Phil Keoghan’s bike trip film airs the day before Rachel, Brendon infect Amazing Race’s 20th season

The Amazing Race debuts its 20th season on Sunday, with obnoxious Big Brother cast members Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas among the teams racing for $1 million. This trailer makes me excited to watch again, while the commercials CBS has airing with Rachel crying are the reason why I have not yet scheduled it to record on my DVR.

The day before, on Saturday, Showtime will debut host Phil Keoghan’s documentary The Ride at 8 p.m. ET. The film, which was in theaters last year, follows Phil’s 2009 bike trip across America for multiple reasons, including to raise money and awareness for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

If you don’t have Showtime, rent or watch on Amazon or download or rent it from iTunes. Here’s Showtime’s trailer:

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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