[To view video on YouTube, Click Here.]
Emmy Award winning series “The Amazing Race” returns to CBS on Thursday, March 30 – this time with a twist.
As opposed to arriving with a partner as on past seasons, the 22 participants for this season will be meeting for the first time at the starting line. They will immediately compete in a challenge to determine the order for picking teammates – choices that will be made based on first impressions only.
The pairs of new teammates will then begin a race that will span 9 countries, 17 cities and 36,000 miles.
Participants for the new season include an Army drill sergeant from Texas, a butcher from Pennsylvania, a Wall Street banker from New Jersey and an athletic trainer – Kevin Ng - from right here in San Diego.
“[The show] 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,” said co-creator and executive producer Bertram van Munster.
Contestants will start the race in Los Angeles before heading to their first destination of Panama City. Challenges along the way will include bungee jumping 240 feet into the Corinth Canal in Greece, skydiving in Norway and more.
The first team to cross the finish line will be crowned the winners and take home the $1 million dollar prize.
See below for a full list of contestants.
Tune into CBS 8 on Thursday, March 30 at 10 p.m. for the season premiere of season 29 of “The Amazing Race.”
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg invited Stephen to Washington, D.C., to settle the case of "Do you even lift?"
'Santa Clarita Diet' star Drew Barrymore's 1995 'Late Show' appearance made a lasting impression on a lot of people. Not the least of which, David Letterman.
Crackle's 'The Oath' star Sean Bean left a markedly different impression on the 'Lord of the Rings' movie franchise than his acting counterparts.
'Black Panther' and '9-1-1' star Angela Bassett remembers the difficulty in shooting the dramatic fight scenes in Wakanda (AKA Atlanta).
'Tom v Time' star and 'The TB12 Method' author Tom Brady tells Stephen how to cope with losing a Super Bowl. (Not the Stephen will ever have to worry about that.)
Champion of the timesupnow.com movement Reese Witherspoon and U.S. Olympic medalist Adam Rippon combine talents to create the master class in 'Acting On Ice.'
'A Wrinkle In Time' star Oprah Winfrey gets some career advice from a slightly less famous figure: the Lord.
'She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History' author Chelsea Clinton had a very different First Daughter experience than Ivanka Trump.