via CBS press release:
- CBS PICKS UP "THE " FOR ITS 15TH SPRINT AROUND THE WORLD
CBS has ordered the 15th edition of the six-time Emmy Award-winning reality series THE, hosted by Phil Keoghan, for broadcast during the 2009-2010 season.
THE14 is currently averaging 10.94 million viewers, 3.4/08 in adults 18-49 and 4.3/10 in adults 25-54, winning its time period in all these measures in four of its last five broadcasts.
Host Phil Keoghan is currently on a 40-day, 3,500 mile bike ride across America www.philridesacrossamerica.com, which ends in New York City on May 9, the day before the season finale of THE 14 on Sunday, May 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).
Casting is already underway for the 15th edition. Keoghan will be appearing at open casting calls throughout his ride with upcoming stops in Chicago (April 24), Pittsburgh (May 1) and New York (May 8). Applications are also available at www.cbs.com/amazingrace.
THEhas won the Emmy Award for "Outstanding Reality-Competition Program" every year since the category was created six years ago.
Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster and Jonathan Littman are the executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Earthview Inc., in association with ABC Television Studio and Amazing Race Productions. THE AMAZING RACE was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri.