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'The Amazing Race' to make its 20th trek around the globe

by jmaloni
Thu, Jun 16th 2011 01:35 pm

Season 19 of the Emmy-winning series will premiere this fall on CBS; season 20 will air in spring 2012

CBS has ordered the 20th installment of the seven-time Emmy Award-winning reality series, "The Amazing Race," hosted by Phil Keoghan, for broadcast during the 2011-12 season.

"The Amazing Race" concluded its 18th installment, "Unfinished Business," on May 8. It featured former fan favorites returning for a second shot at the $1 million prize.  During the season finale, sisters LaKisha Hoffman and Jennifer Hoffman narrowly ousted Herb Lang and Nate Lofton (the Harlem Globetrotters) to win the race.

Last season's two editions of "The Amazing Race" averaged 11.19 million viewers, 3.4/09 in adults 18-49 and 4.4/10 in adults 25-54.

The 19th installment of "The Amazing Race" will air this fall, Sundays (8 p.m., ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Season 20 is scheduled for broadcast in spring 2012.

Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri and Mark Vertullo are the executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Earthview Inc. in association with ABC Studios and Amazing Race Productions. "The Amazing Race" was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri.

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