or


[06/08/05 - 12:00 AM]
GSN Acquires Emmy Award-Winning Reality Series, 'The Amazing Race'

[via press release from GSN]

GSN Acquires Emmy Award-Winning Reality Series, 'THE AMAZING RACE'

'THE AMAZING RACE' Will Air Daily Beginning July 11 at 9 PM ET/PT

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 8 -- Continuing to provide the best game-related series possible, GSN, the network for games, has acquired the off-network rights to episodes of the Emmy Award-winning adventure reality series, THE AMAZING RACE. The acquisition, from King World Productions, Inc., of the popular CBS series hosted by Phil Keoghan, marks the first time THE AMAZING RACE episodes will have been seen since their original airings. The announcement was made today by Ian Valentine, Senior Vice President, Programming, GSN.

Executive Producer Jerry Bruckheimer said, "We are pleased that the one-of-a-kind adventures offered by THE AMAZING RACE have found a second home on GSN. We have received an outpouring of responses from our viewers that they would love to see the series again and we have many fans who came to the series after its beginning. THE AMAZING RACE on GSN will satisfy both groups and hopefully bring in new fans."

"THE AMAZING RACE is perfect for our network," remarked Valentine on the acquisition. "It offers everything that our network stands for -- competition, adventure, terrific production values, good storylines and great characters. We couldn't be more thrilled to be the year-round home of this award-winning series."

Executive Producer/Co-Creator Bertram van Munster added, "I am thrilled and very excited that we have made a deal with GSN. 'THE AMAZING RACE' is the most unpredictable of all game shows ... each episode is self-contained from different world wide locations fueled by dramatic characters and a powerful, original story and ending."

The series' first season begins on GSN Monday, July 11 at 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT and will air in this regular time period Monday through Sunday. The series will have an encore showing at midnight every night except Fridays during GSN's Casino Night. GSN's deal includes the rights to the first eight editions and more than 100 hours of the series, as well as the option for the next two installments. The network will telecast each season consecutively and will program special marathons at various times throughout the year.

THE AMAZING RACE premiered on CBS on September 5, 2001. The series has delivered consistent ratings growth over the last four years and had its best season to date in season seven. "More and more people discover and love the show every season it's aired. That growing enthusiasm really cemented the value of the program for GSN," said Valentine.

The series format follows 11 pairs of contestants as they race around the globe, completing challenges in hopes of capturing the $1 million grand prize. The series has toured South Africa, Paris, the Sahara Desert, Beijing, Alaska, and scores of other exotic locations. In addition to the arduous traveling and grueling breakneck speed of the competition of the game, contestants along the way have had wallets stolen; sprained ankles; danced and begged for money; bungee jumped; skydived; rappelled down treacherous slopes; sold escargot; traveled in crowded hot and muggy trains and fought airport security. And if these globe-trotting obstacles were not enough, contestants also have had to overcome serious spats with their partners and other teams. Accusations of cheating, arguments over driving, anger and fear are some of the issues and emotions that have added to the excitement of this one-of-a-kind series, which was recognized with consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Reality- Competition Program in 2003 and 2004.

THE AMAZING RACE is now prepping for its eighth season which will feature families of four, adding a new twist to the series.

Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman and Hayma Screech Washington are the executive producers for Bruckheimer Television and Earthview Inc. in association with Touchstone Television and Amazing Race Productions. Amy Chacon and Evan Weinstein are co-executive producers. THE AMAZING RACE was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri and is distributed by King World Productions, Inc.

GSN, the Network for Games, is the only U.S. television network dedicated to game-related programming and interactive game playing. The network features game shows, reality series, documentaries, alternative sports programs and casino games. As the industry leader in interactivity, GSN features over 100 hours per week of interactive programming, which allows viewers a chance to win prizes by playing along with GSN's televised games via GSN.com. Reaching 57 million Nielsen homes, GSN is distributed in the U.S. through all major cable systems and satellite providers. The network is jointly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation. For further media information, visit GSN's press website at corp.gsn.com.

