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.

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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