Celebrity Apprentice: renewed, but won’t film until spring

Celebrity Apprentice will return for a seventh season, though not until 2014, and it will film later than usual, in the spring instead of fall. With production in the spring, it’s probably unlikely to air until at least summer.

NBC confirmed the renewal and scheduling to me; a network representative previously revealed these details following inquiries from show superfan Justin Urciuoli. The Mark Burnett-produced series’ future hasn’t been clear since May, when we learned it was not on NBC’s 2013-2014 schedule, though Donald Trump insisted it had been renewed.

Trump tweeted yesterday that the show would be “going forward as soon as I get the time to shoot,” which I guess means that NBC isn’t replacing Donald with Ivanka, which I think should happen.

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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