The Amazing Race

Friday 8:00 PM on CBS
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  • The Amazing Race 22: The Amazing Race 21: The Amazing Race 20: The Amazing Race 19: Commencing on September 25, 2011, the nineteenth season of The Amazing Race includes a pair of twin sisters, a retired professional football player and his wife, a pair of former winners of Survivor, professional snowboarders and the youngest person to sail around the world solo, racing with his father. The race will be visiting a multitude of new countries and with new twists and obstacles in their way, the nineteenth instalment of the programme promises to be exciting, commencing just twenty days after The Amazing Race celebrates its tenth anniversary. The Amazing Race 18: The eighteenth season of the race brings back former teams who have 'Unfinished Business'. The returning teams all have something to prove, as they begin their battle for redemption. The returning contestants include former NFL cheerleaders, Harlem Globetrotters, cowboys, a Gothic couple and The Amazing Race's only deaf contestant, racing with his mother, who are one of an unprecedented four parent/child teams. Commencing on February 20, 2011, the returning teams will travel the world for a second time, vying for revenge, redemption and a million dollars. Sisters LaKisha & Jennifer Hoffman became won redemption, by becoming the second ever all-female winners, following Nat & Kat's victory in the previous season. Congratulations to Kisha & Jen! The Amazing Race 17: The seventeenth installment of the race became notorious on YouTube before the season even began, with a watermelon ricocheting onto a contestant's face. The racers departed on September 26, 2010, with teams including a pageant queen and her father, a father/son team of Internet sensations, the first African-American gay team, home shopping television hosts, a pair of female doctors, beach volleyball partners, and a recently reunited birth-mother and daughter. The race visited two new countries, Ghana and Bangladesh, and introduced two new twists -- the Express Pass, which could be used to bypass a single task on a leg (used only up to the eighth leg), and the Double U-Turn, which involved two teams forcing two different teams to turn back and complete both Detours. In the end, the season, seemingly themed around woman power with several, several strong, formidable women competing, culminated in two all-female teams running the final leg, along with a young dating couple. The ending thrilled many fans when, after seventeen seasons, an all-female team finally won the race. Congratulations to Nat & Kat, winners of this season of the race! The Amazing Race 16: The sixteenth season of The Amazing Race commenced on February 14, 2010, stopping in places including Argentina, the Seychelles and Singapore. The teams include a pair of small-town cowboys, a notorious beauty queen well-known for her lack of intelligence, an MLB-winning coach and his daughter, two cops, two attorney mothers, and the race's first grandmother/granddaughter team. The race included the first-ever leg in which two Roadblocks were completed. Congratulations to Dan & Jordan, winners of this season of the race! The Amazing Race 15: The fifteenth season began on September 27, 2009. Teams for this season included a pair of Harlem Globetrotters, the first interracial married couple, Christian country singers, and a fan of the program who had Asperger's Syndrome. Teams faced many obstacles along the way, including stops at nearly a half dozen locations never before seen on the race, as well as the Switchback -- a new race mechanism that turned out to be a revisitation of an old Roadblock from The Amazing Race 6. Congratulations to Meghan & Cheyne, winners of this season of the race! The Amazing Race 14: The newest Amazing Race adventure has come and gone! The new season began on February 15, 2009, with the racers facing a challenging adventure with stops in Central Siberia and Beijing. The entire look and feel of the race was updated for the new edition and viewers were also given a more fast-paced and exciting race with, among other things, less time spent on airport drama. Teams this season include a pair of movie stuntmen, two self-described hillbillies and a mother and son team featuring the race's first ever deaf contestant. Overall, this season was well-regarded by fans, featuring a mixture of interesting and likable teams as well as some great dramatic moments. Some, however, lamented the lack of diversity of locations, as well as poor race planning that seemed to favor one particular team. Congratulations to Tammy & Victor, winners of this season of the race and the first Asian-American team ever to win! The Amazing Race 13: This season of The Amazing Race came to CBS on September 28, 2008 and ended on December 7. This season saw a wide-ranging adventure with visits to such diverse locales as Kazakhstan and Cambodia. Reaction to this season was once again mixed, as were ratings. Congratulations to Nick and Starr, winners of this season of the race. The Amazing Race 12: This adventure began on November 4, 2007 and ended in January 2008! CBS officially announced the return at the same time as the announcement of the cancellation of Viva Laughlin, giving viewers less than two weeks notice before the start of the new season. This season was lauded by both critics and viewers, becoming a new favorite for many. Congratulations to TK and Rachel, the winners of the twelfth season!The Amazing Race 11: All Stars --- The first-ever All-Star edition for The Amazing Race has ended. This season featured eleven teams who raced on previous seasons of the program. As these teams raced around the world once more, they found themselves facing all-new challenges. This season had its share of surprises, but was met with mixed reviews by fans. Some were disappointed with the uneven structure of the race, as well as challenges that in many cases were considered poorly planned. Others, however, were entertained both by seeing the development of new dynamics when it came to past racers and the flaring of rivalry and drama between teams. Congratulations to Eric and Danielle, winners of The Amazing Race: All-Stars. The Amazing Race 10: The Amazing Race 9: The Amazing Race 8: Family Edition The Amazing Race 7: The Amazing Race 6: The Amazing Race 5: The Amazing Race 4: The Amazing Race 3: The Amazing Race 2: The Amazing Race 1: General format:The Amazing Race is a Reality program featuring teams of two racing around the world for a cash prize of $1,000,000. The teams compete in thirteen legs traveling all over the world. In most legs the last team to arrive at the pit stop is eliminated. When only three teams remain in the race, they compete in a final leg. The team in first place is the winner of $1,000,000 and the winner of The Amazing Race.The Amazing Raceis a seven-time winner of the Primetime Emmy Award for Best Reality-Competition Program, having now picked up its seventh award at the 2009 ceremony. Now also a winner in the Creative Arts department for Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) in 2005.The Amazing Race is on internationally! You can catch The Amazing Race on CTV in Canada and check listings for airings in other markets. Missed past seasons of The Amazing Race and looking perhaps for a way to catch up, other than the DVDS? Watch for repeats on FOX Reality and the Travel Channel. For those in Canada, catch the program on OLN.Merchandise for The Amazing Race is available. Visit CBS's website at and link into their official store to find a variety of official merchandise. Merchandise for the program can also be found on various unofficial sites and on eBay. The Amazing Race is proudly sponsored by Travelocity -- "You'll never roam alone!"The Amazing Race is now available on DVD! Both the first and seventh seasons are now available, featuring commentary, Side Trips and Mat Chats, along with other exciting bonus features. Unfortunately, due to low sales, it has been said that it is unlikely that additional volumes will be released. Still, if you'd like to express your opinion on other possible releases visit the website TVShowsOnDVD. You must register first before voting --- registration is free and only requires a small amount of personal information to prevent people from voting more than once.moreless

