The series got its start in 2004 with non-celebrity competitors vying for a job at the Trump Organisation but has proved a bigger drawcard with non-celebrities, and spawned the Australian celebrity spin-off.
Meanwhile Foxtel has trump-eted returning FOX8 shows which have seen renewals over the last few months through their output deals, largely with 20th Century Fox and ABC Family.
These include Chicago Fire, Hart of Dixie, Falling Skies, Grimm, Last Man Standing, The Carrie Diaries, Revolution, Teen Wolf, Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries and A&E’s Bates Motel.
Brian Walsh, Foxtel Executive Director of Television said, “The FOX8 audience loves watching the hottest US drama and these renewals are an enormous boost to the strong and much-loved programming line-up for the channel.
“Our viewers are now accustomed to watching television with the world and we’re committed to selecting a wide range of hit US programming and bringing it to Australians as soon as possible by broadcasting the shows express from the US, in many cases only a few hours after US air time.”
Foxtel also announced some returning show info:
Chicago Fire‘s second season will be express from the US beginning in September.
Falling Skies is back on FOX8 from Wednesday June 12 at 8.30pm.
Teen Wolf returns to FOX8 in July with a third season.
The next season of Pretty Little Liars will be express from the US for the first time, premiering on FOX8 on Friday June 14 at 7.30pm.
Last Man Standing, The Carrie Diaries and Hart of Dixie will also be express from the US and premiere in line with US network schedules.
The announcements come as Foxtel execs head to Los Angeles this week for the annual LA Screening, to view the new shows coming in the US Fall season.