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The Apprentice 

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Contestants compete for a job as an apprentice to billionaire American Donald Trump.

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Series cast summary:
Donald Trump ...  Himself / ... 186 episodes, 2004-2015
Ivanka Trump ...  Herself - Boardroom Advisor / ... 87 episodes, 2006-2015
George Ross George Ross ...  Himself / ... 75 episodes, 2004-2015
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"The Apprentice" is a 15-episode unscripted drama in which 16 candidates from all walks of life, including both Ivy League MBA graduates and street entrepreneurs with no college education, will endure rigorous tasks each week while living together in a hip Manhattan loft apartment. The tasks will test their intelligence, chutzpah and street-smarts. They will face the challenges of living in close quarters and must compete sometimes humorous but always difficult job assignments and will be forced to think outside the box in order to outshine each other to get to the top. Upon their arrival to New York City (some for the very first time), the 16 candidates will be rushed over to Trump Tower to meet with Donald Trump, the centerpiece and driving force of this series. After splitting the group into two teams of 8, Trump then issues the first task. Teams will be given time constraints for each task and they will be observed by either Trump himself or members of his staff at every moment ... Written by NBC

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English

Release Date:

8 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Apprentice 2 See more »

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Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Series creator Mark Burnett originally conceived of the contestants in the first season being divided into college graduates vs. those who finished only high school. However, of those who applied to be on the show there were not enough credible contestants who did not graduate from college. As a result, the teams were instead divided into males and females. The popularity of the show caused a very large number of people to apply to be contestants and the producers were then able to choose a full team with only those with high school educations that was more or less evenly matched with those who graduated from college. This became the premise of the competition in the third season. See more »

Goofs

The businesses "created" during the series in fact do not exist. None are viable entities which exist anywhere away from the sound stages and scouted locations for them. See more »

Quotes

Donald Trump: Do you think Heidi is good, or average?
Troy McClain: I think Heidi's good. I think she's a good salesperson, absolutely.
Donald Trump: Do you think she's a good leader?
Troy McClain: I think Heidi's a good salesperson.
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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 29 November 2017 (2017) See more »

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For The Love Of Money
by The O'Jays
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The best reality TV show ever made(and the only one that i like)
25 March 2004 | by departed07See all my reviews

Even the tagline says it, "It's nothing personal, its just business" Finally there's a reality TV show that shows contestants the true meaning of a dollar. Not by falling off a bridge, eating worms, taking off your clothes, but by learning the ways in business. Donald Trump is the host and also producer of the show, he puts these young kids(over 20) into tasks that they must complete if they want to succeed into the next level. If they make it, they stay for upcoming episodes while Donald tells the others, "You're fired!" I love the fact that there can be a reality show without hurting anybody's feelings, and that Donald Trump gets to the point. I love the fact that its a success and it can teach other people about the business world. This beats the hell out of watching 'Friends', 'Frasier', 'Will & Grace' and others.


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