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    'The Amazing Race'
    Cody and Jessica Inspire
    All 'Big Brother' Alum Edition!!!
    5/4/2018 12:40 AM PDT
    "The Amazing Race" winners Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf -- who previously met and became a couple on "Big Brother" -- may have led CBS to strike while the iron's hot ... and feature an all-'BB' cast for an upcoming season.

    Sources close to production of 'Amazing Race' tell TMZ ... the show reached out to several past "Big Brother" houseguests and has locked down its list of competitors for the new season, which will begin filming soon.

    We're told the all-"Big Brother" edition of 'Amazing Race' will feature at least one past 'BB' winner, but several other popular winners declined for family or career reasons. Still, we're told CBS is happy with the final cast ... and they're ready to race around the world.

    Our sources say the idea for the "Big Brother"-themed season of 'Amazing Race' came from the success of season 30, which saw former 'BB' stars Cody and Jessica dominate.

    We're told the couple most likely won't be returning for the 'BB' edition to try to win again, but we broke the story -- they're engaged now ... so they probably have their hands full anyway.

    Source: TMZ

    Thanks to BBU Member Lynette for the heads up about this story.

  • #2
    This will combine two favorite shows! Can’t wait to watch this, especially here with BBU friends!


    • #3
      'The Amazing Race' Caleb Reynolds & Rachel Reilly Packing For 'Big Brother' Edition

      5/9/2018 12:30 AM PDT

      'The Amazing Race' and 'Big Brother' Mash-Up Includes Caleb Reynolds & Rachel Reilly


      "Big Brother" alums Caleb Reynolds and Rachel Reillyare taking their backstabbing and bitching to the road ... TMZ has learned they're among the former houseguests who've signed on for the new season of "The Amazing Race."
      As we previously reported, the show got some inspo from last season's winners -- Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf -- who previously met and became a couple on "Big Brother," so production decided to pool contestants from past seasons of "Big Brother" for the new season.
      Caleb, who's also known as Beast Mode Cowboy, appeared on season 16 of "Big Brother". He was also on Seasons 32 and 34 of "Survivor," so he's got some good experience for the around-the-world trek.
      As for Rachel ... she's one to watch, too, after appearing on Season 12 of "Big Brother", and then winning Season 13 during which she met now-husband Brendon Villegas. Brenchel then went on to come in third place on 'Amazing Race 20' and 'All-Stars.'
      No word if Brendon is Rachel's partner this time around, but we wouldn't put it past them.

      Source: TMZ

      Thanks again, Lynette!


      • #4
        ‘The Amazing Race’ Season 31 Cast: ‘Big Brother’ Winners, ‘Survivor’ Players Racing

        Sharon Tharp
        May 18, 2018

        CBS is keeping things in the family for the next season of The Amazing Race by casting all former reality TV stars from the network. Multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly that past Big Brother and Survivor players have been contacted, and while the list of racers is still being finalized, there are several familiar faces in the mix.

        Potential teams include Dan Gheesling (winner, BB10 and runner-up, BB14) and Jessie Godderz (BB10 and 11); Janelle Pierzina (BB6, 7 and 14) and Britney Haynes (BB12 and 14); Frank Eudy (BB14 and 18) and Ian Terry (winner, BB14); Caleb Reynolds (BB16, Survivor 32 and 34) and Tai Trang (Survivor 32 and 34); Rachel Reilly (BB12 and winner, BB13) and Elissa Slater (BB15); Corey Brooks (BB18) and James Huling (BB17 and 18); Nicole Franzel (BB16 and winner, BB18) and Victor Arroyo (BB18); and Da’Vonne Rogers (BB17 and 18) and Bridgette Dunning (BB18). According to sources close to production, CBS was hoping to land the two other biggest names in the Big Brother franchise in winners Dr. Will Kirby and Derrick Levasseur, but both declined, which may explain the excess of recycled players from more recent seasons. Ariana Grande’s brother Frankie, who competed during season 16, also turned down the offer, according to one insider.

        The network is still putting the pieces together, so should some bigger players change their minds and agree to race, names could be bumped and teams could be switched up. There will also likely be more Survivor teams in the mix and possibly stars from other shows too. However, sources confirm Haynes and Pierzina, Reynolds and Trang, and Brooks and Huling are all pretty much locked in.

        Meanwhile, Gheesling, who — despite fan pleas — has repeatedly insisted he’s no longer interested in reality TV, is still up in the air, according to two of our sources.

        Last season of TAR, Jessica Graf and Cody Nickson, who met during season 19 of Big Brother last summer and are currently engaged, came in first place and took home the million-dollar prize. The network saw a ratings boost with the finale from 3.9 million total viewers and 0.8 in the demo the previous year to 4.3 million and 0.9 this past February.

        The Amazing Race season 31 starts filming in early June.

        Source: US Magazine


        • #5
          The Amazing Race'
          Shocking Cuts Made to All 'Big Bro' Edition

          6/2/2018 12:20 AM PDT
          'The Amazing Race' Makes Shocking Final Cuts for 'Big Brother' Edition


          Die-hard "Big Brother" fans might not be happy about this -- "The Amazing Race" just made some huge last-minute cuts to its upcoming all-BB edition ... including winners and fan favorites.

          Our 'TAR' sources tell us ... America's Favorite Houseguest on Season 17, James Huling, and Season 18's Corey Brooks will no longer be partnering up on 'TAR' because CBS called them Thursday night to inform them they've been axed.
          Caleb Reynolds, aka Beast Mode Cowboy, was also told he's no longer wanted for the upcoming season, and perhaps most shockingly ... former enemies turned friends -- Josh Martinez and Paul Abrahamian -- also got dropped from the cast.
          We're told the news came as a huge surprise to the 'BB' alums because they'd all gone through the interview process and thought they were set ... but production just told them they are moving in a different direction.
          On the bright side ... we've learned BB14 winner Ian Terry's been added to the cast, Rachel Reilly's still in and will team up with her sister Elissa, and past stars Da'Vonne Rogers and Bridgette Dunning will be a duo.
          We reached out to CBS to get some more feedback on their decisions, and were told the network has "a new casting twist for the next edition of The Amazing Race that will be announced shortly."

          Source: TMZ

          Thanks for the heads-up about the story to @Lynette


          • #6
            Ok, so looks like it's NOT an all "Big Brother" alum race... it's Big Brother vs. Survivor vs. The Amazing Race (if this is the actual final and correct information):

            The Amazing Race 31 cast has been revealed. The Amazing Race started filming today and the three confirmed Big Brother Teams are Britney and Janelle, Rachel and Elissa and Nicole and Victor. We’re so excited for all the Big Brother Teams and can’t wait for #TAR31 .
            There will be three Big Brother teams in total taking on three duos from Survivor and five from The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 31 is currently filming and is rumoured to air in early 2019.

            Source: Big Brother Access

            Thanks to Lynette for the heads up.


            • #7
              Season Preview! The new season premieres Wednesday, April 17, 2019!!!
              Are you ready for a race? It's the first ever reality showdown between contestants from Survivor, Big Brother, and Amazing Race. The Amazing Race premieres Wednesday, April 17. Only CBS


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