It's time to hit the road again on The Amazing Race — with plenty of familiar faces. The CBS reality hit returns Sunday with 11 veteran teams who had never won before to settle, as the season's subtitle says, some Unfinished Business.
"These are teams that have been so incredibly popular that it was an opportunity to bring back some favorite teams that have favorite stories," host Phil Keoghan tells TVGuide.com. "They're teams that have really been walking around with the 'woulda, coulda, shoulda' ever since they got kicked off. It's like, enough moaning; come back and give it another shot and no more excuses."
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But casting Unfinished Business — the show's second all-star outing after Season 11 — was as hard as designing the Race itself. For one, Season 13 wound up not being represented at all, even though fan favorites Toni and Dallas, who lost their passports, seemed like shoo-ins. "It really comes down to whether you think that story of theirs is really stronger than that of anyone we've got," Keoghan says. "There are a lot of other teams, but I feel pretty confident that the teams we've got have the best stories and the best motivation for coming back."
So why are these 11 also-rans the cream of the crop? Keoghan explains the show's picks below.
Howie Mandel is back in the hidden camera business, this time at Fox.
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Perry Moore, an author and the executive producer of The Chronicles of Narnia film franchise, has been found dead. He was 39.
Police discovered Moore Thursday morning in his New York City apartment, an NYPD spokesman tells TVGuide.com. A cause of death has not yet been determined, as Moore's body will undergo an autopsy, but New York's Daily News cites sources who say Moore died of an apparent overdose of OxyContin. His body was found by his partner, Hunter Hill, according to the paper.
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If Disney's new series Madison High has any of the success of its predecessor, High School Musical, then remember these names: Luke Benward, Leah Lewis and G Hannelius.
Benward, Lewis and Hannelius have been cast in the pilot, which begins shooting in March, Disney announced Thursday. Alyson Reed reprises her High School Musical role as the kids' teacher, Ms. Darbus.
Bill Monroe, a former Meet the Press host, has died. He was 90.
Monroe died Thursday at a Washington-area nursing home following complications from hypertension, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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After tweeting teasers the past two weeks, Britney Spears premiered her long-awaited music video "Hold It Against Me" Thursday — and you get two Brits for the price of one.
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Matt LeBlanc is a pretty big jerk on Episodes, and not in the neurotic Larry David-on-Curb Your Enthusiasm-kind of way. In the Showtime comedy, LeBlanc plays himself as a lame-brained has-been — with a stinky Joey cologne line to match — but also a womanizer, bum dad, and most recently, the kind of guy who sleeps with his friend's wife without remorse.
It's a complicated if depressing alter ego to take on, and certainly one attention-grabbing way for the real-life LeBlanc to jump back into the spotlight following the 2006 failure of Joey. Executive producers David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik say that they didn't craft the part around the real LeBlanc, who in person is pleasant but serious, relaxed but not overly friendly. "Occasionally, he'll be playful, but he's not Joey," Klarik says.
Are the creators of Showtime's Episodes bitter? They don't think so!
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