TEN FAMILIES EMBARK ON THE ULTIMATE FAMILY VACATION
WHEN THE EMMY AWARD-WINNING REALITY SERIES
"THE AMAZING RACE: FAMILY EDITION" DEBUTS
WITH A SPECIAL 2-HOUR BROADCAST, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
"Go Mommy Go! We Can Beat Them!" -- Ten families will embark on the ultimate family vacation with one family taking home the $1 million prize when THE AMAZING RACE: FAMILY EDITION, the three-time Emmy Award-winning reality series, premieres with a special two-hour broadcast, Tuesday, September 27 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Phil Keoghan is the host of the series.
The picturesque New York skyline emerges as water taxis speed the 10 families across the New York Harbor as they ready themselves for a high-energy race through Manhattan. Fireworks begin immediately as one family bickers about getting lost in the crowded streets while another team complains of a leg injury. After completing their first task, families travel to Pennsylvania where they must paddle a rowboat across the Delaware River, the same place where George Washington famously crossed the Delaware during the Revolutionary War. At the detour, families choose between building a miniature working water mill or pulling a traditional Amish buggy along a 1.5-mile course. One family has a big scare as their buggy nearly runs over a team member, while another team becomes exhausted pushing their buggy through the countryside.
THE AMAZING RACE: FAMILY EDITION is an adventure reality show hosted by Phil Keoghan that pits 10 teams of families against each other in a race around the world for approximately 30 days. At every destination, each family must compete in a series of challenges, some mental and some physical, and only when the tasks have been completed will they learn their next destination. Families who are the farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning $1 million.
Following are the 10 families, listed in no particular order:
TEAM: GODLEWSKI SISTERS
Hometown: Des Plaines, Ill.
TEAM: WEAVER FAMILY (WIDOW AND KIDS)
Hometown: Ormond Beach, Fla.
TEAM: GAGHAN FAMILY
Hometown: Glastonbury, Conn.
TEAM: BLACK FAMILY
Hometown: Woodbridge, Va.
TEAM: LINZ FAMILY (SIBLINGS)
TEAM: ROGERS FAMILY
Hometown: Shreveport, La.
TEAM: SCHROEDER FAMILY (DAD, STEPMOM AND KIDS)
Hometown: New Orleans
TEAM: BRANSEN FAMILY (DAD AND DAUGHTERS)
Hometown: Park Ridge, Ill.
TEAM: AIELLO FAMILY (FATHER AND SONS-IN-LAW)
Hometown: Mansfield, Mass.
TEAM: PAOLO FAMILY
Hometown: Carmel, N.Y.
RATING: To Be Announced