or


[09/15/05 - 12:00 AM]
NBC's "The Apprentice" Debuts on Thursday, SepT. 22, 9-10 P.M. Et

[via press release from NBC]

NBC'S "THE APPRENTICE" DEBUTS ON THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 9-10 P.M. ET

DONALD TRUMP GIVES CANDIDATES A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY AND INCORPORATES NEW TWISTS ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF NBC'S "THE APPRENTICE" (SEPTEMBER 22, 9-10 P.M. ET/PT)

Candidates Lose Sweat in Creating Fitness Class for Bally Total Fitness

NEW YORK -- September 15, 2005 -- For the first time in NBC's "Apprentice" history, Donald Trump greets his 18 young entrepreneurs outside of Manhattan and tees up a big twist in the first 10 minutes that will give the candidates a serious run for their money (Sept. 22, 9-10 p.m. ET/PT). After dividing the teams, Trump announces a second twist -- the winning project managers will only be exempt the following week if their team members grant them that privilege.

For the first task, Trump instructs the candidates to jump into the $13 billion fitness industry and create a new fitness plus class for Bally Total Fitness. Teams choose between two gyms in demographically diverse areas, where they create and market their class. The winning team is treated to a lavish lunch with Trump at The Friar's Club and the losing team is sent to the boardroom where the first candidate is "fired."

Trump's loyal lieutenants George Ross and Carolyn Kepcher return for a fourth season and the original "Apprentice," Bill Rancic, returns for several episodes filling in for Ross while he is away on business.

As previously announced, a Rhodes Scholar, NFL player and an inventor are among Trump's "hand-picked" cast of young entrepreneurs on the fourth season of NBC's "The Apprentice." "For the first time, I hand-picked an 'Apprentice' cast and I'm thrilled with the results," said Trump, executive producer. "This is the most talented group we've ever assembled. They have it all: beauty, brains, and big bucks." Ranging in age from 22-41, these candidates boast degrees from Oxford, Wharton, MIT, and Georgetown and several of the candidates are already millionaires.

"We at Bally make it a priority to customize our services and stay on top of the ever-changing needs of our customers," said Jim McDonald, chief marketing officer for Bally Total Fitness. "And during their first task, the teams from 'The Apprentice' proved they understand the importance of this as well. Their ideas for a new group exercise class were smart, innovative and right on target with what today's consumers want. The result of their work will bring an exciting new offering to Bally clubs nationwide, which we feel will be a big hit with our members."

About Bally Total Fitness
Bally Total Fitness is the largest and only nationwide commercial operator of fitness centers, with approximately four million members and 440 facilities located in 29 states, Mexico, Canada, Korea, China and the Caribbean under the Bally Total Fitness, Crunch Fitness(SM), Gorilla Sports(SM), Pinnacle Fitness, Bally Sports Clubs and Sports Clubs of Canada brands. With an estimated 150 million annual visits to its clubs, Bally offers a unique platform for distribution of a wide range of products and services targeted to active, fitness-conscious adult consumers. For more information about Bally Total Fitness, please visit www.ballyfitness.com.

"The Apprentice" is produced by Mark Burnett Productions. Mark Burnett, Jay Bienstock and Donald J. Trump are executive producers. Conrad Riggs and Kevin Harris are co-executive producers.





  [september 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· APPRENTICE, THE (NBC)









[04/27/15 - 10:05 AM]
New Season of Cinemax Series "Strike Back" to Debut July 31
Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton star in the action series, which follows a stealth counterterrorism unit as it spans the globe to stop potential threats, often behind enemy lines.

[04/27/15 - 10:05 AM]
Bravo Media Expands Scripted Development Slate with Three New Projects
Additionally, Bravo's first half-hour scripted comedy series, "Odd Mom Out," will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Monday, June 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/27/15 - 09:57 AM]
"Forged in Fire" - New Competition Series Coming to History This Summer
The series will feature world-class bladesmiths recreating many of history's most iconic edged weapons, from the Japanese katana to the medieval broadsword to ancient throwing blades like the Chakram.

[04/27/15 - 09:08 AM]
"Aqua Teen Hunger Force" Forever Meats with Adult Swim to Fry the Old Title and Shake Things Up
The show's final season launches Sunday, June 21 at midnight/11:00c on the cable channel.

[04/27/15 - 08:49 AM]
"A.D. The Bible Continues" Matches Last Week's 1.1 in Fast-Affiliate Ratings
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 26.

[04/27/15 - 08:33 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "Once Upon a Time," "Secrets & Lies"
The latter surges to a series high among adults 18-49.

[04/27/15 - 08:33 AM]
Netflix Releases Season 3 Key Art for Netflix Original Series "Orange is the New Black"
As previously announced, Season 3 will launch on Friday, June 12.

[04/27/15 - 07:27 AM]
Smashing Pumpkins Mastermind and Rock Innovator Billy Corgan Joins TNA Wrestling
In this position, Corgan will develop characters and create story lines for TNA's flagship program "Impact Wrestling" as well as other TNA programming.

[04/27/15 - 07:14 AM]
WE tv's Hit Series "Braxton Family Values" Returns with New Episodes Thursday, May 21 at 9PM ET/PT
As Season Four continues, Trina files for divorce from her husband Gabe, but is reluctant to share the news with her sisters.

[04/26/15 - 07:59 PM]
"Steve Harvey" Wins Big with Its Second Consecutive Daytime Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Talk Show/Informative
During the acceptance speech, Steve Harvey commented: "God is good, all the time. This is for my producing team - you don't know who they are but they make the show what it is."

[04/26/15 - 02:01 PM]
HBO Sports Is the Fight Fan's Destination for Mayweather-Pacquiao
The blockbuster welterweight unification title showdown is set for Saturday, May 2 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

[04/26/15 - 08:46 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos with NHL Playoffs
CBS then is the most-watched broadcast network last night.

[04/26/15 - 08:40 AM]
Encore Telecast of "Saturday Night Live," With Host Chris Hemsworth, Is Its Top Rebroadcast Since February 21
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, April 25.

[04/25/15 - 06:00 PM]
Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony and Becky G Among Top Winners at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards
"Disney Channel Presents the Radio Disney Music Awards" airs tomorrow night, Sunday, April 26 at 8:00/7:00c on Disney Channel.

[04/25/15 - 08:42 AM]
"Grimm" Is Steady Week to Week in Adults 18-49, Grows in Men and Women 18-49, Adults, Men and Women 25-54 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, April 24.