NBC has announced the contestants for the new season of CELEBRITY APPRENTICE, premiering Sunday, February 12th at 9/8c. The Season 4 cast includes Lou Ferrigno, Dayana Mendoza, Clay Aiken
, Victoria Gotti, George Takei
("Star Trek"), "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice
, singers Debbie Gibson
, Aubrey O'Day
and Tia Carrere
, models Cheryl Tiegs
, Patricia Velasquez
, comedian Lisa Lampanelli
, magician Penn Jillette
, Paul Teutul, Sr. ("American Chopper") comedian Arsenio Hall
, comedian and radio personality Adam Carolla, race car driver Michael Andretti and rocker Dee Snider
The contestants will be competing for $250,000 for charity. The last person standing will be "hired" as the Celebrity Apprentice and have the honor of delivering the bonus check to their designated charity.
"This season of 'Celebrity Apprentice' will be the most exciting yet," said 'Celebrity Apprentice' star Donald Trump. "The show will be great with a record number of contestants and 15 episodes."
Every week, the celebrity contestants will work in two teams, each under the guidance of a designated project manager, to compete in business-driven tasks around New York City, using their fame, along with their proven business acumen, to win challenges. Contestants are subjected to long hours, grueling deadlines, intellectual challenges, personality clashes and intense scrutiny under the careful watch of Donald Trump and his advisors.
Certain challenges encourage contestants to reach out to their network of celebrity contacts for assistance or donations, leading to surprise visits by some of the world's biggest stars and pop culture icons.
Each task will end in the Board Room, where contestants must account for their actions and be judged by Trump and his advisors. Returning this season are Trump's children and colleagues, Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric.
"The Celebrity Apprentice" is produced by Mark Burnett Productions in association with Trump Productions LLC. Mark Burnett, Donald Trump, Page Feldman, Nancy Gunn and Sadoux Kim are executive producers.