The BEST Episodes of Undercover Boss (US)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 23, 2019

Network: CBS

In this hidden-camera show an executive goes undercover in his or her own company to get a raw look at how people really work. This is the US version of the show, which is based on the format originated in the UK version.


#1 - Belfor

Season 2 - Episode 14

Sheldon Yellen, the CEO of BELFOR, the world's largest disaster restoration company, goes undercover and becomes frustrated while struggling to hang drywall. Also, the boss unexpectedly reveals himself while working alongside an employee.

star 8.64
14 votes
TaylorMade Golf Company

#2 - TaylorMade Golf Company

Season 3 - Episode 9

CEO Mark King goes inside every department of his company TaylorMade Golf.

star 8.44
16 votes
Retro Fitness

#3 - Retro Fitness

Season 4 - Episode 14

Retro Fitness CEO Eric Casaburi goes under cover and encounters an employee who hates customers.

star 8.39
33 votes
Budget Blinds

#4 - Budget Blinds

Season 3 - Episode 10

CEO and co-founder of Budget Blinds Chad Hallock goes undercover as an ex-artist named Tom. He works as a blinds builder and a blinds hanger, but has a hard time at both.

star 8.36
14 votes

#5 - MasTec

Season 3 - Episode 13

MasTec CEO Jose Mas goes under cover and receives an explosive surprise.

star 8.35
17 votes
Celebrity Undercover Boss: Darius Rucker

#6 - Celebrity Undercover Boss: Darius Rucker

Season 8 - Episode 9

Grammy Award-winning musician Darius Rucker, former lead singer for Hootie & the Blowfish turned country music superstar, travels to Austin, Texas on an undercover journey to discover the next great musical acts. During his time undercover, Darius runs an open mic night, works as a roadie, and strolls along Austin's famous Sixth Street in search of standout street performers.

star 8.30
100 votes
Modell's Sporting Goods

#7 - Modell's Sporting Goods

Season 4 - Episode 1

Modell's Sporting Goods CEO Mitchell B. Modell goes under cover.

star 8.28
32 votes

#8 - ADT

Season 4 - Episode 13

When ADT Chief Marketing and Customer Officer Tony Wells goes under cover, he struggles to make a sale and deals with a life-or-death situation when answering a call.

star 8.20
30 votes

#9 - DirecTV

Season 2 - Episode 3

Mike White, Chairman, President and CEO of DIRECTV, the world's most popular video service goes undercover in his own company where he discovers that employees are spending their own money for a specific piece of equipment.

star 8.17
36 votes

#10 - BrightStar

Season 2 - Episode 21

Shelly Sun, the CEO and co-founder of BrightStar Care, a full-service, private healthcare company serving more than 10,000 families in the United States, goes undercover posing as a former administrative assistant who is now looking for a job in healthcare

star 8.15
13 votes
Oriental Trading Company

#11 - Oriental Trading Company

Season 3 - Episode 7

Oriental Trading Company CEO Sam Taylor works undercover at his company.

star 8.14
22 votes
Frontier Airlines

#12 - Frontier Airlines

Season 2 - Episode 4

Bryan Bedford, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Frontier Airlines, goes undercover in his own company, where he "gets christened" while emptying a plane's lavatory and discovers how company-wide pay cuts are impacting his employees.

star 8.11
28 votes
Fastsigns International

#13 - Fastsigns International

Season 3 - Episode 12

Fastsigns International CEO Catherine Monson.

star 8.10
20 votes
Philly Pretzel Factory

#14 - Philly Pretzel Factory

Season 3 - Episode 11

Philly Pretzel Factory CEO Dan DiZio must take action when a franchisee goes rogue and learns he let another franchise owner down.

star 8.09
32 votes
Epic Employees

#15 - Epic Employees

Season 4 - Episode 16

Intriguing employees featured in past episodes discuss how the show has impacted their lives.

star 8.07
28 votes
Celebrity Undercover Boss: Marcus Samuelsson

#16 - Celebrity Undercover Boss: Marcus Samuelsson

Season 8 - Episode 10

Season 8 ends with chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson going undercover to find and mentor new culinary talent. During his mission, he discovers some gifted aspiring chefs at a public cooking class, a culinary institute, a high-end food truck and a soup kitchen.

star 8.05
98 votes

#17 - Orkin

Season 4 - Episode 15

Rollins, Inc., President John Wilson tackles a major cockroach infestation and faces swarming bees when he goes under cover.

star 8.04
25 votes
Yankee Candle

#18 - Yankee Candle

Season 3 - Episode 8

Yankee Candle Company CEO works undercover at his company's retail stores and packaging center.

star 8.03
29 votes

#19 - Menchie's

Season 5 - Episode 5

Menchie's frozen yogurt franchise CEO Amit Kleinberger goes undercover at a dairy farm and a kids birthday party.

star 8.00
44 votes
Squaw Valley

#20 - Squaw Valley

Season 4 - Episode 11

CEO Andy Wirth, of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, goes under cover and posts warning signs on the top of an unsafe cliff; Olympic gold-medalist Jonny Moseley participates in a ruse with Wirth.

star 8.00
25 votes
University of California, Riverside

#21 - University of California, Riverside

Season 2 - Episode 22

University of California, Riverside Chancellor Tim White goes under cover as a teaching assistant for 200 organic chemistry students, and works with the track team.

star 8.00
12 votes
Twin Peaks

#22 - Twin Peaks

Season 5 - Episode 1

Twin Peaks CEO Randy Dewitt goes under cover at the sports bar and grill chain, with the help of franchise owner -- and "Undercover Boss" alum -- Coby Brooks.

star 7.98
48 votes

#23 - Donato's

Season 5 - Episode 3

Donato's Chairwoman Jane Grote Abell goes under cover and discovers that pizza isn't the only thing getting baked at one store.

star 7.98
43 votes
Norwegian Cruise Line

#24 - Norwegian Cruise Line

Season 2 - Episode 12

Kevin Sheehan, President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, finds himself in uncharted territory when he's asked to lead nearly 1,000 party-goers in a line dance, and is later forced to reveal his true identity after being recognized by an employee.

star 7.97
31 votes
Mack Trucks

#25 - Mack Trucks

Season 2 - Episode 15

When Mack Trucks CEO Denny Slagle goes under cover, he accidentally brings the plant's assembly line to a halt and discovers a rumor about the company.

star 7.94
17 votes