A new cast of famous faces will try their best to not get fired by Donald Trump in the upcoming season of “Celebrity Apprentice.” Trump, the star and executive producer of the NBC reality competition, announced the lineup on the “Today” show Tuesday morning.
“This season of ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ is on point to be the best yet,” said Trump. “With 16 extraordinary contestants bringing their energy to the boardroom, it is sure to be a hit, as always.”
The lineup of men joining the competition include baseball player Johnny Damon, comedian Gilbert Gottfried, “Deadliest Catch” star Sig Hansen, musician Kevin Jonas, actor Lorenzo Lamas, football player Terrell Owens, journalist Geraldo Rivera and actor Ian Ziering.
The lineup of women include snowboarder Jamie Anderson, actress Vivica A. Fox, TV personality Leeza Gibbons, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Brandi Glanville, reality TV star Kate Gosselin, gymnast Shawn Johnson, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kenya Moore, and actress Keshia Knight Pulliam.
Two previous winners of “Celebrity Apprentice” will return as advisors to the current contestants, including the late Joan Rivers, who won the competition in Season 2. Piers Morgan, the winner of the original “The Celebrity Apprentice,” also returns.
This will be the 14th season of “The Apprentice” on NBC and the seventh installment of “Celebrity Apprentice.” The show has raised over $14 million dollars for charity throughout the course of the series. This season, the winning celebrity will be vying for the top prize of a $250,000 bonus check to their designated charity.
The seventh season of “Celebrity Apprentice” premieres Jan. 4 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.