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'The Job' CBS

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CBS is capitalizing on the anemic employment market with a new Michael Davies ("The Glee Project") and Mark Burnett-produced reality show that has qualified candidates competing against one another for careers. Lisa Ling hosts.

Premieres Friday, Feb. 8.

The first episode has contestants going for an assistant manager gig at The Palm restaurant in NYC. The second episode has folks vying for a job at Cosmopolitan magazine.

Creator Michael Davies said the genesis of the show came from his work on "The Glee Project," which is basically an extended job interview for a role on "Glee."

"No one has ever made a show about interviewing for a job," Davies said. "People are going to learn about interviewing, preparing their resumes."

Added Mark Burnett: "Nobody's ripped down" in the show. "America doesn't want that."

Out of 40 candidates, 16 people have been offered jobs over the course of eight episodes. In some episodes, one person gets a job. In others, as many as three get hired.

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