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Title: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on September 22, 2010, 01:58:10 AM
See any TAR 18 media, news, articles, press releases ?

Add them here and remember to credit the source please! :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Prophet on November 04, 2010, 01:42:17 PM
Hollywood Reporter and a few other sites are reporting that TAR will be in HD next year. This is the first official indicator I have seen that there will be a next year.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/live-feed/amazing-race-getting-hd-upgrade-34512
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Prophet on November 04, 2010, 01:46:55 PM
Hollywood Reporter and a few other sites are reporting that TAR will be in HD next year. This is the first official indicator I have seen that there will be a next year.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/live-feed/amazing-race-getting-hd-upgrade-34512

Executive producer Jonathan Littman confirms this here: http://twitter.com/#!/littmanji/status/29495146476
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: theschnauzers on November 04, 2010, 02:37:48 PM
That link coding is messed up, but here's the tweet from Jonathan Littman:

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With the cat out of the bag - yes it's true AMAZING RACE is going HD.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: theschnauzers on November 04, 2010, 03:42:52 PM
Finally -- CBS has confirmed TAR 18 for the spring, and it will be in HD:

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2010/11/04/cbss-the-amazing-race-will-travel-the-globe-in-hd-this-spring-933315/20101104cbs03/ (http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2010/11/04/cbss-the-amazing-race-will-travel-the-globe-in-hd-this-spring-933315/20101104cbs03/)

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11/04/10 - 01:08 PM]
CBS's "The Amazing Race" Will Travel the Globe in HD This Spring
Released by CBS
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

CBS's "THE AMAZING RACE" WILL TRAVEL THE GLOBE IN HD THIS SPRING

CBS announced today that the Spring edition of the Emmy Award-winning series THE AMAZING RACE will be broadcast in HD.

"We're thrilled the audience watching us sprint around the globe each week will continue to witness the breathtaking landscapes that serve as our backdrops, only now in high definition. Whether we're racing alongside the crystal-white peaks of the Arctic Circle, the neon-lined skyscrapers of Japan, or the color-drenched domes of the Russian Kremlin, fans will enjoy a heightened viewing experience as we bring the world to their couch every Sunday night," said Executive Producer and co-Creator Bertram van Munster.

This Fall's installment of THE AMAZING RACE is posting across the board increases versus last Fall's edition, averaging 11.69 million viewers (+4%), 4.7 in adults 25-54 (+7%) and 3.8 in adults 18-49 (+9%). This season's finale will take place on Sunday, Dec. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

THE AMAZING RACE is a seven-time Emmy Award-winning adventure reality series hosted by Emmy-nominated host Phil Keoghan, which pits teams, each comprised of two members, against each other on a trek around the world. At every destination, each team competes in a series of challenges, some mental and some physical, and only when the tasks are completed do they learn of their next location. Teams who are the farthest behind are gradually eliminated as the competition progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning $1 million.

Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman and Elise Doganieri are the executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Earthview Inc. in association with ABC Studios and Amazing Race Productions. THE AMAZING RACE was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri.

For more information on THE AMAZING RACE log on to www.cbs.com.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on November 04, 2010, 07:21:21 PM
:jumpy: about darned time!! :lol:

Thank you the schnauzers!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Prophet on November 04, 2010, 07:25:17 PM
:jumpy: about darned time!! :lol:

Thank you the schnauzers!

Those announcements about the HD season just came out on Tuesday. Isn't that unusually late?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: theschnauzers on November 04, 2010, 07:29:11 PM
I was almost in shock when I got an alert from TFC about the press release, and then noticed no one else had posted anything yet. And the three paragraphs at the heart of that release was a lot of meat to feed us with. (The ratings for TAR 17 to date, as well as the TAR 17 finale date.)

Now if they would tell us if its a regular cast or something else, maybe we can all breathe a little easier. :)

the-pr0phet, that all depends. The absence of any reports in the trades on top of the lack of a season 18 application period (so far)  was unusual, but a filming after the beginning of November isn't unusual.  
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on November 04, 2010, 07:47:57 PM

Now if they would tell us if its a regular cast or something else, maybe we can all breathe a little easier. :)


You can read the TAR 18 spoilers to see exactly what kind of a race it will be. And exactly what sort of a cast it will be. ;)

The TAR 18 greenlighting was delayed somewhat to keep TAR 18 as much under wraps as possible, from what I hear.....
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: mswood on November 04, 2010, 09:09:23 PM
It's still nice to have confirmation.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: TARAsia Fan on November 05, 2010, 08:10:16 AM
Yes it is. I'm going to smack my CBS sources who know nothing. :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Kacper on November 21, 2010, 08:28:08 PM
No articles to indicate the race has started which is pretty odd.

we of course have this one

http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2010/11/rumour-amazing-race-us-in-sydney.html
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 08:28:46 PM
Yes actually, the article about them being in Sydney that I saw earlier...can't remember where on RFF though!

Edit: Kacper has it!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on November 21, 2010, 08:30:22 PM
No articles to indicate the race has started which is pretty odd.

Not odd at all. They do lots of articles to announce the SHOW starting, but keep the start of the race very quiet. We only get local news releases here and there...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Prophet on November 22, 2010, 04:52:22 PM
There are plenty of articles out there from supposed TV insider sites that are only copying info from our detectives. Kind of useless to put those up.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: 2old4tech on November 22, 2010, 05:24:29 PM
From Andy Denhart at Reality Blurred:

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The spring edition of The Amazing Race, which is in production right now, will be an all-star edition, in addition to being the first season to be filmed in HD.

That’s according to sightings by the reliable race stalkers at Reality Fan Forum, who’ve compiled a list of spotted teams and even have photos of teams checking in and racing. All of the teams seem to be from seasons 12 and beyond, and that group is, as of right now:

    * Kynt and Vyxsin (12)
    * Ron and Christina (12)
    * Amanda and Kris (14)
    * Kisha and Jen (14)
    * Jaime and Cara (14)
    * Margie and Luke (14)
    * Mel and Mike (14)
    * Steve and Linda (14) Oops, Andy :readtt:
    * Flight Time and Big Easy (15)
    * Zev and Justin (15)
    * Jet and Cord (16)
    * Gary and Mallory (17)

Teams apparently left from Los Angeles on Saturday and headed for Sydney, Australia, and sightings detail the tasks they’ve had to perform. The dud of a twist, the Express Pass, is apparently back. Yay.

They don’t seem that remarkable as a group, probably because they’ve all been on the show relatively recently—it’s very season 14-heavy, and that aired a year and a half ago, not enough time to make me miss them. That makes it difficult for me to get excited, especially because I’d rather the show focus on improving itself rather than just distracting us by bringing back all-star teams, which is cheaper, easier, and lazier.

http://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/archives/the_amazing_race_18/2010_Nov_22_all_star (http://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/archives/the_amazing_race_18/2010_Nov_22_all_star)

Peach/TexasLady: if bringing over his entire post is inappropriate, I'm sorry and please delete

Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on November 22, 2010, 11:10:55 PM
From Plaidmoon:


From a speech by Senator the Hon Nick Sherry on November 4th to an adventure and backpacking conference that I found on an Australian Government site:

In addition, Australia will host North American TV show the Amazing Race, which will be filmed here in Sydney, possibly in the Blue Mountains - or even further in Broken Hill.

The whole speech is at http://minister.innovation.gov.au/sherry/Pages/ADDRESSTOTHEADVENTUREANDBACKPACKINGINDUSTRYCONFERENCE.aspx
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Oddarane on November 23, 2010, 08:49:30 AM
Don't know if this has been posted:

http://insidepulse.com/2010/11/23/the-amazing-race-18-spoilers-all-star-teams-revealed/
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Coutzy on November 23, 2010, 08:50:59 AM
Don't know if this has been posted:

http://insidepulse.com/2010/11/23/the-amazing-race-18-spoilers-all-star-teams-revealed/

They could at least have given us credit.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on November 23, 2010, 09:09:48 AM
Don't know if this has been posted:

http://insidepulse.com/2010/11/23/the-amazing-race-18-spoilers-all-star-teams-revealed/

They could at least have given us credit.

They did!! And :ty3:

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the race fanatics from Reality Fan Forum have completed the list of spotted teams that will be appearing on the show.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on November 23, 2010, 09:21:22 AM
But this one didn't! :lol:

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But it appears that another major production has beaten Oprah Down Under. Contestants in The Amazing Race, and host Phil Keoghan, were spotted “racing” around Sydney Monday, according to local blogs and fan sites, with an overnight trip to the outback town of Broken Hill their next destination. Those episodes will screen as part of The Amazing Race Season 18, with the cast “fan favorites” from previous series.


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/nicole-kidman-keith-urban-confirmed-48391
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Coutzy on November 23, 2010, 09:27:07 AM
But this one didn't! :lol:

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But it appears that another major production has beaten Oprah Down Under. Contestants in The Amazing Race, and host Phil Keoghan, were spotted “racing” around Sydney Monday, according to local blogs and fan sites, with an overnight trip to the outback town of Broken Hill their next destination. Those episodes will screen as part of The Amazing Race Season 18, with the cast “fan favorites” from previous series.


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/nicole-kidman-keith-urban-confirmed-48391

"Local blogs and fan sites. Local blogs and fan sites."

I'm gonna have to go back to Sydney and crack some skulls, I think.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Prophet on November 23, 2010, 10:51:49 AM
But this one didn't! :lol:

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But it appears that another major production has beaten Oprah Down Under. Contestants in The Amazing Race, and host Phil Keoghan, were spotted “racing” around Sydney Monday, according to local blogs and fan sites, with an overnight trip to the outback town of Broken Hill their next destination. Those episodes will screen as part of The Amazing Race Season 18, with the cast “fan favorites” from previous series.


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/nicole-kidman-keith-urban-confirmed-48391

"Local blogs and fan sites. Local blogs and fan sites."

I'm gonna have to go back to Sydney and crack some skulls, I think.

They just don't know how amazing you are, Coutz!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: theschnauzers on November 23, 2010, 11:19:55 AM
On the other hand, the Hollywood Reporter is mainstream industry media, and in fact we sometimes get our ratings information from them.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: RichInSydney on November 23, 2010, 06:19:39 PM
I have posted this on the location/destination spoilers but here for reference:

Broken Hill's daily newspaper the Barrier Daily Truth has about the day in Broken Hill:

http://www.bdtruth.com.au/index.php?stub&id=1271

"Quite a few locals were excited yesterday at the news that contestants and crew from the US TV reality show 'The Amazing Race' were in the city as part of their Australian leg of the show.

The production crew and 11 American couples arrived in the city on two Rex chartered planes yesterday morning from Sydney, and were picked up by several four-wheeldrives.

The show has couples race across the globe, doing crazy things at each destination. Rotary and St Johns Ambulance were at the old Junction Mine yesterday with the crew and contestants while they filmed a sequence for the show."

Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Leafsfan on November 24, 2010, 04:38:19 PM
Credits to the RFF

http://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/archives/the_amazing_race_18/2010_Nov_22_all_star
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Plaidmoon on November 24, 2010, 08:42:08 PM
From the Orange County Register (Los Angeles area newspaper) :

The diligent folks over at Reality Fan Forum do a phenomenal job of tracking “The Amazing Race” while it is being filmed.

The group’s network of spies found the contestants from season 18 leaving LAX Saturday and arriving in Sydney Monday.

The usual vague descriptions of the teams this early in the Race were replaced by the names of all of the participants – because season 18 will be another “all-star” season.

The Watcher puts “all-star” in quotes, because most viewers would be hard-pressed to apply the adjective to most of the teams running. All of the teams come from the six seasons since the Race’s first All-Star outing. “Second chance” might be a better sub-label, or “Do you remember any of these people?”

None of the teams won their Race, and five of them come from season 14.

In case you want to avoid being spoiled before CBS announces the cast in a few weeks, I’ll put the identities of the Racers after the break:

***

***

***

According to RFF, these are the teams of season 18:

From season 12: Ronald & Christina (second place), Kynt & Vyxsin (fifth)

From season 14: Jamie & Cara (second), Margie & Luke (third), Kisha & Jen (fourth), Mel & Mike (sixth), Amanda & Kris (eighth)

From season 15: Flight Time & Big Easy (fourth), Zev & Justin (ninth)

From season 16: Jet & Cord (second)

From season 17: Gary & Mallory (sixth)
 


http://pedrowatcher.ocregister.com/2010/11/24/amazing-race-goes-all-star-again/30168/ (http://pedrowatcher.ocregister.com/2010/11/24/amazing-race-goes-all-star-again/30168/)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Caelestor on November 24, 2010, 09:07:11 PM
You know what's disturbing? Everyone is assuming that it's an All-Stars season (imo highly unlikely considering the placement of some of the teams).
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Prophet on November 29, 2010, 09:30:37 AM
At least the media finally gave our amazing detectives credit!  :party:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on November 29, 2010, 10:28:01 PM


“We’re thrilled the audience watching us sprint around the globe each week will continue to witness the breathtaking landscapes that serve as our backdrops, only now in high definition. Whether we’re racing alongside the crystal-white peaks of the Arctic Circle, the neon-lined skyscrapers of Japan, or the color-drenched domes of the Russian Kremlin, fans will enjoy a heightened viewing experience as we bring the world to their couch every Sunday night,” said Executive Producer and co-Creator Bertram van Munster."

