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...

'Amazing Race' Re-Creates Memorable Ox-Fueled Challenge Revived From Season 5

Season five featured the teams participating in a challenge in which they had to plow up their clue with the help of an ox. (Fans might remember Colin's complaint: "My ox is broken!")  Read More...

The Amazing Race Season 25 Episode 10 Smells Like Dirty Tube Socks

In the upcoming The Amazing Race Season 25 Episode 10 Smells Like Dirty Tube Socks (Manila, Philippines) Teams race to Manila, Philippines where they get muddy with an ornery Ox during a memorable switchback challenge from season five, on Friday, November 28th (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Season Summary: THE AMAZING []

Amazing Race's Kym and Alli: Our Worst Case Scenario Came True

  Kym and Alli took a gamble on Friday's Amazing Race going after the Fast Forward. Unfortunately, Adam and Bethany took an even bigger one, going after it as well despite being last... and it paid off. The surfers mastered the surfing task (surprise!), which not only sent Kym and Alli to the back of the pack, but set them up for a U-Turn that the other teams had been engineering. They got a last-minute lifeline when Brooke and Robbie opted not to U-Turn them and then lied to Amy and Maya about a clue, but alas, it wasn't enough to save them. "There was a lot we weren't part of!" Alli tells "It was wild to see it all unfold in the episode and that we had a chance." See what else the cyclists have to say about their worst case scenario coming true and why they wouldn't go out any other way.   Read More...

The Amazing Race Season 25 Episode 9 “You’re Taking My Tan Off”

In the upcoming  The Amazing Race  Season 25 Episode 9 “You’re Taking My Tan Off” (Singapore, China) – One dangerous misstep leaves a Racer dangling 600 feet high in the Singapore sky, and a traditional Asian detox leaves several Teams writhing in pain, on Friday, November 28th (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.   Read More...