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'The Amazing Race' Expands Around Asia

  SYDNEY -  Bertram Van Munster  and Disney are taking  The Amazing Race  into new territories, with Disney Media Distribution announcing deals for localized versions of the reality franchise in the burgeoning South East Asian markets of Vietnam and The Philippines. The new shows follow the success of localized versions of the Emmy award winning reality series in Australia in 2011 and China in 2010 and 2011. In Vietnam, BHD and VTV3 will produce and shoot 13 episodes of  ???ng ?ua K? Thú,  the local name for  The Amazing Race.  Actor  Dustin Nguyen , of the original  21 Jump Street , will host the show and is the series producer and director. The series will premiere in Vietnam on May 18. Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/-pC1_0ex060/amazing-race-expands-around-asia-298502

Amazing Race's Elliot and Andrew: We Knew We're Better Than That

If Elliot and Andrew Weber had a redo, they would tackle The Amazing Race 's Paraguay legcompletely differently. After toiling at the harp-stringing Detour for hours, the twins wound up slightly ahead of Vanessa and Ralph — who slaved away themselves at the watermelon-stacking option — at the Roadblock. But the bottle-balancing task proved too difficult for Elliot, the front man of the music group Enova, to handle. "I probably have better balance than he does, especially with things on my head," Andrew, a goalkeeper for MLS' Seattle Sounders, tells TVGuide.com. "Should I have done it? Maybe, but at the time, neither of us knew [from the clue] what the task was." Find out why Elliot took the Roadblock, why they had such a hard time with the harp and more. //www.tvguide.com/News/Amazing-Race-Elliot-Andrew-1044482.aspx?rss=breakingnews

TV ratings: CBS wins with 'Good Wife' and 'Amazing Race,' 'Once Upon a Time' takes 18-24

Fast National ratings for Sunday, March 4, 2012With the Oscars behind us, shows like NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice," CBS' "The Amazing Race" and ABC's "Once Upon a Time" had a chance to reclaim Sunday night, with the fairy-tale series grabbing the top spot for the 8 o'clock hour with 10.6 million viewers.ABC's new series "GCB" stepped into the Sunday night race with 7.6 million viewers, edging out Donald Trump's show in its second hour.Thanks in part to "The Good Wife" with its win in the 9 p.m. hour, CBS nabbed the top spot among total viewers for the evening, averaging 10.4 million and a 6.5 rating/10 share in households for the night. ABC (8.6 million, 5.2/8) finished second ahead of NBC (5.5 million, 3.5/6) and FOX (4 million, 2.3/4).In the adults 18-49 demographic, ABC won out with a 2.6 rating. CBS and FOX were close to each other for second with a 2.1 and 2.0,... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/03/tv-ratings-cbs-wins-with-good-wife-and-amazing-race-once-upon-a-time-takes-18-24.html

'Amazing Race': 'Big Brother's Brendon And Rachel Making Enemies

Brendon and Rachel are an emotionally volatile couple, and they've already scored a reality victory when Rachel won the most recent interation of " Big Brother ." So it's no big surprise that they're the target of some negativity from the other teams on " The Amazing Race " (Sun., 8 p.m. EST on CBS). For one, Rachel has proven she can get emotionally rattled, which affects her focus and her gameplay. When Rachel is focused, she's a true force to be reckoned with. So while Vanessa succeeded in rattling Rachel and Brendon so much during the pumpkin stacking competition on "The Race" that they switched to the other task, she was probably feeling pretty good about it. But in the cool and air-conditioned room where the harp stringing competition was held, Rachel was able to relax and really get into the groove. She and Brendon tore through that challenge on their way to a solid second place finish in the leg. They got a little help in that regard from Dave's wobbly head dropping all of his bottles in the second challenge, incurring a two-hour penalty. Meanwhile, Vanessa and her partner Ralph struggled so hard at the pumpkin stacking challenge, they were there late into the night. Thank goodness for them, the twins Elliot and Andrew were fumbling with the harp strings. The two teams came together at the bottle balancing challenge, and it was a race to the finish to avoid elimination. For all her taunting of Rachel in the competition, Vanessa barely stayed alive, coming in just ahead of the twins, who found themselves eliminated. As for Rachel and bottle-dropping Dave? They had to watch four teams come in before them, including two when they had only seconds to spare. So they came in sixth, but mere moments behind the fourth and fifth place team going into the next leg. "The Amazing Race" continues every Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on CBS. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser. //feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/LieJFdY6020/the-amazing-race-brendon-rachel-enemies-video_n_1320296.html

