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There once was a time long, long ago when we breathlessly reported the globe-hopping antics of the reality TV show Amazing Race. Alas, we gave up after Season 18 and, now that they're still going strong with what surely must be Season 81, all the Amazing Race excitement fails to raise even an eyebrow.
That is, until we heard about Amazing Race Canada.
The competitors north of the border are the usual mix of cutesy couples, inspiring athletes, and curmudgeonly strange bedfellows; the destinations are as exotic and far-flung as ever; alas, it's the grand prize that's worth sitting up for.
The winning team of Amazing Race Canada's Season 2 will receive $250,000 CAD, two Chevrolet Silverados, gas for life from Petro-Canada, and a year of unlimited Business Class travel on Air Canada.
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You know we like to follow the goings on of Sir Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic project, and now we’ll be able to do from the comfort of our couch. Virgin Galactic is teaming up with the mastermind behind shows like Survivor and The Voice—Mark Burnett—to launch a reality show to give away a ride into space.
Details are limited at this point, but we’d imagine that things would follow the basic premise of pretty much all reality shows. Unique personalities, wacky competitions, and plenty of drama should lead to a show worthy of a spot on our DVR. We do know that the show will be called "Space Race," and the big winner will get a ride aboard SpaceShipTwo.
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This Sunday, the final episode of the first season of Bravo’s Princesses: Long Island will air. Although the embarrasingly addictive show only had ten episodes, that was plenty of time to see a wide swath of Long Island.
Should you find yourself in Jewish Princess withdrawal while waiting to find out if the show gets renewed, perhaps you can check out one of these spots that you saw on the series?
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Remember The Hills, that faux-reality drama surrounding the minuscule details of privileged twenty-somethings living in Los Angeles? Yeah, well get set for what may be the east coast version, as ABC Family debuts The Vineyard. ABC is calling it a "docu-series," but the lives of the eleven main characters all revolve around their jobs on Martha's Vineyard, working at the Black Dog Tavern.
The show was filmed on Martha's Vineyard this last May and June, which means we may have inadvertently ordered from one of the stars when we stopped into the Tavern, but somehow we get the feeling that they actually spent very little time "working." Yes, we're majorly skeptical that this show will be worth watching, but then the scenery promised by its setting on MV could attract any fence-sitters.
It's Jersey Shore with blonde hair and boat shoes, and is aimed to appeal to the same demographic that so enjoyed peeking into those lives of summering youngsters years ago.
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It's nearly July and, thus, time for the TV networks to roll out their light and fluffy summer series. Over at Bravo that means a quick slew of episodes following to lives and loves of a suitably good-looking crew onboard a private luxury yacht. Premiering July 1 at 10pm ET/PT, Below Deck is Bravo's attempt at a reality TV show exploring the drama of the upstairs/downstairs world when that world is no larger than a 164' megayacht out to sea.
There's technically six episodes if you count a preview aired on June 10, but the five upcoming shows should be plenty to convince Bravo viewers that dropping six figures for a week in the exclusive yachting world is the only way to have fun. For a dose of the real deal, we recommend following "yachties" "Arielle at Sea" (a nanny onboard a yacht) on Twitter and @hud5on (a superyacht engineer) on Instagram.
Here's the full synopsis and video preview for the show:
On Sunday night's Amazing Race season finale hockey-playing brothers Bates and Anthony Battaglia won the $1 million prize, which begs the questionhow do we apply to be contestants on The Amazing Race 23?
According to the show's official website, they are currently casting for a race that travels sometime between October and December 2013, and will likely air in February 2014.
The third season of Ricky Gervais' An Idiot Abroad is already airing in the UK, but here in the US we have to wait until January 19th to see Karl Pilkington's latest on-the-road antics.
For the show's third installment, which consists of a mere three episodes, Karl doesn't suffer alone. Ricky has sent along his pal and Life's Too Short star Warwick Davis. The pair follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo, traveling from Italy to China, for the shortened season.
Last night Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge brought home a cool $1 million dollars as the winners of The Amazing Race.
The pair, better known as the stars of The Fabulous Beekman Boys, pulled ahead of runners-up Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis, and Trey Wier and Lexi Beerman during the season's final leg in New York City which brought them from Coney Island to Gotham Hall with stops at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the United Nations in between. Fourth runners up, Natalie and Nadiya Anderson, were eliminated in Loire Valley, France.
Set your DVRs or create an iCal alarm as TONIGHT at 9pm EST The Travel Channel debuts their newest show, "Airport 24/7: Miami." It's only scheduled to run for 6 episodes, but the press release promises that viewers will see behind-the-scenes how airport personnel "fight terrorism, intercept drug smugglers, secure a presidential landing, manage severe weather and much more."
In case you need a little nudge over whether or not it's worth a watch, here's the details on the main people profiled:
"Is 'Amazing Race' still on?!"
That was the question heard 'round the country last night, as channel surfers looking for something to watch on a Sunday night came across the start of the 21st season of the reality TV contest show.
Here at Jaunted, we used to recap each episode of the show, all the way up through Season 18. Then interest was lost, and if travel-obsessed, airline-loving, used-to-dream-about-being-on-Amazing-Race we are losing interest, then lord knows how the show continues to get ratings here in what feels like their 93rd season. Maybe it's because they manage to find competitors like this season's gay farmers and Chippendales dancers?
Still, here's a bit about last night's premiere:
What?! Have the kids from 'Jersey Shore' all transplanted themselves in the Southern Hemisphere? Not really. But this copy-cat reality television show can be easily mistook for Snooki and her friends, going down under. The show is called "The GC," and it follows the antics of 9 Maori twenty-somethings living on Australia's playground, the Gold Coast. For the record: Maoris are the indigenous population of New Zealand.
The show highlights the life of the young Maori-Aussies as they acclimate to their new home and soak up everything that the tourist destination has to offer. Along with lots of booze, sun and sand, the show's characters even have their own lingo, just like the JS. The cast G-T-Ls up and down the glitter strip, while working for a better life in Australia.
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Frustrated flyers will soon be able to see their misery played out on the small screen.
TLC has announced its latest reality series, On The Fly, will debut at 9 P.M. on May 24.
The show's concept will be familiar to those who were fans of A&E's Airline. Like that series, On The Fly follows Southwest Airlines employees and passengers as they deal with lost luggage, weather delays, canceled flights and airport meltdowns.