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CBS Renews Survivor and Amazing Race

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

CBS Renews 'How I Met Your Mother' for Season 6 - Featured

"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

Meet the Amazing Race 16 Cast

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

'Survivor,' 'Amazing Race' return in February

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

Amazing Race's Brian and Ericka: Poker Chips - Not the Bungee - Were Our Demise

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 .

Amazing Race's Sam and Dan: We Know Who Wayne Newton Is

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 .

Are Big Brother's Jeff and Jordan Running 'The Amazing Race'?

We're still in the middle--okay, on the tail-end--of season 15 of The Amazing Race, and already, there's talk about season 16, and most importantly, the possibility that Big Brother 11 winner Jordan Lloyd and her boyfriend slash fellow HG Jeff Schroeder are joining it, too. Someone on Twitter posted a photo of those two at the Los Angeles International Airport, and fans are pouncing on it because they're wearing matching blue outfits. Okay, so maybe they're just in the mood for matching outfits, since they're together and all, but anybody who watches The Amazing Race knows that teams usually start the race in matching colors just to make it easier to know who is who. To read More Click Here .

Identity of 'Amazing Race' 16 First Team Leaked

One of the teams that would participate in the 16th edition of "The Amazing Race" has been unveiled. A fan has snapped "Big Brother" contestants Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd at LAX over the weekend, with large backpacks similar to those worn by the participants of the race and matching blue T-shirts. They were said standing in front of the gate from Chicago to Boston, meaning it may as well be early in the race. Other teams were also spotted at the international airport but they weren't immediately recognizable. Jeff and Jordan reportedly had camera crew with them in North Carolina recently, most likely to shoot the promo for "Race". Moreover, Jeff's Twitter has been inactive starting November 22, around the time the production was kicked off. All in all, the casting will not be confirmed at least until early next year. Jordan is the winner of "Big Brother 11" which also included Jeff. They started as competitors but they made an ally until Jeff was voted out of the house. It was confirmed in October that they were dating. Should the report is true, this is not the first time CBS is doing a crossover for reality show contestants. "Big Brother 4" runner-up Alison Irwin competed in the fifth season of "Amazing Race", teaming up with her then-boyfriend Donny Patrick. Also in the seventh season of the race, Rob and Amber from "Survivor" also participated and finished second. The couple were back for "The Amazing Race: All-Star". Source Here

Brian and Ericka Spared 'Amazing Race' Elimination

This week on "The Amazing Race", the order of team check-in did not change from last week's. Brian and Ericka finished last but fortunately they were spared being sent home. The third non-elimination round happened again in the tenth leg, meaning there will be four teams in the final. Megan and Cheyne who statistically have been on top of their game, won a trip for two to Lanai, Hawaii after finishing first. Flight Time and Big Easy were the second team to arrive, followed by Sam and Dan. As the fourth and last team to step on the Pit Stop mat, Brian and Ericka would have to perform a Speed Bump next week and fight their way to the top. The married couple was the last one to leave Estonia for Czech Republic. The fact that they chose to take Subway instead of taxi to get to the town center did not help. Also, Sam and Dan stole their taxi in the second task while Ericka was still trying to complete it. Normally, the "Race" will go with 11 legs per season but this time there are two episodes left before the show reveals its winning team. It will either be another elimination week or a four-team race which is split into two. Either way, the finalists will circle around Czech Republic first before going back to United States. Source Here

Amazing Race's Gary and Matt: We Don't Feel Like We Lost

Father and son Gary and Matt Tomljenovich might have made the final four of The Amazing Race if not for a Speed Bump and getting tripped up by vocabulary. (Note to Matt: a "candelabra" is not an Estonian man downing beer). The partners, ages 47 and 22, say they were actually better than they looked on TV. "They made it seem like we took a while at the Roadblock, but we didn't," Gary tells us. "Once he figured out what a candelabra was, we got out of there pretty quick. We actually made up time when we got to the mat." By how much did they miss a semifinal spot? Find out below - and see what team they worked alongside. To Read More Click Here .
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