TV in Brief

Alicia Etheredge and Bobby Brown appeared “The Real” on Monday where Brown spoke about his daughter’s death.

ATLANTA — Bobby Brown said he believes things would have turned out differently for Bobbi Kristina Brown if he had been with his daughter days before she was found unresponsive in her home in suburban Atlanta.

Brown spoke publicly for the first time since Bobbi Kristina’s death in July, in an appearance on Fox’s talk show “The Real,” which aired Monday. He became emotional several times while sitting next to his wife, Alicia Etheredge, in video clips of the pre-taped interview released in advance.

“If I could have been there two days before, it wouldn’t have went down like that,” said Brown, who wore a necklace bearing a photo of him and his daughter.

The 22-year-old Bobbi Kristina died in hospice care July 26. She was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub Jan. 31. Brown said he held out hope for months that Bobbi Kristina would survive.

“We prayed and hoped for six months, you know, for something better to happen,” he said. “But when God calls you, he calls you.”

NEW YORK — Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will attempt to fill Donald Trump’s shoes on “The Celebrity Apprentice.”

NBC announced Monday that the movie star and two-term governor is the new host of the competition show, which will return to the network for the 2016 television season.

Trump made the show a success, with first regular folks and then celebrities competing in business-related tasks. In seven seasons, NBC said “The Celebrity Apprentice” has helped raise more than $15 million for charity.

There’s no word on whether Schwarzenegger will replace Trump’s “you’re fired” catchphrase with his own “you’re terminated.”

NEW YORK — Former NBC News anchor Brian Williams will return to the air on Sept. 22 as part of MSNBC’s coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States.

It had been looking toward coverage of the pope’s visit as the place to start him in his new job of covering breaking news stories during MSNBC’s daylight hours.

Williams lost his job as anchor of NBC’s “Nightly News” and was suspended for six months after a pattern emerged that he had lied about his role covering certain news stories.

Wire reports