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Chael Sonnen cast for new season of The Apprentice on NBC

Chael Sonnen has been announced for the cast of the new season of NBC's "The Apprentice" television show.

The show, which will be hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger and filmed in Southern California.

Its debut on the network has not been announced.

Sonnen currently works for ESPN doing analysis of major UFC shows. He is under suspension from fighting for failing two different drug tests for a number of banned substances and has announced his retirement.

Besides Sonnen, competing for the $250,000 first prize earmarked for a charity of the celebrity's choice will be Laila Ali, actress and fitness guru Brooke Burke-Charvet, NFL legend Eric Dickerson, legendary singer Boy George American Ninja Warrior host Matt Iseman, actress and former VH-1 host Carrie Keagan, TV star Carson Kressley, women's basketball legend Lisa Leslie, actor/comedian Jon Lovitz, Motley Crue's Vince Neil, TV reality show star Nicole Polizzi ("Snooki"), Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams, former college and NFL star Ricky Williams and singer Carrie Wilson of Wilson Phillips.