CBS has greenlit production on a 13th cycle of the reality series The Amazing Race from executive producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Bert van Munster, according to Variety. The series 12th edition is currently airing.
The quick pickup is a vindication for The Amazing Race, which appeared to be fading in the ratings during its 11th outing earlier this year -- but earned a pickup anyway.
CBS planned to air the 12th cycle of The Amazing Race next year, but when Viva Laughlin failed, CBS opted to substitute in The Amazing Race last month. The trade paper claims that strategy has paid off: Helped by football, the non-scripted show scored its best premiere ratings since 2005.
Overall, the current cycle of The Amazing Race has averaged 12 million viewers in its Sundays at 8:00pm timeslot.