The Amazing Race
After going out of Season 14 of The Amazing Race thanks to a U-Turn (by Margie and Luke), Amanda Blackledge and Kris Klicka, 27, met the same fate on Unfinished Business, becoming the first team to get eliminated after incurring an automatic U-Turn and falling behind on the second half of a double leg in Australia. "I wouldn't say it's harder to swallow because it's our own fault," Amanda, 25, tells TVGuide.com. "It's not like it's easier blaming other people. Yeah, Margie and Luke U-Turned us last time, but I don't think it's anyone's fault when you're eliminated — last time or this time." Find out how far behind the couple was, why it took them so long to get to Town Hall, and if they'd run the Race again.
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.
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The Amazing Race, Luke and Margie
Two puzzling surfboard photos prevented Luke Adams from being Amazing Race's first deaf winner. But even if the die-hard Race fan and his mom, Margie, had won, they'd probably still be remembered more for their infamous fight with Kisha and Jen. Is it all water under the bridge now? Find out what the third-place finishers had to say below, as well as why Luke couldn't stay cool under pressure at the Roadblock.
Check out our interviews with winners Tammy and Victor here, and runners-up Jaime and Cara here.
The Amazing Race, Jaime and Cara
It was a taxi that was the deciding factor in Jaime Edmondson and Cara Rosenthal's advancement to the Amazing Race 14 finale, and it was also a taxi that was responsible for them coming up just short of the win. "So much of the game is luck and, without fail, we always had bad luck with the taxis, so it really didn't surprise us the final leg for a million dollars that we'd get the taxi driver that we did," Jaime tells TVGuide.com. The former NFL cheerleaders also weren't surprised with Jaime's "mean-girl" label. See what they have to say about their portrayal, as well as what it will take for an all-female team to finally win the Race.
Check out our interviews with winners Tammy and Victor here, and third-place finishers Luke and Margie here.
The Amazing Race, Tammy and Victor
The power of attorneys reigned supreme on the season finale of The Amazing Race 14 as siblings/lawyers Tammy and Victor Jih claimed the $1 million. "It's been overwhelming. It's also bittersweet because we had a lot of fun sort of playing with the minds of our family and friends over how we did because we could lord the secret over them!" Victor tells TVGuide.com. See what else the pair has to say about their come-from-behind victory, whether they had an unfair advantage in China and what they plan to do with their new windfall.
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Sunday's ratings snippets:
An audience of 10.43 million total viewers looked on as The Amazing Race crossed its latest finish line. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition followed with 8.2 mil (slipping 11 percent week-to-week).
The three(!)-hour Celebrity Apprentice finale averaged 8.73 mil (on par with last week) but surged in the 10 o'clock hour to... well, you'll see what it accomplished a few seconds later in this story.
Desperate Housewives' penultimate episode of the season drew 12.13 mil, plunging 10 percent from last week. In second, Cold Case concluded its sixth cycle before an audience of 11.78 mil, dipping 680K.
The final hour of the Apprentice finale played to 10.24 million viewers, besting the season enders for both The Unit (9.66 mil, down 300K) and Brothers & Sisters (8.84 mil, down 270K). That hissing sound you hear is the Donald's ego re-inflating.
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The 50th state may be the last stop on the 14th season finale of The Amazing Race but the suspense is definitely non-stop. Will the race finally have an all-female team as its winner? Or will it be the first deaf competitor? When the remaining three teams work simultaneously on the final task it becomes memory over matter to determine a champion. The tension is so high you'll find yourself saying, "Maui wowie!" Read on to learn who won the million-dollar prize.
Amazing Race 14
8 pm/ET CBS
Former NFL cheerleaders Jaime and Cara could become the first all-female team to win the $1 million top prize if they can overcome their third-place start tonight and their perpetual problems with taxis. Front-running Tammy and Victor look to be the pair to beat, but don't count out mom-and-son duo Margie and Luke. It promises to be a nerve-racking finish, with all three teams working on the final task at the same time.
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