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CBS announces February premiere dates for 'The Amazing Race,' 'Survivor'

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Mon, Jan 20th 2014 09:00 am

11 all-star teams return for another chance at $1 million on "The Amazing Race," beginning Sunday, Feb. 23

It's brawn vs. brains vs. beauty in a special two-hour season premiere of "Survivor," Wednesday, Feb. 26

Eleven former teams return for another sprint around the globe on a special all-star themed edition of "The Amazing Race," while brains, brawn and beauty face off in "Survivor," as both Emmy Award-winning series return this February.

"The Amazing Race," featuring 11 returning fan favorite teams in pursuit of the $1 million prize, premieres Sunday, Feb. 23 (8 p.m.).

Hosted by Phil Keoghan, "The Amazing Race" averaged 10.03 million viewers in its fall edition. "The Amazing Race" is a nine-time Emmy Award winner for "Outstanding Reality-Competition Program."

The 28th edition of "Survivor," the longest-running reality competition series, hosted by Jeff Probst, will have a special two-hour premiere Wednesday, Feb. 26 (8 p.m.), marking the first two-hour launch since "Heroes vs. Villains" on Feb. 11, 2010. This season, castaways will be separated into three distinct tribes: brawn, brains and beauty.

Recently renewed for two editions next season, "Survivor" is coming off one of its most buzzed-about seasons. The fall edition of "Survivor" won its Wednesday (8 p.m.) time period in all key ratings measures, averaging 11.58 million viewers, 3.2/10 in adults 18-49 and 4.2/11 in adults 25-54. It ranked as the No. 2 reality series on broadcast television in adults 18-49.

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