Skip to Content

NBC Apprentice poll “could have a big effect on [Trump’s] ultimate decision”

At the end of last week’s Apprentice, Donald Trump said that we, as viewers, could help him decided who to select as his next apprentice. Online voting starts at NBC.com next week, when The Apprentice 5 will move to 10 p.m., for one time only.

The show is not going all American Idol, though. Executive producer Mark Burnett assures us that we only might impact the decision. “This year we thought it would be interesting to discover what America has to say about the candidates, incorporating our fans and viewers as virtual judges. While Trump will still be the final arbiter of who he hires, America’s feedback is certain to have an impact on his decision,” he said in a statement.

In a statement, Trump uses superlative words but tampers our expectations by throwing in a “could.” He said, “I’m very anxious to see who the fans choose for their favorite finalist — their decision could have a big effect on my ultimate decision.” Thus, our vote is just like George’s or Carolyn’s opinion, although with the added bonus of the fact that we don’t have to kiss his ass.

Viewers to Help Donald Trump Decide the Next Apprentice [NBC press release]

All reality blurred content is independently selected, including links to products or services. However, if you buy something after clicking an affiliate link, I may earn a commission, which helps support reality blurred. Learn more.

More great stories

About the author

  • Andy Dehnart is the creator of reality blurred and a writer and teacher who obsessively and critically covers reality TV and unscripted entertainment, focusing on how it’s made and what it means. Learn more about Andy.

Discussion

I value our community at reality blurred, which connects people through open and thoughtful conversations about the TV we’re watching and the stories about it.

Comment rules: My goal is for us to be able to share our perspectives and exchange ideas in a welcoming, supportive space. That’s why I’ve created these rules for commenting here, and by commenting, you agree that you’ve read and agree to them. Happy discussing!