CBS’ Emmy Award-winning series The Amazing Race has come up with a new twist for season 29: the teams will be comprised of strangers. 22 racers will meet for the very first time when they hit the starting line to begin the race. According to CBS, the teams will be chosen on a ‘first impressions’ basis, with a special challenge determining the order of selection.
The Amazing Race season 29 teams will travel to nine countries and 17 different cities, with the winning team traveling more than 36,000 miles over the course of the season. Among the challenges the racers will face will be a 240 bungee jump into the Corinth Canal in Greece and skydiving in Norway. Season 29 will once again be hosted by Phil Keoghan and will kick off on March 30, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT.
“For years, The Amazing Race fans have suggested we line up complete strangers and match them up at the starting line to see what would happen. These newbie racers begin with no pre-existing relationships or emotional baggage, and the excitement of traveling around the world to complete dozens of gut-busting, mind-blowing challenges quickly ignites tension,” said Keoghan.
“The Amazing Race, in scope, is the biggest reality show ever created. It brings people from all walks of life together on a global scale, and traditionally sends teams with established relationships on an adrenaline-packed, exotic adventure. However, this season, we are excited to pair complete strangers and see how they handle the pressure of traveling the world with someone they just met,” stated co-creator and executive producer Bertram van Munster.
The Amazing Race Season 29 Racers:
- Ashton Theiss from Fort Worth, TX – Residential Realtor
Floyd Pierce from Boulder, CO – College Drum Major
Brooke Camhi from New York – Criminal Attorney
Liz Espey from Maryville, MO – Auctioneer
Francesca Piccoli from St. Plano, TX – Army Drill Sergeant
Jennifer Lee from Los Angeles, CA – Model
Jessica Shields from Youngstown, OH – K-9 Police Officer
Joey Covino from Saugus, MA – Police Sergeant
Kevin Ng from San Diego, CA – Athletic Trainer
Logan Bauer from Columbus, GA – Surgical Consultant
London Kaye from Brooklyn, NY – Artist
Matt Ladley from Denver, CO – Pro Snowboarder
Michael Rado from Pittsburgh, PA – Butcher
Olive Beauregard from Providence, RI – Firefighter
Becca Droz from Boulder, CO – Rock Climbing Instructor
Redmond Ramos from Murrieta, CA – Former Navy Corpsman
Sara Fowler from St. John, Virgin Islands – Luxury Realtor
Scott Flanary from West Hollywood, CA – Recruiting Manager
Seth Tyler from Seattle, WA – Police Officer
Shamir Arzeno from Jersey City, NJ – Wall Street Banker
Tara Carr from Alexandria, VA – Army Officer
Vanck Zhu from New York – Wall Street Analyst