Amazing Race 15

2009, TV Show


Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009

The Amazing Race

Amazing Race 15
8/7c CBS
One of the show's most daunting Roadblocks is revisited when the five remaining teams travel to Stockholm and encounter the game's first-ever Switchback. What's a "Switchback"? It requires teams to complete a task performed on a previous season. In this case, it's unrolling bales of hay to find a clue. Fans may recall in Season 6 that poor Lena Jensen unrolled 100 bales of hay over eight hours and never found a clue. Phil eventually came to the field and told her to stop because she had already been eliminated. Maybe these teams will have better luck.

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Amazing Race's Maria and Tiffany: We Didn't Want to Quit

The Amazing Race 15 - Maria, Tiffany

Poker players Maria Ho, 26, and Tiffany Michelle, 25, ran out of luck on Sunday's Amazing Race when they were forced to withdraw after failing to summon enough strength for either Detour. After bailing on a carnival test-your-strength bell-ringing device, they headed to the golf field before switching back, and then switching back again to golf — before calling it a day. "We are tough girls and like to win, but at that point, we realized we had nothing more that we could physically give," Tiffany tells How much time did they spend attempting both tasks? Find out below — and whether they really thought gay brothers Sam and Dan were straight.
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Ratings: Fox Knocks Competition out of the Park

The New York Yankees, Desperate Housewives

Fox's coverage of the American League Championship series Sunday night was the big winner, according to Nielsen's estimates.

The New York Yankees pennant-clinching win over the Los Angeles Angels averaged 15.5 million viewers, making it the night's most-watched show.

Baseball also loosened NBC's stronghold on Sunday nights, as the network's football coverage fell to 12.8 million viewers and second place among adults 18 to 49.

ABC fared best against the sports coverage, as Desperate Housewives (13.8 million viewers) and Brothers & Sisters (10 million) both hit their averages. For CBS... read more

Amazing Race's Canaan: I Was Not Abusive Toward Mika on the Waterslide

Mika Combs and Canaan Smith

Canaan Smith, 26, and Mika Combs, 22, saw their Amazing Race dreams slide away when Mika, paralyzed by her fear of water and heights, couldn't take the plunge down the Leap of Faith waterslide in Dubai, allowing Harlem Globetrotters Flight Time and Big Easy to pass them. "I knew I had to go," Mika tells "I knew in my heart I would be OK, that I wouldn't die or anything, but it's six stories high and I just couldn't do it." See what else the couple has to say about her teary meltdown that played out for 45 minutes. Plus: Did they really think Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was Queen Elizabeth?
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Amazing Race's Lance and Keri Did Decapitate a Snowman

Lance Layne and Keri Morrione

Self-professed "directionally challenged" couple Lance Layne, 41, and Kerri Morrione, 33, not only got lost in the desert, but all over Dubai, too, causing them to be the fifth team to get the boot on The Amazing Race. "In this day and age, you normally rely on a GPS," Lance tells "But Dubai was tricky. They definitely had a lot of highways intersected and there weren't a lot of clear signs. We knew it wasn't going to happen for us." What did happen was a kick to a snowman's head. Get the full story on the beheading, why the duo wouldn't have helped out other teams and more.
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Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009

Brothers & Sisters

Brothers & Sisters
10:01/9:01c ABC
Now that Kitty's decided to stay in California for her cancer treatment, she'll be able to depend on the proximity of her family, including Sarah, who surprised her sister last week by returning early from a trip to France. To take Kitty's mind off her chemotherapy, Sarah regales her with tales of a whirlwind affair with a dashing artist (Gilles Marini). Sarah's sultry narrative does the trick, but is this Gallic romance real, or is her French connection just another grand illusion?

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Top Moments: Balloon Boy, Amazing Race, "Intercoursing" and More!

Tina Fey, Katherine Heigl

This week TV made us feel things. Trauma panicked us with a disgruntled employee shooting at his co-workers. Modern Family made us squirm and laugh with an off-color wedding toast. The contestants of The Amazing Race made us feel smart. And the idea of a little boy in a balloon crashing to his death made us all hold our breath and pray for his safety... and then puke. Welcome to this week's Top Moments: Funny Feelings Edition.

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Amazing Race's Justin Takes the Blame for Losing Zev's Passport

Amazing Race - Zev, Justin

For the second time in three seasons, a lost passport did in a team on The Amazing Race. Friends Zev Glassenberg, 26, and Justin Kanew, 30, went from leg winners to disqualified racers after Zev's passport went MIA. "We saw [the season] when Toni and Dallas lost theirs. I guess misery loves company," Justin tells "I'm glad we weren't the only idiots!" So where and how did they lose the passport? Find out below, and see if Zev really is a duck whisperer.
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Amazing Race's Marcy and Ron Find Closure in Vietnam

The Amazing Race - Marcy and Ronald

Dating couple Marcy Maloy, 60, and Ron Shalita, 59, wanted to represent "older couples" on The Amazing Race, but their time was cut short Sunday after falling behind on a far-flung Detour. There was little disappointment, however, since the pair was eliminated in Vietnam, the same place Marcy's father was shot down and later rescued while serving in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. "It was so wonderful to be there," she tells "Obviously the war divided the north and the south, and we met people from the north and the south, and they were the most beautiful, smiling people." See what else the two had to say about their emotional exit, why they did not misunderstand the Detour clue and more.
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Amazing Race's Garrett and Jessica Eliminated, But Engaged

Garrett Paul and Jessica Stout

Garrett Paul, 28, and Jessica Stout, 27, survived a Japanese game show, but met their match in some wayward ducks on The Amazing Race, becoming the second team to get axed. "It definitely came down to luck, which is disappointing for us since we got out so early," Jessica tells What's not disappointing is getting engaged after getting the boot, silencing critics of their "Dating On and Off" label on the show. Get the details on their engagement, what went wrong with the ducks and more.

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Premiered: September 27, 2009, on CBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Twelve two-member teams vie for a $1 million grand prize. The pairs begin their global trek, which visits eight countries, in Los Angeles.


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