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Casting for Season 18?
« on: June 08, 2010, 06:03:07 PM »
When do you suppose they will begin casting for Season 18?

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2010, 07:59:50 AM »
Doe TAR have open auditions like Survivor? I would think they would have much more stringent requirements when it comes to health as much as the contestants are running around. I don't know if I could run that much.
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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2010, 02:53:34 PM »
Yes, there are open auditions usually held around the country!
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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2010, 03:52:22 PM »
I'm curious to know when the casting for Season 18 starts myself...

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2010, 05:24:50 PM »
I'm hoping that after Caitlin and now Kevin that they'll lower the age limit. I'm 8 months from 21, and I'd like to apply now while my brother is still willing to do it with me.
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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2010, 06:36:50 PM »
Check here every week or so: http://www.cbs.com/casting/

They still have S17 casting up now, but that will change eventually.

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2010, 08:25:50 PM »
I'd venture a guess that season 18 apps will go up almost as soon as the BB12 season begins airing. Of course that also depends on how long CBS wants to give people to apply, especially if they think they have enough likely teams in the current pool of applications.

They also need to be finished with the application period for season 22 of Survivor, which will film before TAR 18 will, since CBS is having Burnett film both of their seasons back-to-back as they did with Survivor 19-20.
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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2010, 02:00:02 PM »
It's feeling like it's very late to have not released season 18 applications.  Is there a chance that they're not producing a race for airing in Spring 2011?

I haven't exactly given up hope yet, though.  They were able to pull together season 17 with a lot less time between the application due date and the production dates than in past seasons.

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2010, 04:30:38 PM »
It's feeling like it's very late to have not released season 18 applications.  Is there a chance that they're not producing a race for airing in Spring 2011?

I haven't exactly given up hope yet, though.  They were able to pull together season 17 with a lot less time between the application due date and the production dates than in past seasons.

Someone on here said they would be surprised if an application is not released around the time that Big Brother debuts. BB debuts in a week. I don't think that we're running real late on schedule if it similar to TAR16. TAR16 filmed between Thanksgiving and Christmas of last year. Say an application is released and is due by August 1st. That gives casting August, September, and October to do their thing. If we get to August 1st and don't have an application released, I'll begin to get curious.

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2010, 02:02:13 PM »
This show seems like it would be a blast to be on!

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2010, 01:00:53 PM »
As much as I love this show and am truly a devoted fan, it would not surprise me to hear that TAR will not be renewed for season 18.  It has lost so much of its appeal because of its select recruiting of teams as well as the increasing number of semi-celebs they are now casting.  There is a fakeness about the show now.  If they do cast season 18 I hope that they will select teams who have never been in front of a camera.  It is so much entertaining watching "virgin" reactions instead of scripted.  Watch season 1 and then watch any of the past 5 seasons and you will see my meaning.  For all you hopefuls out there.  I wish you all good luck. 

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2010, 03:03:26 PM »


Oh, I am pretty sure there is going to be a TAR 18. :tup:

But I have been hearing lots of "smoke" about some sort of atypical season...former racers??  but perhaps not an AllStars??  :duno:

Which could explain why no new applications have been released.

It's feeling like it's very late to have not released season 18 applications.  Is there a chance that they're not producing a race for airing in Spring 2011?

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2010, 05:34:29 PM »


Oh, I am pretty sure there is going to be a TAR 18. :tup:

But I have been hearing lots of "smoke" about some sort of atypical season...former racers??  but perhaps not an AllStars??  :duno:

Which could explain why no new applications have been released.

It's feeling like it's very late to have not released season 18 applications.  Is there a chance that they're not producing a race for airing in Spring 2011?


Great to hear, peach! I didn't think CBS would give up on the show that's won every Outsanding Reality Competition Show Emmy ever. Even if the show's a bit different than the classic seasons nowadays, it's still consistently in the top 25 weekly ratings. :)
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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2010, 06:35:37 PM »


Oh, I am pretty sure there is going to be a TAR 18. :tup:

But I have been hearing lots of "smoke" about some sort of atypical season...former racers??  but perhaps not an AllStars??  :duno:

Which could explain why no new applications have been released.

It's feeling like it's very late to have not released season 18 applications.  Is there a chance that they're not producing a race for airing in Spring 2011?




Glad to hear that there will be a Season 18! Been thinking of finally applying! But maybe I should start hoping and praying that it's NOT going to have former racers on. Besides, didn't BVM say in an interview somewhere that the Race is best when it's NEW racers? Hopefully this "smoke" clears and it'll feature new racers!

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2010, 10:51:32 PM »
Given news reports I saw last night that Jimmy Johnson former head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Miami Hurricanes, and the Miami Dolphins has been in Nicaragua filming Survivor, it wouldn't surprise me at all if TAR tried a Celebrity fan edition (i.e., Celebrities who are long time fans of TAR).  In recent seasons, we've seen a bunch of such teams cast, and most of them have proven to be good Racers or good foils for good Racers.

In some ways, it's harder to sometimes detect such teams, because people would not necessarily think that X and a friend are Racing if they're seen somewhere else in the world, and a camera crew might now seem to set off the TAR Sixth Sense. Or maybe go the aid noteworthy charities eoute; where teams winning legs earn mooney for their charities and not prizes for themselves.

