If you didn't think Donald and his biz reality show, The Celebrity Apprentice, had staying power, guess again: Episodes in 2009 will not only exist, they'll be twice as long. That's right, two hours of competitive drama every Thursday, beginning March 1. I can't say that I'm thrilled at the extended show time, but the cast is certainly eclectic and I'll be interested to see how the members interact.
In case you missed the show's introductory season, here's the gist: Celebrities compete in the name of their individually selected charities. They enter each challenge as teams to prove their business savvy, but Donald fires one person each week, and only one can be named The Celebrity Apprentice. The two-hour format will be introduced because NBC is using its pre-filmed reality series to fill the gaps left in its reduced programming.
To see the members of the 2009 cast, read more.
The following famous contestants will compete to raise money for their charities and win the Celebrity Apprentice title: Khloe Kardashian, Tom Green, Joan and Melissa Rivers, Dennis Rodman, Clint Black, pro-poker player Annie Duke, comic Andrew Dice Clay, 'Deal or No Deal' girl Claudia Jordan, Brian McKnight, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins of TLC, retired NFL star Herschel Walker, golfer Natalie Gulbis, skater Scott Hamilton, Playboy playmate Brande Roderick, and Jesse James.
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