The Amazing Race Season 34 Season 08 Description
- Prize: Expedia reward points for a five-night trip for two to Bangkok, Thailand (awarded to Derek & Claire)
- Eliminated: Quinton & Mattie
- Toulouse (Stade Toulousain)
- Toulouse (Couvent des Jacobins)
- Toulouse (Place Saint-Sernin or Promenade du Docteur Charles Rose)
- Toulouse (Canal de Brienne – Pays d’Oc)
- In this leg’s Roadblock, one team member had to perform a rugby training drill and then complete a drop kick in order to receive their next clue.
- This leg’s Detour was a choice between Say Six or Lay Bricks. In Say Six, teams had to find three poets, who each displayed and recited two verses of the French poem, “Demain dès l’aube” by Victor Hugo. Teams then had to recite the poem to a judge in order to receive their next clue. In Lay Bricks, teams had to lay bricks in order to recreate a sidewalk pattern and receive their next clue.
- Additional notes
- Teams departed from Panorama in three groups of two teams. Starting from 8:00 a.m., the groups departed in 15-minute intervals.
- At the Couvent des Jacobins, teams had to find a musician playing a French horn with their next clue.
The Amazing Race Show Description
The Amazing Race is an American adventure reality game show in which 11 or 12 teams of two race around the world (except the Family edition which featured 10 teams of four). The race is split into legs, with each leg requiring teams to deduce clues, navigate themselves in foreign areas, interact with locals, perform physical and mental challenges, and travel by airplane, boat, taxi, and other public transportation options on a limited budget provided by the show. Teams are progressively eliminated at the end of most legs, while the first team to arrive at the end of the final leg wins the grand prize of US$1 million. As the original version of the Amazing Race franchise, the CBS program has been running since September 2001. Numerous international versions have been developed following the same core structure, while the American version is also broadcast to several other countries.
The show was created by Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster, who, along with Jonathan Littman, serve as executive producers. The show is produced by Earthview Inc. (headed by Doganieri and van Munster), Jerry Bruckheimer Television for CBS Studios and ABC Signature (divisions of ViacomCBS and The Walt Disney Company, respectively). The series has been hosted by veteran New Zealand television personality Phil Keoghan since its inception.
Since the inception of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program in 2003, The Amazing Race has won it ten out of fifteen times; the show has also won other awards and commendations. Although it has moved around several prime time slots since its inception, the program has averaged about 10 million viewers per season.
The series was renewed for a 33rd season, but filming on the season was suspended in February 2020 after three episodes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With new COVID-19 precautions in place, the race completed filming from September to October 2021, and is set to premiere on January 5, 2022