Season 1, Episode 1 Meet the Billionaire
First Aired: January 8, 2004
Part 1 of this 15-part reality series: all 16 would-be business tycoons begin work for “master” Donald Trump (who'll fire one at the end of each program). They all live together in a Manhattan loft apartment but work in eight-person teams by day, performing various tasks out of Manhattan's Trump Tower. Their first assignment: go to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange...and sell lemonade. Executive producer: Mark Burnett (“Survivor”).
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- Premiered: January 8, 2004
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: A kind of 'Survivor' in pinstripes in which would-be business tycoons work for Donald Trump, who dismisses one at the end of each episode, and made the words 'you're fired' a national catchphrase as the Manhattan-based series became a breakout hit. Trump i… (more)