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Title: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Slowhatch on July 20, 2007, 10:41:54 PM
No media thread, so I'll throw this in here: a Littman interview from a CBS preview party (courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel (http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_tv_tvblog/2007/07/cbs-party-offer.html))
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"The Amazing Race": The Emmy-winning reality show is not on the fall schedule and will return later. "The countries are very exotic," Littman says. "We're going to a couple of places that I don't even know where they are on the map. I've had to go look them up."

As for the teams? Lively.

"This is a tough group," Littman says. "They'll be younger. We still have a good balance."

The show will will do two fewer episdoes and drop the noneliminations to create more excitement.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on July 20, 2007, 11:03:53 PM
Good find Slowhatch!!  :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Kogs on July 21, 2007, 08:37:32 PM
great find slowhatch.  :jam:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Kogs on July 23, 2007, 09:39:07 PM
love from cbs

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"We also have a very deep bench for midseason," she said. "Not too many networks have the flexibility to bring out a hit like 'The Amazing Race' or 'The New Adventures of Old Christine' in midseason."


http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/accent/192671.php

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: swimmer12 on July 25, 2007, 10:09:47 PM

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"We also have a very deep bench for midseason," she said. "Not too many networks have the flexibility to bring out a hit like 'The Amazing Race' or 'The New Adventures of Old Christine' in midseason."


http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/accent/192671.php



YaY im glag cbs is finally giving the amazing race some attention. lol cbs has always made it seem like the amazing race was a little dirty step child they kept under the house.  :lol3:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on August 11, 2007, 01:18:10 AM
Bravo Aims to Make Emmy a Real Race

"The Amazing Race" has crossed the finish line first every year it has been nominated for the reality-competition program Emmy. That makes four statuettes in a row for series co-creator Bertram Van Munster, with the possibility of a fifth this year. But Bravo is double-teaming the CBS series with challenges from "Top Chef" and "Project Runway."

Mr. Van Munster sees each Emmy nod as a validation of all the hard work that goes into "Amazing Race." "It means we're still on the map as a serious contender, and to me and all of us in the business, it's very important," he said. "I think the academy and our colleagues recognize how complicated it is to do something like this. It takes a lot of experience and a lot of knowledge, and I think they also recognize that this is done with a lot of taste.

"It's extremely complex, but it's also very simple because Elise [Doganieri], co-creator of the series] and I go out and we lay out the entire route and every competition. We do everything except the things we can't predict.

"The appeal is that it's extremely relatable. We can all recognize ourselves, whether we're young or old. We can all relate traveling with our loved ones. I want to go left and my partner wants to go right. We all know what a nightmare it can be. It brings everything out in people and it's just hysterical," he added. "Editing is a very important part of it, but not in the sense that we say 'OK, let's make this look better.' The show is cut basically chronologically as it happens. There are no sound bites in there that don't belong in that moment. Exactly what you see is exactly what happens."

link (http://www.tvweek.com/news/2007/08/bravo_aims_to_make_emmy_a_real.php)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Kogs on August 25, 2007, 11:00:32 PM
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Q: I was wondering if CBS has canceled ''The Amazing Race.'' I haven't seen any advertising for a new season. It's one of my favorites.
A: CBS renewed The Amazing Race, but as a midseason show, meaning it will turn up sometime after the fall premieres which could be soon if some of CBS's autumn prospects fail to deliver.

http://www.ohio.com/entertainment/9326907.html?page=2&c=y
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 22, 2007, 03:33:46 PM

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. 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: TARAsia Fan on October 22, 2007, 08:26:22 PM
 :wohoo: :wohoo: :wohoo: :wohoo: :wohoo:

Can't wait! I'm going through massive TAR withdrawal.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: marigold on October 22, 2007, 09:03:11 PM
Another Article

Amazing Race In, Not-so-amazing Viva Out an article from TV Guide:

In a statement, Race exec producer Bertram van Munster says, "If there ever was a season that I consider one of the best, it's this one. It's insanely funny, fast-paced and dramatic all at once." And there's no dancing on roulette wheels. He meant to add that.

This season, the Race will cover five new countries including Ireland, Lithuania and Croatia.


http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TVGuide-News-Blog/Todays-News/Amazing-Race-Notsoamazing/800025328 (http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TVGuide-News-Blog/Todays-News/Amazing-Race-Notsoamazing/800025328)

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 24, 2007, 11:44:44 PM
Now they are just giving it all away  !

'Viva Laughlin's' demise clears the way for 'The Amazing Race'

The Emmy-winning reality series will be back on the air Nov. 4 after CBS quickly pulls the plug on its musical casino drama.

By MICHAEL HEWITT

The No. 1 question the Watcher gets from readers: When is "The Amazing Race" returning?

At last I have an answer: Nov. 4!

The 12th edition of the race was filmed in July and August, but the five-time Emmy winner did not earn a spot on the fall schedule. The "TAR" faithful had expected the show to return once CBS started canceling its new-show duds, and that's what happened.

"Viva Laughlin," the sort-of-musical, sort-of-drama mess, was canceled after one night in its regular Sunday time slot. The special-night premiere of "Viva Laughlin" coughed up more than half of the lead-in audience from "CSI" on Thursday, and the Sunday episode did the same for "60 Minutes."

This year's race includes stops in Croatia, Burkina Faso and Alaska and features the first-ever Goth team.

OC  (http://www.ocregister.com/column/watcher-night-abc-1902241-fox-race)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on October 24, 2007, 11:53:51 PM
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Now they are just giving it all away  !

Nawww...that was us!  :lol3:  Maybe they just know when they are beat? :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 24, 2007, 11:57:30 PM
Yeah like tell us something we don't already know  :umn: :jam:!
BTW thank you CBS for loving us fans so much!  :hearts:

eta: I'm not sure if this is new but oh well if not it is Phil afterall :luvu:


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Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Chateau d If on October 25, 2007, 12:05:27 AM
That's the shirt he wears at the "Go"

Opps

No it's not.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 25, 2007, 12:10:43 AM
I wasn't sure Chateau because the video is so crappy.

I came here to say whoever is doing the Wiki for TAR 12 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amazing_Race_12) good job!! Normally they don't even acknowledge us :werock: .

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Chateau d If on October 25, 2007, 12:23:19 AM
It won't last  (:;)

They only let material from refereed journals remain posted there.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Slowhatch on October 25, 2007, 12:32:28 AM
Somebody ought to tell them that "Dating Goths" refers to the other Goths, not Alaric and his buddies.  ;D
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 25, 2007, 12:33:26 AM
It won't last  (:;)

They only let material from refereed journals remain posted there.
Mighty bastardly of them  (:;) Wiki Sucks  :jam:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Slowhatch on October 25, 2007, 12:18:47 PM
Somebody over at RealityBlurred (http://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/archives/the_amazing_race_12/2007_Oct_25_cast) did the math: it turns out the racers are a little older than Littman thought.

(And tall as well: Nathan is 6-5 and Nicolas and TK look just as tall)

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: michael on October 25, 2007, 12:23:40 PM
I hope the 'meet the teams' videos are up soon -- I need to see videos of the people to get a better idea of their personalities.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 28, 2007, 12:27:15 PM
Exclusive Interview: Bertram van Munster, Creator and Executive Producer of The Amazing Race


October 28, 2007

Before season 12 of The Amazing Race began filming, BuddyTV got the chance to talk to the contestants, creator and host of the show to get their thoughts on what was to come. Check back all this week as we unveil our exclusive video interviews of the 11 brand new teams.

Creator and Executive Producer, Bertram van Munster is the mastermind behind the five time Emmy award-winning series, The Amazing Race, which will premiere its 12th season on Sunday, November 4 on CBS.  11 new teams competing for $1 million dollars will travel approximately 30,000 miles, covering five countries never before visited on the Race.

BuddyTV had the opportunity to sit down with Bertram van Muster at The Amazing Race 12 Press Junket held at CBS Television City this summer to talk about the show, how it has evolved over the years, and what fans can expect to see on the upcoming season. Watch BuddyTV's full video interview after the jump.

- Bertram van Munster’s wife, Elise Doganieri, was the one who came up with the concept of the show.

- Bertram believes The Amazing Race has been successful because everyone can relate to it and because it’s so unpredictable.

- Over the course of the years, the core concept of the show still remains the same, but the casting has evolved to a certain degree and the show has been made harder here and there.

- The planning of the show is what it’s really all about. Bertram and his partner go around the world at least twice to prep for the show setting up logistics, permits, money, etc. It takes 4-5 months to prep for the show.

- There are a lot of countries that are not used to see camera men, some countries are more difficult to work with, and some countries they have to avoid altogether.

- Airlines are great to work with because they are promoting those airlines. They appreciate the publicity and are very cooperative.

- Season 12 will be very original. At least 65% of the places visited this season are places that The Amazing Race has never been.

- The cast is very exciting, original, and very different than what we’ve seen for a very long time.

- Intervie conducted by Royce Yuen

source (http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-amazing-race/exclusive-interview-bertram-va-13081.aspx)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Kiwi Jay on October 28, 2007, 01:03:12 PM
Still 65% why not 100%
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on October 29, 2007, 02:29:30 PM
New video! Teams speak! Phil!   crummy quality--feel free to replace this one when you have a prettier one puddin!

http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1272014016/bclid1271951597/bctid1274003077

(sorry--embed code didn't work!)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 29, 2007, 02:49:12 PM
New video! Teams speak! Phil!   crummy quality--feel free to replace this one when you have a prettier one puddin!

http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1272014016/bclid1271951597/bctid1274003077

(sorry--embed code didn't work!)
I'm going to youtube it peach! good find!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: gingerman28 on October 29, 2007, 02:58:19 PM
Still 65% why not 100%

Five new countries is 65% of Eight.   Eight legs!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on October 29, 2007, 03:02:40 PM
It makes such a difference when you can hear them! :wohoo:

Shana/Jennifer named their team Team Farrah?? :groan:

And the Sisters--Wolves in Sheep's bodies? ???

And Ari/Staella--funny "Bitches" --now I think I like them! :hearts:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 29, 2007, 03:09:43 PM
Well that was a waste of time! CBS is on the ball  :lol:

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: michael on October 29, 2007, 03:14:53 PM
YAY
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 29, 2007, 03:21:06 PM

Shana/Jennifer named their team Team Farrah?? :groan:



Oh my hairstyle has made a come back  :yess:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: hound 109 on October 29, 2007, 04:50:55 PM
Exclusive Interview: Bertram van Munster, Creator and Executive Producer of The Amazing Race


October 28, 2007
- Season 12 will be very original. At least 65% of the places visited this season are places that The Amazing Race has never been.

source (http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-amazing-race/exclusive-interview-bertram-va-13081.aspx)

65% of the PLACES ....not countries?

65% could be 9 of 14.  (64.29%)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: hound 109 on October 29, 2007, 05:13:05 PM

Shana/Jennifer named their team Team Farrah?? :groan:



Oh my hairstyle has made a come back  :yess:

Shana (from team Farrah) looks exactly like Barbara Bach (circa 1980) a Bond girl & wife of Ringo.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 29, 2007, 05:25:05 PM

Shana/Jennifer named their team Team Farrah?? :groan:



Oh my hairstyle has made a come back  :yess:

Shana (from team Farrah) looks exactly like Barbara Bach (circa 1980) a Bond girl & wife of Ringo.


