Travel Channel will air Amazing Race 12, 13, and (maybe) 14

The Amazing Race 13 debuts on CBS at the end of September, but at the beginning of the month, the Travel Channel will begin broadcasting season 12 of the show in prime-time on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The cable network has also acquired the rights to season 13 and, if it’s produced, the 14th season. Previously, GSN rebroadcast the show starting in 2005, while the Fox Reality Channel is currently re-broadcasting the 11th and all-stars season, having started with the ninth season earlier this year.

In a statement, Travel Channel president Patrick Younge said the show “is simply the best travel reality format in the world” and “an iconic American television series that really taps into what exploration is all about — not only the incredible riches that the world has to offer travelers — but the incredible transformative powers that travel brings about in people.”

He neglects to mention that travel–and competition for $1 million–sometimes brings about incredibly asswipish powers in people, too.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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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.