Celebrity Apprentice Season 5 premieres February 19

Celebrity Apprentice returns with eighteen celebrities for Season 5 on NBC February 19.

I’ve watched all of the previous seasons of the show, which have been full of crazy challenges and great conflicts between celebrities (ie- Gary Busey vs. Meatloaf) playing the game for charity.

Plus there’s Donald Trump, who — no matter what you think of his politics — is a crazy production all on his own. (And I’m not just talking about his hair.)

This season is mega-sized with a series-high 18 participants. And as a bonus, the majority of them can actually be considered celebrities, which hasn’t always been the case in previous seasons.

Claymates will love Clay Aiken, Trekkies will enjoy George Takei, comedy fans will be excited about Arsenio Hall and Lisa Lampanelli, racing fans can cheer on Michael Andretti, television fans have Adam Carolla and Lou Ferrigno, 80’s fans can cheer on Debbie Gibson and Cheryl Tiegs, and reality tv fans have Victoria Gotti, Teresa Giudice, and Paul Teutel Sr. They also threw in Aubrey O’Day, Tia Carere, and Patricia Velasquez for good measure.

From what I’ve read, the two teams of celebrities will be divided by sex — men versus women — with the team names being Unanimous for the guys and Forte for the women.

It will be 12 weeks of celebrities competing for charity, Donald Trump’s notorious boardrooms, and plenty of “YAAAAH FIIIIYAAAAHHDDD!

I’ll be recapping each week’s episode here at CityCynic.com, complete with an updated celebrity contestant graphic. So feel free to leave your comments and thoughts about the show… and enjoy!

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  • Emery R

    Man am I glad I came across your article; I completely
    forgot this season premiered on Sunday! I too have been keeping up with the
    past seasons of Apprentice and just can’t help but fall into the drama. There
    have been some very interesting quarrels on the show that definitely leave me
    wanting more. Thanks to you, I can now remember to setup a recording to my DVR
    at home and keep up with the season as it progresses. Since I did miss the
    first episode, I went on a mission to see if I could find it online and luckily
    found it available on my job’s site Dish Online. It’s unlocked for everybody to
    view for free as well, so I won’t have to worry about logging into my account.
    I have a feeling it’s going to be a good one this year and I’m definitely
    voting for my favorite Lisa Lampanelli. :)