The Australian television network, which premiered the star-studded version of the reality TV show last month, is reportedly very happy after the programme topped viewer ratings again on Wednesday night with Lisa Curry's elimination.
Although Nine bosses have not confirmed the rumours, television insiders have predicted that a formal announcement of the return of the show in 2012 will take place at Nine's programme schedule launch on November 23.
Media analyst Steve Allen told the Herald Sun that executives would be crazy not to continue the show, adding: "Celebrity Apprentice is a real asset to Nine."
This series of Celebrity Apprentice, which is hosted by Yellow Brick Road boss Mark Bouris, still features stars such as Pauline Hanson, Jesinta Campbell, Julia Morris, Jason Coleman and Shane Crawford.
Earlier this week, celebrity agent Max Markson apologised to model and former teammate Didier Cohen after branding him "a self-confessed cocaine addict" shortly before they were both fired in the boardroom.
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