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),…

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Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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