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Interview: Monique and Shawne of 'The Amazing Race 16'

Another bad way to end your run on The Amazing Race: get stuck in a particular task and see every other team pass by you. That's what happened to "mompreneurs" Monique and Shawne: they got stuck in the Roadblock in Argentina. But, in their usual fashion, they never lost hope, and finished the rest of the tasks without grumbling or arguing. That gets a plus point for me. I figured you do a lot when you're a mompreneur, so it took me a while to talk to Monique and Shawne--but finally, we got to talk about their run on the race, their childrens' reactions, and that Roadblock. To Read More Click Here .

Ratings: Olympics End with a Win, Boost Marriage Ref Premiere

The closing ceremonies of the Vancouver Winter Olympics gave NBC another ratings win Sunday night, and set up a strong debut for Jerry Seinfeld's new series, The Marriage Ref. The closing ceremonies averaged 23.3 million viewers, a 47 percent improvement over Torino's closing festivities in 2006 among adults 18-to-49. NBC cut from the ceremonies during the last half hour of prime time to premiere The Marriage Ref, which drew 14.5 million viewers. Overall, the 17 days of Winter Games coverage drew 190 million viewers, besting the 2002 Salt Lake City Games (187 million viewers) and placing second only to the 1994 Games in Lillehammer (204 million viewers) . CBS' programming, however, didn't really suffer against the stiff competition. The Amazing Race (10.2 million viewers) was up 10 percent from the previous week. More remarkably, Undercover Boss (15 million viewers) built on Race's audience for the second week in a row and even defeated the Olympic coverage in the demo during Boss' second half hour. Cold Case held steady with 9.9 million viewers. ABC's Desperate Housewives (10.8 million viewers) was down 3 percent in the demo. Brothers & Sisters (8 million viewers) remained off its average, but did improve slightly from the previous week. An Extreme Makeover: Home Edition repeat pulled in 6.7 million viewers. Repeats of Fox's Sunday animation block averaged 4.4 million viewers for the night. Source Here

Amazing Race's Monique and Shawne: We Hated "That Stupid Wooden Horse"

Monique Pryor and Shawne Morgan are "mompreneurs," but cowgirls and polo players they are not. The lawyers, both 39, became the third team booted from The Amazing Race after encountering problems at both the lassoing Roadblock and the wooden-horse polo Detour. "It took awhile, but we were determined to get through it," Shawne tells us. "Our thing was that we weren't leaving until we finished. We didn't care if the sun went down. Phil was going to have to drag us off that field!" Find out why it was important for them to complete the leg, why they didn't change Detours earlier and more. To Read More Click Here .

THE AMAZING RACE 16 Episode 3 "Run Like Scalded Dogs! (Argentina)"

Check out photos of the latest episode of THE AMAZING RACE 16 Episode 3 "Run Like Scalded Dogs! (Argentina)" which airs Sunday Feb. 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis: The nine remaining teams depart the Pit Stop at Gruta de la Virgen in Puerto Varas, Chile and head to Argentina where one detour consists of carrying a wooden horse through a Polo Training Field and hitting a ball inside the goal in order to receive the next clue and a Road Block where one teammate must use a lariat to lasso a wooden target in order to receive their next clue. Source & Preview

'The Amazing Race' Pit Stop Fiver: Argentina's Got Nuclear Fusion and Ducks

After two legs in Chile, we are headed to Argentina--another country where Brazilian reals are not accepted. I think. That's how logic should go, right? Anyway, I'm here again, with Wikipedia on one window and Microsoft Word on the other, setting you up for what you might expect on The Amazing Race this Sunday. Spoilers have suggested we're headed to Bariloche in Argentina, which should be as beautiful as Puerto Varas in Chile, because... It isn't a very long trip. Saw the maps? Bariloche, on the southeastern side of the country, is almost beside Puerto Varas. I think it's just a bus ride or something. In fact, the city is also settled by the same German immigrants who settled into Puerto Varas in the mid-19th century. (It even was a haven for Nazi veterans at one point.) Goods from the Chilean city of Puerto Montt usually end up in the city. To Read More Click Here .

