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NBC announced today the lineup of celebrities who will be joining Donald Trump in the boardroom for the 7th Celebrity Apprentice to be air next January. And what a lineup it is. True, many of the celebs have made Apprentice the next reality completion show to add to their resume, at least this year you will be aware of who most of them are!
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 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.
As with other seasons, 16 stars will compete in business-driven tasks around New York City proving once again that they aren’t really all that different from us after all – or are they? Each task will help the celeb raise money and awareness to their favorite charities and each have the chance to deliever a $250,000 bonus check to them as well. Each activity will be scrutinized and watched by Trump and his children, er, advisors Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump.
Unlike the past few seasons, instead of weekly 2-hour broadcast, the show has been cut down to size – sort of. Beginning in January, NBC will air two one-hour episodes back-to-back. The new season will premiere on Sunday, January 4th from 9:00-11:00 p.m. and then begin its regular time slot the following Monday from 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Over the course of the series, The Celebrity Apprentice has raised over $14 million dollars for charity. “This season of The Celebrity Apprentice is on point to be the best yet,” said the ever-so-humble Mr. Trump. “With 16 extraordinary contestants bringing their energy to the boardroom, it is sure to be a hit, as always.”