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    • Phil: Matt and Ana. You've come in last place. Matt: I knew that... I knew that. Phil: You've both been eliminated from the race. Matt: Bummer, Bummer. Well it was nice being here. Ana: Nothing we can say or do now right? Matt: No. (Matt and Ana walk away from the Pit Stop) It's been an adventure.

    • Ana: Once a moron, always a moron. Matt: Well, you fell in love with this moron.

    • Kim: God, there are a lot of bugs out in the jungle. Go figure.

    • Leslie: We're in, what, seventh place? Kim: I don't know, I can't do math right now.

    • Drew: You have to approach people in an affable, friendly way! You don't do it like you're in New York!

    • Drew: Zambia. That's where we are. Kevin: That's Namibia, jackass.

    • Drew: Nothing's free, Kevin! We're in Africa! You go to the Statue of Liberty, is the guy giving these things [maps] away for free? For cryin' out loud! Free!

    • Drew: You have to hit six numbers to get a live human being on the phone.

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    Notes (457)

    • Team Nicknames: Rob & Brennan: The Lawyers Joe & Bill: Team Guido; Bert & Ernie Kevin & Drew: The Frat Boys

    • As well as being the first season of the entire show, this is also the first season with no team of siblings.

    • Premieres just a little more than a week after the tragic September 11 terrorist attacks, which would have a large effect on international travel and television shows involving it.

    • This is the show's first non-elimination leg

    • First part of a two-part season finale.

    • Hope and Norm are close friends with Survivor: Australian Outback winner Tina Wesson, who talked to CBS in order to get them on the show.

    • Premiered on a special day and time: Monday at 10 P.M. eastern.