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cbs-amazing-race-set-to-return-in-spring-in-hd-at-last/
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on November 29, 2010, 10:34:42 PM
That is just a description...not a real route!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Kacper on December 02, 2010, 04:40:13 PM
Idk if anyone posted it but : http://insidetv.ew.com/2010/12/01/the-amazing-race-time-for-another-all-star-edition-do-we-need-another-all-star-edition/
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Leafsfan on December 09, 2010, 02:32:39 PM
Phil is in a "top secret location"

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/12/phil-keoghan-loves-that-girl-power-dominates-the-amazing-race-season-finale.htmlhttp://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/12/phil-keoghan-loves-that-girl-power-dominates-the-amazing-race-season-finale.html
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Prophet on December 09, 2010, 02:38:02 PM
Phil is in a "top secret location"

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/12/phil-keoghan-loves-that-girl-power-dominates-the-amazing-race-season-finale.htmlhttp://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/12/phil-keoghan-loves-that-girl-power-dominates-the-amazing-race-season-finale.html

 :cmaslol
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: ZBC Company on December 09, 2010, 02:38:25 PM
Phil is in a "top secret location"

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/12/phil-keoghan-loves-that-girl-power-dominates-the-amazing-race-season-finale.htmlhttp://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/12/phil-keoghan-loves-that-girl-power-dominates-the-amazing-race-season-finale.html

is fake the website dont work
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Prophet on December 09, 2010, 02:39:43 PM
Phil is in a "top secret location"

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/12/phil-keoghan-loves-that-girl-power-dominates-the-amazing-race-season-finale.htmlhttp://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/12/phil-keoghan-loves-that-girl-power-dominates-the-amazing-race-season-finale.html

is fake the website dont work

I can't load it either but they have the quote below.

No, sorry it's over here: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23256.msg580887.html#msg580887
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Plaidmoon on December 09, 2010, 04:40:48 PM
Phil is in a "top secret location"

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/12/phil-keoghan-loves-that-girl-power-dominates-the-amazing-race-season-finale.htmlhttp://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/12/phil-keoghan-loves-that-girl-power-dominates-the-amazing-race-season-finale.html

is fake the website dont work

The URL is in there twice all jammed together. This should work:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/12/phil-keoghan-loves-that-girl-power-dominates-the-amazing-race-season-finale.html (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/12/phil-keoghan-loves-that-girl-power-dominates-the-amazing-race-season-finale.html)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Jobby on December 09, 2010, 08:35:50 PM
Phil is in a "top secret location"

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/12/phil-keoghan-loves-that-girl-power-dominates-the-amazing-race-season-finale.htmlhttp://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/12/phil-keoghan-loves-that-girl-power-dominates-the-amazing-race-season-finale.html

is fake the website dont work

The URL is in there twice all jammed together. This should work:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/12/phil-keoghan-loves-that-girl-power-dominates-the-amazing-race-season-finale.html (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/12/phil-keoghan-loves-that-girl-power-dominates-the-amazing-race-season-finale.html)


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Nat, 31, and Kat, 35, have impressed viewers with their unflappable natures. While some partners have been abusive toward their teammates -- Chad Waltrip and Nick DeCarlo, we're looking at you -- these two women have behaved admirably toward each other every step of the way.

"My daughters enjoyed watching them," Keoghan said. "They’re two very strong women, obviously very smart. To me, the best thing about 'The Amazing Race' has always been about being able to watch relationships that are strong, functional, and that actually are inspirational. "Of course, we’ve seen the other side of that. We’ve seen all kinds of relationships over the years that for some reason haven’t worked. When there’s a great connection, if you remember when the cowboys were on, or you think about the connection between Nat and Kat, when you see that kind of connection and how they operate under pressure, and we’re able to capture that with a camera and share that with an audience, I think that’s pretty cool."
After 17 seasons, Keoghan has developed an interesting theory about same-*** teams and why they tend to communicate better during the race. This season, viewers have noted on message boards and Twitter that the men have not treated the women in their lives well, especially Nick who berated his girlfriend, Vicki Casciola, mocked her, and eventually stopped helping her finish a challenge.

"It’s almost like a mid-football game mentality where some of the guys are playing a game of football with their guy friends and they forget that they’re actually out there with their girlfriends or wives or partners," he said. "They start yelling and screaming like they’re in the middle of a game. It’s always surprising to me.

"It always reminds me of the book 'Men are From Mars, Women From Venus' which outlines exactly the difference between men and women," he continued. "And I think male/female teams have more of a challenge on 'Race' than same-*** teams just because of that fact that when you’re communicating and trying to work together under pressure, men and women just are wired different. I'm into equal rights and everything, but at the end of the day, men and women are just different and the way that two men will talk to each other when they’re competing as opposed to, say, the way two women talk to each other, it’s so uniquely different."

You be the judge. :cmaslol
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: gl14 on December 13, 2010, 08:41:01 AM
Preview is on YouTube.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: TAR new fan on December 13, 2010, 07:57:27 PM
Preview is on YouTube.

here is the link. I hope it is legit (Sorry I posted it in a couple of other threads before I saw this one. probably posted it in wrong spot somewhere along the way... too many categories!) :cmas30: :cmas30:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9ojqlhIF4g
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: TAR new fan on December 13, 2010, 08:16:39 PM
Preview is on YouTube.

here is the link. I hope it is legit (Sorry I posted it in a couple of other threads before I saw this one. probably posted it in wrong spot somewhere along the way... too many categories!) :cmas30: :cmas30:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9ojqlhIF4g

It's fake. :(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: DrRox on December 13, 2010, 08:33:08 PM
Preview is on YouTube.

here is the link. I hope it is legit (Sorry I posted it in a couple of other threads before I saw this one. probably posted it in wrong spot somewhere along the way... too many categories!) :cmas30: :cmas30:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9ojqlhIF4g

It's fake. :(

Don't beat yourself up over it.........it's not offical CBS material.......but it is pretty good.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: tarobbsessed24 on December 13, 2010, 09:28:28 PM
i noticed in the preview after the TAR 17 finale that ALL S18 teams except mel and mike were shown in a row   :cmastree
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on December 15, 2010, 09:21:55 AM
Seeing some media leaks:


Kynt and Vyxsin and Gary/Mallory:
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20101215/COLUMNISTS1802/312150059/The+Buzz+%7C+Kynt+&+Vyxsin+are+back+

Cowboys:
http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b215844_oh_my_gravy_cowboys_jet_cord_return.html
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: RichInSydney on January 03, 2011, 09:46:01 PM
Nothing too interesting but the local newspaper article from the Broken Hill leg has been archived so we can now see the full article. Looks like the Mayor of the town Wincen Cuy might have been the local greeter at the Pit Stop  :duno:

http://www.bdtruth.com.au/index.php?news&article=1271


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Quite a few locals were excited yesterday at the news that contestants and crew from the US TV reality show 'The Amazing Race' were in the city as part of their Australian leg of the show.

The production crew and 11 American couples arrived in the city on two Rex chartered planes yesterday morning from Sydney, and were picked up by several four-wheeldrives.

The show has couples race across the globe, doing crazy things at each destination. Rotary and St Johns Ambulance were at the old Junction Mine yesterday with the crew and contestants while they filmed a sequence for the show.

Many locals drove up to catch a glimpse of the proceedings. When the BDT approached the production crew for an interview, a spokesman for the show worked on the basis of little to no publicity.

But locals gave regular updates on their sightings of the groups on Facebook. According to posts on the site later in the day, the contestants had to go to Memorial Oval where they found an envelope telling them they had to dress up as Kangaroos and hop to Mercury Street for their next clue before they made their way to the Junction Mine.

Mayor Wincen Cuy took part in filming at the Junction Mine, but couldn't give the BDT any information as to what his role was.

"I had to sign a declaration of confidence," Mayor Cuy said. "I was involved, and it will be fabulous for Broken Hill."

City Council's media adviser John Casey said council would not comment on any projects filmed "in and around Broken Hill without theexpress permission of those companies and individuals involved.

"At this time we have been asked to keep details of projects currently in development in Broken Hill confidential and do not have permission tomake any further comment".
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on January 03, 2011, 10:28:36 PM
Thanks Rich! :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: theschnauzers on January 14, 2011, 03:46:38 PM
Nina Tassler gives hints of there being twists in TAR:UB. http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/hasn+lost+Sheen/4111037/story.html (http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/hasn+lost+Sheen/4111037/story.html)

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In other announcements:

Tassler told Postmedia News that the new seasons of Survivor and The Amazing Race will feature twists based on fan reaction to past seasons. Survivor: Redemption Island will allow castaways voted off the island a second chance at returning to the game, and will feature the return of past players "Boston" Rob Mariano and Russell Hantz. The new Survivor premieres Feb. 16, on Global TV.

The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business will feature returning teams that came up short of the finish line in past Races. The new Amazing Race premieres Feb. 20, on CTV.

"When you do these kinds of shows, in the beginning you don't really know what you're dealing with," Tassler explained. "Then, as the seasons go on, you start to see what the fans respond to, and you respond accordingly. It's not something we would do all the time, but both these programs have been on a long time now, and that's given us an opportunity to think things through as we move ahead."

Read more: http://www.canada.com/entertainment/hasn+lost+Sheen/4111037/story.html#ixzz1B34pZLaP



Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: theschnauzers on January 19, 2011, 12:49:15 AM
The USA Today article announcing the TAR 18 cast, and other details:

http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2011-01-19-race19_ST_N.htm (http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2011-01-19-race19_ST_N.htm)

(http://i.usatoday.net/life/_photos/2011/01/19/amazingracex-topper-medium.jpg)

Quote
   
THE 11 TEAMS

• Amanda Blackledge and Kris Klicka, engaged; Season 14. Amanda, 25, and Kris, 27, now live in Pismo Beach, Calif.

• Kent Kaliber and Vyxsin Fiala, dating; Season 12. Kent, 35, and Vyxsin, 32, live in Los Angeles.

• Jaime Edmondson and Cara Rosenthal, former NFL cheerleaders; Season 14. Jaime, 32, lives in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Cara, 28, lives in Boca Raton, Fla.

• Mel and Mike White, father/son writers; Season 14. Mel, 70, is from Lynchburg, Va. Mike, 40, lives in Los Angeles.

• LaKisha and Jennifer Hoffman, sisters/coaches; Season 14. Both from Chicago, LaKisha is 30 and now lives in the Bronx, N.Y. Jennifer is 26 and lives in Louisville.

• Jet and Cord McCoy, brothers/cowboys; Season 16. Jet, 31, lives in Ada, Okla. Cord, 30, lives in Tupelo, Okla.

• Margie and Luke Adams, mother/son; Season 14. Margie, 53, and Luke, 25, are from Colorado Springs.

• Gary and Mallory Ervin, father/daughter; Season 17. He's 53, she's 25, and they hail from Morganfield, Ky.

• Herb Lang and Nate Lofton, Harlem Globetrotters; Season 15. Herb, 34, lives in Brinkley, Ark. Nate, 29, lives in New Orleans.

• Ronald and Christina Hsu, father/daughter; Season 12. Ronald, 61, lives in Tacoma, Wash. Christina, 29, lives in Washington, D.C.

• Zev Glassenberg and Justin Kanew, friends; Season 15. Zev, 28, lives in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Justin, 31, lives in Los Angeles.

And the article with a couple of surprising details, including the start line and start task:

Quote
11 'Amazing Race' teams return to finish what they started
By Gary Levin, USA TODAY

They're not exactly all-stars. None has won the competition. But 11 teams of fan favorites will compete again in CBS' 18th edition of The Amazing Race, Unfinished Business, due Feb. 20 (8 ET/PT).

Among those at the starting line: Oklahoma cowboy brothers Jet and Cord McCoy; Kentucky goths Kent Kaliber and Vyxsin Fiala; and Harlem Globetrotters Herb "Flight Time" Lang and Nate "Big Easy" Lofton.

Five of the teams appeared in the show's 14th season, including sisters LaKisha and Jen Hoffman, stymied when one stopped to urinate just before reaching the finish line; Margie and Luke Adams, the strong-willed mom and her deaf son; and actor/screenwriter Mike White and dad Mel.

"We thought it was a very unique season," says producer Bertram van Munster. And all of the racers competed since the 12th season in 2007: "If we're digging too far back, people might not even remember who they were."

Each has a compelling story of thwarted ambition: a lost passport, a taxi ride from hell, a penalty for failing a task involving dozens of ringing phones.

"There was a lot of 'would've, could've, should've' angst going on, so the energy right at the start was just extraordinary," says host Phil Keoghan, and the season embraces the idea that "everybody deserves a second chance."

The new season of the seven-time Emmy-winning reality series kicks off in Palm Springs, Calif., where the teams must sort through hundreds of paper airplanes to find one of a handful that say "Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services," figure out it's a little-used acronym for Qantas Airways, and board one of two flights to Sydney.

Other stops on the journey, filmed in November and December, include Japan and tiny Liechtenstein, a first-time destination, where racers had to measure the precise length of the country on mopeds.

Did the returnees use experience to play dirty? Although some contestants did, Jet says, "we don't feel a need to trick somebody to beat them."

But, Cord says, "they named this season of Amazing Race after us, because we definitely had unfinished business."
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Plaidmoon on January 19, 2011, 01:52:01 AM
They started in Palm Springs? That's an unexpected twist. That probably explains why we had no starting line spoilers. While I haven't been there in about 20 years, Palm Springs is more spread out and even more laid back than Los Angeles. I wonder if they had to drive all the way to LAX or if they taken there by bus or van once flights had been assigned.

Watching them measure Liechtenstein on a moped should be interesting.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on January 19, 2011, 08:42:02 AM
CBS ANNOUNCES THE CAST FOR "THE AMAZING RACE: UNFINISHED BUSINESS" PREMIERING SUNDAY, FEB. 20
 

For the First Time, the Multi Emmy Award-Winning Series Will Be Broadcast in HD as

11 Former Teams Return for Another Shot at $1 Million   

 

Eleven former Teams who fell short of winning the $1 million prize during their first Race around the globe will return for another shot on THE AMAZING RACE: UNFINISHED BUSINESS, premiering Sunday, Feb. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).  Phil Keoghan is the host.

 

This season, the multi Emmy Award-winning series will be broadcast in HD for the first time as the Racers travel 40,000 miles through five continents and 23 cities.  Teams begin their journey around the globe from the second-windiest place on the planet, and travel to such picturesque locations as Sydney, Australia, where they find themselves swimming with sharks; Liechtenstein, where they must measure the length of the entire country while riding a motorized bicycle; and Tokyo, Japan, where they must endure the freezing waters from Mount Fuji as part of a spiritual ritual.
 

THE AMAZING RACE: UNFINISHED BUSINESS features fan favorites from previous seasons, including the cowboys, former NFL cheerleaders, the Harlem Globetrotters and the Goths.

 

Following are the 11 teams, listed in no particular order:

 

Gary Ervin

Age: 53                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Occupation: Owner of Ervin Cable Construction

 

Mallory Ervin

Age: 25

Hometown: Morganfield, Ky.

Occupation: Entertainer

 

Relationship: Father/Daughter

Previous Season/Result: Season 17/6th Place

 

Why they're returning for "Unfinished Business": Gary and Mallory were unable to avoid elimination after getting lost in Oman for over nine hours. 

 



LaKisha Hoffman

Age: 30

Hometown: Chicago, Ill., currently residing in Bronx, N.Y.

Occupation: Basketball Coach 

 

Jennifer Hoffman                                                                                               

Age: 26   

Hometown: Chicago, Ill., currently residing in Louisville, Ky.

Occupation: Assistant Volleyball Coach at the

University of Louisville

 

Relationship: Sisters

Previous Season/Result: Season 14/4th Place

 

Why they're returning for "Unfinished Business": LaKisha and Jennifer missed out on a spot in the final three by minutes after stopping to use the restroom in China.

 



Jet McCoy

Age: 31

Hometown: Ada, Okla.

Occupation: Cowboy

 

Cord McCoy                                                                                                   

Age: 30

Hometown: Ada, Okla.

Occupation: Cowboy

 

 

Relationship: Brothers

Previous Season/Result: Season 16/2nd Place

 

Why they're returning for "Unfinished Business": Jet and Cord fell behind during the final leg and couldn't recover, which ultimately led to a 2nd place finish to winners Dan and Jordan.

 

Amanda Blackledge

Age: 25

Hometown: Redwood City, Calif., currently residing

        in Pismo Beach, Calif.

Occupation: Laurus College Admissions 

                                                                                                                       

Kris Klicka

Age: 26

Hometown: San Diego, Calif., currently residing in Pismo

                    Beach, Calif.

Occupation: Insurance Agent

 

Relationship: Fiancée/Fiancé

Previous Season/Result: Season 14/8th Place

 

Why they're returning for "Unfinished Business": Amanda and Kris were unexpectedly u-turned in Siberia by Margie and Luke and were eliminated from the Race.

 



Jaime Edmondson

Age: 31

Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Occupation: Playboy Playmate

 

Cara Rosenthal                                                                                     

Age: 28

Hometown: Boca Raton, Fla.

Occupation: Government Relations Consultant/Law Student   

 

Relationship: Former NFL Cheerleaders/Teammates

Previous Season/Result: Season 14/2nd Place

 

Why they're returning for "Unfinished Business": During the final leg, Jaime and Cara fell victim to a bad taxi driver in Hawaii and lost to Tammy and Victor.

 

Herb Lang

Age: 34

Hometown: Brinkley, Ark.

Occupation: Harlem Globetrotters Basketball Player

 

Nate Lofton

Age: 29                                                                                               

Hometown: New Orleans, La.

Occupation: Harlem Globetrotters Basketball Player

 

Relationship: Harlem Globetrotters Teammates

Previous Season/Result: Season 15/4th Place

 

Why they're returning for "Unfinished Business": The Globetrotters incurred a four hour penalty in Prague after failing to complete a Roadblock, which cost them a spot in the final three.

 



Ron Hsu

Age: 61

Hometown: Tacoma, Wash.

Occupation: Vice President                                                                               

 

Christina Hsu

Age: 29

Hometown: Washington, D.C. 

Occupation: Consultant

 

Relationship: Father/Daughter

Previous Season/Result: Season 12/2nd Place

 

Why they're returning for "Unfinished Business": After struggling during their final leg in Alaska, Ron and Christina finished in 2nd place to TK and Rachel.

 

Kent Kaliber

Age: 35

Hometown: Louisville, Ky. currently residing in

                    Los Angeles, Calif. 

Occupation: Print and Runway Model

 

Vyxsin Fiala

Age: 32                                                                                                           

Hometown: Louisville, Ky. currently residing in

                    Los Angeles, Calif.

Occupation: Print and Runway Model

 

Relationship: Dating/Friends

Previous Season/Result: Season 12/5th Place

 

Why they're returning for "Unfinished Business": Kent and Vyxsin self-destructed in Italy and were unable to fight back to stay in the game.

 

 

Zev Glassenberg

Age: 28 

Hometown: Sherman Oaks, Calif. 

Occupation: Actor

 

Justin Kanew                                                                                                   
Age: 31

Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

Occupation: Film Producer

 

Relationship: Best friends

Previous Season/Result: Season 15/9th Place

 

Why they're returning for "Unfinished Business": Zev and Justin finished in 1st place during their Cambodia leg, but quickly discovered that they had lost their passport and would not be able to continue in the Race.

Margie Adams

Age: 53

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.

Occupation: RN, BSN, Clinical Research Associate                             

 

Luke Adams

Age: 25 

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Occupation: Motivational Speaker   

 

Relationship: Mother/Son

Previous Season/Result: Season 14/3rd Place

 

Why they're returning for "Unfinished Business": Margie and Luke entered the final challenge with a substantial lead, but quickly fell behind and finished in 3rd place.   

 



Mel White

Age: 70

Hometown: Lynchburg, Va.

Occupation: Writer and activist

 

Mike White                                                                                         

Age: 40

Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif. 

Occupation: Writer

 

Relationship: Father/Son

Previous Season/Result: Season 14/6th Place

 

Why they're returning for "Unfinished Business": Mike and Mel found themselves lost in Thailand courtesy of a bad taxi driver and were eliminated from the Race.

Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: apskip on January 19, 2011, 10:58:41 AM
Peach:

You are entitled to your expression of why specific AR18 teams did not win their original seasons, but I have a few elaborationsand differences to suggest:

Why they're returning for "Unfinished Business": Gary and Mallory were unable to avoid elimination after getting lost in Oman for over nine hours. - I agree
                                           
 Why they're returning for "Unfinished Business": LaKisha and Jennifer missed out on a spot in the final three by minutes after stopping to use the restroom in China. - Not true, as they reveal on the video (see my post of 10:29am today in the AR18 thread in the Contestants superthread) states; t hey were beaten because Jaime and Cara got a better dropoff by their taxi driver and were able to find the pit stop in back of  NIao Chao, Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Stadium
                                                           
Why they're returning for "Unfinished Business": Jet and Cord fell behind during the final leg and couldn't recover, which ultimately led to a 2nd place finish to winners Dan and Jordan. - the reason they fell behind was that Dan and Jordan were smarter in getting moved up to first class for an earlier exit of the plane on arrival into San Francisco International Airport

Why they're returning for "Unfinished Business": Amanda and Kris were unexpectedly u-turned in Siberia by Margie and Luke and were eliminated from the Race. - I agree, although you did not reveal that it was the first (and only so far) Blind U-turn.

Why they're returning for "Unfinished Business": During the final leg, Jaime and Cara fell victim to a bad taxi driver in Hawaii and lost to Tammy and Victor. - I agree totally with this

Why they're returning for "Unfinished Business": The Globetrotters incurred a four hour penalty in Prague after failing to complete a Roadblock, which cost them a spot in the final three. - I agree; Big Easy could not compute that there were only 24 possible combinations and discover that Franz was the only name that made sense.

Why they're returning for "Unfinished Business": After struggling during their final leg in Alaska, Ron and Christina finished in 2nd place to TK and Rachel. -yes, but the reason was that Christina was slower than Rachel in the final Memory Challenge ROADB

Why they're returning for "Unfinished Business": Kent and Vyxsin self-destructed in Italy and were unable to fight back to stay in the game. - they made a bad mistake in not U-turning the only team behind them (Nathan and Jennifer) at the Kabutar Khana in Mumbai when they got to the deciding U-turn ahead of them but did not know that

Why they're returning for "Unfinished Business": Zev and Justin finished in 1st place during their Cambodia leg, but quickly discovered that they had lost their passport and would not be able to continue in the Race. -  I agree

Why they're returning for "Unfinished Business": Margie and Luke entered the final challenge with a substantial lead, but quickly fell behind and finished in 3rd place. - they did get to the Surfboard Fence Memory Challenge with a substantial lead and they still had it after Luke had placed 9 of the 11 surfboards; his inability to get the last two right gave the lead and season victory to Tammy and Victor
                                             
Why they're returning for "Unfinished Business": Mike and Mel found themselves lost in Thailand courtesy of a bad taxi driver and were eliminated from the Race. -  I agree
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on January 19, 2011, 11:07:38 AM
That is not MY impression...it is the official CBS reveal impression from them, not me. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: apskip on January 19, 2011, 11:17:14 AM
Peach:

I could see that later when I went to the www.hitflix.com link provided by NumfarPTB and they stated 'Why CBS says they're returning for Unfinished Business':
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: RealityFreakWill on January 19, 2011, 11:45:47 AM
The Amazing Race 18 - Meet The Teams

Meet the teams of The Amazing Race 18 'Unfinished Business.' The Amazing Race premieres Sunday, Feb. 20 at 8/7c only on CBS!

Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: guacamole300 on January 19, 2011, 12:00:59 PM
and if I remember correctly, Michale & Louie Blind U-turned Joe & Heide... so Amanda & Kris's Blind U-Turn isn't the only one so far... (though I can see why you overlooked Season 16's as most of us want to forget that season! lol)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Kiwi Jay on January 19, 2011, 12:25:45 PM
Cant see it, for not being in USA! Someone please upload to another channel!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Prophet on January 19, 2011, 12:49:04 PM
Can you see this?

Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Kiwi Jay on January 19, 2011, 01:01:46 PM
Nope, incorrect geographic reason. Need a YouTube one!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on January 19, 2011, 01:10:49 PM
So search for one on YouTube...There should be a CBS one. I'll help tonight when I get home.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Kiwi Jay on January 19, 2011, 01:19:41 PM
CBS Youtube one, is also not available outside your geo-region...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Zvarri on January 19, 2011, 01:32:48 PM
CBS is so anal.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Kiwi Jay on January 19, 2011, 01:38:21 PM
Happens with other videos in US region, not to mention the rest of the world, hell even New Zealand does it, idk why!  :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Prophet on January 19, 2011, 01:40:10 PM
CBS Youtube one, is also not available outside your geo-region...

