I don’t know if there will be any life vests on this season of The Amazing Race, but if so, floaters better grab them. That’s because reality royalty returns tonight when husband-and-wife team Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly take their second tour on The Amazing Race when season 24 of the reality show premieres on CBS. But how does racing around the world at breakneck speed compare with backstabbing house guests in the backyard on the show that first made Brenchel famous, Big Brother? We asked the couple when they called into Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105). READ FULL STORY
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It’s down to four teams on tonight’s season 23 finale of The Amazing Race (update: read EW.com’s full recap here). Self-proclaimed “Afghanimals” Leo and Jamal, dating New Englanders Jason and Amy, volatile exes Tim and Marie, and the increasingly tension-plagued RoboDocs Travis and Nicole will make their way through a zany Tokyo obstacle course before arriving back at America’s last frontier, Alaska.
Click through to see host Phil Keoghan’s personal photos from the finale and his thoughts on the final four pairs! READ FULL STORY
The moment I finally became a fan of The Good Wife occurred just about three weeks ago. It came in the current season’s widely praised fifth episode, “Hitting The Fan.” This was the one where Will (Josh Charles) and Diane (Christine Baranski) fired Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Cary (Matt Czuchry) for plotting to start their own firm. As Will progressed from betrayal (his reaction, a symphonically-performed shock-face culminating in a downbeat “what?!”, was priceless) to “commando mode” (rallying emergency quorums; hustling clients to keep them from bolting), and as Alicia progressed from resolute yet regretful to full-on “Oh, it’s so on!” (countering Will’s counter-attacks; wooing Chum Hum; an adrenaline rush quickie with Governor Hubby), it was thrilling to watch them find new energy and purpose in their lives amid the crisis, if slightly heartbreaking to watch the former lovers, now former colleagues, become enemies. It was impossible to take a side; I wanted both to win. In a story full of such grand drama and significant developments, it was a smaller, funnier exchange between Alicia and Will that grabbed me. As a contentious phone conversation came to a close (“Go to hell!” “No, you go to hell!”), Will remembered something very important. “Oh, your daughter called,” he said, suddenly civil. “She needs you to call her school to let her go on a field trip.” “Oh. When was this?” Alicia asked, equally pleasant. “About 40 minutes ago.” “Thank you.” “You’re welcome.” Click. And then war resumed.
Not a terribly ingenious scene, I grant you. It hewed to a familiar screwball comedic structure. The whiplash tonal shift; two rivals abruptly making nice or banal in a way that almost feels out of character. Except here, the moment felt true to the characters, at least as I understand them so far. It was an effective way to dramatize that their relationship was more complex than their current conflict, to show that neither of them should be defined by the crisis/concerns consuming them at present; and it was a moment that was representative of all of everything else in the show that was converting me to rabid Good Wife fandom. READ FULL STORY
If you’ve been watching The Amazing Race for the past 21 seasons, you may think you’ve seen it all: The bungee jumps, the head-shavings, the awkward dances, the emotionally abusive couples, the adorable friend teams. How on earth could they make the show feel fresh? Watch the clip below and you’ll find out. READ FULL STORY
'The Amazing Race': New cast (including relatives of John Wayne and Daniel Boone) and twist revealed!
Sitcom star Lisa Whelchel and former baseball MVP Jeff Kent may not be appearing, but The Amazing Race will trot out a few semi-celebrities of its own when the 22nd season of the reality hit premieres Feb. 17 on CBS. And the teams will have a new twist to contend with at the very start.
Headlining the cast are Jennifer Kuhle and Caroline Cutbirth of the country band Stealing Angels. Kuhle is the granddaughter of John Wayne while Cutbirth is a direct descendant of Daniel Boone. They will be competing against former NHL player Bates Battaglia and his brother Anthony, as well as YouTube channel hosts Joey Graceffa and Meghan Camarena. Also among the 11 new teams of two competing is a pair of twin doctors, two roller derby moms, and a father and son who both have survived cancer. (The full cast list is below.) READ FULL STORY
If you need more convincing to watch this season of The Amazing Race after learning that two of the competitors are Chippendales dancers, then I’m not the person to do it. Host Phil Keoghan may just be, though. TAR 21, kicking off this Sunday just a week after the show picked up its ninth Emmy for Outstanding Reality Series, will travel to yet more far-flung locations, including China, France’s Loire Valley, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. But it’s the competitors themselves who have Keoghan most excited for this round of racing. Below, he previews what viewers can expect. Hint: There will be shirtlessness — lest you forget — as well as Fabulous Beekman Boys and the show’s first-ever double amputee. (And that’s without mentioning the metalheads and monster truckers!) He teases, “We are picking people to be on the show who we know will react in an extreme manner sometimes.”
Each year, the month of May brings the promise of warmer weather, the start of big summer movies…and the torturous, agonizing time when we have to bid farewell to our favorite primetime characters. TV addicts that we are, we feel your pain. So to curb the stress, we’ve put together a master list of when your beloved shows will be signing off. Grab your remotes and ready those DVRs as we present this year’s finales: READ FULL STORY
Appearing on reality shows all the time can be soooo stressful on VIP waitresses. In this sneak peek from tonight’s installment of The Amazing Race, Rachel breaks down after realizing that A) foreign taxis aren’t always at her beck and call B) Brendon is a lot smarter than her and C) She TOLD HIM he was a lot smarter than her. Why doesn’t he listen???
In preparation for the return of The Amazing Race this Sunday, host Phil Keoghan previews the 11 new teams and what makes this group so special. (Maybe it’s because they’re having to race through five continents, 22 cities, and nearly 40,000 miles, or what CBS refers to as “one of the most competitive courses ever?”) READ FULL STORY
They’re baaaaaaaaaack! That’s right, Big Brother repeat offenders Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas have become the latest pair of CBS reality stars to try their hand at sprinting across the globe for a million dollars when season 20 of The Amazing Race kicks off on Feb. 19 at 8pm. The engaged couple will be following in the frequent flier footsteps of Big Brother’s Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd, Survivor’s Boston Rob Mariano and Amber Brkich (who played twice), Survivor’s Ethan John and Jenna Morasca, as well as Big Brother’s Alison Irwin (and her out of house boyfriend Donny Patrick).
Rachel and Brendon will be competing against 10 other teams, including married clowns, federal agents, border patrol agents, dating divorcees, and, naturally, twins. (The full cast list is below.) Along the way, players will be forced to skydive, train with Massai warriors in Tanzania, and visit the German castle that served as the inspiration for the one in Sleeping Beauty. The show will also be traveling for the first time ever to Paraguay and Azerbaijan. READ FULL STORY
CBS announced the return of The Amazing Race today and new Friday time periods for Undercover Boss and A Gifted Man.
Race will return for its 20th season on Feb. 19. Boss will premiere Sunday, Jan. 15, and relocate to Fridays beginning Feb. 17.
The freshman drama A Gifted Man starring Patrick Wilson will move to Friday on Feb. 17. CSI: NY will return to the time period on March 30 after Man completes is first season run.
Here is the schedule: READ FULL STORY
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