Posted February 26, 2013 by Matthew Frendo in Movies & TV

Donald Trump Returns to NBC With “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice”

The Biggest Stars Return for the First Ever, “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice”

For all fans of both reality TV and corporate greed, get ready for a new season of people doing their best to imitate multimillionaire (err…billionaire?) Donald Trump. NBC has released information that the Donald will return to the boardroom with a group of All-Star Celebrities culled from the last five seasons of the popular competition show. “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” is set to air Sunday, March 3, 2013, from 9-11 p.m. (ET/PT).

All-Star Celebrity Apprentice - Season 13

Starting on that date, the Donald will give 14 returning celebrities from past seasons the chance to win a paycheck, if they can become the last man standing at the end, for the charity of their choice in the sum of $250,000 (of course, given all the contestants are already millionaires, one would think that if they cared that much about a charity, they would easily be contributing more than that themselves, but I digress…). In the season premiere, the celebrities will be given a task to make and sell meatballs, in a fundraising competition for charity. During the episode, one project manager takes a unique approach to the task, risking failure, while the other team has some immediate internal strife to contend with. The total fundraising for both teams sets a record for the first task, but, as all reality television aficionados know, only one can be the winner. And, as the Donald is known for, one contestant at the end of the episode will hear the dreaded words-turned-popular-catchphrase, “You’re fired!”

All-Star Celebrity Apprentice - Season 13

Boardroom advisors to the Donald will be Ivanka Trump and Piers Morgan, with many special guests also appearing throughout the season, including Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan, Paul Teutul Sr., Amy Grant, Gilbert Gottfried, Valerie Bertinelli and Nikki Taylor.

The contestants for the season consist of: Omarosa, Stephen Baldwin, Lisa Rinna, Dennis Rodman, Brande Roderick, Lil Jon, Penn Jillette, Gary Busey, Bret Michaels, Claudia Jordan, Trace Adkins, La Toya Jackson, Dee Snider, and Marilu Henner.

Matthew Frendo

Matthew Frendo is an accomplished concert violinist, Hong Kong Kung Fu champion, the creator of World of Warcraft, and a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. He’s also a pretty good liar, as only one of the things he listed is true. In reality, he’s a huge geek for television, literature, and film, with bachelor degrees in Philosophy and Media Communications, and a Masters in Motion Picture and Television. His interests include philosophy, martial arts, Zen Buddhism, Ring of Honor, intelligent horror used as a mirror to society’s ills, forgotten pieces of music and art, French Extremity, comedic satire, the lost art form of reading, BBC, Sons of Anarchy, Star Wars, and Planet of the Apes. The only reality TV he watches is Big Brother, a source of both inspiration and shame.