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VIDEO The Amazing Race Boosts Prize Money To $2 Million!

August 21, 2012 08:00 AM by Ryan Haidet

After 20 seasons, there is a massive change coming to The Amazing Race.  For the first time in the show’s long-running history, the grand prize has doubled from $1 million to $2 million.  Talk about motivation!  This means each person on the winning team will pad their wealth with a cool $1 million.  Although this has not yet been made official by CBS, there is a video posted on the network’s YouTube page that shows host Phil Keoghan at the starting line revealing the massive cash prize at the final finish line.  That’s confirmation enough for me!  The preview also offers a first glimpse of the new cast and some of the challenges they will be taking on throughout the worldwide competition.

The text attached to preview video on YouTube says, “This fall, be amazing! 9 countries, 25,000 miles and $2 million prize!  Tune in for the season premiere on Sunday, September 30 at 8/7c only on CBS!”  This tease also shows the new racers braving a massive bungee jump off of a long red bridge, rappelling, skydiving, a wicked water slide, blinding snow and frigid temperatures.

Watch that video here:

This marks the 21st season of The Amazing Race.

What are your thoughts about the grand prize expanding to $2 million?  Based on the teaser video, do you think the upcoming season looks exciting?  Would you bungee jump if it could net you a fatter bank account?  Sound off and leave a comment below!

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3 Responses to “VIDEO The Amazing Race Boosts Prize Money To $2 Million!”

  1. Hello Says:
    August 21st, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    just fyi, all the footage of stunts and challenges in the above video were from PAST seasons, not this one. you can tell because they’re filmed in 4:3, whereas the starting line shots are in 16:9.

  2. Brian Purcell Says:
    August 21st, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    August 30th is a Thursday; I think you mean September 30th.

  3. victoria teran Says:
    August 22nd, 2012 at 10:52 am

    i think the 2 million is great. would love to get a chance to try for it myself. how do we do that?


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