March 29, 2011 04:30 PM by Allyson Wells
Great news has been announced for The Amazing Race fans! CBS has revealed that The Amazing Race has been renewed for broadcast during the 2011-2012 season. Casting for the show has been underway in some locations, but this is the first official announcement from the network. Host Phil Keoghan and the racers will be making their 19th sprint around the world.
The Amazing Race fall edition delivered nearly 12 million viewers, which matched the prior year in viewers. The show also posted gains in both adults 25-54 (+2%) and adults 18-49 (+3%). The gains are impressive, as it was up against “Sunday Night Football.”
The current season of the Amazing Race features 11 fan-favorite teams returning for a second chance of the million dollar prize. The race upped the difficulty factor, as the racers have already had to endure two legs of racing without rest. The double u-turn and express pass also returned this season and proved to be big game-changers.
The seven-time Emmy Award winner for “Outstanding Reality Competition Program” began broadcasting in high definition this season as well. Locations for the new season have not been revealed, but Phil Keoghan just spoke out on how the show decides where to go and what areas to avoid. The show goes to great lengths to avoid sending racers to unsafe areas, so don’t expect to see the racers heading through any areas in the Middle East where civil unrest is occuring. Where would you like to see the racers go? I enjoyed seeing them go down under to Australia this season and would love to see them dash over to New Zealand.
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