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Old 11-04-07, 06:47 AM
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The Amazing Race 12 *Season Premiere* -- "Donkeys Have Souls, Too" -- 11/04/07

"Donkeys Have Souls, Too"
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The premiere of the twelfth season of The Amazing Race begins with a new crop of eleven teams heading out on a race around the world for one-million dollars. Teams include a grandfather and grandson, a couple in trouble, blonde girls from Los Angeles, a father and daughter, a Goth couple, and a couple of lesbian ministers. The teams take off on their international journey from the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hill, CA.

First Aired: Sunday November 4, 2007
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During the All Star version last season, it was agreed upon that the TAR threads will no longer have the polls option because the polls became unintentional spoilers as to who will be finishing last in each episode. There were too many spoilers out in the web of the actual team outcomes. I suggest that we continue the trend of not including the polls this season too.
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The Teams:



Name: SHANA WALL

Occupation: Actress

Age: 32

Hometown: Los Angeles

Name: JENNIFER Mc CALL

Occupation: Legal Assistant

Age: 32

Hometown: Los Angeles

Relationship: FRIENDS

Don't let their good looks fool you - this all-female team is ready to do whatever it takes to bring home the $1 million prize. Shana and Jennifer met six years ago and have been friends ever since. These women are both very competitive and eager to become the first all-female team to win the Race.


Name: RACHEL ROSALES

Occupation: Florist/Store Owner

Age: 23

Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.

Name: TK ERWIN

Occupation: Substitute Teacher

Age: 22

Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.

Relationship: NEWLY DATING

This eccentric couple has only been dating for close to a year. Their mothers were friends while they were growing up in Huntington Beach, Calif., yet TK and Rachel had never really spent time together until recently. They always seem to be laughing and they're eager to put their carefree relationship to the test while dealing with the rigors of the Race.


Name: RONALD HSU

Occupation: VP of Sales

Age: 58

Hometown: Tacoma, Wash.

Name: CHRISTINA HSU

Occupation: Policy Analyst

Age: 26

Hometown: Washington, D.C. via Tacoma, Wash.

Relationship: FATHER/DAUGHTER

This father/daughter team is certain they can win the Race by relying on their intellect. Christina's main goal on the Race is to have her father, a self-proclaimed workaholic, stop and smell the roses for once in his life.


Name: DONALD JEROUSEK

Occupation: Retired

Age: 68

Hometown: Elkhorn, Wis.

Name: NICOLAS FULKS

Occupation: Pilot

Age: 23

Hometown: Originally from Chicago

Relationship: GRANDFATHER/ GRANDSON

Nicolas started his aviation career at the age of 17 at the University of Illinois and currently works as an airline pilot based out of San Juan. He describes himself as reliable, competitive and goofy. He describes his teammate as rough around the edges and not too accepting of people who go against his advice.
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Name: LORENA SEGURA

Occupation: Bartender

Age: 27

Hometown: Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Name: JASON WIDENER

Occupation: Wedding Videographer/Actor

Age: 33

Hometown: Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Relationship: DATING

This couple met at a bar over three years ago, quickly started dating, and have been trying to figure out if they really belong together even since. Lorena is from Puerto Rico and Jason hails from Arkansas ... and the cultural differences between them has often caused friction in their relationship. Both are running the Race to see if they have what it takes to withstand the pressures of traveling around the world in under 30 days.


Name: KYNT COTHRON (MALE)

Occupation: Waiter/Hair Salon Receptionist

Age: 31

Hometown: Louisville, Ky.

Name: VYXSIN FIALA (FEMALE)

Occupation: Waiter/Hair Salon Receptionist

Age: 29

Hometown: Louisville, Ky.

Relationship: DATING GOTHS

Representing the "Goth" community in Louisville has embedded a strong sense of "us against the world" mentality in these two Racers. Therefore, don't look for them to fall apart when the chips are down - a trait that will undoubtedly be tested on the Race.


Name: KATE LEWIS

Occupation: Episcopal Clergy

Age: 49

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Name: PAT HENDRICKSON

Occupation: Ordained Deacon

Age: 65

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Relationship: MARRIED MINISTERS

These lesbian Episcopal ministers dated for seven years before tying the knot three years ago. Kate and Pat are ready for the adventure of lifetime - but don't let the collars fool you - they can play dirty too.


