In the late part of 2005, CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment released two season sets from the popular reality show, The Amazing Race
, on DVD: The 1st Season
and also The 7th Season
(which had aired earlier that year). Since then, however, there's been no further DVD sets, even though ten more contests have aired since that time. It seemed that the show's TV-DVD route had hit a roadblock!
Now, however, it looks like CBS is going to continue the home video releases, by taking the same detour that Survivor
, another popular reality show, has done: an Amazon.com listing shows that The Amazing Race - The 2nd Season
may be coming to DVD as a manufacture-on-demand (MOD) product, using Amazon's CreateSpace program to do it. Amazon's entry (see button link below) is very sparse right now, and it is NOT taking pre-orders at the time of this writing.
As a result, we're not able to guarantee anything is for-certain coming, but it likely is since the listing shows a running time (569 minutes), a studio-provided description (quoted just below), and package art which is not loaded by a customer (displayed at the bottom). That's looks pretty good to us! Stay tuned, and we'll keep an eye on this and fill you in once any further updates occur, or if we hear anything from the studio or any other reliable sources. Our thanks to reader Justin G for the heads-up about this!
In the second season of The Amazing Race, eleven teams featuring a cast of twins, a mother & daughter duo, siblings, grandmothers, pastors, and childhood friends are thrown into a global race. The race travels 52,000 miles in 28 days, spanning 5 continents and 8 different countries. The new countries are Brazil, Namibia, Australia and New Zealand. Also, South America and Oceania are visited for the first time in the second installment of the series.