Amazing Race 10’s cast of 12 teams revealed; it’s a diverse, “broad spectrum of people”

CBS has revealed the teams competing in The Amazing Race 10–although not yet on the network’s web site–and for the first time since season four, there will be 12 teams. And those people are quite diverse. Show host Phil Keoghan says,”We’ve never had such a broad spectrum of people.”

Among the teams: a father and his lesbian daughter, Asian men, an Indian-American couple, a gay male couple, two former Miss USA contestants, and “the show’s first-ever Muslim team,” according to Zap2it.com. There are also some white guys and blonde women.

As reader Tyler noticed, IGN has photographs of each of the teams, so we can pre-judge them not on their race, religion, or sexual orientation, but on things that matter, like their looks.

Diverse Cast Embarks on ‘Amazing Race’ [Zap2it.com]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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