It looks like Donald Trump and Arnold Schwarzenegger are having a role reversal of sorts. While Trump is running for president, former California governor Schwarzenegger will host Celebrity Apprentice . As you may recall, earlier this summer NBC cut ties with Trump, which ultimately meant Celebrity Apprentice will continue — with a different host. On Sept. 14, Schwarzenegger was officially named as that host.
Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment, said (quotes via Just Jared):
“We are thrilled to be opening a powerful new chapter in the story of the ‘Apprentice’ franchise. 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!"
Executive producer Mark Burnett believes Schwarzenegger will continue the most important part of Celebrity Apprentice's legacy: Giving back to charity. “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 Burnett.“Gov. Schwarzenegger will use his vast and highly successful business, political and media experience to drive this hit franchise to new heights."
Excited yet? Here are seven things we can expect from Schwarzenegger's hosting gig.
1. A New Catchphrase
Luckily, he already comes with the perfect alternative to "You're fired."
2. Bodybuilding Competitions
Every season changes up the challenges, right?
3. Celeb Cameos
Between his son Patrick and all of the stars he's worked with, Schwarzenegger has no shortage of celeb connections.
4. Lots And Lots Of Sequels
The Terminator franchise is known for its many, many sequels.
5. Respect For Hustlers
Schwarzenegger worked hard for his success, so it's a given that he'll expect the same out of the contestants.
6. A Different Tone
Trump led the show with a certain intensity, but Schwarzenegger has a different personality and will presumably change things up.
7. Increased Level Of Competition
Just because there's a new host doesn't mean the show will be any less challenging.
The next season of the Celebrity Apprentice is slated to debut in the 2016-2017 TV season.
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