CNBC Bumps Eisner for Apprentice Import

Apprentice UK to debut Aug. 25; Conversations with Michael Eisner delayed until Aug. 29.

CNBC is bumping interview show Conversations with Michael Eisner to premiere Apprentice UK, the British version of the reality-competition series starring Donald Trump.

Apprentice UK

Eisner’s program, which had been scheduled for Aug. 25 at 9 p.m., will now appear the following Friday, Aug. 29, at 9 p.m. Apprentice UK will now occupy that time slot starting Aug. 25.

Rather than facing Trump in the boardroom, the British contestants are vying to work for Sir Alan Sugar, founder of electronics maker Amstrad.

CNBC may stick to business programming during the day, but in primetime, it often runs reruns of NBC programming, including Deal or No Deal and The Apprentice.