Yes, you heard it, I am a SUPER FAN of the TV reality show “The Amazing Race”. I’ve watched all the episodes of all the 24 Seasons and it never failed to make me excited and entertained. Season 25 started filming in May 31, 2014 in Times Square in New York City and ended in June 22 and it will hit TV screens in September 26, 2014 on CBS for the 2014–15 television season, moving to Friday nights at 8 pm.
I can clearly see myself with a travel buddy to be part of the show racing with 10 other pairs. I am not even joking:-). Seriously! I’m passionate about traveling and exploring the world and experiencing different cultures. Many times, I just thought of going on a 1 or 2 - year break and travel the world but the lack of finances hinders me from pursuing this dream. And hopefully “The Amazing Race” could make this dream a reality!
The Amazing Race is an American reality game show in which typically eleven teams of two race around the world. The race is split into roughly twelve legs interspersed with physical and mental challenges, and require teams to deduce clues, navigate themselves in foreign areas, interact with locals, perform physical and mental challenges, and vie for airplane, boat, taxi, and other public transportation options on a limited budget provided by the show. Teams are progressively eliminated at the end of most legs; with the final leg's grand prize of US$1 million. As the original version of the Amazing Race franchise, the CBS program has been running since 2001. Numerous international versions have been developed following the same core structure, while the U.S. version is also broadcast to several other markets.
The show was created by Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster, who, along with Jonathan Littman, serve as executive producers. The show is produced by Earthview Inc. (headed by Doganieri and van Munster), Bruckheimer Television for CBS Television Studios and ABC Studios (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company). The series has been hosted by veteran New Zealand television personality Phil Keoghan since its inception.
Since the inception of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition
Program in 2003, The Amazing Race has won it nine out of eleven times; the show has also won other awards and commendations. Although it has moved around several prime time slots since its inception, the program has averaged about 10 million viewers per season.
I hope this blog will pave a way for me to be part of the show in the near future. I do believe in miracles. We never know what the future holds.