It was an amazing déjà vu. For the second time in four seasons, the beach-set first leg onThe Amazing Race ended with the last three teams, including a pair of firefighters, taking a four-hour penalty on a Roadblock. While the firefighters got the boot on Season 22, Michael and Scott edged out realtor sisters Lisa and Michelle on Friday's Season 25 premiere, thanks to some cab-shoving. But there are no hard feelings. "If I had to throw them out of a cab, I would've done the same thing," Lisa tells TVGuide.com. Keep reading to see what they have to say about their elimination, how long they dug for and if Lisa really thinks the sun sets in the East.
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.
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"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 ...
A one-armed surfer and a Survivor couple are among the cast members of The Amazing Race 25, which will feature yet another new twist.
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Surfing champ Bethany Hamilton, whose left arm was bitten off by a shark in 2003, will globe-trot with her husband, Adam Dirks. Survivor: South Pacific alums Keith Tollefson and Whitney Duncan, who got married after the Race, will aim to do better than previous Survivor-turned-Race pairs Rob and Amber, who finished second and eighth on Seasons 7 and 11, respectively; and Ethan and Jenna, who finished 10th on Season 19.
Other teams include ...