'Celebrity Apprentice' Continues Without Trump As Arnold Schwarzenegger Takes Over

We assume his catchphrase will be "You're terminated."

The Donald is out and the Terminator is in as the boss in “The New Celebrity Apprentice.” 

NBC shared a promo Friday for the upcoming eighth season of the reality contest, set to premiere in January 2017, featuring new “CEO” Arnold Schwarzenegger with the tagline “Brains, brawn and business acumen ― we’re building a better boss.”  

“The Apprentice” first aired in 2004 starring Donald Trump. Last year, NBC cut ties with Trump after he made disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants. 

Earlier this month, Entertainment Weekly asked NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt during the network’s Television Critics Association tour whether Trump might return to the show if he loses his bid for president in November. 

“No,” Greenblatt replied. “He would never be back on ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ as long as I’m here.” 

“I have always been a huge fan of ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ and the way it showcases the challenges and triumphs of business and teamwork,” he said at the time, per Variety. “I am thrilled to bring my experience to the boardroom and to continue to raise millions for charity. Let’s get started!” 



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