The Amazing Race (Season 33) returns!

Sylvia

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... on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 from 8-10 p.m. ET on CBS.

From Variety.com (Dec. 9, 2021):
When “The Amazing Race” Season 33 contestants hit the road in February 2020, executive producers Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri were already keeping an eye on reports of a ******** beginning to tear through the world. They had even mapped out alternate routes to shift the race to “Plan B” countries, and ultimately an option that would just go through South America, as parts of the world started going into lockdown.
But by Feb. 28, with just the first three legs of the competition in the can, even those alternative ideas no longer made sense. “I knew there was something really wrong here,” van Munster says. “We sent everybody home at that moment.”
With no real way to shoot “Amazing Race” in a bubble, the producers had to wait more than a year to call back the crew and contestants and resume production. Finally this fall, van Munster, Doganieri and their team had conceived a new way to return to the race.
 
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Lilia A

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Oh em geee, my mind has been so busy that I didn't even know they had managed to film another season. So excited!! :love:
 

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Thanks Sylvia for link!
So cool to read about how thoughtful they were bringing the show back, picking up from where they left off and all the steps they did throughout.
 

victorskid

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It's just starting - Phil was standing on a beach and said they started before the ********* and got through 3 legs before halting. They've now been able to finish it ...
 

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Great return! 2 episodes!
Americans don't know what a Bobby in England is. Lol. London is mu favorite city and been to most places they were. Loved seeing it.
And the 2 guys with clues in hand looking for more- too funny.
 

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OMG those guys who found the clues in like what, 5 minutes ... .and then kept looking and missed the train back! :rofl: What the hell were they thinking? It was an envelope that said "Amazing Race" on it. Since when is it ever anything other than an envelope that said "Amazing Race" on it. That was :rofl: gold. And I wanna ride on that little train. :p

And the dude who walked by the Bobby like 4 times?? :rofl: I barely have any world knowledge, and even I know a Bobby is the police in London. Didn't he even think the person was dressed rather differently than all the other people wandering around that plaza to think 'huh, maybe I outta ask this guy?'.

Those cakes looked yyyyyuuuuuummmmmmmmmmyyyyyyy. :lol:
 

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OMG those guys who found the clues in like what, 5 minutes ... .and then kept looking and missed the train back! :rofl: What the hell were they thinking? It was an envelope that said "Amazing Race" on it. Since when is it ever anything other than an envelope that said "Amazing Race" on it. That was :rofl: gold. And I wanna ride on that little train. :p

And the dude who walked by the Bobby like 4 times?? :rofl: I barely have any world knowledge, and even I know a Bobby is the police in London. Didn't he even think the person was dressed rather differently than all the other people wandering around that plaza to think 'huh, maybe I outta ask this guy?'.

Those cakes looked yyyyyuuuuuummmmmmmmmmyyyyyyy. :lol:
And I loved how with Brexit - people made mistakes doing Gr Br cake. That was a good task with expected mistakes like GB and Norway.
 

Lilia A

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Late start for me. Just started watching episode 1 and OMG I followed Ryan's case for the longest time. The wrongfully convicted guy. 48 Hours must have aired half a dozen episodes focusing on him.
I hope I like him on the race. We shall see.

Also, to whoever said it before the opening, it is not "oatmeal" for crying out loud. I think that's what I'll call that team.
 

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So good so far. Minus the flight attendants, that is. They (and their vocal fry) need to go ASAP.
 
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I didn't mind the flight attendants on this episode - they seemed more fun.
DId anyone notice in next weeks preview it look like only 5 or maybe 6 teams came back to finish - that's too bad if true.
 

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I didn't mind the flight attendants on this episode - they seemed more fun.
DId anyone notice in next weeks preview it look like only 5 or maybe 6 teams came back to finish - that's too bad if true.
Yeah for sure I didn’t see the Paris train guys when I scanned the crowd.
 

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I didn't mind the flight attendants on this episode - they seemed more fun.
DId anyone notice in next weeks preview it look like only 5 or maybe 6 teams came back to finish - that's too bad if true.
I read an article a month or so ago that said not all of the teams were available to come back.
 

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Spoilers about who the returning teams are in case you really want to be surprised

Four teams do not return:
  • Anthony and Spencer
  • Taylor and Isaiah
  • Connie and Sam
  • Ray and Caro (who reportedly broke up--no surprise there)
Two teams that were eliminated are brought back to fill in:
  • Moe Badger and Michael Norwood
  • Arun Kumar and Natalia Kumar
 

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Stoopid freaking crud thing ruining stuff for every one. :cautious: I hope the Teams that couldn't come back get offered to do the next round if they are available and want to go another round. Its pretty much a month of your time you have to get off work and rearrange your life, isn't it? I can see how it would have been hard to make it all work again some 19 months later.
 

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Spoilers about who the returning teams are in case you really want to be surprised

Four teams do not return:
  • Anthony and Spencer
  • Taylor and Isaiah
  • Connie and Sam
  • Ray and Caro (who reportedly broke up--no surprise there)
Two teams that were eliminated are brought back to fill in:
  • Moe Badger and Michael Norwood
  • Arun Kumar and Natalia Kumar
I think I read that Connie got pregnant so they couldn't come back and Spencer was ill. Too bad, I liked both teams. I don't have a problem with them bringing back the eliminated. They hardly began the race so it's like a true redo and so far I really don't hate anyone so that's good!
 

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Aw, I really liked Spencer and I’m sorry he couldn’t return.

I’m actually enjoying this season very much so far. I thought the bagpipes task was hilarious.
 

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I liked the tasks but I hate so many of the teams. I spend a lot of each episode yelling at them for being stupid. Maybe all the teams that didn't come back are the ones I don't want to see more of. (I should be so lucky.)
 

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Agree. Even the YouTube mom & dad aren’t as obnoxious as I expected them to be. Now that the dating couple is gone, this should be fun.

I'm shocked that so far I really like them! I expected them to be obnoxious as well, but they're so fun!
 

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