ONE Championship announced the launch of “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” under license from MGM Television on February 20, 2020. This brand new edition of the American documentary reality television program will feature 16 contestants handpicked from around the world in a high-stakes game of business competitions and physical challenges.
The winner will receive a US$250,000 job offer to work for a year directly under ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong as his protege at the ONE Championship global headquarters in Singapore. A total of 12 of Asia’s top CEOs, with one CEO per episode, will be featured as guest judges alongside Chatri.
The business competitions will focus on a variety of real-world problems and industries. The physical challenges will be graced by the world champions from ONE Championship where contestants will aim to outshine them in feats of athletic ability and cardio endurance.
Hosted by Chatri, “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” will be produced by ONE Championship’s production arm ONE Studios and will run on both streaming and linear platforms across the Pan Asian region in the second half of 2020. Specific market-by-market distribution and launch details will be announced at a later date and the program is slated for distribution on major television networks and digital channels worldwide.
“I am thrilled to announce ‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition’ as our biggest foray into the non-scripted series genre,” Chatri stated. “This brand new concept brings a completely unique and original dimension to ‘The Apprentice’ with the high-stakes drama of real-life business competitions, coupled with herculean physical challenges featuring some of Asia’s top CEOs, the world’s greatest martial arts world champions and A-list celebrities from across the continent.”
“In combining our respective IP and assets, ONE Championship will redefine the non-scripted genre in Asia across scale and scope,” Chatri continued. “‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition’ just might be the toughest in the history of all Apprentice shows.”
“The Apprentice” is one of the world’s biggest non-scripted reality TV programs in history that judges the business skills of a group of contestants competing for a job offer with a high-profile CEO. It has aired in over 30 countries.
Shot in different cities across Asia, “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” Season 1 will consist of 13 episodes. For more information, please visit: http://onefc.com/the-apprentice/
Days before the announcement of “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition,” Chatri announced that “ONE: King of the Jungle” will be a closed-door event due to the novel coronavirus, which is officially called the COVID-19. Here is his statement: