The Amazing Race is a Reality program featuring 11 teams of 2 (except the third, fourth, eleventh and "family edition" which had 12 teams) racing around the world for a cash prize of $1,000,000. The teams compete in thirteen legs traveling all over the world.
With the one million dollar prize on the line, the final three teams race to Chicago where they must complete their final challenges within the windy city's most iconic landmarks, including a trip to Wrigley Field, the home of the World Champion Chic
It took a while, but CBS today renewed The Amazing Race for a 30th season. There had been speculation the network might be considering ending the competition series after it was left out of renewal talks back in March.
On the air since 2001, The Amazing Race has been one of reality TV's strongest entries, winning numerous awards and garnering healthy ratings over the course of its run. Its momentum has slowed considerably in recent years though, and this current season is actually the first time since its first year that the show is only airing one installment. That trend will seemingly continue in 2017-2018 as well, with today's renewal apparently for just one additional run.