Who doesn’t love watching 22 stressed-out people racing (or sometimes simply bumbling) their way around the world? The drama returns this Sunday when “The Amazing Race,” our favorite travel reality show, kicks off its 17th season.
This year’s cast of 11 teams features a few intriguing pairings, such as beach volleyball partners, home shopping television hosts and a mom racing with the daughter she gave up for adoption 21 years ago. Of course, they’ll be accompanied by the usual young, attractive dating couples (including not one, but two blonde beauty queens!).
If you’re a fan of the show, don’t forget to stop by our Amazing Race message board each week for polls, discussions and speculation about each episode. You can weigh in with your early predictions about the teams on the Amazing Race 17 thread.
The 1.5-hour premiere of “The Amazing Race” airs this Sunday on CBS at 8:30 p.m. Eastern/7:30 p.m. Central.
–written by Sarah Schlichter