THE APPRENTICE: SEASON ONE COMES TO DVD WITH AN INSIDE LOOK AT TV'S HIGHEST RATED NEW SERIES AND AN IN-DEPTH REVEAL OF SEASON TWO AVAILABLE TO OWN AUGUST 24, 2004 FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME VIDEO Universal City, CA, July 12, 2004 - Television's hottest series, The Apprentice, comes to DVD on August 24, 2004 with features that give fans an exciting look at the making of the show and an in-depth reveal of Season Two. The five-disc set includes all fifteen of the first season's riveting episodes featuring the series' memorable candidates including Kwame, Troy, Sam, Omarosa, Heidi, and winner Bill Rancic. *DVD viewers will discover a whole new world inside Trump Tower as they watch job applicants vie for the career opportunity of a lifetime while trying to steer clear of Donald Trump's infamous last words - "You're Fired!" *Called "the most addictive new show on television" by Newsweek, for anyone who missed this highly-entertaining, cultural phenomenon the first time around, the DVD is a perfect opportunity to catch up on the show where egos are bruised, backs are stabbed, and a mild romance blossoms all in the name of a $250,000 dream job with legendary billionaire Donald Trump. *The Apprentice: Season 1 DVD is priced to own at $59.98 SRP (no MAP). Pre-order close date is July 20, 2004. Special Bonus Features Take Fans Inside the Action The Apprentice: Season 1 DVD is packed with never-before-seen bonus materials that take fans beyond "The Boardroom" and inside TV's fiercest competition including: * The Future: *A Look Ahead: *This featurette includes an in-depth reveal of Season Two of The Apprentice. *Additionally, Season One's veterans provide their advice to this season's candidates. * The Job Description: Creating The Apprentice: *Donald Trump and Mark Burnett discuss the show's inception and casting. *Includes a special look at the candidates from their screen tests to home movie submissions. * The Candidates: * -- Meet the Job Candidates: A collection of short featurettes that profile each candidate via highlights of their antics on the show and casting/home video clips. * -- Extended Audition Tapes: Fans can also watch the candidates' extended audition tapes. * The Boss: * -- Donald Trump on The Apprentice: Featuring a new interview with Donald Trump, this featurette covers his attachment to the project, his early expectations, day-to-day production involvement, and candidate impressions. * -- "Donaldisms": *Mr. Trump's words to live (and work) by. * The Board of Directors: * -- Mark Burnett on The Apprentice: *This featurette covers Burnett's pitching the concept to Trump and NBC; day-to-day production involvement; and candidate selection. * -- Career Advice From George &*Carolyn: *A second featurette in this section of the DVD provides career advice from George Ross and Carolyn Kepcher. * From 16 to One: Narrowing the Field: * -- Natural Selection: A recap via clips of the tasks, candidate screw-ups, Trump's reprimands, contestant excuses/defenses and Trumps firings leading up to the final episodes. -- Truth from a Taxi: *See more complaining, ranting and raving than you did on TV. -- Deleted Scenes -- "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" Music Video * The Job Offer: Bill and Kwame: The two recall their experiences on The Apprentice and what's next for both of them. Series Wins Critical Acclaim Glowing reviews from major national television critics helped propel The Apprentice to the top of the ratings heap. Newsweek described the show as "perhaps the first reality program that's close to real," while Entertainment Weekly deemed the series, "Irresistible. Donald Trump lords over a group of eager apprentices, and viewers reap the rewards." Additionally, The New York Times raved, The Apprentice *" takes a modest twist on the Survivor formula - from jungle to urban jungle - and improves on it." Synopsis Sixteen contestants from diverse backgrounds arrive in New York City for the "ultimate job interview" with real estate mogul Donald Trump. *Split into a men's and a women's team, they compete in tasks that test their business skills-from selling lemonade and managing a Jessica Simpson concert, to renovating and renting a Brooklyn apartment in three days. *The winning team receives a lavish reward while the losers report to the boardroom where one team member will be fired personally by Trump. *Ultimately, one contestant will be chosen as the 'Apprentice,' winning a $250,000-a-year dream job with The Trump Corporation. Along the way, personalities are revealed, alliances are formed, and trusts are betrayed, making The Apprentice the ultimate corporate reality show. CAST &*FILMMAKERS * * * * Creator/Writer: Mark Burnett Producers: James Bruce, James Canniffe, Seth Cohen, Bill Pruitt, Katherine Walker Segment Producers: Patrick Costello, Anneli Gericke, Rob LaPlante, Johnny Petillo Executive Producers: Mark Burnett, Donald Trump Co-executive Producers: Jay Bienstock, Conrad Riggs Supervising Producer: Kevin Harris Production Designer: Kelly Van Patter Cinematographers: Scott Duncan, Matt Sohn Editors: Jonathon Braun, Scott Gamzon, David Michael Maurer, Claire Scanlon, Janet Swanson Cast: Donald Trump, Heidi Bressler, Katrina Campins, Jessie Connors, Jason Curis, Kristi Frank, David Gould, Amelia Henry, Bowie Hogg, Kwame Jackson, Tammy Lee, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth Troy McClain, Bill Rancic, Sam Solovey, Ereka Vetrini, Nick Warnock TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD Street Date: August 24, 2004 Order Close: July 20, 2004 Rating: Not rated Suggested Retail Price: $59.98 DVD Selection Number: 25491 Running Time: Approximately 3 hours 10 minutes Number of Layers: Dual layer Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Bonus Material: The Future: *A Look Ahead; The Job Description: Creating the Apprentice; The Candidates-Meet the Job Candidates &*Extended Audition Tapes; The Boss-Donald Trump on The Apprentice &*"Donaldisms"; The Board of Directors-Mark *Burnett on The Apprentice &*Career Advice From George &*Carolyn; From 16 to One: Narrowing the Field-Natural Selection, Truth from a Taxi, Deleted Scenes, and "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" Music Video; and The Job Offer: Bill and Kwame.