Donald Trump's Presidential Bid: Will It End His Celeb Apprentice Gig?

He’s fired?

Well, not exactly. But Donald Trump may be forced to step down from his Celebrity Apprentice gig after launching an official bid for the presidency on Tuesday.

“We will re-evaluate Trump’s role as host of Celebrity Apprentice should it become necessary, as we are committed to this franchise,” said NBC in a statement.

In February, the network renewed Trump’s reality staple for Season 15 concurrently with its Season 14 finale drawing 6 million total viewers and a 1.6 demo rating, up 13 percent and a tenth from its previous finale (circa May 2013, which had marked a series low).

Thoughts? Surprised Celebrity Apprentice is still a thing? Thoughts on who could possibly succeed Trump? Do the words “President Trump” send shivers down your spine?

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  1. April says:

    They’ll have to pull it during the primaries or until he pulls out of his campaign. They can’t give free airtime to any candidate without giving the same consideration to every other candidate. There’s no way he’ll make it to the general election so they might have to sit out next year.

  2. LK says:

    I doubt his campaign lasts that long… Trump tends to get prickly when people start asking him too many questions and he has no chance of getting the nomination. Would be a hoot if he’s in the first debates though… They can shoot the next season of the show after he drops out sometime in the fall.

  3. John says:

    This is great I can’t wait for this political season. Thank you Donald for providing entertainment during this election. The Irony is he’s a celebrity persona and his celebrity persona is probably going to be the most sincere of any of the politicians we have running.

    Oliver, Stewart, Colbert, Conan, Kimmel, Noah, and Meyers you have been given a gift with today’s announcement!

  4. They’ll replace him with Mark Zuckerberg. His tagline will be “you’re unfriended!”

  5. Et al says:

    NBC’s statement might as well have read: we appreciate the free publicity for the show and are confident this laughable candidacy will conclude before any potential production would have started.

  6. Brigid says:

    This is such a joke. Once they start asking for his financial statements he’ll pull right out of the race. He’s such a meathead!

    • JBC says:

      He disclosed his net worth during his speech yesterday. He admits he’s a billionaire! He def isn’t hiding that!

  7. Pat says:

    I do not watch this show because he is the face I do not want to see. Now, with that said, my only other statement is that the CLOWN BUS just keeps filling up! God Help Us All!

  8. Steven says:

    SNL is going to have a field day with this!

    • dan says:

      They can’t cut anybody in the cast for next season, otherwise they won’t have enough actors to play all the candidates!

  9. Lizo says:

    I’m all in favour of having a new host for Celebrity Apprentice. Trump is repulsive…but the idea of him leading a country makes me want to throw up

  10. steven says:

    Just cancel Celebrity Apprentice. Without Trump, there is no show.

  11. AngelWasHere says:

    So will Trump’s hair piece be his running mate?

  12. Jericho says:

    God I hope that his 3 weeks in the Presidential Race before he gets beat down will kill his TV show. He is the most obnoxious person on tv since ANY Real Housewife

  13. Angela says:


    (Dream Ticket)

  14. Tony2u says:

    I think Celebrity Presidential Apprentice would be a ratings goldmine! But didn’t Obama and Kal Penn already do something like this? ;-)

  15. At this point I’m just glad he announced. I was tired of him being all talk about this. Think he has a shot or not, just glad that part’s finally over with.

  16. Geo says:

    If you’re gonna make an announcement that Donald Trump may not be on tv for awhile, shouldn’t you get Professor Farnsworth to introduce it with: “Good news, everyone!”

  17. Mary says:

    Can he just go away. He knows he doesn’t stand a chance in H..l of winning the nomination. He just likes to hear himself talk. He is a expert on filing for bankruptcy so maybe if elected he can make our debt go away. Oh well just a publicity stunt.

  18. Dan the critic says:

    Hillary Clinton gives the biggest shivers down my spine.

  19. robin says:

    If he gets off tv, I’ll be glad.

  20. A fan of TV says:

    If his making a jokes run for President by default shelves his stupid show, I can’t see how anyone loses…!

  21. Dawn Tefel says:

    Wow looking at all these comments. All these idiots must know how it feels to be stupid. Haha. I love Trump and never doubted him … Trump will make America great again