This Thursday marks the first episode of “The Amazing Race” in nearly a year, so be sure to get your first look at the Season 29 preview trailer above. This episode, titled “We’re Coming For You, Phil,” features a brand new twist for the 10-time Emmy winner for Best Reality-Competition Program by having 22 strangers team up at the starting line and run the race together. But rest assured, “Race” fans, as perennial host Phil Keoghan is back once again to oversee all the action. Are you excited for the new game change? Be sure to sound off in the comments section below.
The long-running reality TV show took a break last fall, and now Season 29 is set to begin in its new time period of Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. on CBS. Here are the 22 new “Amazing Race” players:
Shamir Arzeno (28), a banking firm associate from Bronx, New York.
Logan Bauer (27), an orthopedic device specialist from Navarre, Florida.
Olive Beauregard (24), a firefighter from Providence, Rhode Island.
Brooke Camhi (36), a business development director from Lynbrook, New York.
Tara Carr (38), a U.S. Army officer from Alexandria, Virginia.
Joey Covino (46), a police sergeant from Boston, Massachusetts.
Becca Droz (26), a rock climbing instructor/barista from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Liz Espey (24), an auctioneer from Maryville, Missouri.
Scott Flanary (34), a university recruiting manager from Charlotte, North Carolina.
Sara Fowler (27), a luxury real estate agent from Baltimore, Maryland.
London Kaye (27), a street artist from New York, New York.
Matt Ladley (25), a professional snowboarder from Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Jenn Lee (25), a professional model from Palos Verdes, California.
Kevin Ng (31), an athletic trainer from San Diego, California.
Francesca Piccoli (33), a U.S. Army officer from Banning, California.
Floyd Pierce (21), a college student from Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
Michael Rado (37), a butcher from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Redmond Ramos (28), a motivational speaker from Fremont, California.
Jessica “Jessie” Lynn Shields (28), a K9 police officer from Howland, Ohio.
Ashton Theiss (25), a real estate agent from Fort Worth, Texas.
Seth Tyler (37), a police officer from Seattle, Washington.
Vanck Zhu (28), an investment researcher from Saint Paul, Minnesota.
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