NBC to premiere 'The Celebrity Apprentice's third season on March 14
By Christopher Rocchio, 12/14/2009
NBC has announced The Celebrity Apprentice's third season will premiere Sunday, March 14 at 9PM ET/PT.
While NBC has yet to formally reveal the identities of the celebrity contestants, photos of the cast surfaced when the network began production on the reality competition in October.
According to multiple media reports released at the time, the cast will include 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 model Selita Ebanks.
The Celebrity Apprentice's third season represents the ninth overall edition of the NBC reality competition series.
Similar to its first two celebrity installments, The Celebrity Apprentice's third-season cast won't be vying for a job with Donald Trump but will instead be competing in business-related tasks to raise money for their favorite charities.
The Celebrity Apprentice is 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.
In addition to The Celebrity Apprentice's third-season premiere, NBC announced The Marriage Ref -- a new Jerry Seinfeld-produced reality series that will follow spouses who are arguing about something as they present their case to a panel of celebrities and comedians for a verdict -- will debut Sunday, March 14 at 8PM ET/PT.