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The Amazing Race 33 is the thirty-third installment of the reality television show, The Amazing Race.

Development

For the second time, there was no physical Starting Line, as the teams began the race in their homes and only met each other in their first destination where they received their first physical clue.

On February 28, filming was suspended mid-season for the first time in the show's history after three episodes were completed — two in England and one in Scotland — with the contestants and production crew sent home as a precaution due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic.

Filming resumed on September 19, 2021 after a year and a half of additional planning and rerouting the rest of the originally planned routes prior to the suspension, reports emerged that an Amazing Race-branded Titan Airways Boeing 757 charter plane departed from Los Angeles International Airport, with routes taking place in Chalkidiki and Thessaloniki later in the month.[3]

Teams

Kim & Penn
 1st place 
Kim & Penn
Married
Raquel & Cayla
 2nd place 
Raquel & Cayla
Flight Attendants
Ryan & Dusty
 3rd place 
Ryan & Dusty
Best Friends
Arun & Natalia
 4th place 
Arun & Natalia
Father and Daughter
Lulu & Lala
 5th place 
Lulu & Lala
Twins
Akbar & Sheri
 6th place 
Akbar & Sheri
Married
Michael & Moe
 7th place 
Michael & Moe
Police Officers
Anthony & Spencer
 8th place 
Anthony & Spencer
Childhood Friends
Connie & Sam
 9th place 
Connie & Sam
Married
Caro & Ray
 10th place 
Caro & Ray
Dating
Taylor & Isaiah
 11th place 
Taylor & Isaiah
YouTube Sensations
Placement of the discharged teams is unofficial.
They are sorted by the order they finished on Leg 3.

Episodes

Episode Air Date Leg Destination First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(millions)
Ratings/Share
(18-49)
1 "We're Back!" January 5, 2022 1 United States → United Kingdom Anthony & Spencer Michael & Moe 1st Eliminated
11th Place
4.40[4] 0.7[4]
2 "It Can't Be That Easy" 2 United Kingdom Ryan & Dusty Lulu & Lala Ordered to
Continue Racing
3 "Who Has This One in the Bag?" January 12, 2022 3 United Kingdom Kim & Penn Arun & Natalia 2nd Eliminated
10th Place
3.49[5] 0.5[6]
4 "Ready to Restart the Race" January 19, 2022 4 Switzerland Ryan & Dusty Taylor & Isaiah Discharged 3.66[7] 0.7
Caro & Ray
Connie & Sam
Anthony & Spencer
Michael & Moe 3rd Eliminated
7th Place
5 "Stairway to Hell" January 26, 2022 5 Switzerland Ryan & Dusty Arun & Natalia Non-Elimination
Leg
3.93[8] 0.6[6]
6 "Say Cheese" February 2, 2022 6 Switzerland → France Kim & Penn Akbar & Sheri 4th Eliminated
6th place
3.76[9] 0.6
7 "Gently Down the Stream" February 9, 2022 7 France Kim & Penn Arun & Natalia Non-Elimination
Leg
2.97[10] 0.6
8 "Souvlaki" February 16, 2022 8 France → Greece Kim & Penn Lulu & Lala 5th Eliminated
5th place
3.17[11] 0.5
9 "Rock Bottom" February 23, 2022 9 Greece Raquel & Cayla Ryan & Dusty Non-Elimination
Leg
3.28[12] 0.5
10 "No Room For Error" March 2, 2022 10 Greece → Portugal Raquel & Cayla Arun & Natalia 6th Eliminated
4th place
3.97[13] 0.7
11 "In the Hands of The Amazing Race Gods" 11 Portugal → United States Kim & Penn Ryan & Dusty 3rd Place
Raquel & Cayla 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 Average Roadblock[1]
1 Kim & Penn 4 5 1 2 3 1 1 1 2 2 1 2.09 5-6
2 Raquel & Cayla 3 4 6 3 4 2 2 2 1 1 2 2.72 7-4
3 Ryan & Dusty 2 1 2 1 1 3 3 3 4 3 3 2.36 6-5
4 Arun & Natalia 9 3 10 6 6 4 5 4 3 4 5.40 6-5
5 Lulu & Lala 10 10 7 4 2 5 4 5 5.87 4-4
6 Akbar & Sheri 6 8 9 5 5 6 6.50 2-3
7 Michael & Moe 11 7 9.00 0-1
8 Anthony & Spencer 1 7 3 Dis 3.66 1-1
9 Connie & Sam 7 2 4 Dis 4.33 1-1
10 Caro & Ray 5 6 5 Dis 5.33 1-1
11 Taylor & Isaiah 8 9 8 Dis 8.33 1-1
Notes: [2] [3] [4][5] [6]
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 Fast Forward pass

Notes:
1: The Roadblock count was officially reset to zero when filming resumed. The count listed on this wiki includes all Roadblocks, including those from the first three legs.
2: Connie & Sam were given a time credit, which was not shown in the episode, after their film crew was kicked out of the Piccadilly Circus tube station by station security and were held up waiting for the police.
3: Leg 2 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.
4: Anthony & Spencer, Caro & Ray, Connie & Sam, and Taylor & Isaiah were unable to return to The Amazing Race when filming resumed due to extenuating circumstances. They were officially discharged before Leg 4 began.
5: Michael & Moe and Arun & Natalia rejoined the cast following the hiatus.
6: Lulu and Lala initially arrived 1st after accidentally coming across the Pit Stop while searching for the souvlaki vendor, so Phil instructed them to go back and perform the other tasks. By the time they finished, all the other teams had reached the Pit Stop resulting in their elimination.

Trivia

Franchise

  • Due to the filming suspension caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this season is chronologically the longest, lasting around 19 months.
    • First season to be filmed across two calendar years.
    • First season to bring back eliminated teams due to some of the remaining teams opting not to continue when the race resumed.
    • First season to penalize teams with a Speed Bump for reasons other than finishing last in a Non-Elimination Leg.
    • First season to have multiple teams perform a Speed Bump in the same leg.
    • Second season to travel for 22,000 miles in two separate years, the second shortest route after the aforementioned The Amazing Race: Family Edition.
  • First season to have a Restarting Line.
  • First season to visit Chalkidiki, Thessaloniki, and Lugano.
  • First season to not feature the U-Turn or Speed Bump since its introduction in The Amazing Race 12.

US

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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
Asia 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Australia 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Brazil 1
Canada 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8
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
Ukraine 1
Vietnam 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
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