The first Republican debate aired on FOX last night, though many of the candidates are no stranger to the television scene. In fact, three of the contenders were hosts of their own programs. Donald Trump hosted The Apprentice on NBC, a ratings hit that has since resulted in The Celebrity Apprentice spinoff. Both John Kasich (Heartland with John Kasich) and Mike Huckabee (Huckabee) hosted their namesake political shows on FOX.

Each candidate has since parted ways with their programs to pursue political runs. Trump, however, has been officially denounced by NBC in light of his comments on Mexican immigrants and will no longer be featured on the program.

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