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The Apprentice: Season 1 (2004)





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A kind of 'Survivor' in pinstripes in which would-be business tycoons work for Donald Trump, who dismisses one at the end of each episode, and made the words 'you're fired' a national catchphrase as the Manhattan-based series became a breakout hit. Trump is also a coexecutive producer, along with 'Survivor' impresario Mark Burnett.


Critic Reviews for The Apprentice: Season 1

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1) underscores how men in media enabled and created Trump's brand for decades. But this definitely isn't a recommendation...

December 8, 2021 | Full Review…

The whole thing is pretty cheesy, but I could see "The Apprentice" becoming addictive a few episodes in.

May 3, 2019 | Full Review…

[Burnett's] not only managed to set the standard for reality television with "Survivor" and continually raise the bar each season as he changes the show, but with The Apprentice he's managed to completely blow that bar away.

June 12, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Apprentice USA is a very diverting reality show.

February 26, 2020 | Full Review…

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