Donald Trump Returns to NBC With “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice”
The Biggest Stars Return for the First Ever, “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice”
For all fans of both reality TV and corporate greed, get ready for a new season of people doing their best to imitate multimillionaire (err…billionaire?) Donald Trump. NBC has released information that the Donald will return to the boardroom with a group of All-Star Celebrities culled from the last five seasons of the popular competition show. “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” is set to air Sunday, March 3, 2013, from 9-11 p.m. (ET/PT).
Starting on that date, the Donald will give 14 returning celebrities from past seasons the chance to win a paycheck, if they can become the last man standing at the end, for the charity of their choice in the sum of $250,000 (of course, given all the contestants are already millionaires, one would think that if they cared that much about a charity, they would easily be contributing more than that themselves, but I digress…). In the season premiere, the celebrities will be given a task to make and sell meatballs, in a fundraising competition for charity. During the episode, one project manager takes a unique approach to the task, risking failure, while the other team has some immediate internal strife to contend with. The total fundraising for both teams sets a record for the first task, but, as all reality television aficionados know, only one can be the winner. And, as the Donald is known for, one contestant at the end of the episode will hear the dreaded words-turned-popular-catchphrase, “You’re fired!”
Boardroom advisors to the Donald will be Ivanka Trump and Piers Morgan, with many special guests also appearing throughout the season, including Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan, Paul Teutul Sr., Amy Grant, Gilbert Gottfried, Valerie Bertinelli and Nikki Taylor.
The contestants for the season consist of: Omarosa, Stephen Baldwin, Lisa Rinna, Dennis Rodman, Brande Roderick, Lil Jon, Penn Jillette, Gary Busey, Bret Michaels, Claudia Jordan, Trace Adkins, La Toya Jackson, Dee Snider, and Marilu Henner.