Recap: Kamen Rider Wizard, Episode 43 – The White Wizard’s Secret

Kamen Rider Wizard 43

Kosuke, Rinko and Mayu are walking through the forest, seemingly following Sora’s directions to find the White Wizard. They might not completely trust Sora, but Kosuke says if there’s even a small chance they could save Yuzuru, they’ll take it.

Kamen Rider Wizard 43

Back at the shop, Saionji asks Koyomi if she remembers him. He shows her the ring and says she’s the girl he’s been looking for all this time. Same name, same aura about her. Continue reading

Will The Amazing Race Australia Return?

Will The Amazing Race Australia Return? And Hints of Another Asian Race?

The award winning Australian version of The Amazing Race took a break this year with home network Seven instead reviving The Mole.  But an article from TV Tonight reports that a 3rd season of TARAu is very much in consideration for Seven.

Personally, I think we will definitely be seeing TARAu3 next year.  Being one of the most critically acclaimed international versions of TAR and its big awards haul, it should be a no-brainer for Seven to order another season.  Their revival of The Mole and host Grant Bowler’s big gig on Syfy’s Defiance  no doubt put TARAu on the backburner this year.

But also in the article, there is this curious line:
“activeTV, which produced [TARAu], has since produced versions in The Philippines, Ukraine, Israel and is planning another in Asia.”

So, what could that mean?  Has another Asian country bought the rights to the TAR format for their own version?  Or will we be seeing the long awaited return of The Amazing Race Asia for its 5th season?  TARA4 aired in 2010.

With this week’s premiere of The Amazing Race Canada and news of international versions running every week, looks like there will be plenty of TAR for years to come.

The Amazing Race Nominated for 5 Emmys; Phil Keoghan Snubbed!

The Amazing Race Nominated for 5 Emmys; Phil Keoghan Snubbed!

The Emmy nominations are out and The Amazing Race is once again nominated in the category it has dominated, Outstanding Reality-Competition Program.

But this year, TAR is only nominated in five categories, down from seven last year.  And the two omissions are big ones.  Phil Keoghan is not nominated for Outstanding Host, the first time since 2009  Phil was not nominated when the category was introduced in 2008.  And Bertram Van Munster is not nominated for Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming after five previous nominations.

TAR submitted Episode 22.07, “Be Safe and Don’t Hit a Cow.”

Phil’s snub seems to have made way for Anthony Bourdain to sneak into the category for The Taste, while Survivor scores two nominations in Directing for Nonfiction Programming for its two finales.

The nominees in the main Reality-Competition Program category are unchanged from last year; Dancing With the Stars, Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance, Top Chef, and The Voice.

The Emmys will be handed out on Sunday, September 22nd on CBS

The Amazing Race‘s Emmy Nominations are:
OUTSTANDING REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRPAHY FOR REALITY PROGRAMMING
OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR REALITY PROGRAMMING
OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING