Could Donald Trump Return to NBC? ‘I Have No Idea,’ Says Network Chief

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With Donald Trump lagging behind Hillary Clinton in most polls, the Republican nominee may be looking for a new gig after the November election. Asked Tuesday whether Trump could find work at his former television home, NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt wouldn’t rule it out.

“Oh, I couldn’t answer that,” Greenblatt said at the Television Critics Association summer press tour Tuesday when asked whether Trump could ever have another entertainment show on the network. “I have no idea at this point.”

But Greenblatt did squash speculation about one possible gig for Trump — getting his old job back as host of “The Celebrity Apprentice.”

“I have no idea if he has a future in television, but he would never be back on ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ as long as I’m here,” Greenblatt says.

Arnold Schwarzenegger was announced last year as the new host of “Celebrity Apprentice” after Trump left the franchise to focus on his presidential campaign. The split between the candidate and the network was contentious, as NBC also dropped Trump’s Miss USA pageant following inflammatory comments he mad about Mexican immigrants when announcing his candidacy.

“Celebrity Apprentice” is executive produce by Mark Burnett.