Trump pumps ‘Apprentice 3’

'Book smarts' to compete against 'street smarts'

NEW YORK (AP) — The third go-round of NBC’s “The Apprentice” will pit education against experience.

With only high school diplomas in hand, street smarts team Networth will battle book smarts team Magna in various tasks involving companies such as Burger King, Home Depot, Domino’s and Nescafe.

“For the third season of ‘The Apprentice,’ Mark Burnett and I have decided to take the series into a new realm,” Trump said in a statement Thursday. “We wanted to see what would happen if we pitted college grads against high school grads.”

The third season of “The Apprentice” premieres Jan. 20.

There are some striking distinctions in the 18 cast members compared with the previous “Apprentice” shows. There are more older candidates (the oldest is 41), more candidates with children (at least three are parents), more candidates with real estate experience (at least six) and no Ivy League graduates.

“You’ll also discover that we chose candidates who are more relatable — along the lines of Sam, Troy and Amy,” Trump said of three popular first-season players.

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