Teams will be tested early and often and met with a new penalty called the "Hazard," which will impact one team's future right from the starting line. The global journey sets off from the foothills of Southern California where the Teams' problem solving abilities will be put to the test as they search for clues to their first destination, Taipei, Taiwan. Teams fortunate enough to survive the first leg will find themselves amidst an 8th Century Buddhist temple in Indonesia, riding elephants through the rain forests of Thailand, and racing for their lives when they discover they're facing the series first ever Double Elimination. So many new twists this season!
This season's cast includes a pair of Olympic snowboarders, twin sisters, an ex-NFL tight end, flight attendants, the youngest person to ever sail around the world alone and two winners of Survivor, Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca. Meet all of the 11 teams after the jump!
This fall marks the 10 year anniversary of The Amazing Race, which originally premiered on Sept 5, 2001. You can learn more about the season 19 contestants over at CBS.com.
Will you be tuning in for the premiere of The Amazing Race? Who do you think has what it takes to go all the way? Leave a comment!