They might not have been able to make a better version of The Office, but lets be honest, the US Apprentice is a thousand times more entertaining than the UK one.
It has a lot to do with the fact that Donald Trump is a lot cooler than Sir Alan Lord Sugar, or whatever he calls himself these days. With Trump you just never know what is going to happen. He says and does whatever he wants, whenever he wants, whereas Sugar is owned by the rules of the production. Trump is also worth more than double what Sugar is.