K-J’s ‘Boss’ Goes Undercover

I have to admit that I’m not a big fan of “reality” shows. I’ll check them out whenever a new one debuts, often bowing to peer or family pressure, but rarely will I tune in again the following week.

One exception was “The Bachelor,” when Adam Firestone was the guy surrounded by a bunch of beautiful women. I watched mainly because of Adam’s ties to the Firestone family winery in Santa Barbara County. (Honest!)

Another exception has been “Undercover Boss.” I still haven’t figured out what draws me to that show, although I’m guessing it’s the opportunity to see underappreciated employees finally be noticed (and rewarded) by their employers.

And you can bet I’ll be watching “Undercover Boss” on Jan. 29, when Kendall-Jackson President Rick Tigner is featured. The program is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific, 7 p.m. Central.

According to the folks at K-J, Tigner will don a disguise and “explore all aspects of handcrafted winemaking, from vineyard to bottle and everything in-between.”

And I sure hope they mean “everything,” because that would mean we’d get to see “the boss” performing perhaps the most disgusting job there is at a winery: cleaning out those big tanks in the cellar.

There promises to be a poignant moment when Tigner talks about the winery’s founder, Jess Stonestreet Jackson (http://www.kj.com/jess-jackson), who passed away last year.

So mark your calendar or set your TiVo for the 29th, and then let us know your thoughts about the show in our Comments box below.

Meanwhile, if you’ve never seen “Undercover Boss,” you can learn more about the show here (http://www.cbs.com/shows/undercover_boss/).

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