“The Celebrity Apprentice” will make its’ return to NBC in 2016, but not with the host that yells the familiar line “You’re fired!”
Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will be taking over from Donald Trump as the host of the show, which has raised more than $15 million for charity in the past.
“After leaving the show to run for political office, Donald made it clear that he wanted ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ to be able to continue to raise millions of dollars annually for worthy causes, and now NBC and I have found an amazing new leader to do just that,” executive producer Mark Burnett says in a statement. “Gov. Schwarzenegger will use his vast and highly successful business, political and media experience to drive this hit franchise to new heights.”
NBC cut ties with Trump this past June amid the announcement of his 2016 presidential run and controversial comments he made about Mexican immigrants. On Friday Trump and NBC resolved their legal issues, paving the way for the reality show to be put back on the air.
Schwarzenegger is no stranger to being in front of a camera. Before being elected governor in 2003, he had blockbuster roles in movies like “Terminator” and “Kindergarten Cop.” He was most recently seen this July in “Terminator Genisys.”