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TAR 17 Start Date
« on: May 13, 2010, 07:40:15 PM »
When does everyone think TAR 17 filming will start?
I'm thinking between July 12th and July 30th..
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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2010, 11:41:42 AM »
Some start date statistics from previous years:
Most frequent start days:
Sunday -1
Monday - 2
Tuesday - 2
Wednesday - 0
Thursday - 2
Friday - 4
Saturday - 5

Most frequent end days:
Sunday - 7
Monday - 0
Tuesday - 1
Wednesday - 1
Thursday - 0
Friday - 3
Saturday - 4

Average edit days (start of filming to show premiere date): 107

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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2010, 11:49:46 AM »
In previous seasons that had "normal" premieres in September, here is when they started...

TAR 15  Saturday   2009-07-18  Los Angeles, CA, (LA River)
TAR 13  Tuesday    2008-04-22  Los Angeles, CA, (Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum)
TAR 10  Saturday   2006-05-27  Seattle, WA, (Gas Works Park)
TAR 8   Thursday   2005-07-07  New York City, NY, (Brooklyn Bridge)
TAR 3   Friday     2002-08-09  Everglades National Park, FL


Not including TAR 1 - just because it was the first.
So I predict sometime between April 22 and August 9. :lol:
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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2010, 06:58:37 PM »
It could very well be in June or July this year. :hearts:
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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2010, 05:43:41 PM »
I will watch! Not that I'll see anything. :lol:


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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2010, 05:21:40 PM »
i think it will be after 4 of july
Tar 16 started after thanksgiving and ended before Christmas

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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2010, 07:48:08 PM »
My best bet is that filming may occur between now and Mid-August.  So they would have the time to do final editing before the Fall TV Season begins in Late September.

Hopefully no more Los Angeles Start

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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2010, 10:44:51 PM »
My best bet is that filming may occur between now and Mid-August.  So they would have the time to do final editing before the Fall TV Season begins in Late September.

Hopefully no more Los Angeles Start
Bertram and Elise have more or less said every start will be in L.A. from now on.  At least until they can get their budget back up again.

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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2010, 08:21:02 AM »

Bertram and Elise have more or less said every start will be in L.A. from now on.  At least until they can get their budget back up again.

Don't count on it.

When does everyone think TAR 17 filming will start?

Be ready.  :tup:
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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2010, 11:20:40 AM »

Bertram and Elise have more or less said every start will be in L.A. from now on.  At least until they can get their budget back up again.

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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2010, 04:53:22 PM »

Bertram and Elise have more or less said every start will be in L.A. from now on.  At least until they can get their budget back up again.

Don't count on it.

When does everyone think TAR 17 filming will start?

Be ready.  :tup:
Yay! This early?
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Guess producers are trying to be sneaky by doing it soon???
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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2010, 08:59:55 PM »
Will there be TAR17?

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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2010, 09:08:07 PM »
Yes, There is a TAR 17.....
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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2010, 10:27:14 PM »
Yes, There is a TAR 17.....

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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2010, 05:36:38 PM »
Hey everybody. Saw the following posted by "wenger15" on Survivor Sucks this afternoon, May 22:

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hey guys,
I know for sure that the Race started today. I know someone and their partner that will be on the race.  They had their LA rounds back in Mid March during Spring Break.

Don't know if this is 100% true, but thought I'd throw it out there as a possibility.

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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2010, 05:55:58 PM »
ALL info is welcome.

My info would not support that though.....

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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2010, 11:44:11 AM »
For some reason, I have a feeling it won't start until next weekend.

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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2010, 07:37:22 PM »
On your mark.....
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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2010, 08:02:38 PM »
On your mark.....

Is it starting now??????  :yess:

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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2010, 08:01:07 AM »
Not quite....but soon. VERY soon.

Teams are sequestered, production is on the move.

We believe that we will be seeing a possible non-LA start soon....so stay alert and be ready!
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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2010, 10:19:06 AM »
We believe that we will be seeing a possible non-LA start soon....so stay alert and be ready!

