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The Amazing Race

Season 18 2011

  • 2011-02-20T17:00:00-08:00 on CBS
  • 45 mins
  • 9 hours, 21 mins (12 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Reality, Action, Adventure, Game Show

The Amazing Race 18 is the eighteenth installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 18 featured eleven teams of two – each returning from a previous edition for the first time since Season 11 – in a race around the world for a $1 million prize.

The eighteenth cycle started on Sunday, February 20, 2011. It aired on CBS in the United States on Sunday nights at 8:00 pm ET/PT with the two-hour season finale on May 8, 2011. The show is hosted by Phil Keoghan.

12 episodes

18x01 Head Down and Hold On

  • Season Premiere

    2011-02-20T17:00:00-08:00 — 43 mins

The 18th season begins with 11 former teams who failed to win returning for a chance to claim the $1 million prize. The race starts in Palm Springs, Cal., and continues in Sydney, Australia, where the teams swim with sharks and receive a surprise from Phil at the pit stop.

The race continues in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia.

18x04 This Is the Most Stupid Day Ever

  • 2011-03-13T17:00:00-07:00 — 43 mins

The race continues in Lijiang, located in the Yunnan Province of China.

18x05 Don't Ruin the Basketball Game

  • 2011-03-20T17:00:00-07:00 — 43 mins

Continuing with the clue Phil provided at the Eternal Tower in Lijiang, China, the teams head back to Kunming with the knowledge there would be a Double U-Turn ahead. A long wait for a train turned into a friendly basketball game with Flight Time and Big Easy. Pointed from the Dounan Flower Market to the Golden Horse and Jade Cock arches, the Detour awaited: teams could "Honor the Past" by arranging dolls by memory only to match a traditional Tibetan dance troupe, or "Embrace the Future" by assembling a solar water heater. Directed to the Stone Forest from the clue at the Double U-Turn, the Roadblock required safe assembly of a model of a dilophosaurus to earn the location of the Pit Stop: Green Lake Park.

Overwhelmed by a swarming sea of people on the congested streets of India, one team narrowly dodges a traffic collision while another's clumsiness threatens to spoil their chances of acing the Detour.

The seven remaining teams depart from the Fountain of Joy in Kolkata, India for the seventh leg of the race.

Confronted by a psychological Detour, teams try to avoid making a Freudian slip in the slick streets of Austria, and a hefty meal proves to be too big for some teams' stomachs

18x09 We're Good American People

  • 2011-04-24T17:00:00-07:00 — 43 mins

The remaining teams are put on edge when a Double U-Turn is revealed; a team has a hard time consuming a Swiss delicacy.

18x10 Too Many Cooks In the Kitchen

  • 2011-05-01T17:00:00-07:00 — 43 mins

The race continues in Zermatt, Switzerland

18x11 This Is Where It Ends (1)

  • 2011-05-08T17:00:00-07:00 — 86 mins

The final four teams race through Rio de Janeiro before heading to the finish line in Miami as the season concludes.

18x12 This Is Where It Ends (2)

  • 2011-05-08T17:00:00-07:00 — 45 mins

The final four teams race through Rio de Janeiro before heading to the finish line in Miami as the season concludes.