NBC released its 2011-12 primetime schedule today and it includes Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice in its mid-season Sunday 8-10pm timeslot.

Since the conventional wisdom was that NBC wouldn’t schedule Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice for next season unless it got confirmation from him that he wasn’t running for President (because of the grief for NBC from FCC equal time rules), presumably Celebrity Apprentice On Schedule = Trump not running for President.

In their conference call, NBC Execs said “We’re not certain, but we’re hoping he’s back with us.”

Update: NBC just stated they will bring the show back without Trump if he runs, and recast his role on the show.

You heard it hear first!

Or not! Since the Donald could always change his mind.

Posted by:TV By The Numbers

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