This is from the CBS media web site:I knew it! this is just like in season 6
Sunday, May 8 THE AMAZING RACE-The final four Teams race
(8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) through Rio de Janeiro and then to Miami, where the winner of the $1 million prize is revealed. Phil Keoghan hosts.
The final four teams...
It is? How is it like Season 6?
I asked the same question based on my memory of the finale of AR6, but that episode aired 2/8/05 was like the upcoming AR18 finale in these important ways:
There were 4 teams starting in Shanghai for the first hour of the finale. There were 3 teams in the second hour of the finale:
The second hour of the AR6 finale took teams inland to Xian for the infamous locks ROADBLOCK, then took them to see the TerraCotta Warriors, then flew them to Oahu for tasks, then flew then to Chicago for tasks before the pit stop was at Ping Tom Park.
Based on not reaching Brazil in AR18 Ep. 10, Ep. 11 will get teams to Rio de Janeiro and have some tasks there. I expect one team to be jettisoned in the first hour of the Ep. 12 finale no later than on the way to Sao Paulo airport for the flight to Miami, although I do not know how World Race Productions will manage that. If they don't eliminate the 4th team, it hardly matters. I believe that at most 3 teams will be in the final race to the Finish Line (and it may be just like in AR6 only be 2 teams really competing at the end).
I doubted him based on my memory of AR6, but kevint2005 proved to be correct after I looked up the details.