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Fox Reality Show Someone's Gotta Go

Brilliant or Baffling: Survivor-Like Reality Show About Layoffs

There are business opportunities to be found in every crevice of life — especially when your business is reality TV. Fox is taking the genre to a new level (down or up, you decide) with Someone's Gotta Go, an in-the-works show that will profile money-troubled companies with about 20 or less employees. The gist: One employee will be laid-off, and after viewing personal information like salaries the decision will be made by the company's employees rather than the boss.

Mike Darnell, chief of alternative programming at Fox, sees the show as a source of employee empowerment, but BuzzSugar is calling the show a cruel concept. What do you think of the premise, is it brilliant or baffling?


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