Fortune

By James Hibberd, Entertainment Weekly

NBC won’t make a new Celebrity Apprentice anytime soon.

The network announced Thursday morning that competition series is being put on an extended hiatus this coming season while executive producer Mark Burnett hunts for a new host. Despite rumors of NBC considering various business world personalities for the high-profile gig, executives are nowhere close to locking down a new name.

In June, NBC cut business ties with host Donald Trump after his comments about Mexican immigrants.

“Due to circumstances that everyone here is aware of regarding our host — I should say former host,” said NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt. “We will not be producing a new edition of the show this season, but it will be back for the 2016-17 season with a new host. We’ve actually been overwhelmed by a number of really exciting people who have come forward and are interested in…

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