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CBS Moves ‘Amazing Race’ Premiere Up a Month, Banishes ‘Million Dollar Mile’ to Saturdays

LeBron James’ competition series yanked from Wednesday schedule after just two episodes

CBS has moved up the premiere for its next season of “The Amazing Race” by more than a month and, in the process, kicked LeBron James’ “Million Dollar Mile” to Saturdays.

“Million Dollar Mile” is getting yanked from its Wednesday timeslot after just two episodes. “Amazing Race,” which was supposed to debut Wednesday, May 22, will now premiere on April 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. CBS will air a repeat of “NCIS” in “Million Dollar Mile’s” timeslot next week.

“Million Dollar Mile” will air the rest of its season on Saturdays beginning May 4, at 8 p.m., with “Ransom” moving back an hour to 9 p.m.

The competition series, executive produced by the L.A. Lakers star and hosted by Tim Tebow, debuted to a soft 4.1 million viewers and a 1.0 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted adults 18 to 49 demographic on March 27. A week later, the series fell to a 0.8/4 and 3.4 million viewers.

Season 31 of “Amazing Race” will be a crossover between CBS’ three reality competition series. It will features contestants from “Big Brother” and “Survivor” racing alongside former “Amazing Race” players. The 11 teams will compete on the 25,000+ mile journey around the world to be crowned winners of the $1 million prize. Phil Keoghan returns again as host.

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