After a 2 year absence, professional asshat, Donald Trump and his Celebrity Apprentice series is returning to NBC. This series was filmed and ready to go for midseason 2014, but the network held off on airing it. I wonder if Joan Rivers’ death played a factor in the decision to air the series, as she filmed a bit for the competition.
Notable contestants include Kevin Jonas, Keisha Knight Pulliam (from the Cosby show), and Geraldo Rivera. Brandi Glanville, a Beverly Hills housewife who is probably best known for her twitter battles with country singer LeAnn Rimes, (LeAnn snatched her husband away…or something.) was no doubt hired for the dramz, along with Kate Gosselin from Kate Plus 8.
The series will premiere on Sunday January 4 before it moves to Mondays. The season should be pretty short, as Mondays will eventually give way for the return of The Voice.
So…should we cover this show again?
Check out NBC’s press release for details and a full list of contestants.
NEW YORK — Tuesday, Nov. 4 — Donald Trump, executive producer and star of NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice,” announced on TODAY this morning the new and exciting lineup of famous faces that will compete in the seventh installment of the series. The new season will premiere on Sunday, Jan. 4 from 9-11p.m. ET/PT before settling in its regular time slot, Monday at 8-10 p.m.
Over the course of the series, “The Celebrity Apprentice” has raised over $14 million dollars for charity.
This season’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” brings 16 diverse celebrity contestants to compete in business-driven tasks around New York City. Contestants will endure challenging tasks that test their ability to work together while ultimately raising money and awareness for their respective causes. Fans will be able to binge watch the show with two hourlong episodes, two boardroom showdowns and multiple firings airing every week.
“This season of ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ is on point to be the best yet,” said Mr. Trump. “With 16 extraordinary contestants bringing their energy to the boardroom, it is sure to be a hit, as always.”
The lineup of men joining the competition include:
- Two-time World Series champion Johnny Damon; actor and legendary comedian Gilbert Gottfried; Sig Hansen, the star of “Deadliest Catch” and Captain of the Northwestern; Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum musician Kevin Jonas; Golden Globe-nominated actor Lorenzo Lamas; NFL great Terrell Owens; award-winning journalist, author, and talk show host Geraldo Rivera; and television and movie actor Ian Ziering.
The lineup of women joining the competition include:
- Gold Medal Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson; movie star Vivica A. Fox; best-selling author and television icon Leeza Gibbons; reality star and best-selling author Brandi Glanville; TV personality, author, and mother of eight, Kate Gosselin; world-class gymnast and gold medal Olympian Shawn Johnson; Kenya Moore, former Miss USA and star of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”; and television icon Keshia Knight Pulliam.
Previous “The Celebrity Apprentice” winners return as advisors, including the late great Joan Rivers, who appears in two of this upcoming season’s episodes. Rivers won the second season of “The Celebrity Apprentice” and impressed Mr. Trump with her incredible work ethic and unbelievable energy. Piers Morgan, the winner of the original “The Celebrity Apprentice,” also returns as an advisor. Other previous winners include Bret Michaels, John Rich, Arsenio Hall and last season’s All-Star winner Trace Adkins.
This season of “The Celebrity Apprentice” has the ingredients to be the most exciting and invigorating season yet. The contestants will be subject to long hours, grueling deadlines and intellectual challenges as they work to raise money for their respective charities. Personality clashes will likely ensue as each contestant is scrutinized and carefully watched by Donald Trump and his advisors — Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump.
Each contestant has a chance to be named the “The Celebrity Apprentice” and have the honor of delivering a $250,000 bonus check to their designated charity.