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TAR CHINA: News and Speculation
« on: February 20, 2018, 09:43:43 AM »
Full Disclosure I was actually looking for insight into TAR30 Leg 11 when I stumbled upon this.

Disclaimer: Let me emphasize, that this proposal was not approved by the sponsors, who still prefer a season of "champions" for the concept of a upcoming season. But it is very interesting to see what the producers were trying to pitch. We'll probably only get some effective official info for the season, very last minute, right before they start filming.

So there was a Shenzhen TV event back on 10/20/17, in which some info about the 2018 programming was made public. This included a pitch from the TAR China producers about what they would like to do with the show in 2018. However, the sponsors were not fans of the proposal.

We completely missed this, probably because it got lost in the shuffle in the middle of TAR30 filming cause it happened at the same time.

Here is a picture from that event, which content I will translate below:

Source: http://tieba.baidu.com/p/5382251545

- This is just a translation of the content in the picture that was made public, the pitch WAS NOT approved.

Non-Celeb Cycle (Left Side)
  • Broadcast Period: 2nd quarter of 2018
  • Program Format: A race around the world program featuring non-famous participants. 
  • Airing Format: 10 Episodes
  • Tentative list of Countries to be visited: US, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and the UK.

Celebrity Cycle (Right Side)
  • Broadcast Period: 3rd quarter of 2018
  • Program Format: A race around the world program featuring celebrity participants. 
  • Airing Format: 10 Episodes
  • Tentative list of Celeb Cast: FangBingBing (范冰冰) / Kenny Lin (林更新Lin Gengxin - Actor from China, he was in The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon FYI),  Jacky Wu (WuJing吴京 - Actor and Martial Artist from China, he was in the recent local blockbuster Wolf Warrior) and his wife Xie-Na (谢娜 TV host from China) / Janine Chang (張鈞甯Chang Chun-ning - Movie and TV Actress from Taiwan).


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Re: TAR CHINA: News and Speculation
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 03:20:12 PM »
I would LOVE a season of normal Chinese people.

Getting sick of celebrities, FYI
Just some weird Australian bloke, who likes reality TV shows...

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Re: TAR CHINA: News and Speculation
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 10:53:32 PM »
I would LOVE a season of normal Chinese people.

Getting sick of celebrities, FYI

Me too. But I don't watch non-English TARs.

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Re: TAR CHINA: News and Speculation
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2018, 07:44:08 AM »
I would LOVE a season of normal Chinese people.

Getting sick of celebrities, FYI
Season 3 of this version is one of the best in terms of leg design and teams competiveness

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Re: TAR CHINA: News and Speculation
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2018, 12:25:53 PM »
I ran across a few tweets in Thai mentioning Amazing Race China this morning and a singer named Wangyuan (Roy Wang). I don't read Chinese and Google translations are not that good, but I'm guessing this means they are having another celebrity season (Boo!). However, it could just be some passing publicity stunt. A little research found a Weibo music list that had Wangyuan with the #2 song currently "Because I Met You".

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Wangyuan x The Amazing Race China What is it about? But I can not go.



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The Amazing Race is a must see. I would have to shoot long and tired, but if the list makes it to Thailand this is ok หน่อย


The first two tweets included this image (Can anyone translate what it says?):






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Re: TAR CHINA: News and Speculation
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2018, 06:23:12 PM »
omg I'm also excited for any TAR China news.
I definitely hope TARCh5 is more like season 3 even though season 4 was a little better than the first two. I don't mind Chinese and Asian celebrities as long as the Race is good.

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Re: TAR CHINA: News and Speculation
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2018, 01:16:12 AM »
This image says
Wangyuan (Roy Wang) and a dancer
Fan Bingbing(who has participated in S4 of Amazing Race China) and her brother Fan Chengcheng
will join in season 5 of Amazing Race China.

This is a rumor and hasn't been confirmed.


