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Synop: The original show was that 16 people, most with MBAs, would compete against each other to become "The Aprentice". Each week Trumps fires 1-2 people until there is only one left. Much like musical chairs. Seem straight forward, but it really more like a magic trick.
Here is how it really works. The winner is decided in advance of taping by going through a typical interview process, and the TV show is really about of firing everyone else. The trick is that the individuals, nor the audience, knows the entire show has been predetermined. On day one, Trump knows who's going to be the last person standing.
There is another version which has occurred during the series, 2-3 individuals have been picked in advance as finalists, and they compete to be "The Apprentice". Very much like the first version except the actual winner is not determined before taping begins.
Except for those who are predetermined winners, the rest are hired to be on the show so they can be fired. They, of course, don't know are hired not because they are qualified, but because they are not qualified. Nearly all have personality traits that make for great reality TV.