CBS renews Amazing Race, which will return in 2008

CBS has officially renewed The Amazing Race, but only for one more season, which will not air until midseason.

That’s a change from the show’s fairly regular pattern of airing two seasons a year, which has happened consistently since the show’s beginning, with the exception of the year-long gap between seasons four and five, which was followed by three seasons airing over one year.

In a press release announcing its fall schedule, CBS also “announced the pick up of three programs for midseason,” including The Amazing Race 12.

The release doesn’t say when the new season will air, as there has been talk of it possibly moving nights yet again. In the fall, the new reality series Kids’ Nation will take its place on Sundays.

CBS Announces 2007-2008 Primetime Schedule [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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