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The Amazing Race 32 is the thirty-second installment of the reality television show, The Amazing Race.

Production[]

Filming of this season began on November 10, 2018, and concluded on December 3, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana between a travel of 33,000 miles (53,000 kilometers) within 4 continents and 11 countries, but did not air until almost two years later. It was originally scheduled to premiere on May 20, 2020, with a two-hour season premiere as a part of the 2019-20 television season, taking over Survivor: Winners at War timeslot.[2] However, the premiere date was pushed back further in the year for the 2020-21 television season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the freshman game show Game On! would be taking the show's former scheduled slot.[3] Due to the broadcast delays for the 2020-21 TV season, it was now part of the fall lineup after Survivor's planned Wednesday timeslot, that 41st season was unable to air on time due to filming complications within the pandemic.[4]

Host Phil Keoghan explained that, following themed casting in recent seasons, this season would go "back to basics", featuring elements that have contributed to the show's longevity.[5]

This season marked the return of the Yield after being absent for 21 seasons in the American version.[6] It also marked the first time in the US version to have a team to be eliminated in the No-Rest Leg.[7]

Two new twists were introduced this season: the "Megaleg" and "City Sprint". The eighth leg featured the Megaleg – a rebranding of the old Superleg last seen on The Amazing Race 14 – which featured two Detours and two Roadblocks over the course of one leg.[8]

Casting[]

Applications for The Amazing Race 32 were due on June 19, 2018. Casting finals were occurred at the end of July 2018.[9]

Notable contestants including former NFL players DeAngelo Williams and Gary Bainbridge, Olympic hurdlers Kellie Willis-Brinkley and LaVonne Idlette, professional volleyball players Riley McKibbin and Maddison McKibbin, college basketball coach Jerry Eaves, and America's Next Top Model cycle 21 runner-up Will Jardell.

Teams[]

Will & James
 1st place 
Will & James
Dating → Engaged
Hung & Chee
 2nd place 
Hung & Chee
Married Parents
Riley & Maddison
 3rd place 
Riley & Maddison
Pro Volleyball Players
DeAngelo & Gary
 4th place 
DeAngelo & Gary
Former NFL Stars
Eswar & Aparna
 5th place 
Eswar & Aparna
Siblings
Kaylynn & Haley
 6th place 
Kaylynn & Haley
Sisters
Leo & Alana
 7th place 
Leo & Alana
Dating
Michelle & Victoria
 8th place 
Michelle & Victoria
Sisters
Jerry & Frank
 9th place 
Jerry & Frank
Father/Son
Kellie & LaVonne
 10th place 
Kellie & LaVonne
Former Olympic Hurdlers
Nathan & Cody
 11th place 
Nathan & Cody
Best Friends

Episodes[]

