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09.01.2010

CBS ANNOUNCES THE CAST FOR THE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF "THE AMAZING RACE," WHICH PREMIERES WITH A SPECIAL 90-MINUTE DEBUT ON SUNDAY, SEPT. 26

11 Teams Will Travel Over 32,000 Miles, Spanning Four Continents and 30 Cities, with Inaugural Visits to Bangladesh, Ghana and a Trek Deep into the Arctic Circle

  

Click Here to Meet the Racers

  

CBS announced today the 11 new teams competing in the next installment of THE AMAZING RACE, which premieres with a special 90-minute debut on Sunday, Sept. 26 (8:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT).  Phil Keoghan is the host.

 

This season's cast of Racers will travel over 32,000 miles, covering four continents and 30 cities, with first-time visits to Bangladesh, Ghana and the Arctic Circle.  Additionally, for the first time in the history of the Race, the Team to finish in first place during the premiere episode will be awarded a surprise, game-changing advantage.

 

 

The new season features Racers from all walks of life, including a Team of Home Shopping hosts, newly dating couples, an Internet entertainer, Ivy League a cappella singers and a birth mother/daughter Team who were recently reunited after the mother gave her newborn daughter up for adoption over 20 years ago. 

 

Following are the 11 teams, listed in no particular order:

 

Brook Roberts

Age: 27

Hometown: San Diego, Calif.

Occupation: Home Shopping Host

 

Claire Champlin

Age: 30

Hometown: Reno, Nev.

Occupation: Home Shopping Host

 

Relationship: Home Shopping Hosts

 

 

 

Nick DeCarlo

Age: 26

Hometown: Henderson, Nev. 

Occupation: Bartender  

 

Vicki Casciola

Age: 26   

Hometown: Henderson, Nev. 

Occupation: Hair Stylist

 

 

Relationship: Dating

 

Ron Kellum

Age: 45

Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

Occupation: Director/Choreographer

 

Tony Stovall

Age: 42

Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.

Occupation: Doctoral Student (University of

Arizona)   

 

 

Relationship: Best Friends

 

 

Michael Wu

Age:  58

Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas

Occupation: Software Consultant and Content Creator  

                       

Kevin Wu

Age: 20

Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas

Occupation: Student/Internet Entertainer

 

 

Relationship: Father/Son

 

Chad Waltrip

Age: 26

Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Occupation: Operations Manager

 

Stephanie Smith

Age: 23

Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Occupation: Hair Stylist   

 

 

Relationship: Newly Dating

 

 

Nat Strand

Age: 31

Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.

Occupation: Doctor

 

Kat Chang

Age: 35

Hometown: Santa Monica, Calif. 

Occupation: Doctor

 

Relationship: Doctors/Friends

 

 

Gary Ervin

Age: 53

Hometown: Morganfield, Ky. 

Occupation: Entrepreneur  

 

Mallory Ervin

Age: 24

Hometown: Lexington, Ky.  

Occupation: Miss Kentucky 2009

 

Relationship: Father/Daughter

 

 

 

Connor Diemand-Yauman

Age:  22

Hometown: Chesterland, Ohio

Occupation: Student (Princeton)

 

Jonathan Schwartz

Age: 22

Hometown: Cranford, N.J.

Occupation: Student (Princeton)

 

Relationship: Ivy League A Cappella Singers

 

 

Jill Haney

Age: 27 

Hometown: Marina Del Ray, Calif.  

Occupation: Hair Stylist

 

Thomas Wolfard

Age: 30

Hometown: Marina Del Ray, Calif. 

Occupation: Ad Sales Director

 

Relationship: Dating

 

 

Andie DeKroon

Age:  43

Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.

Occupation: Stay-at-Home Mom

 

Jenna Sykes

Age: 21 

Hometown: Athens, Ga. 

Occupation: Student (University of Georgia)   

 

Relationship: Birth Mother/Daughter

 

 

Katie Seamon

Age: 23

Hometown: Rahway, N.J.

Occupation: Beach Volleyball Player

 

Rachel Johnston

Age: 24

Hometown: Moorestown, N.J

Occupation: Beach Volleyball Player

 

Relationship: Beach Volleyball Partners

 

THE AMAZING RACE sends 11 teams on a trek around the world.  Each Team is comprised of two people who have a pre-existing relationship with one another.  At every destination, each Team competes in a series of challenges - some mental and some physical - and when the tasks have been completed, they learn their next destination.  Teams who are farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning $1 million.

 

Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman and Elise Doganieri are the executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Earthview Inc. in association with ABC Studios and Amazing Race Productions.  THE AMAZING RACE was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri.

 

For more information on THE AMAZING RACE and the 11 new Teams, log on to http://www.cbs.com/

 

NOTE TO EDITORS:  Photos and bios are available on http://www.cbspressexpress.com/div.php/cbs_entertainment/original?id=6104&dpid=56

 

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Press Contacts:

Mitch Graham              818-655-1592             mitch.graham@cbs.com

Amy Miller                   212-975-4757             amy.miller@cbs.com

 

Photo Contacts:

Rudi Simpson               818-655-1545             rudi.simpson@cbs.com

Kathleen Prutting          212-975-8533             kprutting@cbs.com

 

 

 

Press:

Amy Miller
212-975-4757
Amy.Miller@cbs.com