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The Amazing Race => The AMAZING RACE 31 => Topic started by: georgiapeach on March 14, 2018, 06:59:11 PM

Title: TAR 31 Pre-Race Facts and Speculation WE ARE BACK!
Post by: georgiapeach on March 14, 2018, 06:59:11 PM
http://www.theamazingracecasting.com/Faq
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Post by: nrh2110 on March 14, 2018, 07:10:32 PM
So from this, can we assume this will not be a returning-racer season? Does anyone remember if there was a casting call during UB or AS 2?
Title: Re: TAR 31 Pre-Race Facts and Speculation WE ARE BACK!
Post by: georgiapeach on March 14, 2018, 07:26:07 PM
I am hearing "regular" season--whatever that means these days!


 :conf: :conf: :conf:


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Post by: Jro on March 14, 2018, 08:05:32 PM
Nice! So we're probably looking at an autumn-ish season?
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Post by: DŚnooky on March 14, 2018, 08:27:55 PM
I am hearing "regular" season--whatever that means these days!


 :conf: :conf: :conf:



At this point even mactors would be fine :lol:
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 14, 2018, 08:32:00 PM
NO WISHLISTS PLEASE. We'll explore routes later. :tup:
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 14, 2018, 08:33:13 PM
Nice! So we're probably looking at an autumn-ish season?

Wherever CBS wants us...we are the good luck relief pitchers!
Title: Re: TAR 31 Pre-Race Facts and Speculation WE ARE BACK!
Post by: georgiapeach on March 14, 2018, 08:34:16 PM
So from this, can we assume this will not be a returning-racer season? Does anyone remember if there was a casting call during UB or AS 2?

My guess is this is newbies...at least I HOPE so!
Title: Re: TAR 31 Pre-Race Facts and Speculation WE ARE BACK!
Post by: theschnauzers on March 14, 2018, 09:24:02 PM
A filming period in June, points to a fall airing. Filming of TAR 30 in October led to a January-February airing, so about the same amount of time for post-production and promotion if intended for fall season, or at least designated reliever.

Personally, this fits what Phil said about being likely to film two seasons in 2018.....
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Post by: TheRabbi on March 14, 2018, 09:31:32 PM
I could see us going back to Sundays in the fall due to general disarray of the night for networks, CBS in particular. They're launching a new show at 8 pm this Sunday called Instinct, I will be watching it's numbers closely. Cancel Madam Secretary, move NCIS LA to 10, put TAR at 8 and find something else for 9.
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 14, 2018, 09:31:43 PM
I think we could get two filmings too....
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Post by: Marionete on March 14, 2018, 10:05:52 PM
Excited to hear that.
But I really hope there's no theme this season, not even a "most competitive race" one.
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Post by: cbacbacba1 on March 14, 2018, 10:25:45 PM
A June filming schedule... may give us a fall airing like TAR27-28
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Post by: BourkieBoy on March 15, 2018, 12:17:06 AM
OMG WE ARE BACK!!!  :conf: :conf: :conf: :conf: :conf: :conf: :conf: :conf: :conf: :conf: :conf: :conf: :conf:
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Post by: violetb1911 on March 15, 2018, 12:54:33 AM
YASS !! I hope they finish editing quick and we get to see the race by the end of 2018. Perfect way to end the year ! Hopefully we finally get strong FFs and maybe one of them win...
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Post by: Gra1162 on March 15, 2018, 06:16:52 AM
I WANT AN ALL STARS :furious: BUT WHATEVERS  AT LEAST the girl girl teams don't get booted  out really i am okay with that :carryon:
Title: Re: TAR 31 Pre-Race Facts and Speculation WE ARE BACK!
Post by: georgiapeach on March 15, 2018, 10:08:37 AM
Too soon for an AllStars. The last ones did not fare well.
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Post by: nrh2110 on March 15, 2018, 10:10:18 AM
Too soon for an AllStars. The last ones did not fare well.

Maybe an unfinished business? It was 6 seasons after all stars last time, so now is the perfect time
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 15, 2018, 10:27:09 AM
Don't think so. They don't need to casting for that right?
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Post by: nrh2110 on March 15, 2018, 10:29:35 AM
Thatís exactly what I was wondering. Did they do a casting call during 11, 18 or 24?
Title: Re: TAR 31 Pre-Race Facts and Speculation WE ARE BACK!
Post by: georgiapeach on March 15, 2018, 10:33:01 AM
You can't go by "casting calls".  :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 31 Pre-Race Facts and Speculation WE ARE BACK!
Post by: georgiapeach on March 15, 2018, 10:34:24 AM
At the moment I am thinking this is a regular season, not a returning racer season.
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Post by: Marionete on March 15, 2018, 10:53:00 AM
You can't go by "casting calls".  :groan:
You shouldn't facepalm, that's a legit question, as CBS has done Survivor casting calls when there is actually a returnee season in the works.
Title: Re: TAR 31 Pre-Race Facts and Speculation WE ARE BACK!
Post by: georgiapeach on March 15, 2018, 10:59:42 AM
Sorry. I have explained this multiple times.

There are real casting calls where CBS is on site and CBS camera crews are filming and the tapes are presumably given to casting and hopefully reviewed.

Then there are casting calls at places like car dealers and casinos where there may be local TV affiliates but no CBS crew or representatives. Those have appeared to be primarily for location publicity purposes. In the past, there has been alleged doubt about whether or not those vids are ever seen by CBS casting.

And yes. There were two reliable casting calls recently when 30 was a recruited season. Hopefully they are looking at those vids this time.
Title: Re: TAR 31 Pre-Race Facts and Speculation WE ARE BACK!
Post by: violetb1911 on March 15, 2018, 12:52:29 PM
Wait, how many people want a returning cast and how many of y'all want a fresh cast?

I personally feel the race should get a new cast till the wounds of low ratings have healed (pun intended?)
I mean sure we're prime time rn, but still TAR needs to improve its ratings. A fresh cast with interesting teams, internal drama, new locations and amazing tasks - If the race manages to even accomplish 3 of 4 then I'm pretty sure TAR would be the hot topic round town. In season 32 we should have a returners cast and that'd be pretty monumental.
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Post by: nrh2110 on March 15, 2018, 01:26:09 PM
Wait, how many people want a returning cast and how many of y'all want a fresh cast?

I personally feel the race should get a new cast till the wounds of low ratings have healed (pun intended?)
I mean sure we're prime time rn, but still TAR needs to improve its ratings. A fresh cast with interesting teams, internal drama, new locations and amazing tasks - If the race manages to even accomplish 3 of 4 then I'm pretty sure TAR would be the hot topic round town. In season 32 we should have a returners cast and that'd be pretty monumental.

For me it depends. If theyíre willing to leave out teams from a season like 26, Iíd be fine with one more season. But if not, I feel like we already have great potential of teams to choose from.
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Post by: Marionete on March 15, 2018, 01:37:17 PM
I agree with violetb that the show needs a fresh cast now. Not only that, the casuals need fewer teams that look like obvious recruits.
And I personally don't want to see another AS/UB until at least S33. I just don't want another scenario where there isn't a big enough of a pool to pick teams from, so that once a few decline, we're left with threepeaters or people that weren't even that memorable.
Title: Re: TAR 31 Pre-Race Facts and Speculation WE ARE BACK!
Post by: ianthebalance on March 15, 2018, 02:05:30 PM
I think 32 would be a good season to do a returning team season. I think we would have a good pool to pick through by then
Title: Re: TAR 31 Pre-Race Facts and Speculation WE ARE BACK!
Post by: BourkieBoy on March 15, 2018, 03:06:45 PM
Regular ordinary people.

NO SPECIAL GIMMICKS!

A plain, NORMAL season!
Title: Re: TAR 31 Pre-Race Facts and Speculation WE ARE BACK!
Post by: jb542 on March 15, 2018, 04:03:06 PM
I see us going back to Sundays at 8 because CBS' numbers haven't been so hot on that night. CBS usually makes a lot of their renewals the last week of March so we could find out about an official renewal in the next 2 weeks
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Post by: theschnauzers on March 15, 2018, 04:58:20 PM
At the moment I am thinking this is a regular season, not a returning racer season.

I think theyíre wary of returning Racer seasons. There have apparently never gotten all their first choice teams, or ours, for that matter, and those seasons tend not to have a great shelf life, I.e., they can be sitting on the bench waiting to be called up.
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And as to casting, I favor the ďmost competitive teams they can findĒ model, without gimmicks. Thatís a big part of what made season 30 work so well.
Title: Re: TAR 31 Pre-Race Facts and Speculation WE ARE BACK!
Post by: DŚnooky on March 16, 2018, 12:04:58 AM
Are they still allowing singles to audition?
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Post by: Gra1162 on March 16, 2018, 02:20:20 AM
Wait, how many people want a returning cast and how many of y'all want a fresh cast?

I personally feel the race should get a new cast till the wounds of low ratings have healed (pun intended?)
I mean sure we're prime time rn, but still TAR needs to improve its ratings. A fresh cast with interesting teams, internal drama, new locations and amazing tasks - If the race manages to even accomplish 3 of 4 then I'm pretty sure TAR would be the hot topic round town. In season 32 we should have a returners cast and that'd be pretty monumental.

If they do season 32 all stars i am good with that and I hope its not like all stars 2 because margie and luke, Jet and Cord and flight time and big easy gets a 3rd time i think we should leave season 26 behind cause its dating couples and that season was quite boring.   
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Post by: violetb1911 on March 16, 2018, 05:11:20 AM
I just don't want another scenario where there isn't a big enough of a pool to pick teams from, so that once a few decline, we're left with threepeaters or people that weren't even that memorable.

This is the most terrifying prospect ever. Even if we had to, I'm fine with waiting till TAR 34, 35 even - but for the love of god no threepeaters or any subpar or unmemorable teams (*cough* John and Jessica). season 24 was a trashfire in all aspects and nobody wants a repeat of that.

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Post by: NumfarPTB on March 17, 2018, 08:28:50 PM
A filming period in June, points to a fall airing. Filming of TAR 30 in October led to a January-February airing, so about the same amount of time for post-production and promotion if intended for fall season, or at least designated reliever.

Personally, this fits what Phil said about being likely to film two seasons in 2018.....

Hopefully it means that. However, I'd just like to point that was the same filming window for 29. Back in 2016, and we wouldn't see the season emerge until March the following year...
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Post by: Gra1162 on March 17, 2018, 08:57:29 PM
I just don't want another scenario where there isn't a big enough of a pool to pick teams from, so that once a few decline, we're left with threepeaters or people that weren't even that memorable.

This is the most terrifying prospect ever. Even if we had to, I'm fine with waiting till TAR 34, 35 even - but for the love of god no threepeaters or any subpar or unmemorable teams (*cough* John and Jessica). season 24 was a trashfire in all aspects and nobody wants a repeat of that.


I agree however i think Dave & Connor, Caroline & Jennifer, Leo & Jamal and Natalie & Nadiya (however they got the boot first ugh) the other are just meh
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Post by: dryedmangoez on March 18, 2018, 04:59:56 PM
If TAR were still twice a year, then an All-Stars season would make sense. Now, it's probably in TAR's best interest to go with new casts. The next returning Racers season will probably be the very final season of TAR.
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Post by: Maanca on March 18, 2018, 05:14:58 PM
If TAR were still twice a year, then an All-Stars season would make sense. Now, it's probably in TAR's best interest to go with new casts. The next returning Racers season will probably be the very final season of TAR.

Ending off with an All-Stars would actually be kinda depressing. How many people are going to want to watch a group of returnees knowing new people are never going to get the chance to be casted anymore?
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 18, 2018, 08:24:03 PM
Y'all are such pessimists!  :funny:
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Post by: Mandoli on March 19, 2018, 05:28:54 PM
Y'all are such pessimists!  :funny:

Hey, I wouldn't be opposed for a "best of the best" all-star finale season... Who would want to do a race after so many years, though?
Title: Re: TAR 31 Pre-Race Facts and Speculation WE ARE BACK!
Post by: georgiapeach on March 19, 2018, 07:23:28 PM
Every single racer!

But we aren't there yet.
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Post by: Mandoli on March 19, 2018, 08:37:26 PM
But we aren't there yet.

When the time (ever?) comes, I'll be first in line to ask for it.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on March 28, 2018, 06:07:58 PM
Sowing* the seeds of TAR: Celebrity Edition already lol
https://www.youtube.com/v/PYe2YZcFTiY
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Post by: Maanca on March 28, 2018, 06:26:13 PM
Sewing the seeds of TAR: Celebrity Edition already lol
https://www.youtube.com/v/PYe2YZcFTiY

:barf:
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 28, 2018, 06:34:10 PM
I was just posting that on FB. Thankfully I am not thinking it is an ALL season celebrities.

Just hoping for a nice regular season. Hope they aren't doing a dating/singles season.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on March 28, 2018, 07:02:15 PM
What...

Is this season Celebrity Edition or not? ???
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Post by: Marionete on March 28, 2018, 07:47:27 PM
I actually found the video really amusing lol.
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Post by: ianthebalance on March 28, 2018, 09:21:55 PM
I doubt it was a legit audition video
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Post by: violetb1911 on March 29, 2018, 02:42:32 AM
I doubt it was a legit audition video
It wasn't. I don't think James Corden can race, like I thought he was British? and you need to be an American citizen to race.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on March 29, 2018, 03:10:09 AM
It's definitely not an actual audition. It's just interesting and random he'd be doing this little network synergy sketch now when TAR30 is long done. It would've nice to maybe have back in January to get a couple more eyes to TAR, you know?

At the same time, someone definitely told the intern running TAR's social media accounts to keep an eye out for the fans' response to even the slightest possibility of celebrity Racers. No doubt it's on Moonves' mind after CBB. So gauging public interest in a possible celebrity Race is not far-fetched.

If CBS plans on returning TAR to twice a year starting in the Fall, then making one of them a "gimmick" season (celeb season included) and the other a normal season is... okay. But if TAR31 remains a benchwarmer next season, I think it's not a good idea to go gimmicky or even a contrived theme season.
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Post by: Mandoli on March 29, 2018, 12:54:22 PM
It's definitely not an actual audition.

Pretty much the only logical answer. Chances are that it's nothing more than something made solely for Corden's show. Nothing more, nothing less.
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 29, 2018, 02:16:08 PM
He is British and hence unable to apply. Great publicity though!
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Post by: RachelLeVega on March 29, 2018, 02:34:08 PM
He is British and hence unable to apply. Great publicity though!
Now if we had this when TAR30 was airing, it would have quite possibly gauged the viewership higher with the late show watchers. Great effort on Devine and Corden's "faux"dition though. :clap2:
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Post by: TARUSAFan on March 29, 2018, 10:40:54 PM
It would be nice if TAR could cast a team with this much hyperness.
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Post by: Lexie on April 10, 2018, 08:02:29 AM
I not only want new racers, I hope we do NOT ever see some of the gimmicks we saw last year - switching up teams, having challenges at the finish line (which totally sucked for the skiers since they came in first one leg but didn't do so well at the challenge and lost the first place prize), etc. etc. etc. 
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Post by: violetb1911 on April 10, 2018, 08:43:33 AM
(which totally sucked for the skiers since they came in first one leg but didn't do so well at the challenge and lost the first place prize), etc. etc. etc.

I know right :(
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Post by: Platrium on April 15, 2018, 08:37:55 AM
I'm gonna stray away from the all-star discussion.

How about the 25-30 days? Doesn't Phil usually advertise this with "12 legs, 21 days"? Could this mean a longer-than-usual route?
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 15, 2018, 09:48:34 AM
I think that is a general info post for racer planning, not a confirmed # of days. But 23-25 seems more usual lately.
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Post by: ianthebalance on April 15, 2018, 12:33:58 PM
Despite that tagline, most seasons are longer than 21 days (even when taking away a day due to crossing the international date line). The last season that was 21 days was season 24
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Post by: BourkieBoy on April 15, 2018, 07:15:58 PM
I'm gonna stray away from the all-star discussion.

How about the 25-30 days? Doesn't Phil usually advertise this with "12 legs, 21 days"? Could this mean a longer-than-usual route?

Are you thinking that we could go back to the 13 leg races?

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Post by: Gra1162 on April 16, 2018, 04:48:43 AM
I'm gonna stray away from the all-star discussion.

How about the 25-30 days? Doesn't Phil usually advertise this with "12 legs, 21 days"? Could this mean a longer-than-usual route?

Are you thinking that we could go back to the 13 leg races?


Yasssss love thos days i was praying they will do 13 leg races agian  would love that to happen again
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Post by: claude_24hrs on April 16, 2018, 06:25:12 AM
I would love to have 13 legs in the original American race since it was last used in the first All-Stars.
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Post by: Zack. on April 16, 2018, 08:35:49 AM
I'm gonna stray away from the all-star discussion.

How about the 25-30 days? Doesn't Phil usually advertise this with "12 legs, 21 days"? Could this mean a longer-than-usual route?

I think that includes whatever time was spent in sequester pre-race. Jody mentioned in a video (?) that they were in a hotel for five days before the starting date.
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Post by: Marionete on April 16, 2018, 08:49:04 AM
This might b more on the wishlist side, but I hope they never go back to 13-leg races, unless those include 12 teams.
Those early seasons felt so predictable to me, because the 13th leg required another NEL to be added, which slowed down the pace of the race.

I much prefer the current format.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on April 16, 2018, 02:19:24 PM
I think it's more likely they go down to 11 Legs than ever back up to 13 Legs. Especially if CBS wants to use TAR to bridge Survivor seasons on Wednesdays again. They obviously found much success using TAR in that slot and might do even better with a regular schedule. Though even with 11 Legs, CBS would still have to double-up at least maybe the premiere and finales to squeeze the show into the slot before Survivor would return end of February.

Otherwise, they'll stick with 12. Especially if TAR31 gets a fall slot.
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Post by: Jobby on April 18, 2018, 11:04:10 AM
Will be in Japan and Bali this entire period. WISH ME LUCK! :2hearts:
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Post by: Declive on April 18, 2018, 11:21:38 AM
If they got a month late than i'll be in NYC  :lol:
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Post by: TheRabbi on April 18, 2018, 01:19:28 PM
Renewal is now officially official. CBS just renewed the bulk of their shows, TAR among them. Perhaps a kind soul can link to the Deadline article.
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Post by: Alenaveda on April 18, 2018, 02:15:54 PM
Renewal is now officially official. CBS just renewed the bulk of their shows, TAR among them. Perhaps a kind soul can link to the Deadline article.

http://deadline.com/2018/04/cbs-renews-11-returning-series-macgyver-hawaii-five-o-blue-bloods-bull-1202366952/
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Post by: jb542 on April 18, 2018, 04:58:28 PM
Don't know if this means anything but they haven't really said "renewed for Season 31". Just renewed for "2018-2019 season". Does anyone think they are going back to 2 cycles a year?
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Post by: BourkieBoy on April 18, 2018, 05:06:09 PM
I'll be in Melbourne for this time period!  :lol: :funny:

But anyway, great news for this amazing show!

Would be the 2018-19 season mean it will air half in 2018 and 2019, or 2 TARs between this year and next year? ???
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Post by: Granth on April 18, 2018, 05:11:42 PM
Don't know if this means anything but they haven't really said "renewed for Season 31". Just renewed for "2018-2019 season". Does anyone think they are going back to 2 cycles a year?

Best be cautious and expect just one season to stave off the disappointment of raised expectations - the show's on course to lose its fourth consecutive Emmy later this year anyhow.
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Post by: Marionete on April 18, 2018, 07:39:23 PM
Agree with Granth tbh, let's not expect 2 seasons unless explicitly announced.
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 18, 2018, 08:36:42 PM
Don't know if this means anything but they haven't really said "renewed for Season 31". Just renewed for "2018-2019 season". Does anyone think they are going back to 2 cycles a year?

They never say that. It is usually a renew one +an "unofficial" renew a second, so planning can begin. We have to wait for upfronts for a fall date vs the mid-season replacement thing.

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Post by: claude_24hrs on April 18, 2018, 11:44:43 PM
I really think TAR will continue its basis to be having one TV season per year when Survivor's schedule is on hiatus.
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Post by: theschnauzers on April 19, 2018, 12:42:43 AM
Don't know if this means anything but they haven't really said "renewed for Season 31". Just renewed for "2018-2019 season". Does anyone think they are going back to 2 cycles a year?
This time, CBS did not mention 2 cycles for Survivor in the renewal announcement, which was different.
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Post by: Granth on April 19, 2018, 03:32:34 PM
Agree with Granth tbh, let's not expect 2 seasons unless explicitly announced.

"Achoo..." - Christina Hsu-Azene
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Post by: Marionete on April 19, 2018, 08:29:53 PM
Agree with Granth tbh, let's not expect 2 seasons unless explicitly announced.

"Achoo..." - Christina Hsu-Azene
<3
Tbh I didn't get what you were saying at first lol.
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Post by: Granth on April 20, 2018, 06:03:02 AM
Agree with Granth tbh, let's not expect 2 seasons unless explicitly announced.

"Achoo..." - Christina Hsu-Azene
<3
Tbh I didn't get what you were saying at first lol.

Azaria's wife saves the day!

Speaking of the Balts, maybe Riga will finally make its long awaited appearance...
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Post by: Granth on April 20, 2018, 12:25:53 PM
The unvisited nation(s) without a travel advisory besides Latvia would include Cyprus and Slovenia.