Can I just jump in here and say... :yess:? (No offense to anyone.)

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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2010, 01:10:02 PM »
We believe that we will be seeing a possible non-LA start soon....so stay alert and be ready!

Can I just jump in here and say... :yess:? (No offense to anyone.)

Ditto!!!! That makes me absolutely ecstatic!!!! :wohoo:

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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2010, 02:36:09 PM »
I cannot wait. Only a short way to go!

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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2010, 05:23:12 PM »
"Our fans are pretty good. They don't give away too much. Sometimes people love dropping spoilers, but our fans are good. They tend to do it in such a way that doesn't ruin it for fans who don't want to know."--Phil Keoghan

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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2010, 05:29:24 PM »
On your mark.....

Get set.....
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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2010, 06:01:14 PM »
That was TARLA.
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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2010, 07:39:42 PM »
Remember that TAR13 was filmed from April 22 to May 14, and it still aired in September.  The race may begin some time after Memorial Day weekend, which is a busy travel time.  So they could start sometime in June.

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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #28 on: May 25, 2010, 07:49:40 PM »
Remember that TAR13 was filmed from April 22 to May 14, and it still aired in September.  The race may begin some time after Memorial Day weekend, which is a busy travel time.  So they could start sometime in June.

Or not.  :res:
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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2010, 08:25:36 PM »
Let's just put it this way - check out Twitter, Facebook, whatever you can at some point within the next 24 hours.

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« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2010, 08:27:10 PM »
Let's just put it this way - check out Twitter, Facebook, whatever you can at some point within the next 24 hours.
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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2010, 07:28:44 AM »
On your mark.....

Get set.....

GO!!!!

Travel well, TAR 17!! The world is waiting!!
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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2010, 07:31:03 AM »
If our information is correct, TAR 17 will be setting off this morning.....

In accordance with our policy of protecting the start, further info will be revealed as it is safe to do so.
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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2010, 08:30:36 AM »
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« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2010, 02:02:34 PM »
So what happened to starting in Los Angeles again?  Did they get a larger budget and would it mean possibly we might get 13 legs again this season since All-Stars?

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« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2010, 02:36:49 PM »
So what happened to starting in Los Angeles again?  Did they get a larger budget and would it mean possibly we might get 13 legs again this season since All-Stars?

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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2010, 04:53:32 PM »
Yay!!! I'm so excited! LA is definitely better for tweets it seems then Boston. Hope we get some tweets when our team get to their next destination! :hearts:
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« Reply #37 on: May 30, 2010, 07:27:46 PM »
I think it will priemere on September 26, 2010

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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2010, 08:54:36 AM »
The NFL season Sunday telecasts start on Sept. 12. I suspect that Sept. 19 is a more probable start date for AR17 than one week later. If it is straight through then Amazing Race 17 telecasts if it is an 11 leg race will end on Sunday Nov. 28, but with one break in the schedule for something or with a 12 leg race they would end as usual on the first Sunday in December, the 5th.

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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #39 on: July 16, 2010, 03:30:20 PM »
I can't wait  :hearts:

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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #40 on: July 16, 2010, 11:41:43 PM »
I think it's going to be the 26th. NBC and FOX are treating September 20th-26th as the main premiere week, and CBS tends to want as many of its shows in that primary premiere week as possible. CBS isn't about to air a TAR finale on Thanksgiving weekend; so I expect the finale will be December 5th or 12th depending on the number of episodes (11 or 12).
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« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2010, 09:48:21 AM »
I agree it will probably be Sept. 26th as that is the start date for Dexter and they have often been the same. 

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« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2010, 09:50:44 AM »
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« Reply #43 on: July 17, 2010, 10:31:45 AM »
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« Reply #45 on: July 22, 2010, 12:28:31 PM »
Amazing Race 17 premieres Sunday, September 26 with a special 90-minute premier 8:30 - 10:00 p.m.

