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AMAZING RACE, THE
Air Date: Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#3001) "You're a Champion, Prove It (Iceland)"
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THE MILESTONE 30TH SEASON OF "THE AMAZING RACE" KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH SOME OF THE MOST COMPETITIVE RACERS TO EVER TAKE ON THE RACE, WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3

"You're a Champion, Prove It" (Iceland)
- The milestone 30th season of THE AMAZING RACE kicks off from Washington Square Park in New York City with some of the most competitive and accomplished group of racers ever to take on the Race. Teams travel to their first destination, Iceland, where they must traverse a massive canyon high above the Geitargljufur River, on the season premiere of THE AMAZING RACE, Wednesday, Jan. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Phil Keoghan (@PhilKeoghan)
is the host.

Following are the 11 teams, listed in no particular order:

CEDRIC AND SHAWN #TeamSlamDunk

Name: Cedric Ceballos
Age: 48
Current occupation: Retired NBA Player
Qualifications: Former NBA All-Star and Slamdunk Champion
Instagram: @cedceballos

Name: Shawn Marion
Age: 39
Hometown: Chicago
Connection to teammate: Retired NBA Player
Qualifications: 4-time NBA All-Star and NBA Champion 2011
Instagram: @matrix31
Twitter: @matrix31

APRIL AND SARAH #TeamGoatYoga

Name: April Gould
Age: 39
Hometown: Gilbert, Ariz.
Connection to teammate: Friends
Qualifications: Goat Yoga Instructor
Instagram: @AprilGouldNinja
Twitter: @AprilGouldNinja and @GoatYoga

Name: Sarah Williams
Age: 39
Hometown: Mesa, Ariz.
Connection to teammate: Friends
Qualifications: Goat Yoga Instructor
Instagram: @desertpaddleboards
Twitter: @GoatYoga

CODY AND JESSICA #TeamBigBrother

Name: Cody Nickson
Age: 32
Hometown: Plano, Texas
Connection to teammate: Dating
Qualifications: "Big Brother 19" Power Couple
Instagram: @codythemarine
Twitter: @codythemarine

Name: Jessica Graf
Age: 26
Hometown: Los Angeles
Connection to teammate: Dating
Qualifications: "Big Brother 19" Power Couple
Instagram: @thejessicagraf
Twitter: @thejessicagraf

HENRY AND EVAN #TeamYale

Name: Henry Zhang
Age: 22
Hometown: Los Angeles
Connection to teammate: Dating
Qualifications: Former President of the Yale Debate Team
Instagram: @HenryTZhang
Twitter: @HenryTZhang

Name: Evan Lynyak
Age: 22
Hometown: Los Angeles
Connection to teammate: Dating
Qualifications: Top-ranking Female Debater in the World in 2016
Instagram: @evan.lynyak

TREVOR AND CHRIS #TeamWellStrung

Name: Trevor Wadleigh
Age: 30
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Connection to teammate: Dating
Qualifications: Billboard Chart-Topping Musician in the String Quartet "Well Strung"
Instagram: @tdwadleigh

Name: Chris Marchant
Age: 33
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Connection to teammate: Dating
Qualifications: Billboard Chart-Topping Musician in the String Quartet "Well Strung"
Instagram: @chrisjmarchant
Twitter: @chrisjmarchant

ALEX AND CONOR #TeamIndyCar

Name: Alexander Rossi
Age: 26
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
Connection to teammate: IndyCar Drivers and Friends
Qualifications: Indianapolis 500 winner 2016
Instagram: @alexanderrossi
Twitter: @AlexanderRossi

Name: Conor Daly
Age: 25 (26 on 12/15/17)

Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
Connection to teammate: IndyCar Drivers and Friends
Qualifications: Placed 2nd in the Detroit Grand Prix
Instagram: @conordaly22
Twitter: @conordaly22 DESSIE AND KAYLA #TheRingGirls

Name: Dessie Mitcheson
Age: 27
Hometown: Apollo, Pa.
Connection to teammate: Friends
Qualifications: Ring Girl and Instagram Model
Instagram: @dessiemitcheson

Name: Kayla Fitzgerald
Age: 26
Hometown: Clermont, Fla.
Connection to teammate: Friends
Qualifications: Ring Girl and Instagram Model
Instagram: @kaylafitz3

JOEY AND TIM #TeamChomp

Name: Joey Chestnut
Age: 33
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
Connection to teammate: Friends
Qualifications: World Champion Competitive Eater
Instagram: @joey.chestnut
Twitter: @joeyjaws

Name: Tim Janus
Age: 41
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Connection to teammate: Friend
Qualifications: Former Competitive Eater
Instagram: @timothyjanus
Twitter: @eaterx

