TAMPA — College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving, a Tampa-based residential and commercial logistics firm, will make its national network TV debut in the Jan. 7 episode of “Undercover Boss,” which airs at 8 p.m. on CBS. It will also be available to view on demand on the Paramount+ streaming service.
The episode, which kicks off the Emmy-winning series’ 11th season, will follow College Hunks co-founders Nick Friedman and Omar Soliman as they don disguises so they can work alongside their employees and take an in-depth, ground-level look at how the business, which has grown to include 170 franchises across the United States and Canada, is performing.
“Being part of 'Undercover Boss' was such an impactful experience and one that allowed us to get connected with our employees around the country,” Friedman states in a news release. “The opportunity enabled us to find and explore areas where we can make improvements to our brand. We were honored to be a part of these undercover missions and more importantly to be able to shine a light on and support some of our hardworking team members.”
According to the release, the Jan. 7 episode marks the first time two co-owners of a business have both appeared on “Undercover Boss,” which was memorably parodied by “Saturday Night Live” in 2016.
“We’re known for our world-class company culture and service, and through ‘Undercover Boss,’ Nick and I were able to see our organization with an unfiltered lens,” Soliman states in the release. “Our people are our most valuable asset, and we strive to invest in them the best we can. We’re looking forward to taking our learnings from our experience and applying them to growing our company and our teams.”