Are you ready for Donald Trump to send another group of celebrities onto the streets of New York City in an attempt to win money for their favorite charities? The cast of “Celebrity Apprentice Season 7” has been released and it’s loaded with reality TV veterans.
All but three of the 16 cast members have appeared on other reality shows. Will the unscripted TV experience help them in the competition or end up being a hindrance? Below, take a stroll through each cast member’s reality past and decide for yourself.
Vivica A. Fox
With a wide range of acting credits, from “Soul Food” to “Sharknado 2,” Vivica A. Fox also has a respectable reality career. Not only did she compete on “Dancing with the Stars 3,” Fox served as host of “The Cougar” and “Prank My Mom.”
Like many of the contestants on “Celebrity Apprentice 7,” Gibbons has also appeared on “Dancing with the Stars.” She competed on Season 4.
Leeza Gibbons will be facing off with her “Dancing with the Stars 4” competition in Ian Ziering. The “Sharknado” star made it further than Gibbons in that competition but will history repeat itself?
Brandi Glanville actually found her fame on reality TV, as one of the stars of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Is she up to the Trump challenge?
Comedian Gilbert Gottfried served as a mentor on “Last Comic Standing” and participated in “Celebrity Paranormal Project.” How fierce a competitor he’ll be remains to be seen, but he should crack some good jokes.
Of everyone on the show, Kate Gosselin has the most reality TV experience. The former “Jon & Kate Plus 8” and “Kate Plus 8” star competed on “Dancing with the Stars 10” and appeared on an episode of “Celebrity Wife Swap.”
Terrell Owens debuted his own reality show while he was still competing in the NFL in 2009. “The T.O. Show” ran for three seasons.
Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson appeared on two seasons of “Dancing with the Stars,” winning Season 8 and coming in second place on Season 15.
Like Brandi Glanville, Kenya Moore’s reality TV experience comes as part of a “Real Housewives” series. She joined “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” during its fifth season in 2012.
As a member of the Jonas Brothers, Kevin Jonas has led a very public life. He took that one step further with “Married to Jonas,” a reality show chronicling his marriage.
Keshia Knight Pulliam
Former “Cosby Show” star Keshia Knight Pulliam doesn’t have much recent reality experience. However, she did compete on “Celebrity Mole: Yucatan” and an episode of “Fear Factor.”
As a boat captain, Sig Hansen has starred in all seasons of “Deadliest Catch.” How he’ll handle competition on land is another story.
“Celebrity Apprentice” is the biggest reality show yet for Lorenzo Lamas. However, thus far he’s appeared on “Celebrity Wife Swap,” “Are You Hot?,” “Celebrity Ghost Stories” and “Gone Country,” in which he competed to become a country singer. He even has a fake reality show to his credit, having appeared on the most recent iteration of “The Joe Schmo Show.”
As a retired baseball player, Damon has appeared on a number of sports shows. His only reality TV credit is an episode of “Ace of Cakes,” though.
Professional snowboarder Jamie Anderson may not have any reality TV experience, but she does have an Olympic gold medal. If anything, she knows about competition.
Geraldo Rivera is a legendary news broadcaster that has been on TV since the ’70s. Still, “Celebrity Apprentice 7” is his first reality TV appearance. He’s got his work cut out for him.
“Celebrity Apprentice 7” returns Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 on NBC. Watch a preview of Trump and the cast from “Today” below.