Nancy Hoyt, who formed part of the first parent-child team on The Amazing Race‘s first season with her daughter Emily, has died. She was 56. She died Thursday from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), according to a Waco Tribune obituary. It notes that Nancy “would have celebrated her 35th wedding anniversary next month to her soul… continue reading
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CBS’ third major reality series, The Amazing Race, debuted 10 years ago today, on a Wednesday, when 11 teams of two started racing from New York City. Its second episode was delayed by a week because of the events of Sept. 11, a Tuesday. That Thursday also saw the debut of a similar series, NBC’s… continue reading
Phil Keoghan has his own brand of eliminations, and now he has his own energy bar, Phil Keoghan’s NOW Energy Bar, and he’s working “to develop a comprehensive consumer products program” with his agency, according to a press release. In other words, more PhilProducts! The company is giving away 500 free samples of the energy… continue reading
First-season Amazing Race contestant Margaretta Groark died of cancer last Sunday. She was 67. The “grandparents” team, which also included her husband of more than 40 years, Dave, were eliminated fourth (a video of their elimination is below). Her obituary appeared in Thursday’s Rockwall County News, and said she died Oct. 26 after a “three-year… continue reading
Reality reruns have had notoriously poor performances. But the Game Show Network’s decision to rerun all eight seasons of The Amazing Race has been paying off so far. After one week, the network’s ratings are up 69 percent among viewers 18 to 49, and 11 percent overall. Plus, viewers’ median age has dropped from 54… continue reading
GSN, aka the Game Show Network, is giving us a chance to watch the original season of The Amazing Race all over again. In advance of the DVD’s release, the network is reairing the first season, starting tonight. A new episode will air every evening at 9 p.m., and after the first season concludes, it’ll… continue reading
It’s official: The first season of The Amazing Race is coming to DVD. We already knew that a DVD was in the works because of an interview with series co-creator Elise Doganieri, but now we have official confirmation. On Paramount’s August DVD release chart, which comes to us by way of The Chicago Tribune’s Maureen… continue reading
The first season of The Amazing Race is coming to DVD, according to the series’ co-creator. After the most overwritten paragraph ever, Reality Reel Media reveals that the show “will be officially released on DVD in the Fall of 2005. Elise Doganieri, Co-Creator and Supervising Producer of The Amazing Race, has confirmed this via telephone.”… continue reading
everything you ever wanted to know from Rob & Brennan, part one. In part one of Mighty Big TV’s Miss Alli 18-page-long phone conversation with The Amazing Race‘s winners, Rob and Brennan, the lawyers discuss everything from the way they were portrayed to the logistics of getting people on flights.
friendship with Team Guido helps high school teacher come out. A teacher in a rural Pennsylvania high school writes about how his friendship with The Amazing Race‘s Bill and Joe–a.k.a. Team Guido–helped him come out to his colleagues and community. He also writes about how he used The Amazing Race in his geography class.
Frank and Margarita are still together, Joe and Bill point to editing. Zap2it.com talks to the final three couples on The Amazing Race about their experiences during the 32 days of the show, and the aftermath. Also, Frank and Margarita remain together, Frank “did make friends with” Rob and Brennan after “talk[ing] trash” about them,… continue reading
Rob & Brennan win The Amazing Race. The first season concluded with a finish that was slight more sad than nail-biting. Separated parents Frank and Margarita were on a train headed toward the finish line, convinced and ecstatic that they were ahead of Rob and Brennan. However, the pair of lawyers were on the train… continue reading
The Amazing Race concludes tonight. Called “TV’s best reality show” by TV Guide’s Matt Roush, The Amazing Race ends its first season tonight at 9 p.m. ET, a special night and time. Three teams remain–Frank and Margarita; Rob and Brennan; and Joe and Bill, a.k.a. Team Guido–and Entertainment Weekly handicaps their chances for crossing the… continue reading
Michael J. Fox, Drew Barrymore among celeb fans of The Amazing Race. The New York Post’s Michael Starr reports that a number of celebs are fans of The Amazing Race: Michael J. Fox, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rosie O’Donnell, Drew Barrymore, and Ricki Lake. Also among celeb fans is the cast of Will and Grace, whose… continue reading
Team Guido: villains or nice guys? Every good reality TV show needs a villain, and The Amazing Race has two great ones: Team Guido, otherwise known as Joe & Bill. The past two elimination episodes, they’ve narrowly edged out two popular teams, Nancy & Emily and Kevin & Drew, and on the show, there appeared… continue reading