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Phil says Amazing Race’s “biggest fans” are families; Family edition will leave the US

Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan talks to The Chicago Tribune’s Maureen Ryan, and says that the current family edition is perfect for the series because “the reality is that the biggest fans of the show are families, so why not let them run the race?” He adds: “And I think it’s an opportunity for us …

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God lends a helping hand to one Amazing Race family while another falls apart

God sure does send some confusing messages. Last week, we were told by dad Rogers that the Bible said he and his mighty penis were supposed to lead his family. This week, Denny’s family followed his lead straight to elimination. Meanwhile, the Weaver family’s mother, Linda, asked for God’s help: “Lord please help us; in …

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A neutered Amazing Race still manages to be suspenseful as the youngest kids go home

Two hours of The Amazing Race and the teams haven’t even been in to an airport? Welcome to The Amazing Race 8, the Family Edition, which was definitely a watered-down version. The altered title sequence seemed to confirm rumors about this season, emphasizing both driving and American locations, although I didn’t analyze it frame by …

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Sportsbook.com stops wagers and reveals possible Amazing Race 8 winners

More unusual betting has led to a betting site stopping wagers on The Amazing Race 8. Last season, Uchenna and Joyce’s win was prematurely revealed after Sportsbook.com received an unusual number of bets on them. According to Reality TV World, “Sportsbook.com announced Friday that a similar pattern of suspicious activity has forced it to halt …

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Amazing Race will reach its 100th episode this season; creator Elise Doganieri promoted to executive producer

The person responsible for creating The Amazing Race has been promoted. Elise Doganieri, whose husband Bertram van Munster serves as executive producer of the show, is now also an executive producer. As Variety reports, “Doganieri had previously been supervising producer and, before that, producer on the show.” Since she came up with the idea for …

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