But I seriously doubt CBS is going to pass up a second edition of TAR in the spring; the network finally has something to pair with TAR on Sunday nights, and unlike Winter 2010, there is no Winter Olympics, the NCAA tournament is changing formats and broadcast patterns for March 2011, the Oscars will air earlier in 2011 than in 2010, so an attention-getting edition of TAR could build an audience in the spring with less disruptions and distractions than TAR 16 had.
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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2010, 05:46:50 AM »


Oh, I am pretty sure there is going to be a TAR 18. :tup:

But I have been hearing lots of "smoke" about some sort of atypical season...former racers??  but perhaps not an AllStars??  :duno:

Which could explain why no new applications have been released.

It's feeling like it's very late to have not released season 18 applications.  Is there a chance that they're not producing a race for airing in Spring 2011?


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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2010, 05:55:59 AM »
hmmm... perhaps the reason why Bertram van Munster (or Jerry Bruckheimer?) tweeted days back asking people regarding their favorite task in the race.


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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2010, 10:33:50 AM »
I hope that  "smoke" is quickly extinguished Peach.  And I truly hope that there is not an all-star or a "past racer" edition coming up.  The first all-star was a fiasco for me.  The first time all those particular teams were on the race was really great.  The frat boys bickering, team guido's competitiveness, Rob's  little boy mischievousness. I could go on and on.  Each of the all-star teams were uniquely entertaining in their original season, but when they got to the all-stars, all their appeal had been lost.  They had lost that first season excitement.  I may be wrong, but it seemed that the teams were quite blase' about the all-star race.  Maybe they suffered the "been there, done that" mentality.  I definitely do not want a repeat of that season.  I want to see the excitement on the faces of ordinary people who have never been in front of the camera.  I want to see the race through their eyes, not through the eyes of someone who projects what they feel the viewer will like to see.  Keep us updated on any grapevine news Peach.  I appreciate your efforts.
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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2010, 12:48:58 PM »
kadilahopper,

I agree that one of the worst seasons ever was AR11. These teams underperformed based on the expectations from their prior season:

John Vito/Jill
Kevin/Drew
Rob/Amber
Ian/Teri
Uchenna/Joyce

I would say that David/Mary did about as I expected (little) and Oswald/Danny and Eric/anyone(in this case Danielle) the same as I expected. Joe/Bill did worse in actual results but I like them a lot more in AR11 than I did in AR1, so they achieved some redemption away from their villain role.

Teams that did better than I expected were Mirna/Charla  and Dustin/Kandice.


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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2010, 02:22:18 AM »
Apskip

See I have to disagree (not about the quality of season 11) but about how the teams performed.  Really only three teams surprised me at all.  I expected John Vito & Jill to go out about 3rd or 4th (they never raced that well in their own season) but I was surprised to see them booted first.  I was surprised that Teri & Ian did as well as they did (they started exceptionally poorly and took nearly 2/3rd of a season to get good the first time though they did get eliminated about where I expected).  ANd I was surprised that Rob & Amber were gone in leg 4 (I would have guessed leg 7).  As not only did they race teams with experience, but the world has gotten a lot more wise to TAR and its cast.  So their fame wouldn't be as much as a factor as it was the first time.

Really for myself the problems with season  11 are four fold.

1.  Knowing in advance the boot list of every single team.  That really killed any drama.

2.  The Poor planning with flights (not poor choices like Uchenna & joyce's) that effected in reality three episodes and took even more drama away from each of those episodes.

3. The use of the extra tasks.  Having teams able to use a Fast Forward more then once.  Yuck.  Having an Intersection on a leg that already features a 4 hour separation.  Yuck.  And the unusual placement (if legitimate) of the Non eliminations.

4.  The casting.  For something that was promoted as the Best of the Best, they weren't even close.  Based on performance not even half the teams should have been cast.  And in trying to create a Best of cast that also came close to the typical cast of a season (An older team, a gay team, an african american team, fir female teams, an everyman team, fit younger teams, ect) they didn't real cast that well. 

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2010, 01:02:27 PM »
I also agree that All-Stars was a below average season. Even though I wasn't spoiled, I knew it was going to be an NEL or who was going to be eliminated by the first commercial break in Episodes 6-11.

Most of my reasons have been stated by mswood, but here's my take. I personally believe that Teri/Ian and Joe/Bill could have gone further in the race had not been for the flight mess-ups. Also, it seriously messed up the flow of Episode 6-8 and forced the producers to pull some obvious bunching at the last moment. In a similar note, Uchenna/Joyce's early mercy elim left us with 2 back to back F4 NELs. That's not exciting to watch.

Finally, the returning cast. There were no major story arcs to follow (it seemed as if the teams just went on the race for fun), taking the punch out of this season. (Potentially a reason for why recruited teams don't work; they just don't have a storyline to follow.) And no, I don't mean petty inter-team drama, I mean intra-team relationships.

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2010, 01:33:29 PM »
PRIME MOMENT IN ALL-STARS:

When Charla/Mirna beat Rob/Amber to the Pitstop and eliminated them!!!!!