It then resumes its 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. regular timeslot the following week.

http://www.cbspressexpress.com/div.php/cbs_entertainment/release?id=25611

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« Reply #46 on: July 22, 2010, 12:47:37 PM »
The date isn't a surprise, but the return of an extended premiere episode, along with being realistic about NFL overruns surely is.
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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #47 on: July 22, 2010, 03:30:36 PM »
90 MINUTES!!!   :hearts:

Thanks Mac!!
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« Reply #48 on: July 22, 2010, 03:41:25 PM »
90 MINUTES!!!   :hearts:

Thanks Mac!!

 :yess: Maybe TAR 17 will have that classic feel the first few seasons had. :)

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« Reply #49 on: July 22, 2010, 07:09:32 PM »
Amazing Race 17 premieres Sunday, September 26 with a special 90-minute premier 8:30 - 10:00 p.m.

It then resumes its 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. regular timeslot the following week.

http://www.cbspressexpress.com/div.php/cbs_entertainment/release?id=25611
Sounds like there'll be a lot in this premiere!

Also, it sounds like only a one-leg premiere, and possibly an eleven-leg race.  Maybe twelve if the season ends on December 12.

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« Reply #50 on: July 22, 2010, 11:01:26 PM »
Me likes the sound of this... :wohoo:

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« Reply #51 on: July 23, 2010, 12:27:45 AM »
yay, I can't wait!

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« Reply #52 on: July 23, 2010, 06:53:49 AM »
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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #53 on: July 23, 2010, 11:29:50 AM »
Finally! Enough time to get to know the teams AND the first leg city. Now, if they don't pull another starting line elimination crap, I promise I won't complain about the first episode.
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« Reply #54 on: July 23, 2010, 07:11:54 PM »
I hope the first 30 minutes is for Racers Revealed thingy and 1 hour for the race! :hearts:

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« Reply #55 on: July 24, 2010, 03:12:27 AM »
Personally I love the 90 minuet opening legs of Season 4 and 10.  Enough time to get to the names and faces of the teams (especially for the general public who haven't got them down months before it airs) and enough time to showcase teams doing real tasks.  Even on first legs I have liked, I feel we miss a ton, and sometimes with the two hour single episodes it seems like a little to much filler.  For CBS its a win win, and expanding the footage for 90 minutes cost them a small fraction more (primarily due to more editing) and reaps them a 50% increase in revenue.  And since TAR isn't really syndicated (not really) they don't have to worry about the difficulty in selling it for an off network run. 

But based off of this it looks like an 11 episode season (of course they could always air two episodes over one night). 

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« Reply #56 on: July 24, 2010, 10:54:33 AM »
I also like the realism CBS is giving the actual start time for the premiere. 8:30 will be a half-hour later than the normal east coast start time. CBS is pushing back the start time of 60 Minutes by a half-hour as well. And Undercover Boss is starting an hour later than normal for it that same night. (CBS won't start the new season for CSI:NY on Sundays until the following week.)

It's not clear to me what the scheduling is on the west coast (maybe a 4pm regional NFL game west coast time?), but at least we can set our DVRs with a high level of confidence that for that night, the show will start when it is scheduled to.
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« Reply #57 on: July 24, 2010, 11:19:53 AM »
I like it too. This is one of the first times I remember that there is a scheduled delay for 60 minutes...it is usually just assumed. :lol:
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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #58 on: July 24, 2010, 12:47:50 PM »
Personally I love the 90 minuet opening legs of Season 4 and 10.  Enough time to get to the names and faces of the teams (especially for the general public who haven't got them down months before it airs) and enough time to showcase teams doing real tasks.  Even on first legs I have liked, I feel we miss a ton, and sometimes with the two hour single episodes it seems like a little to much filler.  For CBS its a win win, and expanding the footage for 90 minutes cost them a small fraction more (primarily due to more editing) and reaps them a 50% increase in revenue.  And since TAR isn't really syndicated (not really) they don't have to worry about the difficulty in selling it for an off network run. 

