Seventh 'Amazing Race' in Starting Gate at CBS
(Tuesday, January 18 11:00 AM)
LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) Viewers won't have long to wait between heats of "The Amazing Race."
CBS said Tuesday (Jan. 18) at the TV Critics Association winter press tour that the seventh edition of the Emmy-winning competition will make its debut Tuesday, March 1 -- only three weeks after the current race finishes.
That's an unusually short break between installments of a reality show. "Survivor" typically has a couple of months between its two editions each season on CBS, and other competition-based shows like "American Idol" and "Big Brother" run only once per season. An exception is "The Bachelor" franchise on ABC, which has shorter runs than the others.
CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler says the ratings momentum the current "Amazing Race" has generated -- it's posted big improvements for CBS in its 9 p.m. Tuesday timeslot -- justified the quick turnaround on the next installment. The timing also means the seventh race will carry into May sweeps.
"The Amazing Race 6" will conclude with a two-hour finale on Tuesday, Feb. 8. A Dr. Phil special and a "One Day at a Time" reunion show will fill the time period on the two Tuesdays between the finale and "The Amazing Race 7's" premiere.