In this Amazing Race season 1 oral history, people involved with the first season—producers, cast, and crew—reveal the behind-the-scenes story of how a race around the world and TV show came togethe.
Amazing Race news, reviews, interviews, and recaps. TAR is the long-running CBS reality competition that follows teams of two as they race around the world.
Toms founder—and now Shark Tank guest shark—Blake Mycoskie attributes the idea for his company to his experience on The Amazing Race—but that wasn’t his first reality TV experience.
I interviewed The Amazing Race executive producer and creator Elise Doganieri, and director and executive producer Bertram Van Munster, and we talked everything from season 32’s alliance and future rule changes to the status of The Amazing Race 33.
What the The Amazing Race 32’s finale lacked in intrigue or actual racing, it made up for by just being an overall joyful delight. That was true of this entire season, too: imperfect but enjoyable.
During Amazing Race’s first city sprint—which involved racing around Manila and completing tasks, kind of like every other leg of The Amazing Race, just without those tasks being labeled as Detours or Roadblocks—the alliance struck again.
When a company’s inanimate mascot gets more screen time and character development than the eliminated team on The Amazing Race, something may be broken. A recap and analysis of Amazing Race 32, episode 10, “Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty.”
The alliance started to crumble internally during The Amazing Race’s mega leg in India, which offered twice the challenges, twice the Yields, and even the return of Phil Keoghan introducing a Detour with “This” or “That.”