But based off of this it looks like an 11 episode season (of course they could always air two episodes over one night). 

I do agree that the 90 minute premiers are the best. As stunning Iceland was, I got bored with the driving after a while and had to start Fast Forwarding.

If there's 11 legs, I hope that there's no F4 NEL. Too predictable.
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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #59 on: July 25, 2010, 04:03:46 AM »
So excited for a 90 minute premiere! Hour long premieres always seem so rushed to me. But I'll only be around for the first episode  :(  Is it sad that I'm thinking of not going on a month long trip to the Philippines, Hong Kong and Vietnam so I won't miss any episodes?  :lol:

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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #60 on: July 25, 2010, 04:33:42 AM »
Do your trip!! There are other ways to watch if you have Internet access!
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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #61 on: July 25, 2010, 10:36:21 AM »
But based off of this it looks like an 11 episode season (of course they could always air two episodes over one night).
Sure it's eleven?  With the money rolling in (has to be if the show was finally able to start out of L.A. and on the East Coast for the first time in ages), it might be twelve.  Such a late start in September does sound like eleven, but depending on the finale date, it could be twelve.  (I'm still thinking a December 5 finale means eleven, and a December 12 finale means twelve.)
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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #62 on: July 25, 2010, 05:09:04 PM »
We probably could figure it out based on the typical pattern of the Sunday finale for Survivor.  Though it would also help to know the number of episodes ordered for Undercover Boss to see if its likely to see a two hour block of TAR sometime during the cycle.  This is something they have done during the spring on Sunday's but not so far in the Fall on Sunday.

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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #63 on: July 26, 2010, 12:02:50 AM »
We probably could figure it out based on the typical pattern of the Sunday finale for Survivor.  Though it would also help to know the number of episodes ordered for Undercover Boss to see if its likely to see a two hour block of TAR sometime during the cycle.  This is something they have done during the spring on Sunday's but not so far in the Fall on Sunday.
That would certainly help, yes.

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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #64 on: August 01, 2010, 11:34:37 AM »
But based off of this it looks like an 11 episode season (of course they could always air two episodes over one night). 

Based off of what? Why do we think it will only be 11? I think I missed something. :duno:

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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #65 on: August 01, 2010, 03:16:20 PM »
But based off of this it looks like an 11 episode season (of course they could always air two episodes over one night). 

Based off of what? Why do we think it will only be 11? I think I missed something. :duno:

Typically the season ends on the first Sunday of December. That only gives 11 weeks. I'm hoping that there are 12 legs, and the last 2 legs comprise TAR 17's 2-hour season finale a la TAR 5 (there's a really big gap between Ghana and St. Petersburg).
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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #66 on: August 01, 2010, 06:19:16 PM »
But based off of this it looks like an 11 episode season (of course they could always air two episodes over one night).  

Based off of what? Why do we think it will only be 11? I think I missed something. :duno:

Typically the season ends on the first Sunday of December. That only gives 11 weeks. I'm hoping that there are 12 legs, and the last 2 legs comprise TAR 17's 2-hour season finale a la TAR 5 (there's a really big gap between Ghana and St. Petersburg).
Maybe there'll be a two-hour episode midway through the season like TAR7, TAR8, and TAR11.

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Re: TAR 17 Start Date
« Reply #67 on: August 01, 2010, 06:29:10 PM »
But based off of this it looks like an 11 episode season (of course they could always air two episodes over one night). 

Based off of what? Why do we think it will only be 11? I think I missed something. :duno:

Typically the season ends on the first Sunday of December. That only gives 11 weeks. I'm hoping that there are 12 legs, and the last 2 legs comprise TAR 17's 2-hour season finale a la TAR 5 (there's a really big gap between Ghana and St. Petersburg).

Okay, gotcha. But I do remember TAR 10 ended on the second Sunday in December, so I don't think it HAS to end on the first one. But I also wouldn't mind a two-hour finale. We'll have to wait and see I guess.


 

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