NBC has announced an all-star cast of advisers and contestants to help kick off Arnold Schwarzenegger’s post-Trump Celebrity Apprentice reboot.
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, former Microsoft CEO and Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, Tyra Banks, and Jessica Alba will will join Schwarzenegger’s nephew, entertainment attorney Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger, as advisors. Additionally, the show will welcome another group of famed contestants.
According to USA TODAY, this year’s 16 Celebrity Apprentice contestants are:
Laila Ali, retired boxing champ and daughter of Muhammad Ali
Brooke Burke-Charvet, actress/host and CEO of ModernMom.com
Eric Dickerson, former NFL running back
Boy George, musician and coach of U.K.’s The Voice
Matt Iseman, co-host of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior
Carrie Keagan, former VH1 talk-show host
Carson Kressley, TV host and fashion expert
Lisa Leslie, Olympic medalist and WNBA star
Jon Lovitz, comedian and actor
Vince Neil, lead singer for Motley Crue
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jersey Shore star
Kyle Richards, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star
Chael Sonnen, mixed-marrtial arts
Porsha Williams, Real Housewives of Atlanta star
Ricky Williams, ESPN analyst and former NFL player
Carnie Wilson, singer and former talk-show host
The show will debut some time this fall without Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, who left the franchise last summer shortly after announcing his candidacy in June.
Under pressure from Hispanic groups, NBC severed all ties with Trump after his initial comments about illegal immigration and was rumored to be specifically seeking a minority to replace him on the show.
The network had originally sought a minority as an opportunity to make a “powerful statement” discrediting Trump’s stance on illegal immigration.
NBC instead replaced Trump with the actor and former California governor, and will be relocating the show from New York to the Silicon Beach area of Los Angeles.
Speaking at the Television Critics’ Association press tour in Beverly Hills, California, last August, NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt downplayed his network’s strained relationship with Trump and praised him for being professional during his time on Apprentice.
“There were no controversies,” he said. “He worked really closely with [producer] Mark Burnett. It was a congenial, really great relationship,” he said.
In November, Trump hosted a highly-rated episode of Saturday Night Live.