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You're Hired! Arnold Schwarzenegger Takes Over NBC's 'The Celebrity Apprentice'

Arnold Schwarzenegger The Celebrity Apprentice
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Sep. 14 2015, Published 1:06 p.m. ET

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's conquered bodybuilding, politics and movies -- now he's setting his sights on TV, as NBC announced he's going to host The Celebrity Apprentice.

"I have always been a huge fan of The Celebrity Apprentice and the way it showcases the challenges and triumphs of business and teamwork; I am thrilled to bring my experience to the boardroom and to continue to raise millions for charity," he said Monday. "Let's get started!"

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The former Calif. governor was tabbed by the Peacock Network to host the popular reality show for the 2016-2017 season, NBC exec Paul Telegdy confirmed Monday.

"We are thrilled to be opening a powerful new chapter in the story of the Apprentice franchise," Telegdy said, calling The Terminator star "the epitome of a global brand in entertainment and business."

The Austrian bodybuilding legend comes in with plenty of strategies "on how to take it to new heights for today's audiences," according to Telegdy.

Executive producer Mark Burnett said that the megastar "will use his vast and highly successful business, political and media experience to drive this hit franchise to new heights."

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With a huge outswell of support as the news broke, the film star tweeted, "Wow. I'm blown away and honored by all your tweets. I can't wait to bring my experience to the board room & raise millions for charity."



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