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Post by: Jen #TeamExtreme on April 24, 2018, 12:43:37 PM
I'm gonna stray away from the all-star discussion.

How about the 25-30 days? Doesn't Phil usually advertise this with "12 legs, 21 days"? Could this mean a longer-than-usual route?

I think that includes whatever time was spent in sequester pre-race. Jody mentioned in a video (?) that they were in a hotel for five days before the starting date.

This is correct. Racers are away from home for 30 days, but we do a lot of pre-production stuff before the race starts. S30 filmed from 10/1 - 10/24 but we left home on 9/25.
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Post by: Natesmb64 on April 26, 2018, 06:48:34 AM
Hey Jen, it's great to hear from you that you guys know the Race behind the scenes! I like it and I want more information on what did you guys do pre-race and after you guys landed on the Finish Line!
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Post by: jfarbzz on April 26, 2018, 08:20:44 AM
I'm gonna stray away from the all-star discussion.

How about the 25-30 days? Doesn't Phil usually advertise this with "12 legs, 21 days"? Could this mean a longer-than-usual route?

I think that includes whatever time was spent in sequester pre-race. Jody mentioned in a video (?) that they were in a hotel for five days before the starting date.

This is correct. Racers are away from home for 30 days, but we do a lot of pre-production stuff before the race starts. S30 filmed from 10/1 - 10/24 but we left home on 9/25.

Hey Jen! It's always great to see racers post in TAR forums and share their behind-the-scenes knowledge. I was actually at the live start and saw you off!
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Post by: jb542 on April 28, 2018, 12:28:19 PM
Erased
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Post by: Marionete on April 28, 2018, 12:42:38 PM
What do you mean? It's quite a usual filming time.
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 28, 2018, 12:45:12 PM
Because it fits productions' schedule? Remember Phil is doing other Nat Geo gigs now so that has to be considered as well.

Don't worry. We are still getting two filmings this year.  :d025:
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Post by: Granth on April 28, 2018, 03:15:09 PM
Does anyone have any idea why they're doing TAR31 in a few weeks/June instead of doing it later?

Agreed, 15/19/23/27 all filmed wholly in the summer whereas 17/21/25/29 were in the springtime.
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Post by: I ♥ TAR on May 04, 2018, 03:34:13 AM
https://twitter.com/TheGameSurvivor/status/992189783144390656

Is this real?
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 04, 2018, 03:37:39 AM
That would be the most desperate idea ever.
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Post by: violetb1911 on May 04, 2018, 04:37:43 AM
https://twitter.com/TheGameSurvivor/status/992189783144390656

Is this real?

No offense but like that's a terrible gimmick for a season. Like I don't want a gimmick in the next season but like even if they had to introduce a gimmick I'd much rather anything THAN that.
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Post by: Natesmb64 on May 04, 2018, 04:48:46 AM
https://twitter.com/TheGameSurvivor/status/992189783144390656

Is this real?

No offense but like that's a terrible gimmick for a season. Like I don't want a gimmick in the next season but like even if they had to introduce a gimmick I'd much rather anything THAN that.

I just saw this and if this is true, I will be like:"Why would they do this?!" This mashup is the worst idea ever since #TeamBigBrother win the race on Season 30! Please don't do this to me!
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Post by: BourkieBoy on May 04, 2018, 05:02:58 AM
https://twitter.com/TheGameSurvivor/status/992189783144390656

Is this real?

No offense but like that's a terrible gimmick for a season. Like I don't want a gimmick in the next season but like even if they had to introduce a gimmick I'd much rather anything THAN that.

If this happens, OMG TAR dies  :dick :groan: :furious:
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Post by: nasy on May 04, 2018, 05:13:58 AM
I think it could be real. TMZ also post about this :groan: :groan:

http://m.tmz.com/2018/05/04/amazing-race-big-brother-edition-jessica-cody-win/
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Post by: ilovetoread on May 04, 2018, 05:16:14 AM
I love Big Brother and I loved Jess and Cody's win, and I don't want to see this. Remember how the perfect strangers season was good???? Do that again!!

I can only imagine who they have cast for this...
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Post by: Marionete on May 04, 2018, 05:20:47 AM
JUST NO.
So the Race is now a spin-off show of Big Brother?
I won't believe this is real until I see an official CBS announcement, or the race gets underway.

If that happens, the show is done.
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Post by: ilovetoread on May 04, 2018, 05:28:52 AM
I don't want this, as I said above, but I'm curious why you guys think this means the race is done? Is it done for you? Or you really think it will be the last season if this happens?

Big Brother has a bigger audience than TAR. The fans are nuts, as you have already seen. This would bring in so many BB fans to watch TAR. I think it could be good for ratings, I just don't want to see it because they will pick all the people I hate to run the race.

But I do think it will be successful in terms of ratings. BB fans are insane.
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Post by: Declive on May 04, 2018, 05:33:29 AM
If it is a last season, i'd say give us with we want, which is a regular season.

We've had 31 seasons and all of us here know that one day, TAR was going to end.

The least we can do is be happy that we had those 31. Could've been less than that.
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Post by: violetb1911 on May 04, 2018, 06:00:30 AM
I think it could be real. TMZ also post about this :groan: :groan:

http://m.tmz.com/2018/05/04/amazing-race-big-brother-edition-jessica-cody-win/

Oh god, please, NO.
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Post by: Lemontail on May 04, 2018, 06:09:36 AM
I don't know if they can fill 11 teams, considering that there's a very small likelihood of most Big Brother contestants being close friends in real life.

BUT NO.
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Post by: Maanca on May 04, 2018, 06:47:07 AM
If this is coming from TMZ, I'll wait for a more valid source.
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Post by: Mandoli on May 04, 2018, 07:36:02 AM
I just read TMZ. This would suck. Can I say that?
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 04, 2018, 08:05:06 AM
Yes you can!
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Post by: jb542 on May 04, 2018, 08:09:44 AM
I wonder whoís idea this is😂
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Post by: TheRabbi on May 04, 2018, 08:47:09 AM
I seriously don't know if I could watch this. Come on peach, make us feel better and tell us its total BS, please?? I've watched this show and loved it for 15+ years, this would be far worse than strangers seasons or social media celebrity seasons. Come on producers, you are absolutely killing me.
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Post by: Marionete on May 04, 2018, 09:37:55 AM
It honestly sounds like an April Fools joke. Only problem is, it's not April Fools.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed, because this just seems ridiculous and I don't understand why production would ever agree to this. Or even why CBS thinks this would help the show long-term... Because I think we'd get lots of viewers for 1 season, but lose A LOT that watch every single one.

Only silver lining is, maybe that would put as in some great timeslot.
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Post by: redwings8831 on May 04, 2018, 09:38:27 AM
Depending on who they get, I would be fine with this.
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Post by: Hysha on May 04, 2018, 09:57:27 AM
I guess they want TAR to die, because that's what is going to happen if this is true...

I will only "like" this if there's people of all ages, all seasons, and all types of body, because I can see 11 teams made of fit young houseguests of the lasts 3-4 seasons only and it's disgusting... ugh
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Post by: jfarbzz on May 04, 2018, 10:00:36 AM
I hate this, I hate everything about this. I'm sorry, but it's my dream to be on TAR and doing gimmick BS like this where they just recruit people from CBS shows gives me pretty much no chance. TAR's gonna be cancelled before I can get on and that would make me so mad. Just have a race with normal everyday people for once, is that too hard?
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Post by: Cocoa on May 04, 2018, 10:52:00 AM
oh my god TAR execs kill that idea with fire!!! :(
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Post by: ianthebalance on May 04, 2018, 11:26:04 AM
Please dont be real... Please dont be real... Please dont be real... Please dont be real... Please dont be real...
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Post by: The Amazing JAJ on May 04, 2018, 01:01:10 PM
If it's three, I can handle that. If it's five, I can handle that. But every single team?  :'( that's just crazy. We don't need to keep losing ratings because 90% of the fans of certain teams leave after they're eliminated.
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 04, 2018, 01:19:42 PM
Guys...consider the source? You are getting all worried based on TMZ?

:groan:

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Post by: ISpyWorldwide on May 04, 2018, 01:58:14 PM
https://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/2018/05/amazing-race-season-31-big-brother-vs-tar-all-star-teams/ (https://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/2018/05/amazing-race-season-31-big-brother-vs-tar-all-star-teams/)

RealityBlurred confirmed the story based on his source, but says it's Big Brother teams vs Amazing Race All-Stars
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Post by: jb542 on May 04, 2018, 02:04:56 PM
https://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/2018/05/amazing-race-season-31-big-brother-vs-tar-all-star-teams/ (https://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/2018/05/amazing-race-season-31-big-brother-vs-tar-all-star-teams/)

RealityBlurred confirmed the story based on his source, but says it's Big Brother teams vs Amazing Race All-Stars

That makes sense because they'll have TAR teams and BB teams. Just BB teams didn't make sense. Hopefully this one is true.
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Post by: stunami on May 04, 2018, 02:20:45 PM
And maybe they could have one mixte?
Like 5 teams of TAR vs 5 teams of BB + one team with who has been on both? (Brendon/Rachel, Jeff/Jordan or Nick/Jess)
OR
Have one team of someone who was on TAR, who has a relationship with someone on BB. (I don't know if anyone fits that profile)
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Post by: fossil-racer on May 04, 2018, 02:29:30 PM
And maybe they could have one mixte?
Like 5 teams of TAR vs 5 teams of BB + one team with who has been on both? (Brendon/Rachel, Jeff/Jordan or Nick/Jess)
OR
Have one team of someone who was on TAR, who has a relationship with someone on BB. (I don't know if anyone fits that profile)

I would have an allstars rather than wasting half a team of allstars for a gimmick. They have enough teams for an allstars.
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Post by: Marionete on May 04, 2018, 02:31:15 PM
I'm mad.
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Post by: Xoruz on May 04, 2018, 02:45:43 PM
If Phil's comment about returning to two seasons a year is true, I'm not opposed to an all-star season and a regular cast season. We'll find out in a couple of weeks.

I'm more concerned about the people they're likely to cast from BB.  :furious:
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Post by: I ♥ TAR on May 04, 2018, 02:53:02 PM
This theme doesn't even make sense? So random. Do a cast either full of BB contestants or regular TAR All Stars. BB people will have no idea who are these returnees from TAR, it will be so awkward. Also why are not included people from Survivor? TAR vs. BB vs. Survivor would kinda make sense, tbh.

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Post by: jfarbzz on May 04, 2018, 03:09:11 PM
I want a full All-Star season, this is even worse!
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 04, 2018, 03:13:07 PM
I would HIGHLY suggest not believing everything you read.
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Post by: jfarbzz on May 04, 2018, 03:18:35 PM
I'll just wait for official confirmation from CBS/Phil/Bertram/Elise/whoever before I decide to bang my head against the wall.
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 04, 2018, 03:27:15 PM
That will be at the start line.
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Post by: Marionete on May 04, 2018, 03:41:09 PM
I would HIGHLY suggest not believing everything you read.
I don't think anyone here is taking that info as facts. But that possibly unreliable speculation is the only thing we've got right now.
I wouldn't really put it past them to do such a theme for S31, but I would surely be disappointed as hell.
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Post by: TARmap on May 04, 2018, 04:39:46 PM
This is total spec but the Amazing Race Facebook page just posted a throwback to Brooke and Claireís watermelon incident. If the rumors about BB vs TAR are true, could Brooke and Claire possibly be racing again???
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Post by: jb542 on May 04, 2018, 05:16:45 PM
This is total spec but the Amazing Race Facebook page just posted a throwback to Brooke and Claireís watermelon incident. If the rumors about BB vs TAR are true, could Brooke and Claire possibly be racing again???

I wouldn't be surprised. TAR usually doesn't post a lot about past seasons. They do, but barely.
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Post by: Nyoman_SB1 on May 04, 2018, 06:05:06 PM
https://twitter.com/TheGameSurvivor/status/992189783144390656

Is this real?

i would be so MAD if this is true. I don't want to see another gimmick season or racer from other reality shows. Enough is Enough  :dick
Producers should listen to all TAR loyal fans
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Post by: jb542 on May 04, 2018, 06:23:17 PM
Another rumor:
https://twitter.com/RedmondSurvivor/status/992538338618994688

The person who runs Inside Survivor which reveals Survivor twists/spoilers, is saying that "Let's just say Survivor isn't missing out on this party"
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Post by: BourkieBoy on May 04, 2018, 06:29:16 PM
OMG, WHAT have I woken up to!  :groan:

What is wrong with just going back to 'old-school' TAR, when you have NORMAL casts and NORMAL race structure.

I have NEVER watched an episode of BB and I don't watch American Survivor. I will not know whom the BB racers are.

I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO WATCH A BB SEASON TO UNDERSTAND CONTESTANTS OF TAR!

Why fix something that isn't broken...
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Post by: I ♥ TAR on May 04, 2018, 06:29:54 PM
I would be ok with TAR vs BB vs Survivor season, tbh. Would that mean 12 teams again? I hope so...
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Post by: Marionete on May 04, 2018, 06:32:41 PM
OMG, WHAT have I woken up to!  :groan:

What is wrong with just going back to 'old-school' TAR, when you have NORMAL casts and NORMAL race structure.

I have NEVER watched an episode of BB and I don't watch American Survivor. I will not know whom the BB racers are.

I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO WATCH A BB SEASON TO UNDERSTAND CONTESTANTS OF TAR!

Why fix something that isn't broken...
Your logic is very weird.
You're asking for random people, but you're mad that you won't recognise BB contestants. ??? They'll just be randoms to you then.

I personally don't mind it that much, but I'm seriously concerned it's gonna kill the show.



Aaaand if Redmond's tweeting about it, I'm not questioning the rumours anymore...
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Post by: fossil-racer on May 04, 2018, 06:54:53 PM
They could do 22 individuals from BB, TAR and Survivor and do the strangers twist. It would make up 11 teams.

I would be ok with TAR vs BB vs Survivor season, tbh. Would that mean 12 teams again? I hope so...
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Post by: Lemontail on May 04, 2018, 07:09:39 PM
PLEASE, JUST A REGULAR SEASON, WE NEED A BREAK.

I wonder if we can complain via email to them.
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Post by: HavaDrPepper on May 04, 2018, 07:21:53 PM
Another rumor:
https://twitter.com/RedmondSurvivor/status/992538338618994688

The person who runs Inside Survivor which reveals Survivor twists/spoilers, is saying that "Let's just say Survivor isn't missing out on this party"

My mind so jumped to 2 former BB contestants that also played Survivor... wonder if they will now be on the 3rd show for the trifecta.

(Hayden, winner of BB 12, contestant on Survivor 27: Blood Vs Water finishing in 7th place)
(Caleb aka Beast-Mode Cowboy, from BB 16 finishing in 4th place and contestant on Survivor 32: Kaoh Rong pulled from game for exhaustion finishing in 15th, and Survivor 34: Game Changers finishing in 18th)
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Post by: RachelLeVega on May 04, 2018, 07:22:31 PM
OMG, WHAT have I woken up to!  :groan:

What is wrong with just going back to 'old-school' TAR, when you have NORMAL casts and NORMAL race structure.

I have NEVER watched an episode of BB and I don't watch American Survivor. I will not know whom the BB racers are.

I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO WATCH A BB SEASON TO UNDERSTAND CONTESTANTS OF TAR!

Why fix something that isn't broken...
Didn't we JUST have Cody & Jessica and Keith & Whitney on a while ago? :groan:
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Post by: justmjlayson on May 04, 2018, 07:48:29 PM
Aside from Jody and Keithney, I am afraid Brenchel will be there too. Considering with the new gimmick, I bet maybe 6 TAR cast, 3 BB cast, and 2 Survivor cast?
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Post by: ianthebalance on May 04, 2018, 07:55:47 PM
I fear the CBS exes saw the higher ratings from last season and assume it was purely Jody who caused the success, as apposed to the better timeslot
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Post by: Marionete on May 04, 2018, 07:56:17 PM
I like fossil-racer's idea about the strangers twist a lot, actually.
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Post by: zuzuspetals on May 04, 2018, 07:57:01 PM
I would HIGHLY suggest not believing everything you read.


Agreed.  Look at the reveals, all in a few hours.


1.  TMZ says it is ALL BB teams !

2.  RealityBlurred then says no, it's a mix of BB teams and TAR returnee teams !!

3.  Redmond then says no, it's a mix of BB teams, TAR returnee teams, and Survivor teams !!!

Why would TMZ's source not know about the TAR returnees and the Survivor teams ??
Why would RealityBlurred's source not know about the Survivor teams ??

Here's why, IMHO.  RealBlur credited TMZ for the BB teams before adding the TAR returnees.  Redmond credited TMZ for the BB teams and RealBlur for the TAR returnees before adding the Survivor teams.  So what? you may ask.

Here's what I think happened.  TMZ reported on the BB teams from sources (or rumours).  RB read what TMZ reported and thought, Hey, I've heard sources (or rumours) that TAR returnees were contacted too, so that's what he reported.  Redmond read what the first two guys reported and thought, Hey, I've heard sources (or rumours) that Survivor duos were contacted too, so that's what he reported.

So we have TMZ 'spoiling' BB teams, RB 'spoiling' TAR returnees and Redmond 'spoiling' Survivor duos.  So who's right ?

I would say each are right that BB players and TAR players and Survivor players have been called.  But just called.  It happens before every season of BB, it happens before every season of TAR, it happens before every season of Survivor - calls are made.  Lots and lots and lots of calls.  Checking interest, checking availability.  The vast majority of these seasonal calls amount to SQUAT.  TAR cast Romber because they were popular and relevant at that point in time.  Same for Brenchel.  And Jordeff.  And Jody.  Dani/Dom were probably called.  Dan/Memphis were probably called.  Derrick/Cody were probably called.  Other duos too.  And they were NOT cast, for whatever reasons.

Only one of TMZ or RB or Redmond could be right.  But the fact that their 'spoilers' do not match up fully leads me to believe it's all much ado about nothing.  I am still expecting a newbie season.


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Post by: BourkieBoy on May 04, 2018, 08:02:19 PM
If it's TAR v BB v Survivor, then I wonder if they will visited countries where Survivor has been filmed... ???
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Post by: Maanca on May 04, 2018, 08:27:30 PM
If it's TAR v BB v Survivor, then I wonder if they will visited countries where Survivor has been filmed... ???

Maybe that'd mean finally getting Fiji as a TAR country :lol:

Survivor's spent like the last 5 seasons there.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 04, 2018, 08:28:08 PM
I fear the CBS exes saw the higher ratings from last season and assume it was purely Jody who caused the success, as apposed to the better timeslot
Then CBS execs are actually dumber than I thought.
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Post by: north09 on May 04, 2018, 08:31:19 PM
I would HIGHLY suggest not believing everything you read.


Agreed.  Look at the reveals, all in a few hours.


1.  TMZ says it is ALL BB teams !

2.  RealityBlurred then says no, it's a mix of BB teams and TAR returnee teams !!

3.  Redmond then says no, it's a mix of BB teams, TAR returnee teams, and Survivor teams !!!

Why would TMZ's source not know about the TAR returnees and the Survivor teams ??
Why would RealityBlurred's source not know about the Survivor teams ??

Here's why, IMHO.  RealBlur credited TMZ for the BB teams before adding the TAR returnees.  Redmond credited TMZ for the BB teams and RealBlur for the TAR returnees before adding the Survivor teams.  So what? you may ask.

Here's what I think happened.  TMZ reported on the BB teams from sources (or rumours).  RB read what TMZ reported and thought, Hey, I've heard sources (or rumours) that TAR returnees were contacted too, so that's what he reported.  Redmond read what the first two guys reported and thought, Hey, I've heard sources (or rumours) that Survivor duos were contacted too, so that's what he reported.

So we have TMZ 'spoiling' BB teams, RB 'spoiling' TAR returnees and Redmond 'spoiling' Survivor duos.  So who's right ?

I would say each are right that BB players and TAR players and Survivor players have been called.  But just called.  It happens before every season of BB, it happens before every season of TAR, it happens before every season of Survivor - calls are made.  Lots and lots and lots of calls.  Checking interest, checking availability.  The vast majority of these seasonal calls amount to SQUAT.  TAR cast Romber because they were popular and relevant at that point in time.  Same for Brenchel.  And Jordeff.  And Jody.  Dani/Dom were probably called.  Dan/Memphis were probably called.  Derrick/Cody were probably called.  Other duos too.  And they were NOT cast, for whatever reasons.

Only one of TMZ or RB or Redmond could be right.  But the fact that their 'spoilers' do not match up fully leads me to believe it's all much ado about nothing.  I am still expecting a newbie season.
I'm more inclined to believe this. It's like a game of telephone.
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Post by: jb542 on May 04, 2018, 08:34:33 PM
I fear the CBS exes saw the higher ratings from last season and assume it was purely Jody who caused the success, as apposed to the better timeslot
Then CBS execs are actually dumber than I thought.

