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Expedition Impossible Feels Like a Less Amazing Race

ABC kept promoting Mark Burnett's Expedition Impossible as an adventure unlike anything we've ever seen.

Except we have — even from the man himself.

When the show was announced last year, Amazing Race fans did a Phil Keoghan-like eyebrow-raise: This sounds an awfully like the seven-time Emmy winner. Race has teams of two; Expedition, teams of three. Race globe-trots, Expedition journeys through just Morocco. Race has legs; Expedition has stages. Race awards a $1 million prize; Expedition offers a $150,000 purse and a ...
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Expedition Impossible Feels Like a Less Amazing Race

ABC kept promoting Mark Burnett's Expedition Impossible as an adventure unlike anything we've ever seen.

Except we have — even from the man himself.

When the show was announced last year, Amazing Race fans did a Phil Keoghan-like eyebrow-raise: This sounds an awfully like the seven-time Emmy winner. Race has teams of two; Expedition, teams of three. Race globe-trots, Expedition journeys through just Morocco. Race has legs; Expedition has stages. Race awards a $1 million prize; Expedition offers a $150,000 purse and a ...
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Behind the Scenes: Expedition Impossible's Moroccan Adventure

"Let's run to the top of that dune!" yells animal trainer and Expedition Impossible host Dave Salmoni as he guides me to the top of a Saharan sand dune in the southeastern part of Morocco. We're overlooking caravans of camels crossing the horizon against the setting sun. "You've got a friend coming over to say hi," he says, glancing at the dune beetles surrounding our serene ridge — and getting a little too close for comfort. "You've got a beetle-buddy right on your ass!" Salmoni says, laughing. "He wants your shade."

It's the evening before the newest reality competition... read more

ABC Orders Global Competition Series from Mark Burnett

Just call it The Amazing Race 2.0.

ABC has ordered production on Expedition Impossible, a global competition series from executive producer Mark Burnett (Survivor), the network announced Thursday.

Unlike The Amazing Race, which has teams of two, Impossible will follow teams of... read more

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Premise: This annual race places international teams on a grueling course. An endurance challenge created by `Survivor' producer Mark Burnett, the series moved from Discovery Channel to USA in 2001, shifting from an educational focus to an examination of personalities and team dynamics. Sites for the race have included Borneo, Canada, Australia, Morocco and Argentina.

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