Silver Spring, MD -- Real Estate Billionaire and Entertainment Mogul Donald J. Trump has partnered with TV One on a groundbreaking new reality series, Donald J. Trump Presents The Ultimate Merger, in which Omarosa, The Apprentice cast member Mr. Trump helped make into a reality TV star, sets out in search of the perfect mate. The series, typically a one-hour series, will premiere on TV One Thursday, June 17 in a special 90-minute episode at 9 PM, repeating at midnight.
Voted America's #1 reality TV villain by TV Guide, Omarosa has yet to meet her match. . ..until now! After mixing it up with some of TV's toughest, including supermodel Janice Dickinson, talk show host Wendy Williams, and the "Celebrity Apprentice" Piers Morgan just to name a few, reality TV diva Omarosa has yet to give an inch in the boardroom, or on the reality set. But now, it is time for this strong-willed and wily schemer to settle down and find a husband.
Will she marry for love or for money? And can this bevy of bachelors tame this diva?
"Omarosa was a great personality on the "Apprentice" that was watched by over 40 million people as it became the #1 show on TV. Omarosa is smart, witty, and difficult, but all of these qualities will make for some very interesting entertainment," says Executive Producer Donald J. Trump.
On the show, Omarosa will put a cadre of 12 hot, successful bachelors through a gauntlet of tests. These challenges are designed to play upon their weaknesses, test their business acumen, measure their seductive strengths, and draw out their true intentions. But these guys will fight back, and Omarosa may just meet her match. But this is all a part of the love dance... and viewers will get to see what happens when "sharks" mate.
Omarosa will be assisted in the challenges by a series of friends and celebrities, ranging from comedians George Wallace and Loni Love to TV One chef G. Garvin to former Video Vixen and author Karrine Steffans, plus several of Omarosa's former "Apprentice" co-stars, including Katrina Campins, Nick Warnock, and Troy McClaine. Pastor Jamal Bryant serves as Omarosa's spiritual adviser and is on hand to provide guidance and support to the bachelors when needed. And the bachelors will get to meet Mamarosa, Omarosa's mother.
"I am happy to be working with Donald Trump again on this exciting project," said Omarosa. "Love is serious business, and I approached this challenge with the same determination with which I do everything in my life, which is why I brought in a team of experts and good friends to help me put these bachelors to the test. And while it has been a much more emotional and dramatic experience than I ever expected, I look forward to making the Ultimate Merger."
Certainly no ordinary man could possibly weather the storm that is the cunning and opinionated Omarosa. But The Donald is not one to back down from a challenge. Don't expect these bachelors to be the usual band of romantic wimps and brainless him-bos seen in traditional dating shows. These men are all successful, egotistical, and looking forward to going toe to toe with Lady O.
The bachelors are full of surprises, and come from across the country and a wide range of backgrounds and professions, ranging from foreign currency trader to lawyer to fashion designer to special events company owner to Christian rap artist to former NFL linebacker-turned-fitness coach to New Jack Swing recording star, songwriter and record producer Al B. Sure!
Donald J. Trump and Trump Productions President Andy Litinsky created the eight- episode reality series that is produced by Trump Productions LLC and Juma Entertainment. The Executive Producers from Trump Productions LLC are Donald J. Trump and Andy Litinsky. The Executive Producers from Juma Entertainment are Bob Horowitz and Lewis Fenton. The show was filmed on location at the world renowned 5-star Trump International Hotel and Tower: Las Vegas.
The executives in charge of production for TV One are Craig Henry and Jubba Seyyid.
"TV One is all about bringing our viewers an entertaining and compelling take on universal aspects of the black experience - and there is no doubt that creating successful, loving relationships is an important element of that experience. There is no also no question that Donald J. Trump Presents The Ultimate Merger will be unpredictable, full of drama, and a guilty pleasure to watch," says TV One Senior Vice President of Original Programming Toni Judkins.
Donald J. Trump went on to say, "I am very excited to partner with the great Comcast Corporation and TV One. They really stepped up to the plate to do this deal. TV One is making a huge impression on the cable landscape with this tremendous new show."
Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvoneonline.com) serves more than 50.3 million households, offering a broad range of entertainment, reality and lifestyle -oriented original programming, classic series, movies, and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult African American viewers. TV One's investors include Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK; www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets African American and urban listeners; Comcast Corporation [NASDAQ: CMCSA and CMCSK; www.comcast.com], the leading cable television company in the country; The DirecTV Group; Constellation Ventures; Syndicated Communications; and Opportunity Capital Partners.