Amazing Race 8 gets a premiere date

Despite past cast member Hera’s prediction that The Amazing Race 8 would be “canned,” the family edition of the show will apparently make it to the air. At least, that’s the plan. CBS gave it a premiere date today: Tuesday, Sept. 27. That’s when the two-hour first episode will air.

A press release says little else about the show, except to ensure us that it will be a family edition with teams of four. Here’s the text in its entirety:

The eighth edition of the Emmy Award-winning THE AMAZING RACE returns with the first-ever “family edition” featuring teams of four instead of two, in a special two-hour premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 27 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT),…

CBS Announces 2005-2006 Season Premiere Dates [CBS press release]

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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