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NBC has yet to set a premiere date for season 8 of the reality competition series

By Aurelie Corinthios
Updated January 28, 2016 10:50 AM
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NBC announced the cast for The Celebrity Apprentice season 8 on Thursday, and it’s looking pretty star-studded.

Warren Buffett, Tyra Banks, Jessica Alba and Los Angeles Clippers owner/former Microsoft exec Steve Ballmer have signed on as advisers, joining Arnold Schwarzenegger as he hosts the reality competition series for the first time, replacing Donald Trump. Schwarzenegger’s nephew, entertainment attorney Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger, will also serve as an adviser.

The 16 contenders include all kinds of celebs, from athletes to reality TV stars: Laila Ali, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Eric Dickerson, Boy George, Matt Iseman, Carrie Keagan, Carson Kressley, Lisa Leslie, Jon Lovitz, Vince Neil, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Kyle Richards, Chael Sonnen, Porsha Williams, Ricky Williams and Carnie Wilson.

NBC and Trump cut ties last year, and in September, the network announced Schwarzenegger as the presidential candidate’s replacment.

“I have always been a huge fan of The Celebrity Apprentice and the way it showcases the challenges and triumphs of business and teamwork,” Schwarzenegger, 68, said in a statement. “I am thrilled to bring my experience to the boardroom and to continue to raise millions for charity. Let’s get started!”

NBC has yet to set a premiere date, but the reality series is expected to return sometime in the 2016-17 TV season.