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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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It's nothing personal... it's just business. See more »


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Release Date:

8 January 2004 (USA) See more »

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The Apprentice 2 See more »

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Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Trivia

Arnold Schwarzenegger hosting The Apprentice (2004) was foreshadowed in his film True Lies (1994), which Harry Tasker (Schwarzenegger) says "You're fired" to the film's main antagonist (Art Malik). Both Donald Trump and Arnold Schwarzenegger say "You're fired" to the contestants eliminated from the competition. See more »

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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 »

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Tammy Lee: So, you know Tiger Woods? I know you've played with him before. I mean, could you guys get, like, a round together and maybe fill it out with another couple?
Carson Daly: You - what have you been drinkin' tonight?
Tammy Lee: What are you talkin' about?
Carson Daly: That's shooting high.
Tammy Lee: Yeah?
Carson Daly: Um, I can't get Tiger Woods these days to do my own talk show, not to mention play golf.
Tammy Lee: But he loves golf, and so do you, so you can go out and have some fun.
Carson Daly: Yeah, I know, it sounds simple, but he's, uh, he's very busy... Let's shelve the ...
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Trump needs to learn to read between the lines
2 December 2004 | by elizabethbennettSee all my reviews

I am not one who watches much reality television. However, I have taken to The Apprentice. The first season was much better; not a lot of backstabbing, Omarosa commanding an audience, Rancic winning this thing fair and square. It showed that good television based upon the workplace can be made without a lot of "backstabbing caddy crap" that we generally see in the workplace arena. However, the second season has not been as good for these reasons. These women are nothing more than backstabbing wenches who have made a "game" out of this 15 week job interview. As for Donald Trump, yeah, he is a good businessman, has left some good food for thought on the show and appreciates loyalty. On the flipside, he needs to learn to read between the lines. He fired StaceyJ unfairly. He stated that in business, you have to learn to "listen to people." All agreed that StaceyJ was nuts...blah, blah...Um, listening to people is important, however, does he not know a set-up when it is staring him in the face? Yeah, he caught a LOT of flack for firing StaceyJ and this is why. READ BETWEEN THE LINES DONALD! They all agreed because of their "secret meetings" against StaceyJ. Was StaceyJ perfect? No! I agree, wanting to take The Mattel sign was unethical. However, with a group of vipers such as these, they used it and ran with it. Chances are she was kidding. She looked to me like she was joking around, not nuts. Anyway, the point to all of this is that there are good people out there who loose jobs based upon abuse such as this. Donald Trump's "eyes and ears" were there and none had any bad stuff to say about StaceyJ. By firing her, all he did was enable a wench hunt and their set-up. Same with Pamela! He fired what appeared to be good people based on "crap" and this mentality is ALL OVER corporate America. When will people WAKE UP and see this for what it is? ABUSE! Yes, even Donald Trump is incapable of comprehending this. Oh well, all of us have flaws. Unfortunately, his is allowing workplace abuse to continue and probably exists in his own offices as well. Very, very sad indeed! Otherwise, the show is great and look forward to a 3rd season of it.


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