Troy McClain is the latest Donald Trump reject hoping to leverage his Apprentice celebrity into something bigger.
McClain has been named host of HomeTeam, a syndicated take on the ABC hit, Extreme Makeover:Home Edition, being developed by Litton Entertainment and Fuel Media.
The program will help people buy and decorate their own homes, providing wannabe homeowners with money for a down payment as well as a year's worth of mortgage payments. Then, Litton says, the HomeTeam crew will spend three days making "the final touches that make a house a home."
Litton makes no bones about trying to capitalize on the ABC Show: "This is fertile ground for a hit television show with significant payoff," says Litton CEO David Morgan.
McClain joins a growing list of Apprentice stars who've pursued other
- Bill Rancic, winner of the first cycle, penned You're Hired: How to Succeed in Business and Life from the Winner of The Apprentice.
- Kwame Jackson, who lost the final round to Rancic in cycle one, is developing a financial program with CNN.
- Carolyn Kepcher, the Trump employee who helps judge applicants, has written Carolyn 101: Business Lessons from The Apprentice's Straight Shooter.