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]

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


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Anna Martemucci

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.