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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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