Property tycoon Donald Trump has quit his reality TV show The Apprentice after the programme was left off of U.S. broadcaster NBC's new primetime schedule.
Trump was reportedly left fuming earlier this week (begs14May07) after the network's announcement, and has decided to pull The Apprentice altogether.
The 60-year-old issued a statement on Friday (18May07) saying he was "moving on" from the corporate-themed show to work on "a major new TV venture", but refused to reveal further details.
The Apprentice debuted on American television in 2004 with 21 million viewers, but viewing figures dropped significantly in the five seasons which followed.
The format of The Apprentice has since been replicated in a number of countries around the world, including the U.K., South Africa and Brazil.