YAY I can finally get my BF to watch :yikes
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 29, 2007, 06:09:24 PM
 :hearts:

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: michael on October 29, 2007, 06:15:07 PM
 :hearts:
Thanks! :D
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on October 29, 2007, 06:22:30 PM
THE MAT??!!

CBS is giving us the MAT?? :faint:

My...how times have changed!  Let's see...if you can't beat 'em--then join 'em?? :lol3:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on October 29, 2007, 08:46:37 PM
Buddy TV Video Interview with Nichols/Don (http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-amazing-race/exclusive-interview-nicolas-an-13132.aspx)

It's Gramps who is the fan--Nicholas had never seen a complete season when he was casted! :groan:




Buddy TV Video Interview with Lorena/Jason (http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-amazing-race/exclusive-interview-lorena-and-13134.aspx)

On the show to test their relationship :snicker:--they had not really seen the show before applying! (:;)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: hound 109 on October 30, 2007, 12:11:27 AM
:hearts:


What a great clip.  :tup:

Mactor relationship drama   :meow:  & donkeys......what's not to love!   :hearts:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Kiwi Jay on October 30, 2007, 12:35:07 AM
Well some teams look like they will crack-down!!!!

T.K and Rachel are getting closer and closer to being ma favourite team on Season 12, I enjoyed that clip cant wait to see TAR
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: apskip on October 30, 2007, 09:43:20 AM
Here's the key points of Bertram van Munster's interview with Buddy TV:

1. Indonesia is a country he is afraid of from a security point of view.

2. Years ago there was a camera team (one of whom was the one who was in the vehicle that Greg flipped in Botswana and was injured) which flipped a vehicle in Alaska and both were injured.

3. His statement was that "65% of the places along the route(for AR12) are new to the fans".

You can hear it for yourself. click on Buddy TV Bertram van Munster Interview (http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-amazing-race/exclusive-interview-bertram-va-13082.aspx)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: michael on October 30, 2007, 12:24:51 PM
Thanks for the heads up apskip -- I liked those interviews, I'm looking forward to seeing the other teams as well.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: michael on October 31, 2007, 12:43:45 PM
The TAR 13 application is up on the CBS website:

http://alpha.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race12/
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on October 31, 2007, 06:26:27 PM
More spoilers from CBS  :res:


'Laughlin' exit speeds start of new 'Race'


October 31, 2007
CBS last week mercifully pulled the plug on Viva Laughlin.
Who saw that coming? Well . . . besides anyone who remembered the similar fate that befell Steven Bochco's surreal Cop Rock in 1990. That was the last drama that thought it was a good idea to have characters arbitrarily burst into song and dance, and that experiment lasted only 13 weeks.

Those three months must seem like an eternity to the like-minded minds behind Viva Laughlin, which was on the air for just two episodes before CBS said enough.

But this musical mushroom cloud has a silver lining for reality TV fans: CBS is plugging that hole on Sunday nights with the 12th season of The Amazing Race (7 p.m. on CBS 4), which the network previously said wasn't going to make it on the air until 2008.

So get your pretend passports ready for some more virtual globehopping. We break down The Amazing Race by the numbers:

5 consecutive Emmys have gone to The Amazing Race, all for outstanding reality competition series.

2 episodes were axed from this season after producers did away with the nonelimination pit stops to help quicken the pace and ratchet up the suspense.

30,000 miles are covered by the winning team in this year's race.

5 countries where The Amazing Race had never been will be featured in this season's trek, including Ireland, Lithuania and Croatia. Other locales include Burkina Faso, West Africa, and Taiwan.

15 of the 22 contestants are from California.

1 all-male team, which should help level the playing field. Young all- male teams have won the past two races and five of the nine previous races (not counting the seasons that pitted families or all-stars against one another). This year's pair is a grandfather and grandson.

3 all-female teams, which include married lesbian Episcopal ministers, two sisters and a pair of blond friends from Los Angeles. No all-female team has ever won The Amazing Race.

5 teams consist of couples who are married or dating, which always increases the chances for bickering and blow-ups.

source (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/movies/article/0,2792,DRMN_23_5735396,00.html)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on October 31, 2007, 09:09:26 PM
 Oh WOW! I just watched the Buddy TV Interview with the Goths and I love them! :hearts: 

And Kynt has visited and loved Osaka Japan and wants to go back there! And Vyxsin would love to go to Japan too!!  Fingers crossed that they get their wish! :jumpy:



Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 01, 2007, 01:09:25 AM
fwiw~

-- "The Amazing Race" is about to be run for the dozenth time. It begins on the grounds of the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles when host Phil Keoghan drops his hand and signals "Go!" First stop: Ireland. As before, 11 teams (paired-up partners, pals or family members) will be off for a global trek, with challenges awaiting them at each of eight "pit stops" that could mean elimination. The odyssey will cover approximately 30,000 miles and take the contestants to five countries never visited in prior seasons, including Lithuania and Croatia. The first team to cross the finish line wins $1 million. The race starts 8 p.m. Sunday on CBS.

source  (http://www.myfoxcolorado.com/myfox/pages/Entertainment/Detail?contentId=4796953&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=7.1.1)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: TARAsia Fan on November 01, 2007, 10:28:57 AM
8 pit stops. I wonder if we'll have a few "TBC" episodes.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on November 01, 2007, 10:52:22 AM
Something is screwy somewhere because we believe we have 10 Pit-Stop possible locations (not including the final city which remains unidentified). So either that article is incorrect which is of course very possible--or there are at least 2 TBC's--or we are wrong which everyone knows is impossible!  :rotf:

Ireland--Amsterdam--Burkina Faso--Florence--Dubrovnik--Lithuania--India--Osaka--Taiwan--Alaska--final city

India and Florence were initially based solely on intro vid cap evidence, but  puddin has showed us a second CBS picture re the Indian Yogi so seems like a serious contender.

Thoughts anyone?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 01, 2007, 11:08:37 AM
TBC
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: apskip on November 01, 2007, 01:14:15 PM
Something is screwy somewhere because we believe we have 10 Pit-Stop possible locations (not including the final city which remains unidentified). So either that article is incorrect which is of course very possible--or there are at least 2 TBC's--or we are wrong which everyone knows is impossible!  :rotf:

Ireland--Amsterdam--Burkina Faso--Florence--Dubrovnik--Lithuania--India--Osaka--Taiwan--Alaska--final city

India and Florence were initially based solely on intro vid cap evidence, but  puddin has showed us a second CBS picture re the Indian Yogi so seems like a serious contender.

Thoughts anyone?

Peach, if you read Location Spoilers/Rumors where this type of discussion belongs, I think you will find several thoughts(none of them new at this point). As a quick summary, there will be 3 TBCs in my opinion to balance out 8 elimination points and one final point, for a total of 12 places visited. I do not see a new place in India(or anyway else between Vilnius and Osaka) as being likely based on the count of new places visited versus former places visited. Both the unknown location and the FINAL CITY have to be former places visited to make the percentage of new come out at 67%, just above the 65% figure that van Munster has cited publicly. I do see Florence as being quite likely at this point.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on November 01, 2007, 02:31:24 PM
WOW! Lot's of goodies here!

BVM Interview with RealityTVworld (http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/the-amazing-race-producer-twelfth-edition-will-be-nail-biter-6023.php)

Highlights re TAR 12:

RE: NEL's:

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Also adding to The Amazing Race 12's excitement level, according to van Munster, is the fact that the show has done away with non-elimination legs, a format change executive producer Jonathan Littman first revealed at the Television Critics Association summer press.

"The audience and ourselves, we're not crazy about non-eliminations," said van Munster.  "It's exciting to see people eliminated at the end of every episode."

Non-elimination legs have been part of The Amazing Race since the reality competition series first premiered in Fall 2001, and the show's fifth edition was the first in which teams were penalized for being the last to reach non-elimination Pit Stops.  Doing away with non-elimination legs means there will also be no more penalties, an aspect that van Munster said will also make The Amazing Race 12 more fast-paced.

"Penalties just make it murky," he explained.  "This is just such a clean-cut concept, it's not about finding more penalties and hurdles for people.  That's not what this thing is about.  I think the audience and our fans like eliminations from what we understand."

The fact that a team will be eliminated at the end of every The Amazing Race 12 leg will also keep the contestants on their toes.

"For the contestants, the heat's on every step of the way," added van Munster.  "Every leg of the way the heat is on because they can be eliminated."

RE: Route:

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Ireland is one of five new countries The Amazing Race 12 filmed in, along with Croatia, Lithuania and two African countries with names that van Munster said most people can't pronounce.

"It's very exciting to go to new locations because we have gone to places where people have never seen a television camera or have never seen television," he explained.  "But these are the people we also have to work with.  So from a producer's perspective, it's more than exciting."


   okay...did someone think Burkina Faso was two countries or could this be legit? :rotf:

Re: Short course:

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The Amazing Race 12's course will span approximately 30,000 miles in 21 days, making it one of the shortest courses in the show's 12 seasons (The Amazing Race's Fall 2005 Family Edition, which included young children and their families as contestants, also spanned 30,000 miles).

"There was really no reason," explained van Munster about the competition's shorter-than-normal course.  "It was just the way the logic was laid out to go from which country to which country.  It just happened to be like this.  It's a very short Race in the sense it's 21 days -- still 30,000 miles in 21 days, which is a lot of traveling.  The heat is really on this."


21 days--could Alaska be our Final City after all??!!

RE: Tasks:

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While van Munster wouldn't divulge any twists featured on The Amazing Race 12, he said it is laid-out in a way that makes it possible for any of the 11 teams to win it.

"The Race should be able to be won by someone who is 58-years-old or 69-years-old," said van Munster.  "The balance in laying out this course and the activities, it really is in-tune with what people can do, their physical ability and their mental ability.  If you're in physical shape and you've got good mental shape, anybody can win this Race."



RE: The Future:
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The Amazing Race 12 is slated for an 11-episode broadcast run, which van Munster said will likely take it through the holiday season and into early January.
 

However since the show's original midseason replacement status means CBS only ordered one The Amazing Race edition for the 2007-2008 season, viewers are still unlikely to see another The Amazing Race edition this spring.

According to van Munster, even if CBS decides to order another edition immediately, there probably isn't enough time to cast, film and produce a thirteenth The Amazing Race edition in time for Spring 2008 broadcast. 

"For the spring, it would probably not be possible," said van Munster.  "[But] my mouth is under lock and key [about whether CBS has ordered another edition]."

While he wouldn't talk about The Amazing Race's fate beyond its twelfth season, van Munster did still hint that even if CBS doesn't air another edition this spring, viewers probably haven't seen the last of the show.

"By any stretch of the imagination to have 12 seasons of anything on the air on CBS is miraculous. It looks like we could go a little further than that," he said.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 01, 2007, 03:32:09 PM
Good stuff peach -- I think those pictures in the mish mash of the Africa pics need some looking into since we assumed most were Burkina.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: apskip on November 01, 2007, 05:09:06 PM
PEACH, van Munster has been known to make serious geographic mistakes. However, I think we have to take him at his word on 2 African countries. That knocks out Florence, but it makes a lot of sense. Why go to Africa for just 2 days and fly right back? I believe that flying back to Florence after Dubrovnik is just not going to happen in this super-fast face course.

The other equally important implication is that July 29 - July 8 = 21 days. Girdwood or Anchorage is the FINISH LINE. There will be no traditional finish in the lower 48. Some year they will do the same in Hawaii.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on November 01, 2007, 05:37:29 PM
I agree with everything you are saying about why it makes sense to stay in Africa, apskip....But I still am questioning whether or not this could be a reporting error?

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Ireland is one of five new countries The Amazing Race 12 filmed in, along with Croatia, Lithuania and two African countries with names that van Munster said most people can't pronounce.


If we have five new countries: and we already have Ireland, Croatia, Lithuania, Burkina Faso, and Taiwan---how does that leave room for another African country?

I am just concerned that this quote is NOT quoting BVM directly, and I think it could possibly reflect a reporters misinterpretation of what was heard. I would have been more comfortable if it had been a direct quote from BVM instead. Someone not famililar with Burkina Faso could have possibly misinterpreted that as two countries. Since we don't know for sure, I guess we'll have to continue speculating at this point, IMO.

And I think with the new 21 day info that Alaska COULD be the Finale City although I want to review my source info closely. The area the tasks took place in is remote and I am having trouble visualizing ALL the teams appearing there awaiting the final run to the Mat. Not to say that they couldn't go back to Girdwood or even Anchorage though on the same day. So this will all require another close look from us!

And while this started out as a Media topic,  I may copy this over to Speculation as well for further discussion of all the possibilities.


Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 01, 2007, 05:37:46 PM
PEACH, van Munster has been known to make serious geographic mistakes. However, I think we have to take him at his word on 2 African countries. That knocks out Florence, but it makes a lot of sense. Why go to Africa for just 2 days and fly right back? I believe that flying back to Florence after Dubrovnik is just not going to happen in this super-fast face course.

The other equally important implication is that July 29 - July 8 = 21 days. Girdwood or Anchorage is the FINISH LINE. There will be no traditional finish in the lower 48. Some year they will do the same in Hawaii.
So if Florence doesn't fit into your schedule/timeline it is knocked out? Also why count July 8th as a day? Why can't they be back in the states on July 30th?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on November 01, 2007, 05:41:33 PM
Have we ever had two separate vidcaps for the same location  in the Intro Promo that did NOT pan out for a location? ???

I'm not willing to give up on Florence yet either...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 01, 2007, 05:50:26 PM
Have we ever had two separate vidcaps for the same location  in the Intro Promo that did NOT pan out for a location? ???

I'm not willing to give up on Florence yet either...
I think in the first seasons peach but can't research at the moment. Wheres Kogs? hes got a great memory.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on November 01, 2007, 05:56:41 PM
I'll find him! :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Slowhatch on November 01, 2007, 06:16:26 PM
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...two African countries with names that van Munster said most people can't pronounce.
  :knuckles: That's it, no more Christmas cards.
Here's a list (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_African_countries) of African countries. I don't see very many tongue-trippers; maybe Djibouti, Côte d'Ivoire or Rwanda.  ???
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: apskip on November 01, 2007, 07:32:29 PM
So if Florence doesn't fit into your schedule/timeline it is knocked out? Also why count July 8th as a day? Why can't they be back in the states on July 30th?

puddin, in a 21 day race anything that does not fit into the very tight schedule is indeed out. We know that teams are not going to leave Burkina Faso before July 15 and that they need to be in Dubrovnik by July 18. There isn't time for 2 legs there, so if there is a second African country that leg has to be starting with departure from Burkina Faso on July 15. Although my previous timeline had a REST DAY at Florence, that does not mean that you could fit a leg into that amount of time since you still have to get there from somewhere in Africa and still have to end up in Dubrovnik on schedule. That knocks Florence out unless you think it is feasible to go there after Vilnius. I do not think so.

Of course we count the morning of July 8 as the starting point because that is when the race started. Whether it is a "day" or not is irrelevant. The key is how many 24 hour time periods occur until July 29 in Girdwood.  The inescapable answer is 21 such periods. I rest my case.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Kogs on November 01, 2007, 10:16:10 PM
Have we ever had two separate vidcaps for the same location  in the Intro Promo that did NOT pan out for a location? ???

I'm not willing to give up on Florence yet either...
I think in the first seasons peach but can't research at the moment. Wheres Kogs? hes got a great memory.

nop, ive been looking through them and pausing them. dont think so puddin.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 01, 2007, 10:23:46 PM
OK thanks Kogs  :kuss: but for instance we've had a few and I recall Mauritius, the Lakshmi Statue, an introflash that never came about but they did go to Mauritius that season /10. Then last season we had the Henna painting on the stone wall and the fish as well as the little boy with the bottle but we assume that was the skipped leg Africa leg which escapes my memory  :pull
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Kogs on November 01, 2007, 10:26:00 PM
OK thanks Kogs  :kuss: but for instance we've had a few and I recall Mauritius, the Lakshmi Statue, an introflash that never came about but they did go to Mauritius that season /10. Then last season we had the Henna painting on the stone wall and the fish as well as the little boy with the bottle but we assume that was the skipped leg Africa leg which escapes my memory  :pull

remember some locations are editied out. thats why i said what i think with statues of places
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: moox03 on November 01, 2007, 11:45:41 PM
not trying to think too deeply into this, but i really think that they probably didn't count taiwan as a separate country. the politics between taiwan and china are very sticky, and the united states' official policy is to view it as "one country" -- and besides, taiwan is officially called the "republic of china" (as opposed to the people's republic of china = mainland china).

if they are staying in west africa, i'd think they'd go to togo, mali, or benin, but those countries are not very hard to pronounce. côte d'ivoire is close to burkina faso but i think the political situation is less than friendly. guinea-bissau is another option, because i'm pretty sure that the instability in the country is only in specific regions (as opposed to widespread).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: apskip on November 02, 2007, 11:28:37 AM
8 of the 11 team interviews conducted by Buddy TV before the actual beginning of AR12 are available on their website. The three that are not yet are:

TK and Rachel
Marianna and Julia
Shana and Jennifer


Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 02, 2007, 11:45:11 AM
Amazing Race Preview: New Teams, New Challenges
by Nina Hämmerling Smith

Lorena Segura and Jason Widener, The Amazing Race
 Reality TV's most fantastic voyage is back, and as the 12th season of The Amazing Race (Sundays at 8 pm/ET, CBS) kicks off, TVGuide.com got the inside scoop from one of the new teams. Before we see the first detour, roadblock or "Philimination," dating couple Lorena Segura, 27, and Jason Widener, 33, tell us about the new challenges, how the Race affected their relationship and what they didn't pack for the trip.

TVGuide.com: So why did you guys want to be on The Amazing Race?
Jason: Go, Lorena.
Lorena: He said that because I came up with the idea of doing it. I love travel, and I love competition, and I just thought this was a perfect match. And also, Jason and I don't get to see each other that much, even though we live together, because we're always doing stuff. And this was a great opportunity to be together under tense circumstances.
Jason: I wasn't down with that exactly the same way — to be with Lorena all the time. [Laughs] I love my girl, but the main thing with me is that this is my kind of race; I love doing things like this as far as adventure.

TVGuide.com: It seems equally amazing and nerve-racking to me.
Lorena: Oh, my gosh, it's like adrenaline....
Jason: Basically watch the show and multiply it by 10. I watched it and thought, "This is not so bad." But people don't take into account so many factors, like being tired and hungry.
Lorena: It was delirious, but fun delirious.
Jason: What's so beautiful about the Race is that you can't predict anything that's going to happen to you. Everything's a surprise.
Lorena: All the detours and roadblocks... I can't tell you what we did, but it was amazing. We wouldn't be able to do that on your own, the way they set it up to go through those countries and experience them is just pretty darn cool.

TVGuide.com: Was it more physically challenging than you thought it would be?
Lorena: No. It's physically challenging in that you don't sleep and you have to run from place to place. We ran all the time. We felt like we had to run everywhere. But as far as the actual competitions... you're going to be surprised.
Jason: You're carrying the backpacks all the time. You've really got to learn to pace yourself.

TVGuide.com: That backpack has your whole life in it.
Lorena: Everything's in there.
Jason: We tried to shave it down. We were, like, one pair of underwear.
Lorena: We both had two. We bought the ones that last for a long time. You wash them in water and they dry in 10 minutes. [Laughs] I think this may be too much information about our personal items, Jason!

TVGuide.com: Did the Race test your relationship?
Jason: You're definitely going to see Lorena and me very emotional.
Lorena: I was dealing with the pressure of competition and being on a team; the feeling overwhelmed me. I cried a lot.
Jason: Lorena and I are used to doing things separately; we're very competitive, live-on-the-edge people, and all of a sudden we have to work completely as a team in one of the most stressful situations possible.
Lorena: The roadblocks, to me, were the biggest challenge — you don't want to let the other person down. But I look back and I'm like, we were playing a game.

TVGuide.com: So it felt like a game while you were doing it?
Jason: You're just focused on the task at hand. You're not worried about it being a show or whatever. That's why it's so great, because it's real. You're just doing your thing, man — you don't care about anything else.
Lorena: Of course there's editing, but what you see is really what happened.

TVGuide.com: Some people grow closer during the Race, while others... not so much. Which category would you guys fall into?
Lorena: I think we grew a lot closer; we started realizing that trust was a big thing, and I didn't realize how much we didn't trust each other in certain areas. As the Race went by, we started letting go of those issues. I think we came together really well.
Jason: I still don't think Lorena trusts me enough — still! Lorena, you don't have to double-bag the trash can. Trust me!
Lorena: Oh, that was today.
Jason: Always something.
Lorena: But we grew closer in that we got through it together and we're still together, so that's an accomplishment.

TVGuide.com: Race teams often end up with a label, like the Bowling Moms or the Hippies. Did you guys get a nickname?
Lorena: I heard that people were calling Jason "Mountain Man."
Jason: We asked, but we don't actually know. We're dying to see what people said. [Laughs]

TVGuide.com: So now that you've done the Race once, would you do it again?
Lorena: I would love to do it again. I'm jealous that I can't do it again. I'm like, "How do I get into All-Stars?" I would definitely do it again. You have to live in the moment; the Race just forces you to do that. That's how you should live every single day — having to live right there and then.
Jason: I would do it again in a heartbeat. It really was a once-in-a-lifetime thing; it's something I'll be thinking of when I'm 75 years old.


tvguide (http://www.tvguide.com/news/amazing-race-preview/071102-06)

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Kogs on November 02, 2007, 12:03:32 PM
'Amazing Race' continues to travel well  

Five years ago, the Emmy folks established a new category, awarding a statuette for Outstanding Reality Competition Program.

For five straight years, the same show has won: "The Amazing Race," which returns for its 12th cycle Sunday night at 8 on CBS.

It's returning earlier than expected, rushed onto the schedule because CBS killed "Viva Laughlin" in the same time slot. Coming off the bench is a much stronger, better show.

