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comes the show that offers the chance to share the ultimate 
wish-fulfillment of a lifetime: 
to Tell Off Your Boss on

National Television
without getting fired!

OFF THE BOSS! is a reality/game show which gives every working American the chance to share the ultimate wish-fulfillment of a lifetime: to tell off their boss on national television!

OFF THE BOSS!, the Television Series, pits employees going head to head, proving to a panel of celebrity “Experts” that they are indeed most worthy and deserving of the opportunity to tell off their boss in front of millions.

The across-the-board demographic success of the book and website has proven that displeasure over ones’ boss has no social, economic, educational or geographic boundaries. From the lowliest stock boy to the Chief of Staff of brain surgery, the desire to talk about, complain about, and let off steam about ones’ boss is universal and constant (since, after all, everyone has a boss!).

Because each day at work brings us new “horror stories” of bonehead Boss-dom, this frustration is forever replenished, with little to relieve it. Which obviously means that out there lies a massive ready-made audience for just this kind of much needed release!

Imagine... coming home from your job, freshly beaten down by your idiot boss... only to turn on the TV to hear similar “war” stories that you can completely identify with... from people just like you!

Then imagine sharing in the satisfaction and fun of one lucky employee getting to “Off the Boss”!... just as you would if given this amazing once-in-a-lifetime chance!



OFF THE BOSS! is a high energy and highly visual show. In order to create a new and intriguing style -- and to make the ever intensifying tension and suspense of the final “offing” a heatedly anticipated event... the Boss, befitting their godlike mentality, will be situated offstage and shown on a massive background TV screen, seen but not heard through Rounds One and Two .

Picture the autonomous head of the “Wizard of Oz” when he demands the Wicked Witch’s broom (and “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain”).

The Boss will be able to hear his employees, but not comment, until the last Round… therefore giving them that “omniscient” presence that we love to hate in our own bosses.

In other words -- keeping them apart from their employees, and only allowing them to come face-to-face at the moment of the final “offing” gives us the grandest of finales... along with a bit of exalted “showmanship” to boot!

Our Host and our Panel with a trenchant and free spirited attitude will have the ability, to fan the flames of bosses and employees alike, showing no mercy to either side!


Book-ending commercial breaks will be fun (and informative) OFF THE BOSS! themed “sound-bites” and “wraparounds”. Besides a behind the scenes look at just where these employees and their Boss work, live and “play”; we will have quick clips with others in the Boss/Employee Company, combined with wonderfully irreverent jabs, multi-media “Gotchas!”, “Pop-Ups”, outrageous graphics, employer “Dirty Little Secrets”, “Basic Truths” and some very helpful “Escape Outlets”, excerpted from our best-selling book, all aimed at releasing those relentless tensions and frustrations heaped upon us by those brain-dead cheddar-heads we call “Boss”.


The “Contestants” of OFF THE BOSS! will be culled from the virtually limitless resource of America’s workplace.

The Bosses will be selected for their ability to defend themselves, for their “we love to hate ‘em” demeanor, and for their evil naturedness. The Employees will be selected based on their ability to express volumes of pent-up “emotions” against their Boss and for their competitive nature, since in a sense they will be competing against their compatriots for the honor of “offing” their boss! It is important that we care and relate to each employee, so, in order to give them a strong identity we will search for one particularly unusual or interesting complaint they have against their boss, and will focus on and explore that specific gripe throughout the show.


Each show will begin with a dramatic “swearing in ceremony” where the Boss, looming ever omnipotent on a massive background screen, vows under oath that no matter what transpires during the next half hour -- that they will NOT fire the Employees involved.

We will then be introduced to our host and our Panel of celebrity “Experts”. The Panel will consist of celebs known for their quick wit, fun demeanor and everyman quality (i.e. Jeff Foxworthy, Dennis Leary, Dane Cook, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Lily Tomlin, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen, Frank Caliendo, Megan Mullaly, Ray Ramano, Drew Carrey, Lisa Kudrow, Jason Alexander, Sean Hayes, etc.) or celebrities known for their “intimidating nature”, or association with having played a boss on TV or in the movies (i.e., Danny DiVito, John O’Hurley, Vanessa Williams, Steve Carell, Dabney Coleman, Martin Mull, William Shatner, Gordon Ramsey, Chandra Wilson, Tyra Banks, Ted Dansen, Bob Kelso, Vince McMahon, George Steinbrenner, etc.).

Next we’ll meet our three competing Employees. The Employees will be given a short “background”, and have the chance to make an opening statement, as to their specific complaint against their Boss... the more “dramatic” the better.

