The Amazing Raceis about to embark on its 23rd sprint around the world, and hostPhil Keoghanwill welcome11 new teams on 35,000 mile, $1 million journey.Meet the cast! See photos of Amazing Race's new teamsThe Emmy Award-winning series will bring back ...
The Amazing Race is about to embark on its 23rd sprint around the world, and host Phil Keoghan will welcome11 new teams on 35,000 mile, $1 million journey.Meet the cast! See photos of Amazing Race's new teamsThe Emmy Award-winning series will bring back the Double Express Pass the series introduced last season. Whoever is the first team to check in at the first pit stop will earn two Express Passes, one which they keep and another which they must give to a different team by the end of the fifth leg of the race.So who will brave paragliding in Chile, a freezing plunge in Norway and Formula One racing in Abu Dhabi? Check out all 11 teams below. Fall Preview: Get scoop on 40 of your favorite returning showsThe Amazing Race premieres Sunday, Sept. 29 at 8/7c on CBS.(Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS.)Name: Hoskote VenkateshAge: 60Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif. Current occupation: ER DoctorName: Naina VenkateshAge: 27Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.Current occupation: Fitness Instructor Connection: Father/daughterName: Jason CaseAge: 33Hometown: Attleboro, Mass. Current occupation: Owner of a Snowplow Company Name: Amy DiazAge: 29Hometown: Providence, R.I.Current occupation: Social Media ManagerConnection: DatingName: Leo TemoryAge: 26Hometown: Los AngelesCurrent occupation: Entrepreneur/RestaurateurName: Jamal ZadranAge: 26Hometown: Los Angeles Current occupation: CEO/Owner of Z.I.G.(Zadran Investment Group)Connection: CousinsName: Tim WiyningerAge: 26Hometown: Cordell, Okla. Current occupation: Oilfield Plant OperatorName: Daniel "Danny" MerkeyAge: 25Hometown: Cordell, Okla. Current occupation: Oil Field Operator Connection: Best friendsName: Rowan JosephAge: 56Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.Current occupation: Actor, Producer, Director and Voiceover ArtistName: Shane PartlowAge: 47Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.Current occupation: Actor/ ProducerConnection: Theater performers. They call themselves the "Queens of Bingo."Name: Brandon Squyres Age: 34Hometown: Chico, Calif. Current occupation: Contractor Name: Adam SwitzerAge: 34Hometown: Chico, Calif.Current occupation: Eco-friendly farmer Connection: Childhood friendsName: Allison "Ally" Mello Age: 22Hometown: Los AngelesCurrent occupation: The NHL's L.A. Kings Ice Crew GirlName: Ashley Covert Age: 25Hometown: Los AngelesCurrent occupation: The NHL's L.A. Kings Ice Crew GirlConnection: L.A. Kings ice ccew Name: Nicole JasperAge: 39Hometown: Atlanta, Ga. Current occupation: ER Physician Name: Travis JasperAge: 43Hometown: Atlanta, Ga. Current occupation: ER PhysicianConnection: Married ER doctorsName: Nicole "Nicky" GetzAge: 27Hometown: Splits time between Kansas City and Troy, Mich.Current occupation: Training to be a Pilates Instructor/Baseball Wife (married to Kansas City Royals' Chris Getz)Name: Kim DeJesus Age: 32Hometown: Chicago Current occupation: Baseball Wife (married to the Tampa Bay Rays' David DeJesusConnection: Baseball WivesName: Timothy SweeneyAge: 32Hometown: Morristown, N.J.Current occupation: Sports Marketing Name: Marie "Reebs" MazzocchiAge: 29Hometown: Morristown, N.J.Current occupation: Fitness Trainer/Gym Owner Connection: ExesName: Chester Pitts IIAge: 33Hometown: Missouri City, TexasCurrent occupation: Sports Analyst for "Texans Insider," Executive Consultant for ZT Wealth and Altus HMS.Name: Ephraim SalaamAge: 36Hometown: Studio City, Calif. Current occupation: Co-host of "Fox Sports Live." Connection: Former NFL Teammates
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