Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in The New Celebrity Apprentice 2017; Trump victory a big factor in the renewal of the series

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It looks like former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will take over the boardroom in The New Celebrity Apprentice. 

Donald Trump’s recent victory in the US presidential election has people around the world looking for the show that made him famous. The hit NBC show, The Apprentice, ran for 14 season in the span of more than a decade. Now, its spin-off The Celebrity Apprentice, will premiere its eighth season and largely because of Trump’s victory.

After Trump’s victory in the 2016 US presidential election, a new global demand for The Apprentice emerged, according to the New York Post. The show, which prominently headlined Trump as the head of the boardroom, will undergo some major changes. Since the US president-elect is no longer available, the show sets its eyes on another successful celebrity politician/businessman.

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The New Celebrity Apprentice will now have Arnold Schwarzenegger as the head of the boardroom, NBC’s official site reports. The venue, however, will shift to Los Angeles. The twice-elected California governor, successful businessman and also an international movie superstar will reign over the boardroom.

The show will feature celebrities from different industries competing with one another over business challenges. There will be two teams of celebrities randomly selected by the showrunners.

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The first will include The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams, singer Carnie Wilson, reality TV star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Olympic Gold Medalist Lisa Lesley, actress Carrie Keagan, TV host Burke-Charvet and  boxing champion Laila Ali.

Playing on the second team will be football star Ricky Williams, UFC’s Chael Sonnen and comedian Jon Lovitz. Reality TV star Carson Kressley, American Ninja Warrior host Matt Iseman, singer/songwriter Boy George and Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson round up the team.

The New Celebrity Apprentice will premiere on January 2 and will air weekly on Monday nights at 8 p.m.


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