The Amazing Race 2012 “Bust Me Right In the Head with It” Season 20 Episode 3

The Amazing Race  2012 "Bust Me Right In the Head  with It" Season 20 Episode 3  airs on Sunday March 4 at 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television  Network. Synopsis:  The Race travels to Paraguay for the first time ever, as Teams struggle to produce during a fruity challenge, and Racers face a harsh reality if they fail to perfect a local balancing act, on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, March 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Phil Keoghan is host. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/03/04/the-amazing-race-2012-bust-me-right-in-the-head-with-it-season-20-episode-3/  

TV ratings: Oscar wins the night for ABC

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012No surprise here: The 84th Annual Academy Awards aired on ABC dominated Sunday (Feb. 26) evening's ratings race, though, most of the other networks were in reruns up against the big show -- except for NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice" and CBS' "The Amazing Race."The awards show garnered 39.3 million viewers, compared with last year's 37.9 million -- its second largest audience since 2007. CBS came in a distant second for the evening with 6.2 million viewers (3.8 rating/6 share). Note that numbers for ABC are approximate because of the live airing.Sunday hour by hour:8 p.m. ABC: "Oscars Red Carpet Live" (33.7 million, 19.4/28)CBS: "The Amazing Race" (7.6 million, 4.3/6)FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun/"Napolean Dynamite" rerun (3.7 million, 2.0/3) NBC: "Celebrity Apprentice" rerun (2.5 million, 1.6/2) 18-49 leader: "Oscars Red Carpet Live" (9.5)  9 p.m.  ABC: "84th Annual Academy Awards" (34.9 million, 20.2/29) CBS: "The Mentalist" rerun (4.9 million, 3.0/4)... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/02/tv-ratings-oscar-wins-the-night-for-abc.html

Amazing Race's Dave and Cherie: We Never Thought It'd Come Down to Math

They got stuck on a broken-down bus, but married clowns Dave and Cherie Gregg were ultimately undone on The Amazing Race by... math. Tasked with calculating the average weight of a head of cattle in a pen using long division, Dave got so stuck that the cattle were eventually cleared out. "Not in a million years [did I think we would be eliminated because of math]! Not in $1 million even!" he tells TVGuide.com. Why couldn't he figure it out? And what happened to their bus? Find out below. //www.tvguide.com/News/Amazing-Race-Dave-Cherie-1044141.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Amazing Race's Misa and Maiya on Their Big Blunder: We Didn't Know What to Look For

Misa and Maiya Tanaka had the final Top 10 spot locked up on The Amazing Race 20 . After engineering yet another comeback, the sisters were 80 yards from the Pit Stop — except they inexplicably missed seeing Phil Keoghan , the Pit Stop greeter and the production team. While they frantically searched the grounds of the Patios de Cafayate winery in Salta, Argentina, friends Joey "Fitness" and Danny checked in. Months later, they still can't explain completely how they didn't see Keoghan, but they tried their best below. //www.tvguide.com/News/Amazing-Race-Misa-Maiya-1043603.aspx?rss=breakingnews

The Amazing Race 2012 “You Know I’m Not As Smart As You” Season 20 Episode 2

The Amazing Race  2012 (Season 20 Episode 2) "You Know I’m Not As Smart As You" airs on Sunday February 26 at 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. Synopsis:  Teams race through Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the stress of the Race causes one Team to break down into tears. Meanwhile, chaos ensues when Racers are required to sharpen their numerical skills at the world’s largest cattle market, on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, Feb. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Phil Keoghan is host. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/02/26/the-amazing-race-2012-you-know-im-not-as-smart-as-you-season-20-episode-2/  

TV ratings: CBS wins night, 'Once Upon a Time' brings strong numbers

Fast national ratings for Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012CBS posted another solid Sunday evening, bolstered by premiere of the new cycle of "The Amazing Race" and the always strong performances of "The Good Wife" and "CSI: Miami." ABC's "Once Upon a Time" posted impressive numbers, easily winning the 18-49 demo with a 3.0.  And the much-hyped 500th episode of "The Simpsons" got a nice little bump, pulling in 5.8 million total viewers.CBS led the evening in total viewership, averaging 10.5 million and a 6.5 rating/10 share in households. ABC (7.3 million, 4.3/7) finished second. NBC came in third with 6.3 million viewers and a 3.7/6, while FOX (4.1 million, 2.3/4) brought up the rear.CBS just barely won the 18-49 demographic with a 2.2 rating. ABC and NBC tied at 2.1 and FOX trailed at 1.9.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/02/tv-ratings-cbs-wins-night-once-upon-a-time-brings-strong-numbers.html