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.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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