NBCUniversal has just fired Donald Trump from reality show “Celebrity Apprentice.” At the recent Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt has confirmed that the show will have a new host.
Meanwhile, The Wrap reports that Greenblatt confirmed that Trump will “absolutely not” return to the show when he was asked during a Q&A session in the Beverly Hilton ballroom. Furthermore, Greenblatt has said that the network is “sort of separated” from Trump.
The relationship between Trump and NBC continues to worsen following Trump’s derogatory remarks with regard to Mexicans immigrants earlier this year. This greatly offended the network and its affiliates, leading NBC to stop airing Trump’s Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants.
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The war rages on between Trump and NBC
Trump had fired back at NBC, launching a $500 million lawsuit against Univision for not airing the two pageants, according to US Weekly. Moreover, Trump claimed that his contract was terminated with just a PR statement and that a top executive from Univision had called him to apologize and even said, “We’ll pay you whatever money you need or whatever money you want.'”
In response to this, Univision had said that Trump’s claims are “both factually false and legally ridiculous.” Moreover, the company has said it believes it should speak up for the community it serves, leading them to cut business ties with him. To this, Trump has called NBCUniversal weak and “afraid of the issue at the border.”
NBC has earlier stated that Trump “will not be participating” in the reality show “The Apprentice.” Moreover, it has also confirmed early on that “Celebrity Apprentice” will continue as it is licensed from Mark Burnett’s United Artists Media Group.
Mark Burnett and the network are currently in the process of looking for a new host. No prospects have, so far, been announced.