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The Amazing Race 8: Family Edition
« on: Feb 10, 2005 at 01:45 PM »
From USA Today:

Families get into the game

The eighth season of The Amazing Race, which is due next fall, will be a family affair.

In its biggest wrinkle yet, the show will pit fewer, but larger, four-member teams of relatives. But not just Mom, Dad and two kids: Applicant teams can consist of siblings, three-generation families, even engaged couples with one set of parents.

"We're really looking for strong back stories," such as an estranged but newly reunited family, host Phil Keoghan says.

All racers must be 12 or older; at least one per team must be 21 or older. Race 8 will be filmed this summer, during school vacation.

"Putting families out there in this format will bring a completely different dynamic" says Keoghan, who will begin a cross-country casting call in early spring (applications at www.cbs.com).

A ninth season, which returns to the original format, is scheduled for early 2006.



Good Lord....Sobrang stressful na yung race, may kids pa? Aren't there child labor laws in the USA for minors appearing on TV for a said number of hours?

While it sounds interesting and different, I'm not completely sold on the idea yet. I don't think I'd like to see a bunch of screaming kids and their aggravated, stressed-out parents compete on this show. Has this show jumped the shark already or what?  :P
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Re: The Amazing Race 8
« Reply #1 on: Feb 10, 2005 at 05:36 PM »
Hate to say this, but has TAR jumped the shark?

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Re: The Amazing Race 8
« Reply #2 on: Feb 10, 2005 at 05:48 PM »
Yuck.

A season I can pass on...

(Yeah, right!  ;D)
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Re: The Amazing Race 8
« Reply #3 on: Feb 18, 2005 at 02:03 PM »
The teams who will have 12-17 year-olds as members could be at a disadvantage.

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Re: The Amazing Race 8
« Reply #4 on: Mar 15, 2005 at 08:52 AM »
I think it's a cool concept.

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Re: The Amazing Race 8
« Reply #5 on: Mar 16, 2005 at 07:44 AM »
They were having an open casting call here the other week and the ad on TV said the age minimum is 8 years old.

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Re: The Amazing Race 8
« Reply #6 on: Apr 29, 2005 at 01:29 AM »
I guess, this should call for "Super Nanny" ;D ;D ;D

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Re: The Amazing Race 8
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2005 at 03:13 PM »
Hmmm...I wonder how the road blocks and detours will be??? Some kiddie challenges??? Hehe!!!  ;)

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Re: The Amazing Race 8
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2005 at 05:49 PM »
Malamang may ma-aaksidente dyan... hirap magrace kapag may bata. But we'll see... ;)

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Re: The Amazing Race 8
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2005 at 09:31 AM »
For me, it's an interesting concept. Come to think of it, independent naman ang mga american kids and they can handle themselves. It would be nice to see how this concepot is brought into actual production. Worth giving a chance and a try.  ;)

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Re: The Amazing Race 8
« Reply #10 on: Aug 10, 2005 at 11:05 PM »
this is probably one to remember. think of all the pressure and the expenses.

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Re: The Amazing Race 8
« Reply #11 on: Aug 17, 2005 at 01:20 AM »
The teams were announced today:



http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race8

Dami! Hirap tandaan.

I'm still not juiced up for TAR: Family Edition, and rumors have it that test screenings of the first three episodes have fared very poorly, so they're still trying to figure out ways to edit the show to make it more exciting.

I hope I'm wrong.
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Re: The Amazing Race 8
« Reply #12 on: Aug 17, 2005 at 10:06 AM »
Don't you guys think its unfair that two teams have preteen kids while some teams are all-adult?

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Re: The Amazing Race 8
« Reply #13 on: Aug 18, 2005 at 01:02 AM »
Don't you guys think its unfair that two teams have preteen kids while some teams are all-adult?

Not really. I mean, the parents knew what they were getting into when they signed up their preteens for the show. It was their choice to include them in their teams, knowing fully well that other teams would probably be older in composition.

And any parents who choose to place their preteen children in a reality show deserve whatever comes to them, IMHO.  ::)
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Re: The Amazing Race 8
« Reply #14 on: Aug 31, 2005 at 08:39 PM »
Studio 23's tentative schedule:

Premieres on Wednesday, September 21, 9AM, with a primetime replay at 7:30-8:20PM.
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Re: The Amazing Race 8: Family Edition
« Reply #15 on: Sep 17, 2005 at 08:22 AM »
studio 23 is already airing the promos

premieres on wednesday, september 28, 9am with replays on the same day at 7:30pm

unless the promo is a boo boo, they seem to have pushed it back a week. does anyone still plan to watch this??  ::)
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Re: The Amazing Race 8: Family Edition
« Reply #16 on: Sep 19, 2005 at 02:19 PM »
For anyone who still cares.... ;D TAR won its 3rd Emmy Award for Best Reality Show kanina. Talo na naman si Donald Trump (Apprentice).  ;D