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2010, 01:35:33 PM »
ok.... we're getting off topic. *yawn*

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2010, 03:51:56 PM »
Yes we are cocoa.  I, myself seem to get longwinded when I have an opinion.  I also tend to digress from the original thought.  I don't know when 18 will be cast or whether they will have casting calls or applications.  If Peach is right there will be no need for either.  I want TAR to go back to its roots and cast non-spotlight citizens.  These types of teams don't care a rat's behind about the camera men following them. They're not concerned with appearances or monitoring their speech.  They are there to win a million dollars.  That is the cast I hope they give us in 18.  If there is no casting call, then I guess I won't get my wish.  Longwinded again, huh.  Sorry.  I did stay somewhat on topic.  :<)

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2010, 03:58:57 AM »
Hmm, would anyone know when applications for the spring cycles of the Race are normally released? When were they released last year for season 16? I refuse to start freaking out about former racers coming back until it's actually confirmed!  :neener:

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« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2010, 04:48:29 AM »
Usually in May/June/July. They are becoming very late....

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« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2010, 01:21:17 PM »
We have a new thread for discussion of previous topics, if anyone wants to copy your posts about former seasons to that thread, please feel free!

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,22643.msg539497.html#msg539497
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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2010, 09:17:11 PM »
I have a theory or two about season 18.

First, we saw the late casting call in Sacramento for Survivor 22 that was a week or two ago. This leads one to believe that casting is/was behind in casting for Survivor 22 which is due to film in a little under two weeks. Perhaps they have been completing that process before getting the ball rolling on TAR 18--which would include the release of an application. With that in mind, we should expect to see an application released within the next week or two if they're still shooting for a spring season of TAR that starts in late January or early February as TAR 16 did.

Second, given that TAR has not been officially renewed for the spring, perhaps the big shots are planning a TAR 18 but they are thinking of delaying the process by a few weeks and having TAR ready to go in March in order to replace a show that is struggling to survive. This seems least likely and for the long-term health of TAR, I hope that this is not the case. However, we have seen this done before.

I'm not up-to-date on all things reality TV, but these seem like a couple of possible scenarios.

Oh, and there is that possibility that they're planning an All Stars/Former Racer season. Who knows.

Anyone that's smarter than me have an opinion?

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #28 on: July 29, 2010, 06:31:01 PM »
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Second, given that TAR has not been officially renewed for the spring, perhaps the big shots are planning a TAR 18 but they are thinking of delaying the process by a few weeks and having TAR ready to go in March in order to replace a show that is struggling to survive. This seems least likely and for the long-term health of TAR, I hope that this is not the case. However, we have seen this done before.

Yes we have, but not for a spring season slated to debut in February.  TAR6 & TAR12, a couple autumn seasons, were delayed.  The closest a spring season was delayed a little was TAR4.  And that wasn't a little, it was a lot.  It would premiere in May & end in August (summer season).

So if they were to delay TAR18, I don't think it would be by a few weeks.  It wouldn't help the show with a June finale.  Sure there's no competition, but unlike TAR4 & TAR5, the first half would be up against a lot of other TV shows about to wrap up their season (or series).
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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2010, 09:22:01 PM »
I doubt there will be any delays at all.
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« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2010, 04:57:14 PM »
This is interesting.  Open call scheduled outside of Boston on 8/28.  Is this for Season 18 after all?

http://www.cbs.com/casting/index.php?show=1&0.24406025325879455

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2010, 05:40:46 PM »
This is interesting.  Open call scheduled outside of Boston on 8/28.  Is this for Season 18 after all?

http://www.cbs.com/casting/index.php?show=1&0.24406025325879455

This is definitely very encouraging news. The fact that the casting call isn't until the end of August is quite curious.

Anyone have any possible explanations? If they are going to try to have a season start in late January or early February, then this isn't giving themselves very much time.

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2010, 05:27:21 AM »
This is interesting.  Open call scheduled outside of Boston on 8/28.  Is this for Season 18 after all?

http://www.cbs.com/casting/index.php?show=1&0.24406025325879455

This is definitely very encouraging news. The fact that the casting call isn't until the end of August is quite curious.

Anyone have any possible explanations? If they are going to try to have a season start in late January or early February, then this isn't giving themselves very much time.
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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2010, 01:02:27 PM »
OK Peach, this one's for you!  I have faith in your sources and your ability to sniff out the facts from the fiction.  August 28.  18 or not? 

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« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2010, 04:15:05 PM »
I am not speaking in any way for CBS, or WRP, or casting...so you take what you get.

The restaurant confirms the date and time and the "amazing Race Casting".

I like this, hopefully it is the first of many. If so, then the apps should be out soon.

As I have said, there is a lot of smoke though about TAR 18 not being a "typical" race... so I don't know if/how that could affect casting...if at all.

And my overall impression the last several seasons is that there has been a more open appilcation window...more ongoing. And of course, more recruited teams. :groan:

I hope someone can go to this?? Should be interesting. I would feel more confident if this was a major casting opp with a CBS rep there...
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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2010, 06:26:47 PM »
I am not speaking in any way for CBS, or WRP, or casting...so you take what you get.

The restaurant confirms the date and time and the "amazing Race Casting".

I like this, hopefully it is the first of many. If so, then the apps should be out soon.

As I have said, there is a lot of smoke though about TAR 18 not being a "typical" race... so I don't know if/how that could affect casting...if at all.

