5.0/10
7,254
49 user 11 critic

The Apprentice 

Trailer
0:48 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

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

Creator:

Mark Burnett
Reviews
Popularity
2,779 ( 159)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



15   14   13   12   11   10   … See all »
2017   2015   2013   2012   2011   2010   … See all »
Nominated for 9 Primetime Emmys. Another 15 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Shark Tank (TV Series 2015)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

People ask for investment and assistance with their unique ideas and products from 4 very wealthy and successful entrepreneurs.

Stars: Luciano Bonetti, Fabio Cannavale, Mariarita Costanza
Undercover Boss (TV Series 2010)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Bosses of chain businesses go undercover to their own stores in various locations and various jobs around the store and interact with the employees. Depending on the employee's impression, ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Keller, Brie Thiele, Stephen J. Cloobeck
The Profit (TV Series 2013)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Marcus Lemonis is a successful businessman who saves failing businesses with his knowledge and his own $2 million dollar fund.

Stars: Marcus Lemonis, Rob Dyrdek, Taylor Offer
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986–2011)
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Oprah Winfrey hosts a live audience talk-show with celebrity guests and discusses daily stories.

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Nate Berkus, Gayle King
Fear Factor I (2001–2012)
Game-Show | Reality-TV | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Doing scary stuff to win prizes.

Stars: Joe Rogan, Meghan Allen, Meg Daleske
Bar Rescue (TV Series 2011)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In Spike TV's new series, Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer, one of the country's top restaurant and bar consultants, will give failing establishments one last chance to succeed. The show will delve ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Taffer, P.J. King, Russell Davis
The Greg Gutfeld Show (TV Series 2015)
Comedy | News | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A show featuring parodies of current events, commentary on significant issues and interviews with newsmakers, culture critics and media personalities.

Stars: Greg Gutfeld, Katherine Timpf, Tyrus
The Apprentice UK (TV Series 2005)
Game-Show | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

20 young entrepreneurs compete in several business tasks, and must survive the weekly firings in order to become the business partner of one of the most successful businessmen.

Stars: Alan Sugar, Mark Halliley, Nick Hewer
Beyond Scared Straight (2011–2015)
Crime | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

'Beyond Scared Straight!' will once again show young offender intervention programs, only these have evolved since 'scaring teens is no longer as easy of a task.' Each of the four episodes ... See full summary »

Stars: Cecilia, Emily, Leanna
Hoarders (TV Series 2009)
Documentary | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Follows different people on their hoarding issues.

Stars: Matt Paxton, Robin Zasio, Dorothy Breininger
Dragons' Den (TV Series 2006)
Game-Show | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A group of business people listen to sales pitches and decide whether to finance their business or not.

Stars: Jim Treliving, Arlene Dickinson, Dianne Buckner
American Idol (TV Series 2002)
Game-Show | Music | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Twelve American finalists (six men and six women) compete in a singing contest.

Stars: Ryan Seacrest, Mark Thompson, Randy Jackson
Edit

Cast

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
Edit

Storyline

"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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

What if you could have it all? See more »


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Apprentice 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 »

Goofs

In several of the episodes, when the fired apprentice leaves Trump Tower they get into a cab in which the hack number is clearly visible; however, when the cab pulls away there is a different number on the side of the cab. See more »

Quotes

Bill Rancic: [on Tammy] She's not on the same page... I mean, not only is she not on the same page, she's not reading from the same book.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Gruen Planet: Spring Racing Carnival (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

For The Love Of Money
by The O'Jays
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Good season, stupid people
31 October 2005 | by ajennaroSee all my reviews

I think the worst part of the Apprentice is that it takes an excellent concept (finding the next Apprentice by putting the contestants in real-world situations where they have to show project management skills and business acumen to survive) and places the dumbest contestants where intelligent, ambitious people should be. It particularly angers me that the women on the show are always chosen solely for their looks and lose their tasks because they are vapid, engage in cat fights and have air in the space where their brains should be. Of course, this has to be contrasted with the male contestants who are (usually) immature and have superegos, but at least have some sort of brain power. The blatant sexism on this show is obvious. But at least the concept of a reality show for the business world is engaging and you can feel slightly better about watching reality TV when it isn't about TV romanticism or really bad singers. Let's just hope that eventually they can find competent contestants to fit the bill on the show. Now wouldn't that be interesting?


20 of 33 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 49 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed