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"THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE" WILL BEGIN AIRING ON CNBC ON MARCH 19TH

"THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE" will begin airing on CNBC on Friday nights at 8PM ET and 12AM ET, starting March 19th. There will be 11 two-hour episodes.

Donald Trump returns to NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice" with a new all-star celebrity lineup of candidates. This is the third installment of "The Celebrity Apprentice," and the ninth season of the series.

Contestants do not vie for a job with Donald Trump, however; the business-savvy celebrity contestants will be working towards a greater goal -- as they raise over $1 million for various charities throughout the season. Not only will the final winner be crowned "The Celebrity Apprentice," but he or she will also have the honor of delivering a $250,000 bonus check to their designated charity.

All 14 celebrities this season will be competing in business-driven tasks around New York City, using their fame along with their business acumen to win challenges, while ultimately raising money and awareness for their respective causes.

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