CBS orders 8th, 9th installments of 'The Amazing Race'

MUMBAI: US broadcaster CBS has ordered the eighth and ninth installments of the reality show The Amazing Race.

The Emmy winning adventure reality series pits teams against one another in a race around the world for a $1 million prize. In India the show airs on AXN.

In a format twist the eight edition will be all-family. Teams will be expanded to four members from two, and all teams will be comprised exclusively of family members. Teams could be traditional families (mom, dad and two kids), blended families (newly married with step siblings), four sisters, four brothers, multi-generational (grandparents and grandchildren) or engaged couples with in-laws-to-be etc.

Families who think they have the stamina, wits and teamwork skills to compete in this heart-pounding adventure can find applications on All children participating must be 12 years of age or older. No prior travel experience is necessary.

The show's executive producer Bertram van Munster said, "Everyone can relate to family travel, the camaraderie, the emotion and even the conflict. We are looking for families who want to turn this familiar concept into an adventure that will take them to some amazing places while discovering a lot about their family dynamic and human spirit."

The ninth edition will return to the series regular format in which teams must have a unique and a prior relationship with their teammate, but need not be related. The seventh edition of the series kicks off on 1 March on CBS.

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