Donald Trump returns for an eighth season in the boardroom. Joining him are fourteen new celebrity candidates vying for the title of the Celebrity Apprentice, as well as 0,000 for the charity of their choice.
This week's task was to create a costume and four-panel comic for a new comic book character for Zappos.com. Athena created the better character for the win, mainly due to better branding. Project Manager Khloe Kardashian won ,000 for the charity of her choice. Kotu went to the boardroom, where Scott Hamilton was fired.
The week's task is to design an original wedding dress and sell 125 of them from a provided retail space.
This week's task is to producing a live event launching ACN's new video phone to hundreds of sales reps. Kotu produced the better event for the win. Project Manager Brian McKnight won ,000 for his chosen charity, Youthville, USA. Athena went to the boardroom, where Claudia Jordan was fired.
This week's task is to take five rooms at the Lowes Regency Hotel and must cater to their guests' every need. Athena's guest surveys give them the better scores for the win. For their reward, Project Manager Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins won ,000 for her chosen charity, Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of Georgia. And without Kotu even going to the boardroom, Dennis Rodman was fired after a powerful, moving revelation.
The celebrities must write, produce, and edit a viral video. Trump makes a surprising decision in the boardroom.
Teams must design and build an in-store display unit and packaging for Life Lock, a company that provides identity theft protection. One team is pushed to the brink as deadlines loom and one of their celebrities falls ill. A last-minute design flaw finds the other team struggling to correct their display. In the end, the executives choose a winning presentation and Trump fires another celebrity. For their next task, the teams must choose jewelry from Ivanka Trump's boutique to be auctioned off for charity later that night. Fallout from the previous boardroom ripples into the task, and one celebrity feels shunned by their team. A sabotage plan puts tens of thousands of dollars up for grabs, and a surprise guest agrees to keep an eye on the celebrities for Trump.
The celebrities continue their struggle to execute a charity auction for Ivanka Trump's jewelry collection.
This week's task is to create a four-page ad for a new deodorant featuring basketball player David Lee. Kotu made the better ad for the win. Project Manager Clint Black won ,000 for the charity of his choice. Athena went to the boardroom, where Melissa Rivers was fired. An explosively chaotic exit ensued, as her mother, Joan Rivers, quit to leave the competition with her.
This week's task is to write and perform a new jingle for Chicken of the Sea, as well as to create a thirty-second radio spot incorporating a portion of the new jingle. Athena made the better jingle and radio spot for the win. Project Manager Annie Duke won ,000 for her chosen charity. Kotu went to the boardroom, where Clint Black was fired.
Next, Trump called on reigning Celebrity Apprentice Piers Morgan to interview the final four celebrity candidates and tell him which two should face off in the finale. After grilling each celebrity, he gave his recommendations to Trump, and as a result, the two celebrity candidates fired were Brande Roderick and Jesse James, leaving Annie Duke and Joan Rivers as the final two.
FINAL SHOWDOWN! The stage is set for a brutal battle between Joan Rivers and Annie Duke as they enlist former contestants for a last task to determine who will be the ultimate Apprentice.
For the final task, the final two celebrity candidates were to produce a VIP party for Kodak. To help them, Annie Duke enlisted Brande Roderick, Dennis Rodman, and Tom Green. Joan Rivers enlisted Herschel Walker, Clint Black, and Melissa Rivers. After many struggles with their tasks, the newly-selected teams put on successful shows and then meet in the boardroom - both pre-taped and live - one final time for their final showdown.