Well they did decide to put TAR at 10pm on a Thursday... haha
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 04, 2018, 10:11:05 PM
http://insidesurvivor.com/former-survivor-contestants-on-season-31-amazing-race-33711


4-4-4
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Post by: TARmap on May 04, 2018, 10:14:02 PM
http://insidesurvivor.com/former-survivor-contestants-on-season-31-amazing-race-33711


4-4-4

Does that mean we could get a 13 leg race??
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Post by: fossil-racer on May 04, 2018, 10:20:43 PM
http://insidesurvivor.com/former-survivor-contestants-on-season-31-amazing-race-33711


4-4-4

Does that mean we could get a 13 leg race??

Or the dreaded double elimination back in Season 19
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Post by: Xoruz on May 04, 2018, 10:32:31 PM
http://insidesurvivor.com/former-survivor-contestants-on-season-31-amazing-race-33711


4-4-4

Does that mean we could get a 13 leg race??

Or the dreaded double elimination back in Season 19

Or worse: starting line elimination.
Best case: 2 NELs/KORs

IF, big if, all this is true, I'm intrigued to say the least (I have put some thought into a CBS Reality Olympics, and this is definitely more palatable than an all BB TAR season)
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Post by: Philimination on May 04, 2018, 10:58:38 PM
http://insidesurvivor.com/former-survivor-contestants-on-season-31-amazing-race-33711


4-4-4

Does that mean we could get a 13 leg race??

Or the dreaded double elimination back in Season 19

Or worse: starting line elimination.
Best case: 2 NELs/KORs

IF, big if, all this is true, I'm intrigued to say the least (I have put some thought into a CBS Reality Olympics, and this is definitely more palatable than an all BB TAR season)

It could also be a 4-team finale, with midpoint elimination...

Or a completely new twist, like an elimination KOR
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Post by: claude_24hrs on May 04, 2018, 11:00:50 PM
http://insidesurvivor.com/former-survivor-contestants-on-season-31-amazing-race-33711


4-4-4

It could mean a 4-4-4 (12 team) format on a standard 12-leg race with a possibility of starting line elimination in the first leg.
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Post by: Philimination on May 04, 2018, 11:03:07 PM
Although to be honest I could also see them going 3-3-3 with 2 hybrid teams, just to keep the 11 team format

But then the "versus" bit wouldn't make much sense
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 04, 2018, 11:28:31 PM
There's so many different factors to consider in terms of how any of this will work, most importantly is the timeslot and whether or not TAR is back twice a season or just a midseason filler.

If it's a midseason benchwarmer or even if it is guaranteed merely to bridge Survivor seasons in the slot, then doing this most gimmick season of all is even less appealing.
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Post by: ianthebalance on May 04, 2018, 11:32:52 PM
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 04, 2018, 11:41:33 PM
There's so many different factors to consider in terms of how any of this will work, most importantly is the timeslot and whether or not TAR is back twice a season or just a midseason filler.

If it's a midseason benchwarmer or even if it is guaranteed merely to bridge Survivor seasons in the slot, then doing this most gimmick season of all is even less appealing.


We should get two seasons unless this one kills us.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 04, 2018, 11:44:18 PM
I was wondering why the CBS social media intern decided to flashback to the Brooke & Claire's watermelon moment today.
https://twitter.com/AmazingRaceCBS/status/992448777477816320
But maybe it makes sense now. They're one of the TAR All-Stars being asked back for this clusterfrak of desperation.  :groan:

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Post by: TARmap on May 05, 2018, 12:25:15 AM
I was wondering why the CBS social media intern decided to flashback to the Brooke & Claire's watermelon moment today.
https://twitter.com/AmazingRaceCBS/status/992448777477816320
But maybe it makes sense now. They're one of the TAR All-Stars being asked back for this clusterfrak of desperation.  :groan:

If Brooke and Claire are on this season, I have at least some hope that the TAR All-Stars will be somewhat decent. I've been hoping that they would race again for so long. Although I would have still much preferred an all TAR All-Star season to this.
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Post by: fossil-racer on May 05, 2018, 12:41:40 AM
I was wondering why the CBS social media intern decided to flashback to the Brooke & Claire's watermelon moment today.
https://twitter.com/AmazingRaceCBS/status/992448777477816320
But maybe it makes sense now. They're one of the TAR All-Stars being asked back for this clusterfrak of desperation.  :groan:

If Brooke and Claire are on this season, I have at least some hope that the TAR All-Stars will be somewhat decent. I've been hoping that they would race again for so long. Although I would have still much preferred an all TAR All-Star season to this.

Brooke and Claire and Kym and Alli would be awesome but I would save them for a full allstars.

Honestly, I feel like the FF teams for BB could be the Twins in Season 17 as well as Vanessa/Tiffany.
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Post by: Nyoman_SB1 on May 05, 2018, 12:46:15 AM
I was wondering why the CBS social media intern decided to flashback to the Brooke & Claire's watermelon moment today.
https://twitter.com/AmazingRaceCBS/status/992448777477816320
But maybe it makes sense now. They're one of the TAR All-Stars being asked back for this clusterfrak of desperation.  :groan:

If Brooke and Claire are on this season, I have at least some hope that the TAR All-Stars will be somewhat decent. I've been hoping that they would race again for so long. Although I would have still much preferred an all TAR All-Star season to this.

All the things you said
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Post by: Marionete on May 05, 2018, 12:52:28 AM
Vanessa & Tiffany would absolutely be TV gold :funny:
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Post by: ilovetoread on May 05, 2018, 02:53:11 AM
Vanessa & Tiffany would absolutely be TV gold :funny:

Who would cry the most? there's no way to decide!
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Post by: Cocoa on May 05, 2018, 04:36:09 AM
OK if they are insisting on doing TAR vs Survivor vs BB, they better cast the best (and entertaining) teams!
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Post by: violetb1911 on May 05, 2018, 05:05:07 AM
I still think this TAR x Survivor x BB season is stupid, but Brooke & Claire <3

I mean if we could convince them to return then why couldn't they go full fledged TAR only All-Stars? *sigh*
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Post by: jfarbzz on May 05, 2018, 06:34:10 AM
http://insidesurvivor.com/former-survivor-contestants-on-season-31-amazing-race-33711


4-4-4
Is this a legitimate source? And where in the article does it say 4-4-4?
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Post by: TheRabbi on May 05, 2018, 06:36:43 AM
I still loathe this idea, but it's better than a pure BB edition. Predictions on the TAR teams? I'm guessing Justin and Diana and Kristi and Jen for starters.
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Post by: TARUSAFan on May 05, 2018, 07:57:40 AM
Just saw this and wow. I AM APPALLED AND DISGUSTED WITH THE IDEA. It should be called The Amazing Race: Desperate for Viewers Edition. Terrible idea. I would prefer a new cast from different ages although I would not mind with 1-2 "Popular" Teams because casting would most likely do it. BUT THIS, JUST NO!!! FOR THE LOVE OF TAR NO MORE GIMMICKS FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.
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Post by: TARUSAFan on May 05, 2018, 07:59:49 AM
If Brooke & Claire are slated for the cast. Just no! Save them for the All Stars. They are more deserving to be in an All-Star Amazing Race Season, not this.
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Post by: RealityFan11 on May 05, 2018, 10:00:50 AM
Im not a fan of this twist/theme but if it gains more ratings and keeps the show on the air longer, then I can live with it. I know we would all rather see all stars or all new teams and if they need a gimmick they could do a fans vs favorites.  I just hope they go to countries survivor has been to.
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 05, 2018, 10:20:29 AM
http://insidesurvivor.com/former-survivor-contestants-on-season-31-amazing-race-33711


4-4-4
Is this a legitimate source? And where in the article does it say 4-4-4?

Very. Martin is the source of all our well researched Survivor info.

He didn't say 4-4-4. That is MY take on the news.

This IS happening folks. I do NOT like it but its a done deal.

The next season is a mash up of Survivor/BB/ and TAR racers.
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Post by: The Amazing JAJ on May 05, 2018, 10:25:43 AM
You know what? We just need to accept it and let it happen. If it can bring good ratings, then we could have another normal season.
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Post by: Plaidmoon on May 05, 2018, 11:19:13 AM
Survivor has been recycling past cast members for at least a portion of the cast for quite a few seasons now and I believe BB has as well (don't follow it closely). I suspect that once they start doing it on TAR (probably at CBS's urging) it'll become a semi-permanent feature most seasons.  :groan:
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Post by: zuzuspetals on May 05, 2018, 11:38:39 AM
http://insidesurvivor.com/former-survivor-contestants-on-season-31-amazing-race-33711


4-4-4
Is this a legitimate source? And where in the article does it say 4-4-4?

Very. Martin is the source of all our well researched Survivor info.

He didn't say 4-4-4. That is MY take on the news.

This IS happening folks. I do NOT like it but its a done deal.

The next season is a mash up of Survivor/BB/ and TAR racers.


Redmond's good at spoiling Survivor casts and themes.  He doesn't spoil BB or TAR.  IMHO his post does NOT make it a 'done deal'.



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Post by: georgiapeach on May 05, 2018, 12:01:58 PM

Redmond's good at spoiling Survivor casts and themes.  He doesn't spoil BB or TAR.  IMHO his post does NOT make it a 'done deal'.



His post did not say that zuzu. MINE did.
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Post by: zuzuspetals on May 05, 2018, 12:08:35 PM

Redmond's good at spoiling Survivor casts and themes.  He doesn't spoil BB or TAR.  IMHO his post does NOT make it a 'done deal'.



His post did not say that zuzu. MINE did.

What confused me is that you went from "I would HIGHLY suggest not believing everything you read"  to "4-4-4" with a Redmond link  to a "done deal".

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Post by: violetb1911 on May 05, 2018, 12:32:06 PM
The Amazing Race: Desperate for Viewers Edition.
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Post by: DavidJunior on May 05, 2018, 12:35:32 PM
What about a cast that includes hybrids?  But not in our traditional sense (Eric/Danielle, Mark/Mallory), but hybrids in the shows that they've been on.

Like Rob/Amber are hybrid Survivor/Amazing Race, Jeff/Jordan, Brendan/Rachel, Cody/Jessica are hybrid Big Brother/Amazing Race

I could see TPTB doing something along the lines of:
2 pure BB
2 pure Surv.
2 pure TAR
5 assorted multi-show teams

It would help 'keep balance' while still having 11 teams (also opening the door for Romber/Brenchal/Jordeff/Jody/Keithney to return)
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Post by: TheRabbi on May 05, 2018, 12:54:21 PM
I might be more open to the idea if we were guaranteed a 2 season renewal. If we only get one season in the 2018-19 window, like the last 2 years, then this disaster is very unfortunate. If this crossover season airs in the fall and we get a regular season in the spring, I could be more open to it.
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Post by: jb542 on May 05, 2018, 02:18:04 PM
I might be more open to the idea if we were guaranteed a 2 season renewal. If we only get one season in the 2018-19 window, like the last 2 years, then this disaster is very unfortunate. If this crossover season airs in the fall and we get a regular season in the spring, I could be more open to it.

Exactly. If they do 1 season as a cast twist and another season with regular people it kinda works. If they keep doing the midseason thing with gimmick twists its not
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 05, 2018, 02:53:35 PM

Redmond's good at spoiling Survivor casts and themes.  He doesn't spoil BB or TAR.  IMHO his post does NOT make it a 'done deal'.



His post did not say that zuzu. MINE did.

What confused me is that you went from "I would HIGHLY suggest not believing everything you read"  to "4-4-4" with a Redmond link  to a "done deal".



Highly suggest was for the Missyae and TMZ posts saying 31 was all BB season. Then realityblurred getting closer with BB and TAR but still not right.

Then Redmond added Survivor players into the mix.

That's when I posted it as a 4-4-4 cast.

Sorry, people posting incorrect info made for a confusing day for everyone!  No worries.
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Post by: ilovetoread on May 05, 2018, 04:36:03 PM
I'm much more okay with this idea now that it's all 3 shows, though the TAR people definitely have an advantage.

I'm sure we will see Jen and Kristi again as one of the teams. I'm hoping for a Wendall and Domenic Survivor team, but sadly feel we will get some young team like with Michael and Seabastian.

All the people touting that there was no way this was true are cracking me up.  :funny:
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Post by: fossil-racer on May 05, 2018, 04:43:13 PM
I'm much more okay with this idea now that it's all 3 shows, though the TAR people definitely have an advantage.

I'm sure we will see Jen and Kristi again as one of the teams. I'm hoping for a Wendall and Domenic Survivor team, but sadly feel we will get some young team like with Michael and Seabastian.

All the people touting that there was no way this was true are cracking me up.  :funny:

Domenic and Chris would be a great team tbh or Laura/Ciera
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Post by: justmjlayson on May 05, 2018, 05:15:29 PM
What about Kym & Alli? I hope they're also part of the new season...
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Post by: BritishTARFan on May 05, 2018, 05:16:10 PM
If Rob & Amber return  :lol:

Kym & Alli would be nice
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 05, 2018, 06:12:29 PM
You know what? We just need to accept it and let it happen. If it can bring good ratings, then we could have another normal season.

Or this could kill it for good, tbh. And who's to say they won't keep doing dumb gimmicks like this if it actually rates well instead of going "normal"

I agree about not wasting a team like Brooke & Claire on this.

Also, they have to get Brenchel, guaranteed. Because otherwise what's the point. Even getting Natalie & Nadiya back as well. Getting actual TAR All-Stars who are also legit all stars from their other shows too.

The Amazing Race: Desperate for Viewers Edition.
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Post by: Marionete on May 05, 2018, 06:13:48 PM
The hate on facebook is gonna reach a new level. :groan:

I am hearing "regular" season--whatever that means these days!


 :conf: :conf: :conf:
Oh well.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 05, 2018, 06:19:25 PM
The hate on facebook is gonna reach a new level. groan:
Good! They should hear it loud and clear. It would be well deserved.
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Post by: Marionete on May 05, 2018, 06:26:47 PM
The bad thing is, people just hate on everything.
Not even just with TAR, not even just with reality TV.

And most producers just put it down to "people are afraid of change", which is correct in some cases, but oftentimes it's actually not that.

With this season, I guess the best way to put it is that I am afraid. I don't want the race to die, and I fear losing a lot of regulars, so even though I actually don't mind the idea that much (I think it will be entertaining), I just KNOW that it will not be well received.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 05, 2018, 06:41:02 PM
Blind dates and strangers are a "change". A full cast of reality show crossovers are a desperate gimmick and just slaps TAR in the face by saying, you are #3 behind survivor and bb
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Post by: north09 on May 05, 2018, 08:00:44 PM
My biggest problem with this is it makes the producers sound arrogant enough to see what the general public likes and doesn't like and then go ahead and do something as unpopular as this just because they can. To me it is a bit of a way to try and kill the show, and even I as a long time fan might have to draw the line at this. It's no longer the show I love at this point, it's just a parody of itself.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on May 05, 2018, 08:19:44 PM
This BETER have a BLOODY good route...

I'm still so angry over this theme...  :furious:
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Post by: jfarbzz on May 05, 2018, 08:31:34 PM
You know what? We just need to accept it and let it happen. If it can bring good ratings, then we could have another normal season.
Haha no. If this gets good ratings, itíll give them more incentive to do more gimmick seasons thatíll pull in more viewers. And thatís a damn shame. There are plenty of people who would watch a normal TAR season because they love the race, but instead theyíre focusing on casting people who are semi-famous and/or been on some other CBS shows instead of regular everyday people like you and me. And itís frustrating because I recently turned 21, Iím old enough to race, and I never will because theyíll choose gimmicky people instead of me. Just go back to normal seasons guys, itís what most fans want.
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Post by: ianthebalance on May 05, 2018, 08:32:29 PM
I hate to say this, but I might not watch 31
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Post by: ovalorange on May 05, 2018, 09:15:56 PM
This BETER have a BLOODY good route...

I disagree. I hope we're not wasting a good route on this cast because they do not deserve it.

Throw them into a bunch of third world countries and watch these so called stars meltdown and suffer.

I'm just prepping myself that this upcoming season may reach 24 levels of trash :2hearts:
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Post by: BourkieBoy on May 05, 2018, 10:01:32 PM
This BETER have a BLOODY good route...

I disagree. I hope we're not wasting a good route on this cast because they do not deserve it.

Throw them into a bunch of third world countries and watch these so called stars meltdown and suffer.

I'm just prepping myself that this upcoming season may reach 24 levels of trash :2hearts:

I am just saying, that hopefully the route makes up for these STUPID people in production!
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 05, 2018, 10:28:21 PM
The hate on facebook is gonna reach a new level. :groan:

I am hearing "regular" season--whatever that means these days!


 :conf: :conf: :conf:
Oh well.

Yes. In March that was true. Then came April...and all hell broke loose.

And gosh do I ever agree with you all!
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Post by: TARUSAFan on May 05, 2018, 11:17:11 PM
This idea was made for producers by producers. Unforgivable. Clearly they did not get the memo that this is not what the public and loyal TAR Fans want. Never in my wildest dreams I would think this idea.

I'm gonna say it again. THE AMAZING RACE: DESPERATE FOR VIEWERS EDITION
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Post by: NELs on May 05, 2018, 11:28:04 PM
 :groan:


Why do they think this is a good idea, it's not. Cody and Jessica did not cause the success of TAR 30, the time slot did. There are many people out there that want to race, but they never will. I hate all this gimmicky crap they've done. The only good one recently was the strangers one, because it cast ordinary people that do everyday things. I just hope this is not true, because the race will die off. This actually makes me dislike Cody and Jessica even more. At least Rob and Amber did not tell the TAR producers that they need to do a Survivor season.
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Post by: ianthebalance on May 05, 2018, 11:34:47 PM
The Amazing Race had a good run. 31 seasons is quite impressive.
RIP TAR
2001-2018
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Post by: ilovetoread on May 05, 2018, 11:36:13 PM
:groan:


Why do they think this is a good idea, it's not. Cody and Jessica did not cause the success of TAR 30, the time slot did. There are many people out there that want to race, but they never will. I hate all this gimmicky crap they've done. The only good one recently was the strangers one, because it cast ordinary people that do everyday things. I just hope this is not true, because the race will die off. This actually makes me dislike Cody and Jessica even more. At least Rob and Amber did not tell the TAR producers that they need to do a Survivor season.

You think Jessica and Cody told the producers to do a BB season and they listened?  :idgit
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Post by: ilovetoread on May 05, 2018, 11:38:51 PM
This idea was made for producers by producers. Unforgivable. Clearly they did not get the memo that this is not what the public and loyal TAR Fans want. Never in my wildest dreams I would think this idea.

I'm gonna say it again. THE AMAZING RACE: DESPERATE FOR VIEWERS EDITION

But do you not see that the loyal TAR fans aren't enough to keep the show going? They are trying to do things to bring more viewers to the show. I heard a podcast today where someone said if it's Survivor/TAR/BB cast, they would watch next season and they hadn't watched in years. This can bring people back. Last season, J/C brought people back to watch who hadn't for a while.

While it's not ideal, at least we are getting former TAR teams. And another season.
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Post by: Lemontail on May 05, 2018, 11:39:58 PM
I am saying this for once again for TAR producers and/or CBS.

NEVER TRUST that Jody caused TAR 30 to become successful. Just trust that better time slot did it.

Also, can we move TAR into other TV networks aka ABC or something?

31 seasons. If it were any other TV series running from 2001 to present, it would have between 15-16 seasons right now, since TAR runs like that because it's impossible to air 12 episodes from September to May. Or 24 episodes, it would be too much.
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Post by: NELs on May 06, 2018, 12:11:35 AM
:groan:


Why do they think this is a good idea, it's not. Cody and Jessica did not cause the success of TAR 30, the time slot did. There are many people out there that want to race, but they never will. I hate all this gimmicky crap they've done. The only good one recently was the strangers one, because it cast ordinary people that do everyday things. I just hope this is not true, because the race will die off. This actually makes me dislike Cody and Jessica even more. At least Rob and Amber did not tell the TAR producers that they need to do a Survivor season.

You think Jessica and Cody told the producers to do a BB season and they listened?  :idgit

What I mean is that Cody and Jessica inspired this season to be made.
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Post by: ilovetoread on May 06, 2018, 12:19:30 AM
:groan:


Why do they think this is a good idea, it's not. Cody and Jessica did not cause the success of TAR 30, the time slot did. There are many people out there that want to race, but they never will. I hate all this gimmicky crap they've done. The only good one recently was the strangers one, because it cast ordinary people that do everyday things. I just hope this is not true, because the race will die off. This actually makes me dislike Cody and Jessica even more. At least Rob and Amber did not tell the TAR producers that they need to do a Survivor season.

You think Jessica and Cody told the producers to do a BB season and they listened?  :idgit

What I mean is that Cody and Jessica inspired this season to be made.

You insinuated they told producers to do a BB season by saying that at least Rob and Amber didn't do that.

I wonder if this a Les Moonves thing? James and Rachel from BB were brought back on seasons because he loved them and wanted more of them on tv. I wonder if he's behind this and it's out of the producers hands?

But with BB players moving over to MTV with some success, it seems they may be trying to keep them on CBS?
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Post by: NELs on May 06, 2018, 12:25:26 AM
:groan:


Why do they think this is a good idea, it's not. Cody and Jessica did not cause the success of TAR 30, the time slot did. There are many people out there that want to race, but they never will. I hate all this gimmicky crap they've done. The only good one recently was the strangers one, because it cast ordinary people that do everyday things. I just hope this is not true, because the race will die off. This actually makes me dislike Cody and Jessica even more. At least Rob and Amber did not tell the TAR producers that they need to do a Survivor season.

