`The Apprentice` to make early arrival

Updated: Jul 02, 2010, 13:12 PM IST

New York: A revised edition of ‘The Apprentice’ is premiering as part of NBC`s fall line-up, buying time for a previously scheduled fall entry, ‘Love Bites.’

NBC made the announcement Thursday of the earlier-than-expected launch for this non-celebrity ‘Apprentice.’

On the show, 16 contestants who have lost their jobs because of the economic crisis will compete for a job with the Trump Organization, with host Donald Trump calling the shots.

‘The Apprentice’ will air Thursdays at 10 p.m. Eastern time, the slot originally pegged for ‘Love Bites,’ a new romantic comedy anthology. NBC says ‘Love Bites,’ which continues in development, will debut later in the season.

‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ will return next spring.

Bureau Report