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The Apprentice Season 12 Episodes

14 Episodes 2012 - 2012

Eighteen celebrities, two teams and one prize: a large donation to the winner's chosen charity. Season 12 of the reality series sees the return of Donald Trump as host and main judge, while the contestants are divided in two gender-based teams. The man's team (dubbed Unanimous) includes Arsenio Hall, Clay Aiken and Lou Ferrigno, while the women's team (named Forte) has on it Debbie Gibson, Tia Carrere and Cheryl Tiegs, among others. Tensions are high as the contestants try to prove themselves worthy of the judges' approval while selling sandwiches, producing live shows, and creating viral videos. James Lipton and previous contestants Marlee Matlin and John Rich make appearances as guest judges.

Episode 1

Hero Worship

Sun, Feb 19, 2012 120 mins

Season 12 of Donald Trump's business-savvy series opens with 18 celebrity players creating and selling deli sandwiches. The star contestants include Arsenio Hall, Clay Aiken, Cheryl Tiegs, Debbie Gibson, Adam Carolla, Lisa Lampanelli and Penn Jillette.

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Episode 2

Getting Medieval

Sun, Feb 26, 2012 128 mins

The teams produce and perform a medieval-theme show for an audience, yet an insubordinate contestant and a serious injury mar the task.

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Episode 3

How Much Is That Celebrity in the Window?

Sun, Mar 4, 2012 120 mins

The star contestants design living storefront window displays for a fashion collection.

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Episode 4

Failure to Launch

Sun, Mar 11, 2012 120 mins

The star players rev up to produce a live event spotlighting a new Buick vehicle, but one team is in danger of stalling out when the choice for project manager is questioned. Meanwhile, a deep division develops in the other team.

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Episode 5

I'm Going to Mop the Floor With You

Sun, Mar 18, 2012 120 mins

The celebrity players are assigned to write and produce a viral video promoting a mop. It's risqué business when one team hatches a lusty concept. Meanwhile, serious divisions mar the other team.

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Episode 6

Party Like a Mock-Star

Sun, Mar 25, 2012 120 mins

The celebrities must host a launch party for a "mocktail" drink product. One team sets sail with a beach theme while the other produces an exotic Garden of Eden experience.

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Episode 7

Walking Papers, Parts 1 and 2

Sun, Apr 1, 2012 180 mins

The celebrity teams delve into two tasks. In the first, they must design and sell a New York City guidebook, with Regis Philbin on hand to appraise the books. Then, they create an interactive health segment, but the task comes with a twist.

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Episode 8

Ad Hawk

Sun, Apr 8, 2012 120 mins

Fallout from a previous boardroom session results in one celebrity launching an emotional tirade and another one going missing. As for the challenge, the players must write, direct and produce a 60-second commercial for an entertainment Web site.

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Episode 9

Puppet Up!

Sun, Apr 15, 2012 120 mins

The celebrity players design two original puppets and perform an improvisational show with a Henson Alternative troupe. Dramas surround an outspoken contestant and a player who spirals downward after being marginalized in the task.

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Episode 10

Winning by a Nose

Sun, Apr 22, 2012 120 mins

The celebrities must fashion an in-store display and create a slogan for a new fragrance. Business snafus unfold when two project managers spar and one team frets about an indecisive leader.

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Episode 11

Jingle All the Way Home

Sun, Apr 29, 2012 120 mins

The stars must write and perform a 90-second jingle for a roadside-assistance program. But the task lacks harmony when mutinies and internal power plays mar both teams.

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Episode 12

Blown Away

Sun, May 6, 2012 120 mins

The remaining contestants produce a four-page print ad for a digital touch-screen hair dryer. Returning apprentices John Rich and Marlee Matlin then interview the final four celebrities, after which Donald Trump selects the final two players.

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Episode 13

And Then There Were Two

Sun, May 13, 2012 120 mins

The final two contestants are tasked to create, host and sell tickets to a celebrity charity event that comes complete with a variety show and a charity-awareness ad. Eight previously eliminated stars return to help in the challenge.

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Episode 14

And the Winner Is...

Sun, May 20, 2012 120 mins

In the Season 12 finale, the two finalists must successfully stage their celebrity charity event, after which the winning contestant is revealed.

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