You think Jessica and Cody told the producers to do a BB season and they listened?  :idgit

What I mean is that Cody and Jessica inspired this season to be made.

You insinuated they told producers to do a BB season by saying that at least Rob and Amber didn't do that.

I wonder if this a Les Moonves thing? James and Rachel from BB were brought back on seasons because he loved them and wanted more of them on tv. I wonder if he's behind this and it's out of the producers hands?

But with BB players moving over to MTV with some success, it seems they may be trying to keep them on CBS?

I see what you mean, what I meant was right after Rob and Amber went to TAR, the producers did not want to make a Survivor season, they wanted to keep the show fresh.
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Post by: violetb1911 on May 06, 2018, 01:46:17 AM
This thread in the past two days, basically:

(https://i.imgur.com/bLygB3M.gif)
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Post by: jb542 on May 06, 2018, 06:46:03 AM
http://www.tmz.com/2018/05/06/amazing-race-winners-cody-nickson-jessica-graf-big-brother-evel-dick/

Jess and Cody were on TMZ about TAR:BB. Cody says he wants a new cast
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Post by: Gra1162 on May 06, 2018, 07:05:17 AM
http://www.tmz.com/2018/05/06/amazing-race-winners-cody-nickson-jessica-graf-big-brother-evel-dick/

Jess and Cody were on TMZ about TAR:BB. Cody says he wants a new cast
Good  :tup: if its all BB i will totally freak i am okay with surviour but BB  :d025:
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Post by: ilovetoread on May 06, 2018, 08:06:39 AM
http://www.tmz.com/2018/05/06/amazing-race-winners-cody-nickson-jessica-graf-big-brother-evel-dick/

Jess and Cody were on TMZ about TAR:BB. Cody says he wants a new cast

Thatís always been his stance, which is why he tried to get Paul out week one of bb.  No returning players.
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Post by: jfarbzz on May 06, 2018, 08:07:03 AM
:groan:


Why do they think this is a good idea, it's not. Cody and Jessica did not cause the success of TAR 30, the time slot did. There are many people out there that want to race, but they never will. I hate all this gimmicky crap they've done. The only good one recently was the strangers one, because it cast ordinary people that do everyday things. I just hope this is not true, because the race will die off. This actually makes me dislike Cody and Jessica even more. At least Rob and Amber did not tell the TAR producers that they need to do a Survivor season.

You think Jessica and Cody told the producers to do a BB season and they listened?  :idgit

What I mean is that Cody and Jessica inspired this season to be made.

You insinuated they told producers to do a BB season by saying that at least Rob and Amber didn't do that.

I wonder if this a Les Moonves thing? James and Rachel from BB were brought back on seasons because he loved them and wanted more of them on tv. I wonder if he's behind this and it's out of the producers hands?

But with BB players moving over to MTV with some success, it seems they may be trying to keep them on CBS?

I see what you mean, what I meant was right after Rob and Amber went to TAR, the producers did not want to make a Survivor season, they wanted to keep the show fresh.
Funny you say that seeing how the first season after Romber was Family Edition.
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Post by: Marionete on May 06, 2018, 10:31:40 AM
And family edtion bombed, so they went back to the original format.
Now if this season suceeds, we're probably looking at even more gimmicks down the line. But we've been getting them since 26....

This thread in the past two days, basically:

https://i.imgur.com/bLygB3M.gif
Very accurate. :cmaslol
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Post by: Jobby on May 06, 2018, 11:11:30 AM
At first I read an all BB cast and I was like SERIOUS? RIP TAR.

Then if it's a TAR VS SURVIVOR VS BB?

HAHAHAHA I AM THE MINORITY WHO LIKES THE IDEA. WHOOOOOHOOOOOO.

I hope they throw in some Immunity Idol and HoH challenges too!

And then we complicate the race and it becomes THE BIG AMAZING SURVIVOR BROTHER RACE.

AND THEN VIEWERS GET CONFUSED BY THE NEW RACE FORMAT AND THEY DON'T WANT THE AMAZING RACE ANYMORE.

AND THIS SHOW GETS CANCELLED. WOW WOWOWOWOWOW.

YAY.
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Post by: couchracer on May 06, 2018, 12:26:53 PM
I laughed at the Sponge Bob video. Wow emotions run high, I love TAR. I will watch it.
Had to laugh at Jobby's immunity thing I guess from Survivor.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 06, 2018, 01:05:44 PM
This BETER have a BLOODY good route...

I hope we're not wasting a good route on this cast because they do not deserve it.
Agreed!

This idea was made for producers by producers. Unforgivable. Clearly they did not get the memo that this is not what the public and loyal TAR Fans want. Never in my wildest dreams I would think this idea.

I'm gonna say it again. THE AMAZING RACE: DESPERATE FOR VIEWERS EDITION

Bertram and Elise definitely, but Mr. Julie Chen has also had a big hand in the show as well. Bertram and Elise have even mentioned it in several interviews how Moonves suggests something and they basically say YES! at everything. Though I would hope Bertram and Elise push back at least a little at horrible ideas Moonves comes up with.

...

And once again, Cody & Jessica are not the sole reason TAR30 did much better than recent seasons. That is unless the at least 2 million viewers who tuned in for 30 over 29 are all Cody & Jessica/BB fans who are ALL Neilsen families. Every single one.

And no, that is not possible at all. So if Moonves and others at CBS think they are the main reason, there is no wonder why the rest of their primetime schedule has declined faster than NBC and ABC in the last year.
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Post by: Maanca on May 06, 2018, 01:07:25 PM
Mangoez has a point. Julie's husband is none other than the big boss of CBS, which probably gives her some more pull at the network than other hosts.

Because as the saying goes, "happy wife, happy life"
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 06, 2018, 01:11:56 PM
But do you not see that the loyal TAR fans aren't enough to keep the show going? They are trying to do things to bring more viewers to the show. I heard a podcast today where someone said if it's Survivor/TAR/BB cast, they would watch next season and they hadn't watched in years. This can bring people back. Last season, J/C brought people back to watch who hadn't for a while.

While it's not ideal, at least we are getting former TAR teams. And another season.
The ratio of lost loyal fans to new fans is not equal though. And even if it was, then there would be no increase in viewers if loyal TAR fans leave and the same number of other show fans come with no guarantee they stay past this season. The social media season proved that.

We all laugh and are annoyed by the very vocal fans on Facebook who complain. We call them casual fans, but maybe we gotta start thinking of them as loyal fans. They're engaged enough as TAR fans (not fans of BB or Survivor or CBS) to want to comment on Facebook and Twitter. And they are often the loudest in wanting to see regular people race, not celebrities or alums of other reality shows.
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Post by: jb542 on May 06, 2018, 01:36:12 PM
Why does CBS even have a casting website for The Amazing Race? They never use it anymore
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Post by: jb542 on May 06, 2018, 03:15:11 PM
https://twitter.com/TheGameSurvivor/status/993221988213719042

The guy who broke the crossover season is saying James from BB17/18 is on TAR31. Remember: RUMORS
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Post by: Jro on May 06, 2018, 04:46:37 PM
https://twitter.com/TheGameSurvivor/status/993221988213719042

The guy who broke the crossover season is saying James from BB17/18 is on TAR31. Remember: RUMORS

Jeez, out of all people. I'm not even totally against the idea of the 3 show crossover (I'd rather normals than the 3 show crossover, but it should be somewhat intriguing nonetheless), but James was sooooo boring on Big Brother. He only got on the show because he's an Asian with a southern accent and CBS found that pretty unique, but other than that, there was literally nothing exciting about his game. Really hoping this rumor is false.
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Post by: ilovetoread on May 06, 2018, 04:50:54 PM
James is horrible and boring and immature, but Les Moonves loves him. I'm disappointed, but not surprised he's on if this is true.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 06, 2018, 05:34:01 PM
I have honestly not watched a season of BB since the "racist" season, so other than Jocasta and her memes/gifs, James and Jackie & Jeff, I don't really know anyone from recent BB. Even farther back for Survivor. So technically the teams they'll likely pick for this are people I've never heard of.

That doesn't mean I like the idea. If CBS really wanted to do a crossover, Survivor would've been the best show for it. Actual teams of Survivor, TAR and BB alums fighting for their pride of the home show.

Which now makes me think of the most horrible thought. The possibility of "alliances" on TAR now multiplies x100 as we get teams from shows that actually need alliances.  :barf
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Post by: Jro on May 06, 2018, 06:09:49 PM
I thought for sure they were going to pick Alex and Jason or Paul from BB19. Obviously, they still could/could've, but I'm hoping they don't. Alex/Jason wouldn't be a terrible thing because they were good at comps, but eh. I suppose Mark and Elena from BB19 is a possibility, especially because they said they want to go on the show. I also think Victor and Nicole (BB18 + BB16/18) could be a strong possibility if they're still dating, especially because of the rumor that at least 1 big brother winner would be included and Nicole won BB18. Can't really think of any other duos from recent seasons that CBS would take from BB though.
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Post by: Marionete on May 06, 2018, 06:12:11 PM
If there's a FF team from BB, I bet it'll be Vanessa & Tiffany.
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Post by: Jro on May 06, 2018, 06:15:08 PM
If there's a FF team from BB, I bet it'll be Vanessa & Tiffany.

That actually would make a ton of sense.
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Post by: RachelLeVega on May 06, 2018, 07:05:49 PM
Oh geez, I guess we're in for a long one ahead. Enough with the crossovers! We just had two in the past five seasons. If we have TAR three-peaters again (and dare I say four-peaters), I might lose it unless they are teams from the original all-stars season or further back.
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Post by: docol on May 06, 2018, 07:41:32 PM
Come on guys.!!!
WHO cares who plays??
Im just so freaking happy weíre back.!!  :cheer:
It is still the game with love, with a route, 12 legs (probably), challenges and one lucky team winning 1 million dollars.
The show is STILL on, letís celebrate that, embrace whoever races it, and hope for the best for the future of The Amazing Race with this new idea.
Canít wait to track them!

WHOís WITH ME?   :-[
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Post by: Jro on May 06, 2018, 07:49:42 PM
Come on guys.!!!
WHO cares who plays??
Im just so freaking happy weíre back.!!  :cheer:
It is still the game with love, with a route, 12 legs (probably), challenges and one lucky team winning 1 million dollars.
The show is STILL on, letís celebrate that, embrace whoever races it, and hope for the best for the future of The Amazing Race with this new idea.
Canít wait to track them!

WHOís WITH ME?   :-[

I definitely agree that we should just be happy that the race is back, but a good cast still would be nice. If the cast is too boring, casuals won't tune in and that won't bode well for the show.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 06, 2018, 07:58:55 PM
I'd rather the show not be back if this is the start of it going down a road it might not be able to come back from.
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Post by: chill_sd on May 06, 2018, 09:03:33 PM
Come on guys.!!!
WHO cares who plays??
Im just so freaking happy weíre back.!!  :cheer:
It is still the game with love, with a route, 12 legs (probably), challenges and one lucky team winning 1 million dollars.
The show is STILL on, letís celebrate that, embrace whoever races it, and hope for the best for the future of The Amazing Race with this new idea.
Canít wait to track them!

WHOís WITH ME?   :-[
Iím with you. And, on the bright side, live sightings should be plentiful.
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Post by: Marionete on May 06, 2018, 09:29:02 PM
I think this will be the most spoiled season ever, and here I was, thinking I was only gonna look at location spoilers for TAR 31 :cmaslol
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Post by: DavidJunior on May 06, 2018, 09:42:47 PM
I had a terrible thought- what if they bring on Russell and Brandon Hantz?
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Post by: Leafsfan on May 06, 2018, 09:58:11 PM
I had a terrible thought- what if they bring on Russell and Brandon Hantz?

Both are blacklisted by CBS
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Post by: redwings8831 on May 06, 2018, 10:09:10 PM
I had a terrible thought- what if they bring on Russell and Brandon Hantz?

Both are blacklisted by CBS

Willie also :funny:
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Post by: claude_24hrs on May 06, 2018, 10:31:49 PM
I had a terrible thought- what if they bring on Russell and Brandon Hantz?

I posted on Reddit that Brandon Hantz should compete with his father Shawn Hantz. That could be good for Hantzes.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 06, 2018, 11:14:49 PM
So when CBS plops TAR31 back on Fridays at 8pm and the ratings go back to sub-1.0, will the timeslot be blamed or will the horrible casting be blamed? Or both?
Conversely, if CBS miraculously gives TAR31 a Monday-Thursday slot (Sundays would also likely see similar numbers now even with NFL overrun) and the ratings are similar to TAR30, will it be because of the better slot or the stunt casting?

A lot of insanity to be discussed, for sure either way.  :gj:
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Post by: BourkieBoy on May 07, 2018, 01:23:27 AM
It's called THE AMAZING RACE not BIG BROTHER or SURVIVOUR!
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Post by: Nyoman_SB1 on May 07, 2018, 04:03:54 AM
funny that long time ago i had an idea Survivor should make a season called TAR vs BB vs Survivor (6 people each tribe), and now TAR will do that  :gnome

I had a terrible thought- what if they bring on Russell and Brandon Hantz?

 Kass & Abi as a pair would be good  :funny:
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Post by: theschnauzers on May 07, 2018, 10:59:17 AM
Iím still not convinced 31 is going this way.
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Post by: Jobby on May 07, 2018, 11:36:01 AM
I seriously hope if they want to destroy the race, they do it gloriously this season. U-TURNs and Yields every leg, throw in some hidden advantages, Speed Bumps, random Immunity and Reward challenges, Hidden Immunity Idols, slop eating, HoH challenges, PoV challenges etc.

I can't care with whatever they feed us anymore. If they want manufactured drama (like what the recent Survivor has turned into), then do it this season.
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Post by: Marionete on May 07, 2018, 12:50:25 PM
I love you Jobby :funny:
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Post by: RachelLeVega on May 07, 2018, 01:28:53 PM
I seriously hope if they want to destroy the race, they do it gloriously this season. U-TURNs and Yields every leg, throw in some hidden advantages, Speed Bumps, random Immunity and Reward challenges, Hidden Immunity Idols, slop eating, HoH challenges, PoV challenges etc.

I can't care with whatever they feed us anymore. If they want manufactured drama (like what the recent Survivor has turned into), then do it this season.
:conf: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :conf: Don't forget Fast Forwards on every leg, a premiere bringing back the Hazard, and the stripped of belongings non-elimination penalty!
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 07, 2018, 01:46:04 PM
and everyone's favorite...The U-Turn BEFORE the Detour.  :groan:
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Post by: DavidJunior on May 07, 2018, 01:47:34 PM
How about another partner-swap leg with an intersection thrown in for fun?

And head to head comps before the pit stop on every leg- including the finale!

Sounds like a perfect formula to me
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Post by: Marionete on May 07, 2018, 01:49:58 PM
What if we let the public vote for the winner?
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Post by: north09 on May 07, 2018, 01:53:32 PM
Iím still not convinced 31 is going this way.

I'd like to hold onto some hope they won't do this but it seems to me they don't care what anyone wants and only what they think will make them more money.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 07, 2018, 02:08:21 PM
Umm... obviously VOTING U-Turns and Yields every Leg, duh!  :woohoo:

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Post by: violetb1911 on May 07, 2018, 02:08:28 PM
What if we let the public vote for the winner?

This is non-sensical, but considering that 90% of the show's casuals will be boycotting the show to show some sorta solidarity against recruiting teams, I'd like to see how many Americans *actually* vote.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 07, 2018, 02:13:54 PM
What if we let the public vote for the winner?
Maybe not the winner, but let the public vote for who will be U-Turned or Yielded or will get a Fast Forward, Express Pass, etc.
Do it while filming the Race, sort of like Jon Montgomery's check ins for TAR Canada. Have people vote before even seeing a single episode, just base their votes on popularity!  :woohoo:
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Post by: Marionete on May 07, 2018, 02:35:06 PM
America's Next Top Model did public voting a few seasons ago, so why not try that for TAR? :woohoo:

Nah, I'm just jumping on the bandwagon and joking around.
I would rant about Survivor, too, since they've ruined that show with stupid tWIsTssS~ as well, but nobody even cares abotu that show on this board anymore.
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Post by: DavidJunior on May 07, 2018, 02:41:20 PM
Given how notoriously bad we Americans are about getting out and voting for our PRESIDENTS, I'm pretty sure voting numbers would be pretty low for a Reality Show Finale  :lol:
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Post by: BourkieBoy on May 07, 2018, 05:20:04 PM
and everyone's favorite...The U-Turn BEFORE the Detour.  :groan:

Of, and of course this AND the Yield on Leg 11, ala TAR Asia 5! :)  :cheer: :conf:
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Post by: ianthebalance on May 07, 2018, 05:25:51 PM
Imagine if it turned out none of this was true and we all got worked up over nothing  :funny:

But yeah it's quite likely to be true
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Post by: fossil-racer on May 07, 2018, 06:55:09 PM
and everyone's favorite...The U-Turn BEFORE the Detour.  :groan:

Move UTurns to after the Detour and get rid of those Head to Heads
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Post by: zuzuspetals on May 07, 2018, 07:30:56 PM
Naw, they have to make the Head to Head comps more physical  -  Survivor style !!

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Post by: Jobby on May 08, 2018, 04:04:08 AM
if the teams get a chance to vote out one team. THINK about it, if this happened in TAR 27 we might have gotten rid of Justin and Diana easily SIGH

and of course how can we forget, REDEMPTION???

So and so, you are the last team to arrive. If you survive the next three legs of the race and on the Final 5 leg, manage to win the leg, you will get a chance of redemption and the last place team will be eliminated.

Omg ^^ I just realised thatís an amazing idea HAHAHA
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Post by: jb542 on May 08, 2018, 05:26:10 PM
CBS Upfronts are 5/16 so hopefully we hear something about TAR31
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Post by: Jay33 on May 08, 2018, 09:25:07 PM
I had a terrible thought- what if they bring on Russell and Brandon Hantz?

Both are blacklisted by CBS

Russell too? Why?
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Post by: Neobie on May 09, 2018, 01:52:02 AM
This is quite unfortunate news. I've been with TAR for 30 seasons now but I don't think I'll be able to catch up with the backstories of most of the contestants; it's like watching an Avengers movie without knowing any of the characters. If the news is true I'll be passing on this season. :waves:
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Post by: Shedinjx on May 09, 2018, 07:50:16 AM
TMZ says Rachel and Caleb Reynolds (BB16, Survivor 32/34) are in this season.

http://www.tmz.com/#!article/2018/05/09/amazing-race-big-brother-edition-cast-beast-mode-cowboy-rachel-reilly/
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Post by: Jro on May 09, 2018, 08:29:40 AM
TMZ says Rachel and Caleb Reynolds (BB16, Survivor 32/34) are in this season.

http://www.tmz.com/#!article/2018/05/09/amazing-race-big-brother-edition-cast-beast-mode-cowboy-rachel-reilly/

Not shocked whatsoever about Caleb. No idea who his partner would be. I'd say his wife is a possibility but she's outside the realm of the show, so if they're trying to go 100% reality competition show contestants, that breaks that. I guess you can just place him with any of the guys from BB16. As for Brenchel (Though Rachel is the only confirmed one at this point, but it'd make no sense for her to enter with someone other than Brendon), this move may not get well-received but maybe 3rd times a charm for them lol.
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Post by: Gra1162 on May 09, 2018, 08:34:04 AM
TMZ says Rachel and Caleb Reynolds (BB16, Survivor 32/34) are in this season.

http://www.tmz.com/#!article/2018/05/09/amazing-race-big-brother-edition-cast-beast-mode-cowboy-rachel-reilly/

Not shocked whatsoever about Caleb. No idea who his partner would be. I'd say his wife is a possibility but she's outside the realm of the show, so if they're trying to go 100% reality competition show contestants, that breaks that. I guess you can just place him with any of the guys from BB16. As for Brenchel (Though Rachel is the only confirmed one at this point, but it'd make no sense for her to enter with someone other than Brendon), this move may not get well-received but maybe 3rd times a charm for them lol.
Brenchel you're kidding me right  :furious: i would much rather her enter with her best friend she mentioned in eposide 4 of amazing race 20 for surviour i hope snadra comes back or shli ann huang comes  :luvya: :luvya:
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Post by: Jobby on May 09, 2018, 09:08:34 AM
CAN WE HAVE A SANDRA AND CIRIE TEAM AT LEAST? AND WITH THE ENTIRE RACE FILLED WITH ADVANTAGES FOR THEM <333333333

PS: sorry this is not a wish list thread but can't help with all these nonsense talk cause this rumour so far's just totally lol
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Post by: I ♥ TAR on May 09, 2018, 09:10:09 AM
Honestly, this is disgusting.

There are memorable and legendary teams from TAR who never recieved opportunity race again, but Rachel Reilly is going to race for 3RD TIME??? I'm pretty sure she ****talked TAR and said she would never race again after TAR24, so I'm really surprised by this.

So Caleb from all of the CBS reality contestants will be 1st to compete in all three of their shows? I have no words for this... I watched him in Survivor 32/34 and he did absolutely nothing in both of these seasons.

It's really sad to be TAR fan in these days... :(
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Post by: claude_24hrs on May 09, 2018, 09:14:50 AM
Honestly, this is disgusting.

