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Preview: 'The Amazing Race' Begins 33rd Season On CBS

(CBS)-- "The Amazing Race" begins its historic 33rd trip around the world when 11 new teams take off from their homes and travel to their first destination, London, England, on the special two-hour season premiere of "The Amazing Race" Wednesday, Jan. 5 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. The historic season began filming in February 2020, but after three legs was forced to halt production due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over one and a half years later and the longest pitstop in the show's history, The Amazing Race resumed and concluded production this fall. Phil Keoghan is the host.

Following are the teams competing on the upcoming season of "The Amazing Race":

Akbar Cook Sr. (45) and Sheridan Cook (44)

Married educators from Martinsville, N.J.

Watch: Meet Akbar and Sheridan

Anthony Sadler (29) and Spencer Stone (29)

Childhood friends from Sacramento, Calif.

Watch: Meet Anthony and Spencer

Arun Kumar (56) and Natalia Kumar (28)

Father and daughter from Detroit, Mich.

Watch: Meet Arun and Natalia

Caro Viehweg (23) and Ray Gantt (25)

Dating from Los Angeles and Toms River, N.J., respectively.

Watch: Meet Caro and Ray

Connie (37) and Sam (39) Greiner

Married couple from Charlotte, N.C.

Watch: Meet Connie and Greiner

Kim (45) and Penn (47) Holderness

Internet personalities from Raleigh, N.C.

Watch: Meet Kim and Penn

Marianela "Lulu" (37) and Marissa "Lala" (37) Gonzalez

Twins and radio hosts from North Bergen, N.J.

Watch: Meet Lulu and Lala

Michael Norwood (36) and Armonde "Moe" Badger (42)

Singing police officers from Buffalo, N.Y.

Watch: Meet Michael and Moe

Raquel Moore (31) and Cayla Platt (30)

Flight attendants from Chicago, Ill. and Gulf Breeze, Fla., respectively.

Watch: Meet Raquel and Cayla

Ryan Ferguson (37) and Dusty Harris (38)

Best friends from Columbia, Mo.

Watch: Meet Ryan and Dusty

Taylor Green-Jones (38) and Isaiah Green-Jones (31)

YouTube sensations from Portland, Ore.

Watch: Meet Taylor and Isaiah

"The Amazing Race" sends 11 teams on a trek around the world. Each team is comprised of two people who have a pre-existing relationship with one another. 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.

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