Reality Dehnart reports on the weird future for Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice," which NBC has announced will return. Eventually:
Sunday, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt told TV critics in L.A. that “we’re casting it now.” NBC reality executive Paul Teledgy added, “We’re going to shoot it in the spring. Then it will be available to us as an option for midseason.” If they decide not to use that option, that might bump it to summer 2015—or later, or at all?
Last July, NBC confirmed to me that the show wouldn’t shoot until this spring and air until this summer, so the network is on track for that production schedule, at least.
But the last season of the show aired between March 3, 2013, and May 19, 2013, so if it does surface midseason, it looks like at least a two-year gap between seasons, unless some show quickly tanks in the fall and NBC uses this to fill the timeslot.