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When Amazing Race 32 will (finally) premiere, and when BB22 and Love Island will end

CBS announced its fall schedule on Wednesday, and that includes the conclusion of its two summer reality shows—both of which got late starts—and also the premiere of The Amazing Race 32, which has been scheduled before.

The schedule doesn’t look like a normal fall, with more unscripted and reality TV than usual, because scripted shows are mostly not yet in production, and also three shows you may have seen elsewhere, like on Pop or CBS All Access.

Big Brother 22’s finale

Julie Chen, photographed for Big Brother 22: All Stars
Julie Chen, photographed for Big Brother 22: All Stars (Photo by CBS)

Big Brother 22 will end on Oct. 28, a Wednesday, and have a two-hour finale. Typically, the show has a 90-minute finale, as it’s paired with a 90-minute premiere of Survivor.

But there will be no new season of Survivor this fall. I’m disappointed CBS isn’t rebroadcasting Survivor: Borneo or even a later season instead. They are, however, bringing Star Trek: Discovery to broadcast, airing its first season on Thursdays at 10 starting Sept. 24.

Love Island, which just premiered Monday, will conclude Tuesday, Sept. 29, with a one-hour finale.

That means its second season will last just over one month, like its first season. I’m a little surprised they’re not extending it for several months, though they burn through cast members quickly and bringing new people in has to be one of the more—if not the most—challenging parts of producing right now.

CBS also scheduled other reality premieres:

  • The Greatest #AtHome Videos, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, which starts Sept. 25 at 8.
  • Undercover Boss, which returns Oct. 2 and airs Fridays at 9.
  • A true-crime show, The FBI Declassified, which airs Tuesdays at 10 starting Oct. 13

And, of course, there’s the show we’ve been waiting for for almost two years now…

TAR 32 finally gets (another) premiere date

Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan waiting for the first team to arrive during the finale of The Amazing Race 31, which aired its finale about a year after production ended
Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan waiting for the first team to arrive during the finale of The Amazing Race 31, which aired its finale about a year after production ended. (Photo by Elizabeth Morris/CBS)

The Amazing Race 32 is setting some kind of record the way it’s being bounced around. Filmed almost two years ago, it was in limbo for quite some time.

It was scheduled for a May premiere, and then pulled off the summer schedule.

Last month, CBS did say TAR 32 would air in Survivor’s Wednesdays at 8 timeslot this fall, but didn’t give a premiere date. Now we have that: Oct. 14 at 9 p.m.

It’ll follow Big Brother that night, but move to its regular timeslot, Wednesdays at 8, the following week, when it’ll air its second episode before the finale of BB22.

The Amazing Race 32’s cast is all-new teams—at least, new to TAR, though some of them may have familiar names.

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