| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

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“American Ninja Warrior” uses iconic backdrops for its courses. The show filmed at Universal Studios Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of TYLER GOLDEN/NBC

By Vanessa Hughes

Reality shows with sports themes have taken the TV world by storm in recent years, and their popularity suggests that even more will emerge in the near future. Such shows travel to some truly iconic destinations—and also create exciting opportunities for host cities to showcase all they have to offer.

A live sports event that runs for 23 days straight? Impossible, right? In fact, “The Amazing Race” has been pulling it off every year since its inception in 2001. The show shoots an entire 12-episode season in three straight weeks, all while hopscotching the globe. The show has crafted just the right recipe, and the proof is in the trophy case: “The Amazing Race” has won 10 Emmy Awards. CBS recently picked up another season.

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