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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.
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The final journey on Karl's Bucket List brought him to Japan to climb Mount Fuji.
Karl started the trip in Tokyo, where he paid £15 to pet cats (aww) and have a cup of tea at a Cat Cafe (a favorite past time among Japanese women) and then, keeping with the stereotypical theme, he tried out some Sumo Wrestling. Though he's wrestled before on the show, Karl seemed to get especially battered by these Sumo Wrestlers. He later told Ricky Gervais, "I got sweat in my eyes that wasn't mine, that was a first."
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Not that long ago we mentioned that TLC—the network that used to teach you stuff, but now just has Jon and Kate reruns—was looking to film a new reality television show starring Southwest Airlines. It looks like filming has already begun, and crews will be roaming the terminals and concourses of Tampa International Airport as soon as this week.
That means if you’re flying through Tampa—or to Tampa—now’s your chance to score fifteen minutes of reality show fame. We’d recommend causing a scene or just totally being rude and flipping out at a gate agent, because that should definitely get the attention of anyone with a camera—especially some fancy pants TV cameras. Of course we’re kidding, but the crew should be doing their thing at the airport this week so be on the lookout.
This week on An Idiot Abroad 2, Steve and Ricky sent Karl to Africa to cross seeing gorillas off the Bucket List.
Karl started his journey in Johannesburg where he "taught" a group of teens about the "risk in sex" before helping to build a hut for a family that was ill. Karl's acts kindness prompted him to reflect on his role in the world's population crisis. "I'm single-handedly causing the world's population problem because I'm saving everyone," he said after finishing the hut. I'm like Superman."
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We hate to admit it, but we actually know who people are talking about when they mention the name Jake Pavelka, not that that happens much anymore. Still, Pavelka is best known as a reality TV show
whore star from The Bachelorette, The Bachelor, Dancing With the Stars, and various other less notable appearances. Before his stint as The Bachelor, however, Pavelka was a pilot.
Being a pilot is much of what made Jake Pavelka sexy. Indeed his season was subtitled "On the Wings of Love," and he appeared in his uniform for Atlantic Southeast Airlines off and on. Since his fame has dropped considerably, we had hoped he'd gone back to flying...
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Our favorite Idiot Abroad, Karl Pilkington, crossed whale watching in Alaska off the bucket list in this week's episode.
As usual, Ricky and Steve planned a few detours for Karl, including a hike through Heather Pass in the Arctic Circle. Karl was lead to a snowy cabin by his guide, Marty, who was incredibly patient considering Karl moved even slower than usual on his skis as he dragged along a sled that kept getting tangled. At one point Marty reassured Karl that it was all down hill from here, to which Karl replied, "since I got off the plane it's been down hill."