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The Amazing Race 12


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#1 of 148 Walter C

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Posted October 22 2007 - 11:29 AM

TAR12 will start on November 4th.

Looks like "the world is waiting" for us to "travel safe" sooner than expected. Posted Image

I am worried that it may be too soon, because it may not get enough promotion, and dealing with the football overruns. I was hoping it would be held off until after the NFL season ended.

That said, I look forward to the Race #12, which should be a huge breath of fresh air after the embarrassment known as All-Stars.

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#2 of 148 Josh Dial

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Posted October 22 2007 - 11:48 AM

Isn't AR like one of the most popular shows, reality or otherwise, in all of television? Doesn't it sweep the emmys that it is nominated for? I would think promotion isn't a major factor for this show Posted Image

#3 of 148 Jason Seaver

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Posted October 22 2007 - 12:49 PM

Not really; it's gotten third place showings in several timeslots, and is only still around because it had a successful summer run after being pulled from the regular season. And CBS didn't have quite enough faith to schedule it for two races initially.

It's got a dedicated fanbase and gets a steady audience, but it's not the sort of show networks make an attempt to avoid on their schedules.
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#4 of 148 Brent M

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Posted October 22 2007 - 03:50 PM

I'm glad TAR is coming back so soon, but I hate that it's during football season because of the overruns as Walter pointed out. Guess this is one show I'll just have to watch live rather than the hassle of trying to DVR it.
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#5 of 148 Patrick Sun

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Posted October 22 2007 - 03:53 PM

It's mainly coming back at this late juncture in the fall because "Viva Laughlin" got canned very quickly.
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#6 of 148 Jonny P

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Posted October 22 2007 - 06:00 PM

Nina Tassler was insane for greenlighting "Viva Laughlin" in the first place. If it walks like a duck...and talks like a duck...

I am VERY happy TAR is back. It is one of my favorite shows.

I am disappointed that we'll have to deal with football overruns.

However, it had decent ratings last year (especially among the 18-49 set), and it had better numbers during the fall (after football) than it did in the spring.

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Posted October 23 2007 - 08:42 AM

Football overruns help out the ratings, so I don't totally mind them, although they are definitely a hassle.

Initially I was all about waiting until January--it'd be easier on my schedule, and it'd give the show more promotion. But reading this announcement totally hyped me up for the show again. I can't wait.

#8 of 148 Ken Chan

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Posted October 23 2007 - 10:14 AM

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Yes, it has won every single Emmy for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program there has ever been -- five of them. But quality, Emmys, and ratings are three separate and mostly independent variables.

#9 of 148 Walter C

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Posted October 23 2007 - 11:54 AM

Plus winning Emmys hasn't gotten any of my friends to watch, except for TAR7 (only because they're Survivor fans).

I have been watching previous seasons to fill the void, and currently going through TAR6 for the first time.

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#10 of 148 Jonny P

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Posted October 24 2007 - 03:42 AM

Racers bios are up...

http://alpha.cbs.com...amazing_race12/

#11 of 148 Walter C

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Posted October 25 2007 - 12:49 AM

No alpha male teams this season! I believe that is a first for a season with new blood in the race.

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#12 of 148 AnthonyC

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Posted October 25 2007 - 09:40 AM

Seasons 5 and 6 didn't have any alpha males either--like TAR12, they only had one male team, and in TAR5, it was a pair of overweight brothers and TAR6 had the famous nerdy "New York Jews in Iceland!"

#13 of 148 Walter C

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Posted October 26 2007 - 12:47 AM

You're right, Anthony. I forgotten about that, which is odd, because I am still going through TAR6 (which is a train wreck because of you know who). Posted Image

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Posted October 26 2007 - 12:41 PM

I have to admit, I am completely unaware of the goth scene. But somehow I never imagined bright pink as a colour goths would wear. And that awful name spelling - Kynt and Vyxsin - just comes across as terribly phony goth.

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These purveyors of Goth pride themselves on keeping Louisville “weird.” ... The most difficult part of the Race will undoubtedly be keeping up their daily "make up" routine. Between the two of them Kynt & Vyxsin have collectively had their hair dyed 18 different colors. ... Vyxsin describes herself as compassionate and theatrical ... Kynt describes himself as abstract, atypical and avant-garde ... Together they enjoy shopping, dancing and doing each other’s hair/makeup. Besides a mirror Kynt & Vyxsin's favorite thing to stare into is their computer monitor as both are admittedly MySpace-addicts ... Representing the “Goth” community in Louisville has embedded a strong sense of “us against the world” mentality in these two Racers. Therefore, don’t look for them to fall apart when the chips are down, a trait that will undoubtedly be tested on the Race.
So this pair is undoubtedly the team I am going to hate this season.
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Posted November 01 2007 - 12:52 AM

I'll start the HTF Challenge if anyone's interested!

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#16 of 148 Patrick Sun

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Posted November 04 2007 - 12:50 AM

TAR 12 starts up tonight! Be sure to pick your team (and final four) in this thread today before the episode.
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#17 of 148 Greg Krewet

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Posted November 04 2007 - 07:11 AM

For anyone interested, there is an interview with the goth team over at
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Posted November 04 2007 - 08:53 AM

The goth's look like they'll be the team to irritate me this year lol. I'll have to watch the premiere to pick my ponies, I can't choose from the bios, have to see them in action.

At least there's no Rob and Amber this time.
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Posted November 04 2007 - 01:38 PM

Okay so I was wrong, I like the goth's hehe. I also like TK and Rachel and the korean father and daughter, I like the father's spirit, the guy is 60 and he was singing as he was peddling a bike over the atlantic, you have to love that! Posted Image

I'm glad that team got eliminated, mostly because I didn't like the way they were treating their donkey, the donkey looked almost as if he wasn't moving just to spite them and that was hilarious I thought. Posted Image
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Posted November 04 2007 - 04:38 PM

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Okay so I was wrong, I like the goth's hehe. I also like TK and Rachel and the korean father and daughter, I like the father's spirit, the guy is 60 and he was singing as he was peddling a bike over the atlantic, you have to love that! Posted Image

I'm glad that team got eliminated, mostly because I didn't like the way they were treating their donkey, the donkey looked almost as if he wasn't moving just to spite them and that was hilarious I thought. Posted Image

Agreed, though the 10th place team (Jennifer and Nathan?) we're even worse to their donkey if I recall. Didn't Jennifer push kinda hard on its neck?

You would think that they would notice that all the other teams were talking nice to their donkey, and blasting past them. All the while those two teams shouted and acted like idiots.

I was rooting for the donkeys Posted Image





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