CBS Press Release:
BIGGER PREMIERE, FASTER COURSE,
ONE TEAM GOES HOME BEFORE LEAVING THE STARTING LINE
CBS Announces the 12 Teams Racing in the 15th Installment Of The
Emmy Award-Winning Series “The Amazing Race” Premiering on Sept. 27
CBS today announced the 12 Teams set to compete in THE AMAZING RACE 15, which premieres with a special two-hour episode on Sunday, Sept. 27 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. 2009 Emmy Award nominee, Phil Keoghan, is the host.
Contestants will travel one of the fastest courses ever assembled on the Race — spanning eight countries in just 21 days. Season 15 also features the quickest elimination in the history of the series, sending one Team home before they leave the starting line. Teams fortunate enough to avoid the surprise elimination and compete for the $ 1 million prize will face the “Switchback,” which sends Teams back to the site of one of the series’ most infamous Roadblocks, as well as a surprise appearance by one of America’s most beloved entertainers, a visit to the world’s tallest building and a spicy twist on a Japanese game show.
“This season we wanted to keep the Racers and our fans on their toes and make sure no one gets too comfortable,” stated Bertram van Munster, Executive Producer and Co-Creator of THE AMAZING RACE. “We’re adding some new surprise elements including our quickest elimination ever as well as revisiting one of the most challenging Roadblocks our Teams have ever encountered during our past 15 seasons.”
Season 15 features a diverse cast of Racers including a Team of Harlem Globetrotters, professional female poker players, the first-ever Racer with Asperger’s Syndrome, married yoga teachers and a former Miss America.
THE AMAZING RACE won its sixth straight Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Competition Program last year and is nominated for an unprecedented seventh consecutive award later this month.
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