CBS announces Amazing Race cast again, in case you forgot

CBS today re-announced The Amazing Race‘s 11 teams and a new twist for the 25th season, having already revealed the cast earlier this summer when the race started publicly in Times Square. The cast includes Survivor contestants Whitney Duncan and Keith Tollefson, while Survivor‘s new cast includes an annoying Amazing Race team.

Of course, re-announcing the cast at the typical time they’d announce the cast makes sense; the previous announcement was months ago. The network did confirm what people who observed the start reported: a new twist called “The Save,” which gives the first team to check in on the first leg immunity from elimination that they can use later.

Today’s announcement also came with videos introducing all the teams and hashtags assigned to each team; Whitney and Keith are #TeamNashville.

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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