The Celebrity Apprentice, which has been missing from NBC’s schedule since its Spring 2013 cycle, is returning to the NBC lineup on Sunday, Jan. 4 at 9/8c — with Donald Trump at the helm — before settling into a regular Monday 8/7c timeslot, the network announced today.
NBC plans to air back-to-back one-hour installments each week — which will mean two boardroom showdowns and multiple firings (along with plenty of tears an screaming) per night.
The full cast (photos below) will include two-time World Series champion Johnny Damon; comedian Gilbert Gottfried; Sig Hansen, the star of Deadliest Catch; singer Kevin Jonas; actor Lorenzo Lamas; NFL star Terrell Owens; talk show host Geraldo Rivera; and television and Beverly Hills 90201/Sharknado’s Ian Ziering; Gold Medal Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson; actress Vivica A. Fox; TV host Leeza Gibbons; reality star Brandi Glanville; reality star Kate Gosselin; gold medal Olympian Shawn Johnson; Kenya Moore, former Miss USA and star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta; and The Cosby Show‘s Keshia Knight Pulliam.
Late comic legend Joan Rivers will be among the previous Celebrity Apprentice champs who are returning as advisers. (Rivers filmed her segments prior to her death in September.)
Trump’s children — Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump — will serve as his advisers. The winner of the competition will score a $250,000 donation to his or her designated charity.
Excited about making a return to the Boardroom? Check out cast photos below, then hit the comments with your thoughts!