Viva La Amazing Race
I hope CBEss puts some effort into promotion. Less than two weeks is mightly short time to effectively promote a show - even if it is an Emmy-winning return. TVGuide, for instance, is already at the printers for that week and won't carry news of the start of TAR12.
The one down turn, and it could be a bad omen is that Christmas week before and after Christmas is one of the slowest, poorest watched times for network TV. Time period is usually filled with repeats and reruns of old Christmas favorites.
Second down turn: once again I will be missing eps 6 and 7 (December 9 and 16) as I explore the castles of Germany and Austria looking for a suitable one in which to chase my favorite maiden
And if it does run only 11 eps, then the grand finale will be over my 80th Birthday weekend - let the celebration begin