Amazing Race's Amy and Maya: We're a "Great Underdog Story"

  Friday's Amazing Race finale was pretty sweet. Food scientists and PhD students Amy and Maya , who specialize in candy and ice cream, came from behind, thanks to the four-team finale twist, to become the third all-female team to win the $1 million and the fourth team to do so without having won a leg prior to the finale. "It's pretty surreal," Amy tells "You never know what's going to happen. I think just because we're not physically intimidating and because of what we do, other teams definitely underestimated us." See what else they have to say about their victory, what they'll do with the money and if they really have a beef with Brooke and Robbie .   Read More...

'Amazing Race' winners Amy and Maya 'loved the twist' even if fans didn't

Hands down, Amy DeJong and Maya Warren would not have won Season 25 of the "The Amazing Race" if the new twist allowing four teams into the finals hadn't been introduced to the show. In the penultimate episode of the season, host Phil Keoghan revealed that for the first time in the show's history, four teams would be making it to the final leg of the race. For DeJong and Warren, that meant that even though they came in last in the second-to-last leg and would have been eliminated in any previous season, they were automatically allowed to continue racing. "It really shows 'The Amazing Race' is completely unpredictable -- there's always a new twist around the corner," DeJong tells Zap2it. "You just have to run the best race you can." RELATED: 'The Amazing Race' recruits New Kid on the Block Jonathan Knight In the end, had the twist not been in place, they...

The Amazing Race Has a New Twist: Blind Date Couples (Video)

CBSs 10-time Emmy winning The Amazing Race is changing formats for its 26th season. When the franchise returns in February, there will be no parent-children teams, no siblings, and no best friends lugging backpacks and passports. Instead, the new season is all dating couples, five of whom are on a blind date race around the world.      Read More...

Amazing Race's Brooke and Robbie: "This Season Would've Been Super Boring Without Us"

  Brooke and Robbie 's dominance on The Amazing Race was brief and their downfall, steep. After winning the penultimate leg, only to learn that they had to continue straight into the first four-team finale, the wrestlers were eliminated in fourth place midway through the final leg. Adding insult to injury: They were cut right before doing a Roadblock, and their frenemies Amy and Maya won. "It was pretty hard to watch. We didn't expect it to play out that way," Brooke tells "We made it way farther than we could've ever imagined. We're very proud of ourselves. I think we played the game the way we wanted to." Yes, that means reneging on U-Turn deals. See why they did that and if they really had it out for Amy and Maya.

5 things to watch for in reality TV this winter

Reality Blurred's Andy Dehnart looks at what's ahead in reality TV this winter, from changes to big network series such as "The Amazing Race," "Survivor," and "American Idol," to the return of cable competitions such as "King of the Nerds."

The Amazing Race Season 25 Finale 2014 All Or Nothing

In the upcoming The Amazing Race Season 25 Episode 13 All Or Nothing (Los Angeles), for the first time ever, four teams battle it out in the final leg for the million dollar prize, but one team will face a shocking elimination before making it to the finish line, on the season finale on Friday, []

Amazing Race's Phil Keoghan: The Final Leg Is "Very Unpredictable"

  After 25 seasons, there are still some firsts on The Amazing Race . Phil Keoghan threw down two major curveballs last week: Not only did teams have to immediately continue onto the final leg, but for the first time, four teams will race in the final, with one unlucky pair to be eliminated during the middle of the last leg.   Read More...

TV ratings: 'Blue Bloods' wins the night, 'Grimm' and 'Constantine' rise

Fast National ratings for Friday, Dec. 12, 2014After dropping last week due to a rerun, "Blue Bloods" jumped to 11.1 million, winning Friday night. It was a mixed bag everywhere else."The Amazing Race," "Last Man Standing"and "Cristela" were down slightly, while "Grimm" and "Constantine" ticked up. "The Librarians" outperformed the "America's Next Top Model" finale on The CW, while "MasterChef Junior" reruns couldn't retain FOX's Pac-12 football audience from the week before.CBS controlled the night, earning 8.6 million viewers with a 5.5 rating/10 share in households. ABC landed in second with 6.1 million viewers and a 4.0/7. They were followed by NBC with 5.1 million (3.4/6), FOX with 1.7 million (3.4/6) and The CW with 1.5 million (1.0/2).In the adults 18-49 demographic, ABC won the night with a 1.5 rating. They were followed by NBC (1.2), CBS (1.1), FOX (.06) and The CW (034).Friday hour by hour:8 p.m.NBC: "Dateline" (7.1 million, 4.7/8)ABC: "Last Man Standing"...

The Amazing Race Season 25 Episode 11 Hooping It Up

In the upcoming The Amazing Race Season 25 Episode 11 Hooping It Up (Manila, Philippines) On the penultimate leg of the Race, two strong teams make a potentially one million dollar mistake. Also, Phil Keoghan greets the teams with shocking news at the Pit Stop, on Friday, December 12th (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the []

TV ratings: 'Shark Tank' leads a quiet Friday night

Fast National ratings for Friday, Dec. 5, 2014"Shark Tank" won the night with 7.1 million viewers, but nearly every program was down across the board this week, including "Grimm," "Constantine" and "Cristela." "The Amazing Race" was the only non-sports program that showed a slight increase. ABC rode its original programming to a win, earning 6.3 million viewers and a 4.1 rating/7 share in households. CBS was second with 5.8 million and a 3.7/7, followed by FOX at 5.1 million and a 3.1/5, NBC at 3.9 million and a 2.4/4 and The CW at 1.2 million and an 0.8/1. In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX came out on top with a 1.6 rating, followed by ABC at 1.4, CBS and NBC tied at 0.9 and The CW at 0.4.Friday hour by hour:8 p.m. ABC: "Last Man Standing" (6.6 million, 4.3/8 households) /"Cristela" (4.7 million, 3.1/5)CBS: "The Amazing Race" (6.2 million, 3.8/7)FOX: Pac-12 Championship pre-game show (3.7...