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Fox's new reality show looks to Trump competition

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MUMBAI: The war in the reality genre in the US is heating up. Fox has announced a reality show that looks to skew NBC's hit The Apprentice.



My Big Fat Obonomious Boss is a spoof on the concept of 'smart' candidates looking to land a hot job worth $250,000.



12 real contestants - young, overachieving, type-A business professionals - arrive in Chicago and begin competing in frustrating and ridiculous challenges. They want to work for an investment firm Iocor.



Here is the catch. What they do not know is that Iocor is a fictitious company. In The Apprentice Donald Trump gives the winner a job.



On Fox however viewers will watch with glee as the poor suckers plot their strategies to win the CEO's approval, a cash prize of $ 250,000 and a lucrative opportunity to join this powerful but nor surprisingly unknown, investment organisation.



The only thing real is the $250,000 cash prize. Those that dislike yuppies stepping on other people's toes to get ahead are no doubt going to get a kick from the show. .



Their climb to the top is about as real as wrestling in the WWE. The unsuspecting teams will utilise their highly touted business backgrounds, education and strategies to compete against each other.



Each week, the losing team sends two finalists to the boardroom to plead their case with "Mr. Todd" before one of them is eliminated. What they don't know is that "Mr. Todd" isn't the one really making the decisions.



It will remain a secret to the contestants until the last elimination that a mystery boss has actually been deciding their fate. In an eye-opening turn, the identity of the real boss will be the biggest surprise of all.

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