Amazing Race renewed for a 13th season

CBS has ordered an additional season of The Amazing Race.

Variety reports this “is a vindication for ‘Race,’ which appeared to be fading in the ratings during its 11th outing earlier this year — but earned a pickup anyway.” Last year’s renewal was also a one-season renewal, compared to previous renewals which were for two more seasons.

Casting already took place for the 13th season, and its application [PDF] said that filming would be “starting sometime in or around April - May of 2008.” However, it’s possible that could be moved up, as the premiere of this current season was moved up to this fall instead of 2008.

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