Variety is reporting that CBS is giving a 'Survivor'-size boost to producer Jerry Bruckheimer's rookie reality series 'The Amazing Race.'
CBS has shifted the season finale of 'Race' from Dec. 12 to Thursday, Dec. 13 -- immediately after a new installment of 'Survivor: Africa.' On Dec. 12, it'll fill 'Race's' 9 p.m. slot with repeats of 'Everybody Loves Raymond' and 'Becker.' The move is designed to bring in more viewers to 'Race,' which has drawn stellar reviews but hasn't broken out as a hit.
Nonetheless, CBS has ordered a second season of the Touchstone/CBS Prods. series, which is set to return next spring or summer. Network officials hope viewers who tune in for next month's finale will be back for season two.
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