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The Amazing Race (TV Series 2001– ) - Plot Summary Poster

(2001– )

Plot Summary

  • The best of the reality series crop is back, with 12 teams of 2 players each racing around the world, trying not to be eliminated at a series of checkpoints in which the last team to arrive is booted from the show. CBS chooses teams with relationships containing at least some tension, especially when the situation involves intense pressure. This season includes such duos as two circus clowns, a gay married couple, a father and son, a recently engaged couple, married couples, and best friends.

    - Written by T.J. Magwire
  • The sixth season of The Amazing Race saw 11 teams race for $1,000,000 around the globe to 'amazing' locations including Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Senegal, Germany, Hungary, Corsica, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, China and Hawaii. The contestants included five models, two professional wrestlers, spinning instructors, an ex-Playboy playmate and a former striptease aerobics instructor. However only the fastest were able to make it all the way around the world and win $1,000,000, and this season, it was Freddy and Kendra who won the big prize.

    - Written by bondish
  • The fifth season of The Amazing Race saw 11 teams race for $1,000,000 around the globe to 'amazing' locations including Uruguay, Argentina, Russia, Egypt, Tanzania, the United Arab Emirates, India, New Zealand, the Philippines and Canada. The teams included identical blonde twins, bowling moms, dating models, a former Miss Teen USA, pizzeria owners, a former Big Brother star, and a dwarf. However only the fastest were able to make it all the way and win the cash prize, and after 29 days of competitiveness, stress and excitement, it was African-American couple Chip and Kim. One new twist introduced was the "yield," which a team could use once at any time to slow down someone behind them. The "yield" was only used once, by Chip and Kim to slow down Colin and Christine whilst in the Philippines.

    - Written by bondish
  • Winner of Emmy Awards for Best Reality Program, the Amazing Race throws 22 competitors into a planet-wide quest to beat overwhelming odds and cliff-hanger challenges in an all-out battle to win a race around the world - and claim the truly amazing $1 million prize! Teams have to make their way from country to country on everything from bicycles to camels with limited time and cash, facing language barriers and cultural differences. As team after team is eliminated, the field is narrowed down to the final few, and the ultimate global adventure streaks down the stretch to its breathtaking, down-to-the-wire finish!

    - Written by bondish
  • Multiple teams race around the globe for $1,000,000 to 'amazing' locations.

    - Written by bondish

Synopsis

Open with teams learning they are next headed to Vienna, Austria where they will get their next clue in a car...

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