As you may have heard, Sentient Strap of Old Shoe Leather Donald Trump is running for President, and in doing so he said some nasty things about immigrants that led NBC to fire him from Celebrity Apprentice (resulting in thousands of headlines featuring the same jokes centered on Trump’s signature “You’re Fired” catchphrase). Though its host was booted from the network, NBC did leave open the possibility of reviving Celebrity Apprentice with another host, and now they’ve apparently found one.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s having a pretty good year. He received critical acclaim for his performance in the drama Maggie, and his return to his biggest franchise, Terminator Genisys, is a hit thanks to massive box office success in international markets. So, for some reason, Schwarzenegger has decided that now would be a great time to host a reality show. Why? Well…apparently he’s a Celebrity Apprentice fan.
“We are thrilled to be opening a powerful new chapter in the story of the Apprentice franchise,” NBC alternative programming chief Paul Telegdy said in a statement. “Arnold Schwarzenegger is the epitome of a global brand in entertainment and business, and his accomplishments in the political arena speak for themselves. It was Arnold’s personal passion for the format that Mark Burnett and Donald Trump built over the last decade, as well as his fresh take on how to take it to new heights for today’s audiences, that made him the man to hire.“
I have no idea what "fresh take” Schwarzenegger is planning to bring to this show, but as much as this makes absolutely no sense, don’t count him out. Sure, this is completely nuts and out of left field, but if the man could survive Junior, he can survive anything.