Before he gets to work on hosting the 30th edition of "The Amazing Race," Phil Keoghan is taking on a different task: co-hosting National Geographic's "Earth Live" event on Sunday. The live television special -- co-hosted by Keoghan and Jane Lynch -- will connect with wildlife specialists in the field all over the world using state-of-the-art digital cameras to document animals live on television, from hyenas in Ethiopia and lions in Kenya to ocelots in Brazil and sharks in Fiji. John Cena reveals he was bullied as a kid It's a lot for a pair of hosts to juggle, but Keoghan told CBS News he's up for the challenge. How do you explain this show to people when they ask you about it? It's a bold attempt at trying to bring wildlife to the world live, something that hasn't been attempted before. So it's new and different, and it is definitely audacious. Does the live aspect of the show make you nervous? Absolutely. Well, nervous in a good way because it's live TV, … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo “Amazing Race” host Phil Keoghan is ready for anything on “Earth Live”
TCA 2018: "The Amazing Race" personality will lead all 20 episodes to premiere this fall Jennifer Maas, provided by Published 11:04 am, Saturday, January 13, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Phil Keoghan to Replace Richard Bacon as Nat Geo ‘Explorer’ Host 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Move over Richard Bacon, there is a new explorer in town. Phil Keoghan is stepping in as the new host of National Geographic’s long-running series “Explorer” when it returns this fall, the cable network announced Saturday. “Phil embodies what it means to be a National Geographic Explorer — he’s undoubtedly interested and curious about investigating the relationship between the Earth and human life,” said Tim Pastore, president of original programming and production during the network’s Television Critics Association panel. “‘Explorer’ is a show about informing and … [Read more...] about Phil Keoghan to Replace Richard Bacon as Nat Geo ‘Explorer’ Host
The competition has already proven to be fierce on Season 30 of "The Amazing Race," with a first leg that saw Dessie Mitchesson and Kayla Fitsgerald eliminated by a mere footstep. Now, with the race heading to Belgium for leg two, things are only set to get even more intense for these highly competitive teams. As the race heads to Belgium, teams appear to take on some tasks that will attempt to exploit any weaknesses they may have, with Team Chomp's Joey Chestnut and Tim Janus, as well as Team Slam Dunk's Cedric Ceballos and Shawn Marion, appearing to struggle the most. In one preview clip for the episode, it appears that Joey and Tim, Team Indy Car's Alex Rossi and Conor Daly, Team Goat Yoga's April Gould and Sarah Williams, and Team Well Strung's Chris Marchant and Trevor Wadleigh, all work on a Detour task involving determining the value of a selection of diamonds. Will Joey Chestnut and Tim Janus find themselves eliminated … [Read more...] about ‘The Amazing Race’ Season 30: Which Team Falls After ‘Head-To-Head’ Battle?
The competitors on the 30th season of 'The Amazing Race.' (L-R Top Row) Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut and Tim 'Eater X' Janus, Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf, Lucas Bocanegra and Brittany Austin, Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly. (L-R Middle Row) Kristi Leskinen and Jen Hudak, Cedric Ceballos and Shawn Marion, Daniel and Eric Guiffreda. (L-R Bottom Row) Trevor Wadleigh and Chris Marchant, April Gould and Sarah Williams, Evan Lynyak and Henry Zhang, Dessie Mitcheson and Kayla Fitzgerald. Competitive Eaters: Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut and Tim 'Eater X' Janus from San Jose, California and New York, New York are competing on the 30th season of 'The Amazing Race.' (John Paul Filo/CBS) Competitive Eaters: Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut and Tim 'Eater X' Janus make their way to the starting line in the iconic Washington Square Park in New York City at the start of the 30th season of 'The Amazing Race.' (Timothy Kuratek/CBS) Goat Yoga Instructors: April Gould and Sarah Williams from Gilbert, Arizona and Mesa … [Read more...] about ‘The Amazing Race’: San Jose’s Joey Chestnut eyes the prize
SERIESBillion Dollar Buyer More small businesses make pitches to hospitality mogul Tilman Fertitta on the return of this reality series. 7 and 10 p.m. CNBCThe Amazing Race The Emmy-winning reality series’ 30th around-the-world competition begins. Participants include former NBA stars Cedric Ceballos and Shawn Marion, and “Big Brother” alums Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf. Phil Keoghan returns as host. 8 p.m. CBSThe Blacklist The action drama resumes its fifth season as Liz (Megan Boone) struggles to deal with Tom’s fate. James Spader also stars, with guest star Famke Janssen. 8 p.m. NBCThe X-Files Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) continue the search for their son as the rebooted sci fi series returns for an 11th television season. Barbara Hershey and Haley Joel Osment (“The Sixth Sense”) join the cast, with Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis also returning. 8 p.m. Foxgrown-ish This new spinoff of the hit sitcom … [Read more...] about Wednesday’s TV highlights: ‘Alone in Berlin,’ ‘The X-Files’ and more
