Celebrity Apprentice is getting another celebrity-turned-politician to sit in Donald Trump’s chair: The first teaser for the upcoming season of the business competition show reveals Arnold Schwarzenegger’s debut as host of what is now The New Celebrity Apprentice.
“Let’s get down to business,” Schwarzenegger states authoritatively in the promo, which plays on his Terminator past as machinery pieces his body together.
After longtime Apprentice host Donald Trump announced his campaign for presidency last year, NBC confirmed that he would never return to the series. Schwarzenegger has been active in politics for years, even becoming the governor of California in 2003.
The upcoming Schwarzenegger-helmed season 8 of The Celebrity Apprentice will feature contestants Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Boy George, Carnie Wilson, Jon Lovitz, Laila Ali, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Eric Dickerson, Matt Iseman, Carrie Keagan, Carson Kressley, Lisa Leslie, Vince Neil, Kyle Richards, Porsha Williams, Chael Sonnen, and Ricky Williams. Schwarzenegger will be aided by his advisors, Warren Buffett, Steve Ballmer, Tyra Banks, Jessica Alba, and nephew Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger.
The New Celebrity Apprentice premieres Jan. 2017 on NBC.