Next edition of the Donald Trump-Mark Burnett skein will feature a celebrity cast, NBC topper Ben Silverman told Daily Variety. Silverman pitched the idea to the show’s producers after seeing how well a celeb “Apprentice” did in the UK.
Casting has just started, but Silverman says early interest in the concept is strong. Silverman said he’s already started lobbying some of his celeb pals to do the show– including cast members of “The Office,” natch.
No word yet on an airdate for the new season.
Meanwhile, Silverman confirmed the casting of Isaiah Washington on “Bionic Woman.” Silverman said he jumped at the chance to cast the fired “Grey’s Anatomy” star as soon as he found out he was available.
Washington will play the head of a government agency.
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