NBC officially reveals 'The Celebrity Apprentice's third-season cast
By Christopher Rocchio, 01/04/2010
Although they already leaked out during the show's fall filming, NBC has officially revealed the identities of the 14 celebrities competing on The Celebrity Apprentice's third season, which will premiere Sunday, March 14 at 9PM ET/PT.
The cast consists of America's Got Talent judge Sharon Osbourne, Rock of Love star Brett Michaels, musician Cyndi Lauper, retired MLB baseball player Darryl Strawberry, actress Holly Robinson Peete, indicted former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, wrestlers Bill Goldberg and Maria Kanellis, actor/comedian Sinbad, Australian celebrity chef Curtis Stone, former Seinfeld writer Carol Leifer, Olympic gold-medal swimmer Summer Sanders and sprinter Michael Johnson, and model Selita Ebanks.
"This season of Celebrity Apprentice is going to be fantastic. The list of celebrities we have this season is outstanding and the show will really resonate with our core viewers and fans," saidThe Apprentice star Donald Trump.
"I expect this season of Celebrity Apprentice to be the best one yet."
Similar to its first two celebrity installments, The Celebrity Apprentice's third-season cast won't be vying for a job with Trump and will instead be competing in business-related tasks to raise money for their favorite charities.
All of the celebrities' performances will still be judged in the boardroom by Trump, his two children Donald Jr. and Ivanka, as well as The Apprentice advisor George Ross.
In addition, the boardroom will once again include a "rotating seat" that will be filled by various business leaders and industry experts while each task's winning team will get the chance to watch live footage of the boardroom session in which a member of the losing team is fired by Trump.
The Celebrity Apprentice's third season -- which represents the ninth overall edition of the NBC reality competition series -- is being produced by Mark Burnett's Mark Burnett Productions in association with Trump's Trump Productions LLC with Burnett, Trump, Page Feldman and Eden Gaha serving as executive producers.