New teams for ‘The Amazing Race’ announced


CBS has announced the 11 teams that will embark on a sprint around the globe for $1 million for the new season of “The Amazing Race.”

The new cast includes twin brothers who are both OB/GYNs, father/son cancer survivors, Southern firefighters, roller derby moms and female country singers.

This season, which marks the 22nd race around the world for the series, will introduce a new twist to the game in which the first team to check in at the first pit stop will earn two “Express Passes” – one to keep for themselves and one that must be given to another team by the end of the fourth leg of the race.


Teams will travel more than 30,000 miles, over five continents and through nine countries as they skydive from 10,000 feet in Bora Bora, participate in a Shemozzle race in New Zealand, hunt for scorpions with the Bushmen of Botswana and scale the treacherous north face of the Eiger mountain in Switzerland.

The competition series has won the Emmy Award for outstanding reality competition program nine times in the last 10 years.


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