Portland hosting The Amazing Race 13’s final leg, which ends today

Production on The Amazing Race 13 will likely conclude today as the teams race across the finish line in Portland, Oregon.

The show has been filming there this week. Willamette Week reports that “local mens panties proprietor, Steven Lien, of UnderU4men … was pushed out of his normal parking garage to make way for the camera crew on Monday morning.” In addition, “the show looks like it’s staging right behind Broadway’s Benson Hotel.” Confirming that, members of the production “came in to his shop looking for fresh underpants.”

The paper even posted a Google map that shows the finish line, but reports that “cops have the access road all blocked off.” Also thwarting fans attempts to learn more are alleged decoy teams racing around the city. The Oregonian confirmed the production’s presence through multiple sources, and offers some additional information.

Fan forums have been gathering details about this season, and Reality Fan Forum has a detailed route and map based on that speculation, if you want to know the destinations before the show airs this fall. If that’s correct, the whole race lasted just over three weeks.

UPDATED with Super Spoiler: We know where Amazing Race 13 is ending in Portland! [Willamette Week]
Amazing Race, How Sweet the Sound (in Portland) [The Oregonian]
The Amazing Race 13 *Spoilers Only!* [Reality Fan Forum]

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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