TORONTO — NBC said Tuesday it will “re-evaluate” Donald Trump’s role on The Celebrity Apprentice “should it become necessary” in light of his announcement that he is running for U.S. president.
In a statement, the network said it is committed to the franchise.
There have been seven seasons of The Celebrity Apprentice, a spin-off of The Apprentice.
NBC said Trump will not appear on the upcoming season due to federal regulations that require broadcasters to give equal screen time to all presidential candidates.
Production of the eighth season has not begun.
Trump’s children Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric have all appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice as advisors.
The latest candidate for president also owns the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants.