There’s great news about The Amazing Race: season 35 is now filming!
That means CBS has ordered another season, even though the network has not yet announced the renewal. But that’s pretty typical.
The Amazing Race 34 is currently airing Wednesday nights, along with Survivor.
However, those overnight ratings matter less and less—especially with the 10 p.m. timeslot, which makes it more likely people will DVR and watch later. Clearly, CBS can rely on TAR to deliver consistent viewers, whether they watch live, on DVR, or stream on Paramount+.
Plus, it’s been a reliable show for the network for 21 years now, ever since that very first race around the world.
Amazing Race 35 starts in Mexico
Amazing Race 35 is the second season to be filmed this year; TAR 34 filmed in June, just four months ago.
TAR 35 hasn’t started under the radar, with photos and video on Facebook and a report on Reddit.
Who are the TAR35 teams? Where are they going?
Casting for The Amazing Race 35 started in mid-June, and the application said it expected to start filming in mid-October.
I haven’t yet seen any of the cast members identified publicly, though photos seem to suggest that there are 13 teams this season.
However, while Big Brother 24 winner Taylor Hale and cast member Joseph Abdin talked about wanting to compete on The Amazing Race, they do not appear to be among the teams photographed in Mexico.
Where will they go next? There’s speculation they’ll go south to Central America and/or South America.
The charter plane the show used during the past two seasons hasn’t been to Mexico recently, according to flight-tracking sites.
However, I checked the other planes owned by the same charter company, Titan Airways, and while this plane did land in Guadalajara on Oct. 20, yesterday it was flying between Brazil and Argentina. I’ll keep an eye on it, but if they are using a charter plane again this season, it seems like the production may have rented a different plane.
As filming unfolds over the next few weeks, I’ll update this story with details. And if you see the race, either in person or on social media, feel free to comment below or send me an e-mail message!