‘The Amazing Race’ Season 31: Racers vs Big Brother vs Survivor Favorites

The Amazing Race Season 31
Back row: Rupert Boneham, Laura Boneham, Corinne Kaplan, Eliza Orlins, Leo Temory, Jamal Zadran, Tyler Oakley, Korey Kuhl, Colin Guinn, Christie Woods, Janelle Pierzina and Britney Haynes. Front row: Chris Hammons, Bret LaBelle, Becca Droz, Floyd Pierce, Phil Keoghan, Art Velez, JJ Carrell, Rachel Reilly, Elissa Reilly, Nicole Franzel and Victor Arroyo from ‘The Amazing Race’ season 31 (Photo: Monty Brinton © 2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc)

The 31st season of CBS’s The Amazing Race will be pitting reality competition veterans against each other for the $1 million grand prize. The upcoming season is switching things up by featuring former contestants from previous seasons of The Amazing Race against Survivor and Big Brother veterans.

Season 31 is set to premiere on April 17, 2019 and will air on Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT. The season had been scheduled to kick off on May 22nd but was been moved to April 17th after Million Dollar Mile was given a new Saturday time slot beginning May 4th.

The Season 31 Details, Courtesy of CBS:

The Amazing Race sends 11 teams on a trek around the world. Each Team is comprised of two people who have a pre-existing relationship with one another. At every destination, each Team competes in a series of challenges — some mental and some physical — and when the tasks have been completed, they learn their next destination. Teams who are farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning at least $1 million.

Racers, Castaways and Houseguests will not only compete for the cash prize but for bragging rights for their respective shows. Will the former Racers’ travel experience be the most helpful? Will the former Survivors’ outwit, outplay and outlast the competition? Or, will the Big Brother players’ abilities to adapt and expect the unexpected make the difference?”

The Amazing Race Season 31 Contestants:

  • Art Velez (49) and John James “JJ” Carrell (49)
    Friends from Temecula and San Marcos, Calif.
    Previous season: The Amazing Race 20
  • Colin Guinn (38) and Christie Woods (40)
    Life Partners from Austin, Texas
    Previous season: The Amazing Race 5
  • Becca Droz (28) and Floyd Pierce (23)
    Friends from Boulder and Highlands Ranch, Colo.
    Previous season: The Amazing Race 29
  • Leo Temory (31) and Jamal Zadran (30)
    Cousins from Pasadena, Calif. and Houston, Texas
    Previous seasons: The Amazing Race 23 and The Amazing Race: All-Stars
  • Tyler Oakley (31) and Korey Kuhl (33)
    Friends from Los Angeles and San Francisco
    Previous season: The Amazing Race 28
  • Chris Hammons (40) and Bret Labelle (44)
    Friends from Moore, Okla. and Dedham, Mass.
    Previous season: Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
  • Corinne Kaplan (39) and Eliza Orlins (35)
    Friends from Denver, Colo. and New York
    Previous seasons: Survivor: Gabon and Survivor: Caramoan (Corinne); Survivor: Vanuatu and Survivor: Micronesia (Eliza)
  • Rupert (54) and Laura (49) Boneham
    Married from Indianapolis, Ind.
    Previous seasons: Survivor: Pearl Islands, Survivor: All-Stars, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, and Survivor: Blood vs. Water (Rupert); Survivor: Blood vs. Water (Laura)
  • Janelle Pierzina (38) and Britney Haynes (30)
    Friends from Lakeville, Minn. and Tulsa, Okla.
    Previous seasons: Big Brother 6, Big Brother All-Stars and Big Brother 14 (Janelle); Big Brother 12 and Big Brother 14 (Britney)
  • Rachel Reilly (34) and Elissa Slater (32)
    Sisters from Van Nuys, Calif. and Las Vegas, Nev.
    Previous Seasons: Big Brother 12, winner Big Brother 13, The Amazing Race 20 and The Amazing Race: All-Stars (Rachel); Big Brother 15 (Elissa)
  • Nicole Franzel (26) and Victor Arroyo (28)
    Dating from Ubly, Mich.
    Previous seasons: Big Brother 16, winner of Big Brother 18 (Nicole); Big Brother 18 (Victor)