The late comedian Joan Rivers is set to appear on the seventh season of "Celebrity Apprentice," which will return to NBC on Jan. 4, 2015, People reported.

As the "Celebrity Apprentice Season 2” winner in 2009, the former "Fashion Police" host will be featured in the upcoming season as an advisor like her fellow previous winners Piers Morgan, Bret Michaels, John Rich, Arsenio Hall and Trace Adkins. 

According to Donald Trump, Rivers filmed two different boardroom episodes one month before her death on Sept. 4.

“She was in great shape until some unqualified doctor got her,” Trump told Confidenti@l.


During his recent appearance on “Today,” Trump said of Rivers, “I saw her a few days before she passed away, and I want to tell you, I said, 'She's going to live forever. You look at her.’ She was so strong and so vibrant.”

The "Celebrity Apprentice Season 7" cast features 16 contestants, most of which are actors including Lorenzo Lamas, Ian Ziering, Vivica A. Fox, Sig Hansen, Keshia Knight Pulliam and comedian Gilbert Gottfried.

TV hosts Leeza Gibbons and Geraldo Rivera are also in the cast along with retired MLB player Johnny Damon, NFL player Terrell Owens, Olympians Jamie Anderson and Shawn Johnson and Kevin Jonas as the sole musician in the cast.

Not new to a reality show are "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Brandi Glanville, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kenya Moore and "Kate Plus 8" star Kate Gosselin.  

At a press event for "Celebrity Apprentice Season 7" in March, Gosselin told US Weekly, "I feel really in my element taking on something like this. Obviously it's hard to be away from my kids for an extended period, but they're good. They're very supportive."

The 39-year-old mother of eight said, "I am a strong personality. But I think what definitely will come out here is that I'm not a pot stirrer. I'm definitely not a drama-starter. Drama gets in the way of getting work done.”