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.
CBS announced today that The Amazing Race has been renewed for a 31st season. The early pickup is a nice bounce back for the reality series, which took until May to receive a renewal last year after being left on the bubble by the network.
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 majority of its run. The show's momentum has slowed recently though, with CBS opting to only air one installment in each of the last two seasons rather than its typical two.