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08.25.2015

ELEVEN NEW TEAMS TAKE OFF ON THE JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME FROM VENICE BEACH, CALIF. AND HEAD TO RIO DE JANEIRO, ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF “THE AMAZING RACE,” FRIDAY, SEPT. 25

“A Little Too Much Beefcake” (Rio de Janeiro) – Eleven new teams take off on the journey of a lifetime from Venice Beach, Calif. and head for Rio de Janeiro, where teams take a thrilling helicopter ride and face a huge decision at the Fast Forward, on the season premiere of THE AMAZING RACE, Friday, Sept. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Phil Keoghan (@PhilKeoghan) is the host.

Following are the 11 teams competing on the new season of THE AMAZING RACE:

  •  Ernest Phillips and Jin Lao, Brothers from Boston
  •  Denise Williams and James Earl Corley, Mother and Son from Prattville, Ala.
  •  Cindy and Rick Chac, Newlyweds from San Diego, Calif.
  •  Alex Manard and Adam Dingeman, Cousins from Champaign, Ill. and Des Moines, Iowa, respectively
  •  Justin Scheman and Diana Bishop, Engaged Couple from Philadelphia
  •  Jazmine Lewis and Danielle Littleton, Athletes from Los Angeles
  •  Tanner Kloven and Josh Ahern, Best Friends from Dallas
  •  Kelly Berning and Shevonne Sullivan, TMZ Editor and Post Production Supervisor, respectively, from Los Angeles
  •  Kelsey Gerckens and Joey Buttitta, Dating News Anchors from Santa Barbara, Calif.
  •  Logan Fazio and Chris Gordon, Dating Paparazzi from Miami Beach, Fla.
  •  Tiffany Chantell Torres and Krista DeBono, Friends from Hoboken New Jersey and Staten Island, NY, respectively

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, the teams compete 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 at least $1 million.

Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri and Mark Vertullo 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.

CHEAT TWEET: On our mark, get set, go! #AmazingRace takes off for #RiodeJaniero! Season premiere 9/25 8/7c #CBS  http://bit.ly/1NSxjfC 

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Press Contacts:

Mallory Mason  818-655-1596  mallory.mason@cbs.com

Christine Park  818-655-1597  christine.park@cbs.com 

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

Press:

Mallory Mason
818-655-1596
mallory.mason@cbs.com

Christine Park
818-655-1597
christine.park@cbs.com

 

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Amanda Beane
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