Episode Air Date Leg Destination First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(millions)
Ratings/Share
(18-49)
1 "One Million Miles" October 14, 2020 1 United States → Trinidad and Tobago Hung & Chee Nathan & Cody 1st Eliminated
11th Place
3.58[10] 0.7[10]
2 "Red Lipstick Is Not My Color" October 21, 2020 2 Trinidad and Tobago → Colombia Hung & Chee Kellie & LaVonne 2nd Eliminated
10th Place
3.30[11] 0.7[12]
3 "We're Makin' Big Moves" October 28, 2020 3 Colombia → Brazil Will & James Jerry & Frank 3rd Eliminated
9th Place
4.17[13] 0.7[14][14]
4 "Olé, Olé!" November 4, 2020 4 Brazil → Paraguay Will & James Kaylynn & Haley Non-Elimination
Leg
4.03[15] 0.7[16]
5 "You Don't Strike Me as a Renaissance Man" November 11, 2020 5 Paraguay → France Riley & Maddison Michelle & Victoria 4th Eliminated
8th Place
3.72[17] 0.7[18]
6 "I'm Not Even Walking, I'm Falling" November 18, 2020 6 France → Germany DeAngelo & Gary Kaylynn & Haley Non-Elimination
Leg
3.90[19] 0.7[20]
7 "Give Me a Beard Bump" 7 Germany → Kazakhstan Will & James Leo & Alana 5th Eliminated
7th Place
3.18[19] 0.6[20]
8 "Are You a Rickshaw?" November 25, 2020 8 Kazakhstan → India Riley & Maddison Kaylynn & Haley Ordered to
Continue Racing
4.20[21] 0.6[21]
9 "This Is Not Payback, This Is Karma" India Riley & Maddison Kaylynn & Haley 6th Eliminated
6th Place
3.80[21] 0.6[21]
10 "Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty" December 2, 2020 9 India → Cambodia Riley & Maddison Eswar & Aparna 7th Eliminated
5th Place
4.30[22] 0.7[23]
11 "Run on Your Tippy Toes" December 9, 2020 10 Cambodia → Philippines Riley & Maddison DeAngelo & Gary 8th Eliminated
4th Place
4.15[24] 0.7[25]
12 "Now It's About Winning" December 16, 2020 11 Philippines → United States Will & James Riley & Maddison Third Place 4.46[26] 0.8[26]
Hung & Chee Second 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 Average Roadblock
1H 2H
1 Will & James 4 6 1 1 4 4 1 3> 2 2 2 1 2.55 6-5
2 Hung & Chee 1 1 2 6 2 3 3 4 4 3 3 2 2.64 5-6
3 Riley & Maddison 3 3 4 4 1 2 2 1 1> 1 1 3 2.27 6-5
4 DeAngelo & Gary 10 2 5 7 5 1 4 2 3 4 4 4.50 5-4
5 Eswar & Aparna 7 4 6 5 6 5 6 5 5 5 5.44 5-4
6 Kaylynn & Haley 8 8 3 8 7 7 5> 6< 6< 6.50 4-4
7 Leo & Alana 6 7 8 3 3 6 7< 5.71 4-2
8 Michelle & Victoria 2 5 7 2 8 4.80 3-2
9 Jerry & Frank 5 9 9 7.67 0-2
10 Kellie & LaVonne 9 10 9.50 1-1
11 Nathan & Cody 11 11.00 0-1
Notes: [1] [2] [3]
Legend:
     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
     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 Yield
< Recipient of the Yield
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: Leg 1 had no mandatory rest period between legs, and all teams were ordered to continue racing. The team who checked in last on this leg will be eliminated.
2: Leg 8 was a megaleg, containing two separate Yields during the leg, Kaylynn & Haley were Yielded at both Yields.
3: DeAngelo & Gary failed to complete the Route Info task at Mehan Garden and elected to take a 2-hour penalty. However, this did not affect their placement.

Trivia[]

Franchise[]

US[]

Reception[]

  • Sharon Tharp at US Weekly (10/12/2020): "Keoghan Says Season 32 Is 'About Escapism,' Addresses Future of Show Amid Coronavirus Pandemic"
  • Nick Caruso at TVLine (10/12/2020): "Keoghan Talks Season 32's 'Biggest Hurdle,' Why Show Doesn't Need Twisty Gimmicks"
  • Megan Vick at TV Guide (10/14/2020): "Keoghan Promises a Return to Basics for Season 32"
  • Andy Dehnart at realityblurred (10/14/2020): "Amazing Race 32's amazing two-year journey"
  • Joe Reid at PrimeTimer (11/04/2020): "The Pre-Pandemic World of The Amazing Race Is Giving Us the Feels"
  • Logan Saunders at TARstorian (12/15/2020): "The Amazing Race Producers Need To Do More Fact Checking, Try Harder, and Stop Blaming Contestants and Reduced Budget For Shortcomings"

Gallery[]

Videos[]

References[]

The Amazing Race Season Index
United States 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25 · 26 · 27 · 28 · 29 · 30 · 31 · 32 · 33 · 34 · 35 · 36
Asia 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Australia 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7
Brazil 1
Canada 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10
Central Europe Cancelled
China 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
China Rush 1 · 2 · 3
Finland 1 · 2
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
Ukraine 1
Vietnam 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
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