MARTHA STEWART's version of hit reality TV show THE APPRENTICE will not be commissioned for a second series by US TV network NBC.

THE APPRENTICE: MARTHA STEWART failed to match the popularity of the original show fronted by tycoon DONALD TRUMP, and NBC executives insist they only ever viewed it as a one season special.

Stewart, who spent five months behind bars this year (05) after being convicted of insider trading, has drawn in an average of 6.8 million American viewers - but her show will not return on NBC after its 21 December finale.

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