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  • Series Premiere Date: May 23, 2013
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: Employees are given power to make decisions on who will get a pay cut, be demoted, or laid off.
  • Genre(s): Reality
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 6 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    May 23, 2013
    Does Someone Have to Go? is not easy to watch, though it is engrossing to see how alliances are formed and trust is broken.
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    May 22, 2013
    "Lord of the Flies"-meets-a-telephone book, and just about as entertaining.
  3. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    May 22, 2013
    Does Someone Have to Go? provides little in the way of a grand statement or meaningful takeaway.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    May 23, 2013
    No one deserves to lose their job in a mess like this--except the person who created this dreck.
  5. Reviewed by: Hillary Busis
    May 23, 2013
    Rooting against an established villain playing an elaborate game like Survivor or The Amazing Race is one thing; rooting to see a real person rendered unable to support his or her family is quite another, even if that person seems like a jerk.
  6. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    May 23, 2013
    Watching this one gave me a headache in about 17 minutes. You've been warned.
  7. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    May 23, 2013
    [A] reprehensible reality "experiment."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Jun 1, 2013
    I don't understand why people don't like this show. I think it's brilliant. Is it the best REALITY show? Nah, but I'm already hooked. The reason I'm hooked is because it's NICE to know there are bosses that, whether they're doing it because they want press or to "scare" their employees into doing better, are willing to give lower-level employees a chance to voice their opinions. Like it or not, no matter how strong leadership may or may not be, there will ALWAYS been employees at the bottom of the totem pole that may have fantastic ideas that you wouldn't otherwise be willing to listen to. This forces them to do so. It's not like these people are sitting in a room and trying to fire people they dislike. If that was the case, that Sean, would have been gone within the first hour! I think most people involve REALIZE this is a person's JOB they're discussing. They aren't making this entirely personal. They really are trying to prove they CAN be in a leadership role, of SOME sort, and do it seriously. I think it's a job well done! And I Expand
  2. May 30, 2013
    Like a poor man's Hell's Kitchen. Maybe the FCC or the IRS is watching it from here on out. What is FOX thinking? American Idol is sooooooooooo 2002, this series needs to go. Speaking of needs to go, FOX has a new series called "Does Someone Has To Go?' Namely it should've been called "Does Everyone needs to watch this trash on trainwreck TV?" This is one of the worst reality shows of the year and as for the network, keep on making Chef Gordon Ramsey pissing off everybody at the kitchen. Expand
  3. May 23, 2013
    This show is a terrible. At first it makes sense and the benefits to the company could be great. However this self professed "social experiment" is nothing more than a ratings ploy. The concept of airing each other grievances and reveal to the group each other salaries is fine; but, this group of people also has to nominate people to be potentially fired is where I draw the line. The part when I take issue is that the employees are allowed to confer after each segment, which allows them to form alliances and agree on how to vote. This in effect shatters the chances of people of are actually causing issues to be nominated because someone could be convinced to change their vote. This is just to provide drama and nothing else. This show started with good intentions but it is the worst in the reality show genre. Collapse