The show won't air again until the 2016-17 season, and without Donald Trump

By Michele Corriston and Charlotte Triggs
Updated September 04, 2015 11:05 AM
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After dropping presidential hopeful Donald Trump in June , NBC is considering who will take his place in the boardroom on The Celebrity Apprentice.

Everything is still in the early stages, but the network is considering a long list of potential new hosts, including basketball legend Magic Johnson, Virgin businessman Richard Branson and Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban, a source tells PEOPLE.

Don’t expect a decision any time soon: At the Television Critics Association press tour last month, NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said the show won’t air again until the 2016-17 season.

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When asked if Trump, 69, will ever return, he responded, “Absolutely not.”

British Apprentice host Lord Allen Sugar, who has feuded with the bombastic real estate tycoon in the past, also threw his hat in the ring in July. “I would like the challenge,” he Tweeted.