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Re: The Amazing Race 8: Family Edition
« Reply #17 on: Sep 19, 2005 at 05:21 PM »
For anyone who still cares.... ;D TAR won its 3rd Emmy Award for Best Reality Show kanina. Talo na naman si Donald Trump (Apprentice).  ;D

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Re: The Amazing Race 8: Family Edition
« Reply #18 on: Sep 26, 2005 at 04:46 AM »
Thank God both TAR and Survivor are back! Hope this season would be as entertaining as Guatemala.
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Re: The Amazing Race 8: Family Edition
« Reply #19 on: Sep 26, 2005 at 11:20 AM »
this will be premiering this wednesday also, at AXN, the 2 hour premier....hmm, 8pm ata yun start  ;D

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Re: The Amazing Race 8: Family Edition
« Reply #20 on: Sep 28, 2005 at 12:31 PM »
One of the teams with kids got eliminated. They were not even able to leave the US. I have a feeling that the Italian family will get eliminated in the next pit stop.

I cannot help but root for Gaghan family. This family reminds me of the Incredibles.

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Re: The Amazing Race 8: Family Edition
« Reply #21 on: Sep 28, 2005 at 12:38 PM »
One of the teams with kids got eliminated. They were not even able to leave the US. I have a feeling that the Italian family will get eliminated in the next pit stop.

I cannot help but root for Gaghan family. This family reminds me of the Incredibles.

Bossing, mag-spoiler alert ka naman sa susunod para sa amin na Primetime telecast nakakapanood :)

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Re: The Amazing Race 8: Family Edition
« Reply #22 on: Sep 29, 2005 at 12:35 AM »
the paolo family is very entertaining to watch... dysfunctionality at it's best.  ;)

also... i think i read somewhere that they will not leave the united states at all this season.  ;)
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Re: The Amazing Race 8: Family Edition
« Reply #23 on: Sep 29, 2005 at 01:47 AM »
It'd be boring if they didn't leave Northern America.

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Re: The Amazing Race 8: Family Edition
« Reply #24 on: Sep 29, 2005 at 01:56 AM »
It'd be boring if they didn't leave Northern America.

i think it's a precaution they made since some of the contestants are not of legal age.  :-[

personally... i freaked at one of the tasks they had today. especially knowing that one of their family members died years ago in a similar (albeit more dangerous) incident.  :-X

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Re: The Amazing Race 8: Family Edition
« Reply #25 on: Sep 29, 2005 at 09:32 AM »
I like: the Gaghan family, the Weaver family and the Black family (too bad they were the first eliminated, they're the nicest).

I dislike the Paolo family but they are fun to watch. Hahaha!!!!

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Re: The Amazing Race 8: Family Edition
« Reply #26 on: Sep 29, 2005 at 09:37 AM »
I'm rooting for the Black family and they were the first to be eliminated. Iwas kinda hoping that Team number 9 on the pit stop would be eliminated.

I hate the look of disappointment on the Black kids' eyes. They have to face the reality of life at a young age-- FULL OF DISAPPOINTMENTS!

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Re: The Amazing Race 8: Family Edition
« Reply #27 on: Sep 29, 2005 at 10:13 AM »
I cannot help but root for Gaghan family. This family reminds me of the Incredibles.

I totally agree with the Incredibles comparison; I hope they make it to the final three. 8)

Love this family; the kids are probably the most adorable racers ever to join TAR. And they gave me one of the best TAR moments ever IMO, when they started singing "She's Coming Down The Mountain" as they passed the dumbstruck Aiellos in the buggys--that was priceless.  ;D
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Re: The Amazing Race 8: Family Edition
« Reply #28 on: Sep 29, 2005 at 10:36 AM »
"Different strokes for different folks" talaga. I had the opposite reaction to the kids singing. I had an urge to go up there and slap them silly. They come across as annoying little brats to me.

I love the Paolos. They're like JB on Pinoy BB - once you get rid of them, a large part of the entertainment value of the show will be gone. They need to stick around a while - dysfunctional is funny!

Okay, I know I'm being politically incorrect, but when Phil said "The Black family from Woodbridge, Virginia" and the camera panned to them in the back, I really burst out laughing. Too bad they were eliminated - now those were kids I liked.

Who do I think will win? I'm still following the old "alpha male" rule, so probably the Aiellos. But I haven't correctly picked a winner this early since TAR 2, so what do I know?  ::)
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Re: The Amazing Race 8: Family Edition
« Reply #29 on: Sep 29, 2005 at 07:24 PM »
the paolo family is very entertaining to watch... dysfunctionality at it's best.  ;)


Aaah, another one of those fighting, bickering, "can't- get-along" teams. Think of the Paolo family as two pairs of Jonathan & Victoria. Har har har!!!!  ;D ;D ;D
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