‘The Amazing Race’ is an American reality competition television show that revolves around racing. The series is created by Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster. It is presented by Phil Keoghan. Jerry Bruckheimer, who is involved in projects like ‘CSI: Miami‘ and ‘Cold Case’ and has produced films like ‘Top Gun‘, ‘Black Hawk Down‘, and the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean‘ franchise, is one of the co-executive producers of this show. With so many talented people involved, it is unsurprising that since the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program was conceived in 2003, this show has managed to win it 10 out of 15 times. The show airs on CBS and first premiered on September 5, 2001.
If you are a die-hard fan of adventure, racing and adventure racing, this show is crafted just for you. You can literally feel the thrill of riding, driving, sailing, flying and journeying through different terrains in different parts of the world. If you are looking for that edge of the seat action, you need not look any further. The series received massive critical acclaim, with many critics saying that viewers can live vicariously through the contestants, though some have called it travel porn. It has led to several international versions with the same core structure.
The Amazing Race Cast: Who is in it?
There are 11 teams of two people each, it can be siblings, friends, relatives, neighbors, colleagues and even divorced couples. It brings out the teamwork and the spirit in them, putting together their brawns and brains to emerge as the winners, completing the race as they compete with the other couples. The contestants for ‘The Amazing Race’ keeps changing each season. Since fan sites keep a vigilant note of the activities of this show, the likely list of participants for the upcoming season include DeAngelo Williams and Gary Barnidge, who are friends and former NFL players; Cody Buell and Nathan Worthington who are noodlers and friends; Maddison and Riley McKibbin, who are brothers as well as professional beach volleyball players.
There are two teams of sisters this time, including Victoria and Michelle Newland, and Haley and Kaylynn Williams. James Wallington and Will Jardell, ‘The Backpacking Boyfriends’ who have their own YouTube channel, are also going to be participating. Other likely contestants are LaVonne Idlette & Kellie Wells, Olympic hurdlers, and friends, siblings Aparna and Eswar Dhinakaran, a father-son duo, that is, Frank and Jerry Eaves, and Leo Brown and Alana Folsom, a couple who are dating. There is supposed to be another team, but there has been no word on it yet. Watch the upcoming season to find out for sure if these are the contestants who are going to appear.
The Amazing Race Plot: What is it about?
To familiarize you with the show’s structure, it involves racing around the world. However, the race is divided into 12 legs and each leg has the teams deducing clues, or navigating themselves in foreign areas, and interacting with the locals. The contestants also have to perform both mental and physical challenges while they vie for various transportation options, be it via airplane, boat, taxi, or other options. They have to do all this on a limited budget that is provided for the show. At the end of each leg, teams get progressively eliminated and the first team to reach the end of the final leg is given a grand prize of a million dollars for the grueling challenges that they have to go through.