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Observation Skills Critical in Double-Elimination Leg of 'The Amazing Race' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 3rd 2011 4:00AM
'The Amazing Race 19' - 'The Sprint of Our Life (Indonesia)'After coming in last during the first leg of 'The Amazing Race' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS), grandparents Bill & Cathi learned that they were being spared elimination. However, not only would they have to face a Speed Bump during the next leg of the race, it was also going to be the first ever double-elimination in 'Race' history.


In a way, that made the equalizer at the airport even more frustrating this time around, as it would have been fun to see them scramble and overcome such an obstacle, if they had it in them. Regardless, though, it was an action-packed leg that required a keen eye and astute observation.

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Twitter Helps Save One 'Amazing Race' Team from Early Philimination (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 26th 2011 4:15AM
'The Amazing Race 19' season premiere - 'Kindness of Strangers'For Kaylani and Lisa, their adventure with 'The Amazing Race' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS) nearly came to an end before they even arrived at LAX to leave the country. When stopping for directions, Kaylani accidentally knocked her passport out of the car, but when they returned for it, it was gone.

One of the most amazing things in 'TAR' history then happened, as a couple of guys who happened to be at the gas station when a different team came guy noticed the passport and went to Twitter to talk about having just seen teams racing.

He was then told to get to LAX to give her the passport, and he arrived like a guardian angel with a miracle.

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'The Amazing Race' Season 19 Cast: Ethan Zohn, Jenna Morasca, Olympians & More

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 31st 2011 11:41AM
The Amazing Race Season 19Olympians, football players and 'Survivor' winners -- oh my! Yes, the cast of 'The Amazing Race' Season 19 will feature the aforementioned people, plus former showgirls, flight attendants and the youngest person to ever sail around the world alone.

'Survivor' winners Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca will be joined by retired NFL player Marcus Pollard and more as they travel to exotic locales like Indonesia, Malawi, Beligum and Denmark.

Meet the cast below!

'The Amazing Race' Season 19 kicks off Sun., Sept. 25 at 8PM on CBS.

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'Love in the Wild': 2x the Reality, 2x the Fun

by Stephanie Earp, posted Jul 4th 2011 2:30PM
I've never really followed an entire season of reality dating show, except for Meredith's turn on 'The Bachelorette', mainly because I was pretty sure she was doing it as a joke.

So color me surprised to find I actually enjoyed the debut of 'Love in the Wild' last week and have mentally penciled episode two into my calendar this Wednesday (9PM ET/PT, CTV/NBC). The show definitely hearkens back to the era of 'Paradise Hotel' or 'Temptation Island' but manages to feel like a fresher take on the pretty-people-in-a-hot-tub genre. Basically, it's a blatant attempt to mix 'Survivor' with 'The Bachelor'. The result includes some of the best and worst elements of both of those shows.

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'The Amazing Race' Renewed for Season 20

by Jean Bentley, posted Jun 16th 2011 2:20PM
The Amazing RaceTen years in and 'The Amazing Race' shows no sign of slowing down.

CBS announced in March that the reality hit would return for a 19th edition in the fall, and today the network revealed that it has already renewed 'TAR' for a 20th season.

Teams will race around the world on a million-dollar quest for the 20th time in spring 2012. In the meantime, season 19 will premiere this fall.

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TCA Awards Nominate 'Justified,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Parks and Recreation' and 'Community'

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jun 13th 2011 4:35PM
Critics tend to rave about dramas like 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'The Good Wife,' 'Mad Men' and 'Justified,' so it was no surprise to learn that all those awards picked up multiple nominations from the Television Critics Association, which announced its TCA Awards nominees Monday.

The Television Critics Association is an organization of more than 200 television critics and journalists, and this year, the group made some pretty unimpeachable choices.

On the comedy side, 'Parks and Recreation,' 'Louie,' 'Modern Family' and 'Community' picked up multiple nominations.

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CBS Announces 2011-2012 Schedule

by Jean Bentley, posted May 18th 2011 9:20AM
Person of InterestIt's CBS's turn to shake things up with its fall schedule, which the network just announced this morning.

'CSI' is finally getting the boot from its longtime Thursday night time slot in favor of the J.J. Abrams-produced 'Person of Interest,' while 'The Good Wife' is getting transferred from Tuesdays at 10PM to the highly competitive Sundays at 9PM slot.

The network's two new comedies will both get their shots after established shows, with '2 Broke Girls' airing after 'How I Met Your Mother' on Mondays and 'How to Be a Gentleman' landing post-'Big Bang Theory' on Thursdays. Interestingly, 'Rules of Engagement' is being pushed to Saturday nights.

CBS is saving the Robert De Niro-produced cop drama 'The 2-2' for mid-season (hopefully with a better name).

The full fall schedule is after the jump.

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Flying Cheese, Zorbs & HD: Phil Keoghan Looks Back on 10 Years of 'Amazing Race'

by Jean Bentley, posted May 9th 2011 12:20PM
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing RaceAfter a decade of hosting 'The Amazing Race,' which wrapped up its 18th season last night, Phil Keoghan could use some sleep.

"With my job and my lifestyle, I think next to a beautiful glass of red wine ... I would say sleep is right up there with my favorite things in the world," he told AOL TV when he called us from the road.

