Trump back…with a twist


"The Apprentice" will be back for another season after all. NBC announced a renewal deal with Donald Trump. This time, though, the contestants will be celebrities competing for money that will go to charities. In announcing the new deal, Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios, called the planned mid-season series the "highest-profile competition" yet for The Apprentice.

"It's always good to be in business with Mark Burnett and Donald Trump. I am so excited to offer viewers what promises to be the most explosive version of The Apprentice that anyone has seen," Silverman declared. Along with their dad, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. will return for several episodes as boardroom advisers. The participating celebrities will be announced at a later date for the series' 7th season.

The Apprentice is produced by Mark Burnett Productions in association with Trump Productions LLC. Mark Burnett and Donald J. Trump are executive producers.