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Amazing Race Welcomes Big Brother Vets, Married Clowns for 20th Season

Big Brother winner Rachel Reilly may have walked out of the house with the $500,000 check last summer, but does she have what it takes to race around the world for the full million. Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Amazing-Race-Welcomes-1042184.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Top Moments: Barbara Walters Touches Trump's "Onion Loaf" and Horror Story's Brutal Birth

Our top moments of the week: 14. The Ex Factor Award : Jenny doesn't know how to swim, so the sadistic producers of Fear Factor make her drive a car into water! When she and her ex/teammate Sean exit the car as it sinks, Jenny expects him to help her to dry land. But he doesn't. "He left her! Whoa! She's going under," host Joe Rogan says. The show's diving team rescues Jenny, who is understandably peeved at Sean. "I waited there for you," he says. Er, no, you didn't. And even if you did, she can't swim! 13. Nerdiest Trash Talk : Nothing less than first place on The Amazing Race would have sufficed for perfectionist Cindy and her fiancé Ernie . They eventually win the $1 million, but not before dissing the other two teams during the final leg. "It would be like losing to C students and we're .... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Moments-Barbara-Walters-Trump-Hair-1040891.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Amazing Race's Marcus and Amani: We Thought We Could Make Another Comeback

Marcus and Amani Pollard 's $1 million hopes on The Amazing Race finale ended almost as soon as the leg began in their Atlanta hometown when the former Indianapolis Colts tight end toiled at the first task of landing a simulated aircraft. Still, the couple believed that another comeback could be in the cards. "We didn't feel like [our setback] was insurmountable, but at the same time, being in it with people who love to compete and want to finish first, it makes it tougher," Marcus tells TVGuide.com. So why did he have so much trouble landing? Why didn't he and Amani switch? And how do they feel about being called "C students"? Find out below. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Amazing-Race-Marcus-Amani-1040821.aspx?rss=breakingnews

20th Edition of ‘The Amazing Race’ Returns In February And Other CBS Winter 2012 Premiere Dates

CBS has announced some mid-season schedule  moves, including the premiere of the next edition of The Amazing Race  and new Friday time periods for  Undercover  Boss  and  A Gifted Man . ‘The Amazing Race’ will celebrate  its 20th global adventure  when it premieres  Sunday, Feb. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). ‘ Undercover Boss ’ which premieres Sunday, Jan. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), relocates to Fridays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on Feb. 17, following three original  Sunday broadcasts. Read More... http://www.daemonstv.com/2011/12/18/20th-edition-of-the-amazing-race-returns-in-february-and-other-cbs-winter-2012-premiere-dates/  

Amazing Race's Jeremy and Sandy: We Knew We Couldn't Catch Up

After getting a comfortable lead in The Amazing Race finale, Jeremy Cline and Sandy Draghi promptly lost it when they erroneously went to the furniture store The Dump in Atlanta on a local's suggestion instead of the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, aka The Dump. "We honestly didn't question it," Jeremy tells TVGuide.com "We thought it was right and it wasn't until we got there that we realized we screwed up." Though they managed to correct themselves, the dating couple say they knew they had no chance to pass Ernie and Cindy for the win. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Amazing-Race-Jeremy-Sandy-1040785.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'The Amazing Race' Winners Reflect On Their Journey (VIDEO)

After winning the $1 million prize on 'The Amazing Race, ' Ernie Halvorsen and Cindy Chiang dropped in on 'Live!' (weekdays, syndicated on on ABC) to tell Kelly and guest-host Taye Diggs about what it was like to compete in, and ultimately win the competition that took them on a global adventure. Kelly asked the engaged couple whose idea it was to go on the show. "It was her idea," Ernie said, and Cindy elaborated. "When we first started dating he was like, 'Oh, let's go out to dinner,' and I was like 'No, we have to watch the show.'" Ernie talked about the regimen that Cindy, a self-professed type-A personality, created for the couple to prepare for the competition. http://www.aoltv.com/2011/12/12/the-amazing-race-winners-reflect-on-their-journey-video/

TV ratings: Giants-Cowboys scores big for NBC Sunday, 'Once Upon a Time' falls some more

Fast national ratings for Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011A tight game between two marquee teams gave NBC's "Sunday Night Football" some of its best ratings of the season, carrying the Peacock to a big ratings win for the night. The NFL also boosted CBS, while ABC's "Once Upon a Time" declined again in its final episode of 2011.The Giants-Cowboys game on "SNF" helped NBC score 18.6 million viewers and an 11.3 rating/17 share in households for the night, leading CBS (13.2 million, 8.3/13) by more than 5 million viewers as things stand now (numbers for both nets will change some because of live sports in primetime). FOX averaged 6 million viewers and a 3.5/5, beating ABC's 5.9 million and 3.5/5.NBC dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with a 6.9 rating, more than doubling CBS' 3.2. FOX drew a 2.7 in the demo and ABC a 1.8.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/12/tv-ratings-giants-cowboys-scores-big-for-nbc-sunday-once-upon-a-time-falls-some-more.html

'The Amazing Race' 19: Margaret Mitchell, Hank Aaron help crown the newest winner

"The Amazing Race" 19 came down to the three couples of the engaged Ernie/Cindy, the dating Jeremy/Sandy, and married couple Amani/Marcus Pollard. So who took home the money?The final leg of the race took off from Panama - Phil Keoghan, a plan, a canal, Panama! - and sent the teams to Atlanta, Georgia. The teams leave within two minutes of one another, with Ernie/Cindy and Jeremy/Sandy lamenting that Amani and Marcus are from Atlanta, so they have a huge advantage. Their first in Hotlanta is partnering in a flight simulator, which is kind of intimidating at first glance. Jeremy and Sanda maintain their lead out of the flight task, where they head to the home of Margaret Mitchell, the author of "Gone With the Wind." Her home is apparently called "The Dump." Ernie and Cindy leave the simulator second, despite arriving last. Marcus and Amani are behind. Hilariously, Jeremy and Sandy end up at a... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/12/the-amazing-race-19-margaret-mitchell-hank-aaron-help-crown-the-newest-winner.html

The Amazing Race “Go Out and Get It Done” Season 19 Episode 12

The Amazing Race  19 (Season 19 Episode 12) "Go Out and Get It Done" airs on Sunday December 11 at 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television  Network. Synopsis:  After racing through 4 continents, 20 cities and nearly 40,000 miles, the final three teams race to Atlanta, Ga., where a smooth landing evades one team as their competition soars. In the end, the winning team is crowned and awarded the $1 million dollar prize, on the season finale of The Amazing Race  Sunday, Dec. 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Phil Keoghan is the host. Read More... http://www.daemonstv.com/2011/12/11/the-amazing-race-go-out-and-get-it-done-season-19-episode-12/

Amazing Race's Andy and Tommy: We Trusted Our Taxi Driver Too Much

After dominating The Amazing Race this season — winning six legs — Andy Finch and Tommy Czeschin seemed like locks for the final. But taxi luck reared its head again: As they squandered their huge lead, the cab drivers of the other three teams chatted and drove them all to the Pit Stop, ensuring that the former Olympic snowboarders will get the boot — with the dubious honor of having the highest average placement at elimination in all 19 seasons, natch. "It was definitely ironic that our lead ended up hurting us," Tommy tells TVGuide.com. "But it's true reality. Those guys were just in the right place at the right time with the right taxi drivers, and we weren't." See what else they have to say about their surprising elimination, if they got their Mustangs yet, and which team they want to race against. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Amazing-Race-Andy-Tommy-1040479.aspx?rss=breakingnews