CBS has shared the first look into the new season of "The Amazing Race". Host Phil Keoghan addressed the 11 teams that will travel the world starting from Los Angeles, U.S. In the first task, they will be sent to Santiago, Chile but they must take a public transportation to the airport, something which Carol and Brandy thought to be difficult. Premiering on Sunday, February 14, the 16th season includes former "Big Brother" cast Jordan Lloyd and Jeff Schroeder, 2007 Miss South Carolina Teen USA Caite Upton, and Cleveland Indians third-base coach Steve Smith. Jody Kelly, at the age of 71, is the oldest contestant in the show's history. She is competing with her granddaughter Shannon. According to preliminary reports, the teams will visit France, England, Argentina and Singapore among others. Visiting a total of 5 continents and 9 countries, the distance traveled is around 40,000 miles. Source & Video
While many Amazing Race contestants wait months - sometimes years - to get selected for the globe-trotting reality series, Big Brother sweethearts Jeff Schroeder, 31, and Jordan Lloyd, 23, only had to wait days. "Just a couple days after Big Brother ended, production came up to us and asked if we were interested in doing Amazing Race," Jordan, who won Big Brother 11 last summer (Jeff won fan favorite), told TVGuide.com. "We didn't hesitate. We were like, 'Yeah, we'll do it!' I don't really travel that much, and I know that I probably would never go to another country by myself, so I knew it would be something fun to do." See what else we can expect from the couple this season, and what it will take for them to do another show. The Amazing Race 16 premieres Sunday at 8/7c. To Read More Click Here .
I can't admit I'm pretty excited for this particular team on the upcoming season of The Amazing Race--but that's because I haven't seen the last season of Big Brother, and thus I haven't seen Jeff and Jordan do their stuff. But I'll still be watching out for them, because we've had this situation before: a couple who met from another realty show (Rob and Amber, yes) running the race. The couple chatted with Entertainment Weekly--the full interview should be out in the magazine's latest issue--and said that while they entered Big Brother without having seen it, and managed to breeze to victory, The Amazing Race is a "totally different game". "I don't like to work out. Everybody knows that," Jordan said. "If I work out one day, I want to see results, [so] I was worried. Though I was more so worried about having to eat a bug or something. I would rather Jeff eat a bug than me." It's funny, because they haven't really watched the Emmy-winning reality series, either, and they didn't expect that it would be an absolutely strenuous deed--all the running, all the tension, all the bugs. But, like with most couples who join the race, it's made them stronger as a couple. "To throw a couple into a stressful situation like this, you are going to see different sides to both people," Jeff said. "We definitely didn't stray from who we are. We got along, we got through it and we're still together. It made us stronger, I think." The couple is currently living apart--Jeff's back to his advertising gig in Chicago, while Jordan's back to her hometown in North Carolina working as a salon receptionist--but while they're far from each other, they think they'll make it. "This is the longest we've gone without being together," Jeff said. "One of us has to move ... I'm not saying anyone's getting engaged though, anything like that." Well, the race does these things to you. The new season of The Amazing Race kicks off on February 14, with these two (and the other teams) fighting the heat in Chile. Source Here
Check out the first photos of the premiere episode of THE AMAZING RACE 16 titled "Nana is kickin' your butt (Chile)" airing Sunday, Feb. 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis: Eleven Teams (from LtoR: Louis and Michael, Carol and Brandy, Joe and Heidi, Monique and Shawne) start off by navigating through the congested streets of Los Angeles and, for the first time ever, must rely solely on public transportation to make their way to LAX onTHE AMAZING RACE, premiering Sunday, Feb. 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Source & More Photos
Here's a surprise: CBS has renewed both Amazing Race and Survivor for the 2010-2011 season. Survivor, hosted by Jeff Probst, will return with two more editions, making the competition series the longest-running reality show on broadcast television. The next edition, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains will premiere on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 8/7c. CBS, which announced the renewals Monday, also ordered a 17th installment of Amazing Race, the Emmy-winning reality series hosted by Phil Keoghan. Season 16 will debut on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 8/7c. Source Here
