Donald Trump challenges the 16 new Celebrities to run authentic New York City pizzerias to raise money for charity. One team uses their celebrity power on the streets of Manhattan, while the other races against the clock to complete a special delivery that could be the difference between winning and losing.
In the second episode of the season, the Celebrities must write an original children's book based on one of their own teammates and perform it for 4- and 5-year-olds. One Celebrity is forced into the role of project manager and struggles to unite their team. The other team leader battles to control a loose cannon in the group.
Each team is given two Camping World RVs to stage an 'experience' in mid-town Manhattan. One Celebrity wrestles control away from their project manager. The other team questions the sanity of their leader, who stops working on the task to play a game of catch. It's a race to the finish, but one team ultimately stands victorious.
In the fourth episode of the season, the Celebrities are challenged to write and produce a 30-second video for ACN Video Phones - spots that will be judged by 450 ACN sales reps. One team listens closely to the executives' conservative brief, creating a video that tugs on the heartstrings.
Donald Trump tasks the Celebrities with creating their own works of art, then selling them that same night for the most money possible.
The Celebrities are tasked with creating a public marketing event for Australian Gold, using a 10-foot by 10-foot glass box. One Project Manager dreams up an imaginative theme, but its implementation is hijacked by an unruly team member.
In the seventh episode of the season, the Celebrities must present a 20-minute live cooking demonstration for Omaha Steaks. One project manager unloads the lion's share of the task on a single team member, and the team is left with no time to rehearse.
In the eighth episode of the season, the teams are tasked with creating a 4-page ad campaign for the Trump Hotel Collection, and both sides feel the pressure to produce for their boss. One project manager finds the creative juices of their team running dry, while on the other side, tensions between bitter rivals reaches new heights.
In the ninth episode of the season, the Celebrities are tasked to produce a live hair show featuring Farouk Hair System products and Farouk hair stylists.
In a special three-hour episode, the Celebrities tackle two tasks, and two Celebrities are fired. The evening begins with Donald Trump challenging the teams to produce and sell tickets to a live comedy show. Before the task even starts, one Celebrity goes AWOL.
Past winners Piers Morgan, Joan Rivers and Bret Michaels help choose two finalists; the finalists must create an ad campaign and present it at a gala.
Live from New York City, it's the season finale of The Celebrity Apprentice. As the task continues, the finalists rush to prepare for their 7UP Retro events. In a live finish, the celebrities take the stage and Donald Trump crowns his new Celebrity Apprentice.