The Apprentice (American TV series)
The Apprentice is an American reality television program that judges the business skills of a group of contestants. It has run in various formats across fifteen seasons since January 2004 on NBC. Donald Trump was the show’s host for the first 14 seasons, with his popularity that contributed to his rise to the presidency of the United States. Arnold Schwarzenegger became the new host of the show in January 2017.
About The Apprentice (American TV series) in brief
The Apprentice is an American reality television program that judges the business skills of a group of contestants. It has run in various formats across fifteen seasons since January 2004 on NBC, with the most recent season having run in 2017. There have also been eight seasons of The Celebrity Apprentice since 2008. Donald Trump was the show’s host for the first 14 seasons, with his popularity that contributed to his rise to the presidency of the United States. Arnold Schwarzenegger became the new host of the show in January 2017. The U.S. series originated a franchise of international television shows collectively known as The Apprentice, which has had over 20 local versions. The contestants live in a communal dwelling, a \”penthouse suite\”, in New York City. The candidates are divided into two teams, treated as ‘corporations’ within the show. Each week, the teams are assigned a task and required to select one of their members to lead the team as ‘project manager’ The corporations complete business-related tasks such as selling products, raising money for charity, or creating an advertising campaign, with one corporation selected as the winner based on objective measures and subjective opinions of the host and his advisors. The winning team wins a reward and are excused from the boardroom while the losing team returns to the next stage on the TV stage for an elimination. The losing team remains in the board room and are interrogated as to their loss to the host for their reasons for their loss. Upon returning to the final stage, the project manager is asked to select a number of teammates to bring back into the final-stage boardroom meeting.
The remaining teammates return to the suite while the host consults with his advisors so that the remaining players can be selected to step out of the boardrooms for the final stages of the game. The final stage is when the team selects a winner and the winner is announced. This stage is known as the ‘boardroom meeting’ and occurs at the end of the final season of The Apprentice. The winner of this stage is the winner of the season and receives a large donation to the celebrity’s charity and the title of ‘Apprentice’ The New Celebrity Apprentice, a reboot of this format, aired in January 2016. The show has had a one-season spin-off called The Apprentice: Martha Stewart in 2005. It featured aspiring, but otherwise unknown, businesspersons who would vie to promote one of Donald Trump’s properties. Seven of the shows featured unknowns who would compete for the prize, a 1-year USD 250,000 starting contract to promote a property. The series has also had spin-offs featuring celebrities who would participate to win money for their chosen charities, with a final prize being a large Donation to the celebrities’ charity and a title of \”Apprentice\”. The show is a reality competition show featuring season-long competitions. Tasks are generally business oriented and tend to highlight one of several business skills. During the show, the contestants are generally asked to comment on materials or products produced by the opposing team.