“The Amazing Race” is heading into its 17th season this fall and will feature a reunited birth mother and daughter, a pair of a cappella singers and a beauty queen.
The season will kick off in a 90-minute premiere on Sunday, Sept. 26. The 11 teams will race through 30 cities in a 32,000-mile journey, which includes stops in Ghana, Bangladesh and the Arctic Circle for the first time in the show’s history.
CBS also says that the team who finishes first in the premiere episode will get a “surprise, game-changing advantage” that’s also new to the game.
One of the cast members, 20-year-old Kevin Wu, aka KevJumba, is a YouTube sensation with more than a million subscribers to his YouTube channel. He’s racing with his dad, Michael.
Here’sa list of all the teams:
Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin
Ages: 27, 30
Hometowns: San Diego; Reno, Nev.
Occupations: Home shopping hosts
Relationship: Home shopping hosts