Renewed: Celebrity Apprentice (US)

2013-05-13_1428NBC has renewed Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump at the helm.

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.

5 Comments:

  1. The Celebrity Apprentice is a fantastic show. It highlights how clunky the local version is, and how bland Bouris is.

    Foxtel have done a great job with their express from the US slate of shows.

  2. Come on 7, 9 and Ten make use of them for your multi channels and fend off Foxtel from buying up all the good content!! In New Zealand all this content is free to view despite NZ having a crap Freeview service compared to here!

  3. Please fox8 take Bones off 7s hands as they obviously can’t be bothered showing the last 9 episodes of this season!

    Actually i was surprised at Chicago Fire its not that bad!

  4. Completely agree with r2thez! From the first promo released today looks like it is going to be one of the most high profile shows in a while.

  5. Foxtel execs, please pick up Agents of Shield from ABC(US). Don’t let free to air get it and ruin it by moving it all over the place and show it in SD. Perfect show for FOX8 express from US. With the success of The Avengers this should be a winner.

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