‘The Celebrity Apprentice’: New season with Arnold Schwarzenegger filming this spring

NBCIt was last year when we first heard the (glorious news) that Arnold Schwarzenegger was going to be the new host of “The Celebrity Apprentice.” However, what has remained a little bit more of a secret until now was just when this particular new season was going to film, let alone air.

Speaking per Zap2It while at the TCA Winter Press Tour this past week, NBC alternative programming head Paul Telegdy noted that the casting process is already underway, and that the new season featuring the “Terminator” star and former California Governor could air as early as this fall. (Our personal preference would be January, largely to avoid heavy competition.) He also went on to say that the change in venue to California for the show does also reflect the changes in America since the show first premiered with Donald Trump:

“The California version of the show with Arnold at its helm has pivoted completely, because if you think about what was the economy back [when ‘The Apprentice’ premiered], it was Wall Street, property, skyscrapers. What’s the economy now? Google, California, technology, Elon Musk. It’s all sort of pivoted, the economic driver has pivoted to the West Coast. So it feels like we’re moving from the dark to the light, and I mean that in terms of if you looked at the board room — if you build a board room in 2016, do you think it’d have a big, dark oak table with no windows? The show will feel like that pivot has taken place in all sorts of ways.”

When we last spoke of the show, we gave a list of our ideal cast during a CarterMatt Podcast. Check that out over at the link here.

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