By Justin Adam Brown - jbrown@timesleader.com

‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ will be back — with Arnold Schwarzenegger as host

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Arnold Schwarzenegger will be the new host of NBC’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’
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    “The Celebrity Apprentice” will be back — and Arnold Schwarzenegger will be the new host. If you’re a fan of “Kindergarten Cop,” now is a seemingly perfect time to jump up and down with joy.

    NBC announced Monday that the action movie star, who also served as governor of California, will replace Donald Trump next year. The peacock network cut ties with Trump earlier this year after making offensive remarks about Mexican immigrants.

    “We are thrilled to be opening a powerful new chapter in the story of the ‘Apprentice’ franchise,” said NBC’s president of alternative and late night programming, Paul Telegdy, in a statement. “Arnold 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.”

    Schwarzenegger also issued a statement, saying he’s always been a huge fan of the show and is “thrilled” to bring his experiences to the boardroom and raise millions of dollars for charity.

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    By Justin Adam Brown

    jbrown@timesleader.com

    Arnold Schwarzenegger will be the new host of NBC’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_arnold.jpgArnold Schwarzenegger will be the new host of NBC’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’ Facebook

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