There are memorable and legendary teams from TAR who never recieved opportunity race again, but Rachel Reilly is going to race for 3RD TIME??? I'm pretty sure she ****talked TAR and said she would never race again after TAR24, so I'm really surprised by this.

So Caleb from all of the CBS reality contestants will be 1st to compete in all three of their shows? I have no words for this... I watched him in Survivor 32/34 and he did absolutely nothing in both of these seasons.

It's really sad to be TAR fan in these days... :(

I don't think Rachel R would not go to compete for once more and she should have enough and over in TAR, I am fine for Caleb and he should be partner with his wife for sure.
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Post by: HavaDrPepper on May 09, 2018, 09:32:57 AM
Caleb was the first person I thought of when I heard about BB people doing TAR. And, with him having done Survivor twice as well it gives him the CBS trifecta.  As for a partner for him, I wonder if it would be Tai Trang from the Kaoh Rong season.  The bromance they had was very entertaining.  At least in my opinion!
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Post by: DavidJunior on May 09, 2018, 10:12:07 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if they do it similar to the social media season- have at least one team member fit the gimmick, with a partner attached.

Cole (vine) and Sheri (related)
Zach (vine) and Rachel (married)
Blair (YouTube) and Scott (related)
Marty (viral) and Hagan (related)

That could help circumnavigate the issue of both the other shows not lending themselves to having duos form outside of budding romances- it's possible in both Survivor and Big Brother, but typically not likely.
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Post by: ilovetoread on May 09, 2018, 11:16:10 AM
Rachel's sister was also on BB. Maybe she will compete with her this time?
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Post by: ilovetoread on May 09, 2018, 11:18:52 AM


So Caleb from all of the CBS reality contestants will be 1st to compete in all three of their shows? I have no words for this... I watched him in Survivor 32/34 and he did absolutely nothing in both of these seasons.



He was worse on BB. He was shown as dumb and basically a stalker of a girl on the show who didn't like him. He then treated her badly and got her voted out because she didn't reciprocate his affection.
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Post by: HavaDrPepper on May 09, 2018, 11:28:12 AM


So Caleb from all of the CBS reality contestants will be 1st to compete in all three of their shows? I have no words for this... I watched him in Survivor 32/34 and he did absolutely nothing in both of these seasons.



He was worse on BB. He was shown as dumb and basically a stalker of a girl on the show who didn't like him. He then treated her badly and got her voted out because she didn't reciprocate his affection.

For some reason though CBS seems to love him.  So IMO he will be on TAR.
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Post by: Piper on May 09, 2018, 11:30:38 AM
Let's have all players with no friends/family. No show/team assignments until the start which could be shotgun random team or they draw rocks.

Somewhere along the route they need to meet Julie and Jeff with show tasks involved.  Perhaps start at the BB house for random (or production inspired) team assignments and competition.  Last team to finish are eliminated on the spot and the rest head off to the airport.

Finale could be three teams racing to complete the final tasks with extra votes (advantages) tied to placement (1st gets 3 votes, 2nd gets 2 and third gets 1).  Then have a tribal council of the eliminated teams voting for the winning team of the three finalists.

What a mash-up!
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 09, 2018, 02:51:37 PM
TMZ says Rachel and Caleb Reynolds (BB16, Survivor 32/34) are in this season.

http://www.tmz.com/#!article/2018/05/09/amazing-race-big-brother-edition-cast-beast-mode-cowboy-rachel-reilly/

TMZ also said this was an entirely BB season. Take it FWIW.

:welcome: to RFF!
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 09, 2018, 03:08:35 PM
It should be Rachel and Brendon, but her sister Elissa would be an easy replacement. Then Rachel & Brendon can return for the Ultimate All-Stars final season and it would only technically be their 3rd appearance :clap2: lol
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Post by: Marionete on May 09, 2018, 05:04:01 PM
You know how to ultimately lose casual fans?
Bring back Brenchel and Twinnies.

They won't even need to know who the other BB/Survivor folk are. Plenty boycotted S24 because of those 2 teams.

... although Natalie was well-liked on Survivor, so who knows.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on May 09, 2018, 05:20:33 PM
Please don't bring back Brenchel.

I cannot handle her crying and whinging for ONE SECOND LONGER!
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Post by: Jro on May 09, 2018, 05:49:39 PM
I think Brenchel is quality entertainment tbh
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Post by: Gra1162 on May 09, 2018, 06:33:53 PM
I think Brenchel is quality entertainment tbh
No no no , Sandra and Circe will bring survivor fans to tar and they might countiue to watch
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 09, 2018, 09:07:01 PM
You know how to ultimately lose casual fans?
Bring back Brenchel and Twinnies.

They won't even need to know who the other BB/Survivor folk are. Plenty boycotted S24 because of those 2 teams.

And little did those people know they'd be heroes compared to what other "All-Star" teams became on that abhorrent season.
But that's a discussion for the Previous Seasons thread.

To take this post back on topic, the perfect TAR representatives for this likely also abhorrent season would be at least Dave & Connor, Jet & Cord, Jonathan & Victoria, Art & JJ and plenty others  :tup:
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Post by: Marionete on May 09, 2018, 09:14:23 PM
Don't forget Leo & Jamal. And I think about 4 teams from S28 should be asked back, they'd certainly match BB contestants in energy.

Also, once it starts fipming, I think we should just keep using this thread, but rename it to Bitch, Moan, Squeal. :cmaslol
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Post by: cbacbacba1 on May 09, 2018, 10:31:55 PM
 :lol: if they are seriously doing the TAR VS BB VS Survivor theme, I have a feeling that Cowboys would return for a 4th time  :groan:
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Post by: Gra1162 on May 09, 2018, 10:55:31 PM
:lol: if they are seriously doing the TAR VS BB VS Survivor theme, I have a feeling that Cowboys would return for a 4th time  :groan:
and cancer and luke and margie  :groan:
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Post by: ilovetoread on May 09, 2018, 10:59:53 PM
OMG. If I have to watch Caleb and Luke in one season I may lose my mind.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 09, 2018, 11:55:06 PM
Luke & Margie were pretty tolerable on TAR24 which speaks to the rest of the cast, obviously.

I'd be fine with the Cowboys getting asked back for this mess as long as they will never be asked back again after, like for the Ultimate All-Stars final season  :funny:
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Post by: BourkieBoy on May 10, 2018, 01:11:21 AM
No four-time racers plzthx
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Post by: Gra1162 on May 10, 2018, 02:43:06 AM
SANDRA and Circe pls thc
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Post by: claude_24hrs on May 10, 2018, 03:13:59 AM
No four-time racers plzthx

Hopefully I will agree on this. Especially no threepeaters.
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Post by: zuzuspetals on May 10, 2018, 09:09:56 PM
SANDRA and Circe pls thc


They wouldn't last long at all.  In TAR, you are NOT allowed to sit out half the comps  ...
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Post by: Jro on May 10, 2018, 10:28:15 PM
According to the person that said James from BB17 and 18 is on TAR 31, Janelle Pierzina from BB 6/7/14 and Frank Eudy from BB 14/18 are on TAR 31. Obviously, take that with a grain of salt, but yeah.

Janelle would be super fun to watch. She was a competition beast back in her day, though with 3(?) kids now, idk why she'd compete on TAR.

In any case:

https://twitter.com/TheGameSurvivor/status/994645171248779264 (https://twitter.com/TheGameSurvivor/status/994645171248779264)
https://twitter.com/TheGameSurvivor/status/994645102529310721 (https://twitter.com/TheGameSurvivor/status/994645102529310721)
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Post by: Gra1162 on May 10, 2018, 11:27:23 PM
SANDRA and Circe pls thc


They wouldn't last long at all.  In TAR, you are NOT allowed to sit out half the comps  ...
i don't care Survivour queens in one team a hero and a villian it will REALLY INTERSTING TEAM to watch and will draw more viewers   :conf: and we can ave a TAR 32
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Post by: Marionete on May 11, 2018, 07:25:58 AM
SANDRA and Circe pls thc


They wouldn't last long at all.  In TAR, you are NOT allowed to sit out half the comps  ...
i don't care Survivour queens in one team a hero and a villian it will REALLY INTERSTING TEAM to watch and will draw more viewers   :conf: and we can ave a TAR 32
YES and then CELEBRITY edition for TAR32 with cast of Big Brother CELEBRITY like James Maslow, OMAROSA, Ross Mathews, Brandi Glanville so we have record viewers :cheer: :cheer:
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 11, 2018, 08:51:10 AM
This thread has officially jumped the shark....
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Post by: Marionete on May 11, 2018, 08:54:59 AM
I am sorry, Peach. But I don't know if I can take TAR as a serious show anymore.
Tell me to stop, but right now I am having more fun laughing at everyone's posts than I probably will watching this season.
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Post by: violetb1911 on May 11, 2018, 09:36:42 AM
I am having more fun laughing at everyone's posts than I probably will watching this season.
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Post by: GrandmawLily on May 11, 2018, 09:59:42 AM
SANDRA and Circe pls thc

That's a NO, from me.
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Post by: ghostbusted on May 11, 2018, 11:14:11 AM
Gather up retired politicians for TAR 32 Democrats vs Republicans vs Independents.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 11, 2018, 03:16:41 PM
So now the CBS intern posted Nat & Kat's winning moment. WTF are they thinking posting videos of actual good teams and good seasons? Trying to sabotage this clusterfrak storm that is brewing for TAR31? I don't understand.  :idgit

They also keep using #RACE2EMMYS but the Emmys look at the eligible season(s), not old BETTER seasons.  :idgit :idgit
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 11, 2018, 04:05:08 PM
This thread has officially jumped the shark....

The same can be said for TAR US.
:snicker:

Anyway, Evel Dick is sparring with Missyae on Twitter about possible casting. https://twitter.com/EvelDick/status/994742942723080192
Apparently nobody from CBS' BB wishlist accepted the invite. And CBS is reluctantly putting on a team of "formerly hot, now old moms" who have lost BB multiple times.
I assume one of those moms is Janelle. And I would've thought Rachel is the other mom, but she hasn't "lost BB multiple times" or even been back after she won. Maybe Britney Haynes is a possibility? She's also a mom of 3 kids who hasn't won BB. Any other "mom" houseguest who has been a returning player?

I'd actually wouldn't mind Danielle Reyes racing on TAR.

And omg, if casting is open to a BB houseguest and a partner not from the show, maybe this means Omarosa and her husband can Race. I actually wouldn't mind that either because she would be a perfect person to have on this season, especially if she works her hilarious reality show magic on the other teams. I don't care lol Go scorched earth on this season.
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Post by: Nyoman_SB1 on May 11, 2018, 08:58:23 PM
So now the CBS intern posted Nat & Kat's winning moment. WTF are they thinking posting videos of actual good teams and good seasons? Trying to sabotage this clusterfrak storm that is brewing for TAR31? I don't understand.  :idgit

They also keep using #RACE2EMMYS but the Emmys look at the eligible season(s), not old BETTER seasons.  :idgit :idgit

Are they really want to bring Nat & Kat and Brook & Claire this season??  :nono2:  :nono2: Save them for final All Stars
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 11, 2018, 10:46:35 PM
Posting ads to encourage Emmy voters has nothing to do with 31.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 11, 2018, 11:29:41 PM
Posting old clips has nothing to do with the currently eligible season either. "Give TAR an Emmy this year because it was great in the past." Uh... okay lol

Anyway... this tweet from Missyae (https://twitter.com/TheGameSurvivor/status/994619158577823744)
Quote
Casting made a wish list and their top 3 people turned them down. Casting is worried because some people they cast have lost multiple times in the past. They are afraid it will make casting look bad. They keep recycling "serial losers" #BigBrother20 #TheAmazingRace31 #TAR #BB

I would think casting any non-winning alum from any series would make it look like a season of "losers" and CBS reality show rejects. At least Jordan & Jeff, Brendon & Rachel, Ethan & Jenna and Rob & Amber were winners before getting cast on TAR. And you can argue Alison & Donny were an okay casting at the time as well. She was at least runner up too.
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Post by: Gra1162 on May 11, 2018, 11:59:10 PM
Posting old clips has nothing to do with the currently eligible season either. "Give TAR an Emmy this year because it was great in the past." Uh... okay lol

Anyway... this tweet from Missyae (https://twitter.com/TheGameSurvivor/status/994619158577823744)
Quote
Casting made a wish list and their top 3 people turned them down. Casting is worried because some people they cast have lost multiple times in the past. They are afraid it will make casting look bad. They keep recycling "serial losers" #BigBrother20 #TheAmazingRace31 #TAR #BB

I would think casting any non-winning alum from any series would make it look like a season of "losers" and CBS reality show rejects. At least Jordan & Jeff, Brendon & Rachel, Ethan & Jenna and Rob & Amber were winners before getting cast on TAR. And you can argue Alison & Donny were an okay casting at the time as well. She was at least runner up too.
Um only amber,Rachel did win when they were racing (others idk)
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 12, 2018, 12:08:52 AM
Jordan had just won BB when cast on TAR16. Obviously they would race with their significant others Rob, Brendon and Jeff even if they themselves weren't winners on their shows.
Both Ethan and Jenna of course won Survivor.
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Post by: Gra1162 on May 12, 2018, 12:12:29 AM
I donít think they will cast Ethan and Jenna cause they broke up
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 12, 2018, 12:24:34 AM
I'm just pointing out how previous BB and Survivor crossovers were at least winners when cast on TAR (save for Alison on TAR5 and Cody & Jessica). Now for TAR31, it'll be a cast of likely all losers. Not just alums, but apparently people who have appeared on BB and Survivor more than once and LOST all times they appeared. Plus likely TAR alums who are also non-winners. So therefore, CBS is weary of possibly the perception that TAR31 will be a cast of reality show losers.

And that's a valid concern that carries over to TAR. The headlines being The Amazing Race is in such dire straits that they are now a dumping ground for Survivor and Big Brother rejects. Or as mentioned in this thread before, The Amazing Race: Desperate Edition.
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 12, 2018, 12:55:34 AM
I'm just pointing out how previous BB and Survivor crossovers were at least winners when cast on TAR (save for Alison on TAR5 and Cody & Jessica, Now for TAR31, it'll be a cast of likely all losers. Not just alums, but apparently people who have appeared on BB and Survivor more than once and LOST all times they appeared. Plus likely TAR alums who are also non-winners. So therefore, CBS is weary of possibly the perception that TAR31 will be a cast of reality show losers. ).

And that's a valid concern that carries over to TAR. The headlines being The Amazing Race is in such dire straits that they are now a dumping ground for Survivor and Big Brother rejects. Or as mentioned in this thread before, The Amazing Race: Desperate Edition.

Where are you getting this stuff? Hey I am not thrilled with this idea either. But let's stick to facts please.

Keith and Whitney were on TAR and didn't win Survivor.

There is no evidence that being on BB or Survivor more than once is a criteria for this cast.

I think there are some major assumptions being made here which are not confirmed in any way.

Speculation is fine. But unless you have firm proof, lets be sure to differentiate speculation from fact please.

Info posted elsewhere remains speculation unless there is actual proof. There have been numerous incorrect postings across multiple platforms, so let's all be cautious for now.

Thanks guys!


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Post by: fossil-racer on May 12, 2018, 12:18:40 PM
Take this as a grain of salt but it's interesting to read

https://www.reddit.com/r/TheAmazingRace/comments/8iwooq/tar_31_teams/

The list of rumored teams goes as follows:
BB:
Elissa & Rachel
Nicole & Victor
Caleb & Frankie
Josh & Paul

Survivor:
Rupert & Laura
Adam & Jay
Kelly & Joe
Tina & Katie

TAR:
Brook & Claire
Sheri & Cole
Tiffany & Krista
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Post by: Jro on May 12, 2018, 12:24:03 PM
Yeesh. Josh and Paul would be a super annoying team.
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Post by: Leafsfan on May 12, 2018, 12:28:56 PM
Isn't Tiffany pregnant (or recently given birth)?
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Post by: fossil-racer on May 12, 2018, 12:34:07 PM
Isn't Tiffany pregnant (or recently given birth)?

Yeah. They are not racing for sure.
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 12, 2018, 12:56:20 PM
Take this as a grain of salt but it's interesting to read

https://www.reddit.com/r/TheAmazingRace/comments/8iwooq/tar_31_teams/

The list of rumored teams goes as follows:

NOPE.

Looks like someone had fun with a WISHLIST.
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Post by: Marionete on May 12, 2018, 02:06:38 PM
I wish the whole idea of this season was somebody having fun with their wishlists.
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Post by: zuzuspetals on May 12, 2018, 02:25:29 PM
And I wish people wouldn't quote crap from missyae.  He used Russell Hantz to spoil a few Survivor seasons long ago but hasn't done anything since except (1) steal spoilers from other sites and post them as his own and (2) post lots of pure spec to see what sticks.
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Post by: theschnauzers on May 12, 2018, 04:41:48 PM
CBS has now announced a renewal for Celebrity Big Brother. That worries me as to how season 30 would be cast and aired. Really worries me.
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Post by: jb542 on May 12, 2018, 04:48:07 PM
CBS has now announced a renewal for Celebrity Big Brother. That worries me as to how season 30 would be cast and aired. Really worries me.

They can do the same thing as last time and have TAR start earlier then shift to 9pm
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 12, 2018, 05:35:06 PM
I wish the whole idea of this season was somebody having fun with their wishlists.
:yes: :yes: :yes:

CBS has now announced a renewal for Celebrity Big Brother. That worries me as to how season 30 would be cast and aired. Really worries me.

They can do the same thing as last time and have TAR start earlier then shift to 9pm

The shift to 9pm did not help TAR at all.  People even tuned out for the 9pm episodes of the 2-hour blocks, even without the Olympics and even with the no commercial breaks at the top of the hour.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on May 12, 2018, 06:52:28 PM
More BB contestants and Survivor contestants then ACTUAL TAR TEAMS  :groan:

Final nail in the coffin for me...
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Post by: Nyoman_SB1 on May 12, 2018, 07:50:47 PM
Take this as a grain of salt but it's interesting to read

https://www.reddit.com/r/TheAmazingRace/comments/8iwooq/tar_31_teams/

The list of rumored teams goes as follows:
BB:
Elissa & Rachel
Nicole & Victor
Caleb & Frankie
Josh & Paul

Survivor:
Rupert & Laura
Adam & Jay
Kelly & Joe
Tina & Katie

TAR:
Brook & Claire
Sheri & Cole
Tiffany & Krista

Yeah, This is Amazing Race and only 3 teams represent TAR, meanwhile BB & Survivor each have 4 LOL...  :funny:
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Post by: Jro on May 12, 2018, 08:55:38 PM
Well, that "Rumored team list" was taken down from Reddit, so that settles that lol
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Post by: Leafsfan on May 12, 2018, 08:56:44 PM
The bitching in this thread is quite off-putting.  :groan:
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 12, 2018, 10:08:36 PM
The direction of American TAR is quite off-putting.  :barf
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Post by: TARUSAFan on May 13, 2018, 02:50:44 AM
This season takes the lowest spot for me across all US Seasons. It is already doomed before it even started. The idea alone is atrocious.  :furious:
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Post by: TARUSAFan on May 13, 2018, 02:52:03 AM
THE AMAZING RACE: DESPERATE FOR VIEWERS EDITION
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Post by: kyleisalive on May 13, 2018, 03:46:01 AM
It's disappointing that people are willing to give up on the race over seasons that have neither cast the teams nor started filming.  For people claiming to be fans, it's almost like they want the show to fail.

If they want to check out of these recent seasons by pre-judging everything that happens, maybe they just want the viewership to fall and the show to be canceled outright.  Like fans.

 :idgit

Sometimes it's worse than the FB page, where people whine about 'normal people' not getting cast and insist that 'senior citizen seasons' would be the best option.

Maybe taking rumours with a grain of salt or being open-minded would help some of you enjoy the show a bit more.  Otherwise, maybe beggars can't be choosers.

Yikes.
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Post by: Hysha on May 13, 2018, 04:52:57 AM
And now they say this: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheAmazingRace/comments/8iwooq/tar_31_teams/

"Here's the proper rumored list (includes one former Bb/Survivor player paired with their loved one):

Big Brother:

Josh & Paul

Mark & Elena (alternate for Elissa & Rachel)

Liz & Julia

Nicole & Victor

Caleb & his wife Ashley

Survivor:

Joe & Sierra

Sebastian & Jenna (alternate for Rupert & Laura)

Brad & Monica

Dale & Kelley

Spencer & his girlfiend Marcella (alternate for Tina & Katie)

Adam & his brother Evan

For a bit surprise, no returning TAR teams will compete for TAR 31."



If this is true, I would have loved also some TAR teams, and people who played in old seasons of each reality show, not just people who played on the last 2-3 seasons of each. :/
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Post by: Marionete on May 13, 2018, 05:00:43 AM
That would make sense with the other rumours floating around about CBS' top picks declining the offers.
However, everything would also make sense as unbased speculation and wishlists, so yeah, I'll still wait for more trusted sources, or the actual race to begin.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on May 13, 2018, 05:05:47 AM
So, now their saying NO TAR teams will complete this season?