And my overall impression the last several seasons is that there has been a more open appilcation window...more ongoing. And of course, more recruited teams. :groan:

I hope someone can go to this?? Should be interesting. I would feel more confident if this was a major casting opp with a CBS rep there...

Thinking outside the box, maybe be S18 is a "specialty" season (not necessarily All-Stars) so maybe they're looking for contestants with a certain profile (think ANTM 13 where they cast only 5'7" or shorter models), or maybe the auditions are undercover.
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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2010, 11:18:57 PM »
I am not speaking in any way for CBS, or WRP, or casting...so you take what you get.

The restaurant confirms the date and time and the "amazing Race Casting".

I like this, hopefully it is the first of many. If so, then the apps should be out soon.

As I have said, there is a lot of smoke though about TAR 18 not being a "typical" race... so I don't know if/how that could affect casting...if at all.

And my overall impression the last several seasons is that there has been a more open appilcation window...more ongoing. And of course, more recruited teams. :groan:

I hope someone can go to this?? Should be interesting. I would feel more confident if this was a major casting opp with a CBS rep there...

Man, if I didn't have to be on the other side of the state that day, I'd be all over that. :(
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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #37 on: August 02, 2010, 02:39:03 PM »
I personally think there's going to be a very short application period for TAR 18; like maybe 10-12 days at most.  Casting has done that before, and as I recall, it's turns out that team form the newer season were finalists the previous season, so there's a logic to it. (Replenish the finalist pool for the fitire.) I keep having this feeling that Lynn Spielman and company have a strong leftover pool from TAR 17, and rhey're not too concerned about new applications right now.

Now, that's just a gut feeling. I've seen press releases for casting the new dancing series for CBS that Paula Abdul is executive producing, and I suspect casting is getting that one done first before TAR 18.

If the rumors (plus Allison Groesner's interview last week) are correct with Jeff Schroeder heading towards LA for a night as part of his ongoing Around The World For Free season, that would be a hook for CBS to use not only for ATWFF, but for a TAR 18 casting promo. It wouldn't be the first time TAR xasting has used BB airtime for a promo or two, and given the way CBS thinks a lot of the time, it is the sort of thing CBS would do.
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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2010, 01:17:51 PM »
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Now, that's just a gut feeling. I've seen press releases for casting the new dancing series for CBS that Paula Abdul is executive producing, and I suspect casting is getting that one done first before TAR 18.
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From what I have read, casting for the dance show will take a few months and is in the preliminary stages. Are Spillman and co. responsible for casting this show? It seems more like an American Idol type of show where they are just trying to find the most talented person.

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« Reply #39 on: August 08, 2010, 06:16:28 PM »
If a post on facebook/amazing race discussion/ casting 18 is correct, then casting is almost completed.  A girl named Courtney said that she has been called in to see the producers and she, and I guess her teammate are number 15 in ranking.  She hopes to make one of the 11 teams. Of course, she could be just whistling Dixie.  Time will tell.  Can you snoop this one out Peach?

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« Reply #40 on: August 08, 2010, 09:41:52 PM »
I think this girl was a finalist for season 17. She said that she had not heard from the producers since March.

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« Reply #41 on: August 08, 2010, 10:31:47 PM »
If a post on facebook/amazing race discussion/ casting 18 is correct, then casting is almost completed.  A girl named Courtney said that she has been called in to see the producers and she, and I guess her teammate are number 15 in ranking.  She hopes to make one of the 11 teams. Of course, she could be just whistling Dixie.  Time will tell.  Can you snoop this one out Peach?

I haven't read this, but here is my take. By the time someone gets chosen to do semifinals or final interviews, the need for secrecy is usually well drummed into their heads, they have to begin to sign the pages of confidentiality agreements. If someone blabbed they were in the top 15 at that point, I would drop them like a hot potato. :lol:
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« Reply #42 on: August 09, 2010, 12:40:39 AM »
If a post on facebook/amazing race discussion/ casting 18 is correct, then casting is almost completed.  A girl named Courtney said that she has been called in to see the producers and she, and I guess her teammate are number 15 in ranking.  She hopes to make one of the 11 teams. Of course, she could be just whistling Dixie.  Time will tell.  Can you snoop this one out Peach?

I haven't read this, but here is my take. By the time someone gets chosen to do semifinals or final interviews, the need for secrecy is usually well drummed into their heads, they have to begin to sign the pages of confidentiality agreements. If someone blabbed they were in the top 15 at that point, I would drop them like a hot potato. :lol:

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« Reply #43 on: August 09, 2010, 02:37:12 AM »
Okay we now know who will be NOT selected for Season 18 cast... will it be All-Stars 2 or a normal season?

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« Reply #44 on: August 09, 2010, 08:43:26 AM »
It would be a shame for her to lose her chance because of a slip of the pen, but what concerns me more is, if she is correct and she is "right now" ranked 15th, then that would lead me to believe that casting for 18 is almost complete.  Have you found out whether the casting call in MA is for 18, Peach?

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« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2010, 09:06:40 AM »
After reading what she actually said, I expect someone was helping her along for 17 and perhaps promised more than they could. If she were going to be on 18, then my guess is that she might have heard something by now. But remember that TAR 14 did two interview sets...one group in July and one group in the fall. So anything is possible.

