The Apprentice is a television franchise that originated in 2004 in the United States. As originally conceived, the show depicted a group of 15-18 businessmen and -women competing in an elimination-style competition for a one-year, $250,000 job of running one of host and executive producer Donald Trump's companies.
Last Episode14x09 Live Finale: A New Celebrity Appre… Aired: Feb. 16, 2015
The two finalists continue to work putting the finishing touches on a star-studded red carpet event, where they will present the commercial …
Series Fun Facts
- The boardroom is on the same floor as the suite the contestants are staying in. So the contestants don't take an elevator up as Donald tells them to.
- Series creator Mark Burnett originally conceived of the contestants in the first season being divided into college graduates vs. those who finished only high school. However, of those who…
[show]Series creator Mark Burnett originally conceived of the contestants in the first season being divided into college graduates vs. those who finished only high school. However, of those who applied to be on the show there were not enough credible contestants who did not graduate from college. As a result, the teams were instead divided into males and females. The popularity of the show caused a very large number of people to apply to be contestants and the producers were then able to choose a full team with only those with high school educations that was more or less evenly matched with those who graduated from college. This became the premise of the competition in the third season.
- The contestants had to keep their cell phones on speaker to make sure they weren't cheating by using connections made prior to the show or by making private phone calls.