Jesus Christ, this season just keeps getting worse and worse...
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Post by: TARUSAFan on May 13, 2018, 05:43:04 AM
So when is the atrocious TAR 31 going to start filming? I just hope the producers cancel this pathetic idea at the last minute.
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 13, 2018, 06:54:15 AM
OKAY guys ENOUGH. Whining week is OVER.

NO more false info from other sites  to be posted here.

TAR 31 is CASTED. TAR 31 Will be filming in about 3 weeks +/-.

If YOU HATE This idea, then write CBS and WRP and tell them so. But having a few FACTS  to support your anger would be good.

Otherwise can we  move forward and just hope for the best?

I really hate to see a lot of moaning and groaning when we still have a lot to learn about tis season.

Gosh knows the idea does NOT thrill me either. I am grieving for the might have been's too. But it is what it is so let's do our best to SEE what happens.

Moving on....

Back to PRE-RACE FACTS and Speculation on them please.

And FACTS do not include fantasy lists from other sites.



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Post by: Plaidmoon on May 13, 2018, 11:24:48 AM
It's disappointing that people are willing to give up on the race over seasons that have neither cast the teams nor started filming.  For people claiming to be fans, it's almost like they want the show to fail.

If they want to check out of these recent seasons by pre-judging everything that happens, maybe they just want the viewership to fall and the show to be canceled outright.  Like fans.

 :idgit

Sometimes it's worse than the FB page, where people whine about 'normal people' not getting cast and insist that 'senior citizen seasons' would be the best option.

Maybe taking rumours with a grain of salt or being open-minded would help some of you enjoy the show a bit more.  Otherwise, maybe beggars can't be choosers.

Yikes.

Welcome to RFF, kyleisalive! :welcome:

I'm pretty much in agreement with you. I've been turned off by the general negativity and gloom and doom around here for several seasons now and it's one reason I don't participate as much as I used to.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 13, 2018, 03:35:16 PM
If YOU HATE This idea, then write CBS and WRP and tell them so.
Who says they haven't already?
But it's not like they care or will listen to criticism anyway.

...

And about the definition of "fans," I think anyone who takes the time and effort to come to a TAR-specific forum to express their frustration or anger over the show and what it has become actually does care about the show that much to do so. If you want to find people who seem to want to sabotage The Amazing Race, you can definitely find those people. They are very powerful people. But not here on this forum and not even many of the fans commenting on social media.
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Post by: kyleisalive on May 13, 2018, 05:03:05 PM
Oh, I don't disagree.  Most of the people are probably here because they're passionate about the show.  I just figured it was kind of double-sided to claim to be such a big fan, but then to decry parts of it that have yet to exist because they're either not open-minded or because they're pessimistic.  As Peach said, it's whining, and it's not even about anything that tangibly exists in any form yet.

I'm excited about the season just as I was with the social media season.  Any new TAR is good to me, especially seasons that don't promise three-peats.  ;)
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Post by: Gra1162 on May 14, 2018, 12:16:52 AM
OKAY guys ENOUGH. Whining week is OVER.

NO more false info from other sites  to be posted here.

TAR 31 is CASTED. TAR 31 Will be filming in about 3 weeks +/-.

If YOU HATE This idea, then write CBS and WRP and tell them so. But having a few FACTS  to support your anger would be good.

Otherwise can we  move forward and just hope for the best?

I really hate to see a lot of moaning and groaning when we still have a lot to learn about tis season.

Gosh knows the idea does NOT thrill me either. I am grieving for the might have been's too. But it is what it is so let's do our best to SEE what happens.

Moving on....

Back to PRE-RACE FACTS and Speculation on them please.

And FACTS do not include fantasy lists from other sites.




I'll be okay with this season too if they do cast Tina and Katie it would be better, i just  :luvya: tina and katie just so sad that katie got out because of the white rock   :'(
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Post by: The Amazing JAJ on May 14, 2018, 07:43:36 AM
OKAY guys ENOUGH. Whining week is OVER.

NO more false info from other sites  to be posted here.

TAR 31 is CASTED. TAR 31 Will be filming in about 3 weeks +/-.

If YOU HATE This idea, then write CBS and WRP and tell them so. But having a few FACTS  to support your anger would be good.

Otherwise can we  move forward and just hope for the best?

I really hate to see a lot of moaning and groaning when we still have a lot to learn about tis season.

Gosh knows the idea does NOT thrill me either. I am grieving for the might have been's too. But it is what it is so let's do our best to SEE what happens.

Moving on....

Back to PRE-RACE FACTS and Speculation on them please.

And FACTS do not include fantasy lists from other sites.





It's already casted? Exciting! Even if it turns out to be a flop, at least it's a season!  :carryon:
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Post by: TheRabbi on May 14, 2018, 08:30:24 AM
Also an FYI, the CBS upfronts are this Wednesday, so we'll find out more about the scheduling. Possibly back on the fall schedule? Or paired with celebrity BB again in Jan/Feb? Something else? We will see.
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Post by: Marionete on May 14, 2018, 10:38:14 AM
Didn't we find out the scheduling for TAR30 much much later?
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Post by: TheRabbi on May 14, 2018, 10:42:14 AM
Yes, they announced it around Thanksgiving. But Wednesday is the fall schedule, so theres always a chance it can come back. And they also might give highlights of next winter/spring as well. My moneys on the same Jan/Feb slot, especially with the reality show crossover.
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Post by: Jobby on May 14, 2018, 10:44:54 AM
I shall declare myself as the only one who's looking forward to this season. :2hearts: :funny:
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 14, 2018, 10:58:49 AM
There is NO guarantee yet that we will be on Fall schedule until upfronts are announced.

They could easily decide to wait until 32 is also in the can to decide which to air first.

Which could mean no TAR until 2019. This season might make a better pair up with BB Celeb if they go that route again.
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Post by: theschnauzers on May 14, 2018, 07:15:11 PM
The broadcast nets have been releasing their schedules so far this week the night before, or even the day before (NBC and FOX) which may mean we'll get some answers tomorrow (Tuesday).:Entertainment media sites such as Deadline Hollywood and TVLine have been really good about this. Or keep your eyes peeled to the social media feeds.
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Post by: jb542 on May 14, 2018, 07:40:23 PM
Hopefully they're back to 2 times a year for TAR and on the fall schedule. Im not getting my hopes up but its fun to think it will happen. Sundays at 8pm can be good for CBS because of the sports lead-in and ABC/NBC is doing reality/unscripted shows on Sundays.
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Post by: claude_24hrs on May 14, 2018, 08:19:12 PM
The broadcast nets have been releasing their schedules so far this week the night before, or even the day before (NBC and FOX) which may mean we'll get some answers tomorrow (Tuesday).:Entertainment media sites such as Deadline Hollywood and TVLine have been really good about this. Or keep your eyes peeled to the social media feeds.

Because CBS always announces the upcoming TV schedule broadcast by Wednesday every year that ABC is the next to go to announce that schedule for 2018-19.
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Post by: cbsalumwayback on May 14, 2018, 10:57:37 PM
Frank Eudy and Ian Terry are going on as a team. It is Survivors and Big Brother. Fact.
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Post by: Marionete on May 14, 2018, 11:04:33 PM
Unless you prove otherwise, that remains a part of your speculation/wishlist.
Look up what a fact is and separate out the rumours next time.

I'll wait until they are announced by CBS or are seen in sighting before calling that a fact. Nobody's in sequester yet.
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Post by: Plaidmoon on May 15, 2018, 12:20:49 AM
Frank Eudy and Ian Terry are going on as a team. It is Survivors and Big Brother. Fact.

I know if it's on the internet, it must be true, but in reality, don't believe everything you read. You may be right, but I have my doubts. I suspect the situation is evolving so rapidly right now that the cast is changing almost daily.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on May 15, 2018, 01:08:23 AM
Could they do what they did with TAR 6 and 7.

Show each other over like a six-month period.

Did they film this seasons back-to-back.

If they did, they could quite possible film TAR 31 and 32 back to back...
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 15, 2018, 04:11:18 AM
They aren't filming back to back.
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Post by: cbsalumwayback on May 15, 2018, 02:48:44 PM
by the way how do i post in the forum?

I'm new or can everyone see this? I'm not smart lol
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Post by: jb542 on May 15, 2018, 02:55:41 PM
According to a CBS press release, the schedule is revealed tomorrow at 9amET
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Post by: Plaidmoon on May 15, 2018, 05:51:19 PM
by the way how do i post in the forum?

I'm new or can everyone see this? I'm not smart lol

I'm seeing your posts just fine.

 :welcome2: Welcome to RFF, cbsalumwayback!  :bigwelcome
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Post by: claude_24hrs on May 15, 2018, 07:11:13 PM
According to a CBS press release, the schedule is revealed tomorrow at 9amET

I am hoping it won't be placed in the fall schedule. Please pray that TAR may be in fall or mid-season.
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Post by: Shedinjx on May 16, 2018, 07:49:40 AM
TMZ is saying that James's partney is Corey (from BB18), and that they are going to Papua New Guinea!

http://www.tmz.com/2018/05/16/the-amazing-race-big-brother-james-huling-corey-brooks/
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Post by: Lemontail on May 16, 2018, 08:11:15 AM
There goes that news. No way TAR is going to Papua New Guinea, I don't think it's safe there. But I could be wrong.
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Post by: TheRabbi on May 16, 2018, 08:23:23 AM
Not on the fall schedule. Still waiting for them to discuss midaeason.
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Post by: claude_24hrs on May 16, 2018, 08:32:33 AM
According to a CBS press release, the schedule is revealed tomorrow at 9amET

I am hoping it won't be placed in the fall schedule. Please pray that TAR may be in fall or mid-season.

My theory was right and TAR 31 will be in midseason to air with Celebrity BB 2.
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Post by: ilovetoread on May 16, 2018, 09:14:12 AM
Corey is the most boring person alive. He was an alternate on The Challenge for two seasons and it's been said they never picked him because he's too boring, literally. Are they a team because it will look funny him being so tall and James being so short?

Come on TAR, at least get quality people from BB!
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Post by: I ♥ TAR on May 16, 2018, 09:25:54 AM
Caleb and now Corey? It's this RTV casts biggest failures edition?

Also why none of Survivor names were leaked so far? lol

Papua New Guinea? Now watch this to be another AMAZING ROUTE wasted to HORRIBLE CAST like in TAR28, sad.
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Post by: TheRabbi on May 16, 2018, 09:43:00 AM
I was hoping it would be on the fall schedule, as that would give more credence to the possibility of getting 2 seasons this year. I can't see the show filming 2 seasons if it's not even on the schedule yet.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 16, 2018, 11:34:28 AM
They're not going to air, let alone film two seasons if it's not on the fall schedule.

TAR31 is again a benchwarmer and they're not going to force through two seasons of TAR if they're going to premiere in January at the earliest.
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Post by: Hysha on May 16, 2018, 12:36:48 PM
I like James, but not Corey. He's soooooooo boring omg.

Let's bring people from old seasons please, not just those from the lates ones!
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Post by: BourkieBoy on May 16, 2018, 05:20:53 PM
They won't go to Papua New Guinea. Most of the country, is jungle and the largest Port Moresby, is one of the world's most dangerous cities.
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 16, 2018, 05:49:35 PM
According to a CBS press release, the schedule is revealed tomorrow at 9amET

I am hoping it won't be placed in the fall schedule. Please pray that TAR may be in fall or mid-season.

My theory was right and TAR 31 will be in midseason to air with Celebrity BB 2.

No Claude. NOTHING as yet been determined. That could happen yes, but NOTHING is confirmed.
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Post by: TARmap on May 16, 2018, 06:53:53 PM
It says here that the Amazing Race will be on the Midseason schedule. How true could this be?

http://www.indiewire.com/2018/05/big-bang-theory-season-12-cbs-fall-2018-schedule-upfronts-1201965202/
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 16, 2018, 07:02:03 PM
100% true.

The Amazing Race 31 will air sometime in midseason. Realistically, that means anytime on/after January 2019.
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 16, 2018, 07:09:38 PM
Yes that's right.

We are NOT cancelled... we remain on the midseason schedule which likely means another Jan show.

Two more referencing the same:

http://www.adweek.com/tv-video/les-moonves-sits-out-cbs-annual-schedule-unveiling-as-the-network-shakes-up-mondays/

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/the-big-bang-theory/news/a857302/cbs-fall-2018-nightly-schedule-big-bang-theory-ncis-more/

And interestingly...had they chosen to do either of the other two possibilities on the table for this next season (newbies or some sort or returning racers), we very likely would have been on the fall season and this Gimmick season would have been aired with Celebrity BB like last time.

I don't think anyone in production would schedule this as yet un-run season for the fall without seeing it in the can. Just like 29.

It could turn out wonderfully like 29...or be a full blown disaster. We just don't know. Timing was def poor for another Gimmick season right now.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 16, 2018, 07:18:10 PM
Speculating on the Papua New Guinea stuff. Flights are kinda few from the US for it to be a first Leg. It would make more sense (especially financially) to fly to Australia first where there's convenient flights from Brisbane to Port Morseby. And then move on to other places with convenient flights from Port Morseby like Manila, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, etc.
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Post by: NELs on May 16, 2018, 07:44:14 PM
Speculating on the Papua New Guinea stuff. Flights are kinda few from the US for it to be a first Leg. It would make more sense (especially financially) to fly to Australia first where there's convenient flights from Brisbane to Port Morseby. And then move on to other places with convenient flights from Port Morseby like Manila, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, etc.

I highly doubt Papua New Guinea will be visited. The country is currently at a 2 right now. Port Moresby, the capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea, is the only way to reach there by plane. The airport Jacksons International Airport is the only major airport in the country, in Port Moresby  The city is said to be very dangerous. You are right, they can connect via Brisbane, or upon further researching Manila.
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Post by: Jay33 on May 16, 2018, 08:28:32 PM
Rupert & Laura almost made it on?? Oh how I would have loved that. :(

and ugh at Wentworth. I never liked her.
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 16, 2018, 08:45:45 PM
Since it has been spoiled (if true) my guess is that it will now be dropped.

Which is why RFF doesn't reveal future locations...security is a HUGE issue.

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Post by: Gra1162 on May 17, 2018, 12:02:54 AM
I would like to ask is Tina and Katie cast? if yes :hearts:
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Post by: BourkieBoy on May 17, 2018, 01:05:01 AM
TAR's Facebook page confirmed (11 hours ago) that we are back for the 31st season!  :cheer: :conf:
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Post by: Shedinjx on May 18, 2018, 10:17:50 AM
The potential teams so far are Dan Gheesling (winner, BB10 and runner-up, BB14) and Jessie Godderz (BB10 and 11); Janelle Pierzina (BB6, 7 and 14) and Britney Haynes (BB12 and 14); Frank Eudy (BB14 and 18) and Ian Terry (winner, BB14); Caleb Reynolds (BB16, Survivor 32 and 34) and Tai Trang (Survivor 32 and 34); Rachel Reilly (BB12 and winner, BB13) and Elissa Slater (BB15); Corey Brooks (BB18) and James Huling (BB17 and 18); Nicole Franzel (BB16 and winner, BB18) and Victor Arroyo (BB18); and DaíVonne Rogers (BB17 and 18) and Bridgette Dunning (BB18).

According to sources close to production, CBS was hoping to land the two other biggest names in the Big Brother franchise in winners Dr. Will Kirby and Derrick Levasseur, but both declined, which may explain the excess of recycled players from more recent seasons. Ariana Grandeís brother Frankie, who competed during season 16, also turned down the offer, according to one insider.

The network is still putting the pieces together, so should some bigger players change their minds and agree to race, names could be bumped and teams could be switched up. However, sources confirm Haynes and Pierzina, Reynolds and Trang, and Brooks and Huling are all pretty much locked in.


https://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/the-amazing-race-season-31-big-brother-survivor-players-cast
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Post by: violetb1911 on May 18, 2018, 10:37:44 AM
Janelle  :2hearts:
Even Rachel is racing (another threepeater? seriously?) but meh, as long as she is melodramatic and causing unnecessary drama and breakdowns, I'm up for it !
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Post by: ilovetoread on May 18, 2018, 11:33:30 AM
I'm so excited about Britney and Janelle. I love them both. Janelle is very competitive, Britney is hysterical. I think they will work well together. YAY!
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Post by: RachelLeVega on May 18, 2018, 12:49:47 PM
I'm so excited about Britney and Janelle. I love them both. Janelle is very competitive, Britney is hysterical. I think they will work well together. YAY!
I've only ever remember watching BB6, 12, and a portion of 15 before giving up on that show altogether so Britney and Janelle are the only pure BB names that ring a bell to me. (Truthfully, I still have no clue about Cody & Jessica's performance on BB.) But a half of Brenchel potentially returning... no thanks. If this mega-crossover idea is actually in fruition, then I hope that personal shopper girl Monet, I think & Britney end up being a last-minute surprise team. I just enjoyed their matching petty dynamics when I watched and it would translate so seamlessly into the race.
:sera:

My question for this speculation is, why are there are so many Big Brother speculations while we only have drippings of Survivor ones? Is it just harder to track or something? ???
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Post by: jb542 on May 18, 2018, 03:28:13 PM
Why is there a lot of rumors about the cast this season? I know BB people may be on it but still. This is weird
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Post by: sveped on May 18, 2018, 03:51:23 PM
There goes that news. No way TAR is going to Papua New Guinea, I don't think it's safe there. But I could be wrong.

Maybe James and Corey are going to Papua New Guinea, but not TAR 31  :funny:
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Post by: ZBC Company on May 18, 2018, 04:05:19 PM
this whole rumors about next sound fish i think these his all fake
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Post by: BourkieBoy on May 18, 2018, 06:57:29 PM
Rachel Reilly  :groan:

Another reason why not to watch this season.

If TAR KEEPS doing this, season after season, then I just hope TAR dies and dies quickly...
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Post by: Marionete on May 18, 2018, 08:12:21 PM
I completely disagree with your disgraceful opinion, and I hope that TAR doesn't die.
What are you even doing on this forum if you think that?
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Post by: Lemontail on May 18, 2018, 08:29:24 PM
I completely disagree with your disgraceful opinion, and I hope that TAR doesn't die.
What are you even doing on this forum if you think that?

I agree with you.
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Post by: justmjlayson on May 18, 2018, 09:47:21 PM
There's something fishy going on with The Amazing Race... I believe they wanted to cast the Big Brother so that they can lose viewers' ratings and they insisted on doing that? maybe that is. or maybe not. To me, I loved The Amazing Race and been a fan of the show for almost 8 years. Now there's this Big Brother on cast and I hated it already, I wanted regular people on the show. Hope that Big Brother theme is just fake news... and Rachel Reilly gets another three-peaters on the show mean she'll be a crybaby again... sheeessh...
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 19, 2018, 12:29:56 AM
Honestly, the Us Weekly list is a very safe list. It could easily be 10x worse. I was expecting it to be 10x worse.
But the seeming criteria used for that alleged BB shortlist, the Survivor representatives will most likely be people like Rupert, Sandra and then a few Blood vs Water teams for the easy relationship connections.

This whole thing is still desperate, but I'm warming up to the idea if these BB teams are the ones they'll be choosing from.

I mean, what type of BB team would people be more okay with? (Since we're here, it's happening, no going back now.)
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Post by: Plaidmoon on May 19, 2018, 07:57:46 AM
I'm not paying any attention to the rumors about who's going to be on the show. Why? Because they are RUMORS. Many of them planted by people with an agenda. Right now if you believe the rumors, we're going to have about 40 teams. I'll find out when the cast is revealed. It's much easier on my blood pressure. Some of the rumors will be right, most won't be.
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 20, 2018, 11:05:37 AM
CAN WE HAVE A SANDRA AND CIRIE TEAM AT LEAST? AND WITH THE ENTIRE RACE FILLED WITH ADVANTAGES FOR THEM <333333333

PS: sorry this is not a wish list thread but can't help with all these nonsense talk cause this rumour so far's just totally lol

Oh my gosh that would be the BEST TEAM ever! They would be a delight to watch but actually running might be an issue...esp with no notice to get fit.
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Post by: sox15 on May 26, 2018, 02:28:49 PM
I like James, but not Corey. He's soooooooo boring omg.

Let's bring people from old seasons please, not just those from the lates ones!
Agree Corey was boring...on Big Brother.  TAR will be a different element. 
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Post by: Hysha on May 27, 2018, 07:57:10 AM
CAN WE HAVE A SANDRA AND CIRIE TEAM AT LEAST? AND WITH THE ENTIRE RACE FILLED WITH ADVANTAGES FOR THEM <333333333

PS: sorry this is not a wish list thread but can't help with all these nonsense talk cause this rumour so far's just totally lol

Oh my gosh that would be the BEST TEAM ever! They would be a delight to watch but actually running might be an issue...esp with no notice to get fit.

Best team ever :2hearts:
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Post by: zuzuspetals on May 27, 2018, 02:41:03 PM
I'm not paying any attention to the rumors about who's going to be on the show. Why? Because they are RUMORS. Many of them planted by people with an agenda. Right now if you believe the rumors, we're going to have about 40 teams. I'll find out when the cast is revealed. It's much easier on my blood pressure. Some of the rumors will be right, most won't be.


