‘Celebrity Apprentice’ to Return Without Donald Trump

ALL-STAR CELEBRITY APPRENTICE -- Live Finale -- Pictured: Donald Trump -- (PHOTO CREDIT: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
ALL-STAR CELEBRITY APPRENTICE — Live Finale — Pictured: Donald Trump — (PHOTO CREDIT: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

“The Celebrity Apprentice” will return without Donald Trump — however, the reality competition will not be new for the 2015-16 season.

The hit series will be back on NBC, network boss Bob Greenblatt confirmed on Thursday at the Television Critics’ Assn. press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., but the return date is in flux.

Currently, NBC is searching for a new host to replace Trump. Greenblatt insisted the new host has not yet been chosen.

“We’re obviously looking for a host of that show that will make noise and will be a big personality. There are a few people out there that fit that bill,” Greenblatt said.

The NBC prez also commented on Trump’s success on “Celebrity Apprentice,” and more recently, in the world of political buzz.

“I guess people are just, in the political world, looking for somebody who just speaks their mind, regardless of anything else. He does that. Whether you agree with anything he says, he says it without any kind of filter…there’s probably something refreshing about that,” Greenblatt said, adding, “I think at some point, you have to look at the message.”

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SOURCE: Variety, Elizabeth Wagmeister

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