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The Amazing Race 20

Lowest-ever ratings for Amazing Race, Celebrity Apprentice against the Oscars

The competition of the Academy Awards was too much for The Celebrity Apprentice and The Amazing Race, both of which had their lowest ratings ever last night. CBS’ reality competition ratings among 18- to 49-year-olds “matched its series low, and was down 25% from its premiere’s” ratings, according to TV By the Numbers, which also …

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Jeff Rice may have been forced to take cocaine, which was found in his stomach

The mysterious death of freelance reality show producer Jeff Rice may have been caused by poisoning by cocaine, a combination of the information contained in the two initial reports about his death: his wife suspected poisoning , while police called it an overdose. But while cocaine was found in his stomach–an unusual place for that …

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Police blame cocaine overdose, not poisoning, for producer’s death in Uganda

Police in Uganda say that The Amazing Race, Destination Truth, and Whale Wars facilitating producer Jeff Rice wasn’t poisoned, but instead suspect that he died of a cocaine overdose. “Those were misreported rumors about this being some kind of attack by thugs. We do not believe that, and we do not believe this was any …

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Amazing Race, Destination Truth, Whale Wars producer dies from poisoning in Africa

A producer who worked on The Amazing Race, Whale Wars, and Destination Truth, among other reality shows, has died after being poisoned in Africa, according to a report. A colleague, who also worked as a facilitating producer, survived. Destination Truth star Josh Gates first tweeted about Rice’s death on Sunday, and yesterday, tweeted a photo …

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Incredible finish not enough to change my mind about Amazing Race’s decline

During the last Amazing Race, I broke up with the show and stopped watching. I didn’t regret it. But a combination of CBS’ deplorable but effective stunt casting of two obnoxious Big Brother contestants–and, more importantly, my desire to rekindle an old romance–brought me back last night. I came prepared, consuming a Cougar Town-size glass …

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Phil Keoghan’s bike trip film airs the day before Rachel, Brendon infect Amazing Race’s 20th season

The Amazing Race debuts its 20th season on Sunday, with obnoxious Big Brother cast members Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas among the teams racing for $1 million. This trailer makes me excited to watch again, while the commercials CBS has airing with Rachel crying are the reason why I have not yet scheduled it to …

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CBS confirms Rachel and Brendon on Amazing Race, announces non-ratings-whoring cast, too

“Event hostess” Rachel Reilly and “student” Brendon Villegas, best known for their multiple appearances on Big Brother, are among the cast members of The Amazing Race 20, as CBS once again brings back previous cast members in a desperate attempt at maintaining ratings. The network calls this season “one of the most competitive courses ever.” …

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