about convincing Walt to cook again. I think that's what this episode may be about. <p>and yeah, he looked into that bag, why not give us a shot of all the cash? just to slam it home. I'm all for subtlety, but you have to be clear too. technically, there is no way to prove that the director wasn't thinking that Jesse was broke, and the bag was empty. I doubt they want that to be ambiguous, because it'll be shown in the next episode anyway, so what's the point.<p>just a small nitpick for a usually perfect show.

  • April 12, 2010, 6:25 a.m. CST

    The Pacific.

    by mojoman69

    Ive been watching it, it dont sing to me the way that BOB did. And I served with the Marines. The best scenes have been with Wm Sadler as Chesty Puller. He was believable as a commander who while hard as nails, loved his Marines like sons.

  • April 12, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Not to worry

    by The McPoyle Clan

    Mad Men has shitty ratings as well. And it's probably a more expensive show to make, with the larger cast, Weiner's fee, and being shot in LA. MM and BB, both award winners and critical faves, have given AMC an identity. They're not going anywhere.<br><br>As for the rest of Sunday night, the gotcha! boss show may be insipid, but not as vapid as the "follow the D-list around" type shows. And good to see the unpleasant, and to no surprise, unsportsmanlike lesbian couple get flicked on TAR as well.

  • April 12, 2010, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Xiphos_2

    by optimus122

    You're a complete idiot

  • April 12, 2010, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Tom Hanks torpedoed The Pacific

    by rainbowtrout1265

    Tom Hanks really got the thing off to a rocky start with his "the soldiers were racist" comments, which became the focal point, rather than the show itself. Then the series got off to a rather slow start and when the fictional Days of our Lives soap opera episode came, that caused people to just give up.

  • April 12, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Fictional episode?

    by BizarroJerry

    Was that relationship with the Aussie made up? I know Leckie's book is the basis for some of this. Did they create that romance for the show?

  • April 12, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Breaking Bad is slipping

    by v1cious

    The reason the numbers are dropping off this season is getting really hard to watch. Walt is starting to really irritating. He went from being a badass last season, to being a self-destructive cry baby.I personally, am getting sick and tired of seeing him fuck up everything. Quit whining and go cook some meth.

  • April 12, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST

    sons of tuscon

    by palewook

    needed to be canceled, it was awful.

  • April 12, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    breaking bad

    by palewook

    hope amc keeps this show going in spite of the ratings slide. the series is still strong. i look forward to BB more than any other show on sunday night.

  • April 12, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Pacific: meh.

    by palewook

    i decided during last night's episode, i dont want this series on dvd and i'll never watch it again. <p> i love BoB. the pacific is a mess. episode last night should have been about one of the most brutal fights in the pacific, instead we got 1/2 an episode about people drinking tea dramatically around a table. <P> and 10-20 minutes of the battle. wtf.

  • April 12, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Celebrity Apprentice - Like a bad car accident

    by cromulent

    You can't help but watch this pile of shit. It's so bad, it's good.

  • April 12, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    v1cious is right

    by optimus122

    They need to fix Walter...maybe bring in the Walternate..

  • April 12, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    In The Pacific's defense...

    by BizarroJerry

    The battle for that island continues not only next week, but I believe the week after that, too.

  • April 12, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    BizarroJerry

    by Imagikafan

    Yes. That relationship is made up.

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