If Not Elected, Donald Trump Not Welcome to Return to ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ Says NBC Exec
If the controversial Republican presidential nominee doesn’t make it to the White House, he can’t go back to the reality show that he built.
NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt spoke with reporters after the network’s TCA Summer Press Day 2016 where he made clear that Donald Trump will not be welcome back on The Celebrity Apprentice should his presidential bid not be successful.
“I have no idea if he has a future in television, but he would never be back on The Celebrity Apprentice, if that’s the question,” he said, via E! News. “As long as I’m here.”
The Entertainment President of NBC, Jennifer Salke answered the same question with a more measured response:
“I have no idea. I have no idea what our response would be,” she offered. “I think with him we’re taking one sort of day at a time and seeing where he ends up and sort of watching this unfold like all of you. We’re not involved in his life and we’ll evaluate those things as they come up in the future.”
The New Celebrity Apprentice, hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger, will premiere in January 2017.