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Meet the New Amazing Race Cast: Chippendales! Goat farmers! A Lumberjack! Oh My!

August 30, 2012 Leave a comment

CBS has announced the cast of The Amazing Race‘s upcoming 21st season, which means it’s time to make some snap judgments based on looks, occupations, and little else. As usual, there are some interesting duos—including a pair of Chippendales dancers and the guys from that Planet Green reality show called The Fabulous Beekman Boys.

As for the game itself, the network is promising “the biggest twist ever,” where if the same team wins both the first leg of the race and the last leg of the race, they will double their money and win a $2 million grand prize instead of $1 million grand prize. (Doesn’t seem like much of a “twist,” but hooray for higher stakes, I guess?) Along the way, “teams will travel through three continents, nine countries, and cover more than 25,000 miles, where they’ll be faced with a 10-story rappel in Los Angeles, frying an egg on their heads in Indonesia, working as “rat collectors” in Bangladesh and revisiting one of the Race’s most infamous Roadblocks in the Netherlands in this season’s ‘Switchback.'”

CBS: Renewed, Canceled or Picked Up?

May 14, 2012 Leave a comment



2 Broke Girls: Renewed
48 Hour Mystery: Renewed
60 Minutes: Renewed
Blue Bloods: Renewed
Criminal Minds: Renewed
CSI: Renewed
CSI: New York
Hawaii Five-0: Renewed
How I Met Your Mother: Renewed
Mike & Molly: Renewed
NCIS: Renewed
NCIS: Los Angeles: Renewed
Person of Interest: Renewed
Survivor: Renewed
The Amazing Race: Renewed
The Big Bang Theory: Renewed
The Good Wife: Renewed
The Mentalist: Renewed
Two and a Half Men: Renewed
Undercover Boss: Renewed


A Gifted Man: Canceled
CSI: Miami: Canceled
How to Be a Gentleman: Canceled
NYC 22: Canceled
Rob: Canceled
Unforgettable: Canceled

To Be Determined

Rules of Engagement: TBD

Picked Up


Drama which envisions Arthur Conan Doyle’s literary hero in the present day as a former Scotland Yard consultant who solves crimes for the NYPD alongside Joan Watson, his personal recovery assistant. (Source: CBS)

Friend Me
Friend Me, from Raising Hope’s Alan Kirschenbaum and Ajay Sahgal, follows 20-something best friends who move to Los Angeles to begin their exciting new lives working at Groupon. Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum will also executive-produce.

Golden Boy (2012)
The one-hour drama chronicles one cop’s meteoric rise from officer to detective to Police Commissioner. Nicholas Wootton will write and executive-produce alongside Berlanti, who also has set up drama pilots at Fox (Guilty) and The CW (Arrow).

Made In New Jersey (AKA: Baby Big Shot)
The Janet Montgomery-led drama – about a working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete with her more polished colleagues at a Manhattan law firm – is the latest hour heading to series at the Eye. Dana Calvo penned the project for Jamie Tarses and Julia Franz’s Sony Pictures Television-based FanFare Productions. Erin Cummings, Felix Solis, Kyle MacLachlan, Pablo Schreiber, Stephanie March and Toni Trucks co-star while Kevin Falls will serve as showrunner.

Partners (2012)
Partners, from Emmy winners David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, is the personal story of two lifelong friends and business partners whose friendship has lasted longer than any of their romantic relationships. When one decides to propose to his girlfriend, the other’s neurotic attempts to be supportive nearly result in a breakup.

The Job
The Lisa Ling-hosted reality competition – in which five contestants will go head-to-head for the chance to score their dream job at one of America’s most prestigious companies – has made the cut for Eye’s 2012-13 season lineup. James Sunderland, Mark Burnett and Michael Davies are all behind the project, which is being co-produced by Embassy Row Productions, Mark Burnett Productions and Sony Pictures Television.

The period drama – about Ralph Lamb (Dennis Quaid), the cowboy-turned-Las Vegas sheriff in the 1960s – rounded out the Eye’s wave of 2012-13 season pickups. Greg Walker and Nicholas Pileggi are behind the project, which comes from CBS Television Studios, director James Mangold, and fellow executive producers Arthur Sarkissian and Cathy Konrad. Carrie-Anne Moss, James Russo, Jason O’Mara, Michael Chiklis, Michael O’Neill, Michael Reilly Burke and Taylor Handley round out the hefty ensemble.

CBS Pick Ups

  • 2 Broke Girls
  • The Amazing Race
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Blue Bloods
  • Criminal Minds
  • CSI
  • The Good Wife
  • Hawaii Five-0
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • The Mentalist
  • Mike & Molly
  • NCIS
  • NCIS: Los Angeles
  • Person of Interest
  • Survivor



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