NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice returns Feb. 12 and I hate to say it, but it just may be returning with a shred more credibility than before. Granted, previous seasons have seen Rob Blagojevich, Gary Busey and Nene Leakes showing up for no other reason than to crank up the crazy. This fifth season of one of the few shows on the Peacock network that actually attracts viewers will see a larger than usual cast compete for the chance to win $250,000 dollars for the charity of their choice – does anyone else find it odd that Donald Trump can’t offer up at least half a million to the potential winning charity? But I guess that’s not the point.
The fifth round of The Celebrity Apprentice airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on NBC once the network runs out of football games. And here are the friendly faces we’ll see compete this season, according to The Hollywood Reporter:
Former American Idol Clay Aiken, The National Inclusion Project Retired race car driver Michael Andretti, Racing for Cancer Talk show host Adam Carolla, Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno, Muscular Dystrophy Association Actor/TV personality Arsenio Hall, Magic Johnson Foundation Magician/TV personality Penn Jillette, Opportunity Village Former Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider, March of Dimes/Bikers for Babies Star Trek’s George Takei, Japanese American National Museum American Chopper’s Paul Teutul Sr., Make-A-Wish Foundation Actress Tia Carrere, After-School All-Stars Singer Debbie Gibson, Children International Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice, The NephCure Foundation Growing Up Gotti’s Victoria Gotti, Association to Benefit Children Comedian Lisa Lampanelli, Gay Men’s Health Crisis Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza, Latino Commission on AIDS Singer/actress/model Aubrey O’Day, Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Model/actress Cheryl Tiegs, The Farrah Fawcett Foundation Model/actress Patricia Velasquez, Wayuu Taya Foundation