WEEK AHEAD: The Donald's Apprentice Returns
02/24/2006 at 02:00 PM EST
It's a week chock-full of reality TV, as Martha Stewart's arch-nemesis Donald Trump returns Monday with a new season of The Apprentice. PEOPLE takes a look at the latest season, plus a slew of other shows rounding out February sweeps.
SUNDAY, FEB. 26: Now that they've had their final dance-off, the winner of Dancing with the Stars will be crowned in a two-hour finale (8 p.m. ET, ABC). It's down to twinkle-toed Drew Lachey and partner Cheryl Burke; wrestling star Stacy Keibler and partner Tony Dovolani; and football legend Jerry Rice and partner Anna Trebunskaya.
MONDAY, FEB. 27: Fresh off his war of words with Martha Stewart, Donald Trump is back for the fifth season of The Apprentice (9 p.m. ET, NBC). And this time, the show already seems to have found a villain: Russian trading-company owner Lenny, who brags in TV spots that he'll "crush" the other opponents.
Howie Mandel returns with another week of his nail-biting runaway hit, Deal or No Deal (8 p.m. ET, NBC). Watch as contestants sweat their way through the decision of a lifetime, which could earn them $1 million or some pocket change for their bus ride home.
Meanwhile, as the off-the-ice scandal about the relationship between skating partners Kristy Swanson and Lloyd Eisler continues to unfold, watch the pair go head-to-head with Jillian Barberie and John Zimmerman in the season finale of Skating with Celebrities (8 p.m. ET on FOX).
TUESDAY, FEB. 28: In its 17th season, The Real World heads to Key West, Fla., where seven pretty strangers live together, love together and get into some nasty fights (10 p.m. ET on MTV).
NEW THIS WEEK:
Movies (now in theaters): Madea's Family Reunion, starring Tyler Perry; Running Scared, starring Paul Walker and Johnny Messner; Little Fish, starring Cate Blanchett
Music (in stores Tuesday): Bruce Springsteen, Hammersmith Odeon, Live '75; Kid Rock, Live Trucker; Andrea Bocelli, Amor; Alan Jackson, Precious Memories; Ne-Yo, In My Own Words; Hank Williams III, Straight to Hell; Elvis Costello Live with the Metropole Orkest, My Flame Burns Blue
DVDs (in stores Tuesday): Pride & Prejudice; Yours, Mine & Ours; NFL Super Bowl XL: Pittsburgh Steelers Championship DVD; Charmed: The Complete Fourth Season; Lady and the Tramp: 50th Anniversary Edition; Bleak House; The Ice Harvest; Ellen: The Complete Season Three