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« Reply #46 on: August 09, 2010, 09:21:54 AM »
Well I played with that link about ten days to Sunday.......never found the posting. Is a better link available for us computards?
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« Reply #47 on: August 09, 2010, 09:24:45 AM »
sending it...
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« Reply #48 on: August 09, 2010, 11:07:05 AM »
It would be a shame for her to lose her chance because of a slip of the pen, but what concerns me more is, if she is correct and she is "right now" ranked 15th, then that would lead me to believe that casting for 18 is almost complete.  Have you found out whether the casting call in MA is for 18, Peach?
This is probably fake since she's a Canadian.
Not that all Canadians are liars or anything,  :lol3: its just they aren't allowed on the US version of TAR.
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« Reply #49 on: August 09, 2010, 12:13:48 PM »
Well, even some Canadians can have US passports...but I :bow: to your knowledge!   :lol:
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« Reply #50 on: August 09, 2010, 01:37:26 PM »
Well, even some Canadians can have US passports...but I :bow: to your knowledge!   :lol:

Or...
Maybe TAR 18 is an international version?!?!?!?
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« Reply #51 on: August 09, 2010, 01:50:50 PM »
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« Reply #52 on: August 09, 2010, 03:55:38 PM »
or maybe ..............  The Amazing Race:Hudson Bay Trapper edition........super secret Canadian version........I am just sayin

I did add her as a friend, but her info is limited. Is there any reason that she couldnt be an American going to school there?
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« Reply #53 on: August 09, 2010, 04:30:49 PM »
or maybe ..............  The Amazing Race:Hudson Bay Trapper edition........super secret Canadian version........I am just sayin

I did add her as a friend, but her info is limited. Is there any reason that she couldnt be an American going to school there?

I checked her friends and relatives and they all seemed to be from the Ottawa area... and I can't believe any American in their right mind would opt to spend any amount of time in Sudbury Ontario. Nothin against the fine folks there, but unless you're a hockey player or a miner, there ain't much to see. Except a big nickel...
More likely she met some guy in a bar and he offered to get her on TAR if she didn't mind auditioning in private... if ya know what I mean. :-[ :-[
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« Reply #54 on: August 09, 2010, 06:45:42 PM »
Well, even some Canadians can have US passports...but I :bow: to your knowledge!   :lol:

Or...
Maybe TAR 18 is an international version?!?!?!?

it would be fun if it's an international version, it's like the World Cup or something. :lol:

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« Reply #55 on: August 09, 2010, 07:18:38 PM »
The biggest problem for an "international" edition is the ease or difficulty in getting visas for a given country that varies for nationals of different countries, as well as the safety factor of the teams and production.  It's why the US edition has always required a US passport so that no one gained an advantage due to this very factor.

Since CBS did list that one open casting call for the end of August on the Casting pages for the cbs.com website, even without updating the application forms, I'm still of the opinion currently that they likely have enough finalists/semi-finalists they want to work with for TAR 18. It's just an instinctive opinion on my part, but given the way casting for Survivor has had to evolve (all but casting two seasons at once), it wouldn't surprise me if that's what happening with TAR as well.
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« Reply #56 on: August 11, 2010, 11:17:42 AM »
Well apparently, Miss Courtney regretted posting on facebook for TAR 18 and has deleted her posts.  If it was legit then maybe she is trying to mimimize the damage. Who knows? I did call the 99 restaurant that is holding the casting call to ask if they have applications there or do you just download the 17 application from the CBS website.  The  manager, poor woman,  was quite distressed.  She told me she knew "nothing".  All she knew is that they were holding the casting call.  She seemed so stressed out with all the calls about the casting.  If TAR is sponsoring this casting call, it seems that they should of given the business a little more info knowing that they would be inundated with calls.  Hey Peach, can you verify that the 17 application is indeed what you would need for this casting call?  A lot of people might assume that the restaurant would have them.  At this time they don't. Of course, TAR might send them to the restaurant before the 28th. 

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« Reply #57 on: August 11, 2010, 01:26:11 PM »
That was a good idea to delete her info, anyone who posts openly about their application status has probably doomed themselves.

My guess is that this casting call is sponsored by a local TV or radio station and will not necessarily have a CBS casting rep there, but I have no way of knowing for sure.

And no I can't "verify" anything because I am not affiliated with casting in any way.

BUT, anyone going to an open call would, IMO, be well advised to have their application already thoughtfully and carefully filled out. While the video may grab them, I understand the the ap itself may make or break you, so it deserves as much care and thought as the video. And the apps haven't varied much it the past....
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As best as I can recall, there have only been two major revision of the TAR application questions (other that the semifinal city question and the pertinent dates/deadlines) since the show started. The last major revision was shen the application started to permit DVD recordings instead of only VHS to be submitted. And that was around TAR 12 IIRC.
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« Reply #59 on: August 14, 2010, 12:05:45 PM »
That's true, Schnau. The application hasn't changed much.  My concern was some hopefuls might expect the applications to be at the casting call.  And as of the day before yesterday they weren't.  I would suggest any hopefuls to download the application for 17 and take that with you.  Best to be safe than sorry.  Good Luck.

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« Reply #60 on: August 14, 2010, 02:52:22 PM »
Not only take it with you, take it filled out and ready to go. There is no time and space at most of these to do the thoughtful job you should.
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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #61 on: August 14, 2010, 04:13:01 PM »
I live about an hour from Tewksbury, what can I do to help?