KRISTI AND JEN #TeamExtreme

Name: Kristi Leskinen
Age: 36
Hometown: Uniontown, Pa. and Scottsdale, Ariz.
Connection to teammate: Retired Professional Skiers and Friends
Qualifications: 2nd Place World Champion and 3rd Place X Games Skier
Instagram: @kristileskinen
Twitter: @kristileskinen

Name: Jen Hudak
Age: 30
Hometown: Park City, Utah
Connection to teammate: Professional Skiers and Friends
Qualifications: 2-time X Games Gold Medalist & 4-time National Champion
Instagram: @jenhudak
Twitter: @jenhudak

LUCAS AND BRITTANY #TeamOceanRescue

Name: Lucas Bocanegra
Age: 35
Hometown: Miami Springs, Fla.
Connection to teammate: Dating
Qualifications: Lifeguard Lieutenant
Instagram: @luc8719
Twitter: @luc8719

Name: Brittany Austin
Age: 31
Hometown: Miami Springs, Fla.
Connection to teammate: Dating
Qualifications: Ocean Rescue Lifeguard
Instagram: @bitaba10 ERIC AND DANIEL #TheFirefighters

Name: Eric Guiffreda
Age: 33
Hometown: Ponchatoula, La.
Connection to teammate: Twin Brothers
Qualifications: Firefighter
Twitter: @Eguiffreda

Name: Daniel Guiffreda
Age: 33
Hometown: Gonzales, La.
Connection to teammate: Twin Brothers
Qualifications: Firefighter THE AMAZING RACE sends 11 teams on a trek around the world. Each Team is comprised of two people. At every destination, each Team competes in a series of challenges - some mental and some physical - and when the tasks have been completed, they learn their next destination. Teams who are farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning at least $1 million. Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri and Mark Vertullo are the executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Worldrace Productions in association with ABC Studios and Amazing Race Productions. THE AMAZING RACE was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri. For more detailed information on THE AMAZING RACE and the Racers' bios, log on to http://www.cbs.com/shows/amazing_race/. Photos are available on www.cbspressexpress.com Website: www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/amazingrace
Twitter: www.twitter.com/amazingrace_cbs
Instagram: @TheAmazingRace_CBS CBS Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/CBSTweet Phil Keoghan: https://twitter.com/PhilKeoghan Bertram van Munster: https://twitter.com/BvMProfilesTV Elise Doganieri: https://twitter.com/EliseDoganieri * * * Press Contacts: Mallory Mason 818-655-1596 mallory.mason@cbs.com Christine Park 818-655-1596 christine.park@cbs.com Photo Contacts: Amanda Beane 818-655-1545 amanda.beane@cbs.com Kathleen Holloway 212-975-8533 kholloway@cbs.com Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Feedback � 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved Press Express Logo CBS ENTERTAINMENTCBS NEWSCBS SPORTSSHOWTIMETHE CWCBS CORPORATIONOTHER CBS SITES Sign In or Register Search Shows Releases Photos GIFs Video Schedule Executives Contacts TCA Summer Press Tour 2017 Press Release back to list DOWNLOAD PRINT Share| 12.12.2017

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AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
Returns in TBA 2018 or 2019 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/5/01 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2018/2019 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
31 (??? episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2018-19 season (the show's 31st) on 4/18/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, April 2018) Demonstrating strength, stability and depth across the schedule, CBS announced today the renewals of 11 more primetime series for the 2018-2019 season. Combined with previously announced pickups, CBS has now renewed 17 series for next year, including its entire Tuesday and Friday night lineups. TODAY'S ANNOUNCEMENTS: BLUE BLOODS; BULL; HAWAII FIVE-0; MADAM SECRETARY; MACGYVER; NCIS: LOS ANGELES; NCIS: NEW ORLEANS; SURVIVOR; THE AMAZING RACE; 48 HOURS; 60 MINUTES. PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED PICKUPS: THE BIG BANG THEORY; YOUNG SHELDON; MOM; NCIS; SEAL TEAM; S.W.A.T. To date, the Network has renewed 12 of the top 20 scripted series; 12 series with 10+ million viewers (more than the other networks combined); and three of the top six most-watched freshman series (YOUNG SHELDON, SEAL TEAM and S.W.A.T.).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Phil Keoghan as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bertram van Munster as CRTR/EP
· Elise Doganieri as CRTR/EP
· Jerry Bruckheimer as EP
· Jonathan Littman as EP
· Mark Vertullo as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Amazing Race Productions
· Jerry Bruckheimer Television