Keoghan was on the eighth stop of his 10-city film tour to promote 'The Ride,' a documentary he made about his 2009 cross-country bike ride for charity. But Keoghan's used to a fast-paced life. When he's filming an installment of CBS's long-running reality competition 'The Amazing Race,' four hours of sleep a night is considered a luxury.

"The entire season of 'The Amazing Race' is shot in 23 days. That means 12 episodes and less than two days to complete one episode," he said.

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'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' Season 18 Finale Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted May 9th 2011 10:00AM
'The Amazing Race' season finale - 'This Is Where It Ends'['The Amazing Race' - 'This Is Where It Ends (Brazil and Florida)']

Last night was the two-hour finale of 'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business.' In that span we went from four contestants to one winner, but who would it be? Based on your votes in our poll last week, you gave the edge to the likable Gary & Mallory, followed by Zev & Justin and Flight Time & Big Easy. These three teams were within 100 votes of each other.

Apparently, none of you thought Kisha and Jen stood a chance, giving them barely a third of the votes the other teams got. It doesn't look like the sisters were very popular.

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Who Won 'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business'? (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 9th 2011 3:18AM
'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' FinaleIn a two-hour finale spectacular, 'The Amazing Race' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS) the game took the remaining four teams to Rio do Janeiro and then, ultimately, to Miami where the final three raced for the million-dollar prize.

For the most part, these four teams have worked pretty well together this season, so this was the first time we had to see them try to outmaneuver one another and use strategy. It's not really a strong suit for any of them.

In other words, it was kind of a toss-up as to who was going to win 'The Amazing Race' this season. Our poll last week ranked the teams as following: Gary & Mallory in first, followed by Zev & Justin, Flight Time & Big Easy and then Kisha & Jen in a distant last place. Were you right?

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Who Will Win 'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business'? Host Phil Keoghan Weighs In

by Jean Bentley, posted May 6th 2011 3:15PM
Phil KeoghanThe stakes are even higher than normal for the final four teams on this season of 'The Amazing Race.' Considering each pair has competed on the Race once before -- and failed -- they've all had a lot to prove.

"Who's more motivated to come back and redeem themselves for stupid mistakes, for really bad luck, for penalties at the wrong time, for getting lost, for taking the most untimely pee break in the history of 'The Amazing Race,'" asked host Phil Keoghan when AOL TV chatted with him earlier this week. "Who's been living with that unfinished business, and who would make for an interesting comeback?"

On Sunday night (8PM ET on CBS), a pair of Harlem Globetrotters, two sisters, a father and a daughter and two best friends will cross the finish line of 'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' in Miami. AOL TV asked Phil to help handicap the strengths and weaknesses of the remaining teams. After the jump, find out which team Phil says is the one to beat.

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'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' Season 18, Episode 10 Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted May 2nd 2011 11:30AM
Zev, 'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business'['The Amazing Race' - 'Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen (Switzerland)']

Next week is the two-hour finale! Of the five remaining teams, I can safely admit that the team I want gone the most right now is Kent and Vyxsin. If I have to listen to one more leg of Kent whining and them fighting, I might go find them wherever they're at right now and show them what it feels like.

In their previous race, I was pretty frustrated with Kisha and Jen as I thought they showed some poor sportsmanship, but they've been much more low-key this time around. The same can be said for the Globetrotters, but maybe those two things are related. There seems to be an obvious attraction there.

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'The Amazing Race 18' Final Four Revealed: Which Team Was Eliminated? (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 2nd 2011 12:17AM
Phil Keoghan, 'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business'The penultimate episode of 'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS) saw one of the five remaining competitors make a terrible mistake. It's very important on the Race to ensure that you read all of your clues very carefully. Failure to do so can lead to penalties at the mat.

Last week, people were upset at what they saw as cheating between several teams in one of the challenges. There were no penalties last week, which would seem to indicate that sharing answers wasn't explicitly against the rules of the challenge.

This week's slip-up, though, was much more simple. It was a simple matter of how to get from one point to the next. In big black letters the clue said quite clearly to travel on foot. Not everyone did so.

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'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' Season 18, Episode 9 Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 25th 2011 8:45AM
Gary and Mallory, 'The Amazing Race'['The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' - 'We're Good American People (Switzerland)']

Welcome to the friendliest edition of 'The Amazing Race' yet. With six teams remaining in the competition, everybody decided to hold hands and sing 'Kumbaya' across Lichtenstein. Where's that competitive drive?

It's as if one contestant would say, "I had a hard time with this one. Do you know the answer?"

"Well, we are racing for a million dollars, but why not," they'd get in response "Let me just tell you the answer to save you the trouble."

Really? Only one team got left out of the lovefest throughout this leg of the race, and I'll give you one hint. They've spent a good portion of the last two legs competing completely by themselves.

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'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' Season 18, Episode 8 Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 18th 2011 7:15AM
Kent & Vyxsin, 'The Amazing Race'['The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' - 'I Cannot Deal With Your Psycho Behavior (Austria)']

After a couple of weeks in India, 'TAR' shifted gears and climates by taking the teams to the snowy streets of Austria. But before they could get there, we had to be introduced to the book-end blatant product placement of the week, which also happened to be the prize for the team who won this leg of the race: a 2012 Ford Focus.

In fact, it was so integrated into the show, Phil Keoghan even gave them one of their clues from within the MyFord Touch System. It seemed like a pretty straightforward clue, but that didn't stop Gary and Mallory from missing the gist of it completely.

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