Exciting things are in store for upcoming seasons of NBC's hit shows "The Apprentice" and "The Voice." Mark Burnett and Carson Daly, who are the shows' producer and host, respectively, shared some interesting details about the highly anticipated series' at the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday.
Burnett told reporters, including International Business Times' Monica Castillo that, although "The Apprentice" recently suffered a major shakeup, which resulted in host Donald Trump being ousted, it's going to be a great season. He assured viewers that Arnold Schwarzenegger, who agreed to head the popular show recently, "loves the show and he's really, really engaged." He added that, while many are speculating, there has been no confirmation about what Schwarzenegger's tagline will be. He did, however, joke that he may go with, "you're terminated."
"'Celebrity Apprentice' is a great, great franchise worldwide," Burnett said. "Clearly a change had to be made. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken over and everybody's speculating what his line will be when he fires people. "
The esteemed television producer and Daly, 42, also touched on the upcoming season of "The Voice," which airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC. For his part Burnett attributed the competition series' success to the fact that they are a "kinder" show than those that came before them. He added the the coaches are "so personally invested in" those vying for the overall win. When asked whether coaches continue their relationships with their mentees after the show wraps Daly joked that coach Blake Shelton, who is also a superstar country singer, "has most of them living in his house." He then went on to say that each of the coaches do their best to work closely with all their past contestants, no matter what they may need.
"Yes, they do," Daly said. "They take on relationships from going to the studio and working together. There’s lots of examples of once the show is over the relationship flourishes even more off camera."