The opening hour, which this year introduces 11 teams of two globetrotting competitors, is solid enough. Loyal "Race" viewers, though, know that, as with "Survivor," the show really picks up as the herd starts to thin. At the start, the dynamics tend to fall into familiar refrains: guys who won't stop and ask for directions, young women who intend to flirt their way to the front, and teams that steal other teams' taxicabs.

If they'd paid attention to other seasons of this show, they'd know that wrong turns can kill you, flirting doesn't work in cold rainy climates, and, as on "My Name Is Earl," karma has a way of leveling the playing field.

New elements this time include some of the locations, starting with a first-leg hop from Los Angeles to Ireland, and some of the more aggressively cast teams. One team, two ministers married to each other, roam the Irish countryside remarking on the beauty of God's landscapes - and they're lesbians.

Another team is made up of two goth competitors who sport lots of makeup - and one's a guy.

"We're kind of like little gothic Energizer bunnies," explains one. Well, it explains the pink, anyway.

Other teams include the standard bickering lovers, father-daughter pairings and even a grandpa-grandson duo. The father of the father-daughter team celebrates one happy moment by asking his offspring, "Who's your daddy?"

Kind of creepy, but also kind of funny.

Funniest of all, though, is a task requiring teams to lead a donkey from one point to another. One donkey can't be stopped. Another can't be started.

"The Amazing Race" stands firm as well - as, once again, the reality competition series to beat.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2007/11/02/2007-11-02_amazing_race_continues_to_travel_well.html?ref=rss (http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2007/11/02/2007-11-02_amazing_race_continues_to_travel_well.html?ref=rss)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 02, 2007, 12:12:24 PM
Heads up there are some clips out there of Phil but I don't have time right now. If someone wants to help, searching CBS Video Library through local stations might be a good place to start.

PHIL KEOGHAN SATELLITE INTERVIEW
10:05    WCCO

10:10    KRQE

10:15    WLKY

10:20    WKRC

10:25    WISH

10:30    WFSB

10:35    KLAS

10:45    WREG

11:00    WJZ

11:05    WFOR

11:15    KMAX

11:20    WTVF

11:25    WDEF

11:30    KTVT

11:35    KFVS

11:40    KOVR

11:50    KGMB

12:00    WESTWOOD ONE

12:15    WTVR

12:25    KYW

12:35    WTSP

12:45    KCNC

12:50    WRAL
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 02, 2007, 01:29:57 PM
Heres one ---I'll youtube it and will post when its ready.

http://cbs4denver.com/video/?id=36095@kcnc.dayport.com

when ready:

 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 02, 2007, 01:32:17 PM
another which I'll youtube as well ~
http://cbs3.com/video/?id=47933@kyw.dayport.com

when ready:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on November 02, 2007, 04:00:54 PM
oooh! In that frst video --the reporter asks Phil--so why did you get rid of the NEL rounds? Phil hedged big time--"I'm not sure where you heard that--I am not going to comment--You will just have to watch to see how that plays out"--maybe they have something new for us instead?

And oh yeah Phil--we heard it from BVM! :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: apskip on November 02, 2007, 04:17:03 PM
Peach, I heard it from Jonathan Littman of CBS, not from BVM.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on November 02, 2007, 04:27:16 PM
Well first maybe--but also from the RealityTV world Interview with BVM:

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Also adding to The Amazing Race 12's excitement level, according to van Munster, is the fact that the show has done away with non-elimination legs, a format change executive producer Jonathan Littman first revealed at the Television Critics Association summer press.

"The audience and ourselves, we're not crazy about non-eliminations," said van Munster.  "It's exciting to see people eliminated at the end of every episode."

Non-elimination legs have been part of The Amazing Race since the reality competition series first premiered in Fall 2001, and the show's fifth edition was the first in which teams were penalized for being the last to reach non-elimination Pit Stops.  Doing away with non-elimination legs means there will also be no more penalties, an aspect that van Munster said will also make The Amazing Race 12 more fast-paced.

"Penalties just make it murky," he explained.  "This is just such a clean-cut concept, it's not about finding more penalties and hurdles for people.  That's not what this thing is about.  I think the audience and our fans like eliminations from what we understand."

The fact that a team will be eliminated at the end of every The Amazing Race 12 leg will also keep the contestants on their toes.

"For the contestants, the heat's on every step of the way," added van Munster.  "Every leg of the way the heat is on because they can be eliminated."

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 02, 2007, 06:12:52 PM
I know what you mean peach, Phil is trying to be so careful as what to say :D.

Roush Dispatch A Love Letter to an Amazing Race :hearts:
The Amazing Race is a love letter to the planet," says Kate in this weekend's season premiere. This wonderful, visually spectacular series is also an ode to adventure, as well as a valentine to cultural diversity, which Kate and her life partner, Pat, exemplify. They’re lesbian Episcopal ministers from California — Kate is 49 and Pat is 65 — and according to CBS promotional information, they "dated for seven years before tying the knot three years ago." They’re good company, but as Pat says, "Kate and I are not wimps for Jesus."

No one’s a pushover on this 12th running of The Amazing Race, and as usual, there are teams that will irritate the viewer (and each other) and those you will instantly root for. Sunday’s opener, airing Sunday at 8 pm/ET (replacing the blink-and-you-missed it Viva Laughlin), is a brisk and entertaining first leg that takes the teams from Los Angeles’ Playboy Mansion to the wilds of Shannon, Ireland.

Even if we weren’t already enjoying strong seasons of Dancing with the Stars, Survivor: China, America’s Next Top Model, and Beauty and the Geek and awaiting the return next week of Bravo’s trendsetting Project Runway (the first episode is terrific), CBS’ multiple-Emmy-winning The Amazing Race would be enough to give credibility to the entire reality genre. Once again, it is produced magnificently and cast with a canny eye for diversity (including, refreshingly, of all age types), even if this season does seem awfully fond of contestants from California. (Seven of the 11 teams currently live in the state.) One team that’s definitely out of the norm: Kynt and Vyxsin (pronounced "vixen"), an upbeat "Goth" couple from Kentucky whose extreme looks would probably give Dave and Mary, our favorite coal-mining couple from past seasons, a coronary.

It takes all types to play this game, and that’s always a good thing. The extremes of the game are also fun to behold. On the first leg, that includes an exhilarating challenge involving riding a bike on a high wire across a windswept ravine. Which is directly followed by a down-and-dirty assignment featuring donkeys, which is not as easy as it sounds if the donkey isn’t willing to play. And given some of the bellowing going on among the teams (make your own "ass" joke here), you can hardly blame these beasts of burden for digging their heels in.

It’s a great start for a reliably great series. Having The Amazing Race back on Sundays feels right. In fact, you might even say amazing.

tvguide (http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TVGuide-Editors-Blog/Roush-Dispatch/Love-Letter-Amazing/800026393)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on November 02, 2007, 07:12:43 PM
OH BOY! Look At THIS ONE!

AOL article: http://television.aol.com/feature/amazing-race-12-preview

Nov. 2 -- The 12th season of 'The Amazing Race' kicks off this Sunday at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills and wraps up 50,000 miles and 28 days later. With that frenzied pace, it should be exciting to see who crosses the finish line first to win the $1 million check. This season, no one gets a free pass. Those lazy non-elimination rounds have been, well, eliminated, resulting in fewer, more intense episodes than in seasons past.

"After 12 seasons, you don't want the contestants to go into the race thinking, 'I know what's next,'" said co-executive producer Elise Doganieri. The show will crisscross the world, from Holland to India to Croatia, and head to a few off-the-beaten-track towns that will send viewers grabbing for their globes.




"There are probably four places that the average person is going to hear and say, 'They're going where?'
And they're going to have to get out a map to know where it is. They are very remote," said Bertram Van Munster, the other half of the executive producing team. "We hit most of the continents, except Antarctica."



The Amazing Race 12 on CBS Preview - AOL TelevisionThe Amazing Race 12 on CBS Preview - AOL Television

 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 02, 2007, 07:28:19 PM
OH BOY! Look At THIS ONE!

AOL article: http://television.aol.com/feature/amazing-race-12-preview

Nov. 2 -- The 12th season of 'The Amazing Race' kicks off this Sunday at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills and wraps up 50,000 miles and 28 days later. With that frenzied pace, it should be exciting to see who crosses the finish line first to win the $1 million check. This season, no one gets a free pass. Those lazy non-elimination rounds have been, well, eliminated, resulting in fewer, more intense episodes than in seasons past.

"After 12 seasons, you don't want the contestants to go into the race thinking, 'I know what's next,'" said co-executive producer Elise Doganieri. The show will crisscross the world, from Holland to India to Croatia, and head to a few off-the-beaten-track towns that will send viewers grabbing for their globes.




"There are probably four places that the average person is going to hear and say, 'They're going where?'
And they're going to have to get out a map to know where it is. They are very remote," said Bertram Van Munster, the other half of the executive producing team. "We hit most of the continents, except Antarctica."



The Amazing Race 12 on CBS Preview - AOL TelevisionThe Amazing Race 12 on CBS Preview - AOL Television

 
FREAKIN fan-TASTIC :jumpy: :yess: :wohoo: "WE" were right!!!!

ETA: HELL Yeah!!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on November 02, 2007, 07:47:40 PM
Heee...somehow I thought you might like this one!  :happy: :jumpy: :happy:

And as far as the mileage and days go--we need to just take it all with a grain of salt--they can't even get it straight in their own press releases. (:;)

And clearly this reporter heard out of the way PLACES not necessarily countries--so who is to say?

But  :yess: :yess: :yess: to INDIA!  :wohoo:

And most continents! (remember guys--this is BVM talking--and we KNOW his geography isn't all that good! :rotf: )
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 02, 2007, 08:13:39 PM
Thanks for finding that peach! I thought we going to go apeshit trying to prove India  :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: gingerman28 on November 02, 2007, 09:12:12 PM
28 days? that's a week longer than we have plotted.  So does the race last 21 or 28 days?  And note that BVM says that they visited every continent except Antarctica.  So from Alaska they may hope down South America Way.  This would account for the extra miles needed to reach 50,000 and fill in the extra seven days. 

From the interview with Jason and Lorena, it sounds like they lasted more than an ep or two.  Or they are just talking in generalities, otherwise it sounds like they lasted at least half way through.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: TARAsia Fan on November 02, 2007, 09:22:28 PM
Heres one ---I'll youtube it and will post when its ready.

http://cbs4denver.com/video/?id=36095@kcnc.dayport.com

when ready:

 
I noticed that this was the next-to-last interview of the day for Phil so he was a bit feisty with the anchor, especially about the NEL question. Funny, though.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Slowhatch on November 02, 2007, 09:36:41 PM
An NG blog (http://ngm.typepad.com/pop_omnivore/2007/11/amazing-race-on.html) about Leg 1. Not much new.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 02, 2007, 10:02:20 PM
Well at least we know for sure that it is a farm that were looking for Slowhatch  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on November 02, 2007, 10:06:51 PM
An NG blog (http://ngm.typepad.com/pop_omnivore/2007/11/amazing-race-on.html) about Leg 1. Not much new.

