Monday, October 22, 2007

'The Amazing Race' Starts Soon! - CBS Press Release

Originally, Amazing Race 12 was scheduled for a winter into spring run, but with the cancellation of Viva Laughlin, we're getting it early!

Here's the press release from CBS:

FIVE-TIME EMMY AWARD-WINNING "THE AMAZING RACE" RETURNS FOR ITS 12TH EDITION ON SUNDAY, NOV. 4, 8:00-9:00 PM

"The Amazing Race 12" Spans 50,000 Miles Including First Time Visits to Ireland, Lithuania and Croatia

THE AMAZING RACE, winner of five consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Reality Competition Series, returns for its 12th edition on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Nov. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

Editors Note: THE AMAZING RACE replaces "Viva Laughlin" which has been pulled from the schedule. A rebroadcast of CSI will air in the Sunday (8:00-9:00 PM) time period on Oct. 28.

“If there ever was a season that I consider one of the best, it’s this one," said Bertram van Munster," executive producer, director and co-creator of THE AMAZING RACE. "It’s insanely funny, fast-paced and dramatic all at once. Teams are in hot pursuit of one another at every location and its reality television at its nail-biting best."

This season, teams will travel approximately 50,000 miles, covering five new countries including Ireland, Lithuania and Croatia.

In its 11 previous editions, broadcast in several time periods, THE AMAZING RACE has averaged more than 10 million viewers and a 4.1/10 in adults 18-49.

Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman and Hayma Screech Washington are the executive producers for Bruckheimer Television and Earthview Inc. in association with ABC Television Studio and Amazing Race Productions. THE AMAZING RACE was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri. Phil Keoghan hosts.

14 comments:

delee said...

Yippee for AR...but I guess I was one of the few that liked Viva Laughlin..oh well that is how the cookie crumbles.

Prayers to all in CA...hope Terry is ok and others!!! It is sad and now they are moving the animals from SD Wild Animal Park...

Jason said...

Good things come to those who wait.

I had a feeling we'd get to see the show sooner, and would probably replace one of the new shows (I didn't realize they'd keep the same timeslot).

joy n said...

Hooray!!! Looking forward to seeing something of Ireland. (I'm half Irish.) I love Amazing Race! One of my top three favorite reality shows. So much better sooner than later.

Now if they would only do the same for LOST!

Thanks for the heads-up.

delee said...

Problem is football will delay the start of the program many times thru Jan....BOO HISS

Anonymous said...

woo hoo!!! thanks jackie!!!!

Mary S. said...

Thanks for the well wishes delee!! We're sitting here in the middle of San Diego wondering if we're going to have to pack up and go! Bit of good news to hear AR is on its way!!!

Brent McKee said...

Interestingly enough, The Aamazing race's best ratings in terms of audience numbers have come on nights when there was a football overrun.

Lynn 1 said...

I am so ready for TAR.
I know the locations are going to be beautiful this season.
Good luck and God bless all of you in Southern CA. I hope the winds stop and you get some much needed moisture soon.
Here in the New Orleans Metro area we have been having heavy rains. I just happened to be in the city when the rain hit. The part of the I-10 freeway I was on flooded and traffic was backed up for miles. I was able to inch my way to an exit to head north.
I went at least 30 miles out of my way, had to drive at 40 miles an hour on I-12 freeway but I got home without a fender bender. Luckier than a lot of others out on the road yesterday.

sharon said...

What wonderful news here on a rainy,dreary morning. TAR can't come back soon enough for me. I do believe it is my current favorite show on TV today!

I tried to watch snippets of Viva,but it was just too hokey for me. Sorry,delee:(.

Stay safe all of you in CA,wish we could share some of our rain with you!Nov.4th can't come soon enough now.

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited that they are bringing TAR back sooner than originally planned. However, the date and time baffles me. That particular Sunday they have a football game that starts and is scheduled to air at 8PM until it ends. Have they canceled the showing of the football game on CBS that night?

Anonymous said...

Ok, as for my prior post slating a football game on CBS at 8PM on the Sunday that TAR is supposed to preview, I take that back. When I looked on tvguide.com, I looked at the correct Sunday, but I was looking at 1PM, not 8PM. So sorry for the misleading info. Don't panic as TAR is in fact slated for that Sunday at 8PM and I just can't wait!!!

ORKMommy said...

Mmmmmmm...Croatia...they have yummy men in Croatia! Can't wait!

sharon said...

Orkmommy....I know you are a big ER fan,just like me. We know how yummy Luka is....no??? I like that they are going to some very different places this time. I get tired of India and so many Asian spots,a change of scenery is good!Can't wait!!!

joy n said...

Jackie, E!ONLINE has a list of the new Amazing Race Contestents, including a 68-year-old grandfather! WOW!