CBS has renewed "The Amazing Race" for a 20th season.
That sounds like old news, but CBS' spring "Amazing Race" renewal (coupled with a pick-up for "Undercover Boss") was only for its 19th season, the installment set to air in the fall.
Of course, CBS already announced its schedule for the 2011-2012 season and indicated no plans to change things up on Sunday nights in the spring, essentially making "Amazing Race 20" a foregone conclusion, but there's nothing wrong with making these things official.
So "Amazing Race 19" will air on CBS on Sundays at 8 p.m. (or random later times if the NFL returns) in the fall and "Amazing Race 20" will air on CBS on Sundays at 8 p.m. in the spring.
Phil Keoghan is, of course, set to return as host.
According to CBS, "The Amazing Race" averaged 11.19 million viewers and a 3.4 rating among adults 18-49 for its two installments last season.
A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.