Don't worry too much, you're not really missing anything. It's just some of the teams talking about why they "deserve" another chance.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Kiwi Jay on January 19, 2011, 02:00:31 PM
Always nice to see, Prophet. I'm sure it'll be out soon!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: mjriches2005 on January 20, 2011, 01:20:13 AM
They started in Palm Springs? That's an unexpected twist. That probably explains why we had no starting line spoilers. While I haven't been there in about 20 years, Palm Springs is more spread out and even more laid back than Los Angeles. I wonder if they had to drive all the way to LAX or if they taken there by bus or van once flights had been assigned.

Watching them measure Liechtenstein on a moped should be interesting.



Palm Springs is about 100miles from Los Angeles its around a 2hr drive by car/bus/van/ect.  United Express flies between Palm Springs and Los Angeles but I don't see them doing that.  But were the teams at the gate area or check-in counter at LAX Airport?  I am glad Liechtenstein will finally be visited and it all sounds too exciting.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on January 20, 2011, 09:49:10 PM
Bertram on TAR 18:

Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on January 20, 2011, 09:56:47 PM
Phil on TAR 18 and HD:

Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Prophet on January 22, 2011, 03:50:18 PM
On the CBS online schedule, one can see fifteen days in advance. By this logic, we should be able to see the title of the premiere by Feb 5.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: theschnauzers on January 22, 2011, 04:34:50 PM
Odds are some of us will have access to that information via our cable/satellite providers up to one or two days before that if last season is any guide. :)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Prophet on January 22, 2011, 05:30:20 PM
Odds are some of us will have access to that information via our cable/satellite providers up to one or two days before that if last season is any guide. :)

I guess someone should be on the lookout then.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: apskip on January 23, 2011, 12:53:24 PM
The comments by Bertram can Munster can be applied equally well across the board to Top Chef 8 All-Stars, which is also a season with primarily the top non-winners and other favorites who are all very talented.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: banzai on January 30, 2011, 05:09:48 AM
(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/7367/tar18pic02.jpg)

(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/6411/tar18pic01.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: banzai on January 30, 2011, 05:27:25 AM

The Amazing Race Game  :jam:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: banzai on January 30, 2011, 06:35:09 AM
(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/1693/philtheride.jpg) (http://img442.imageshack.us/i/philtheride.jpg/)

PHIL KEOGHAN, HOST OF CBS' "THE AMAZING RACE," IS COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU!


Phil Keoghan will embark on a 10-city tour starting Feb. 3 in Los Angeles and culminating on Feb. 18 in New York City to promote the launch of the new season of THE AMAZING RACE: UNFINISHED BUSINESS, which premieres Sunday, Feb. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. For the first time, the Emmy Award-winning series will be broadcast in HD.


THE AMAZING RACE: UNFINISHED BUSINESS will feature 11 former Teams who fell short of winning the $1 million prize during their first Race and are returning for another chance. Fan favorites such as the Globetrotters, the Cowboys and the Goths are coming back for another trek around the globe.


During his upcoming tour, Keoghan will also host screenings of hisfeature-length documentary, "The Ride," which follows his 3,500-mile bike ride that he took from Los Angeles to New York City. Joining him on this grueling, 40-day adventure were his wingman Ben,best friend Scott, his father and a former California Highway Patrolman. His mission was simple: to test his 41-year-old mind and body like never before.

Keoghan's coast-to-coast journey also generated more than $500,000 for the National MS Society through local outreach and the support of GNC.


"The Ride" can now be seen on the big screen: Regal Theatres is hosting screenings of the documentary in the following 10 cities, with all proceeds being donated to the National MS Society:


Thursday, Feb 3: Los Angeles, Calif.

Regal Cinemas LA Live Stadium 14

1000 W. Olympic Blvd.

Los Angeles, Calif. 90015

213 763-6070


Monday, February 7: Denver, Colo.

UA Denver Pavilions 15

500 16th St.

Denver, Colo. 80202

(303) 454-9086


Tuesday, Feb 8 – Minneapolis, Minn.

Regal Eagan 16

2055 Cliff Road

Eagan, Minn. 55122

(651) 452-8329


Wednesday, Feb. 9 – St. Louis, MO.

Regal St. Louis Mills Stadium 18 & IMAX

5555 St Louis Mills Blvd Suite 525

Hazelwood, Miss. 63042

(314) 227-5500


Thursday, Feb. 10 – Chicago, Ill.

Regal City North Stadium 14

2600 North Western Avenue

Chicago, Ill. 60647

(773) 342-1763


Friday, Feb 11 - Pittsburgh, Pa.

Southside Works Cinema

425 Cinema Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15203


Sunday, Feb 13 – Philadelphia, Pa.

UA King Of Prussia Stadium 16 & IMAX

300 Goddard Blvd

King Of Prussia, Pa. 19406

(610) 337-0282


Wednesday, Feb 16 – Boston, Mass.

Regal Fenway Stadium 13 & RPX

201 Brookline Ave

Boston, Mass. 02215

(617) 424-6111


Thursday, Feb 17 – Dallas, Texas

UA Galaxy Stadium 10

11801 McCree Road

Dallas, Texas 75238

(214) 343-9622


Friday, Feb 18 – New York, N.Y.

Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX

247 W. 42nd St.

New York, N.Y. 10036

(212) 840-7761
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: theschnauzers on January 30, 2011, 11:40:40 AM

The Amazing Race Game  :jam:

It was nice to hear the original TAR theme arraignment, down to the very last BOMP!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on January 30, 2011, 01:42:10 PM
Thanks for the updates Banzai!

More on the Wii games can be found here:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,21057.0.html

And we are discussing The Ride here:
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18596.0.html

and the upcoming opening THEATER TOUR here:
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,24625.0.html
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: AmazingRace on January 30, 2011, 07:08:45 PM
Thanks Banzai!  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on February 01, 2011, 01:02:36 AM
Survivor article that mentions RFF and the TAR spoilers:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23348.msg587641.html#msg587641
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Prophet on February 02, 2011, 04:38:44 PM
Odds are some of us will have access to that information via our cable/satellite providers up to one or two days before that if last season is any guide. :)

Has anyone discovered the title of the premier yet?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on February 02, 2011, 05:37:04 PM
You'll know when someone does.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on February 16, 2011, 07:53:04 AM
HDTV Catches Up With The Amazing Race
By Swanni

Washington, D.C. (February 16, 2011) -- The Amazing Race, the adventure-reality show, returns to CBS this Sunday after facing its most difficult obstacle -- High-Definition TV.

The show, which will begin its 18th season at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, will air in high-def for the first time. Philly.com reports that show host Phil Keoghan says viewers have been demanding the switch for some time.

"A lot of people have said to me, 'I just don't understand. If there's any show that lends itself to being in HD, it's 'The Amazing Race," Keoghan told the web site.

But Keoghan adds that filming in HD created a number of logistical problems during the 18th season.

"The thing that everybody has to understand is that shooting a show like Amazing Race...is nothing like shooting a show like American Idol," he told Philly.com. "If something breaks (on Idol), somebody gets on the phone and they call over to somebody in the Valley and within 30 minutes, there's a replacement.

"(But) we're in Bangladesh. It's not like you can just go down to the local TV station and pick up a piece of equipment that will necessarily be, say, HD...I've been working with HD since 2003 on all other projects...but none of them have had the same logistical challenges (as The Amazing Race.)"

Keoghan said this season, which has already been filmed, did not make significant changes to the storyline because of HD. But he acknowledges there had to be some "compromises."

"You don't sacrifice story, but you will sacrifice, or make compromises, with equipment," he said.

The show used Sony XDCAMs to record to Blu-ray high-def disc, the host said.

http://www.tvpredictions.com/amazing021611.htm
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on February 16, 2011, 12:01:56 PM
By DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang, Ap Entertainment Writer – 50 mins ago
LOS ANGELES – "The Amazing Race" host Phil Keoghan is glad he'll never be asked this question ever again: Why isn't the race broadcast in high definition?

After years of sticking to standard definition, CBS' around-the-world competition expands to HD for the first time Sunday with an "Unfinished Business" edition starring former contestants.

"For a long time, people have said to me that they couldn't believe we weren't in HD," said Keoghan. "For me, it was just very frustrating because I didn't disagree with them. I think if there's any show on prime-time network television that lends itself to HD, it's 'The Amazing Race.' It screams for HD, and it's been screaming for HD for a long time."

Several other reality TV shows have been broadcast in HD for years. (CBS' "Survivor" upgraded to HD in 2009.) After years of blaming the expense and challenge of using HD equipment on the road, "Amazing Race" producers made the change for the 18th season, promising crisp images of racers climbing a glacier in Switzerland and interacting with animals in China.


The switcheroo is striking in the premiere episode when 11 teams of veteran contestants who have never won the show's $1 million grand prize set off from a wind farm in Palm Springs, Calif., for sunny Sydney, Australia, where the challenges include diving into a murky shark tank and navigating a 16-foot skiff along the glistening Manly Cove.

"Visually, it will be a much richer show," promised executive producer Bertram van Munster. "We're glad that CBS gave us the greenlight to do this in HD. We didn't do so bad in the regular format. We won the Emmy for best reality television cinematography, but now we can go a little further with our new modern technology on those big beautiful flatscreens."

The move to HD didn't dictate this season's course, said van Munster, which

"I think one of the great aspects of this race is all the stark contrasts," said Keoghan. "For example, going from Varanasi to Zermatt, you've got this hot, colorful place in Asia then a very cold, snowy place in Europe. The teams that were racing through those countries were able to see the extreme differences, and we're able to show that off in HD."

Several game-changing twists return for the "Unfinished Business" edition. In the premiere, Keoghan informs the players that the last team to arrive on the mat will automatically face a U-turn, forcing the duo to perform both Detour challenges, while first-place finishers will receive the Express Pass, allowing a team to skip one task during the race.

On the first leg, alliances form when friends Justin Kanew and Zev Glassenberg give up a clue to struggling Nathaniel "Big Easy" Lofton and Herbert "Flight Time" Lang, the Harlem Globetrotters who competed with them on the 15th season, but Kanew dismisses 14th season vets Margie and Luke Adams, and Jaime Edmondson and Cara Rosenthal when they ask for help.

"We're very aware that five of these teams know each other from competing on the same season," said Kanew during an interview before the race began last November. "Zev and I have definitely talked about it. There might be a natural alliance with them, especially in the beginning before we get to know them. Luckily, none of those teams scare us."

Other racers from the 14th edition include sisters LaKisha and Jen Hoffman, engaged couple Amanda Blackledge and Kris Klicka, and father and son Mel and Mike White. Dating couple Kent Kaliber and Vyxsin Fiala and father and daughter Ron and Christina Hsu hail from the 12th season, while cowboy brothers Jet and Cord McCoy are the only team from the 16th season.

Gary and Mallory Erwin skipped their season finale party in New York to be able to run "The Amazing Race" back to back. The father and daughter duo from the 17th installment only had a few months of downtime before heading back around the globe. Mallory joked before the race began last year that she and her father "still had our bags packed."

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Post by: Prophet on February 16, 2011, 12:26:34 PM
What a find, Peach! :hearts: :jumpy:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on February 16, 2011, 01:02:21 PM
Not mine...thanks to gl14 who found it! I just copied it over from the location thread!
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Post by: chill_sd on February 16, 2011, 04:09:12 PM
By DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang, Ap Entertainment Writer –

In the premiere, Keoghan informs the players that the last team to arrive on the mat will automatically face a U-turn, forcing the duo to perform both Detour challenges, while first-place finishers will receive the Express Pass, allowing a team to skip one task during the race.
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This sounds like it must be for the NEL legs (or maybe just for the first TBC), otherwise, what sense does it make to send the last team back to do a detour when they are already last?
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Post by: DrRox on February 16, 2011, 05:28:43 PM
Lots of posibilities........it could mean to do the U Turn, at the first detour they come too......
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Post by: Prophet on February 16, 2011, 05:58:34 PM
Or it could be that they have to do the first Uturn they come to. Or like Joab was saying, they choose when to do it (although I like this idea I think it is less probable than one of the other two options.)

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what sense does it make to send the last team back to do a detour when they are already last?

I am sure they will not do that.

Sorry if we are going down a spec trail here.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Dånooky on February 17, 2011, 08:44:49 PM
From ABC News
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=12931037

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[...]In the premiere, Keoghan informs the players that the last team to arrive on the mat will automatically face a U-turn, forcing the duo to perform both Detour challenges, while first-place finishers will receive the Express Pass, allowing a team to skip one task during the race.[...]
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on February 18, 2011, 04:37:52 AM
02/18/11 - 12:11 AM]
Interview: "The Amazing Race" Host Phil Keoghan
By Jim Halterman (TFC)

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While the challenge with any long-running series is to find a fresh, inventive angle for every new crop of episodes, CBS's reality competition series "The Amazing Race" looks to the past this time around for its 18th cycle. Subtitled 'Unfinished Business,' previous contestants from the past 17 seasons who came close to winning their respective race but failed for whatever reason come back for another try at winning a million dollars in the always exciting race around the world.

In Sunday night's 18th season premiere, the eleven familiar teams start in Palm Springs, California but don't stay Stateside long before they're heading to other parts of the world with U-turns, Speed Bumps, difficult challenges and, of course, each other getting in the way. Series host Phil Keoghan previewed the new season earlier this week for our Jim Halterman and shared just how much of an advantage the returning teams have, if he's still surprised at what unfolds on the Race and details on the just-released documentary of his momentous 2009 bike ride across the United States to raise money and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis research.

Jim Halterman: With so many great teams over the years, how did you ever decide who would come back for this 'Unfinished Business' season?

Phil Keoghan: I think the audience picked because they really told us who they liked the most through the feedback that we got on fan pages and websites and even the people that I get asked about the most. Then we picked in terms of the stories that we felt were strongest and related to the idea of 'unfinished business.' The teams that had stories that were the most captivating when it came to teams that had u-turns, teams that got lost, teams that came very close, teams that took the wrong pee-break and teams that were harboring a lot of regrets and woulda-coulda-shoulda in their experience from being on the Race so that's really how it came about.

JH: Do you feel that these teams had much of an advantage because they'd done it before? From what I've seen so far, you still see mistakes being made, the clashing of personalities, etc...

PK: I think it's definitely an advantage to have done the Race before so that puts them on equal footing but what it does is also increase the level of competition because now you're competing against teams that are more savvy so you can't afford to slip up. You really have to be on top of it. When you've got that many teams out there who have done it before and they know how everything works you really can't afford to make any mistakes at all.

JH: Any teams from the past you wanted to get for this season but didn't?

PK: I would have loved to have had the Home Shopping team (from Season 17) come back again but they weren't available. There were lots of teams that I would have loved to have come back. I would have loved to have another 10 teams! In the end, we had to make some pretty tough choices about who's going to come back and those teams couldn't wait to come back so we were very lucky.

JH: What's different this time around? Any new twists in the game?

PK: Right out of the gate, we added a challenge that shocked them and really had consequences not just in the first leg but the following leg. That was crucial and a key moment because you're now racing with some extra baggage with you. Also, rather than add new elements we made sure to amp [the existing elements] up and challenge them more since we knew they'd done it before. The challenges were pretty taxing and we heard from the teams. Some of them made it pretty clear that they thought this race was tougher and they didn't remember it being this hard the last time they were on.  I just said 'Listen, you want to come back and get a second chance we're not going to hand this out. Second chances don't come easy. If you want to be here and run against these other teams, you're going to have to work for it. This is 'The Amazing Race' and it will tax you.'

JH: I'd consider most of the returning teams as nice teams but do we see some villainous behavior come out in the course of this season?

PK: Yeah, I think that you've got a lot of great potential for that kind of behavior. Like with Ron, is he going to revert back to his old behavior when he ran the race [in Season 12] - he probably had one of the biggest personality transformations on the air ever - but is he going to revert back to his old ways now that he's in a race and under pressure? I think anytime you amp things up the way we have and you put people out on the road to race and they get closer and closer to the idea of winning the race you're definitely going to have tension and interesting strategies. As the race continues, there are a couple of teams that alienate themselves from the others because of their competitiveness and because of certain choices they made in terms of what information they wanted to share or not share so it's pretty intense and it gets more and more as the race goes on.

JH: You've been through this so many times, Phil, but were you surprised by anything you saw this season?

PK: I'm always surprised because I'm not very good at picking who's going to do well and I would venture to say pretty much everyone on the production team is the same. We're constantly surprised and I think that's one of the key ingredients for why the Race works is that the viewer never really has a chance to work out what's going to happen. It's not a predictable competition where you have a track record for a team or a particular player and you're able to anticipate who is going to do well. In this Race, the lead changed a lot, the key players changed a lot...it's definitely surprising and the eventual teams racing to the finish line at the end was an interesting mix as to how they got there. There are a lot of teams that went from right at the back to right to the front and that happened a lot. I would think 'There's no way they're going to make it now. The writing is on the wall for them' and then miraculously they'd come back fighting back again. I love that. I've never been good at predicting the race and I hope I never am. If I were ever able to pick [the winner] it would mean that something in the race wasn't working. There would be something missing if I could predict it.

JH: Do you think the ultimate winner is truly the best player or is it sometimes just a game of chance?

PK: No, I do think that every winner that we've had even back to Flo and Zack [in Season 3] when Paul was ready to give up on the last leg and then they ended up winning - I do think chance plays into it but I think in the end chance can only get you so far. The team that crosses the finish line first is absolutely the team that has been the most consistent as a team in terms of how they've tackled the navigation, the travel choices, the detour choices and how they've tackled new and interesting road blocks. Chance is absolutely a factor but ultimately you don't get to the finish line and win 'The Amazing Race' by chance.

JH: What makes a location an ideal location for this season? Is there a criteria a spot has to meet?

PK: Ultimately, the network signs off on the final route but I think it's always about where have we not been? What have we not done? What would be really interesting? And what's going to grab attention? The great thing about our show is the background is always different. You never see the same thing on the race. A lot of shows go back to the same set or the same type of environment - they're in a house or they're in a studio - and the backdrop doesn't change. The thing that's really exciting for me is that we're finally in HD. It's definitely going to add another layer to the show that I think will only draw more viewers because for a long time viewers have always said "'We love seeing the world through the lense of 'The Amazing Race'" and this time it's wider and it's more defined.

JH: The documentary of your ride across America in 2009 really shows what an amazing journey you had. How can people see "The Ride?"

PK: We've been working with Regal Cinemas around the country and they've been so incredibly generous. They gave us 10 theaters around the country and allowed us to provide 100% off the box office to MS. We sold out in LA and they automatically gave me a second theater and that sold out. We sold out in Denver and they gave me a bigger 450-seat theater. We sold out in every single location around the country. You can download it from the links that are on my website, www.NoOpportunityWasted.com or on ITunes and from Amazon. We're spreading the film out as much as we can. It was a labor of love and all self-funded and taken two years to complete and so far we've gotten some great feedback, which are also on the website. It was the hardest thing I've ever done, without a doubt.

 

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Post by: georgiapeach on February 18, 2011, 05:13:29 AM
Fan favorite also-rans come back to 'Race'
Friday, February 18, 2011
By Rob Owen, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


CBS's "The Amazing Race" returns this weekend (8 p.m. Sunday, KDKA-TV) for its first HD season and its second "all-star" edition, this time using the moniker "Unfinished Business" because none of the returning teams won the race in the past.

"It was a clever choice to go with teams that the audience has shown the most interest in, teams who have a woulda-coulda-shoulda attitude about their last experience on the race and to capitalize on that hunger and energy," said host/supervising producer Phil Keoghan in a phone interview earlier this week. "We didn't want this to be the same as 'All-Stars,' so I think it was a better choice to go for story over success."

Returning teams include "the cowboys" (brothers Jet and Cord McCoy from Ada, Okla.), sisters LaKisha and Jennifer Hoffman, engaged couple Amanda Blackledge and Kris Klicka, former NFL cheerleaders Jaime Edmondson and Cara Rosenthal, Harlem Globetrotters players Nate Lofton and Herb Lang, "goth couple" Kent Kaliber and Vyxsin Fiala, and deaf motivational speaker Luke Adams and his mom, Margie.

Mr. Keoghan said his relationship with the teams is different in "The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business" because he has a history with them from past seasons.

"I have the knowledge of what they said the last time, things that were revealed to me when they were on the last time, and I can use that plus new information about what's transpired since the race began," he said. "It allows me to dig a little deeper."

He also gets to tease teams a little more easily, particularly when teams reach a pit stop in Sunday's season premiere that begins in Palm Springs, Calif., before racing to Sydney, Australia.

"There's a familiarity that allows me to tweak them even more because I know them and I can call them on things," Mr. Keoghan said. He said one of the most interesting stories this season will be to see if domineering dad Ron Hsu will go easier on his daughter, Christina, this time around.

"Has his behavior really changed since the last race or will he revert to his old pattern of behavior because of the pressure of the race?" Mr. Keoghan asked.


The show's casting directors came up with which past contestants were willing and available to return for another run on the show, and Mr. Keoghan credits CBS CEO Leslie Moonves for his involvement ("He has a phenomenal ability to pick talent; he's very hands on"). Mr. Keoghan got involved once potential teams were whittled down to about 25 and weighed in until the final 11 teams were chosen.

"There were a lot of teams I would like to have seen on, although I do think the teams we got are the best," he said. "I think if there's one other [past] team I would love to see again it's Brook and Claire," who were featured in last fall's edition and became infamous after Claire got hit in the face with a watermelon. Mr. Keoghan said they had prior commitments and could not participate this time. But he's pleased that the teams picked have strong backstories. "You can't beat Zev and Justin, who lost a passport, and Keisha and Jen, who took a bad pee break. These are the teams fans talk about the most, and they have unfinished business. They're all popular and all want a second chance."[/b

]Mr. Keoghan was in Pittsburgh last week to premiere "The Ride," a documentary film about his 2009 cross-country bike ride.

"It was very important for us to come to Pittsburgh and we specifically came because of the support GNC, a local Pittsburgh company, has given us," he said, adding that the screening at SouthSide Works was "absolutely packed."

The film can be seen online with a link to its Amazon rental/purchase page through Mr. Keoghan's NoOpportunityWasted.com website.

"Most of my career I've made television, and this is my first time involved in making something for the big screen," he said. "It's quite exhilarating."



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Post by: LoveRocked on February 18, 2011, 07:11:19 PM
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Can losing contestants win 'The Amazing Race' an eighth Emmy?

Last year, the seven-year winning streak of "The Amazing Race" at the Emmy Awards was halted when "Top Chef" won Best Reality Competition Series. That this CBS staple lost was a surprise in itself but that it was not beaten by ratings powerhouse "American Idol" came as the real shocker.  That hugely popular talent show had never won this award but was thought to have its strongest entry ever with the season finale that included a surprisingly touching tribute to departing judge Simon Cowell.
For its 18th edition which begins Sunday, "The Amazing Race" is bringing back 11 teams that fell short of the finish line. Dubbing the season "Unfinished Business," executive producer Bertram van Munster explained to Craig Tomashoff of TV Guide, "We're giving people a second chance. It's the American way."
All of the returning teams made costly errors along the route and are looking for redemption. When it came to deciding which of the also-rans to include, producers only went back as far as the 12th installment  in 2007 so as not to make it too difficult for viewers to remember them. Five of the teams hail from the 14th cycle including ultra-competitive mother and son Margie and Luke Adams, sisters Jen and LaKisha Hoffman whose bathroom break cost them a place in the final three, and actor/director Mike White and his father Mel.
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 18, 2011, 08:54:19 PM
Amazing Race: Phil Keoghan Explains Why These 11 Teams Have Unfinished Business

Feb 18, 2011 01:07 PM ET
by Joyce Eng

It's time to hit the road again on The Amazing Race — with plenty of familiar faces. The CBS reality hit returns Sunday with 11 veteran teams who had never won before to settle, as the season's subtitle says, some Unfinished Business.

"These are teams that have been so incredibly popular that it was an opportunity to bring back some favorite teams that have favorite stories," host Phil Keoghan tells TVGuide.com. "They're teams that have really been walking around with the 'woulda, coulda, shoulda' ever since they got kicked off. It's like, enough moaning; come back and give it another shot and no more excuses."

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But casting Unfinished Business — the show's second all-star outing after Season 11 — was as hard as designing the Race itself. For one, Season 13 wound up not being represented at all, even though fan favorites Toni and Dallas, who lost their passports, seemed like shoo-ins. "It really comes down to whether you think that story of theirs is really stronger than that of anyone we've got," Keoghan says. "There are a lot of other teams, but I feel pretty confident that the teams we've got have the best stories and the best motivation for coming back."

So why are these 11 also-rans the cream of the crop? Keoghan explains the show's picks below.

