Can he take it through his own production company like I suggested?
I think the format has got a little uninteresting for the American public.
This is something the BBC needs to address early on for their version of The Apprentice.
The USA version has the same format of:
- Team set-up
- project manager appointment
- Task allocation
- Task design and delivery
- Boardroom review
- Boardroom - "you're fired" scene
- Rinse and repeat
Here's some thoughts about format changes:
- Put in a one or two individual rounds where all the candidates are competing against each other
- Allow one round where the candidate to be fired is voted on by the public - needs to be early on
- The candidates interview applicants for a job at Amstrad (with their agreement of course!)
- business task simulation that candidates and public can do at the same time
- Review a business and suggest and justify improvements
But don't make losers sleep out in a tent or make them eat bread and water!