It’s hard not to remember a season of the NBC reality series that wasn’t a celebrity edition, but for the first 6 seasons (and Season 10), the contestants on “The Ultimate Job Interview” were average folks. Once NBC created The Celebrity Apprentice and star Donald Trump brought in celebs to raise money for charity, it proved a ratings winner.
After Trump became president, Arnold Schwarzenegger took over the reins as host of The New Celebrity Apprentice for one season, but the show has since been canceled.
The first celebs to appear on The Celebrity Apprentice in 2008 were: (back row L-R) Marilu Henner, Piers Morgan, Nelly Galan, Trace Adkins, Gene Simmons, Carol Alt, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Jennie Finch, Lennox Lewis, Tito Ortiz, Vinnie Pastore, (bottom row L-R) Omarosa, Stephen Baldwin, Donald Trump, Tiffany Fallon, Nadia Comaneci
The ABC reality series where contestants try to sniff out a traitorous mole from their midst aired for two seasons, before two celebrity editions in 2003 & 2004—Celebrity Mole: Hawaii and Celebrity Mole: Yucatan—tried to revitalize the struggling series. And unlike other celebrity editions of most TV shows, the contestants on The Celebrity Mole were playing for their own pocketbooks.
Here, the cast of Celebrity Mole: Hawaii strikes a pose. (From left) Corbin Bernsen, Erik von Detten, Kathy Griffin, Frederique, Kim Coles, Stephen Baldwin and Michael Boatman.
Does Frederique look extra-shifty? She should; she was the season’s devious mole!
In 2015, the beloved game show took a famous twist when ABC turned its latest revamp into Celebrity Family Feud.
In the primetime game show, it’s all-celebs, all the time, and famous families and groups play for favorite charities. Regular folks still get to play for Fast Money on the syndicated version of the series.
While filming a Celebrity Family Feud battle against former U.S. Olympic swimmers, Olympic Gymnasts Paul and Morgan Hamm, Shannon Miller, Dominique Dawes, and Dominique Moceanu pose with host Steve Harvey.
With the news that CBS will present a celebrity edition of Big Brother airing winter 2017-2018, we were inspired to remember other reality series that tried celebrity editions, as seen in the gallery above.
While some reality series like Fear Factor and American Ninja Warrior presented singular or limited celebrity episodes, the brave franchises seen here went all out, attempting entire seasons of celebrity fun. (And let’s use the term “celebrity” loosely here in a few cases, as some of the participants were trying to crawl off of the D-list, rather than being members of Hollywood’s elite.)
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