Notably, Lynne Spillman, the long-time CBS casting director responsible for finding some of the most memorable characters in reality TV history, had just been fired from Survivor by Jeff Probst. But she did cast TAR 32.
Amazing Race 32 filmed in November 2018—almost two years ago!
Thanks to the community of fans who follow the production in real time, most notably on the site Reality Fan Forum, most of the teams were quickly identified, and so was the route, along with some spoilers
Of course, we know what happened next. The Amazing Race 33 stopped filming days later, and the cast and crew went home because of the escalating worldwide crisis. That was still several weeks before the United States shut down.
The cast of The Amazing Race 32 has had to keep the results of their race secret for two years.
A former cast member told me that the teams, from the winners to the first team out, have to wait until after the season finishes airing to get paid. That'll be more than two years later, since TAR 32 won't conclude until December.
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