The Amazing Race Season 32 Wiki
The Amazing Race 32 is the thirty-second installment of the American reality television show The Amazing Race. It features eleven teams of two in a race around the world for a US$1 million grand prize. The season premiered on October 14, 2020, following Big Brother: All-Stars. The season finale aired on December 16, 2020.
Boyfriends Will Jardell and James Wallington were the winners of this season.
Development and filming
During the airing of Season 30 in January 2018, Phil Keoghan suggested that the show could return to filming two seasons a year after two years of only filming one. After Season 31 completed filming in July 2018, The Amazing Race 32 began on November 10, 2018 with filming of first leg reported on the island of Tobago, marking the first time The Amazing Race visited Trinidad and Tobago. The season concluded filming on December 3, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana, which had previously only hosted a Pit Stop during the Family Edition back in 2005.According to Phil Keoghan, this season was the most physically demanding to film since The Amazing Race 3. This season also saw Amazing Race reach a milestone of traveling one million cumulative miles.At twenty-two months, The Amazing Race 32 has the longest gap between its filming completion and its premiere (for comparison, Season 31 premiered 10 months after its filming). This is primarily attributed to the filming of the season prior to Season 31's broadcast and the delays on the 2020–21 television season as television production was suspended following the COVID-19 pandemic. CBS originally announced on April 13, 2020, that the season was to premiere with a two-hour special on May 20, 2020, taking over the Wednesday slot of Survivor: Winners at War. Following this, the show would have returned to the standard one-hour episode format. However, less than a month later on April 29, 2020, CBS announced it was postponing the premiere until later in 2020, and the freshman game show Game On! would be taking show's former scheduled slot. The postponement was designed to allow pre-filmed Amazing Race to replace shows scheduled in the 2020–21 television season whose production has not begun as a result of suspended television production following the COVID-19 pandemic. Ultimately The Amazing Race 32 premiered in Survivor's planned slot on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m., as the 41st season was unable to air on time due to filming complications during the pandemic.Outside of a message from Keoghan at the start of the first episode describing the timing of filming of this season relative to the COVID-19 pandemic, the season made no other changes or mention of the pandemic. Keoghan explained this choice was made by production to keep the show evergreen.This season was the first to eliminate the last place team during a no-rest leg. It also saw the first appearance of the Yield since the first All-Stars edition back in 2007, making this the first season to feature both the Yield and the U-Turn (the U-Turn initially replaced the Yield on The Amazing Race 12). The mechanics of the Yield were changed in that teams had to find a 10-minute or 20-minute hourglass during Leg 2 that they could use later in the season to Yield another team. Kaylynn & Haley became the first team in Amazing Race history to be Yielded twice in the same leg. This was also the first season in Amazing Race history to have each leg feature a different country.
Two new twists were introduced this season: the "Mega Leg" and "City Sprint". The eighth leg featured the Mega Leg – a rebranding of the double-length leg last seen on The Amazing Race 14 – which featured two Detours and two Roadblocks over the course of one leg. As a result of the Mega Leg, this season was the first since the fourteenth season to only feature 11 legs. Leg 10 featured the "City Sprint", where teams did not face any Detours, Roadblocks, or additional obstacles but rather a series of Route Info tasks that they had to complete as fast as possible. Prior to this season, only the Chicago leg on The Amazing Race 29 and the Bahrain leg on The Amazing Race 30 had a similar structure.
Filipino basketball player E.J. Feihl appeared as the Pit Stop greeter during the tenth leg.
Casting finals occurred during the end of July 2018 for filming set to occur around November 2018.Unlike five of the past six seasons, which had a particular casting themes involving dating and "blind date" couples, social media personalities, strangers, 'champions' of their specific fields, and former reality show contestants, host Phil Keoghan referred to this season as taking a "back to basics" approach in an interview with Gold Derby with the cast and the show going back to core elements.This cast includes former Carolina Panthers players DeAngelo Williams and Gary Barnidge, Olympic hurdlers Kellie Wells-Brinkley and LaVonne Idlette, professional volleyball player Riley McKibbin, college basketball coach Jerry Eaves, and America's Next Top Model cycle 21 runner-up Will Jardell.After host Phil Keoghan announced to Will & James that they had won The Amazing Race, Will proposed on the finish mat to James, who accepted. They became the first gay couple to propose on The Amazing Race and were the first team to do so on the finish mat after winning the show.
The following teams participated in the season, each listed along with their placements in each leg and their relationships at the time of filming. Note that this table is not necessarily reflective of all content broadcast on television, owing to the inclusion or exclusion of some data. Placements are listed in finishing order:
KeyA red team placement means the team was eliminated.
An underlined blue team's placement indicates that the team came in last on a non-elimination leg and had to perform a Speed Bump during the next leg.
An underlined leg number indicates that there was no mandatory rest period at the Pit Stop and all teams were ordered to continue racing (except for the last team to arrive, who was eliminated).
A yellow > means that team chose to use the Yield; < indicates the team who received it; <> around the leg number indicates that the Yield for that leg was available but not used.
A brown ⊃ or a cyan ⋑ indicates that the team chose to use one of the two U-Turns in a Double U-Turn, while a ⊂ or ⋐ indicates the team who received it.
Italicized results indicate the position of the team at the midpoint of a two-episode leg.Notes
Episode title quotes
Episode titles are often taken from quotes made by the racers.
"One Million Miles" – Phil Keoghan
"Red Lipstick is Not My Color" – DeAngelo
"We're Makin' Big Moves" – Will
"Olé, Olé!" – Michelle
"You Don't Strike Me as a Renaissance Man" – DeAngelo
"I'm Not Even Walking, I'm Falling" – Hung
"Give Me a Beard Bump" – Maddison
"Are You a Rickshaw?" – James
"This is Not Payback, This is Karma" – Kaylynn
"Getting Down to the Nitty Gr...