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Re: TAR CHINA: News and Speculation
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2018, 02:33:49 AM »
Roy Wang is only 17! That'll be interesting.
And I don't mind Fan Bingbing again. She brings a lot of buzz to the show, but she'll definitely need to make it farther this time around if she's cast. lol

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Re: TAR CHINA: News and Speculation
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2018, 02:34:03 AM »
I WANT ANGLEA BABY TO PARTICIPATE BEST CHINESE CELB EVER
I AM SUCH A DRAMA QUEEN

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Re: TAR CHINA: News and Speculation
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2018, 03:01:36 AM »
Returning celebrities  :groan:
Just some weird Australian bloke, who likes reality TV shows...

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Re: TAR CHINA: News and Speculation
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2018, 03:09:12 AM »
Only just now saw NumfarPTB's original post.
It would be awesome to have 2 seasons of TAR China a year!
What did the sponsors have a problem with? Just the mere fact that there would be 2 seasons that'd have to help pay for?

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Re: TAR CHINA: News and Speculation
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2018, 08:47:43 AM »
Returning celebrities  :groan:

TAR China is ALWAYS Celebrities, Just depends on who is available to cast.
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Re: TAR CHINA: News and Speculation
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2018, 06:21:39 PM »
Looking forward to TARCh5 having a 10x better cast than TAR31 or 32 or whichever is going to have the CBS clusterfrak

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Re: TAR CHINA: News and Speculation
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2018, 08:49:05 AM »
I just hope the production will work better on the leg design tis season. Last season had a lot of terrible leg design and nearly ruined the latter half of the season (Hefai / Macau and even the final leg)

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Re: TAR CHINA: News and Speculation
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2018, 01:23:04 PM »
New rumor I guess. Wang Yuan/Roy Kim might be racing with Fan Bingbing's brother Fan Chengcheng instead.

Fan Chengcheng just debuted I think after being one of the winners of a reality singing competition, so two young idol singers/celebs would make for a logical team.

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Re: TAR CHINA: News and Speculation
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2018, 05:40:20 PM »
Nevermind. lol
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Re: TAR CHINA: News and Speculation
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2018, 10:47:39 AM »
Anew rumor from WEIBO.
http://fx.weico.cc/share/25005999.html
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《TAR》中国版S5:
8站风格各异的赛段,8组突破想象的明星搭档,
姐弟档、师生档、夫妻档,智勇前行,组组出彩:
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"TAR" China Edition S5:
8 LEGs with different styles and 8 groups broke through the imagination of star partners.
The siblings, teachers and students, husband and wife
Starting from Xi’an, across the four countries,
Approaches to Israel, Chongqing, Xishuangbanna, Morocco, Finland, Sri Lanka,
Finally returned to Shenzhen to compete in Asia, Africa and Europe !

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Re: TAR CHINA: News and Speculation
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2018, 12:10:12 PM »
This hasn't started yet has it? Because we have an unexplained sighting in the Mystery thread...
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Re: TAR CHINA: News and Speculation
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2018, 01:46:09 PM »
Other than the random rumors here and there, nope it hasn't even been formally announced yet like in years past. But once they do have the big press conference, it should begin filming very soon after.

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Re: TAR CHINA: News and Speculation
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2018, 02:06:08 PM »
Well, Wu hasn't said anything on his Twitter. With their leniency on NDA's, I'm sure he would have by now if it had started :P

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Re: TAR CHINA: News and Speculation
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2018, 02:20:50 PM »
I think we will ALL know when TAR China has started.  :lol: Secrecy is definitely nowhere near a priority for TAR China.  :tup:

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Re: TAR CHINA: News and Speculation
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2018, 09:29:44 AM »
Nope. TAR China  S5 hasn't started yet. :groan:

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« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2018, 09:38:50 AM »
http://time.com/5394782/fan-bingbing-missing-china-chinese-actress/

FanBingbing's production Company has ties to the TAR China Production as well.

It appears there will be no TARChina this year anyway.
"I can't speak for production, but I really like that people see us when we're traveling around the world. If you're a fan of the show, ... you're going to be more excited because you want to see what happens."Phil Keoghan

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« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2018, 12:17:19 PM »
http://time.com/5394782/fan-bingbing-missing-china-chinese-actress/

FanBingbing's production Company has ties to the TAR China Production as well.

It appears there will be no TARChina this year anyway.

Very weird story. I heard about that last week but didn't think to post.