Apprentice renewed for a seventh season

Production on The Apprentice 6 has not yet begun in LA, but NBC has renewed the show already for a seventh season.

Donald Trump told Variety, “NBC called me and said they are picking up No. 7. We may do it in Las Vegas or Miami … We’ll make that decision in the next two months.” Most likely,
The Apprentice 7 “wouldn’t air until 2008,” according to Variety, as NBC has already shifted the sixth season’s debut to January, thus moving the show to a once-a-year schedule.

Variety couldn’t get NBC to confirm or deny the pick-up, but notes that “[r]atings … fell significantly during the most recent season, though the skein remains one of NBC’s top-rated shows, particularly among upscale auds.” Trump, however, continues to blame Martha Stewart for the show’s woes, rather than, like, the tired rut that the series has fallen into.

‘Apprentice’ returning [Variety]

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In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

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