"THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE" DEBUTS THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 9:00 PM ET/PT
Fourteen Celebrities Hit The Street In Their First Challenge For Charity And Donald Trump, While One Is Shown The Door.
NEW YORK � December 11, 2007 � For their first task, fourteen celebrities take their business savvy to the streets of New York on the premiere episode, airing Thursday, January 3 (9:00 PM ET/PT)
The celebrities try their hand at one of the most quintessential New York jobs: hot dog vendor. The team that makes the most money wins. However, being famous has its privileges, as candidates try to use their contacts to sell wieners at $5,000 and $10,000 a pop. The stars not only bring out their famous friends (including New York Met David Wright ) to help, but they catch the eye of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. For the first time the 14 celebrities are stripped of their managers, personal assistants, agents, and publicists and are thrown out of their comfort zones. They quickly begin to size up each others egos, as they come face to face trying to split into two teams and choose team captains.
Trump's eyes and ears on the task are his daughter Ivanka and eldest son Donald Jr.
As previously announced, the fourteen celebrity "candidates" competing for charity are: Trace Adkins, Carol Alt, Stephen Baldwin, Nadia Comaneci, Tiffany Fallon, Jennie Finch, Nely Galan, Marilu Henner, Lennox Lewis, Piers Morgan, Omarosa, Tito Ortiz, Vincent Pastore, and Gene Simmons.
"The Celebrity Apprentice" is produced by Mark Burnett Productions in association with Trump Productions LLC. Mark Burnett, Donald Trump are executive producers,
Eden Gaha and Page Feldman are co- executive producers.