Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator-themed Celebrity Apprentice teaser

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When Donald Trump decided to run for president, NBC announced that Arnold Schwarzenegger would replace him on Celebrity Apprentice. For anyone unfamiliar with the show, a group of celebrities compete with each other in business like situations for a $250,000 prize awarded to the winner’s charity of choice. If a team loses, someone from that team is fired by the host/chairman. When Trump acted as chairman on the show, his catchphrase was “You’re Fired.” Not a very clever or original catchphrase but, well, let’s consider the source. Pretty much as soon as it was announced Arnold would take over for Trump, people started speculating about what Arnold’s slogan for the show would be. Most hypothesized it would be a Terminator reference, like, “You’re terminated” or “You won’t be back.” NBC exec Paul Telegdy said in January that the new slogan had been selected but not announced until the show debuts. I guess they decided to move that up because the only line spoken by Arnold in the first Teaser is, “Let’s get down to business” and that’s sounds fairly slogany to me. The show is set to air next January.

Celebrity Apprentice is getting another celebrity-turned-politician to sit in Donald Trump’s chair: The first teaser for the upcoming season of the business competition show reveals Arnold Schwarzenegger’s debut as host of what is now The New Celebrity Apprentice.

“Let’s get down to business,” Schwarzenegger states authoritatively in the promo, which plays on his Terminator past as machinery pieces his body together.

The upcoming Schwarzenegger-helmed season 8 of The Celebrity Apprentice will feature contestants Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Boy George, Carnie Wilson, Jon Lovitz, Laila Ali, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Eric Dickerson, Matt Iseman, Carrie Keagan, Carson Kressley, Lisa Leslie, Vince Neil, Kyle Richards, Porsha Williams, Chael Sonnen, and Ricky Williams. Schwarzenegger will be aided by his advisors, Warren Buffett, Steve Ballmer, Tyra Banks, Jessica Alba, and nephew Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger.

[From Entertainment Weekly]

Here is the teaser:

When I heard the slogan, I was hopeful they were moving away from the whole Terminator thing but then I saw the trailer and, although not surprised, I can see they are not trying to distance themselves from that at all. Obviously the contestant list is mostly a powder keg waiting for a spark. I could see Lisa Leslie going pretty far. And Carson Kressley. I wonder if Chael Sonnen will still be a part of the show, his newborn daughter tragically died last week from listeriosis.

I think Arnold will do a good job in this role. He loves his quips and condescending humor to silence others so he will be both entertaining and reminiscent of Trump. I imagine sitting across the boardroom table from him as he puffs on a cigar in some throne-like seat will make for great television. He’d better work out because NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said Trump sure as hell is not welcome back. Alba and Banks are good choices for advisors and Warren Buffet will probably be the reason to watch the show. The advisors were always the best part, especially George Ross. As for Arnold’s business advice? Since my children attend schools gasping for air as the result of some of Arnold’s ‘business decisions’ while governor, I should probably keep my mouth shut.

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  1. Esmom says:

    LMAO at “You won’t be back.” My main takeaway is that it’s disappointing that Warren Buffett would be involved with such crap.

  2. Tiffany says:

    I thought Donald was fired because of some truly offensive things he said.

  3. Ravensdaughter says:

    After banging the housekeeper and conceiving a child with her (leaving Maria in the dark), he’s still as popular as ever!

  4. EM says:

    I’ll be watching just to add numbers to a post-Trump show. Imagine how annoyed he’d be if the numbers are much better than when he hosted. Surprised that Buffet is part of the show but maybe he’s doing it because of Trump too ….

  5. Laura says:

    I forgot this was even happening…

  6. Pandy says:

    Oh god …. Cast of D listers!! And Ahnuld. Terminate the show already. Although I will probably watch it because I need a life.

  7. lisa says:

    i hope it’s wildly successful to spite trump

    and at least unlike trump, arnold wasn’t born into a rich family.

  8. Jwoolman says:

    The Arnold actually should do pretty well. Unlike The Donald, he had to make his own way in the world and worked very hard to get what he had. He’s probably learned a few things about handling people successfully (besides the housekeeping staff…) while in politics and as governor. His wife saw something positive in him, after all, when she married him.

  9. Ange says:

    Before all the politics and whatnot Arnold was very successful in business. He ran a very successful bricklaying type business from memory and used his bodybuilding and business cash to build quite a formidable real estate portfolio while still quite young. I mean he obviously understands what it is to be a motivated self starter, moreso than I bet Donald ever did.

    …. but the show is junk anyway so I guess it doesn’t matter.

  10. Elgin Marbles says:

    If you live in CA, the attention he continues to get really stings. He was a truly awful governor. The most vile thing he did was during his last days in office. He significantly reduced the sentence of a convicted murderer because the slime’s father was an ally of his in Sacramento. Schwarzenegger made the deal behind closed doors and was castigated by a judge for getting involved and overturning a jury decision.

    Esteban Nunez got a get out of jail card after serving a fraction of his time. He thrill killed a college student in San Diego. It was a violent, completely inexplicable crime. There were witnesses, he destroyed evidence and bragged that his dad would get him off. Which is exactly what happened.

    Also, anyone who’s ever worked on a movie with him knew about his infidelity. He’s been an icky, lech for decades.