Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined the show as the host of the upcoming season, eplacing longtime host, Donald Trump.
Looks like the 'Celebrity Apprentice' finally has a new host!
Latest reports are confirming that Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined the show as the host of the upcoming season, replacing longtime host, Donald Trump who was dumped by the National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] in June.
"We are thrilled to be opening a powerful new chapter in the story of the ‘Apprentice’ franchise," said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment.
"Arnold Schwarzenegger is the epitome of a global brand in entertainment and business, and his accomplishments in the political arena speak for themselves. It was Arnold’s personal passion for the format that Mark Burnett and Donald Trump built over the last decade, as well as his fresh take on how to take it to new heights for today’s audiences, that made him the man to hire. The Celebrity Apprentice… will be back!" he added.
Executive producer Mark Burnett made sure to explain why Trump was left out.
"After leaving the show to run for political office, Donald made it clear that he wanted 'The Celebrity Apprentice' to be able to continue to raise millions of dollars annually for worthy causes, and now NBC and I have found an amazing new leader to do just that,” said . “Gov. Schwarzenegger will use his vast and highly successful business, political and media experience to drive this hit franchise to new heights," he continued.
The series will return for the 2016-17 television season, meaning we won’t be seeing new episodes until next fall at the earliest.