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« Reply #62 on: August 14, 2010, 04:21:23 PM »
ooooh. check your PM. :)
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Tewksbury — The Ninety Nine Restaurant in Tewksbury is hosting an open casting call for CBS’s hit TV reality show, “The Amazing Race,” on Saturday, Aug. 28, 7-10 a.m.

The casting call is open to the public, age 21 or older. 

WBZ-TV is bringing the auditions to Tewksbury. Area locals can audition for a chance to become contestants on next season’s series. “The Amazing Race” airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on WBZ-TV.

 All eligible contestants will be reviewed by CBS “The Amazing Race” cast producers. CBS will notify WBZ-TV of any local contestants selected. Those who are selected will be flown to Los Angeles for the semi-final auditions.

The Ninety Nine Restaurant is located at 401 Main St., in Tewksbury.
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« Reply #65 on: August 17, 2010, 12:56:14 PM »
I am glad that they didn't specify this casting call for TAR 18.  I take it that this open call is for anyone and not just locals.  They still didn't specify about downloading the application from the website and having it filled out, but common sense would tell you to have this done.  I have attended two casting calls and a third of the teams didn't have an application with them.  Hopefully we have a lot of boy scouts applying. (Be Prepared) :<)

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« Reply #66 on: August 17, 2010, 09:15:54 PM »
FYI - I live about about 25 miles south of the casting place, however, I am probably going to pass on this TAR18 casting call though, since it is a bit out of my way.

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« Reply #67 on: August 17, 2010, 10:05:07 PM »
I am glad that they didn't specify this casting call for TAR 18.  I take it that this open call is for anyone and not just locals.  They still didn't specify about downloading the application from the website and having it filled out, but common sense would tell you to have this done.  I have attended two casting calls and a third of the teams didn't have an application with them.  Hopefully we have a lot of boy scouts applying. (Be Prepared) :<)

Was there a CBS casting rep (not the TV station) at either of the ones you went to? ???
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« Reply #68 on: August 18, 2010, 09:30:37 AM »
To tell the truth Peach, I'm not sure.  I was having so much fun watching all the teams that were applying.  The "array" of clothing styles  being worn were totally outrageous.   The hats, the costumes.  I saw several "pimps" accompanied by their "ladies of the evening".  (Minus drawers and such) :<).  The "purple" pumperknickel, as well as the usual Beauty Queens and Mr. Atlas's.  My brother and I played our normal game of what occupation, what team.  You don't even want to know what occupations we came up with.  But I digress.  I would guess there probably weren't any reps.  If there had been,  my brother and I would probably have been asked to leave.  To put it politely, when ANY of my family gets together, it is total hilarity and chaos.

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« Reply #69 on: August 18, 2010, 09:43:08 AM »
I do have a suggestion for all who do apply at a casting call.  Be prepared to TALK in front of the camera.  At my second casting call, I went with a female friend.  We drove over two hours to get to the casting call, and my "teammate" DID NOT SHUT UP for one moment on the trip there.  But when we got in front of the camera, NOTHING!  TOTAL SILENCE!  I had to do all the talking.  For two hours I had learned what she had for lunch that day to the exact hour she came down the birth canal.  In front of the camera, SILENCE.  Sheeeeeeeshhhhhhhhhh!  BE PREPARED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (And no, she wasn't a blond).

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« Reply #70 on: August 27, 2010, 08:23:48 PM »
Have fun, anyone going to Tewkesbury tomorrow!! :jumpy:
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« Reply #71 on: August 28, 2010, 10:08:26 AM »
I just corresponded with someone who went to the casting call today and the people doing the casting call did not take their application that they had filled out and brought with them.  All that was required was their phone number and e-mail address.  Also, the videos that were being made were only for 1 minute.  IMO this was just a publicity stunt on behalf of the restaurant to drum up business, (duh uh, of course this is part of it), TAR is not even bothering to look past the physical attractiveness of the teams on  camera , or TAR is just using this 1 casting call to placate the base and drum up interest in the upcoming race.  Personally, I think I hit three out of three.  One more and I'll have a GRAND SLAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #72 on: August 28, 2010, 03:29:26 PM »
Here is some info from two eyewitness accounts!! Thanks to you both! ( I have removed any identifying or personal info.)

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* They started right at 7am, and we only had one minute to give our pitch.
* There were teams from everywhere!  Hawaii, Georgia, lots of NY/NJ...shocking to me that people would travel from so far away!
* The lines were outside of the restaurant, and the check in desk was at a side door.  The cameras were set up right inside the door.
* We got there at 6:15 and had our audition right before **.  At that point, I'd say we were about the 125th pair to audition.
* Based on the line that was still there when we left, it looked like there may have been another 125 pairs or so waiting to go.  There didn't seem to be many additional people trickling in, so my guess is that everyone who         showed up was going to be able to audition.
* They absolutely would not take full application packets at the check-in desk.  The local CBS affiliate ...had said beforehand that whatever we brought would be turned over to casting.  So that was disappointing.
* There did not appear to be anyone official from World Race Productions or from CBS national.  If they were there, they were stealth.
* From what one of the organizers said to a group, he was part of a marketing company that the local CBS affiliate uses for promotion.  All he said was that this was the first of more open calls to come for next year's races.  (He even sited NY, Florida, etc, as future casting call sites.)  My guess is he was making it all up.  It was impossible to tell which of the organizers were from that marketing company or which were from the local CBS affiliate (if any).
* There was a camera guy from CBS-4, but we didn't see any aggressive interviewing of hopefuls for the local news.  I don't even think they brought a reporter with them.
*  Everyone we talked to was really nice, and there were very few costumes, etc.  Just a few teams in matching T-shirts or full matching outfits.




And from our second team:

* We got there at 6, already a huge line, people in chairs, etc.
* I would estimate close to 500 teams, at least 400, so 800-1000 people.
*  We talked to people in line from texas, california, Connecticut and New Jersey.
* We had filled out applications, got the pictures, made a video, etc. but didn't need any of that stuff. it seemed to be just the local station doing it .
* No one knew if it was for TAR 18, they truly seemed to have no clue about it.
* We also heard of another call in Atlantic City in September .
*They took our license infomation along with email and cell phone numbers.
*We did a 60 second video.
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« Reply #73 on: August 28, 2010, 05:19:56 PM »
YAYYYYYYY.........so, another season is confirmed.....?????? that will be AWESOME, finally some fresh news to rock my crappy world..!!!!!  :tup:
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« Reply #74 on: August 30, 2010, 07:38:49 AM »
Someone posted elsewhere that the Boston casting call folks said that there will be other casting calls. The only one that sounded specific was that there is one scheduled in Atlantic City on September 29 and that there would be "more casting calls in LA and Detroit." The person also said that there would be more information available on the website once season 17 begins. At that time, the application would be changed to season 18.

This all sounds questionable to me. It sounds specific, but how do you not release an application or have more casting calls until mid to late September if you want to have a season ready for the Spring? The only possible explanation that I can think of is that maybe they're not going to film until right after Christmas? Maybe film from late December until mid-late January? Would that even work? Maybe they want to wait as long as possible to begin filming before the season starts to air so as to not give you spoilers as much time to do your thing?

I don't know. I am of the persuasion that something fishy is going on for season 18. A casting call is better than no casting call, but I sure hope that they begin "officially" casting season 18 soon. I hate it for the folks who showed up early and waited to do their thing this past weekend if they aren't even being given a shot. I mean, if this was just a promo for the restaurant and these one-minute videos are going to get put in a back room somewhere, that's pretty lame. I know all applicants face a major uphill climb to get on, but at least be casting with these things. Don't just throw your name out there to promote a restaurant in order to lead on and deceive a bunch of fans that keep this show going. Not accepting applications and only doing a one-minute video is not encouraging.

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #75 on: August 30, 2010, 07:50:54 AM »
I don't think you closely read the info posted from our eyewitnesses above. :kuss:
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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #76 on: August 31, 2010, 09:33:32 PM »
More pics from Tewkesbury!

Registration, video releases, the LINE!

Thanks so much for sharing! :kuss:




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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #77 on: September 12, 2010, 04:54:15 PM »
Hi guys!  I have a question about casting.  I know that the application clearly says that you should not submit another application with the same partner, but how strict is this rule?  Not to say that I think my preferred partner and I are so interesting as to merit another go-around over everyone else, but I ask because it seems that TAR has been bending the rules lately when it comes to casting (i.e. with age, length of app video, etc.) so I'm not sure how strict they are with this rule.

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #78 on: September 12, 2010, 07:39:46 PM »
I know of at least two teams who applied together MULTUPLE times and were eventually chosen.

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #79 on: September 12, 2010, 11:02:37 PM »
Thanks Peach--I'm a long-time lurker, and finally decided to post!

About the application though, I guess I'm just nervous!  (I always stick by the rules, haha.)  But the teams you know who did get chosen--did they at least make it to the semifinals or finals the first time?  I ask because I know that casting actually encourages people to submit another application if they've made it to either the semifinals or finals.  Also, again the teams that you know of--did they apply in one of the early seasons?  I know that casting made the "don't apply with the same partner again" rule a bit later on in TAR's life.

And on a random note--I'm a Georgia native too!  :waves:

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #80 on: September 13, 2010, 12:17:53 PM »
If you made it to the finals they do not want any more applications from you. They keep your info on file.
If you made it to the semifinals then you can send in more applications.  I applied with my Dad twice(no call back) and then with a running friend of mine twice(call the second time for extra info no semi final) 
Then when they did the Family Edition they called me from a Survivor application. I didn't apply to that TAR  because originally all kids had to be over 12.

I would say keep applying until they tell you to stop. :knuckles:  Plus apply to other stuff like Survivor since they use the same casting people.

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #81 on: September 13, 2010, 07:44:32 PM »
Thanks Tammy! :kuss:
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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #82 on: September 13, 2010, 08:45:47 PM »
Thanks for all the help!  I'm definitely applying with my preferred partner again then. :)

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #83 on: September 14, 2010, 02:04:32 PM »
Another casting call at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ on Wednesday September 29.
http://www.resortsac.com/casino/promotions.shtml

Not linked to from the main CBS site but there is a link from the local Philly site though.
http://cbs3.com/
From there to here, and here to there,
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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #84 on: September 14, 2010, 08:37:29 PM »
Selina - When you do your video and application.

