Warren Buffet, Jessica Alba, Tyra Banks to Join Schwarzenegger’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Reboot

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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.