The Apprentice Is Back, And Extends It’s Shark Jump

Published 8 years ago by , Updated February 9th, 2012 at 9:33 pm,

apprentice trump The Apprentice Is Back, And Extends Its Shark JumpI’ve been a fan of Donald Trump and NBC’s The Apprentice since the first season, but back in January I wrote that the show had jumped the shark by adding elements of Survivor, with the losing team having to live and sleep outside while the winning team lived in luxury. There were also other twists thrown in for the sake of trying to bolster the sagging ratings.

For the most part, it didn’t work, and now with the show is veering further off into “shark” territory, I predict that the next season will be the show’s last.

What’s the new twist?

Celebrity contestants.


Let’s see, if they stick to the previous format (and there’s no guarantee they will), they’ll have to find “celebrities” who can check out of their lives for approximately 12 weeks. So, do you think we’ll be seeing any current A-List celebs competing?

I highly doubt it.

More likely it will be ex-famous actors whose current gigs include TV commercials, infomercials and TV retrospective specials. Rosie O’Donnell’s name was bandied about in the press conference, but I can tell you two things:

1. There’s no way she’ll do it.

2. In the off chance that she does, I won’t be tuning in. Even once.

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  1. Rosie did politely decline – with a vengeance. “It will not happen in this lifetime or beyond,” says her rep Cindi Berger.

    As I saw on Thank god…

    And I’m guessing the Celebrity staffing will be like Dancing with the Stars type quality, just as you suggested Vic. Retired, old, C list.

    Bruce Simmons

  2. Anyone remember that cool TV show hosted by Anderson Cooper called “The Mole”? My wife and I *loved* that show (although the ratings were never stellar) but in their final season they went the “celebrity” route as well, and it was HORRID.

    The show always featured some very bright people who had to discern clues to get to the goal, but the celebs came across as dimwitted, not to put too fine a point on it.


  3. Vic,

    I’ve gotta say that I’m not a huge TV-watcher ( video games and computer screens are my domain ) though with the mentioning of a C-List cast — my money is on having the exact same cast from that Celebrity Weight Loss reality show ( or something like that )

    Respectively, I thought Gary Busey was funny — in Black Sheep, over a decade ago.