Oh yes!

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In the funniest part of this week's show, each team has to load bricks of peat into baskets on a donkey and convince it to walk back to the entrance of the farm.


ooops--I'm too slow! :groan:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: apskip on November 02, 2007, 10:25:41 PM
Well, I'm sure certain people expect me to comment on what was stated in the AOL article. First, let me say that the addition of India is now certain, as it comes from Elise Doganieri and I trust her geography thoroughly. Next, the statement about all the continents except Antarctica from BVM is not something I trust. I don't expect to see AR12 on either Australia or South America. Third, I don't know who Rhonda richford is, but the statement of 28 days and 50,000 miles is totally ludicrous at this point. 28 days means a finish on July 5. Do you believe that? I didn't think so. I still trust BVM's 21 days as accurate. Circling the globe at the equator means 24,000 miles. AR12 did not come close to that, but it did divert south from Europe to Africa and then back north to Europe, worth about 6,000 miles. Add in other deviations from the band between 33 degrees at LAX and Vilnius at 54 degrees and India at somehere between 8 degrees and 32 degrees and Anchorage at 61 degrees to cause the base of maybe 18,000 miles to be expanded to 30,000 miles. There is no conceivable way it could get to 50,000 miles unless they added a trip to Australia and back after reaching a West Coast city.

This knocks out Moscow, Beijing and Shanghai from consideration for the UNKOWN location. I still believe in BVM's 65%, so I think the India location will be Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, or Delhi.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on November 02, 2007, 11:01:27 PM
Another Linz On The Amazing Race?

The Linz family in Anderson Township will be watching "The Amazing Race" season premiere at 8 p.m. Sunday (Chs 12, 7) to see if son Tim appears on the show. He was still a St. Xavier High School student and didn't compete two years ago, when his older brothers and sister won the $1-million prize.
We might see Tim in LAX international terminal in Los Angeles, when the teams are rushing to Ireland from the Playboy Mansion starting point, says his mom, Teri.
Tim and his father, Tom, were in LAX last summer when they saw a guy with a video camera on his shoulder, and guessed correctly that the guy was from "TAR." Tom chatted with him, who told him to tell his kids hello. Later, the cameraman shot the grandfather-son team come up to Tim and ask for help, mom says. Tim, a Mount St. Joseph student, has signed a waiver to appear on TV, she says. So we'll see Sunday if Tim gets his wish and finally appears on the show....


LINK (http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/tv/2007/11/another-linz-on-amazing-race.asp)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: dtyz87 on November 03, 2007, 03:59:07 AM
There's a bonus video posted on CBS's Innertube under TAR12. Nothing much on TAR12 but have a look. http://www.cbs.com/innertube/player.php?cat=all&vid=&format=&auto=0
If someone could Youtube it that would be cool as I can't watch the entire thing properly.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on November 03, 2007, 09:33:36 AM
Thanks for the heads up!

It is the "Amazing Ace"--a profile on Bertram--shot before AllStars...

Try this link: http://www.cbs.com/innertube/index.php?src=email&vid=167251&format=wmv|flv
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: mswood on November 04, 2007, 02:49:08 AM
Well tvguide.com has an interview with Lorena and Jason.

http://www.tvguide.com/news/amazing-race-preview/071102-06

and aintitcool has an email interview with Kynt and Vyxsin.


http://www.aintitcool.com/node/34682.

Nothing specific, just general feelings about the race.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 04, 2007, 11:18:19 AM
buddytv interview with PHIL!!!

Exclusive Interview: Phil Keoghan, Contestant on 'The Amazing Race 12'

Before season 12 of The Amazing Race began filming, BuddyTV got the chance to talk to the contestants, creator and host of the show to get their thoughts on what was to come. Check back all this week as we unveil our exclusive video interviews of the 11 brand new teams.

Phil Keoghan, the Emmy Award-winning New Zealand-born television personality, will host his 12th season of The Amazing Race premiering tonight on CBS at 8pm ET/PT. BuddyTV had a chance to sit down with Phil to talk about his career, The Amazing Race, and the upcoming season. Watch the full video interview below--


 Phil got involved with The Amazing Race in 2000, the same year he auditioned for Survivor, which he didn't get picked for.

- Phil was an avid traveler doing gigs all over the world, so Phil was a perfect fit for The Amazing Race.

- Phil has been doing the Race for 12 years strong and is thankful to CBS for the opportunity.

- Phil had heard about a couple of ideas about racing around the world, but what really stood out to him about The Amazing Race was the name behind the show. With Jerry Bruckheimer behind it, he knew that it would be a success. Ideas are great, but according to Phil, the more important thing is executing great ideas and he was confident that The Amazing Race had the right people involved to execute successfully.

- Phil didn't know what to expect going into the very first season, in fact, he said no one really knew what to expect and how it would turn out. Something like this had never been done before at this scale.

- Going on 12 seasons, the idea hasn't changed much in terms of the concept of the show and it's because of the consistency of the show that they've been able to generate such a loyal following. Phil does admit the pace of the show has changed, and it is a lot quicker now with the way the show is edited and cut.

- The most challenging part about his job is keeping things fresh, staying fresh and awake because production doesn't get a lot of sleep. In fact, they sleep less than the cast.

- Phil believes the show has seen so much success because of consistent quality.

- Phil loves Italy – the people, the culture, the landscape, the food, the landscape…

- He shoots 7 elements to shoot for a given show in a given period, so he must travel to all the different locations that the teams go. Time is so crunched that he doesn't have time to sight see or go shopping. Him and production needs to beat each team to the location. So there is a ton of a logistical planning that goes into timing of each stop and ensuring that he beats the teams there.

- His favorite teams are the ones that are good TV, “not necessary the ones that he'd like to go have a beer with.” At the end of the day, he realizes that they are writing a television show, and they need to choose the cast that will give them entertainment value.


-Interview conducted by Royce Yuen

video at link--
http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-amazing-race/exclusive-interview-phil-keogh-13321.aspx
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 04, 2007, 11:21:24 AM
More spoilers from CBS  :res:


'Laughlin' exit speeds start of new 'Race'


October 31, 2007
CBS last week mercifully pulled the plug on Viva Laughlin.
Who saw that coming? Well . . . besides anyone who remembered the similar fate that befell Steven Bochco's surreal Cop Rock in 1990. That was the last drama that thought it was a good idea to have characters arbitrarily burst into song and dance, and that experiment lasted only 13 weeks.

Those three months must seem like an eternity to the like-minded minds behind Viva Laughlin, which was on the air for just two episodes before CBS said enough.

But this musical mushroom cloud has a silver lining for reality TV fans: CBS is plugging that hole on Sunday nights with the 12th season of The Amazing Race (7 p.m. on CBS 4), which the network previously said wasn't going to make it on the air until 2008.

So get your pretend passports ready for some more virtual globehopping. We break down The Amazing Race by the numbers:

5 consecutive Emmys have gone to The Amazing Race, all for outstanding reality competition series.

2 episodes were axed from this season after producers did away with the nonelimination pit stops to help quicken the pace and ratchet up the suspense.

30,000 miles are covered by the winning team in this year's race.

5 countries where The Amazing Race had never been will be featured in this season's trek, including Ireland, Lithuania and Croatia. Other locales include Burkina Faso, West Africa, and Taiwan.

15 of the 22 contestants are from California.

1 all-male team, which should help level the playing field. Young all- male teams have won the past two races and five of the nine previous races (not counting the seasons that pitted families or all-stars against one another). This year's pair is a grandfather and grandson.

3 all-female teams, which include married lesbian Episcopal ministers, two sisters and a pair of blond friends from Los Angeles. No all-female team has ever won The Amazing Race.

5 teams consist of couples who are married or dating, which always increases the chances for bickering and blow-ups.

source (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/movies/article/0,2792,DRMN_23_5735396,00.html)

Bumped for peach :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 04, 2007, 11:25:56 AM
More amazing racing
This season's adventure begins in Ireland
ALEX STRACHAN, CanWest News Service
Published: 9 hours ago
The latest edition of the often exhilarating, occasionally maddening, always fascinating The Amazing Race (CBS, CTV - 8 p.m.) kicks off tonight, with the usual quarreling couples, estranged father-daughter, grandfather-grandson teams and brother-sister pairings.

It's off to a flying start. The truly nasty couples fare none too well, and the benign, easy-to-root-for couples lead the pack. Host Phil Keoghan, a life-long adventurer whose self-affirmation reality series No Opportunity Wasted has become a Wednesday-night staple for CBC, is clearly delighted by tonight's finish. The rural Ireland locations are gorgeous. For a modern, industrialized nation undergoing an economic boom, much of the countryside remains rugged and pristine, with ocean-battered cliffs and green, green meadows and fields.

There's room, too, for a cameo by Canada: the winners of tonight's leg win a free trip to Banff, Alta. after the Race, complete with a moonlight snowshoe walk on Lake Louise.
Based on tonight's opening hour, I suspect next summer's Emmy for best reality-TV series is in the bag.

source (http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/arts/story.html?id=d7c2a25b-d3a3-436c-bc9c-f773e56de24c)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 04, 2007, 06:46:04 PM
not too much new here ~

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: tarbuckeye on November 04, 2007, 07:19:35 PM
WOW... Royce really understands the TAR!!!  :groan:

Phil got involved with The Amazing Race in 2000, the same year he auditioned for Survivor, which he didn't get picked for.

- Phil was an avid traveler doing gigs all over the world, so Phil was a perfect fit for The Amazing Race.

- Phil has been doing the Race for 12 years  strong and is thankful to CBS for the opportunity.


And I always thought that 2007 minus 2000 equaled 7 years!!!!   :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on November 04, 2007, 09:00:39 PM
These reporters! :lol: That would, of course, be twelve episodes! :lol3:
Title: AMAZING RACE 12 OFF TO GREAT START SO SEE THIS!
Post by: Plazagirl2003 on November 04, 2007, 10:55:54 PM
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Title: AMAZING RACE 12 OFF TO GREAT START SO SEE THIS!
Post by: Plazagirl2003 on November 04, 2007, 11:01:23 PM
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Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 05, 2007, 11:17:39 AM
This is such good stuff and am reposting it here so that it doesn't get lost~

Amazing work on the locations here!  I've been following this thread closely and decided to make a Google Map for Amazing Race 12 based on the incredible information here.  If you're interested, head over to the Amazing Race 12 Map http://brentevans.blogspot.com/2007/11/amazing-race-12-mapping-amazing-race.html

 - I'll update it during/after each episode and will try to keep it ahead by at least one episode using the info in this thread.

