Bible-toting Dirk Been gained fame as the Christian on the first Survivor show, but MTV's long-running The Real World has included Christians for a long time. Now, however, "reality" shows are upping the ante when it comes to including religion.
|The Amazing Race
|Pairs race around the world
|Russ and Cyndi Kalenberg, copastors of Agape Christian Center in Brainerd, Minnesota
|"We're going to depend on amazing grace for The Amazing Race," they say. They're still in the game at press time, but falling behind.
|Escape from Pentridge
Triple M, Melbourne
|Surviving simulated prison life
|Kevin Lee, a Roman Catholic priest from Sydney
|Won the competition, $20,000, and a car, converted his strip-club owner "cellmate"—then was suspended from the priesthood for being on the show.
|A youth missions trip
|A dozen Southern Baptist teens from around the U.S.
|No one gets voted off or eats bugs, but producer Martin Coleman promises entertainment. "Seeking a path with God is our reality," he told Fox News.
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The official site for The Amazing Race has a profile of all the participants including Russ and Cyndi. The site also has Q&A interviews with the team before the race started and after they were eliminated. RealityTVfans.com also has a post-race interview.
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