Thats according to producer Mark Burnett, who along with Donald Trump and NBC execs delivered the news.
The show wont start filming until Stewart is released from prison but could begin while she remains under house arrest.
Stewart will be the first Apprentice host to have served a prison term, and Burnett says there is no policy about someone who has a criminal record being prevented from being a contestant.
In his words, I came to this country and what I learned, leaving Europe for the United States, this is a country when you have a problem, whether its a bankruptcy or criminal or civil, you pay your price and Americans allow you to move on. Thats what makes it the greatest country in the world.
But having a conviction wont help. Burnett says, No, we are not specifically looking for people with spotty pasts.
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