Time for another long break, “Race” fans. Season 32 of “The Amazing Race” will debut midseason next year, CBS announced Wednesday.
This isn’t really surprising as “Race” has been a midseason replacement since the 29th season in 2017, being reduced to one season a year. A time slot and premiere date will be announced at a later time.
The good news for fans is that Season 32 has already been filmed, having shot last fall, so it’s basically ready to go if any of CBS’ new fall shows don’t work out. “Race” has been called up to bat to pinch hit before (sorry for all the baseball metaphors): Season 29 replaced the low-rated “Training Day” in the Thursdays-at-10 slot — definitely a weird hour for a family-friendly show like “Race” — and the current 31st season was originally slotted to debut Wednesday, May 22, nearly a year after it filmed, but it moved up to Wednesday, April 17 after “Million Dollar Mile” flopped.
Season 30 bridged the gap between “Survivor” seasons in January and February 2018 in the Wednesdays-at-8 slot, where it performed very well. Many expected CBS to deploy the same method this season, but “Race” was held to the spring. It’s now leading out of “Survivor,” which is apt since Season 31 is a reality showdown between “Race,” “Survivor” and “Big Brother” alums.
“Race” is off this week for the “Survivor” finale. It will return next week with two episodes in “Survivor”‘s 8/7c time slot.
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