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No New 'Apprentice' Episodes in The Near Future

Many American's first heard the name Donald Trump when he hosted "The Apprentice" on NBC, and that role earned him millions of dollars.
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Many American's first heard the name Donald Trump when he hosted "The Apprentice" on NBC, and that role earned him millions of dollars.

I don't need to tell you that a lot has changed between The Apprentice's 2005 premiere and what was a largely ignored final season starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

With Trump now hopefully spending more time in the Situation Room rather than his board room, is there any chance we might ever see the Apprentice return to our living rooms?

Of course, it would likely have to wait until Trump is out of office. As President, he does not shy away from business entanglements, but this one would likely be way too public. There are also conflict of interest issues when it comes to choosing one network over the others.

Even a new season on NBC with Trump merely receiving an Executive Producer credit would raise plenty of red flags. Last season was in the works well before he became the republican presidential nominees

Believe it or not, bringing back The Apprentice isn't ALL about Donald Trump. The show's creator Mark Burnett would also need to be convinced.
Burnett has taken heat for Trump winning the White House and has recently avoided some public appearances and likely public criticism.

Don't forget that Reality-TV has taken a backseat to scripted shows, though big names like America's Got Talent, Shark Tank and The Voice are still going strong. American Idol ended its run on 21st Century Fox last year, but the show is already poised for a return on ABC in 2018.

It's not out of the question to think the American viewers might want more of the Apprentice.

So even though Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't do much to revive the Apprentice brand, perhaps another celebrity might? Still, it's hard to imagine that any celebrity has the clout and ego to replace Donald Trump.

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