June 04, 2006 11:01 PM by Joe Blackmon
NBC turns up the heat as the 15-week job interview and final boardroom comes down to this night – "The Apprentice" live finale, Monday, June 5 from 9:30-11pm ET. The 90-minute finale broadcast live from The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles will feature the culmination of the final two tasksÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â¬”managing the Pontiac celebrity hockey event (led by Lee) and running a Barenaked Ladies Concert (led by Sean), as well as a cast reunion and the live boardroom hiring. It’s down to the wire as Lee and Sean battle it out in the final boardroom for a $250,000 year-long ‘apprenticeship’ under the tutelage of Donald Trump.
Special guest appearances during the final task include Michael J. Fox, Jaime Pressly, Denis Leary, Jason Priestley, Stephen Baldwin and the Barenaked Ladies, among others. Trump’s newest employee will join the ranks of the four previous winners – Bill Rancic, Kelly Perdew, Kendra Todd and Randal Pinkett.
As previously announced, NBC’s "Apprentice" viewers can advise Trump on who he should hire and be entered to win a Grand Prize random drawing of $30,000 by sending a text message or logging onto www.NBC.com/APPRENTICE. Viewers will have the entire week to submit their vote, as well as questions on www.NBC.com that Trump could ask the candidates during the final boardroom. The results of America’s favorite candidate will be presented to Trump during the live finale before he makes his decision.
"The Apprentice" is produced by Mark Burnett Productions. Mark Burnett, Jay Bienstock and Donald J. Trump are executive producers. Conrad Riggs and Kevin Harris are co-executive producers. "The Apprentice" finale is produced by Al Berman Productions.