he Apprentice is an American reality game show hosted by real estate magnate, businessman and television personality Donald Trump. The show is broadcast on NBC and created by English television producer Mark Burnett. The series is the U.S. version and the original in what is a television show franchise known as The Apprentice. Billed as "The Ultimate Job Interview", the U.S. version stars sixteen to eighteen business people competing in an elimination competition. The prize is a one-year, $250,000 starting contract to run one of Trump's companies. Each episode typically ends with Trump eliminating one of the contestants with the words, "You're fired".

The show first aired in January 2004 and has run for 13 seasons thus far, counting the seasons of its sequel TV series, Celebrity Apprentice. The sequel program consists of seasons 6 onward with the exception of season 10, which reverted to The Apprentice. Thus, The Apprentice in and of itself consists of 7 seasons. However, The Apprentice is not seen as having completed its run, but rather continued on through the follow-up series.

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