The Amazing Race

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Friday 8:00 PM on CBS Premiered Sep 05, 2001 In Season

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AIRED ON 5/15/2015

Season 26 : Episode 12

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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.

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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 TV.com 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.

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Fan Reviews (340)

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  • Love Amazing Race.

    9.0
    This is a great show, and we loved this season.
  • Boring!

    2.0
    This show was one of our favorites. This season sucks! The Monaco episode was totally boring. Loved the shows when the Cowboys were contestants. Why is it that the really good shows as this one was goes downhill and quickly? Too much time spent in airports and cars. The contestants are so phony. Get some believablecontestants as you once did!
  • Great show

    9.0
    Why is there so much hate I love this I watch this show since it first started some people dont like it for dumb reasons if you going to hate the show then you should come up with a much better resone then dont know why there a long wait for this show to come back on I don't understand why this show is coming back next month why a really long hold oh will I am glad that is coming backmoreless
  • The ratings are racing down

    2.5
    Used to love the show, but it's all downhill now. Especially the past few seasons. Boring contestants, lots of lame challenges, not much drama. Everybody runs as one large group - same plane, same bus. Not much suspense. Everybody tries to be too nice 'oh no, we will not U-turn", "oh here - grab our taxi". Lame. And also corny and tacky. No wonder the ratings are sliding. Not sliding - racing. Downhill. They better change things around if they want to get out of this. The key is not making the show a dating game, not throwing at you weird selfies. The key is a cast that is fun and memorable, that gives you the right amount of drama. The key is great challenges - the ones that are fun to watch and are intellectually stimulationg. Stop treating audience as if we are some high school dropouts. Stop choosing contestants who know nothing about the world. If anything else fails - get back to what the show used to be. Regular contestants (very few of us give a damn about your celebrities and pseudo celebrities), but fun and memorable ones.moreless
  • SO DISAPPOINTED

    1.0
    This is a show that our family has been watching for years! We enjoy seeing the different countries, the typical things from each country and the competition. But in the last few seasons it got less and less family friendly and this one is just crude! I can't believe the show now became a bad reality dating show with date nights, hotel room filming (what does that has to do with Amazing race??!!) and with a GLBT lost all the appeal and we will not be watching it anymore!

    Unbelievable how something so fun to watch as a family could turn into such trash!moreless
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