They better find a new timeslot for this show, if they don't want to deal with rough ratings. That timeslot is just too tough for this excellent show to languish in.By Josef Adalian
HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - CBS is getting ready to run another leg of "The Amazing Race."
The network has committed to a fourth installment of the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced reality series, which has proven to be a solid performer on Wednesdays. Casting has already begun on "Race 4," which will likely bow early next year and continue the format of teams of two circling the globe in a mad dash for cash.
The current "Race" has had a tough time opposite ABC's red-hot "The Bachelor," but it continues to dramatically improve on its "60 Minutes II" lead-in among key demographics -- including by 38% in adults 18-49 (3.6 rating vs. 2.6). It's also one of the best-reviewed of the current crop of reality shows.
CBS will air this week's "Race" an hour earlier than usual, at 8 p.m., to make room for the "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" at 9 p.m..