ROUND ONE: ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!!

The Employees are then afforded the opportunity to vent, one at a time, their complaints and pet peeves about their Boss. We’re able to view the Boss’s offstage reaction to this via our massive background screen and although they’re able to squirm over what’s being said about them, they’re not able to confront their workers directly (at least not yet... but just you wait)!

This indirect communication fans the flames that are already burning, and only intensifies the desire of each Employee to have the ability to off their Boss at the finale.

Since the Employees are also competing against each other, they are allowed, if not outright encouraged by the Host to pick apart each other. This also allows the panel to load up on their own ammunition, as we begin to see “cracks” form in some of the employee’s statements, and are informed that they better turn up the volume, since two of them will go down for the count in round two.

ROUND TWO: THE panel gets the goods!

The Panel gets involved and is able to ask questions of the Employees based on what they’ve heard in Round One, peppered with their own surprise questions, meant to shock, shake up and deflate or legitimize the employees’ complaints. These “shockers” are culled from interviews with the employees’ family, friends (and enemies), and fellow employees... questions that are also meant to tear holes in their stories of “woe” against their Boss. Who is really telling the truth, and who is just one of those co-workers we all have known and loathed, who just seem to always complain and cast themselves as “terminal victims”? Only the tried and true can survive this grilling... which is the way we want it.

Things really heat up as the panel feed the animosities to try and determine which Employee truly has the biggest gripe against their boss. It becomes a verbal free-for-all, as the Employees, the Host, the Panel, and even the audience (who will naturally include other Employees from the same company with their own axes to grind against both the Boss and the three Employee Contestants) have the chance, in pure “Grand Jury” style, to “nail” each Employee as to the accuracy and validity of the charges and counter-charges they are making.

Round Two ends with a bang as each Employee is allowed a closing statement against their Boss, and the Panel mulls over which Employee is “Most Deserving” of a chance to try and “Off The Boss”. When we come back from the break, the panel will reveal which Employee gets to do the “Offing”.


And now... the moment everyone’s been waiting for...

Round three begins with the panel revealing which employee they feel is most worthy of a chance to OFF THE BOSS! The chosen employee, now known as “The Offer”, is then “prepared for the offing”, while the Boss descends from their position as a lofty “Video Presence” and, for the first time, enters the studio.

The Boss’s entrance is treated with great “Olympic” fanfare. Much like a Gladiator coming into the arena to face his enemy... and not unlike modern day wrestlers, they strut through the cheering and jeering crowds towards the “ring” for their own head-to-head confrontation.

As the Boss makes their way to the stage... on the background screen they once occupied, we will see a quick, highly charged, tongue-in-cheek “A&E Biography” style profile of the Boss, expounding briefly on their journey from birth to “Boss-dom”... all to further personalize the boss and heighten the pending “moment of truth”.


The lucky “winning” Employee is at last able to confront their Boss face-to-face for the first time.

The Employee is given a chance to use any and all verbal pyrotechnics (shy of any physical contact!) to say everything they always wanted to say to their boss... to blow up and let loose that pent-up “dam” of anger, frustration and rage. The Employee is given a one minute “Anything Goes” Period to let loose.

The Employee is not the only voice during the offing, for their Boss can answer back with their own sharp comebacks against the attack. In addition, the Host, Panel and audience can goad, cheer on or even taunt either the Boss or Employee, depending on who they think is getting the better or worst of the “offing”. This is all meant to encourage the “Offer” to give their all!

And they’d better give it their all!! For after the “offing”, it is the audience (and perhaps even Internet voting) who will decide if the chosen employee has indeed successfully “offed” their boss. If they do vote “thumbs up”, then the employee not only wins the glory of the “offing”, but they also win a magnificent OFFED THE BOSS! Belt, the glory of their fellow employee’s, and the world at large… and a paid vacation!. They also are placed in contention for the “Ultimate Offing”, to come back to find the greatest Offer of the year!

On the other hand, if the audience votes against the Employee’s “offing”, the Employee not only has to face the humiliation of blowing their once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but the Boss wins the cash equivalent of the paid vacation! And of course, probably best of all, the enormous ego gratification that their Employee “whimped out” and couldn’t “off” them.

Of course, the “after effect” of each show is the next day’s buzz around the country at the ‘ol office “water cooler”. Everyone viewer will have their own particular take on what they would have said if given the chance to “Off” their own boss... and no doubt have an opinion about whether yesterday’s “Offer” deserved their fate, and of course, if they will indeed manage to keep their job -- even though their boss has sworn under oath not to fire them… after all, who among us truly trusts everything our boss promises!