"How I Met Your Mother" is one of the very first shows that get a guarantee from CBS to be back for another season. The Eye has just renewed the half-hour comedy series starring Neil Patrick Harris for a sixth season which is expected to be debuted this Fall. "HIMYM" has been a solid Monday night performer for the network beside "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory". Harris has also picked up a Golden Globe nomination this year although he lost it to John Lithgow of "Dexter". Additionally, creators slash executive producers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are already in contract with 20th Century Fox TV for three more years. The renewal of "HIMYM" also means they have to work double their time for the studio has also appointed them to create a new but not yet titled show about a young couple and their friends in Pittsburgh. Meanwhile, THR said Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory are in the midst of a multi-year pickup. CBS has renewed as well, "Survivor" for two more seasons and The Amazing Race for one more season. Source Here
Big Brother's Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd will be back on TV and this time they'll share the screen with detectives, cowboys amd a pageant queen. The newly dating Big Brother 11 houseguests are one of the 11 new teams competing on The Amazing Race 16, CBS announced Thursday. In addition to the usual helping of siblings, friends, couples and parents, this season's roster features a pair of undercover detectives, a team of attorneys, bull-riding champion brothers, a grandmother and granddaughter tandem, and Miss Teen South Carolina Caite Upton, who is racing with her boyfriend Brent Horne, who is a model. At 20, Upton is the season's youngest competitor, while 71-year-old Jody Kelly, racing with her 22-year-old granddaughter Shannon Foster, is the oldest contestant. Click here to meet all the Racers. The Amazing Race 16 kicks off - with a stop in Chile - Sunday, Feb. 14 at 8/7c on CBS. Source Here
CBS isn't playing around much with its schedule at midseason -- it's pretty solid, after all -- so the network's announcement amounts mostly to setting return dates for "Survivor" and "The Amazing Race." Both shows will be back in mid-February. "Survivor's" 20th installment, an all-star "Heroes vs. Villains" game, will debut with a two-hour episode on Thursday, Feb. 11. The 16th season of "The Amazing Race" will follow three nights later on Sunday, Feb. 14. Valentine's Day will also bring the time-period premiere of "Undercover Boss," which is getting a post-Super Bowl debut. It will follow "The Amazing Race" at 9 p.m. on Sundays, the spot previously occupied by "Three Rivers." "Cold Case" will slide back to 10 p.m. CBS has also slotted a couple of specials for Thursday night in the run-up to the "Survivor" premiere. Jeff Probst's "Live for the Moment" will air Jan. 28, as previously announced, and on Feb. 4, the network will air a special currently called "Surviving Survivor" that will look back at past contestants and memorable moments on the series. Other than that, everything is staying put. The network also has more episodes of "Rules of Engagement" and a drama called "The Bridge" in reserve but hasn't given them a home yet. Source here
Brian Kleinschmidt and Ericka Dunlap, both 27, caught a few breaks on The Amazing Race, but their luck ran out in Las Vegas when they lost an early lead to come in third place. "It was very discouraging to know we were in last place yet again at the poker chips when we got there second, but it just wasn't meant to be for us," Ericka, a former Miss America, tells us. See what else the couple, who have been married for two years, has to say about their Race game plan, their spats and more. To Read More Click Here .
Brothers Sam and Dan McMillen argued all the way until the end of The Amazing Race, coming up just shy - 10 minutes to be exact. "The truth is, I don't think we fought any more than anyone else," Sam, 23, tells us. "All the other teams had the exact same experience. Ours just happened to be the ones that got shone. We were perfectly fine afterward." The two are also perfectly fine with Harlem Globetrotter Big Easy after Dan, 21, left him hanging last week. Find out what else the two had to say about their time, their "villain" edit and more. To Read More Click Here .