|The Celebrity Apprentice|
|Format||reality game show|
|Created by||Mark Burnett|
Ivanka Trump (2008–present)
Donald Trump, Jr. (2008–present)
Eric Trump (2010–present)
|Theme music composer||Kenneth Gamble
|Opening theme||"For the Love of Money"
Performed by The O'Jays
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||6 (13 including The Apprentice)|
|No. of episodes||73 (175 including The Apprentice)|
|Location(s)||New York, NY|
|Running time||60 minutes (Season 1)
120 minutes (Season 2-Present)
|Production company(s)||Trump Productions
Mark Burnett Productions (season 1-5)
One Three Media (season 6)
|Original run||January 3, 2008– present|
|Related shows||The Apprentice: Martha Stewart
Celebrity Apprentice is an American reality game show and sequel television series to the United States version of The Apprentice. Like the show's precursor, the show is hosted by real estate magnate, businessman and television personality Donald Trump. Also like its precursor, the show's opening theme song is "For the Love of Money" by The O'Jays. Unlike its precursor, however, Celebrity Apprentice consists of celebrities as the competing apprentices as opposed to unknowns. The show features celebrities, typically who have been out of the public eye for quite some time or are looking for publicity for one reason or another, competing for charities. These celebrities come from a wide variety of different fields in the media: sitcoms, professional sports, music industry, reality television, radio, and other backgrounds.
Celebrity Apprentice is linked in seasons to its precursor TV show: The Apprentice which consists of seasons 1-6 and season 10. Thus, Celebrity Apprentice follows up with seasons 7 onwards, except for season 10 which revisited the original program. The series completed its 5th season (overall 12th season) in early 2012. In May 2012, the show was renewed for a 6th season (overall 13th season), which premiered on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 9/8c.
On July 6, 2007, it was announced that The Apprentice had been renewed for a seventh season, with a possibility of an eighth season. In an effort to revitalize interest in the series, the seventh season featured celebrities playing the game to raise money for charities, going under the name The Celebrity Apprentice as opposed to continuing under The Apprentice format. British tabloid editor Piers Morgan was declared the victorious player of that season. On January 28, 2008, NBC confirmed that the show's eighth season would feature celebrities playing the game to raise money for charity. That season premiered in January 2009, and resulted in a win for comedian Joan Rivers.
On March 17, 2010, NBC officially stated that a new season of the original Apprentice would be brought back, with the explanation that regular working people would again attract audiences in light of the damaged U.S. economy. That season premiered September 16, 2010. This time the ratings were low, and both Trump and Producer Mark Burnett returned to the 'Celebrity' format, which saw John Rich win in season four.
Season installments 
Existing as a sequel television series to the U.S. version of The Apprentice, Celebrity Apprentice seasons are numerically continued from seasons of its predecessor. As of 2013, six seasons of Celebrity Apprentice have aired (season 10 was a non-celebrity format):
- The Apprentice (U.S. season 7), airing January–March 2008
- The Apprentice (U.S. season 8), airing March–May 2009
- The Apprentice (U.S. season 9), airing March–May 2010
- The Apprentice (U.S. season 11), airing March–May 2011
- The Apprentice (U.S. season 12), airing February–May 2012
- The Apprentice (U.S. season 13), airing March–May 2013
Statistics by season 
(Note: Given the show's a sequel television series, the below "statistics by season" chart is a continuation from its precursor's (The Apprentice) "statistics by season" chart. Note as well that season 10 is omitted from the chart below as the show reverted back to The Apprentice for that season)
|Season||Winner||Winner's Charity||Timeslot||Season Premiere||Season Finale||TV Season||Ranking||Viewers
|7||Piers Morgan||Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund||Thursday 9:00PM||January 3, 2008||March 27, 2008||2007-08||48||11.0||12.1|
|8||Joan Rivers||God's Love We Deliver||Sunday 9:00PM||March 1, 2009||May 10, 2009||2008-09||52||9.0||8.7|
|9||Bret Michaels||American Diabetes Association||Sunday 9:00PM||March 14, 2010||May 23, 2010||2009-10||59||7.4||9.3|
|11||John Rich||St. Jude Children's Research Hospital||Sunday 9:00 PM||March 6, 2011||May 22, 2011||2010-11||46||8.8||8.3|
|12||Arsenio Hall||Magic Johnson Foundation||Sunday 9:00 PM||February 19, 2012||May 20, 2012||2011-12||73||7.1||6.9|
|13||Trace Adkins||American Red Cross||Sunday 9:00 PM||March 3, 2013||May 19, 2013||2012-13||TBA||TBA||TBA|
Similar shows in other nations 
- Spin-offs of the British series The Apprentice
- Comic Relief Does The Apprentice, airing in March 2007 and March 2009
- Sport Relief Does The Apprentice, airing in March 2008
- Spin-off of the Australian series The Apprentice Australia
- The Celebrity Apprentice Australia (season 1), airing October–November 2011
- The Celebrity Apprentice Australia (season 2), airing April–May 2012
- The Celebrity Apprentice Australia (season 3), airing 2013
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