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The Amazing Race 29 is the twenty-ninth installment of the reality television show, The Amazing Race.

Development

For the first time since 2003, a new season did not air at all during the fall television season. Initially the season was to start airing on April 21, 2017, with a two-hour season premiere[2] in its regular timeslot of Fridays 8 pm., but was bumped up to March 30, 2017 due to low ratings for Training Day.[3] As a result, the season also moved to the a timeslot of Thursdays, 10 pm.

Filming began on June 10, 2016[4] and ended on July 2, 2016.[5]

Unlike previous seasons, a group of complete strangers will be competing. As such, the teams were determined by first impressions and a school-yard pick after a pre-race challenge.[6]

Teams

Brooke & Scott
 1st place 
Brooke & Scott
#TeamBrookeandScott
Tara & Joey
 2nd place 
Tara & Joey
#TeamMomandDad
London & Logan
 3rd place 
London & Logan
#TeamLoLo
Matt & Redmond
 4th place 
Matt & Redmond
#TheBoys
Becca & Floyd
 5th place 
Becca & Floyd
#TeamFun
Liz & Michael
 6th place 
Liz & Michael
#TeamLizAndMike
Vanck & Ashton
 7th place 
Vanck & Ashton
#TeamVanckandAshton
Shamir & Sara
 8th place 
Shamir & Sara
#TheSandSExpress
Seth & Olive
 9th place 
Seth & Olive
#TeamAmerica
Jessie & Francesca
 10th place 
Jessie & Francesca
#SwoleSisters
Kevin & Jenn
 11th place 
Kevin & Jenn
#LongHairDontCare

Episodes

Episode Air Date Leg Destination[7] First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(millions)
Ratings/Share
(18-49)
1 "We're Coming for You, Phil!" March 30, 2017 1 United States → Panama Seth & Olive Kevin & Jenn 1st Eliminated
11th Place
4.30[8] 0.9/3[8]
2 "Scared Spitless" April 6, 2017 2 Panama → Brazil Liz & Michael Jessie & Francesca 2nd Eliminated
10th Place
3.99[9] 0.9/4[9]
3 "Bucket List Type Stuff" April 13, 2017 3 Brazil → Tanzania Liz & Michael Seth & Olive 3rd Eliminated
9th Place
4.18[10] 0.8/3[10]
4 "Another One Bites the Dust" April 20, 2017 4 Tanzania Tara & Joey Shamir & Sara 4th Eliminated
8th Place
4.40[11] 0.9/4[11]
5 "Have Faith in Me, Broski" 5 Tanzania → Norway Tara & Joey Liz & Michael Ordered to
Continue Racing
3.84[11] 0.8/3[11]
6 "Double U-Turn Ahead" April 27, 2017 6 Norway → Italy Becca & Floyd Vanck & Ashton 5th Eliminated
7th Place
3.80[12] 0.7/3[12]
7 "Have Fun and Get It Done" May 4, 2017 7 Italy Matt & Redmond Liz & Michael Non-Elimination
Leg
4.01[13] 0.9/4[13]
8 "Good Job, Donkey" May 11, 2017 8 Italy → Greece Tara & Joey Liz & Michael 6th Eliminated
6th Place
4.04[14] 0.9/3[14]
9 "I Thought We Were Playing It Nice" May 18, 2017 9 Greece → Vietnam Becca & Floyd  Tara & Joey Non-Elimination
Leg
4.42[15] 0.9/4[15]
10 "Riding a Bike Is Like Riding a Bike" 10 Vietnam Matt & Redmond Becca & Floyd 7th Eliminated
5th Place
3.86[15] 0.8/3[15]
11 "As Easy as Stacking Cups" May 25, 2017 11 Vietnam → South Korea Brooke & Scott Matt & Redmond 8th Eliminated
4th Place
3.63[16] 0.6/3[16]
12 "We're Going to Victory Lane" June 1, 2017 12 South Korea → United States Brooke & Scott London & Logan 3rd Place 3.88[17] 0.7/3[17]
Tara & Joey 2nd Place

Leaderboard

Place Team Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Leg 5 Leg 6 Leg 7 Leg 8 Leg 9 Leg 10 Leg 11 Leg 12 Average Roadblock
1 Brooke & Scott 4 6 6 7 6 5 4 3 4 2 1 1 4.08 5-6
2 Tara & Joey 6 7 2 1 1 3 3 1 5 3 3 2 3.08 5-6
3 London & Logan 8 8 5 5 5 6 5 4 3 4 2 3 4.83 6-5
4 Matt & Redmond 3 3 4 4 2 2 1 2 2 1 4 2.55 6-5
5 Becca & Floyd 2 5 8 2 3 1 2 5 1 5 3.40 4-4
6 Liz & Michael 10 1 1 3 7 4 6 6 4.75 4-3
7 Vanck & Ashton 7 2 3 6 4 7 4.83 3-2
8 Shamir & Sara 5 9 7 8 7.25 2-1
9 Seth & Olive 1 4 9 4.67 1-1
10 Jessie & Francesca 9 10 9.50 0-1
11 Kevin & Jenn 11 11.00 0-0
Notes [1][2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Legend:
     The team keep racing
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg or keep racing on a No-Rest Leg.
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist

Notes:
1: Due to a storm at the site of the Detour, several teams still performing the Detour received time credits. Time credits given to Tara & Joey and Vanck & Ashton pushed London & Logan from 6th to 8th. This went unaired.[18]
2: Kevin & Jenn initially arrived in 10th, but received a 2-hour penalty for failing to complete the Detour before it was closed down due to safety concerns. Liz & Michael, the only trailing team, checked in before the penalty elapsed, dropping Kevin & Jenn to last and eliminating them.
3: Becca & Floyd initially arrived 5th, but discovered after being checked in at the mat that they were missing Floyd's passport. They were told that they could not be checked in unless they had their travel documents, and backtracked to find it. They were able to find Floyd's passport, and were officially checked in 8th.
4: Shamir was unable to complete the Roadblock as the other teams had already checked in at the Pit Stop. Host Phil Keoghan went to the Roadblock location to inform Shamir & Sara of their elimination.
5: Leg 5 had no mandatory rest period between legs, and all teams were ordered to continue racing. The team who checked in last on this leg did not face a Speed Bump in the next leg.
6: Becca & Floyd U-Turned Liz & Michael, who had already passed the U-Turn point and were therefore unaffected by it.
7: Becca & Floyd received a 10-minute penalty for speeding. They elected to serve it on the racecourse, and was left unaired as it did not affect their placement.[19]
8: On the way to Đền Thái Vi – Bến Thành, Floyd became dizzy due to fatigue from the Roadblock, and medics were called out to their location. Long after all the other teams checked in, Phil came out to Becca & Floyd's location to eliminate them.

Trivia

US

Reception

  • Simon Alvarez at The Inquistir (12/08/2016): "How Season 29 could make make TAR great again"
  • Jessica Carter at CarterMatt.com (12/23/2016): "As The Amazing Race 29 wait continues, so let's profile five (early-season) teams who need to return"
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (03/28/2017): "Keoghan Reveals Why It Was Time for an All-Strangers Season"
  • Kevin Jacobsen at Inquisitr (04/11/2017): "Amazing Race ratings slipping, in danger of cancellation?"
  • Ken Tucker at Yahoo! TV (05/04/2017): " Has The Amazing Race Lost Its Way For Good?"
  • Michael Schneider at IndieWire (05/31/2017): "Host Phil Keoghan on Job Hazards: Too Much Sun and Sensory Overload"
  • Andy Dehnart at realityblurred (06/01/2017): "Why Amazing Race 29 ends as a refreshed—and renewed—show"

Gallery

Videos

References

  1. http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/the-amazing-race-and-survivor-game-changers-finale-dates-announced-by-cbs-21724.php
  2. http://www.cbs.com/recommended/news/1006217/cbs-midseason-premieres-ransom-training-day-doubt/
  3. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/cbs-sends-training-day-saturdays-amazing-race-returning-early-985336
  4. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/amazing-races-phil-keoghan-close-903045
  5. http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chicagoinc/ct-the-amazing-race-filming-in-chicago-20160703-story.html
  6. http://www.tvguide.com/news/the-amazing-race-29-cast/
  7. http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/the-amazing-race-29/episodes/969056/
  8. 8.0 8.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/thursday-final-ratings-march-30-2017/
  9. 9.0 9.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/thursday-final-ratings-april-6-2017/
  10. 10.0 10.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/thursday-final-ratings-april-13-2017/
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/thursday-final-ratings-april-20-2017/
  12. 12.0 12.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/thursday-final-ratings-april-27-2017/
  13. 13.0 13.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/thursday-final-ratings-may-4-2017/
  14. 14.0 14.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/thursday-final-ratings-may-11-2017/
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/thursday-final-ratings-may-18-2017/
  16. 16.0 16.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/thursday-final-ratings-may-25-2017/
  17. 17.0 17.1 http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/tv-ratings-thursday-june-1-2017/
  18. https://youtu.be/3vKnV1ksyds?t=8m40s
  19. https://youtu.be/0GitMmCoN04?t=3m18s

The Amazing Race Season Index
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Central Europe Cancelled
China 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
China Rush 1 · 2 · 3
France 1
Israel 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8
Latin America 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
Norway 1 · 2
Philippines 1 · 2
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