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Emmys 2011: The Reality-Competition Race In Review – Including Our 5 Dream Nominees

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Secretariat is widely considered the greatest thoroughbred of all time, and yet not even he retired undefeated. Similarly, the Emmy race for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program turned into a real horserace last year when Top Chef claimed the top prize and broke The Amazing Race‘s stunning streak of seven consecutive victories.

Which shows are most likely to enter the starting gate when the Emmy Derby begins with nomination announcements on July 14? We handicap the likeliest contenders… after this. REVIEW CONTENDERS & VOTE


TVLine Items: Regis' Dancing Dilemma, Dexter Adds Mos Def, and Other TV News to Know

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Regis Philbin has officially been asked to join the next season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, and he’ll only sign on under one condition: …READ MORE


Amazing Race: Did Vyxsin Cheat During the Chocolate Gnome Incident?

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Who’d have thought that an extended product placement segment starring the Travelocity gnome and some mellow Swiss chocolate makers could yield a bubbling cauldron of intrigue, drama, and hurt feelings? But that’s exactly what went down on Sunday night’s installment of The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business. …READ MORE


The Amazing Race: Do Alliances Take the Fun Out of the Competition?

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True confessions time: I found myself frustrated and disappointed at the end of Sunday night’s installment of The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business. It didn’t help that my second-favorite team had been eliminated, but ultimately, it was the way they met their demise that didn’t sit right with me.

Early in the episode, …READ MORE


The Amazing Race: Would You Ever Willingly Choose a Food Challenge?

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Sunday night’s installment of The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business contained one of those Detours that seemed as easy as choosing between a soothing massage or a thwack in the stomach with a two-by-four. And yet midway through their travels in Vienna, Austria (or according to the Globetrotters “where the Terminator is from”), three of the six remaining teams — Zev and Justin, Kisha and Jen, and Gary and Mallory — shocked me by opting for “quick, easy meal” over “long, hard walk.” …READ MORE


Amazing Race: Six Teams Remain — Who Are You Rooting for to Win It All?

"You Don't Get Paid Unless You Win (Varanasi, India)"--Father/daughter team Gary and Mallory read their first clue for the 7th leg of the race at the Pit Start in Kolkata, India on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, April 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

I began the current season of The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business as a somewhat casual observer, not so invested in any one all-star team that I felt ready to declare my undying allegiance. But seven episodes in, I’m finding myself gripping the sides of my couch hoping that father-daughter duo Gary and Mallory aren’t the last ones to see Phil Keoghan’s sombre mug at the weekly Pit Stop.

Part of my allegiance has to do with


Amazing Race: Did You Cry at the Pit Stop?

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Call me a sentimental fool. Call me a mama’s boy. Call me somebody who takes my reality television a little too seriously. You’d be right on all counts. But call me the only person who got a little choked up at the end of Sunday night’s edition of The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business, and I’d call you crazy misinformed. …READ MORE


CBS Renews Amazing Race, Undercover Boss

The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business -- Phil Keoghan hosts the 18th installment of the Emmy winning series THE AMAZING RACE: UNFINISHED BUSINESS, premiering Sunday, Feb. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).  Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Amazing Racers will keep running and company bosses will remain undercover, now that CBS has renewed its two Sunday-night reality series for new seasons. READ MORE


The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business: Did This Week's Episode Leave You Unsatisfied?

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Unlike the globe that it’s trotting, the current season of The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business has been disappointingly flat over the course of its initial five episodes. …READ MORE


Amazing Race Photo Recap: Land of the Lost

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I pity the poor editor in charge of trying to inject a little suspense into Sunday night’s installment of The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business. …READ MORE