Name: AZARIA AZENE (BROTHER)

Occupation: Facilities Engineer

Age: 27

Hometown: New Orleans

Name: HENDEKEA AZENE (SISTER)

Occupation: Aerospace Engineer

Age: 23

Hometown: Torrance, Calif.

Relationship: BROTHER/SISTER

This brother sister team has all the intelligence, wits and skills to win the Race. Although their personality differences could be the X factor. She describes him as confrontational and emotional, while he describes her as irrational. Both are worried that the big brother/little sister power struggle will rear its ugly head on the Race.
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Name: JENNIFER PARKER

Occupation: Student

Age: 23

Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.

Name: NATHAN HAGSTROM

Occupation: Volleyball coach

Age: 24

Hometown: Fountain Valley, Calif.

Relationship: DATING

This athletic couple first met in college while living together with other friends. Both admit they couldn't stand each other at first, but soon grew closer and started dating. Each will tell you that they are soul mates, yet they drive each other crazy.


Name: ARI BONIAS

Occupation: Waiter

Age: 21

Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.

Name: STAELLA GIANAKAKOS

Occupation: Restaurant Manager

Age: 23

Hometown: Fountain Valley, Calif.

Relationship: BEST FRIENDS

These fun-loving friends are all about having a good time. They hope their laid back approach to the Race will result in the $1 million prize. Ari is not afraid to speak his mind, while Staella is prepared to flirt her way to the front of the pack.


Name: MARIANNA RUIZ

Occupation: Art Gallery Manager

Age: 25

Hometown: Miami, now residing in Los Angeles

Name: JULIA RUIZ

Occupation: Office Production Assistant

Age: 26

Hometown: Miami, now residing in Los Angeles

Relationship: SISTERS

These feisty sisters describe themselves as best friends and worst enemies, but they're convinced they'll make for an unbeatable team. Julia serves as the problem solver while Marianna is the athlete. Both are super competitive.
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Team Blonde Hotness
Team Tramp Stamp
Team Jennifer Parker and some dude
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8 / 11 teams from SoCal. It's too bad they're not adding any regional diversity to the game this time around (but then again, other than 1 or 2 teams a season, have they ever?)
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Ha Ha, love how they put (male) (female) after the names on the goth teams. Glad its back on, it didnt seem like Sunday night without it!
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Looks like a good group. Four teams of people dating - Yeah! History shows that those are usually the teams that blow up... Blow up REAL GOOD!
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Awesome. Knew the season had been moved up but didn't realize it started tonight.

Has anyone else heard or seen confirmed anywhere that this is the last season of TAR?
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Glad that it starts early. Now I can actually watch it before I go to bed.
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Don't forget that CBS has football on Sundays, so be sure to pad your recording time until the end of the football season. That's particularly true this week, since the biggest regular season game of the year is scheduled to end right before 60 Minutes -- it would not surprise me at all if they spend more time than usual in post-game analysis.
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I expect an overrun as well. Going to have to set up the full season with a 30 to 60 minute overrun.
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CBS put up an appplication for The Amazing Race 13, so I assume another season has been green lighted. Maybe due to the writer's strike they need another season to fill programming in the spring.
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I should apply, but I don't live in SoCal
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Nice job on the preview LorenzoL

I will reserve my judgment on the teams until about 15 minutes in

Should be on time here(Canada) on CTV.
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Hopefully the ratings will get a nice boost...CBS is promoting the crap out of TAR during what will probably be one of the highest-rated regular season games of all time.
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Team Tramp Stamp
That's no tramp stamp, that's a damn tramp billboard!
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Going for the hot sister team and I guess the bro sis team.

Im also going for the fruity pebble goths to get hit by a truck!
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Tramp mural?
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The first episode hasn't aired yet and I'm already hoping the "Goth" team goes out early.

I seem to always root for the father/daughter teams (although I'm neither a father nor a daughter). I think it started with Gus and Hera. So anyhow, I'm hoping the Hsu team does well.



And the hot blondes.
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I'm taking bets on how many eye candy comments this thread will get for its first ep. I place my chips on 14.
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Does this count?
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Rooting for Nathan and TK since we all went to the same HS at the same time. (Nathan 1 year ahead, TK same year)


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