CBS Reveals New Cast of ‘The Amazing Race’

The new cast from the 22nd installment of 'The Amazing Race' (Photo: CBS)

Ready, set, race!

A new set of 11 teams will embark on a mad dash around the world for a shot at winning $1 million dollars on a new season of “The Amazing Race.”

The Emmy-winning reality series returns with a new season and a new twist on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 8/7c on CBS. The network announced Wednesday the cast of characters who will embark on the 25-trek that will cover more than 30,000 miles, five continents, nine countries, innumerable bad taxi rides — and a 10,000 feet skydive in Bora Bora. The teams include a pair of Roller Derby Moms, country singers, firefighters and twin OB/GYNs.

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The 22nd installment of “The Amazing Race” will introduce a new twist to the game in which the first team to check in at the first pit stop will earn two “Express Passes” – one to keep for themselves and one that must be given to another Team by the end of the fourth leg of the Race, according to the press release.

Meet the Season 22 Teams of Amazing Racers:

~ Idries Abdur-Rahman and Jamil Abdur-Rahman, Twin Doctors

~ Max Bichler and Katie Bichler, Newlyweds

~ Mona Egender and Beth Bandimere, Roller Derby Moms

~ Bates Battaglia and Anthony Battaglia, Hockey Brothers

~ Chuck McCall and Wynona McCall, Married Couple

~ David O’Leary and Connor O’Leary, Father-Son, both cancer survivors

~ Caroline Cutbirth and Jennifer Kuhle, Friends/Country Singers

~ Joey Graceffa and Meghan Camarena, Friends/YouTube Hosts

~ Pamela Chien and Winnie Sung, Best Friends

~ Jessica Hoel and John Erck, Dating Couple

~ Matthew Davis and Daniel Moss, Best Friends/Firefighters

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