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.
Last Episode28x12 The Only First That Matters Aired: May. 13, 2016
The final three teams race from Shenzhen, China, to Santa Barbara, Cal., for the final leg of the race, where they must jump off a building …
Series Fun Facts
- Fans, critics, and racers were lukewarm over the format changes implemented in Family edition of The Amazing Race. The main issues were the lack of international travel and watered down…
[show]Fans, critics, and racers were lukewarm over the format changes implemented in Family edition of The Amazing Race. The main issues were the lack of international travel and watered down challenges tailored to families. The expanded cast also made it more difficult to develop individual story lines. Entertainment Weekly commented that "Half the fun of The Amazing Race has always been watching the inter and intra-couple bickering that goes with being chronologically late and lost in a foreign land. Seeing parents yell at their children in exotic New Jersey? Not so fun". USA Today shared similar opinions, adding that "the idea of being trapped in the back seat for a forced cross-country family drive comes closer to a nightmare relived than a dream come true." Racers were also disappointed that they did not have a chance to travel to more exotic locations; in one episode Marion Paolo commented "Why are we going to Phoenix, Arizona for? I want to go to New Zealand!", a statement that also summed up the general opinion of the season. In hindsight, the production team has admitted that the concept of a Family Edition "looked good on paper" but failed in execution, since child racers limited foreign travel for that season. Creators Bert Van Munster and Jonathan Littman doubt that the family format will be revived in the future.
- Sarah (Season 10) reported in a post-race interview on "The Finish Line" that because of the Roadblock in the first leg a single team member could do a maximum of 7 Roadblocks instead of the…
[show]Sarah (Season 10) reported in a post-race interview on "The Finish Line" that because of the Roadblock in the first leg a single team member could do a maximum of 7 Roadblocks instead of the usual 6 (as has been in place from Season 6). This rule was never mentioned on the show, although Karlyn performed 7 aired Roadblocks.
- Ray and Deana (Season 7) got engaged and then married after the race. They eventually had their first child, a daughter they named Reagan, but are now divorced.