CBS has announced the eleven new teams who will be traveling 30,000 miles across five continents in 23 days to compete and win the US$1 million prize in the much-awaited season of The Amazing Race 13. The pilot episode of this reality show will be aired live via satellite on Studio 23 this Monday (September 29), 8:00 am, with a primetime telecast every Tuesday at 8:30 pm.
It will feature a variety of firsts, including: teams traveling to a real-life water world where its inhabitants live on a floating city; first time visits for the race to locations such as Cambodia and Kazakhstan; and one team makes an unprecedented mistake on the road that ultimately prohibits them from joining their fellow racers at the finish line.
This edition also features couples in various stages of their lives such as married beekeepers who have been together for years, a married but separated couple who is looking to rebuild their marriage, a newly dating couple who is still getting to know each other and best friends who are comic book aficionados and describe the race as "the ultimate game on the biggest game board you can imagine."
The eleven teams are composed of Marisa and Brooke (Southern Belles), Terence and Sarah (Dating Couple), Andrew and Dan (Fraternity Brothers), Aja and Ty (Long Distance Couple), Mark and Bill (Comic Book Geeks), Toni and Dallas (Mother and Son), Nick and Starr (Brother and Sister), Anita and Arthur (Married Hippies), Kelly and Christy (Best Friends), Ken and Tina (Estranged Couple), and Anthony and Stephanie (Dating Couple).
The Amazing Race is nominated in the newly formed category Outstanding Reality-Competition Program in the 60th Annual Emmy Awards, which will have a primetime telecast on Studio 23 this Friday (September 26) at 7:30 pm.