On the day in which NBC announced their entire fall schedule, there were still a few mysteries lingering out there. What would the fate be of “Fashion Star,” “Hannibal,” and “The Celebrity Apprentice“? The first one is a bona fide cancellation, mostly because we feel like some guy’s one-man show in a seedy piano bar probably has more viewers than it at this point. Meanwhile, “Hannibal” is probably too violent for broadcast TV, and the ratings decline suggests that the best hope the show really has is for a renewal and a Friday time-slot next spring after “Dracula” ends its run.
However, the verdict is in for “The Celebrity Apprentice,” and NBC has hired Donald Trump for more. The Donald himself confirmed the news in a way that only he could: With a post on Twitter created entirely of capital letters:
“I AM PLEASED TO INFORM YOU THAT CELEBRITY APPRENTICE HAS BEEN RENEWED FOR ANOTHER SEASON BY NBC. SEE YOU AT THE NBC UPFRONTS TOMORROW.”
Remember when this was a show actually about hiring everyday people, and it was meant to be taken seriously? We don’t miss those days at all. This may be pound-for-pound the most hilarious reality TV creation out there, and while we were initially ho-hum about an all-star season this year, it did bring us Gary Busey’s obsession with mechanical dogs, Marilu Henner thinking that chess is what people like to do while at a party, and Piers Morgan pretending to be an adviser when his real mission seemed to be acting as a real-life version of a Twitter troll all over Omarosa. (And it was amazing.)
Personally, we hope this show lasts until Trump is eventually replaced by an android, which will probably be the greatest, most amazing android ever that is tough, strong, and everyone will want to be on their show. If you don’t see what we did there, you’re probably not enough of a fan.
Looking for a companion to Sunday night’s new episode? We have one for you here, complete with our own predictions for the final two.