Thanks for the incredible information here!!!

http://brentevans.blogspot.com/2007/11/amazing-race-12-mapping-amazing-race.html
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on November 05, 2007, 11:55:03 AM
I'll add this link to MAPS! too.... :happy:

Great job cfaslave! Lots of really excellent work there and I know we'll be referring to this a lot!  Thanks!  :waves:

My only suggestion would be that you might want to reevaluate Belfast....
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 05, 2007, 12:04:25 PM
Animal Karma makes AOL's top 5 best clips  (http://television.aol.com/franchise/top5)

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: apskip on November 05, 2007, 03:01:02 PM
cfaslave, you might want to make some minor corrections on the flight paths in to Shannon. You have it going through Belfast, Northern Ireland, which is not the way it happened. Flights went through either Dublin or London to connect to Shannon.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 06, 2007, 12:01:58 PM
I'm uploading a video and its taking soooo long but heres the best part:

BVM:The monsoon in India is really going to kind of put a damper on things and kind of makes it very humorous.

thanks a lot for putting this up AFTER EP1 tvguide  :res:

 

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: apskip on November 06, 2007, 03:31:04 PM
"2 episodes were axed from this season after producers did away with the nonelimination pit stops to help quicken the pace and ratchet up the suspense."

I have a good idea of where those episodes were - the lost episodes in Belize and Central America or Mexico preceding Los Angeles. It can't be any other time than before July 8 because once this race is underway from LAX the schedule is absolutely crammed. There is no possibility of fitting anything else in except after Alaska.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on November 06, 2007, 04:07:45 PM
I think the two episodes were "axed" by production  before the race ever filmed. Otherwise, why would we have a start line in LA with first clues reading go to Ireland and not Belize? Was that filmed later and edited in?

There may certainly have been plans for two other episodes at one time.  But I do not believe that there were any "lost" episodes (as in filmed and not aired), particularly in Belize where all official evidence points to them never having actually entered the country.

I would love to know just when it was decided to go with two fewer episodes though. Bet they are sorry now with the strike underway.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Kogs on November 06, 2007, 04:55:53 PM
I think the two episodes were "axed" by production  before the race ever filmed. Otherwise, why would we have a start line in LA with first clues reading go to Ireland and not Belize? Was that filmed later and edited in?

There may certainly have been plans for two other episodes at one time.  But I do not believe that there were any "lost" episodes (as in filmed and not aired), particularly in Belize where all official evidence points to them never having actually entered the country.

I would love to know just when it was decided to go with two fewer episodes though. Bet they are sorry now with the strike underway.

shortly before filming hence the switch from boston to la ;)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on November 07, 2007, 07:44:41 AM
More MAPS!

An AMAZING RACE MAP for FACEBOOK USERS (http://digital50.com/news/items/BW/2001/07/14/20071106006789/where-ive-been-launches-the-amazing-race-edition-map.html)

Users can add "The Amazing Race" Edition map to their Facebook profile, which will appear as a color-coded world map. By clicking on the map within their profile, users will be able to receive up-to-date information on the location of "The Amazing Race" contestants. The free, downloadable map is available today in the application menu on Facebook and on "The Amazing Race's" Facebook page.

To view "The Amazing Race" Edition map, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=5524544182&ref=s. Users can also link to WIB on http://alpha.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race12/.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Boingo on November 07, 2007, 11:26:01 AM
 :lol:  Saw Ari and Staella on TV Guide Channel "RealityChat" yesterday.   B:)   B:)   B:)  ... what a couple of losers.... 

They said the donkey task took seven hours.   :o   That may be an exageration.   :groan:  FWIW, they said that the donkey went about 100 yards and stopped.  Then they said they stayed there for 4 hours,  then they pulled and dragged the donkey to the farm for the next 3 hours.  They may be embellishing it a bit.   :rotf:   Ba-bye!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: TARAsia Fan on November 07, 2007, 01:56:38 PM
Ari and Staella look like Drama Queens. 7 hours does sound like a bit much IMO.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 07, 2007, 03:17:01 PM
This is a few days old but its Phil

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Slowhatch on November 08, 2007, 01:54:39 AM
It looks like four of them graduated high school (http://iamatvjunkie.typepad.com/i_am_a_tv_junkie_a_blog_f/2007/11/whats-with-all-.html) together.
(Apskip tells me that Peach found it first over in Talk (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,13908.msg237302.html#msg237302)  :tup:)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: gingerman28 on November 08, 2007, 11:28:06 AM
:lol:  Saw Ari and Staella on TV Guide Channel "RealityChat" yesterday.   B:)   B:)   B:)  ... what a couple of losers.... 

They said the donkey task took seven hours.   :o   That may be an exageration.   :groan:  FWIW, they said that the donkey went about 100 yards and stopped.  Then they said they stayed there for 4 hours,  then they pulled and dragged the donkey to the farm for the next 3 hours.  They may be embellishing it a bit.   :rotf:   Ba-bye!

If that is true, it would put them at the mat at about 7PM.  Any confirmation from Chateau of arrival times at the mat?  There are some good sun angles to negotiate times from.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Chateau d If on November 08, 2007, 12:23:16 PM
I'll check on it this w/e

If anybody can post a sunny screen cap of their very deserved elimination it will be easier.  My DVR is not talking to my PC anymore :'(
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Slowhatch on November 08, 2007, 12:37:49 PM
Start of task and elimination (I threw in a cap of Phil waiting because it looks like a better shadow).

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: bingo on November 08, 2007, 12:53:31 PM
It cant be true they also say they were only 20-30 minutes behind Nate/Jen.  So that means they were also the same behind Mariana and Julia and to me it didnt look like the task took Mariana and Julia 4-6 hours to do.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Chateau d If on November 09, 2007, 05:24:30 PM
This shot was taken between 11:38 and 11:54 am (assumes July 10th)

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Chateau d If on November 09, 2007, 05:34:16 PM
This shot was taken between 4:32 and 4:55 pm (assumes July 10th)

Looks like 5 hours to me.

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 10, 2007, 12:00:58 AM
15 minutes of Phil on CTV (http://etalkbroadband.ctv.ca/?vid=21705) :luvu:

OMG hes so FUNNY!

ETA: if you play Phil through there are team interviews!

The Goths!
http://etalkbroadband.ctv.ca/?vid=21702
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Chateau d If on November 10, 2007, 11:03:08 AM
Kynt's comment about the U-turn make me think that it is a tool that can be use to hurt another team.

This was a pre-race interview.  The Goths said they had seen some of the other teams and decided that TK and Rachel ("the Dreadhead team") were going to be high competition.  Kynt said "I know I'm going to have to knock them out fast.  Just wait til I reach that U-turn.  Um-hmm, they look like competition."
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: TARAsia Fan on November 10, 2007, 11:42:01 AM
Foreshadowing. Hmmmm. Sounds very interesting.

Thanks, Chateau. Now we have some good conflict to look forward to.  :snicker: :snicker:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 10, 2007, 04:43:46 PM
More MAPS!

An AMAZING RACE MAP for FACEBOOK USERS (http://digital50.com/news/items/BW/2001/07/14/20071106006789/where-ive-been-launches-the-amazing-race-edition-map.html)

Users can add "The Amazing Race" Edition map to their Facebook profile, which will appear as a color-coded world map. By clicking on the map within their profile, users will be able to receive up-to-date information on the location of "The Amazing Race" contestants. The free, downloadable map is available today in the application menu on Facebook and on "The Amazing Race's" Facebook page.

To view "The Amazing Race" Edition map, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=5524544182&ref=s. Users can also link to WIB on http://alpha.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race12/.



I gave in and registered a facebook just to get this, its actually pretty cool!
http://www.facebook.com/amazingrace
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 12, 2007, 06:43:11 PM
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Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 16, 2007, 11:26:12 AM
This is an older article but I don't think it was posted so here goes~

'Amazing Race' goes to Ireland
Roger Catlin
Hartford Courant
Nov. 5, 2007 12:00 AM
The failure of the scripted drama "Viva Laughlin" after just two episodes broadcast in four days came with the kind of embarrassment that meets early losers on "The Amazing Race," which stepped up Nov. 4 to replace it.


All it lacked was Phil Keoghan intoning gravely, "You are last to arrive. I'm afraid you have been eliminated from the race."

The replacement of a much-promoted scripted series with a reality show also foreshadows what might happen with the newly called strike of the Writers Guild of America.
 


"I find it terrible it has to come to this," says Bertram van Munster, creator and producer of "The Amazing Race." "But you know what happened in the 1988 strike -- it was the birth of reality TV as we know it today."


Reality shows are expected to replace scripted shows if the strike lasts any length of time, just as "The Amazing Race" will replace "Viva Laughlin" on CBS -- a superior slot for the family-oriented reality show.


"We're thrilled we're on earlier in the schedule," van Munster says in a phone interview. What's more, he says, "the show is ready to go. We're editing it right now. But it's fresh off the presses, no doubt about it."

Eleven teams of two in various existing relationships are off on the race, which begins from the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles and travels immediately to Shannon, Ireland, an island the show hadn't visited in its 11 previous seasons.

"I never wanted to go to Ireland," van Munster says. "I thought it was kind of dull."

Logistics are a big portion of producing "The Amazing Race" worldwide, an endeavor that can be trying in some corners of the globe.


"We're on the African continent in a country you can't pronounce the capital of," van Munster says. "We're in the middle of nowhere in some places, where people have never seen television before -- and these are the people who are our local support staff."


More often, there is a worldwide recognition of "The Amazing Race" from its screenings in other countries.


"In India last season, we were at the airport and someone there said, I thought those people got voted off last week.' We were shooting the all-star edition and they were watching the previous season."


And if writing isn't part of the show, a lot of the creativity for producers comes in not only the travel and the tasks but the casting.


Among the standout teams are the vividly attired Goth couple from Louisville, Ky., and all manner of dating couples, pairs of friends and sisters (but, to level the playing field, no young male teams).


It's good to have new people, van Munster says.


"I don't care for the all-star editions," he says. "We always find great new contestants. I'd rather see them. If you go with people who have done it before, they think they know all tricks of the trade."


Another season that didn't work sent families of four on the race, he says. For one thing, it was tough to track 44 people, he says. For another, there was a lack of exotic locations in a race that stayed pretty much in North America.


This year, there will be five new countries, including Lithuania and Croatia.


There are other changes this season, chief of which is the elimination of the non-elimination stops. This means a team will be cut every week of the 10-week run.


But "Race" as a show has never lost in the Emmy category in which it has been nominated for five consecutive years: Outstanding Reality Competition Program.


"I'm always very surprised," van Munster says of the wins. "But for us it's a tremendous honor. The academy really sees what it takes to do the show."

Source  (http://www.azcentral.com/ent/tv/articles/1105amazingrace1105.html)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: apskip on November 16, 2007, 11:56:07 AM
10 week run does conflict with presumably later statements that it is an 11 leg race unless there is a two leg week.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Boingo on November 17, 2007, 12:25:51 PM
 :jumpy:  TAR12 (Ep.2) made "E! Talk Soup - Reality Clip of the Week"   :lol: :lol3: :rotf:

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Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: hound 109 on November 18, 2007, 11:19:42 PM
Several references to the Amazing Race in this week's "30 Rock".  (I just watched it today.) 

Tina Fey thought two middle eastern types were acting suspicious, when in fact they were making tapes in attempt to get on our favorite show. 

