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The Amazing Race – Season 27 – General Discussion

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The casting/application website says the next season is filming sometime between May-July. Producers were looking for both teams (of any relationship, not just dating) AND singles to be paired up like this season's Blind Dates: http://www.theamazingracecasting.com/home. There was an Open Call as recently as May 2.

 

It reads like they were still looking for actual Blind Dates, whereas I would be more interested in just individual racers being paired up with people that were good "race partner" matches such as an athlete for physical challenges with a nerd for brainy challenges. No romance attempted, please.

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Apparently two of them work for TMZ. Shavonne and Kelly. You can kinda see them in the video above, black tank tops that have TMZ across the front in white.

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Watching the Race kick off just isn't the same without the PhilBrow. I am excited that it appears there's a team of short-statured men this season. Some of the best TAR clips were of Charla overcoming her vertical challenges - it takes some ingenuity when you have arms like a Raptor and the height of a Smurf.

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Without saying too much, I think people are going to love the route for season 27, and when y'all figure out what Bert and Elise did, you'll understand why I said that.

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Gail Pennington of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported today (Tuesday) that at the CBS party Monday at the TCA summer tour, she spoke with Bert and Elise and they confirmed that they have the green light for caasting TAR 28, that will air in the spring (2016).

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CBS has released the list of destinations for TAR 27:

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/CBS-Reveals-THE-AMAZING-RACE-Destinations-for-New-Season-20150916

I'm not going to tell the order, ince CBS hasn't, but I am going to identify the prior season(s) for the destinations, and that will tell you ehat the theme of the Race course is this season

THE AMAZING RACE Season 27 Destinations (in alphabetical order):

Agra, India (TAR 1)
Buenos Aires, Argentina (TAR 3, 7)
Hong Kong/Macau, China (TAR 11)
Krakow, Poland (TAR 11)
Long Island, New York *TAR 1)
Paris, France (TAR 1)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (TAR 2)
Rotterdam, Netherlands** (Country TAR 4; city new)
San Antonio de Areco, Argentina (TAR 7)
Victoria Falls, Zambia (TAR 1)
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe* (location TAR 1; country new)

*First visit to the country for THE AMAZING RACE
**First visit to the city for THE AMAZING RACE

RFF is pretty certain that at least one leg was a back-up leg as teams spent a long time at the prior destination while a large area of east Asia was under threat of tropical cyclones, and air traffic was also disrupted by a major volcanic eruption at the same time. (And that too, is a throwback of sorts to the delays in TAR 1, TAR 8, and TAR 11.)

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It was reported by various people at the open start line, with several past Racers in attendance, including Rob Frisbee and Brennan Swain, that Phil asked them if they remembered Songwe Village (the first season, first leg pit stop. At the time no one caught on to what Phil was actually saying (and Songwe Village as such no longer exists due to a fire, but as it turns out teams went to a close nearby village on the Victoria Falls legs, supposedly as the pit stop. That was a tip off about what this route was all about. It is a trip down memory lane to some of the great places TAR visited in those early seasons, especially season 1. When the teams went from Victoria Falls to Paris, as happened on season one, it was possible to guess Agra and Jaipour, India would also be there, and many of us suspected after the lengthy delay following the two India legs and teams went to Hong Kong/Macao (right out of TAR 11) as the 11th leg, that they'd be headed to JFK for the final leg; there weren't too many places to the US out of Hong Kong with direct non-stop flights.). To this day, afaik, we still don't know where the finish mat was on Long Island, just that it was somewhere between JFK and the Hamptons.). We also suspect several famous tasks will show up again this season. And CBS confirmed a couple of them in the preview clip today (Batoka Gouge) and there is a suspicion that the famous meat eating roadblock of season 7 will show up again in the same place in Argentina. (You know, that's the one where Rob of Survivor got three other teams to join him in quitting the task, and thus, forcing a later arriving team into last place and elimination.) Like I said this is perhaps my favorite Race course in a long long time. They also toughened up the tasks and the travel to bring back the challenging feel of those early seasons. For the past several season Bert and Elise and the producers have been going back to those early seasons in tasks, routes, and casting, and the qualitative effect has been noticeable. We're not going to get a lot of all-new countries in any one season with all of the regional conflicts that have broken out in areas TAR has visited in the past; and I doubt other countries will be on the list soon because of changes in the political environment. We almost got Nepal,but the twin earthquakes clearly delayed that ffor a few seasons, and I doubt Russia will be on TAR's itinerary any time soon.

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Yeah, I'd rather see new places. Save the "trip down memory lane" for another all-stars season or an anniversary season or something.

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