Arnold Schwarzenegger is the new host of NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice.
The former governor of California is a world famous bodybuilder and movie star, with movie roles that have made him one of the most recognizable celebrities in the world. With Donald Trump about to assume presidential office, NBC is attempting to reboot a franchise that has seen better days. When asked why Arnold was the man for the job, Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president for alternative and late night programming, said:
“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,”
Arnold also has the President Elect’s blessing in this new endeavor.
With all the pieces in place, and the world watching, it will be interesting to see how the first episode fares.
The celebrity Apprentice kicks off tonight at 7pm