By Chuck Barney | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group January 2, 2018 at 12:02 pm World champion competitive eater Joey Chesnut can chomp down a lot of hot dogs very, very quickly. But how fast can he make it around the globe? We’re about to find out when “The Amazing Race” kicks off its 30th season Wednesday night on CBS. Chestnut, a San Jose resident, is one of the contestants on this edition of the popular reality competition. He’s joining forces with longtime friend and fellow competitive eater, Tim Janus, as they take on a field made up of people who have excelled in their professions. “I’m more than a guy who can eat hot dogs,” insists Chestnut, who holds 43 world eating records covering an array of food items. He once gobbled down 141 hard boiled eggs in one sitting. Chestnut, 33, and Janus, 41, will face off against, among others, retired NBA All-Stars, an Indy 500 winner, nationally ranked debaters, X Games … [Read more...] about ‘The Amazing Race’: San Jose’s Joey Chestnut among the cast
"Amazing Race" fans are about to watch a whole new crop of teams vie for the chance to win a big cash prize after completing a series of unique, fun and sometimes frustrating tasks in a race around the world. However, what fans may be surprised to learn is that while the first team to cross the finish line in the last leg doesn't necessarily win what the show claims. Like the winners of the previous 29 seasons of the show, the Season 30 winners will find themselves being told they're winning $1 Million by show host Phil Keoghan. However, state, federal and local taxes are likely to cut that number down greatly, meaning that the team that wins will be seeing an amount that is less than the total prize. They are also expected to split their winnings, meaning the amount of money each person does walk away with is even smaller. In addition, the prizes teams win for coming in first on previous legs—which can include cash, trips and cars—are also taxed, … [Read more...] about What Do The ‘Amazing Race’ Winners And Runners-Up Get? Winnings After Taxes
SERIES NCIS Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and the team try to stop drug runners operating out of a local marina in the drama’s midseason premiere. 8 p.m. CBS Married at First Sight The unscripted series returns with a matchmaking special, followed by three new episodes. 8, 9, 10 and 10:30 p.m. Lifetime My Big Fat Fabulous Life This reality series starring plus-size dancer Whitney Way Thore is back for another season. 8 p.m. TLC black-ish It’s back to work for Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) following her maternity leave in this new episode. 9 p.m. ABC LA to Vegas Dylan McDermott (“The Practice”) makes a departure from his usual dramatic work with this new workplace sitcom about an airline that ferries passengers to Sin City. Peter Stormare (“Fargo”) and Ed Weeks (“The Mindy Project”) also star. 9 p.m. Fox Intervention The nation’s opioid crisis is examined in the docu-series’ season premiere. 9 p.m. A&E The Mick Jennie Garth (“Beverly … [Read more...] about Tuesday’s TV highlights: ‘NCIS,’ W.C. Fields and more
Phil Keoghan is a popular man around the world thanks to his travels for "The Amazing Race" and other ventures, and it appears his love for adventure has also paid him well. Ahead of the Season 30 premiere of "The Amazing Race" on Jan. 3, find out just how money Keoghan reportedly makes. Keoghan has been a private person about certain parts of his life ever since finding fame as the longtime host of the CBS reality series—he's been married to his wife Louise for an undetermined number of years, and the two are also parents to a daughter—and discussing money has never been his style either. However, anyone who follows him on social media knows that the 50-year-old is still living a life full of travel, adventure and experiences whenever he can, and it's something he can likely do because of his wealth. According to The Richest, Keoghan's net worth is a reported $12 million. Practicing my #AmazingRace GO for #WashingtonSquarePark #TAR30 start tomorrow... starting at 1230 … [Read more...] about Phil Keoghan Net Worth: How Much Money Does ‘Amazing Race’ Host Make?
SUNDAYRing in the new with “New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen” and/or an “All American New Year” hosted by Jesse Watters and Kennedy, both from Times Square in NYC. 5 and 10 p.m. CNN; 7 and 11 p.m. Fox News ChannelMariah Carey will take another crack at it on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2018.” Other performers include Britney Spears and Kelly Clarkson. 8, 10 and 11:30 p.m. and 1:09 a.m. ABC“Fox’s New Year’s Eve With Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square” also features musical performance and special guests to be announced. 8 and 11 p.m. Fox“Live From Lincoln Center” presents “NY Philharmonic New Year’s Eve: Bernstein on Broadway,” featuring favorites from the composer’s scores for “On the Town” and “West Side Story.” 9 p.m. KOCEMONDAYLeeza Gibbons, Mark Steines and Micah Ohlman will anchor live … [Read more...] about TV This Week, Dec. 31-Jan. 6: New Year’s Eve, the Rose Parade, ‘The X-Files’ and more