Ronald and Christina — Season 12, 2nd place
Last we saw them: Christina got stuck on the final memory task, costing them the lead and the chance to become the first parent-child team winners.
Why they deserve a second chance: Many remember Ron's explosive personality and constant belittling of his daughter, which he toned down as Season 12 winded up. "Ron, in my opinion, probably went through the biggest transformation on the Race," Keoghan says. "He was quite humbled by the experience. You dream for transformation in a character. But how much residual behavior is still left? I was interested to see what would happen when they're under pressure again. You'll see, under pressure, some of those old traits come to the surface again. Then, it's how do they move forward? Did they learn from the past?"

Kent and Vyxin — Season 12, 5th place
Last we saw them: Already handicapped with a Speed Bump, they unwisely U-Turned a team that was in front of them in India, rendering it void.
Why they deserve a second chance: Well, they're pink Goths! "People always ask what they need to do to get on The Amazing Race. I always use Kent and Vyxin as an example," Keoghan says. "They epitomized what we're looking for, but they illustrate we don't know what we're looking for. Their personalities are also the antithesis of what you'd expect to come from people who dress as Goths." Keoghan also has a special connection with them: Kent's dad recently died from multiple sclerosis, and the couple came out for Keoghan on his bicycle ride across the United States in support of MS. Keoghan's journey is documented in his new film, The Ride, which features Kent, Vyxin and his dad. "They love the idea that their dad lives on in the film. A huge part of it was for them to run the Race again in memory of him."

Margie and Luke — Season 14, 3rd place
Last we saw them: Die-hard Race fan Luke couldn't identify two surfboard photos on the final memory task, preventing him from being the first deaf winner.
Why they deserve a second chance: "Luke's one of those characters that people love or hate, and that makes for good TV. He's vindictive and will do whatever it takes to win," Keoghan says, referring to the mother-son duo's ruthless tactics in Season 14. And of course, he has another chance to make history as the show's first deaf winner. "I always wonder if their communication is stronger because they pay attention to each other. They won the first leg in Season 14 and that was a wake-up call to everyone else."

Amanda and Kris — Season 14, 8th place
Last we saw them: They fell victim to Margie and Luke's blind U-Turn, which stung even more because Amanda claims Margie told them she and Luke wouldn't U-Turn anyone.
Why they deserve a second chance: The couple, now engaged, gets to face off with their nemeses again. "Kris admitted that he's extremely competitive," Keoghan says. "Young couples are interesting to watch because they're usually not that worldly. It's like watching kids trying to be grown-ups. You're going to see that right out of the gate." Speaking of right out of the gate, Keoghan promises twists on game elements to keep everyone on their toes — the first of which comes at the Pit Start. "They're back for a second time and we don't want them to ever feel like they know what's going to happen."

LaKisha and Jen — Season 14, 4th place
Last we saw them: They took an ill-timed bathroom break just steps away from the Pit Stop.
Why they deserve a second chance: Pee break aside, the sisters' other notorious moment was a meltdown over a water task because neither of them could swim. "They were interesting because they're two strong, athletic women and you find out they can't swim. Then you realize they're really vulnerable and they looked like two little girls there," Keoghan says. So have they learned to swim since — and is there another water task? "You know there's always going to be air, land and sea in whatever we get them to do. Let's just say if they're smart, they would've come back with a few more tricks."

Mel and Mike — Season 14, 6th place
Last we saw them: A cabbie erroneously drove them to a beach in Thailand in search of a gorilla statue, when it was in fact at the zoo.
Why they deserve a second chance: Because age is just a number. "Mel's 70. He's one of the oldest team members ever, but he's a fit 70," Keoghan says. "Age is never a measure of people's ability. There are plenty of young people who are not fit." And unlike a lot of parent-child relationships seen on the Race, this one is void of any drama. "It's a wonderful relationship. Mike almost fathers his father. You'll see a lot of that for sure."

Jaime and Cara — Season 14, 2nd place
Last we saw them: They suffered some bad taxi luck when their cabbie got lost and stopped for gas in the finale, foiling their goal to become the show's first all-female winners (Season 17's Nat and Kat have since accomplished that feat.)
Why they deserve a second chance: Every show needs a villain. With their competitive and aggressive attitudes, the former NFL cheerleaders earned a "mean girls" label. "Jaime, man, you do not want to get in a fight with her!" Keoghan says. "She is feisty. She tells it like it is and she has no qualms about it." And with Race airing in high-definition for the first time, the ladies can show off the hair that matches their fiery 'tude. "The hair this year is flaming! These redheads are back," Keoghan says. "Let me tell you, that HD really brings out the red. There might be a lot of orders for that color."

Justin and Zev — Season 15, 9th place
Last we saw them: The best buddies were eliminated when Justin discovered he lost Zev's passport — after they arrived first at the Pit Stop.
Why they deserve a second chance: "It was so sad when they got eliminated," Keoghan says. "They were just unlucky. They're a team that definitely deserved a second chance because they're strong enough to win. There's no doubt about it. They were definitely more calculated this time. They come out the gate strong."

Flight Time and Big Easy — Season 15, 4th place
Last we saw them: The Harlem Globetrotters opted to incur a four-hour penalty after Big Easy gave up on unscrambling... "Franz."
Why they deserve a second chance: Who doesn't want to redeem themselves after that? "Everyone knows they're strong Racers. [Taking the penalty] was a bad choice, but I also don't know if Big Easy was ever going to unscramble it," Keoghan says. "It's hard for people to understand what's happening to teams — their brains are fried at that point. I think even the choice to take the penalty wasn't done with a lot of thought." And it forced Keoghan to sleep on the street on a mat. "They kept me waiting at the Pit Stop all night. I saw the sun set; I saw the sun rise. As soon as I saw them [this season], I said, 'Don't keep me waiting on the mat again!'"

Jet and Cord — Season 16, 2nd place
Last we saw them: Eventual winners Dan and Jordan cut in front of them at the airport and then pulled further ahead when they moved up to first class.
Why they deserve a second chance: As Keoghan says, the cowboys/brothers were the "obvious choice" to return, given their popularity, aw-shucks-ness and never-say-die attitude. "They struck a chord, no pun intended. Actually, I did intend it!" Keoghan jokes. "I think they represent something that is so Americana and so warm. You watch them and go, 'Man, I wouldn't mind going and having a beer with those guys.' They're just down-to-earth. My favorite part of them was that they always had the cowboy hats on. Bungee-jumping with the hats on? C'mon! I have only good things to say about them."

Gary and Mallory — Season 17, 6th place
Last we saw them: They drove around for nine hours in Oman, thanks to an imprecise map.
Why they deserve a second chance: "I just don't think we could've done this without their story," Keoghan says of the perky Miss Kentucky 2009 and her MacGyver-like dad, who filmed two seasons in one calendar year. "You wait until you see Mallory on this first leg — some of the lines she comes up with. She is just a bundle of energy. She really does exemplify why I love Racers who come on and really embrace the opportunity. I got a huge kick of seeing her on the show. And Gary can do anything! It's such a cool connection they have. It's so grassroots."


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Post by: theschnauzers on February 18, 2011, 09:11:31 PM
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TV Review: "The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business"

By Marisa Guthrie Marisa Guthrie – 45 mins ago

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – As CBS' "Amazing Race" heads into its 18th season - this time returning teams from previous seasons back for some "Unfinished Business" - reasons for the show's enduring popularity are on full display. Part travelogue, part social experiment, "Amazing Race" has always risen above the fetid dysfunction that plagues the reality genre. (This is a big part of why the show has seven Emmys.) Sure, there is a measure of predictability to the "Amazing Race" by now: someone will recount a story of overcoming adversity while cheesy inspirational music plays in the background; by episode two at least one team will have a blow-out fight; eye-roll inducing product placement (".... climb into one of the Ford Focus cars waiting for you...," host Phil Keoghan says helpfully in the opening minutes of episode one).

But the show works because it's about something: a test of wit and brawn and teamwork coupled with stunning video that will be broadcast for the first time in HD. (It's about time, if ever there was a show that cried out for the stunning clarity of HD it's "The Amazing Race." And now the producers will get their money's worth for all of those expensive aerial shots.)

This time the show enlists losers from season's past for a second chance at the show's $1 million prize money. Repeat performances are nothing new for reality competition shows. ("Race" mounted an All-Stars edition in 2007.) But it does give fans someone to root for - or against. And many fan favorites are back including "cowboys" Jet and Cord McCoy (season 16), sisters LaKisha and Jennifer Hoffman (season 14), Gary Ervin and his daughter Mallory, Miss Kentucky and Miss America runner-up (season 17); erstwhile NFL cheerleaders Jaime Edmondson and Cara Rosenthal (season 14); "goth couple" Kent Kaliber and Vyxsin Fiala (season 12); Margie Adams and her son Luke, who is hearing impaired; and Harlem Globetrotters Nate "Big Easy" Lofton and Herb "Flight Time" Lang (season 12), among others.

The race begins in the Palm Springs, CA wind farm and hop scotches to Sydney, Australia where teams have to swim with real sharks; tiny Lichtenstein, where they must measure the length of the country on motorized bicycles; and Tokyo, Japan where they endure the freezing waters from Mount Fuji as part of a spiritual retreat.

As usual, the cross-continent "Race" is part popularity contest, part behavior lab and adrenaline will build as the race progresses and team members and contestants increasingly wear on each other's nerves. In the first installment, best friends Zev Glassenberg and Justin Kanew (season 12) telegraph their affinity for Big Easy and Flight Time by sporting Harlem Globetrotter T-shirts. (Big Easy and Flight Time are clad head-to-toe in Globetrotter regalia.) So when the duo falls behind, Glassenberg and Kanew give them an answer to a riddle in order to advance to the next clue. Other teams also help one another, but no one helps the cowboys, who are left to solve the riddle on their own, sweat accumulating on brows furrowed underneath ten-gallon hats. If it's a bit predictable that's a small quibble for a reality show that doesn't make you feel like you need a Silkwood shower. And that's the secret to ,Amazing Race's, success; its escapist fun with a relatable hook. It's your summer camp scavenger hunt with a multi-million dollar budget. Who doesn't watch this show and think, I could easily win the $1 million booty if only I could take a couple months off of work?

(Editing by Zorianna Kit)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on February 19, 2011, 08:44:58 PM
EXCLUSIVE!
Phil Keoghan Talks The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' "Sneaky" Teams
by Drusilla Moorhouse

 
 It's a good thing The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business contestants don't have to compete against their host, Phil Keoghan. Even though they've all raced before, he would surely beat them all and win the million-dollar prize himself. Why? Because he's a badass. Phil just rode across America to raise money for MS—his bicycle journey from Los Angeles to New York City is documented in a new feature film, The Ride. Phil took time out of his movie premiere tour to dish on this season's familiar faces, what new challenges we can expect, and who he'd pick as his partner if he were competing in The Amazing Race:


Q&A with The Amazing Race Phil Keogan

Congratulations on your successful ride across America, and the new film!
Well, thank you! It's been a real adventure up to this point.

Now that you have ridden your bike across a continent enduring all kinds of weather and a nasty crash, are you more critical of the racers who whine or give up?
There have been occasions on the race where I have been frustrated with teams that, I feel, have lacked a real go-get-'em attitude and are a little soft sometimes. There have been times on TAR where I have absolutely been frustrated with some of them, and I told them so. I've said getting on this race and having the opportunity to be on this race is a privilege and don't waste it. The Unfinished Business teams are a different lot. They're hungrier than any teams we have already had collectively, because they are all coming back to prove something.

This new season has brought some very feisty, competitive people who are a little bitter about what happened the last time out and have something to prove. How did you select which teams would return this season?
We decided that we would let teams come back for a second chance who had unfinished business—like teams that took a bad pee break, were U-turned, made bad decisions, had mental breakdowns in challenges. Teams that came very, very close but didn't quite make it. [Unfinished Business] gives them a chance to redeem themselves.

Who is the villain this season?
Ah-ha! Well, who would you think it would be looking at the lineup? Well, there was a lot of conflict between Luke and the other girls.... Margie and Luke had a bit of an issue with Kisha and Jen [the "potty stoppers"] in China. Jamie and Cara are a team that take no prisoners—they're a pretty strong, robust team. Kent and Vyxsin are also no pushovers. They're pretty sneaky! I assure you that there is tension and a little bit of jostling for power. I think I can leave it to your judgment as to who those teams are. There's always going to be tension, and I will leave it to you to whether to classify if the behavior is villainous. There's certainly lots of tension.


Who has changed the most since they first played?
Ron was probably the one going through the biggest transformation, when he played with [his daughter] Christina—their relationship really did have quite an arc change—there was quite a transformation that took place. The question is will he revert back to his old ways or has he genuinely changed—changed for the good?

Who has inspired you the most?
The Globetrotters [Herb "Flight Time" Lang & Nate "Big Easy" Lofton] are the team that I would probably say of everybody there is the most inspirational. There are so many teams that have great energy, [but] the Globetrotters are sharing a lot of positive energy with their performance, with their work with the Harlem Globetrotters. I know they have inspired a lot of young people because I saw it during their shows. People are also inspired by Luke and his ability to take on this challenge as a deaf person. I also think you have to look at Mike  and his father, Mel, a 70-year-old guy going out and racing. You got to look at Zev and Justin—what I love about Zev is he says it like it is. There's no filter, and that's what I love about him.


Any new twists, like the express pass offered in the first leg of last season?
I'll just say this: Right out of the gate, they are tested to the max. They're definitely caught off-guard right from the beginning. There are teams that are coming right back, and we want to make sure that they don't take anything for granted, and that they make sure to know how everything works. Our idea was to really shock them right at the starting line, and I think we did that effectively. There are a couple of changes to the way things work. I think you'll be entertained by it all. What I can reveal is they have to get straight on a flight to Sydney. What you will see will be a lot of interesting dynamics because all of these teams know of each other. We are going to Sydney and Tokyo. There is a very spiritual ritual that takes place in Japan that is quite outrageous—really, two challenges there that are quite outrageous. One in particular that has chilling consequences, we'll just say it that way.

Are there any of the dreaded eating challenges this season?

Off the top of my head, I can't remember an eating challenge.

If you were doing the race, who would you pick as your partner?
I would say my dad. He's very smart, he's fit. We get along very well, and it would be fun to hang out with him.
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Read more: http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b227048_phil_keoghan_talks_amazing_race.html#ixzz1ESlJOA2d
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on February 20, 2011, 01:41:29 AM
`Amazing Race' 18 goes high and wide
BY GAIL PENNINGTON — St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Posted: Sunday, February 20, 2011 12:00 am |
 

Phil Keoghan will need a much bigger hair and makeup trailer now that "The Amazing Race" is finally, for its 18th edition, in high definition.

Suggest that possibility to Keoghan, and you'll get the famous raised eyebrow. (It's the left. The right goes nowhere.)

In 18 runs around the world for "The Amazing Race," Keoghan has curled up at the Pyramids in Egypt and shampooed his hair beside a road in China. Between "Race" seasons, he bicycled from Los Angeles to New York, picking up a load of gravel in his hip and face in a scary fall. As a man who wastes no opportunity for adventure, he isn't inclined to think too much about whether his nose is shiny.

While teams race for $1 million, Keoghan races to keep one step ahead and arrive on the mat before they do. Last winter, he spent 23 days on the road with contestants he already knew, as 11 teams who didn't win the first time returned to settle what's being called "Unfinished Business."

"Going out with a new cast is always a gamble," Keoghan said during a recent visit to St. Louis. "You worry they'll turn out to be wishy-washy."

With returning teams, "We had more of a guarantee, because these people had a proven track record. But rather than all-star teams, it's more like they have all-star stories — the unfortunate pee break, the lost passport, the bad taxi driver."

Oh, the bad taxi driver.

"Taxis!" Keoghan says. "They've been hands-down the biggest obstacle teams have faced in the race."

Eliminating a team is always tough, he says, "but this time maybe it was even harder because I knew them better. The first elimination is always the hardest, because nobody wants to be first to go."

The big news for the new season is that "The Amazing Race" is now in high-def.

"HD is a dramatic change," Keoghan says. "And I really think it's come at the right time, giving us something new to talk about, something to sell the show around after 17 seasons."

Possibly TV's most HD-worthy show, "The Amazing Race" has been criticized for remaining in standard definition.

"But that was because of the difficulty of producing a show like this," Keoghan says. "It's not the same as being in a studio. We're shooting in humidity, in rain, in dust storms. What if you're in Bangladesh and the camera goes down?"

The good news is that "we found a way to execute in HD, and the show looks sensational." A change to widescreen format also allows space for more information on screen, without blocking too much scenery, while Keoghan talks about where the teams are or what they're doing.

But remember, before you ask how he keeps busy when the teams are running around, that "95 percent of what I do is behind the scenes — rewriting the script, dealing with logistics, setting up my shots. It's just me, a sound guy and a cameraman, so it's hard."

This season, Keoghan shot a lot of behind-the-scenes footage for segments to air online.

"Viewers are really savvy, and they want to know the process," he says. "The behind-the-scenes segments will give fans a sense of what it takes to make the show and what the teams are doing when you're not seeing them."


Some things never change, though, and that includes teams' struggles to read maps and drive stick-shift foreign cars.

Surely, by now, the "Unfinished Business" teams learned to drive a stick?

"Some people," Keoghan says, "I don't think will ever learn to drive a stick shift."


http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/television/gail-pennington/article_2fd325d1-9c98-5755-9d6e-fa0dd0d8b80f.html
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: LoveRocked on February 20, 2011, 03:20:30 AM
http://www.goldderby.com/television/news/1163/can-losing-contestants-win-the-amazing-race-an-eighth-emmy.html

Can losing contestants win 'The Amazing Race' an eighth Emmy?

Last year, the seven-year winning streak of "The Amazing Race" at the Emmy Awards was halted when "Top Chef" won Best Reality Competition Series. That this CBS staple lost was a surprise in itself but that it was not beaten by ratings powerhouse "American Idol" came as the real shocker.  That hugely popular talent show had never won this award but was thought to have its strongest entry ever with the season finale that included a surprisingly touching tribute to departing judge Simon Cowell.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: LoveRocked on February 20, 2011, 03:45:06 AM
`Amazing Race' 18 goes high and wide

Phil Keoghan will need a much bigger hair and makeup trailer now that "The Amazing Race" is finally, for its 18th edition, in high definition.
Suggest that possibility to Keoghan, and you'll get the famous raised eyebrow. (It's the left. The right goes nowhere.)

In 18 runs around the world for "The Amazing Race," Keoghan has curled up at the Pyramids in Egypt and shampooed his hair beside a road in China. Between "Race" seasons, he bicycled from Los Angeles to New York, picking up a load of gravel in his hip and face in a scary fall. As a man who wastes no opportunity for adventure, he isn't inclined to think too much about whether his nose is shiny.

While teams race for $1 million, Keoghan races to keep one step ahead and arrive on the mat before they do. Last winter, he spent 23 days on the road with contestants he already knew, as 11 teams who didn't win the first time returned to settle what's being called "Unfinished Business."
"Going out with a new cast is always a gamble," Keoghan said during a recent visit to St. Louis. "You worry they'll turn out to be wishy-washy."

With returning teams, "We had more of a guarantee, because these people had a proven track record. But rather than all-star teams, it's more like they have all-star stories — the unfortunate pee break, the lost passport, the bad taxi driver."
Oh, the bad taxi driver.
"Taxis!" Keoghan says. "They've been hands-down the biggest obstacle teams have faced in the race."

Eliminating a team is always tough, he says, "but this time maybe it was even harder because I knew them better. The first elimination is always the hardest, because nobody wants to be first to go."
The big news for the new season is that "The Amazing Race" is now in high-def.
"HD is a dramatic change," Keoghan says. "And I really think it's come at the right time, giving us something new to talk about, something to sell the show around after 17 seasons."
Possibly TV's most HD-worthy show, "The Amazing Race" has been criticized for remaining in standard definition.

"But that was because of the difficulty of producing a show like this," Keoghan says. "It's not the same as being in a studio. We're shooting in humidity, in rain, in dust storms. What if you're in Bangladesh and the camera goes down?"

The good news is that "we found a way to execute in HD, and the show looks sensational." A change to widescreen format also allows space for more information on screen, without blocking too much scenery, while Keoghan talks about where the teams are or what they're doing.
But remember, before you ask how he keeps busy when the teams are running around, that "95 percent of what I do is behind the scenes — rewriting the script, dealing with logistics, setting up my shots. It's just me, a sound guy and a cameraman, so it's hard."

This season, Keoghan shot a lot of behind-the-scenes footage for segments to air online.
"Viewers are really savvy, and they want to know the process," he says. "The behind-the-scenes segments will give fans a sense of what it takes to make the show and what the teams are doing when you're not seeing them."

Some things never change, though, and that includes teams' struggles to read maps and drive stick-shift foreign cars.

Surely, by now, the "Unfinished Business" teams learned to drive a stick?

"Some people," Keoghan says, "I don't think will ever learn to drive a stick shift."

http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/television/gail-pennington/article_2fd325d1-9c98-5755-9d6e-fa0dd0d8b80f.html
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: mswood on February 20, 2011, 05:20:08 PM
Herc’s Seen Goths, Globetrotters, Cowboys, Cheerleaders, An Aspergers Guy, A Deaf Fellow, A Miss Kentucky and Filmmaker Mike White Return For Tonight's First HD AMAZING RACE!!
Published on: Feb 20, 2011 12:38:03 AM CST


I am – Hercules!!

Though this is the first HD edition of “The Amazing Race,” CBS only forwarded a SD screener. Ah well.


“This is Palm Springs, California!” begins Phil Keoghan at the start of what proves a compelling first hour. “Built in a rugged valley, it is the second windiest place on earth! It’s a city on the forefront of modern energy technology!”

All teams in this 18th edition, titled “Unfinished Business,” lost prior races. There are a couple of surprising omissions. Popular “Big Brother” power couple Jordan Lloyd and Jeff "It Hurts!" Schroeder aren’t aboard, nor are “Survivor” vets Rob Mariano and Amber Brkish. (Mariano, who lost twice on “Amazing Race” and three times on “Survivor,” is currently on yet another edition of “Survivor,” pursuing the sixth chance CBS has given him to win a million dollars.)

Even though actual Globetrotters Flight Time and Big Easy are in this race, both members of Team Aspergers wear licensed Harlem Globetrotter active wear.

“This race is going to be very, very different, starting right now,” Phil warns the contestants before the race has begun. “As you all know, second chances don’t come free.”

Spoilers lurk in the text invisible.

The first task takes place near the starting line in Palm Springs. It’s overcast and raining a bit and everybody, Phil included, looks like they’re freezing their hinders off.

Screenwriter-actor-director Mike White (“Freaks & Geeks,” “Chuck & Buck,” “School of Rock”) takes an early lead.

Destination one is Australia. (At one point contestants get to ride the almost-oxymoronic Manly Ferry.)

A shocking bit of real-world crisis precipitates a major reversal of fortune for several of the teams.

LaKisha and Jennifer, the non-swimmers who were undone by an water challenge in their first season (and, yes, they are quick to point out that they embody an African-American stereotype), are again forced to confront an aquatic challenge.

Alliances prove unusually critical this week.

A surprise awaits all teams at the first finish line. And a surprise awaits viewers too: the first episode denies us the knowledge of who – if anyone – is eliminated on the first leg of the race.8

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/48566
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Dånooky on February 20, 2011, 05:29:49 PM
...And a surprise awaits viewers too: the first episode denies us the knowledge of who – if anyone – is eliminated on the first leg of the race.8

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/48566


Ergo, TBC
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on February 21, 2011, 10:14:23 PM
'Egypt is off the map for us'

By MICHAEL SHAIN

The brutal attack on CBS reporter Lara Logan during what was supposed to be a celebration in the main square of Cairo has other TV shows rethinking how they operate overseas.

"Egypt is off the map for us right now," says Phil Keoghan, host of "The Amazing Race."

Not surprising certainly, given the turmoil there and in nearby Arab countries like Bahrain and Tunisia.

But it is an issue that is suddenly front burner for a number of TV shows shot overseas.

"The Amazing Race" -- one of the longest- running reality shows on prime time and which started its latest season last night -- is based on the idea of exotic travel. And the world -- post-Logan -- suddenly seems a much scarier place for Americans abroad.

 
Phil Keoghan, host of "The Amazing Race," says the show depends on a network of security consultants around the world.
"There are certain countries off-limits right now," Keoghan says. "We're not going to go to Afghanistan right now."

At least once before, the "Race" had to make an adjustment in the middle of production to avoid a global hot spot.

The show -- which began in 2001, 10 days after 9/11 -- is based loosely on "Around the World in 80 Days." Teams of two people race each other around the world over a set course for a $1 million prize.

"We'd been to Argentina a number of times, but there was a time we were shooting and we heard there was some political unrest there," Keoghan says.

"It ended up not amounting to much, but rather than taking any risk at all, we decided: 'Let's just not go there.'"

The competitors skipped Argentina and headed instead for South Africa.

"We were going to Africa anyway and we just diverted there a little earlier," he recalled.

"We have consultants who work with the show," says Keoghan. "They'd be the same people working with the news departments -- companies that are security-risk management consultants."