Yup.  It's frankly silly that peeps are actually believing that there is any chance that people like Corey and Bridgette have ANY chance at all of being part of anything and not just names pulled out of thin air to match up with Davonne and James since they each needed a partner for these planted rumours.
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Post by: ilovetoread on May 27, 2018, 05:28:04 PM
Didnít one of the articles say that filming would begin end of May? Any news of people leaving? Sightings?
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 27, 2018, 06:10:58 PM
Didn’t one of the articles say that filming would begin end of May? Any news of people leaving? Sightings?

This is not the season to believe everything you read.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 28, 2018, 06:09:17 AM
http://www.tmz.com/2018/05/28/the-amazing-race-josh-martinez-paul-abrahamian-big-brother-rivals/

TMZ is saying that Paul and Josh will be on TAR31. The article has a few mistakes. It says that Paul and Josh were rivals but then became friends after BB19. Thats not true. They were close the whole game.

The article again says "The 'Race' starts at the end of the month in New Guinea"

It really would be a shocking development if the first Leg is in Papua New Guinea. (or maybe the Starting Line is actually in Papua New Guinea  :lol:)
It's just so inconvenient and against the norm of the route always being budget-friendly. Though it wouldn't be surprising if Moonves threw more money at this season if only for the BB connection.

A more reasonable route would be SFO/LAX > Fiji > Papua New Guinea > Brisbane/Sydney/Manila/Tokyo
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Post by: BourkieBoy on May 28, 2018, 06:29:57 AM
I don't think they would start in Papua New Guinea.

They could go there for the first leg, but starting is not going to happen...
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Post by: Lemontail on May 28, 2018, 06:42:25 AM
I don't think they would start in Papua New Guinea.

They could go there for the first leg, but starting is not going to happen...

They didn't say that it was going to be starting line nor being the first destination.
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 28, 2018, 06:51:52 AM
I don't think they would start in Papua New Guinea.

They could go there for the first leg, but starting is not going to happen...

They didn't say that it was going to be starting line nor being the first destination.

Actually they did:
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The 'Race' starts at the end of the month in New Guinea.
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Post by: claude_24hrs on May 28, 2018, 07:53:55 AM
I don't think they would start in Papua New Guinea.

They could go there for the first leg, but starting is not going to happen...

They didn't say that it was going to be starting line nor being the first destination.

Even the problem in Papua New Guinea that its only international airport (Jacksons International Airport) in Port Moresby that serves flights from/to Australia with limited schedule time basis that the flights made a stop from Sydney or Brisbane.
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Post by: Dzony95 on May 28, 2018, 10:32:01 AM
About Papua New Guinea, I had an wishlist few years ago about route of all new countries route, Papua included, just backwards.

It would be really amazing tho, whole lot of countries have still never been visited.

Wishlist here: (*some contries were visited after I wrote wishlist in 2014)
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I'd like TAR (US) to visit complete new locations, so it can look like this:

Leg 1: USA->Antigua and Barbuda
Leg 2: Antigua and Barbuda->Barbados
Leg 3: Barbados->Belarus
Leg 4: Belarus->Serbia
Leg 5: Serbia (whole leg)
Leg 6: Serbia->Montenegro
Leg 7: Montenegro->Monaco
Leg 8: Monaco->Qatar
Leg 9: Qatar->Nepal
Leg 10: Nepal->Myanmar
Leg 11: Myanmar->Papua New Guinea
Leg 12: Papua New Guinea->USA
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Post by: chill_sd on May 28, 2018, 10:48:12 AM
Of all the types of pre-race spoilers, I would find destination spoilers the least reliable. And certainly, prospective racers would not be privy to such information.
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Post by: Maanca on May 28, 2018, 10:55:16 AM
Of all the types of pre-race spoilers, I would find destination spoilers the least reliable. And certainly, prospective racers would not be privy to such information.

I thought I heard once that racers do get a list of potential countries, for Visa reasons.
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Post by: Leafsfan on May 28, 2018, 11:11:43 AM
Of all the types of pre-race spoilers, I would find destination spoilers the least reliable. And certainly, prospective racers would not be privy to such information.

I thought I heard once that racers do get a list of potential countries, for Visa reasons.

They also get some visas for countries they do not intend to visit. This keeps the teams guessing on where they are actually going.
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Post by: Marionete on May 28, 2018, 11:28:22 AM
About Papua New Guinea, I had an wishlist few years ago about route of all new countries route, Papua included, just backwards.

It would be really amazing tho, whole lot of countries have still never been visited.

Wishlist here: (*some contries were visited after I wrote wishlist in 2014)
Show content
I'd like TAR (US) to visit complete new locations, so it can look like this:

Leg 1: USA->Antigua and Barbuda
Leg 2: Antigua and Barbuda->Barbados
Leg 3: Barbados->Belarus
Leg 4: Belarus->Serbia
Leg 5: Serbia (whole leg)
Leg 6: Serbia->Montenegro
Leg 7: Montenegro->Monaco
Leg 8: Monaco->Qatar
Leg 9: Qatar->Nepal
Leg 10: Nepal->Myanmar
Leg 11: Myanmar->Papua New Guinea
Leg 12: Papua New Guinea->USA
Amazing for a different season, yes.
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Post by: TheBayAreaGuy on May 28, 2018, 01:04:16 PM
People who spoke about bad production decisions previously were shunned "because it was wrong not to be 100% supportive of the show", were fearful that this might happen one day. It's why fans should be critical of casting BB teams in years past. Tough love is needed at times.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 28, 2018, 01:33:04 PM
Indeed. Blind loyalty is never a good thing.

About all these "spoilers," it is very interesting to speculate about. Someone at TAR or CBS must be leaking this information to TMZ. TMZ is a "tabloid," but they aren't pulling this out of thin air. And they wouldn't be so interested about TAR (let's be honest) otherwise.

So none of it can be true. Them insisting Papua New Guinea is kinda funny because us as TAR fans might agree that it's pretty improbable for a first Leg destination. (Even more if the first Leg is two countries, Papua New Guinea and Australia together, for example.) Then again, TAR31 isn't shaping up to be a "normal" season now is it? So who knows?  :lol:
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 28, 2018, 02:28:37 PM
I think CBS and TAR need to do some housecleaning. These kinds of leaks are unacceptable. Odd that we only have them now that BB is involved? As a spoiler board, even we would not put our TAR teams at risk in this way. TMZ is putting publicity over safety by advertising a future location....NOT a good move.

PNG could be feasible...if you want to fly from LAX or SFO and have a loooong flight, then a 4+ hour layover in Sydney or Brisbane...and then a leg.

Would make MUCH more sense to have a leg in AUS then PNG.

BUT given the leakage...if they WERE planning it, I would not be surprised if they were now forced to change it. TAR never likes to advertise their route...for safety and security. And if they were doing it, and have to change it because of TMZ...I would be pretty furious. It is a location many of us have wished for for years.

As a Level 2 watch, it is def doable...but care must be taken. So am sure that they had carefully planned a secure leg.

Taken from the State Dept page: (bolding mine)

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Crime: Papua New Guinea has a high crime rate. U.S. citizens have been victims of violent crime, including gang-rape, carjacking, home invasions, kidnappings, and armed robberies. Crime rates are highest in and around major cities such as Port Moresby, Lae, Madang, Mount Hagen, and Goroka, but crimes can occur anywhere. You are at a greater risk of violent crimes such as robbery or sexual assault if you travel alone, especially if you plan to hike in isolated rural areas. Pickpockets and opportunistic bag-snatchers frequent crowded public areas, including parks, golf courses, beaches, and cemeteries. Bag-snatchers may try to open doors of automobiles that are stopped or moving slowly in traffic. Please see our page on Personal Safety.

Organized tours booked through travel agencies remain the safest means to visit Papua New Guinea, although on rare occasions, even persons participating in organized tours have been subject to violent robbery, assault, or serious injury. Excursions to local shops, restaurants, and tourist sights should be done in groups.

Avoid using local taxis or buses, known as Public Motor Vehicles (PMVs). Rely on your sponsor or hotel to arrange for hotel transportation or a rental car.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 28, 2018, 03:15:49 PM
How much of a possibility that maybe TARUS is shifting a little on their policy of secrecy when it comes to route. Maybe seeing TAR Asia and China not really have problems with revealing their entire route pre-Race makes them more comfortable doing so.

There was once a time public Starting Lines and announcing the full cast before the Race was unheard of. Maybe they think stuff like this (leaks, hype) will boost interest and ratings.  :duno:

At the same time though, we saw what happened with TAR30. *ahem* TARA and TARCh fans may respect the Race and not put the teams in danger or actively try to help/hurt certain teams. But BB American/TARUS fans?  :duno:
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 28, 2018, 03:49:54 PM
I don't think this leak is coming from WRP by any means. Pretty sure they are NOT happy.

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Post by: claude_24hrs on May 28, 2018, 05:42:22 PM
I think CBS and TAR need to do some housecleaning. These kinds of leaks are unacceptable. Odd that we only have them now that BB is involved? As a spoiler board, even we would not put our TAR teams at risk in this way. TMZ is putting publicity over safety by advertising a future location....NOT a good move.

PNG could be feasible...if you want to fly from LAX or SFO and have a loooong flight, then a 4+ hour layover in Sydney or Brisbane...and then a leg.

Would make MUCH more sense to have a leg in AUS then PNG.

BUT given the leakage...if they WERE planning it, I would not be surprised if they were now forced to change it. TAR never likes to advertise their route...for safety and security. And if they were doing it, and have to change it because of TMZ...I would be pretty furious. It is a location many of us have wished for for years.

As a Level 2 watch, it is def doable...but care must be taken. So am sure that they had carefully planned a secure leg.

Taken from the State Dept page: (bolding mine)

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Crime: Papua New Guinea has a high crime rate. U.S. citizens have been victims of violent crime, including gang-rape, carjacking, home invasions, kidnappings, and armed robberies. Crime rates are highest in and around major cities such as Port Moresby, Lae, Madang, Mount Hagen, and Goroka, but crimes can occur anywhere. You are at a greater risk of violent crimes such as robbery or sexual assault if you travel alone, especially if you plan to hike in isolated rural areas. Pickpockets and opportunistic bag-snatchers frequent crowded public areas, including parks, golf courses, beaches, and cemeteries. Bag-snatchers may try to open doors of automobiles that are stopped or moving slowly in traffic. Please see our page on Personal Safety.

Organized tours booked through travel agencies remain the safest means to visit Papua New Guinea, although on rare occasions, even persons participating in organized tours have been subject to violent robbery, assault, or serious injury. Excursions to local shops, restaurants, and tourist sights should be done in groups.

Avoid using local taxis or buses, known as Public Motor Vehicles (PMVs). Rely on your sponsor or hotel to arrange for hotel transportation or a rental car.

I would love Australia for the first leg and the race could have Papua New Guinea for the second leg as planned. Watch for the safety to travelers that is huge risk for crime rate to avoid with gangs or kidnappers.

As for Australia, it seems a safe normal travel to racers as it is on level 1 and could be 1000 percent sure.
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Post by: theschnauzers on May 28, 2018, 08:25:48 PM
Just remember that the period of time between the first media reports of Cody and Jessica being on TAR 30 was at most a couple of weeks before filming began. And the announcement of a live start from NYC made a true guessing game out of the first leg location until the start line.

I still think that TMZ and some of the "reality tv" news sites are not sourcing or verifying their purported "information" well if at all. People have pointed out the various obvious mistakes in such reports which greatly decreases any possible credibility, and I say there's no credibility to them whatsoever.

Are any of these people taking social media sabbaticals? Have any of them hinting at being away for a while? So far there\s been no actual substantiation of any of it -- none!

As to locations, TAR goes out of its way to avoid having that information leak, especially before the teams go into sequester. As far as I can tell over these past 30 seasons, the planning takes safety very seriously and they're not wholly governed by State Department travel advisories; they use their own private firms to vet out location threats and safety.

Don't take the tabloid media at face value. People use them who have their own personal agendas in mind, and that alone is enough to warrant zero credibility in my book.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 28, 2018, 08:53:44 PM
Well, the only personal agenda that could be possibly explain the sudden interest in pre-Race TAR by Us Weekly and TMZ is someone connected to the show (WRP or CBS, whomever) wants to drum up interest and hype. Get people talking about TAR and maybe even BB itself.

And it's definitely more the Big Brother angle of it than these places suddenly being interested in TAR.
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Post by: Marionete on May 28, 2018, 08:55:07 PM
Wait, so do you believe the entire idea of a BB/Survivor season is false?
Because I don't think that's possible.

Agreed on other points though.
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Post by: theschnauzers on May 28, 2018, 09:02:49 PM
Well, the only personal agenda that could be possibly explain the sudden interest in pre-Race TAR by Us Weekly and TMZ is someone connected to the show (WRP or CBS, whomever) wants to drum up interest and hype. Get people talking about TAR and maybe even BB itself.

And it's definitely more the Big Brother angle of it than these places suddenly being interested in TAR.

There's a lot of smoke. Is there a fire or a lot of mirrors?
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Post by: wishicouldrun on May 28, 2018, 09:06:02 PM
I'm a couple of days behind in reading. Re: TNZ leaking hints about the upcoming race. Weren't 2 of their reporters participants on a prior race? Wouldn't they be privy to insider information?
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Post by: redwings8831 on May 28, 2018, 09:10:00 PM
Wait, so do you believe the entire idea of a BB/Survivor season is false?
Because I don't think that's possible.

Agreed on other points though.

I don't think its false but I have seen rumors of the whole TAR 31 crossover idea being a cover for a BB20 all star season this summer.
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Post by: wishicouldrun on May 28, 2018, 09:10:15 PM
Sorry, autocorrect "fixed" TMZ  :-[
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Post by: Marionete on May 28, 2018, 09:34:47 PM
Wait, so do you believe the entire idea of a BB/Survivor season is false?
Because I don't think that's possible.

Agreed on other points though.

I don't think its false but I have seen rumors of the whole TAR 31 crossover idea being a cover for a BB20 all star season this summer.
Wouldn't call them rumours, speculation rather. Which is an idea, but would they really go that far?
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Post by: nrh2110 on May 28, 2018, 10:47:10 PM
Oh my god that would make me so happy if this was all just a cover up. *prays to the TAR gods*
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 28, 2018, 10:56:41 PM
It would honestly be more embarrassing for TAR if this was all just to hype up BB20.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on May 28, 2018, 11:23:31 PM
Could the route now be LA-Fiji-Australia-Papua New Guinea?

This could mean we might have a Brisbane or Gold Coast leg this year! This part of Australia is BEATUIFUL!
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Post by: claude_24hrs on May 29, 2018, 12:09:49 AM
**no wishlists please**
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Post by: zuzuspetals on May 29, 2018, 10:27:17 PM
Since these 'leaks' are planted, I think it's safe to assume they are not going anywhere near PNG  ...
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Post by: justmjlayson on May 30, 2018, 12:53:34 AM
Everyone's excited about Fiji. what's so good in there? what if it's not visited by the teams?
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Post by: dryedmangoez on May 30, 2018, 02:24:29 PM
So, Phil's still on the road filming his NatGeo show.  Definitely no rest for him if he gets straight into TAR31 production soon after he wraps on "Explorer"
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Post by: claude_24hrs on May 30, 2018, 04:42:32 PM
As May is going to end, filming would start within the first week of June and could be finished by the end of June or before July 1st.
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Post by: theschnauzers on May 30, 2018, 05:00:53 PM
So, Phil's still on the road filming his NatGeo show.  Definitely no rest for him if he gets straight into TAR31 production soon after he wraps on "Explorer"
As May is going to end, filming would start within the first week of June and could be finished by the end of June or before July 1st.
These are mutually inconsistent. Phil is a co-executive producer on TAR now, and normally participates in casting and route and task planning. I can't even imagine proceeding without Phil's input. Supposedly, the target date for starting filming was the third week of June. A start in the first week of June would necessarily require pre-race sequester momwntarily and I doubt Phil would be left out of this final stages of pre-production.
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 30, 2018, 06:00:33 PM
Where did you hear 3rd week of June? ???

All route/task planning is long done. Casting is done unless they make last minute changes.

I would gird your loins folks!

'This show is coming soon...unless all these cast and location leaks cause a delay.
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Post by: theschnauzers on May 31, 2018, 01:12:18 AM
Where did you hear 3rd week of June? ???

All route/task planning is long done. Casting is done unless they make last minute changes.

I would gird your loins folks!

'This show is coming soon...unless all these cast and location leaks cause a delay.

IIRC an online article before or around the time of the upfronts in early May. But at the time I didn't post about it and I don't recall which industry media source I was reading.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on May 31, 2018, 01:27:05 AM
What about if they film, around the same time period as TAR 29?

That's was what, second week in June to the first week in July?
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Post by: claude_24hrs on May 31, 2018, 02:36:22 AM
IN MY OPINION ONLY...

Well, according to Dryedmangoez, Phil is still to finish filming with his NGC show and he will return to the US in first week of June and filming will be presumably started on the second week of June (around June 11-17), the most probable start date for filming would be June 15 and likely to end by July 8.

JUNE 2018 CALENDAR

The predicted date may coincide with FIFA World Cup held in Russia between June 14-July 15. Russia seems unlikely for now to travel football (soccer) fans all around the world.
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Post by: Tarbbfan1972 on June 01, 2018, 03:41:15 AM
First time post here. I caught up on all the other discussion and wanted to add the following.... obviously if Rachel and Caleb are participating it is "technically" former contestants from TAR and Survivor. I doubt there will be anyone else but BB contestants on this.

TMZ may be tabloid gossip but they have proven to be the most reliable source out there and I would believe them before even US Weekly or a reality blog. Plus, as someone mentioned above, two of TMZ's producers are former TAR contestants!

It is highly unlikely that Rachel AND Brendan would race together, since they have a baby at home and one would most likely want to be with her. Also, they seem to want to mix up things and having Rachel race with her sister makes things a bit more evenly matched with everyone else instead of having her race with someone who was also her previous race partner twice. To me it makes perfect sense to have Rachel race again. She may not like the race but she hasn't done much and probably needs the work. She makes better TV alone than Brendan does and they certainly wouldn't cast him without her.  Jeff and Jordan won't be available, as they also have a baby and Jeff has a full time gig on Daily Blast Live.

I did question timing on this. All signs seem to point to an all star BB season for this summer and they launch last week of June, with house guests entering the house around the 20th. If the rumored racers from BB are true, I shudder to think of the non all star types that we will be stuck with in the house.

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Post by: dryedmangoez on June 01, 2018, 03:56:44 AM
I think Rachel does casting for different reality shows. She did MTV's Fear Factor reboot, for example. Anyway, she is certainly one of the more believable casting choices. And also one that makes sense as well. Even if it's just BB people, obviously as a BB winner and placing 3rd twice on TAR, Rachel & Brendon are a logical choice. But to mix things up, racing with Elissa makes even more sense.

That's why a Rachel & Elissa and a Caleb & Tai team would make perfect sense for a CBS reality show alum cast. Two "hybrid"/multi-show teams, then 3 teams from each TAR, BB and Survivor.

I think the TAR-Survivor-BB concept would be more palatable than an ALL-BB cast only. And in that case, even if BB20 is All-Stars, at most there would be maybe 3-5 BB teams on TAR31. That certainly leaves lots of options to fill a 16-20 houseguest BB20 cast even if the 5 teams are cast from those TMZ/Us Weekly lists.
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Post by: georgiapeach on June 02, 2018, 01:08:25 AM


:welcome: to RFF Tarbbfan1972! Always glad to welcome fans of reality TV who are familiar with the concept.

I am going to agree and disagree with you.  :d025:

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TMZ may be tabloid gossip but they have proven to be the most reliable source out there and I would believe them before even US Weekly or a reality blog. Plus, as someone mentioned above, two of TMZ's producers are former TAR contestants!

TMZ has posted leaks from people who know "stuff" without regard to the harm it can do to the show, the contestants, or the security of the racers. It was a short time buzz win for them in exchange for harm to racers. Having former TAR racers (even if less than 1 leg) on the show should have meant that they knew better. I would not call that reliable.

Due at least partially to unwise leaks, at least two teams have now been eliminated, just days before sequester. More could follow.

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I doubt there will be anyone else but BB contestants on this
I believe you will find differently.


Rachel and her sister would make a fun team that fit the concept well. Rachel has a fulltime job however, in addition to being a wonderful Mom, so don't assume she needs the work!

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All signs seem to point to an all star BB season

This Grodner article says All New Cast...not AllStars:
http://www.goldderby.com/article/2018/big-brother-season-20-spoilers-cast-allison-grodner-cbs-news/



In any case seems like this show could be a fun watch, depending on the final cast. To many viewers many of these teams will be new. Hopefully we will enjoy seeing the TAR newbies not limited to a backyard or an island...but having the whole world at their feet! Mixed with some former TAR teams who know the drill could be exciting. Guess we will see!

Hope you can join us for the adventure ahead!

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Post by: dryedmangoez on June 02, 2018, 02:40:34 AM
Isn't there some controversy with Survivor contestants from the next season breaking the NDA or something like that by posting pics of themselves on social media together?