We live in a time of rampant job insecurity… where employees are made to feel replaceable at the drop of a hat, and downright worthless. Our “bosses” fearing for their own jobs, take little time to make their employees feel needed, respected or valued for the work they do.

We all feel unappreciated... that we know more about our job than our bosses ever will. We are shocked and angered at just who is picked to be the boss in the first place. We are disgusted every time the boss takes credit for the work that we do. We are generally underpaid, overworked, and over-looked. The times we live in, are at best uncertain, and at worse, down-right terrifying. A fear fueled by us feeling totally out of control of our own lives. And we see no light at the end of the tunnel... Hell, we don’t even know where the tunnel is! We all feel there is no relief to this situation, and the feeling of being out of control intensifies each day, from work, from the news we read, from the lives we come home to… and in order to survive, we allow this frustration to simmer and fester inside us for days, weeks... years at a time, effecting our personal lives, our relationships, our very health.

OFF THE BOSS!, with its cutting-edge concept and identifiable humor allows us all to not only laugh at our own predicament, but most importantly, to make us realize we are not alone. It gives us our most powerful daydream come true. The chance to take back a little dignity in our lives... the chance to do more than just scream and vent our frustrations alone in our cars sitting in rush hour traffic... but to tell the nation just what we feel... to the person we most want to tell it to!

Damn that feels good!!

Remember now, we're looking for ALL LEVELS of Employee/Bossdom:

From the supermarket cashier and their “key carrier”, to the stock clerk and their supervisor, to the Bank Manger and the President... all the way up to the CEO and the Board of Directors! Everyone has a boss... so everyone qualifies! 

If you think you could get your Boss and two fellow employees to appear on our show and play our game, or if you're a boss who prides them self on keeping your cool no matter what you're confronted with.. Please E-Mail us below for information regarding contestant interviews...


We look forward to hearing from you soon...

Here're a few examples of the responses we've gotten so far:

Great idea! Yes, we would very much be interested! I’m one of the heads of the leasing committee for a Chevrolet dealership in Los Angeles, and we go through lease reps like peanuts here! I can easily think of at least four employees who work for me, and have lasted more than a few months, who I would love to try and “off me”! I know I’d win the money. I jokingly spoke to some of them last week, and it’s all they talk about now!   -- JD  ô¿ô

We work for a Crating and Fine Arts Transportation Company. Sounds really impressive... but we’re just a bunch of dust-movers. And our boss is... well in a word... an asshole! And when we asked him if he’d come on a show like this... he said, sure! But without pay for the time we’d be there! “Are you kidding?”, we told him, “We’d PAY HIM to get a chance to fry his butt on TV!” So, you got us all, ready willing and able! -- MS/PN/AI/VP

You ready for this? How about a Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon and his “crew”? Funny to say, but I think we “play” your game every day here in the clinic! Yes, if you can “stomach” it, me and some of my staff would be game to give it a go! I mean... we’ve had lots of practice!  -- Dr. TC, M.D.

Okay, I know how this is going to sound... but I work for a Pest Control Company in Norwalk, CA. And you got it... the only pest I can’t control is my boss, well actually the dispatcher, who is technically my immediate boss, but he thinks he’s top dog here. The dog part is right. Oh yes, oh yes... please, please let us come on and control him! I promise you he’ll come. Just tell him there’s free food and he’s there. What a jerk! I can’t wait! How many of us can come, by the way and gang up on him? -- WB

We specialize in building custom hogs, and because of that, I think that’s why our boss likes to throw mud around. You’d have a whole lot of employees hammering for this gig, let me tell you! See, our Boss is the regional Harley rep, and he pisses off some twenty stores in California alone! That’s a lot of hungry grease monkey’s that would like the chance to BBQ him! My friend Del talked to the boss guy about this and he thought it was a joke, but if it’s for real, he ain’t going to back down now! -- Big Folsey

This is perfect for us! We’re a Court Reporting Company, and it sounds to me like your show is a “kangaroo court” if I ever heard one. I think it would be fun to go on with my reporters. I’m the Boss, and although I think I’m a nice gal... I’ll just bet they could throw me through some hoops. Hey, I’m no dummy! I don’t like to look stupid... but, you see, I know I can hold my own through any “hoops” they throw at me (I took gymnastics’ in high school!), and it would teach them a good lesson to see just what I can take... and what I can give!  -- Ms. KR


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