‘The Amazing Race’ is Finally Returning ‘This Season’ Per CBS Exec

by Keeli Parkey

If you’re a fan of “The Amazing Race,” there is good news on the horizon for you. The popular CBS reality competition will be releasing new episodes in the very future.

As fans are aware, the show is a race around the world between teams. On their journey, they are tasked with completing different missions. A key part of the competition is how efficient and clever the teams are with their time and resources.

This is especially true when it comes to traveling from one global locale to another. During their journey, the teams have to check in at certain locations. These are known as pit stops. Because it is a race, the teams who arrive at check-in last are eliminated. In addition to getting to visit places they might not without the show, competitors also compete for $1 million.

Show is Celebrating Its 20th Anniversary in 2021

During a global pandemic, it was difficult to film such a show as “The Amazing Race.” This put production of the show on hold, according to TV Insider.

Fortunately for its fans, competitors, and crew, the show’s 33rd season will hit the small screen soon. In fact, according to one CBS official, the reality series “will be back this season.”

This good news was reportedly shared on Thursday, Sept. 9, by Thom Sherman at the Television Critics Association press tour panel. Sherman is the senior executive vice president of programming for CBS.

The 2021 season will mark the 20th anniversary of “The Amazing Race.” The show’s most recent season debuted during October 2020. It was filmed before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Filming of this upcoming season got underway, but was shut down. The cast and crew were able to film three episodes, but were forced to stop production during February 2020.

These days, the people behind “The Amazing Race” are now in pre-production for the 33rd season.

‘The Amazing Race’ Team are Excited to Bring the Show Back to Viewers

While fans of “The Amazing Race” are surely awaiting the competition’s return to television, they aren’t alone in that. People behind the show are also excited to bring it back for viewers.

The show was created by Bertram Van Munster and Elise Doganieri. It is hosted by Phil Keoghan. It is Keoghan who greets teams as they arrive at the designated pit stops. He also narrates the show.

Earlier this year, Elise Doganieri said she and others wanted to see “The Amazing Race” return. She also said they wanted to make sure that it was safe for the cast and crew to do so, according to Deadline.

“We’ve been talking to CBS and they want to get back. We just need to get that mass vaccination happening. Safety is key, you don’t want to do a show and have people get sick. That’s our priority,” she said during April 2021.