Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers will be joining the cast of “Celebrity Apprentice.” The show returns to NBC on Jan. 4, 2015. The seventh season will premiere on a Sunday, but it will return to its Monday slot for succeeding episodes.
“This season of ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ is on point to be the best yet,” said Donald Trump, the show’s host and producer.
The winner of the competition will win a $250,000 cash donation to the charity of his or her choice.
“Celebrity Apprentice” will have two back-to-back installments per showing, which will last for over an hour.
Aside from Jonas, the new cast includes TV hosts Sig Hansen, Geraldo Rivera and Leeza Gibbons, reality TV stars Brandi Glanville and Kenya Moore, actors Lorenzo Lamas, Ian Ziering and Gilbert Gottfried, actresses Vivica Fox and Kesia Knight Pulliam, and professional athletes Terrell Owens, Shawn Johnson and Johnny Damon.
Trump will reprise his role as host. His children, Ivanka, Don and Eric, will also appear on the show as advisers.
The late comedian Joan Rivers will appear on two episodes of the show, which were filmed prior to her death in September this year. Rivers won in a previous season of “Celebrity Apprentice” and returns as an adviser in the boardroom. Trump and the show's executives considered cutting her scenes from the show after the comedian's passing but decided against it.
“We decided, in memoriam, we're going do something and honor her during those two shows,” Trump told Today.
Jonas rose to fame as a musician for the pop rock band Jonas Brothers. The band had a contract with Columbia Records and released their debut album in 2006. Though the record had dismal sales, the band went on to sign with another label, Hollywood Records.
Jonas has appeared in an episode of “Hannah Montana” with Miley Cyrus and the television “Camp Rock” with his brothers on the Disney Channel. He also starred in his own reality show “Married to Jonas” with wife Danielle Deleasa.
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