NBC officially reveals 'The Celebrity Apprentice's' second-season cast
By Reality TV World staff, 01/08/2009
Although they already leaked out when the show was taped last fall, NBC has officially revealed the identities of the 16 celebrities who will be competing on The Celebrity Apprentice's second season, which will premiere on Sunday, March 1 at 9PM ET/PT.
"Last season's [The]Celebrity Apprentice became one of the hottest shows on television -- and this season will be even better," The Apprentice star Donald Trump said of the new season. "We have an amazing cast of celebrities and we are looking forward to some fantastic entertainment."
The Celebrity Apprentice's second season will feature country singer Clint Black; comedian and former Dice Undisputed star Andrew Dice Clay; professional poker player Annie Duke; comedian Tom Green; LPGA golfer Natalie Gulbis; Olympic figure skating champion and former Skating with Celebrities judge Scott Hamilton; former Monster Garage star Jesse James; Deal or No Deal suitcase model Claudia Jordan; Keeping up with the Kardashians star Khloe Kardashian; R&B singer Brian McKnight; comedienne Joan Rivers and her daughter, former I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here! contestant Melissa Rivers; actress/model and former Fear Factor contestant Brande Roderick; retired NBA basketball player and former Celebrity MoleYucatan winner Dennis Rodman; retired NFL football player Herschel Walker; and TLC music group member Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins.
Similar to The Celebrity Apprentice's first season, the celebrities won't be vying for a job with Trump but 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 include a "rotating seat" that will be filled by various business leaders and industry experts.
Like last season, each task's winning The Celebrity Apprentice team will get to the chance to watch live footage of the boardroom session in which a member of losing team will be fired by Trump.
The Celebrity Apprentice's first season was won by America's Got Talent judge Piers Morgan, who defeated country star Trace Adkins in the competition's final boardroom session.
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.