Number one advice I can give you is don't treat this as a resume.  They are not looking for people who would make great travelers. They are looking for people who would be entertaining.
Give them a reason in your application or video that would make them want to meet you.

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #85 on: September 14, 2010, 11:35:02 PM »
Thanks for the advice banredbeans!  I think that's the mistake I made the first time--I was too controlled with how I presented myself (and even my partner).  I won't do that again!

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #86 on: September 15, 2010, 01:15:38 PM »
If you make mistakes in your video and they are funny just keep them in there.  Our puppy got out of his crate during our video and pee'd on the floor.  Carissa didn't see it and actually did a sit up in it and then starting screaming like Lucy(Charlie Brown) I have puppy pee in my hair. We didn't cut it out of the video and I swear that is one of the reasons we got a semi interview since the PA kept laughing about it.

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #87 on: September 20, 2010, 11:29:10 AM »
There are no teams confirmed for this season, right? When does the race begin and we might start seeing sightings?

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #88 on: September 20, 2010, 11:37:20 AM »
A.D., at the moment no one knows,

There has been a wide divergent of dates in the past for the filming dates for a spring edition of TAR, it's really hard to speculate unless there's something tangible that shows that TPTB have moved forward towards filming.  Sometimes, it's an announced application period for a particular edition, aometimes, it has been an item in the entertainment industry trade news media, sometimes CBS actually puts something out.

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #89 on: September 20, 2010, 11:44:28 AM »
Ok. Thank you for the info!

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #90 on: September 27, 2010, 02:30:13 PM »
Nice to see the pictures from 8/28. I was to be heading that way for a night at foxwoods that Friday night, but had a change of plans. Now my good buddy cant take off this Wednesday to make the NJ casting call  :'( Ive been a die hard fan of TAR since Season 6. I watched season 1 last year and though it felt odd, it was awesome. Too bad I cant get the other seasons. I got them from an unofficial place, but they aren't clear and I just cant watch them like that.
Also, not sure if anyone knows about this, but there are two CBS casting call sites. Oddly, they show different info:
http://www.cbs.com/cbs_casting/ & http://www.cbs.com/casting/
I have both bookmarked, but no new information at the moment. Oddly, none of them show the NJ casting call and only one shows the 8/28 casting call!

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #91 on: September 27, 2010, 10:21:23 PM »
This just popped up:

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I know you’ve been wanting to be a contestant on the CBS reality show ‘Amazing Race.’…well, now is your chance!  Keep reading to see how….CBS 3 TV is hosting market-wide auditions for the hit reality show this Wednesday, September 29th from 2-6 p.m. at Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Teams of two, 21 years of age and over are invited to come to Resorts to videotape an audition. Application forms and additional details are available on www.CBSPhilly.com.    A total of 11 teams will be chosen to race around the world while competing in a number of difficult challenges.  The winning team receives a prize of $1 million.  One million dollars!    And the chance to hang with red hot host Phil Keoghan.   Good luck!!

http://wogl.radio.com/2010/09/27/amazing-race-auditions-are-here/
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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #92 on: September 28, 2010, 01:56:37 AM »
oops, wrong thread. :lol3:

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #93 on: September 28, 2010, 04:34:20 AM »
I don't get it, what's up with all the upcoming casting calls I'm hearing about? I pretty much trust anything that Peach posts on here, so if Season 18 is inviting back former racers, what's with the casting calls? I hate to think people are getting their hopes up and wasting their time by going to casting calls to only find out later that none of them had a chance for Season 18. There's always Season 19, but that's pretty far off to be casting so early. Maybe there's a glimmer of hope that they decided against former racers?! (But I think that's just my wishful thinking!)

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #94 on: September 28, 2010, 04:37:59 AM »
We would be only about 4-6 months out for preliminary casting for the next season, so doesn't seem too early to me if they go by other previous date ranges.

But I am not affiliated with their casting, so I am only speculating as well.

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #95 on: September 28, 2010, 06:15:11 AM »
We would be only about 4-6 months out for preliminary casting for the next season, so doesn't seem too early to me if they go by other previous date ranges.

But I am not affiliated with their casting, so I am only speculating as well.



I agree with this. Keep in mind that audition materials were due for Season 17 in late January. So, perhaps they are just getting started early. I imagine that with them going with a former racers version of TAR18, they don't want to release a Season 18 application because there is no need for one and releasing a Season 19 application would somewhat let the cat out of the bag in regards to their plans for a "different" season 18.

They don't do these casting calls just to have fun. It takes some time, energy, and money to pull these off. They wouldn't do them if there was absolutely no point to having them.

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Re: Casting for Season 18?
« Reply #96 on: September 28, 2010, 09:35:27 AM »
I believe that TPTB is trying to avoid the confusion that existed leading up to TAR 11 and 12.

There was a very short application period for 11,and many assumed the dates were being followed until word cane out that in fact, 11 was being greenlighted for a "Return of the Racers" season. Those apps submitted for 11 were rolled over to 12; but those folks who had applied had no way of knowning what cities would host the semi-final interviews, or when.  By simply not announcing a period for 18, and not announcing the 19 application period until the status of 18 comes out, TPTB avoid the confusion. 

All of this could be simplified if they would just go ahead and give us something about 18; then there wouldn't be this anziety and confusion. (Makes me think of "All Along The Watchtower.")
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