SOURCE GSN
Web Site: http://corp.gsn.com





  [june 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)





[07/25/17 - 02:33 PM]
Video: National Geographic Summer TCA Trailers
Get your first look at scripted entries "The Long Road Home," "The State" and more!

[07/25/17 - 01:09 PM]
Legendary Survivalist Les Stroud Set to Return to TV in "Alaska's Grizzly Gauntlet" on Nat Geo WILD
"Les Stroud has inspired millions of people to explore the wild like no one else," said Geoff Daniels.

[07/25/17 - 01:08 PM]
National Geographic Begins Filming Season 2 of the Critically Acclaimed Series "Mars"
This second season's six-part arc jumps ahead several years into the future after the Daedalus astronauts have built a full-fledged colony - Olympus Town.

[07/25/17 - 01:07 PM]
National Geographic and Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron Mark 20th Anniversary of Blockbuster Film Titanic with One-Hour Documentary Global Event Special
"Titanic: 20th Anniversary" will look back at all the critical choices made during the film and put them to the test against a wealth of new sources - including new underwater footage, computer-generated simulation and scholarly research.

[07/25/17 - 01:06 PM]
National Geographic Honors Pioneering Primatologist's Legacy in "Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist," with Journal Entries Read by Sigourney Weaver
This is the story of one woman's extraordinary destiny, new insights into her murder and her battle to save the greatest primate on Earth.

[07/25/17 - 01:05 PM]
National Geographic Announces New Season of "StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson" Following Third Emmy(R) Nomination to Return in October
Each episode features an intimate interview between Tyson and a guest from pop culture, politics, sports or news, in which they discuss how science and technology have affected their lives and careers.

[07/25/17 - 01:04 PM]
Nat Geo WILD Unleashes the Wild Side of Costa Rica in New Season of Digital Series "Untamed"
In its second season, "Untamed" will give audiences an immersive experience into the most unique and unimaginable wildlife stories that Costa Rica has to offer.

[07/25/17 - 01:03 PM]
Nat Geo WILD Greenlights "The Road to Westminster," An All-Access Look at What It Takes to Be Best in Show
This is a peek behind the curtain of the Super Bowl for dogs.

[07/25/17 - 01:02 PM]
National Geographic, Martha Raddatz, and Lincoln Square Productions Announce Greenlight of Companion Documentary Special to Upcoming Drama "The Long Road Home"
"The Long Road Home" scripted series and its companion documentary special will air globally in November.

[07/25/17 - 01:01 PM]
National Geographic Documentary Films Presents "Diana: In Her Own Words"
The special weaves archival footage and photography with these rarely heard recordings and is the latest presentation under the National Geographic Documentary Films banner.

[07/25/17 - 11:04 AM]
Season Four of Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's "Broad City" Premieres Wednesday, September 13 at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
The series moves back from its previously announced Wednesday, August 23 premiere.

[07/25/17 - 11:03 AM]
Comedy Central Announces One-Hour Sketch Comedy Special from "Goatface" Comedy Quartet
Hasan Minhaj, Asif Ali, Fahim Anwar and Aristotle Athiras star in the special, which uses sharp, playful sketch work to satirize a vast spectrum of topics including sports, music, politics, media, family relations, social issues and more.

[07/25/17 - 11:02 AM]
Comedy Central Announces Series Extension for "The President Show"
Beginning Thursday, September 28, "The President Show" will premiere at midnight, following new late night series "The Opposition with Jordan Klepper."

[07/25/17 - 11:01 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces Series Extension for "The Jim Jefferies Show"
After a brief hiatus, new episodes from this extension will begin on Tuesday, September 19 following the fall season premiere of "Tosh.0."

[07/25/17 - 11:00 AM]
"The Opposition with Jordan Klepper" - Comedy Central's Newest Late Night Series Launches Monday, September 25 at 11:30 P.M. ET/PT
The series will satirize the hyperbolic, conspiracy-laden noise machine that is the alternative-media landscape on both the right and left.