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Amazing Race 8 confirmed as family edition; any four related people can race.

Amazing Race 8 confirmed as family edition; any four related people can race.
More details are emerging about The Amazing Race 8, which will be an all-family version that will air next season. (The Amazing Race 9, which has been ordered, will be a normal edition of the series.) Teams of four people, who can be related in any way, will race around the world. Although kids have to be at least 12, there are no other restrictions as long as participants are related; a press release gives ideas, including “traditional families (mom, dad and two kids), blended families (newly married with step siblings), four sisters, four brothers, multi-generational (grandparents and grandchildren) or engaged couples with in-laws-to-be.” Yes, going on a race with your future in-laws sounds like a fantastic idea. Executive producer Bertram van Munster says, “We’re looking for families who want to turn this familiar concept into an adventure that will take them to some amazing places while discovering a lot about their family dynamic and human spirit.” A special application [PDF] is available for families to apply.

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