‘The Amazing Race 7’ To Arrive Quickly

CBS is wasting no time capitalizing on the popularity of ‘The Amazing Race’ – popularity that took five seasons to establish. The third edition of the program in less than a year will arrive on Tuesday, March 1st with a special two hour premiere – only three weeks after the scheduled finale of the currently airing ‘The Amazing Race 6’. Also almost confirmed is this season’s reality celebrity team – Rob Mariano and Amber Brkich, the engaged sweethearts from ‘Survivor: All Stars’.

The quick scheduling turnover is an about face from the words of CBS prior to the launch of ‘The Amazing Race 6′, when the launch date was postponed “to let the audience breathe a little before we bring the show back.” At the time CBS’ Vice President Kelly Kahl had told Variety “we’ve seen (evidence) that it really helps to put a little space between one version and the next.” It would appear network President Nina Tassler overruled these thoughts, choosing instead to capitalize on the big ratings the current program is pulling down.