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OFFLINE   TJ. #1

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 01:45 PM

The Seven Network has purchased the international format rights to the highly successful reality adventure series, The Amazing Race.

http://www.mediaspy....race-australia/

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 01:49 PM

Well here we go... It's certainly been a long time coming.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 01:52 PM

That is great news. However, hopefully this does not mean they will stop showing the US version in primetime, like what they did with Beauty & the Geek.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 01:55 PM

I would like to see a consistant slot where at the beginning of the year they show the US Sept version then after that Australian version and then then Jan US version after our one, or something like that.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 01:56 PM

hopefully this does not mean they will stop showing the US version in primetime, like what they did with Beauty & the Geek.

Beauty & The Geek US is currently airing at 7.30 - which is prime-time.

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OFFLINE   tv guy2 #6

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:19 PM

Beauty & The Geek US is currently airing at 7.30 - which is prime-time.

I meant on the main channel. I think the US version use to air at 9:30 a few years ago.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:26 PM

I meant on the main channel. I think the US version use to air at 9:30 a few years ago.

Something like that towards the start of the series. It was at 10.30 for quite a while too.

Anyway, back to TARA...

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:31 PM

Who are the sources of this news?
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:35 PM

Who are the sources of this news?

The Spy Report article states the Herald Sun as the report source.

Edited by cpandilo, 19 July 2010 - 02:36 PM.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:46 PM

TSR
A presenter for the show hasn’t been settled on yet, however, there is speculation that Phil Keoghan will be involved. The Emmy award-winning New Zealand television personality has hosted the original American series since its inception.


With only one season of TAR ordered by CBS over 2010/2011 (down from two), I wouldn't be surprised if Phil hosted the Australian version.

Should be good as long as Seven don't go cheap on it.

Edited by seanie, 19 July 2010 - 02:48 PM.


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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:52 PM

I would prefer to see another series of The Mole, but I will definitely watch either way.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 02:58 PM

Looking through herald sun now, can't see anything on it.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:00 PM

Hopefully it will work out.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:03 PM

Its good to hear but hoping the keep showing the US version. Amazing race US version is currently airing on 7two at 6pm

Edited by Sallygirl, 19 July 2010 - 03:05 PM.


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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:04 PM

Looking through herald sun now, can't see anything on it.

Why, you think we are just making these stories up?

It was reported over the weekend, except no sources have since picked-up the story. Strangely, it wasn't published online either.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:28 PM

I would prefer to see another series of The Mole, but I will definitely watch either way.


Another series of The Mole? Oh, yes please. Been recording the most recent australian series which was being replayed at midnight on the main channel and was thinking that they really should do another series of that. It's been five years since the last one so as long as they get interesting people, I'm sure audiences will be interested.

I think reality shows could be the way to plug up Seven's Thursday disaster. If we remember last year, Beauty and the Geek almost got up to 1.3 I think, which for a Thursday night (with the exception of Masterchef and Glee) is pretty good. So I think Seven could make that Thursday 8:30 slot a reality show timeslot all year round (10 weeks of The Mole, 10 weeks of Beauty and the Geek, 10 weeks of The Amazing Race: Australia and 10 weeks of The Amazing Race: US). That would be brilliant.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 04:09 PM

With only one season of TAR ordered by CBS over 2010/2011 (down from two), I wouldn't be surprised if Phil hosted the Australian version.

Hopefully he does host the local version.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 04:30 PM

agree, phil would be great hosting the aus version especially if the aus version was followed by the us version

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 04:41 PM

i was going to mention this last night
but i forgot
i found out last night that there is a wikipedia page
this series will rock

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 05:08 PM

Great news. But can Aussie contestants be as stupid/ignorant/annoying as Americans? ;)