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CBS announces the cast for the new season of 'The Amazing Race'

by jmaloni
Wed, Aug 31st 2011 12:45 pm
The cast of `The Amazing Race.` (CBS photo)
The cast of "The Amazing Race." (CBS photo)

This season's cast includes a pair of Olympians, a former NFL tight end, the youngest person to ever sail around the world alone and two winners of 'Survivor'

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Eleven teams will embark on the adventure of a lifetime on the new season of "The Amazing Race," premiering Sunday, Sept. 25 (8 p.m.) on the CBS Television Network. Emmy Award nominee Phil Keoghan is the host.

This season, the multi-Emmy-winning series sends 11 new teams on a race around the globe, making first time visits to exotic locations such as Indonesia, Malawi, Belgium and Denmark. Along the way, Teams will travel through four continents and 20 cities and cover nearly 40,000 miles.

Teams will be tested early and often and met with a new penalty called the "Hazard," which will impact one team's future on the race right from the starting line. The global journey sets off from the foothills of Southern California where the teams' problem-solving abilities will be put to the test as they search for clues to their first destination, Taipei, Taiwan. Teams fortunate enough to survive the first leg will find themselves amidst an 8th century Buddhist temple in Indonesia, riding elephants through the rain forests of Thailand, and racing for their lives when they discover they're facing the series' first-ever double elimination.

This season's cast includes a pair of Olympic snowboarders, twin sisters, an ex-NFL tight end, flight attendants, the youngest person to ever sail around the world alone, two winners of "Survivor" (Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca) and many more.

This fall marks the 10-year anniversary of "The Amazing Race," which originally premiered on Sept 5, 2001.

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