Amazing Race's Jody and Shannon: Don't Blame the Cow for Our Exit

Jody Kelly, 71, got a good-ol' kick in the head on The Amazing Race when a cow clubbed her during Sunday's Roadblock. "I was not expecting it at all," she tells us. "I was so close to finishing and before I knew it, milk was everywhere and I had to start over and milk another cow." The setback allowed detectives Louie and Michael to catch up to and pass Jody, a triathlete, and her granddaughter, Shannon, 22, leading to the pair's elimination. But the axed teammates have no hard feelings toward the cow. Find out why. To Read More Click Here .

'The Amazing Race' Pit Stop Fiver: From Little San Francisco to Little Germany

Last week on The Amazing Race we saw the city of Valparaiso in Chile, marked by those funicular elevators and the quaint little houses that the government helps maintain. Well, we would've noticed that if not for the many little mistakes the racers did upon arriving there. On this week's episode, the racers stay in Chile, where they encounter very bad, kicking cows. There's no official word on where exactly they're going, but it's been confirmed that the racers are headed to the little town of Puerto Varas, in the southern part of the country. Cue me, armed with Wikipedia and a patchy Spanish translator website, with five random facts about where we're (possibly!) headed next. To Read More Click Here .

Ratings: Olympics Keeps Dominating, Undercover Boss Stays Strong

NBC's Winter Olympics coverage took the gold medal in the ratings again Sunday night, but CBS' Undercover Boss was far from a loser. The new hit reality series drew 13.6 million viewers, building on The Amazing Race's lead-in audience (9.1 million viewers) and handily beating ABC's Desperate Housewives (10.9 million viewers) for second place at 9/8c. Housewives also tied its series low in the adults-18-to-49 demographic. NBC's coverage of the Winter Games averaged 22.4 million viewers throughout prime time, more than doubling the averages of each of the other networks, though those averages were up from last week. While Fox drew the smallest numbers against the healthy competition, its animated comedies bounced back the most from last week. The Simpsons (6.1 million viewers) was up 15 percent in the 18-to-49 demo, while The Cleveland Show (5.6 million viewers) and American Dad (5.6 million viewers) improved 17 and 12 percent respectively. A Family Guy repeat drew 6.3 million viewers. Elsewhere, ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (8 million viewers) was up 23 percent in the demo at 8/7c, while Brothers & Sisters was up just a bit with 7.9 million at 10/9c. Also at 10, Cold Case (8.8. million viewers) was up 10 percent in the demo. Source Here

THE AMAZING RACE 16 Episode 2 "When the Cow Kicked Me in the Head" (Chile)

Watch a sneak peek of THE AMAZING RACE 16 Episode 2 "When the Cow Kicked Me in the Head" (Chile) airing Sunday, Feb. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis: A Roadblock turns into a recipe for pain when one Racer encounters a moody cow, and things turn sour when a newly formed alliance rubs teams the wrong way onTHE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, Feb. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Phil Keoghan is host. Source & Preview

Amazing Race's Dana and Adrian: We Had a Strategy - And Didn't Use It

Being the first team eliminated on The Amazing Race hurts. It stings even more for Dana and Adrian Davis, who got booted off the 16th season premiere when Adrian, 40, couldn't complete the Roadblock: walking across a high-wire cable suspended more than 100 feet in the air. "I thought it was possible, but then so much time passed and it felt deserted," Dana, 39, tells us. "We totally identified with Maria and Tiffany [from last season] when they couldn't do the bell or the golf, and it was windy. It was kind of the same thing. Very disappointing. We knew it was probably over." The couple, who were high school sweethearts, also know they might still be in the Race had they stuck to their game plan. Find out what went wrong. To Read More Click Here .