Hilarious result, as she "named names" & they were "detained" (with all that that entails  :o) & didn't make it on the show (& came back a little miffed).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 19, 2007, 12:07:20 AM
thanks Boingo & hound

And heres the link to Jokers  (http://www.jokersupdates.com/ubbthreads/showthreaded.php?Cat=&Board=TheAmazingRace&Number=7538815&page=0&view=expanded&sb=5&o=&fpart=1) where you can download or watch EP3 with divx codecs.

 http://www.divx.com/divx/webplayer/postinstall.php?lang=en&yrv=1&yoc=divx&ydt=divxdotcom&ybt=DFW&ybv=6.7
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on November 26, 2007, 07:35:20 PM
Toddbones EP4 @ divx to watch or download  :yess:

http://stage6.divx.com/user/Toddbone/video/1893335/TAR-12---Ep-4
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on December 03, 2007, 01:26:27 AM
thanks to Toddbone as posted at Jokers  (http://www.jokersupdates.com/ubbthreads/showthreaded.php?Cat=&Board=TheAmazingRace&Number=7590274&page=0&view=expanded&sb=5&o=&fpart=1), EP5 (http://profile.imeem.com/L8NQPJy/video/Ff8WtWtd/na_tar_12_ep5_tv_video/)


Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 03, 2007, 08:32:36 PM
My Episode 5 recap is up. Clicky, clicky (http://fangsbites.blogspot.com/2007/12/amazing-race-12-ep-5-weve-really-burned.html).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 07, 2007, 11:37:34 AM
Peggy Bunker is officially a resident of Colorado now.

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Bunker back in Colorado on Fox 31
by Bill Husted on December 6, 2007

Now you have another reason to wake up at 5 a.m.

Well-known TV talent Peggy Bunker is the new reporter and fill-in anchor on Fox 31’s “Good Day Colorado.”

She’ll start behind the anchor desk Monday morning.

Bunker comes with some TV creds: Host of WE’s “She’s Moving In!”; host of WE’s “She House;” host of HGTV’s “Hidden Potential;” host of TLC’s “Date Patrol”; reporter on “E! News Live;” anchor of Westchester, NY’s Ch. 12 news; host of cbs.com’s “The Finish Line;” host of WB’s national morning show “The Daily Buzz” — with billboards around Chicago telling you to “Wake Up with Peggy Bunker, weekdays 6-8 a.m.”

Spoiler alert!

The only guy waking up with Bunker is her investment banker Denver boyfriend, who played a pivotal part in her move here after 10 years in NYC.

“I’m thrilled to be back in Colorado,” she says. “I’m refreshed.”

She’s a grad of CU-Boulder, where she was a communications and English literature major.

“I came out to visit and I liked Denver and I liked Fox,” she says. “I wanted to get back into morning television - and it seemed that everyone there was in a good place. It’s the place to be.”

Source - http://blogs.denverpost.com/husted/2007/12/06/bunker-back-in-colorado-on-fox-31/
Still no word on the lawsuit about her taking dogs from her last boyfriend.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 10, 2007, 10:58:00 PM
In case you missed it, the Ep. 6 recap (http://fangsbites.blogspot.com/2007/12/amazing-race-12-ep-6-cherry-on-top-of.html) is now online.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: mswood on December 11, 2007, 08:48:01 PM
Variety is now mentioning the success of this season and how its been green light for a thirteenth cycle.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117977397.html?categoryid=1071&cs=1&p=0

'Amazing Race' still running
CBS greenlights 13th season
By JOSEF ADALIAN
 
'The Amazing Race,' featuring couple Kynt and Vyxin, has picked up viewers in its 12th outing, averaging 12 million viewers in its timeslot.

"The Amazing Race" isn't slowing down.
CBS has greenlit production on a 13th cycle of the reality warhorse from exec producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Bert van Munster. Skein's 12th edition is currently airing.

Quick pickup is a vindication for "Race," which appeared to be fading in the ratings during its 11th outing earlier this year -- but earned a pickup anyway.

The Eye planned to air the 12th cycle of "Race" next year, but when "Viva Laughlin" failed, CBS opted to sub in "Race" last month. It paid off: Helped by football, the nonscripted show notched its best premiere ratings since 2005.

Overall, the current cycle of "Race" has averaged 12 million viewers in its Sundays at 8 timeslot.

CBS alternative topper Ghen Maynard said the simplicity of the show's format is what works so well.

"I like that it's the best relationship show in reality," he said. "It's all real."

Phil Keoghan hosts "Race," which is produced by Bruckheimer Television and Earthview in association with ABC Television Studio. Jonathan Littman and Hayma Washington exec produce the show along with van Munster and Bruckheimer.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Slowhatch on December 13, 2007, 02:52:23 AM
I haven't found any odds in Bodog yet, but there's this odd site (http://home.inklingmarkets.com/market/show/7255); apparently you trade teams like stocks and bonds.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on December 13, 2007, 03:03:33 AM
I had to read the fine print--but apparently it is play-money. :cmas27

Otherwise we needed us some teams! :cmas26
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: swimmer12 on December 13, 2007, 09:15:52 PM
wierd...cbs deleted the amazing race account on youtube. they posted all the episodes there and all the previews. you would think they would leave it to advertise the show. i guess not. lol (:;)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on December 13, 2007, 09:48:08 PM
wierd...cbs deleted the amazing race account on youtube. they posted all the episodes there and all the previews. you would think they would leave it to advertise the show. i guess not. lol (:;)
Damn CBS Trolls  :meow:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Kogs on December 13, 2007, 09:50:00 PM
wierd...cbs deleted the amazing race account on youtube. they posted all the episodes there and all the previews. you would think they would leave it to advertise the show. i guess not. lol (:;)
Damn CBS Trolls  :meow:

its not cbs, its paramount and some1 else
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 13, 2007, 11:37:14 PM
That someone else is Touchtone Television, the division of Disney.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Kogs on December 14, 2007, 07:51:49 AM
That someone else is Touchtone Television, the division of Disney.

thanks i forgot about them. les moonves once stated he never cared if a cbs show was put on youtube because if it got some1 watching the show and brought viewers in the better.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on December 18, 2007, 02:31:40 PM
Well I don't know where exactly to stick this, but with my 2 week issue of tvguide magazine in hand.
My take is that tvguide is "imagining" whats to take place EP9, or do they know something we don't?

tvguide magazine 12/30 (EP8)
Reality: Amazing Race~
The teams may think that running around the globe is good for their relationship, but all the trekking is about to start wrecking ones couples's closeness when their worst qualities come to the fore. Meanwhile, another team plays dirty to throw two competitors off-schedule at the airport.

tvguide magazine 1/6 (EP9)
Reality Amazing Race:
After last weeks airport fiasco, we can only imagine what drama will take place during tonights leg of the race when host Phil Keoghan bids bon-voyage to the ninth team eliminated.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: apskip on December 18, 2007, 03:28:17 PM
It's obviously a TV Guide typo or misstatement. You can't get there from here for multiple reasons. If there were no TBCs, then what we believe to be the Japan leg on 1/6 could theoretically result in the 9th elimination. However, in the entire history of The Amazing Race, it has never gone to the final episode without 3 teams still in the running(even if one may be far behind). Since it was publicly announced that there are only 8 elimination points in AR12, there cannot be 9 eliminations. There has to be at least one TBC in the next 3 episodes.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: michael on December 18, 2007, 03:58:06 PM
Well Survivor did decide to switch to a final three after 13 seasons so who knows
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on December 18, 2007, 04:27:27 PM
Naw we have the three whatevers in Alaska, BRB

I can't get into this without a subscription  :meow: but this fits our Girdwood spoiler:

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Idaho goes Hollywood
Three welded-aluminum boats will appear in the last episode of the "Amazing Race" on CBS-TV, says Doug Riddle, owner of Riddle Marine, which constructed the vessels. And the Travel Channel will air a "Cash and Treasures" segment about ...
Lewiston Tribune Online - Top Stories - http://www.lmtribune.com/


That gives us more confirmation of Girdwood  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,12521.msg225211.html#msg225211) as the last episode.....

Might look like this:

(http://aycu17.webshots.com/image/37736/2005319661901024336_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2005319661901024336)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: georgiapeach on December 18, 2007, 08:20:35 PM
And remember that the guide told Colby's source:

"oh, she also said she thinks it was one of the last locations according to their guide."

At first I took that to mean that alaska was on their way to the final destination.  But I asked her if she meant that Alaska is
Possibly the final destination.  She said:


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"i think so, she said she only remembers him mentioning 3 boats (not sure if it was 3 boats besides his or including his)."
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on December 18, 2007, 09:40:24 PM
Could you imagine a final 2  :cmaslol? "Watch the half hour season finale of the Amazing Race as the final 2 teams race to the finish"!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: patlini on December 18, 2007, 09:45:16 PM
wierd...cbs deleted the amazing race account on youtube. they posted all the episodes there and all the previews. you would think they would leave it to advertise the show. i guess not. lol (:;)
Damn CBS Trolls  :meow:

you can still get it at this link

http://onlinetvshowsandmore.googlepages.com/theamazingrace12

and all nicely arranged  :cmas16
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: mswood on December 20, 2007, 08:23:00 PM
In this weeks EW (#970, December 21, 2007) they have a spot in the TV section where ten EW writers pick their favorite episode of the year.

Here are the selected episodes (and the writer that picked them).

Lost - Throught he Looking Glass (picked by Dan Snierson
The Sorpranos - The Second Coming (picked by Lisa Schwarzbaum)
House - Airborne (picked by Benjamin Svetsky)
THE AMAZING RACE - I've Become the Archie Bunker of the Home (picked by Josh Wolk)
Big Love - Kingdom Come (picked by Nicholas Fonseca)
Desperate Housewives -If There's Anything I Can't Stand (Picked by Henry Goldblatt)
Burn Notice - Old Friends (Picked by Ken Tucker)
Friday Night LIghts - Black Eyes and Broken Hearts (Picked by Whitney Pastorek)
How I Met Your Mother - Slapsgiving (picked by Jennifer Armstrong)




Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: patlini on December 20, 2007, 11:33:45 PM
I really enjoy reading Josh Wolks reviews each Monday morning.

Great to see that
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: gingerman28 on December 21, 2007, 01:16:41 PM
It's obviously a TV Guide typo or misstatement. You can't get there from here for multiple reasons. If there were no TBCs, then what we believe to be the Japan leg on 1/6 could theoretically result in the 9th elimination. However, in the entire history of The Amazing Race, it has never gone to the final episode without 3 teams still in the running(even if one may be far behind). Since it was publicly announced that there are only 8 elimination points in AR12, there cannot be 9 eliminations. There has to be at least one TBC in the next 3 episodes.

There is always a first time for everything.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: mswood on December 27, 2007, 12:46:57 AM
God, I feel like I just cheated on my boyfriend.

Not really about season 12, but in the media.

So here it goes.

Entertainment Weekly has an insert for its year in review issue.  In which it picks 25 of the best websites on the net for things connected to entertainment (Tv, books, movies, and music).

At number 22 is an entry for the Amazing Race. 

And this is where I feel dirty.

Its for tarflies

Oh, well, there is always next year.

I am just surprised that they had one for the Amazing Race, which in and of itself is rather awesome.

