Here is your semiannual, semi-update on the next season of “Celebrity Apprentice”: It still doesn’t have an airdate.
A new season of the show has been filmed, but Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late-night programming at NBC, says the network doesn’t have a home for it just yet.
“In terms of scheduling the current season, we have a wealth of new material, both scripted and unscripted,” Telegdy said Sunday (July 13) at the TV critics’ summer press tour. “As yet, we haven’t figured out a perfect place for the ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ to go.”
Telegdy’s boss, NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt, says he’s not worried about the longer-than-usual layoff for the show — the last season concluded in March 2013.
“Every few years, some of these reality franchises [rest],” Greenblatt says. “We took a hiatus on ‘The Biggest Loser’ and brought that back and was happy to see it come back to life again.”
NBC’s next press tour is in January. Barring news in the interim, expect another update then.