    • Four episodes from this season were repeated on Friday nights on UPN at 9pm ET. However, according to Electronic Media Online, "CBS decided to pull the plug on the repurposed run of 'The Amazing Race 2' after suffering from poor ratings and complaints from affiliates of both networks. Over its four secondary airings on UPN, '[The] Amazing Race 2' averaged a 0.6 rating/2 share in adults 18 to 49, barely a blip compared to the show's 5.9/15 average for its original 9 p.m.-to-10 p.m. Wednesday run on CBS."

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    Trivia (1502)

    • Joe and Bill inform us that they are calling themselves Team Guido, named for their dog.

    • Roadblock: Kevin and Drew can be seen arriving at the pit stop with egg down their shirts. This was due to a Road Block involving ostrich eggs that was cut from the final episode. The Roadblock can be found on the season 1 DVD as a special feature.

    • The teams finished in the following order: #1. Rob and Brennan. #2. Joe and Bill. #3. Frank and Margarita. #4. Lenny and Karyn. #5. Pat and Brenda .#6. Kim and Leslie. #7. David and Margaretta. #8. Paul and Amie. #9. Kevin and Drew. #10. Nancy and Emily. #11. Matt and Ana. (ELIMINATED)

    • Detour: Teams were given a choice of either "Air" or "Land." In Air, teams had to take a zipline and then and then bungee jump down the side of the gorge. This was the quicker but scarier task of the two. In "Land," teams had to take a long hike down the mountains which could take a while but It wouldn't be scary as such. All teams except for Rob & Brennan (who claimed the Fast Forward) chose and completed "Air."

    • Fast Forward: In this Fast Forward, teams had to hike down a steep slope to boiling point. Rob & Brennan claimed the Fast Forward and were able to skip the remaining tasks and go directly to the Pit Stop. Dave and Margaretta had went to do the Fast Forward, but discovered that Rob and Brennan had already claimed it.

    • Before the race actually begins, the teams are filmed running from the starting line several times, in order to get different close-ups and angles of all the teams.

    • Teams need to receive travel visas ahead of time for the countries that they will be visiting. However, to keep things as much of a surprise for the teams as possible, production will obtain visas from more countries than are actually on the race itinerary. In doing so, the final destinations still remain a secret.

    • Teams receive monetary compensation for the time away from their jobs back home. Even after the race has aired, however, the amount is still required to remain confidential.

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    Allusions (103)

    • "Top of the world!" Kevin celebrates his first place finish by quoting James Cagney from the 1949 movie White Heat.

    • Bert and Ernie Rob and Brennan nickname Team Guido after the two roommates from Sesame Street. On many occasions it has been rumoured that the two Muppets are gay (like Bill and Joe), although Jim Henson Productions' official statement is "They're not straight or gay. They're puppets."

    • Going to sleep in front of the tea shop with the Fast Foward, Kevin tells Drew, "Goodnight, Johnboy." This is a reference to the bedtime banter made famous on The Waltons.

    • Emily: Andale! Andale! Trying to encourage people to move faster, Emily quotes Looney Tunes cartoon character Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in Mexico.

    • Drew: Okay, Uncle Junior. Ready when you are. Drew identifies the aged Italian glider pilot with a similar looking character from The Sopranos.

    • Drew: I was like Baryshnikov in there. Drew compares his performance walking through the tiger pit to the famous Russian born ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov.

    • Frank refers to Team Guido as "Bert and Ernie," referring to the best friends from long-running TV show Sesame Street, who also happen to be the subject of rumors about their sexuality.

    • Riding the motorcycle through Beijing streets reminds Kevin of the Fonz, the motorcycle riding star of Happy Days. (Although it should be noted that the Fonz would rather never be caught dead riding in the sidecar). On the other hand Drew, sharing the seat with the motorcycle driver, compares himself to Pinky Tuscadero, the tough talking motorcycle stunt rider who was the Fonz's girlfriend for a few episodes.

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  • Fan Reviews (341)
  • #thepaparazzi

    By Madog1804, Dec 12, 2015

  • Love Amazing Race.

    By EdCook8634, May 28, 2015

  • Boring!

    By deloreswarfield, Apr 11, 2015

  • Great show

    By wildtk1, Mar 27, 2015

  • The ratings are racing down

    By omailey, Mar 21, 2015