Just when you thought NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice one of the few aspects of 2017 putting Donald Trump behind it, it seems the former boss and Tweeter-Elect will still make his presence felt. Reports confirm Trump will maintain an executive producer credit on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Celebrity Apprentice, raising further conflict-of-interest questions.
It’s taken forever and a day to finally see both Arnold Schwarzenegger taking the Celebrity Apprentice desk, and Emerald City come to life, but NBC has finally made a firm commitment. Both high-profile new series have set January bows, just barely into 2017.
We’re all anxious for the day Donald Trump is no longer center stage, and NBC’s new Celebrity Apprentice graciously offers a first taste. Arnold Schwarzenegger assembles in the limelight for a new 2017 promo of the revamped reality competition, so let’s get down to business.
Donald Trump has made a repeated point of NBC “begging” him to carry on as host of The Celebrity Apprentice, rather than pursue his Presidential aspirations, but it doesn’t sound as if the network would ask Arnold Schwarzenegger to give up the desk, should Trump come crawling back. NBC says The Donald will “never” return, at least in the current regime.
The world might be a very different place by the time we get to 2017, but in Celebrity Apprentice’s case at least, change is for the better. The new Arnold Schwarzenegger-led iteration of the NBC reality competition has an official January premiere, while producers attempt to lock down the ex-Governator’s catchphrase
As the looming political race only darkens, it’s nice to know Donald Trump doesn’t leave everything he touches a pile of ash. So benefits Arnold Schwarzenegger in the first poster for the action hero’s takeover of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, looking as magnificent as ever.
It’s been some time since we learned NBC would replace the unendingly topical Donald Trump on Celebrity Apprentice with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and at last we know how the rest of the series will shake out. In addition to moving to California, Season 8 will feature guests the likes of Tyra Banks, Jessica Alba, Warren Buffett, and so many more.
NBC seems to have re-welcomed Donald Trump to the airwaves with this past Friday’s Tonight Show, but The Celebrity Apprentice will be back with a new host all the same. Trump is officially terminated, now that Arnold Schwarzenegger will get behind the desk as the newest host of The Celebrity Apprentice.
The unending gift of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential bid had many wondering if the billionaire’s Celebrity Apprentice had come to an end, and NBC has at last made the split official. Following Trump’s racist remarks causing a schism from Univision, NBC has completely severed any and all ties to Trump.
Newly-crowned 'Celebrity Apprentice' champ Arsenio Hall ruled the late-night airwaves in the early 1990s, and he may soon get another bite at the apple -- several networks, including his 'Apprentice' home NBC, are apparently vying to get him back on the air.