- 02:38 PM, Feb 05
Donald Trump returns to "The Celebrity Apprentice" with a new all-star celebrity lineup of candidates. This is the third installment of "The Celebrity Apprentice," and the ninth season of the series.
On last season's "The Celebrity Apprentice," world-famous comedienne Joan Rivers beat out world champion poker player Annie Duke in an intense live boardroom finale to win $532,000 for her charity "God's Love We Deliver."
Contestants do not vie for a job with Donald Trump, however; the business-savvy celebrity contestants will be working towards a greater goal -- as they raise over $1 million for various charities throughout the season. Not only will the final winner be crowned "The Celebrity Apprentice," but he or she will also have the honor of delivering a $250,000 bonus check to their designated charity.
All 14 of the to-be-named celebrities this season will be competing in business-driven tasks around New York City, using their fame along with their business acumen to win challenges, while ultimately raising money and awareness for their respective causes.
Just as in the regular "Apprentice," the celebrities will be subjected to long hours, grueling mental challenges, personality clashes, and intense scrutiny -- all without the help of their regular support system of agents, managers, and personal assistants.
Certain tasks encourage the contestants to reach out to their network of celebrity contacts for assistance or donations -- making for entertaining surprise visits by some of the world's biggest stars along the way.
All of the tasks will be judged by Trump and his advisers in the boardroom. Returning to the boardroom are Trump's children (and colleagues) Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr., alongside longtime Trump Organization employee and "Apprentice" advisor George Ross. The boardroom will again feature a "rotating seat," allowing a variety of famous business leaders and industry legends to join Trump in spirited judgment on each task.