The consultants -- usually ex-military men or retired federal agents -- form a network that keeps tabs on local conditions and advise businessmen, rich travelers and Hollywood production companies on when and where it's safe to go -- and how to get out of sticky situations, if things do not go according to plan.

"They're pretty common practice today," says Keoghan. "A lot of people are working with risk management teams and we're no exception.

"We absolutely rely on them."

He pauses and raps his knuckles on a desk top.

"Touch wood, 10 years on the road and we've got it right," he says.

It is an uncomfortable spot for producers to be in.

"Race" -- and a handful of shows like it -- try to portray the world as filled with people with exotic customs but essentially the same as you and me.

"We're almost the antithesis of news in that way," Keoghan says.

And that perception, too, is now threatened.

Planning is underway for the next edition of "Amazing Race" which will start taping this summer.

Is the entire Middle East out next time?

Keoghan smiles, but doesn't answer.



Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/egypt_is_off_the_map_for_us_AXg1cl2mLa1PJTzTs30ZLJ#ixzz1EepYLTOs
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on February 21, 2011, 10:17:55 PM
Love the timing on this. :groan:

I had actually heard some strong rumors that there was going to finally be another Egypt leg this time around...no surprises here.

Tunisia would be a no-go as well.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: theschnauzers on February 21, 2011, 11:10:55 PM
At the moment, I'd say that the only places in the Arab world that might be safe enough for TAR are Kuwait and Jordan; even Israel would be safer than the rest of the Arab world right now. Even Morocco is off the map.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: TarJunkie999 on February 22, 2011, 03:21:08 PM
 :tup:  Wow! Even CNET has recognized the TAR Detectives!  Great online story by techie columnist Daniel Terdiman.  WTG, Boingo!  :yess:

Here's a link to the story ---> How online tools spoil reality show secrets (http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-20033456-52.html?tag=mncol;1n)

Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: kiki on February 22, 2011, 03:36:47 PM
At the moment, I'd say that the only places in the Arab world that might be safe enough for TAR are Kuwait and Jordan; even Israel would be safer than the rest of the Arab world right now. Even Morocco is off the map.

There has been protests in both Kuwait and Jordan. especially in Jordan, where even the royal regime might be in some danger. The only Arab countries that are relatively safe for now are Qatar and UAE (meaning Abu Dhabi, Dubai).
Nothing has been heard for Syria, but there was no way Americans would go there and it's a pity because is one of my favourite countries.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: DrRox on February 22, 2011, 04:15:25 PM
I havent heard anything about unrest in Oman either.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on February 23, 2011, 12:01:15 AM
TAR 18 Australian promo: different!!

http://au.tv.yahoo.com/plus7/the-amazing-race/-/watch/8882005/

New Info:
http://au.tv.yahoo.com/plus7/the-amazing-race/-/watch/8882005/sunday-6-30pm-on-7mate/

Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: theschnauzers on February 23, 2011, 12:17:17 AM
At the moment, I'd say that the only places in the Arab world that might be safe enough for TAR are Kuwait and Jordan; even Israel would be safer than the rest of the Arab world right now. Even Morocco is off the map.

There has been protests in both Kuwait and Jordan. especially in Jordan, where even the royal regime might be in some danger. The only Arab countries that are relatively safe for now are Qatar and UAE (meaning Abu Dhabi, Dubai).
Nothing has been heard for Syria, but there was no way Americans would go there and it's a pity because is one of my favourite countries.

While there have been demonstrations in both Jordan and Kuwait, the underlying political pressures are quite different in both of those countries than in much of the rest of the Arab world.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: mswood on February 23, 2011, 01:32:51 AM
Love the timing on this. :groan:

I had actually heard some strong rumors that there was going to finally be another Egypt leg this time around...no surprises here.

Tunisia would be a no-go as well.
Peach do we happen to know what season skipped argentina and went South Africa?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: georgiapeach on February 23, 2011, 10:01:33 AM
It almost has to be Season 2, right?

Season 1 was obviously planned.

Season 2 went Brazil>>So Africa, Argentina would have gone nicely there.
             was filmed Jan 2002
             Argentina was in turmoil in December:
             http://edition.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/americas/12/19/argentina.riots/
             some of the tasks there seemed a little simplistic

Season 7 went to Argentina AND So Africa...

did I miss any??
               
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: DrRox on February 23, 2011, 11:23:12 AM
Season 2 makes a lot of sense.....there was so much confusion at the Sao Paulo airport to get to S Africa. Tar 11 did Argentina and later Southern Africa....but I think they just went through J'burg on the way to Maputo, Mozembique.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: theschnauzers on February 23, 2011, 01:31:22 PM
The season with the route change was season two. They had planned to have teams go from Rio to Buenos Aires, but changed it due to the financial crisis and protests over it, and the fact that the rate of hyperinflation in Argentina at the time made its currency essentially worthless, and would have made it difficult for teams to exchange currency in Argentina for any tasks or movement there.

I had been under the impression that they had changed the Brazil leg to two legs to deal with the problem of Argentina, but this is the first time I've heard that they had actually decided to send teams to South Africa immediately, instead.

I also recall that the problems teams had that season in Rio and Sao Paulo was that the only direct flight was every other day, and that the next day's flights were sold out and oversold, in fact, so that teams could not use a waiting list for the flight.  That's what set up the crazy fly-to-northern-hemisphere-and- Europe in order to get to South Africa routing the teams used, and how the Grannies made their fatal error flying back to JFK before Heathrow.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: TarJunkie999 on March 14, 2011, 09:44:59 PM
  News Flash:  Mallory seen on TMZ today, she said "Hi", then they showed the "watermelon-in-the-face" clip from last season, everyone laughed, Harvey was as stupid as he always was.  End of story.  *yawn*  
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: slayton on March 28, 2011, 05:31:42 PM
Harsh words for Episode 6 from the Onion A.V. Club re-cap:
http://www.avclub.com/articles/i-feel-like-a-monkey-in-a-circus-parade-kolkata-in,53666/
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: theschnauzers on March 28, 2011, 06:13:48 PM
Harsh words for Episode 6 from the Onion A.V. Club re-cap:
http://www.avclub.com/articles/i-feel-like-a-monkey-in-a-circus-parade-kolkata-in,53666/

I'm not sure what their beef is about Snapple; TAR traditionally has had among the highest product placements of any show on television; and personally I was impressed by the planning that was involved to have tasks in two countries tied to the same product (and the flavor) and be cultural meaningful. I'm sure there's a behind-the-scenes story about how TPTB got Snapple involved, or the other way around, and I hope we get to hear it sometime.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: slayton on April 25, 2011, 04:33:49 PM
From The Onion A.V. Club recap of Episode 9 (http://www.avclub.com/articles/were-good-american-people-switzerland,55005/)
Quote
Remember when Michael and Kevin had to sit on blocks of ice for ten minutes? Well, that feat looks like scaling the Matterhorn in comparison to this one, as Gary and Mallory simply have to prepare the fuel mixture for their bike in the right proportion. This couldn’t have taken more than two minutes, which makes me wonder why they even bother with these Speed Bumps in the first place.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: TarJunkie999 on April 27, 2011, 04:31:58 PM
 :umn: Found this rather obscure chart in "The Atlantic", plotting Primetime TV shows as regards Political party affiliations vs. Voter turnout.

According to this, TAR rates as having a Democratic skew with higher voter turnout.   :duno:

Puts it in the company of shows such as 20/20 and Dateline.  :res:  huh?   :groan:  and I thought it was a reality/entertainment show.  Really?!?    :ascared   (:;)   :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: Coutzy on April 28, 2011, 07:10:31 AM
:umn: Found this rather obscure chart in "The Atlantic", plotting Primetime TV shows as regards Political party affiliations vs. Voter turnout.

According to this, TAR rates as having a Democratic skew with higher voter turnout.   :duno:

Puts it in the company of shows such as 20/20 and Dateline.  :res:  huh?   :groan:  and I thought it was a reality/entertainment show.  Really?!?    :ascared   (:;)   :lol:

I think what's more amusing is that Celebrity Apprentice has the biggest Democratic skew when Donald Trump is rumored to be lining up for the Republicans in 2012
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: DrRox on April 28, 2011, 11:26:46 AM
COPS is pretty funny too.............in very low voter turnout...... I would suspect most of the viewers are convicted felons and cant vote.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: RealityFreakWill on April 28, 2011, 12:55:54 PM
On page 71 of the May 6th issue of Entertainment Weekly

SEASON FINALE

8-10pm

The Amazing Race

CBS HD

This season, 11 teams who lost their first Race returned...and mostly made the same old mistakes. Father-daughter duo Ron and Christina still couldn't communicate with each other; the ginger-haired cheerleaders still couldn't communicate with cabbies. We don't know which four teams will make it to tonight's two-hour finale, but we're betting on witty best friends Zev and Justin for the win. (just hold on to your passports this time, guys!)

-Darren Franich 
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: TarJunkie999 on May 06, 2011, 09:47:25 PM
Totally unrelated, but a weird coincidence none the less.   :lol:  TMZ did a story today about LA waxing salons, and the controversial practice of "double dipping" (the re-use of wax from previous sessions).  This has supposedly resulted in reported cases of HPV and herpes among some clients.  :ascared

Makes you wonder if the TAR racers should be worried of their "Brazilian" wax experience.  Not sure if they have laws against "double dipping" south of the border.   :groan:  Life is truly strange.   :lol3:  :snicker:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 08, 2011, 12:27:24 PM
Amazing Race Finale: Which Team Will Win?

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/amazing-race-440.jpg)


They came. They raced. They're exhausted.

After racing around the world, the cast of the Amazing Race: Unfinished Business took a moment to relax at the Amazing Race 10-year anniversary bash in Miami on Saturday.

Sitting poolside at the Loews Hotel, the final four teams laughed and chatted with PEOPLE about their Race experience – though all were careful not to give away Sunday's results.

Zev Glassenberg and Justin Kanew

After being disqualified during their previous season for losing their passports, the best friends tell PEOPLE they're just happy to have made the final episode. "The whole experience has been great," says Kanew, 31. "Just the whole adventure. We've gotten to do a lot of things that people just don't get a chance to do."

And the one creepy side? "People think they know us, which can be weird," says Glassenberg, 28. "They don't know us; they know what they've seen about us on TV."

Glassenberg, who has Asperger's syndrome, has gotten positive feedback from the Autism community. "They've been really supportive," he says, "That feels really, really good."

LaKisha Hoffman and Jen Hoffman

In season 14, the sisters were eliminated after Jen made a pit stop at a restroom. (She had drunk too much water.) This season, the sisters have played a nearly flawless game, and they think their sisterly bond is the secret to their success.

"This was the hardest race ever," says LaKisha, 30. "They knew we were all-stars, so they made it tough from the start. But we tried to keep our cool and just focus; we tried to work together, not fight."

"Yeah, I cussed [host] Phil [Koeghan] out a couple of times," laughs Jen, 26. "But we came to have fun, and we really did."

Despite their fun, the Hoffman sisters aren't going to sign up for a third season. "We're tired. We're so tired," says Jen. "I think it's time to just be normal."

Herb "Flight Time" Lang and Nate "Big Easy" Lofton

Even the Harlem Globetrotter teammates – people who run around for a living – tell PEOPLE that they had to bring their A-game to the race. "What people don't understand is that the race is non-stop," says Flight Time, 34. "It doesn't let up for four weeks. We had high points and low points just like all teams."

"We loved doing the show both seasons," says Big Easy, 29. "Even at its low points, it was just an experience that we were really lucky to have. We were fans of the show; we weren't recruited. We applied. So we were happy to be chosen twice."

Most importantly, which country has the best-looking women? "Brazil, definitely," says Flight Time, without hesitation. "There's no doubt."

"I've been to 65 countries," says Big Easy. "It's impossible to choose."

Gary Ervin and Mallory Ervin

The bubbly beauty queen and her easygoing dad didn't think twice about competing in the race for a second time. "I got the call," says Mallory, 25, "and I went to see my dad, and asked, 'What is the best thing that could possibly happen to us?' And he said, 'The Amazing Race called and wants us to do an all-star season!' "

How was the race a second time around? "It was really hard," says Gary, 53. "And there were times that we got a little testy with each other. But it has been wonderful to do something like this with my daughter."

"Of course I want to win," says Mallory, "but I really feel like we won already, to be able to do the race twice."

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20487925,00.html
Title: Re: TAR 18 Media
Post by: slayton on May 10, 2011, 05:03:49 PM
Cheating, Bullying and the Cabbie Curse: The Amazing Race Winners and Finalists Tell All (http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b240841_cheating_bullying_cabbie_curse_amazing.html)