The lines between "The Celebrity Apprentice" and the political world continue to become increasingly fuzzy. When Donald Trump is inaugurated on January 20, 2017, twice-elected California governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger will have already taken his seat heading the TV show's boardroom. Trump will relinquish this position and has denied that he will remain an executive producer, with Schwarzenegger, Mark Burnett, Page Feldman and Eric Van Wagenen assuming those responsibilities.

'The Celebrity Apprentice' shows muscle in the boardroom

Trump, a real-estate mogul, gained increasing public notoriety when the original "Apprentice" aired in 2004. Some think that his unfiltered comments and brash style on the business show were amplified during his political campaign. Similarly, others believe that the former professional bodybuilder Schwarzenegger pumped up his career by muscling his way through roles, including "Conan the Barbarian" and "The Terminator."

'The Celebrity Apprentice' offers charitable outcome

For those who wince at both figures' displays of bravado and brute force as well as the disappearing demarcation between entertainment and serious political concerns, the charitable aspect of the TV show offers some redeeming appeal.

Now headquartered in Los Angeles, the show will challenge Celebrities to reveal their technological strengths in Silicon Beach, an increasingly recognized innovation center in California. After Schwarzenegger dismisses participants who aren't equal to the tasks, the winner will donate $250,000 to a selected charity -- supplementing $15 million already given to various causes.

'The Celebrity Apprentice' benefits from billionaire Warren Buffet

Another point of interest during the new season is the appearance of Warren Buffet who will advise Schwarzenegger in the boardroom.

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Consistently ranked as one of the wealthiest businessmen, investors and philanthropists in the world, he was recently reported to have $73.7 billion. The self-made powerhouse is the CEO, chairman and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway in Omaha, Nebraska.

'The Celebrity Apprentice' welcomes former 'DWTS' co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet and other celebrities

Among many other celebrities, Brooke Burke-Charvet offers loyal "DWTS" fans a reason to watch the business show.

As a popular contestant on "Dancing With the Stars," she later won many viewers' hearts as the likable co-host of the show before her sudden and shocking dismissal in 2014. However, like all resilient celebrities and entrepreneurs, the actress, host, fitness expert, and CEO of ModernMom.com has continued to thrive.

Watch the new season of "The Celebrity Apprentice," starting on January 2, 2017. Tune in at 8/7c on NBC.

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