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Old 04-05-19, 10:46 PM
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The Amazing Race Season 31 Premieres Wednesday April 17th at 9/8c

This was unexpected. Season 31 will premiere in 12 days. This will be an "All Star" season with teams made up of former Amazing Race, Survivor and Big Brother contestants.



The teams are:
Art Velez (49) and John James “JJ” Carrell (49)
Friends from Temecula and San Marcos, Calif.
Previous season: The Amazing Race 20

Colin Guinn (38) and Christie Woods (40)
Life Partners from Austin, Texas
Previous season: The Amazing Race 5

Becca Droz (28) and Floyd Pierce (23)
Friends from Boulder and Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Previous season: The Amazing Race 29

Leo Temory (31) and Jamal Zadran (30)
Cousins from Pasadena, Calif. and Houston, Texas
Previous seasons: The Amazing Race 23 and The Amazing Race: All-Stars

Tyler Oakley (31) and Korey Kuhl (33)
Friends from Los Angeles and San Francisco
Previous season: The Amazing Race 28

Chris Hammons (40) and Bret Labelle (44)
Friends from Moore, Okla. and Dedham, Mass.
Previous season: Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X

Corinne Kaplan (39) and Eliza Orlins (35)
Friends from Denver, Colo. and New York
Previous seasons: Survivor: Gabon and Survivor: Caramoan (Corinne); Survivor: Vanuatu and Survivor: Micronesia (Eliza)

Rupert (54) and Laura (49) Boneham
Married from Indianapolis, Ind.
Previous seasons: Survivor: Pearl Islands, Survivor: All-Stars, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, and Survivor: Blood vs. Water (Rupert); Survivor: Blood vs. Water (Laura)

Janelle Pierzina (38) and Britney Haynes (30)
Friends from Lakeville, Minn. and Tulsa, Okla.
Previous seasons: Big Brother 6, Big Brother All-Stars and Big Brother 14 (Janelle); Big Brother 12 and Big Brother 14 (Britney)

Rachel Reilly (34) and Elissa Slater (32)
Sisters from Van Nuys, Calif. and Las Vegas, Nev.
Previous Seasons: Big Brother 12, winner Big Brother 13, The Amazing Race 20 and The Amazing Race: All-Stars (Rachel); Big Brother 15 (Elissa)

Nicole Franzel (26) and Victor Arroyo (28)
Dating from Ubly, Mich.
Previous seasons: Big Brother 16, winner of Big Brother 18 (Nicole); Big Brother 18 (Victor)


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Sweet!

Haven’t seen Survivor since probably 2005, so I only recognize Rupert.

Never watched Big Brother

I saw a little bit of Million Dollar Mile and fast forwarded a lot of it. Hated it. While watching it, I was wondering why this was picked over Amazing Race for a spring time slot.

I’m glad someone at CBS finally came to their senses and chose the good old, trusty Amazing Race!

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I hope Colin doesn't get another broken ox this time.

I also hope Rupert gets eliminated first.
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I really miss this twice a year.
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I'm a fan of all three shows, AR being my favorite, and cannot wait for this!!
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I don't watch Big Brother or Survivor, but I have been pleasantly surprised by how much I usually like the ones that end up on Amazing Race.
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Why do they think Rupert is popular with viewers???
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Re: The Amazing Race Season 31 Premieres Wednesday April 17th at 9/8c

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Why do they think Rupert is popular with viewers???
He was a fan favorite during his first Survivor season, but his popularity has worn off. He and his wife were the last team picked in our Amazing Race game.
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Re: The Amazing Race Season 31 Premieres Wednesday April 17th at 9/8c

Good Lord, it's now been 16 years since we were first introduced to Rupert.

Granted I liked him the 1st time around, but got really tired of his schtick and the fact that he appeared on 5 seasons.
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I didn't think anyone could be more annoying than Rachel, but her sister proved me wrong. Must be a family trait.
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I didn't think anyone could be more annoying than Rachel, but her sister proved me wrong. Must be a family trait.
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Good, fun start. Glad it’s back.

I’ll be rooting for Rachel and Elissa. I at least want one of the people on the team to be familiar with the Race. And Rachel reminds me of one of my managers at work, so how can I not root for her? Haha

I didn’t recognize Torey during the intro, and then I remembered I skipped the “social media celebrities” season out of protest. F that season.
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Leave it to the one team that I didn't really remember anything about to give us at least one more week with Rupert. Thanks Art and JJ.

Fun to watch Corinne and Eliza decide to lean into being the villains.
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The whole digging in the sand at the beginning was a waste of time, not only were they all on the same flight, they all were on the same bus. There was no advantage to finding the clue first.
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Leave it to the one team that I didn't really remember anything about to give us at least one more week with Rupert. Thanks Art and JJ.

Fun to watch Corinne and Eliza decide to lean into being the villains.
I couldn't remember Corinne until they showed her epic burn. They instantly became my favorite team because they embraced being catty villains. I hope they're around for a long time.
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Why am I not surprised Corinne and Eliza are still single?
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I only know Corinne from her Survivor years, but I've halfway followed Eliza (on twitter and the like) for a while. She's a public defender in NYC. You really don't do a job like that for fame or fortune.
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Fun start, thought rupert was a goner, 16 years since survivor, yikes....

man that was an embarrassing way to exit week 1...
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Episode 2 reaction:

Intense leg in Laos. I do like the animal-related ones, since they are unpredictable. And anyone has a chance to catch up.

I have a friend that is Laotian, so it was also cool to see her home country.

Rachel and Elissa still in it!
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So glad Rupert is out. His voice is grating, and I hated how Probst loved him so much, he kept bringing back Rupert. Ugh
The elephant challenge looked awesome! I do love the Afghanimals and loved how they tricked Nicole. She's so stupid! I'm really liking Victor, though he wasn't a favorite on Big Brother.
I kind of like Rachel and her sister. She showed a glimpse of how much a cry baby she is during the fish/duck challenge. It'll be great when she explodes on her sister.
So glad this show is back!
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Glad to see Rupert gone quickly. I expect the picking off of the low hanging fruit to continue...look for Chris and Brett to keep the other teams comfy until the next mat elimination. Then the real race can begin.
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I think Chris is strong, but Brett will cost him; same thing with Janelle and Britney. It's weird seeing zen Colin. I'm remembering why I grew to really dislike Tyler and Corey during their first season.

Ha Ha Rupert.
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I really liked the elephant riding challenge. The shots of it looked amazing. It's crazy that both U-turned teams survived, but Team Fun was lucky that Rupert's elephant was broken.
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Re: The Amazing Race Season 31 Premieres Wednesday April 17th at 9/8c

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I really liked the elephant riding challenge. The shots of it looked amazing. It's crazy that both U-turned teams survived, but Team Fun was lucky that Rupert's elephant was broken.
I wouldn't blame the elephant. The moment Rupert said "I'll do it", I knew which team would come in last.

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