Will we be able to find out more about the leaks and stuff once TAR31 has wrapped production or even finished airing?  :d025: :cmas22
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Post by: ilovetoread on June 02, 2018, 07:03:55 AM
http://m.tmz.com/#2018/06/02/amazing-race-shocking-cuts-big-brother-edition-james-corey-caleb

Iím really excited about this news, if true.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on June 02, 2018, 10:18:57 AM
That news is not bad at all actually. And the news also matches up with Us Weekly's list.  :duno:
Same leaker probably  :lol:
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Post by: Marionete on June 02, 2018, 11:03:00 AM
Out of all the rumours tmz posted, pls let this one be true.
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Post by: georgiapeach on June 02, 2018, 11:30:46 AM


Will we be able to find out more about the leaks and stuff once TAR31 has wrapped production or even finished airing?  :d025: :cmas22

Sure ask around. All that can happen is that they lose prize $$ and get slapped with a multimillion $$$ suit. :groan:

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Post by: dryedmangoez on June 02, 2018, 11:38:19 AM
So we don't want the leakers to be outed and get in trouble for what they're doing? Uh... okay.

Anyway, I have zero connections to anyone from TAR or CBS. Unlike other people here with insider info. So I would be in no position to get someone into a lawsuit.  :cmas29
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Post by: theschnauzers on June 02, 2018, 12:58:10 PM
http://m.tmz.com/#2018/06/02/amazing-race-shocking-cuts-big-brother-edition-james-corey-caleb

Iím really excited about this news, if true.

That link now goes to a blank page.
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Post by: georgiapeach on June 02, 2018, 01:06:40 PM


That link now goes to a blank page.


No it doesn't. Just slide down...or up!

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Die-hard "Big Brother" fans might not be happy about this -- "The Amazing Race" just made some huge last-minute cuts to its upcoming all-BB edition ... including winners and fan favorites.

 Our 'TAR' sources tell us ... America's Favorite Houseguest on Season 17, James Huling, and Season 18's Corey Brooks will no longer be partnering up on 'TAR' because CBS called them Thursday night to inform them they've been axed.

Caleb Reynolds, aka Beast Mode Cowboy, was also told he's no longer wanted for the upcoming season, and perhaps most shockingly ... former enemies turned friends -- Josh Martinez and Paul Abrahamian -- also got dropped from the cast.

 We're told the news came as a huge surprise to the 'BB' alums because they'd all gone through the interview process and thought they were set ... but production just told them they are moving in a different direction.

 On the bright side ... we've learned BB14 winner Ian Terry's been added to the cast, Rachel Reilly's still in and will team up with her sister Elissa, and past stars Da'Vonne Rogers and Bridgette Dunning will be a duo.

 We reached out to CBS to get some more feedback on their decisions, and were told the network has "a new casting twist for the next edition of The Amazing Race that will be announced shortly."
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Post by: jb542 on June 02, 2018, 01:15:18 PM
https://twitter.com/DayDaVonne_/status/1002965386143227904

Da'Vonne said she is not going on TAR. CBS asked her. She declined. This season is most likely BB themed since she was offered.
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Post by: Maanca on June 02, 2018, 01:25:40 PM
https://twitter.com/DayDaVonne_/status/1002965386143227904

Da'Vonne said she is not going on TAR. CBS asked her. She declined. This season is most likely BB themed since she was offered.

Or...she could be, and she's one of the smart ones who's following the rules by not confirming it :P
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Post by: TheBayAreaGuy on June 02, 2018, 01:43:06 PM
This is great news!! The more BB contestants cut the better.
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Post by: Marionete on June 02, 2018, 01:48:09 PM
https://twitter.com/DayDaVonne_/status/1002965386143227904

Da'Vonne said she is not going on TAR. CBS asked her. She declined. This season is most likely BB themed since she was offered.
TMZ :groan:

https://twitter.com/DayDaVonne_/status/1002965386143227904

Da'Vonne said she is not going on TAR. CBS asked her. She declined. This season is most likely BB themed since she was offered.

Or...she could be, and she's one of the smart ones who's following the rules by not confirming it :P
They would usually abstain from talking about it in general, not make up a lie.
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Post by: georgiapeach on June 02, 2018, 01:53:29 PM
Apparently DaVonne also lied about being on The Challenge though, and she ended up being on it. So maybe she is just covering. ???

This is cracking me up!!




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Post by: Marionete on June 02, 2018, 03:02:26 PM
Didn't know that.
I'm still sceptical, but just throwing this out there.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BjdFcfRhQMr
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Post by: dryedmangoez on June 02, 2018, 03:21:34 PM
This is great news!! The more BB contestants cut the better.
Well that depends. This season is obviously going to be some sort of CBS reality show Edition. And the "leaked" lists had probably the most tolerable possible teams they could get from BB. If they all declined or are cut, I shudder to think about the other possible alternates.
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Post by: claude_24hrs on June 02, 2018, 04:31:32 PM
I am very shocked half of rumored BB contestants have cut on the final selection. Dan, Jessie, Josh, Paul, James, Corey and Caleb are out for the running.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on June 02, 2018, 06:44:19 PM
Yay, less BB contestants on TAR!  :cheer: :conf:
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Post by: I ♥ TAR on June 02, 2018, 06:55:17 PM
So...

Janelle & Britney
Rachel & Elissa
Davonne & Bridgette
Ian & Frank
Dan & Jessie

These all (except Bridgette and mayyybe Frank) are A list BB contestants, so right now I honestly expecting people like Cirie, Rupert, Sandra, Parvati, Malcolm racing for Survivor.

I wonder how many FF teams will be this season when we already have 3 for BB. There will be at least one for Survivor too I guess. Brooke and Claire are rumoured racing again for TAR... So 5 maybe?

And will there be still 12 teams how was rumoured?
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Post by: dryedmangoez on June 02, 2018, 09:35:21 PM
^I agree. I was expecting lower tier BB alums. But these really are "big" names. And like I mentioned in the cast thread, as a casual BB fan the last few years, even I know the HGs from the recent seasons on those lists.

I would think Natalie & Nadiya would've at least been approached. If it's truly Survivor vs BB vs TAR, I would think the Twinnies are a top priority get. Like Rachel, they are All-Stars (well, Natalie at least) on two of the three shows.

And I definitely remember people wanting or there even being rumors of Rupert actually being on TAR. I think even all the way back on TAR8 lol

Anyway, things are definitely looking much more positive for TAR31 now than they did even a few weeks ago.
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Post by: Tarbbfan1972 on June 02, 2018, 09:58:25 PM
Maybe once Janelle and Rachel confirmed, Dr. Will and Derrick changed their mind and used their so-called power to dictate who they would or wouldn't race with? Lol

Going in a new direction? This should be interesting.
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Post by: georgiapeach on June 02, 2018, 09:59:26 PM
There are great concerns about the leaks from contestants.

I would expect more changes in the next few days.
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Post by: BrazilianRacer on June 02, 2018, 10:14:41 PM
I've never watched BB so when I heard they were bringing Survivor teams I was happy. It's good to hear they are bringing big names from BB because I really want some good Survivor teams in there. I really want Cirie or Abi-Maria, I think they'd be good television. Are they still bringing past TAR teams or is it just BB and Survivor now?
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Post by: dryedmangoez on June 02, 2018, 10:23:21 PM
If it's actual contestants being considered or already chosen leaking the info to TMZ and US Weekly, then I'm almost happy because you're not going to get people like Rachel or Janelle or Dan leaking. The actual "good" possible Racers from either BB or Survivor know better than to leak anything.

And I'm generalizing and assuming, but contestants who are more willing to leak info, especially their own names to TMZ et al are most likely people I and many others would probably not want to see on TAR anyway. If you know what I mean. Famewh...  :cmas31:
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Post by: DavidJunior on June 02, 2018, 10:42:05 PM
Am I the only one enjoying the garbage fire that is the run up to this season filming?  :lol:

All the different names, pairings, and season premises being thrown around

One team being set one day, and apparently getting the axe the next

Tabloids ravenously jumping on any info they can find

The wide range of emotions expressed on here and in other places, and the changing/evolving consensus from week to week

I donít think Iíve been more excited for a race to start filming- and I flew red-eye cross-country to see last seasonís premiere  :lol:
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Post by: Gra1162 on June 02, 2018, 10:46:54 PM
I've never watched BB so when I heard they were bringing Survivor teams I was happy. It's good to hear they are bringing big names from BB because I really want some good Survivor teams in there. I really want Cirie or Abi-Maria, I think they'd be good television. Are they still bringing past TAR teams or is it just BB and Survivor now?
I never watched BB and I was hoping for some FF teams from survivor like Brenda and Andrea Sandra and Cirie heck why not Natalie and Nadiya but I am quite pleased Rachel is not going with Brendon :res: but with Elissa  :cheer:
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Post by: BourkieBoy on June 03, 2018, 12:02:38 AM
I've never watched BB so when I heard they were bringing Survivor teams I was happy. It's good to hear they are bringing big names from BB because I really want some good Survivor teams in there. I really want Cirie or Abi-Maria, I think they'd be good television. Are they still bringing past TAR teams or is it just BB and Survivor now?

 :welcome: to RFF, BrazilianRacer!
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Post by: Marionete on June 03, 2018, 01:57:21 AM
Am I the only one enjoying the garbage fire that is the run up to this season filming? :lol:

All the different names, pairings, and season premises being thrown around

One team being set one day, and apparently getting the axe the next

Tabloids ravenously jumping on any info they can find

The wide range of emotions expressed on here and in other places, and the changing/evolving consensus from week to week

I donít think Iíve been more excited for a race to start filming- and I flew red-eye cross-country to see last seasonís premiere  :lol:
OMG YES
And I also can't wait for filming to start so we can actualy see which rumors were false and which turned out to be true as we meet the teams :cmaslol
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Post by: claude_24hrs on June 03, 2018, 05:26:19 AM
So...

Janelle & Britney
Rachel & Elissa
Davonne & Bridgette
Ian & Frank
Dan & Jessie

These all (except Bridgette and mayyybe Frank) are A list BB contestants, so right now I honestly expecting people like Cirie, Rupert, Sandra, Parvati, Malcolm racing for Survivor.

I wonder how many FF teams will be this season when we already have 3 for BB. There will be at least one for Survivor too I guess. Brooke and Claire are rumoured racing again for TAR... So 5 maybe?

And will there be still 12 teams how was rumoured?

Parvati isn't going to compete but she is on late stages of her pregnancy. She is definitely 100 percent out.
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Post by: docol on June 03, 2018, 10:39:51 AM
is there any chance that the race is going to start today?  :cheer:
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Post by: Leafsfan on June 03, 2018, 10:44:56 AM
is there any chance that the race is going to start today?  :cheer:

No, unfortunately
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Post by: docol on June 04, 2018, 06:38:22 PM
please start this weekend!!
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Post by: TARmap on June 04, 2018, 06:42:10 PM
please start this weekend!!

Do we have any idea when it will start?
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Post by: dryedmangoez on June 04, 2018, 06:53:46 PM
Interesting how all the leaks point to Caleb as being the trifecta completing Racer, but no mention of Hayden who actually won BB in addition to doing well on Survivor. Personality-wise, I'd think they're kinda equal?  :duno:
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Post by: ilovetoread on June 04, 2018, 07:19:19 PM
Hayden is boring af.
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Post by: Marionete on June 04, 2018, 11:06:59 PM
Caleb was like a dry sponge on Survivor, while Hayden's personality was very dynamic.
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Post by: Gra1162 on June 05, 2018, 01:29:22 AM
Caleb was like a dry sponge on Survivor, while Hayden's personality was very dynamic.
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Post by: Hysha on June 05, 2018, 05:46:25 AM
Caleb was like a dry sponge on Survivor, while Hayden's personality was very dynamic.
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Post by: ilovetoread on June 05, 2018, 06:10:02 AM
 A team who supposedly was eliminated last week from contention posted bitching they were not doing what they had been expecting to do last night.

And they wonder why they were eliminated. Learn how to shut your mouths.
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Post by: Gra1162 on June 05, 2018, 07:55:09 AM

I don’t think it stared if it did then we will have lots of people finding them or taking photos of them running around
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Post by: georgiapeach on June 05, 2018, 09:29:38 AM
EVERYONE please go read the RULES about posting re the race.

Break those rules at your own peril.
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Post by: Malvear867 on June 06, 2018, 05:08:01 PM
When does the amazing race    start filming?
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Post by: georgiapeach on June 06, 2018, 08:40:32 PM
very VERY SOON. :)
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Post by: Gra1162 on June 06, 2018, 08:55:20 PM
very VERY SOON. :)
Can't wait  :cheer:
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Post by: ilovetoread on June 06, 2018, 10:27:18 PM
Does anyone remember how many days ahead of the start they released where the starting line was last season?
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Post by: redwings8831 on June 06, 2018, 10:29:02 PM
Does anyone remember how many days ahead of the start they released where the starting line was last season?

TAR 30 started on a Sunday and the open start was announced on Wednesday afternoon.
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Post by: ilovetoread on June 06, 2018, 10:46:13 PM
Thanks!
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Post by: georgiapeach on June 06, 2018, 11:06:39 PM
4 days last time, 3 days for Venice Beach IIRC...so don't give up hope for an open start!
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Post by: BourkieBoy on June 07, 2018, 01:21:20 AM
If they start on the West Coast (California and Seattle), then I think we need to focus on Oceania (Fiji, Australia) and parts of Asia (SE Asia!)

If they start on the East Coast (NYC, Florida), then I think we need to focus on South America (Brazil, Peru, Argentina) and Europe (Ireland, England, Scotland, Belgium)
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Post by: claude_24hrs on June 07, 2018, 01:44:21 AM
If they start on the West Coast (California and Seattle), then I think we need to focus on Oceania (Fiji, Australia) and parts of Asia (SE Asia!)

If they start on the East Coast (NYC, Florida), then I think we need to focus on South America (Brazil, Peru, Argentina) and Europe (Ireland, England, Scotland, Belgium)

The last four seasons were on a Eastern route, and its time to give a Western route across Australia for this upcoming season.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on June 07, 2018, 03:27:36 AM
I would be more shocked and maybe upset by another eastward route than any possible cast from BB or Survivor, tbh.  :lol:
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Post by: Marionete on June 07, 2018, 04:07:27 AM
Meh, I don't mind the direction of the route THAT much.
I do however hope that we don't have another penultimate leg in China/Japan though, lol.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on June 07, 2018, 05:04:45 AM
Well logistically, China, Japan even Korea are just the most convenient and/or cheapest out of Asia back to the US.

But South America>Africa/Europe>Asia is pretty tired and worn out after 4 seasons. Knowing they'll likely use Asia for the chaotic urban Leg(s), it's always great to have more teams than less for those.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on June 07, 2018, 05:22:23 AM
I think potential countries for the westward route include Fiji, Australia, South Africa, Portugal, Spain and England.

I think potential countries for the eastward route include Ireland, England, Sweden, Finland, India, Cambodia, Australia and Fiji.

I do believe that the westward route is the most likely route, due to TAR going to the eastward route, for the past few seasons :)
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Post by: claude_24hrs on June 07, 2018, 06:29:19 AM
IN CLAUDE"S OPINION:

If the race should get a Westward route for this time, Colombia COULD be the penultimate leg for the race. If Westward route is selected, the race could give Oceania>Asia>Africa>Europe>South America for this season.

The potential countries for the said route above COULD POSSIBLY  include Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, South Africa, Sweden, Latvia, Spain and Colombia.
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Post by: Granth on June 09, 2018, 12:35:35 PM
Since the latest season finally skipped Southern California, I fully expect the Starting Line to be in the L.A. area and for San Diego to make its debut as a Finale City.

In addition, the last visit to a German-speaking destination was Blind Date Edition, Social Media Edition not counting as it was only in the Francophone part of Switzerland. So probably one leg in Germanic Switzerland, another in Austria, and a third in Germany proper.

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Post by: Travejunkie on June 09, 2018, 02:13:51 PM
The last season ended in Southern California.
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Post by: theschnauzers on June 09, 2018, 02:53:19 PM
The last season ended in Southern California.
Last time I checked, San Francisco/Oakland and the Bay Area were not considered part of Southern California, but northern California.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on June 09, 2018, 03:45:00 PM
LA Starting Line and flying out of LAX is just cheaper and easier. Especially with TAR's obviously lower budget now than in the good ol' days. Just save the money from a non-LA Starting Line and use it elsewhere on the Race, or even on the Final Leg which is more important in having a non-LA, fresh location.
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Post by: Granth on June 09, 2018, 04:42:21 PM
They've never visited Australia during its cold season - the closest was that New Zealand leg with Keoghan's dad as the greeter and even that was only autumn and in the subtropical North Island.

Imagine these BB/Survivor teams having to navigate a Tasmanian winter and/or a sleeting Melbourne.
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Post by: claude_24hrs on June 09, 2018, 06:03:54 PM
LA Starting Line and flying out of LAX is just cheaper and easier. Especially with TAR's obviously lower budget now than in the good ol' days. Just save the money from a non-LA Starting Line and use it elsewhere on the Race, or even on the Final Leg which is more important in having a non-LA, fresh location.

In my opinion, there are many places in LA Area for a starting line location. Palmdale, San Bernardino, Ontario, Glendale, Anaheim and Oxnard are the better locations.

They've never visited Australia during its cold season - the closest was that New Zealand leg with Keoghan's dad as the greeter and even that was only autumn and in the subtropical North Island.

Imagine these BB/Survivor teams having to navigate a Tasmanian winter and/or a sleeting Melbourne.

In my opinion, the race hasn't visited North Queensland since TAR 4 and Cairns is the right one to have a chance for revisit. NorQld is a tentative alternate for Tasmania with a warm weather.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on June 09, 2018, 06:30:49 PM
Yes, there's definitely plenty of great locations in the LA area to allow for an LAX departure. Especially if they're not going to do a Starting Line task anyway, they can just pick a nice picturesque spot and go.  :hfive:
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Post by: BourkieBoy on June 09, 2018, 07:47:50 PM
Get the racers to come to Melbourne, when there is no rain forecast and watch them complain about waiting for a tram at Bourke Street Mall, WHEN NO TRAMS COME!!!  :funny: (I found this out last year, NOT FUN!)

Seriously, Melbourne's weather is HORRIBLE!!!  :funny: We have 4 seasons in one day in winter, hehe.

And don't say it gets cold here! 38 degree Farenheit night last night!

Tasmania during winter. Those poor Racers...
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Post by: BourkieBoy on June 09, 2018, 07:55:01 PM
If TAR comes to Melbourne, possible locations include the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Punt Road Oval (for a Cricket/AFL Detour), Queen Victoria Market (for a marked Roadblock), Bourke Street Mall (busking Active Route Info) and Old Melbourne Gaol/Etihad Stadium for a Pit Stop.

Depending on the filming and airing, Etihad Stadium, will be known as MARVEL STADIUM, from September 1. This is why I think Etihad Stadium won't be visited as a location on TAR, due to it being too hard, as the AFL are just idiots...  :groan:

Other possible locations include Flinders Street Station, Federation Square, National Art Gallery of Victoria, Immigration Museum, Parliament House, Birrarung Marr and AAMI Park

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Post by: Leafsfan on June 09, 2018, 08:22:03 PM
I am going to predict/speculate a route similar to TAR24, just because of the chaos TMZ has caused. Its also time for a westward route...
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Post by: fossil-racer on June 09, 2018, 08:24:43 PM
I am going to predict/speculate a route similar to TAR24, just because of the chaos TMZ has caused. Its also time for a westward route...

Long overdue Leafsfan. The last one was 26 - 4 seasons ago.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on June 09, 2018, 09:28:07 PM
Other than continually insisting that the Race "starts" in Papua New Guinea (lol), I don't think TMZ has "leaked" any other destinations?
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Post by: Leafsfan on June 09, 2018, 09:28:44 PM
Other than continually insisting that the Race "starts" in Papua New Guinea (lol), I don't think TMZ has "leaked" any other destinations?

If that leg is cancelled it probably caused a chain reaction...
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Post by: smiley on June 09, 2018, 09:34:44 PM
Whatever the case may be, I actually expected the Race to start today for some reason?
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Post by: Granth on June 09, 2018, 11:27:54 PM
The last one was 26 - 4 seasons ago.

29 broke at least three established patterns with its crappy route: zero new countries, third consecutive season going in the same eastward direction, and fourth consecutive season to visit Latin America.

30 corrected two of those errors, but seeing as it too went left to right across the globe, what's to stop 31's first leg from being somewhere like Ecuador or Bolivia?
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Post by: DavidJunior on June 10, 2018, 03:51:32 AM
The last season ended in Southern California.

As an SF Bay native, Iím offended by this  :lol:

But yeah, SF is NorCal (~6hrs North of LA)
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Post by: Declive on June 10, 2018, 04:37:43 PM
Let's keep in mind that with the Russia World Cup happening, there's no way we'll have a visit there.
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Post by: dryedmangoez on June 10, 2018, 04:38:50 PM
How about Singapore?  :clap2:
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Post by: Gra1162 on June 11, 2018, 12:13:39 AM
How about Singapore?  :clap2:
How about taiwan  :clap2:
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Post by: georgiapeach on June 11, 2018, 06:03:03 AM
Thanks everyone! Now that the Race is underway we'll be closing the PRE Race speculation.

Please join us in the TAR 31 threads now!
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Post by: georgiapeach on June 11, 2018, 11:09:07 AM
But PLEASE  take a minute here and reread the TMZ posts....

and then REALLY consider whether or not to EVER believe their so call reveals again!

Very irresponsible journalism in my opinion.