NBC renews Celebrity Apprentice for third season

The Celebrity Apprentice has been renewed for a third season by NBC. It will air next spring, and presumably tape this fall.

In a press release, NBC VP Paul Teledgy says the show is “at the top of its game and has exploded in popularity this season while also raising an impressive amount of money for charity.” The release cites the show’s average of “8.6 million viewers overall this season” which “is up 39 percent versus NBC’s non-sports adult 18-49 average in the time period.”

Perhaps more significantly, it’s NBC’s second-most popular show after The Biggest Loser.

Melissa Rivers’ dramatic freak-out firing was just the latest crazy season that has certainly topped the first season, so the real question is whether or not they can find a new group of celebrities to reveal themselves to be assholes for our entertainment.

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Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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