The other tv shows they had were:
Lst #3
The Simpsons #5
The Office #7
Star Trek #11
Project Runway (the competition) #12
Heroes #13
Survivor (more competition) #12
CSI #17
American Idol (Even more reality competition) #18
Battlestar Galactica #19
Friday Night Lights #23
And
Big Brother (Just Yuck, sorry Puddin) #24

But which show has one 5 years in a row?  Just us.  And has a total of (which I didn't know) of 11 emmy wins?  Us again. 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on December 27, 2007, 11:10:36 AM
I have it mswood :waves: and I think it expires in Febuary and I might just let it expire :hand:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 27, 2007, 12:24:11 PM
The people at TARFlies are jumping up and down as expected. I think they paid EW off.  :ascared :ascared
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: mswood on December 27, 2007, 12:30:21 PM
I have it mswood :waves: and I think it expires in Febuary and I might just let it expire :hand:
:funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: mswood on December 27, 2007, 12:32:28 PM
Also in the episode is a list of their polls throughout the year.  One of which is what is the best reality show?

AR won that, next I believe was Dances With the Stars, Idol, Top Chef and then Survivor.

Poor survivor, no respect.  :yess:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: apskip on December 27, 2007, 05:14:49 PM
I made a list of all the really good things I appreciate on TARFlies website:

1. Historical recaps of AR1 through AR11.
2. Weekly article during each Amazing Race, with AR12 done by The Air Controllers, Zach Behr and Shawn Pooley, and Carissa Gaghan.
3. TARticles for April 2003 through April 2007
4. Links to the Racers websites
5. Links to most Other TAR websites (with RFF prominently missing)
6. Links to CBS websites for AR1 to AR12

Then I thought about what is negative and disgusting about TARFlies. Let's start with the exclusion of RFF from their list of Other TAR websites. I don't know how this started, but it has gone on far too long. The individuals calling the shots at TARFlies should GROW UP! They should also replace Moderators such as one Rachel in Toronto, whose tag-line is "the bitchiest bitch" and I can vouch for the veracity of that from personal observation. I have a lot more I could be posting on TARFlies and so does TARAsiaFan. Neither of us do because of the restrictions and poisoned atmosphere that are currently in effect as a result of Rachel imposing her personal views as the policy of TARFLies. For example, no recaps are allowed because she thinks they are unnecessary. Why bother to fight it?; just walk away. So, my conclusion is that Josh Wolk and the boys at Entertainment Weekly just aren't very knowledgeable about the real TARFlies: it looks good from the outside, but parts of it are rotten on the inside.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 27, 2007, 07:46:31 PM
I can go on and on about TARFlies, but it's not worth it. I've made my feelings known about that place to a couple of people here. I've said what I had to say about it. Let's just say I like it here.  :js: :js: :js: :waves: :waves:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: TARAsia Fan on January 09, 2008, 12:37:23 AM
Your Episode 9 Recap is here (http://fangsbites.blogspot.com/2008/01/amazing-race-12-ep-9-i-just-hope-he.html). :puter: :puter:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: apskip on January 09, 2008, 09:24:56 AM
Five comments on your recap, Ken:

1. This was a 24 hour pitstop in Mumbai.
2. The dialogue between Christina and Ronald about the direct flight may seem like Christina was the big victor for shutting him up, but in fact his point about nonstop vs. direct is incredibly important and Christina ignoring it indicates a level of major immaturity on her part. She wants to be the team captain, but can't recognize what is important.
3. Your statement "Mumbai to New Dehli, then to Beijing, then finally to Osaka. You see that route? That's a crazy route. They might as well flown to Abu Dhabi, then Osaka and probably would have arrived just as fast" is not valid. It only happens to be true for this specific case because of TK & Rachel's 7 hour wait in Delhi for the flight to Beijing. there are many flights Mumbai to Delhi and from Beijing to Osaka. There are a limited number of flights Delhi to Beijing, but if you hit it right, that would have been the BEST route.  TK&Rachel did not get the right travel agent, so they did not hit it right. For their timing, they should have been on the same route as the others, except on through Seoul.
4. "Rachel notices an empty airport (Delhi)." In fact the other teams stopped in Delhi 30 to 90 minutes later(schedules for that flight conflict), but none of the 3 teams got off there for a break nor were Tk&Rachel smart enough to check on alternate flight possibilities there during that period, when they could have switched to AI310 before it left ofr Hong Kong.
5. I think teams that went quickly to the second floor of Nishiwada Castle were either smart or lucky, because that vantage point gave them a view of the grounds form which the location of the cluebox was immedatiely clear.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Chateau d If on January 09, 2008, 10:51:17 AM
TK & Rachel's check in times were much closer to 10 am than 1:25 pm.  There were still long shadows when TK finished the Roadblock.

So I don't think it was a 24 hour Pit Stop.  More like 21 or 22 hours if it has to be a round number.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: TARAsia Fan on January 09, 2008, 03:26:21 PM
Five comments on your recap, Ken:

1. This was a 24 hour pitstop in Mumbai.
2. The dialogue between Christina and Ronald about the direct flight may seem like Christina was the big victor for shutting him up, but in fact his point about nonstop vs. direct is incredibly important and Christina ignoring it indicates a level of major immaturity on her part. She wants to be the team captain, but can't recognize what is important.
3. Your statement "Mumbai to New Dehli, then to Beijing, then finally to Osaka. You see that route? That's a crazy route. They might as well flown to Abu Dhabi, then Osaka and probably would have arrived just as fast" is not valid. It only happens to be true for this specific case because of TK & Rachel's 7 hour wait in Delhi for the flight to Beijing. there are many flights Mumbai to Delhi and from Beijing to Osaka. There are a limited number of flights Delhi to Beijing, but if you hit it right, that would have been the BEST route.  TK&Rachel did not get the right travel agent, so they did not hit it right. For their timing, they should have been on the same route as the others, except on through Seoul.
4. "Rachel notices an empty airport (Delhi)." In fact the other teams stopped in Delhi 30 to 90 minutes later(schedules for that flight conflict), but none of the 3 teams got off there for a break nor were Tk&Rachel smart enough to check on alternate flight possibilities there during that period, when they could have switched to AI310 before it left ofr Hong Kong.
5. I think teams that went quickly to the second floor of Nishiwada Castle were either smart or lucky, because that vantage point gave them a view of the grounds form which the location of the cluebox was immedatiely clear.
Good points, apskip. In regards to Ron & Christina, I think she was not happy with the way he said it as opposed to the message itself. While the message was valid, I think the way he said it, interrupting Christina and then talking in a terse manner was not appreciated. Had he said it differently, his advice might have been accepted.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: Kogs on January 10, 2008, 02:01:06 PM
Bertram was nominated for a DGA Award in the reality catagory

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REALITY PROGRAM

Craig Borders - "Who Wants To Be A Superhero" ("Episode 208") (Sci-Fi)
Stage Manager: Thomas Goodrich

Tony Croll - "Shooting Sizemore" ("Episode 101") (VH-1)

Scott Messick - "Pros vs. Joes" ("Episode 201") (Spike)
Associate Director: Andrew E. Nelson

Tony Sacco - "Project Runway" ("Fashion Giant, #403") (Bravo)
Associate Director: Paul Hogan

Bertram Van Munster - "The Amazing Race" ("Episode #1110") (CBS)
Segment Director: Evan Weinstein
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: apskip on January 10, 2008, 06:28:42 PM
By counting backward, AR11 leg 13 was finale in Hawaii/San Francisco, leg 12 was Guam, leg 11 was Macau and leg 10 was Hong Kong.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on January 10, 2008, 06:35:35 PM
according to thefutoncritic   (http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listings.aspx?id=20070410cbs01), Hong Kong is correct.
(#1110) We Are Trying To Make Love, Not War
 Teams get a kick out of their next destination when they're challenged by high flying Kung Fu Warriors while scaling a massive bamboo scaffold, on THE AMAZING RACE: ALL-STARS, Sunday, April 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: michael on January 10, 2008, 07:10:54 PM
I liked that episode, it was really good..

and Dustin and Kandice were the first team to check in out of all the teams who didn't take a fast forward....just like in Legs 7,8,9,10,11,12 *gloats*
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: puddin on January 22, 2008, 10:52:02 PM
Roush Rules!!  :jam:


Roush Dispatch The Amazing Race's Grand Finale
   
 
Phil Keoghan greets winning team members TK and Rachel at the finish line by Monty Brinton/CBSIt’s so rare in the world of reality TV when everything ends just how I want it to. Cheers all around to the latest cycle of The Amazing Race, one of the most enjoyable runnings of the around-the-world competition in a long while. Rare for this or any show, in Sunday’s finale we were left with three teams you could easily root for instead of against. That said, my favorite team won, and the runners-up each walked away chagrined but hardly bitter, given the family bonding (between father and daughter, grandfather and grandson) that occurred along the way.

Sunday’s satisfying finale came on the heels of last week’s thrilling penultimate episode, an exhilarating nail-biter that found Zen couple TK and Rachel coming from behind (having survived a last-place finish the week before on a non-elimination leg, which forced them to perform an extra “speed bump” challenge) and squeaking into the final three. This bumped the annoying and constantly squabbling Nate and Jen, the latter a non-stop headache who earned every bit of the bad karma that resulted in her being bounced on her birthday.

The final leg, which took the teams from Taipei to Anchorage, Alaska, was pretty closely contested, although there never seemed much of a chance for Nick and Don (the grandson-grandfather duo) to cross the finish line first. Still, Don holds the record for the oldest contestant (at 69) to make it to the end. Well done. If anything, the younger player was the liability at the end, not reading the clue closely enough and leaving the gear behind at the outdoor-supply store, putting them behind on the fish-gutting challenge. (The fact that TK and Rachel made the mistake of going into the crab tank—ouch—kept things competitive.)

While Christina and Ron managed to stay ahead for most of the final leg, having found their groove (and Ron his humanity) over the last few weeks to become the dominant team, everyone caught up at the brain-teasing final challenge, in which they had to group together items representing each leg of the race. Rachel figured out the puzzle first, clinching the win as they sprinted to the finish line.

Everyone found reason to celebrate at the end of this race: TK and Rachel for coming from behind to win, Ronald and Christina for strengthening their bond, and Nick and Don for proving that age and a generation gap aren’t necessarily deterrents in this game.

The only thing I would criticize in any of this is CBS’s scheduling of this crown jewel in its reality arsenal. Rushed on the air in the wake of Viva Laughlin’s fast fade, the show burned off episodes on the Sundays before Christmas and New Year’s (when even the most devoted fan tends to have better things to do), and the finale aired on one of the biggest football nights of the year (airing directly opposite the genuinely exciting Packers-Giants battle, which went into overtime). I often get asked by frustrated fans if a network is actively trying to kill or harm a show. I almost never answer in the affirmative, but in this case, you can’t help but wonder.

Of course, the scheduling is out of the hands of those talented people who make The Amazing Race so amazing. Once again, the show proved why it has won the reality-competition Emmy every year since the category was established. No reason to think it won’t take it home again this year.
 
   


http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TVGuide-Editors-Blog/Roush-Dispatch/Amazing-Races-Grand/800031444
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 12 in the Media
Post by: TARAsia Fan on January 23, 2008, 12:32:14 AM
Roush rules! He's always liked TAR and has always been fair to the show. :jam: :jam: :jam: