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8 Amazing Secrets From The Amazing Race Start Line

Phil Keoghan

The Amazing Race is going back to the start.

To celebrate the 10-time Emmy-winning show's 25th season (premieres Friday, 8/7c, CBS), Race returned to New York City, where Season 1 began and ended, for the kickoff — and the start line in Times Square was open to the public for the first time ever.

Meet The Amazing Race 25 teams

"I've always been an advocate of not keeping where we go a secret," host Phil Keoghan told TVGuide.com before production began. "What we do — keep that a secret — but as far as locations, when we're talking about where we're going, the better it is for the show. I think the viewer is more excited knowing where we're going, and they can't wait to see what happens in that place than they would be if they didn't know. It's kind of a great teaser. If we're going to Spain, you start thinking of all the things we could do in Spain. So I'm very excited to see our fans in Times Square. It's the perfect place to do it."

That's where I found myself at 3 a.m. Saturday, May 31, waiting for Phil to tell me that the world is waiting for me — or you know, the 11 teams. I've watched ...
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Amazing Race's Max and Katie: We Felt It Slipping Away From Us

Max and Katie

Newlyweds Max and Katie had won the past three legs on The Amazing Race 22 and looked like they might make it a fourth straight victory on the final leg. But then came the spy Switchback Roadblock. Despite getting there first, Max had trouble locating his spy and completed the task third, but the two were able to recover for a second-place finish.  "It was hard to watch. We loved watching the first half [of the two-hour finale]," he tells TVGuide.com. "I wish we had a week to enjoy that victory instead of just slamming the door on it. But it was fun. We'd been dreading watching D.C. since we did it." Find out how much time they lost at the challenge, if they think of themselves as villains and more.
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Exclusive: TNT Cancels Reality Competition Series The Great Escape

The Great Escape

TNT has decided not to move forward with a second season of The Great Escape, TV Guide Magazine has learned. The series was TNT's first foray into reality competition, and kicked off a commitment by the cable network to get into unscripted programming in a big way.

But... read more

Exclusive: The Amazing Race Producers Line Up New Reality Project at A&E

Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster

Fresh off their ninth Emmy win for outstanding reality competition series, The Amazing Race executive producers Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri have set up what could be their next show, a reality series currently in the works at... read more

This Year's Emmy Awards Burning Questions

Jon Hamm

Final Emmy ballots were due from TV Academy members on Aug. 31; since then, nominees have been sweating it out. The awards begin flowing this Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, and then again on Sunday, Sept.r 23, when Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards telecast on ABC. Here are some of this year's races to watch. read more

First Look: TNT's New Action Reality Series The Great Escape

The Great Escape

The clock is ticking as a contestant attempts to escape from the USS Hornet aircraft carrier by rappelling over the side, in this brand new photo from TNT's upcoming reality series The Great Escape.

The Great Escape, which comes from the producers of CBS hit The Amazing Race, follows teams as they compete in challenges similar to scenes from action/adventure movies. Rich Eisen hosts the show, which premieres Sunday, June 24 at 10/9c, after a new episode of Falling Skies.

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TNT Green-Lights Reality Competition Series The Great Escape

Ron Howard

TNT is getting into the reality competition business.

The network has ordered The Great Escape, a competition series that... read more

CBS Renews Sunday Reality Staples Amazing Race and Undercover Boss

Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race

CBS is keeping it real on Sundays, picking up another round of both The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss for next season.

The network hasn't yet determined whether both shows will remain in their Sunday slots this coming fall. But CBS is making a point of highlighting how well both shows did last fall vs. tough Sunday Night Football competition on NBC — which means it's very likely both shows will... read more

The Amazing Race Welcomes Returning Favorites

Amazing Race

If at first you don't succeed, race, race again. That's the unofficial motto for the 18th season of CBS' The Amazing Race, which features the return of 11 teams that weren't able to take home the $1 million prize their first times around. "We're giving people a second chance," says executive producer Bertram van Munster. "It's the American way." Here's a look at some returning Racers to keep an eye on.

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