The Apprentice (American season 12)

The Apprentice
Season 12
No. of contestants18
WinnerArsenio Hall
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes14
Original networkNBC
Original releaseFebruary 19 (2012-02-19) –
May 20, 2012 (2012-05-20)
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The Celebrity Apprentice 5 (also known as The Apprentice 12) is the fifth installment of the reality game show The Celebrity Apprentice. On May 15, 2011, NBC announced that the show would be returning for a fifth season in 2012.[1] The following day, at NBC's annual upfront presentations to advertisers, Donald Trump confirmed that he would be hosting the fifth season.[2] On January 4, 2012, Trump officially announced the cast on Today and NBC issued a press release with more details.[3][4] On January 13, 2012, NBC announced the fifth season would premiere February 19, 2012, and would be the first season to air each week's finale live. The network announced that it would air a one-hour version of the previous week's episode prior to the airing of new episodes on February 26 and March 4 at 8 p.m.[5]

  1. ^ NBC Staff (May 15, 2011). "NBC Unveils Fall Primetime Schedule for 2011–12 Season". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 15, 2011.
  2. ^ NBC Staff (May 16, 2011). "Trump: "I Will Not Be Running for President"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 16, 2011.
  3. ^ Leslie Goldberg (January 4, 2012). "'Celebrity Apprentice': George Takei, Clay Aiken, Adam Carolla Among Season 12 Contestants (Exclusive Photo)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 10, 2012.
  4. ^ NBC Staff (January 4, 2012). "The "Celebrity Apprentice" Returns to NBC with More Drama and Stars Than Ever, Sunday, February 12". NBC Entertainment. Archived from the original on June 20, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2012.
  5. ^ Futon Critic (January 13, 2011). "NBC Moves Season Premiere of "The Celebrity Apprentice" Back One Week to February 19". Broadcast & Cable. Retrieved January 13, 2011.

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