Amazing Race kicked off its 26th season this year with a premiere episode airing on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 on CBS with a special 90-minute episode, before moving back to its regular time slot on Fridays at 8PM ET.
New this season? Love is in the air with dating couples as well as blind dating couples who will be going on a whirlwind "date night around the world".
This season's cast includes dating Olympic medalists Aly Dudek and Steven Langton, along with New Kids on the Block member Jonathan Knight, racing with his boyfriend, Harley Rodriguez. The cast of this season marks the first time in the history of Amazing Race not to include at least one all-female team.
Meanwhile, check out all 11 teams traveling across 35,000 miles five continents and eight countries -- as they attempt to out-race and outsmart the competition. All this while they take part in challenges that range from local grunt work to hair-raising tests of strength and courage.
All about Amazing Race Season 26
This season, the itinerary includes visits to Japan, Thailand, Namibia, and Germany, as well as the series' first ever trip to Monaco. Some legs will also feature a special clue which wins the team a "Date Night" reward!
For the second season in a row, four teams compete in the final leg of the race. However, only three teams can compete for the $1 million grand prize, as one team is eliminated in the middle part of the final leg.
Along the way, the winners of each week's challenge may win a car, cash prizes, or an all-expense paid trip courtesy of Amazing Race's major sponsor, Travelocity.
At the big finish a $1 milllion grand prize awaits one lucky team when the Amazing Race Season 26 finale airs on Friday, May 15, 2015.
So far, everyone but Hayley & Blair, Jelani & Jenny, Laura & Tyler, and Mike & Rochelle have been eliminated -- leaving these four remaining teams to compete in the final episode.
Who will emerge victorious to claim the grand prize? Stay tuned!
Amazing Race Season 26 cast complete list:
• Hayley & Blair Blind Dating
• Jelani & Jenny Blind Dating
• Laura & Tyler Blind Dating
• Mike & Rochelle Dating for 8 Months
• Matt & Ashley Dating for 3 Years and Engaged
• Aly & Steve Dating for 7 Months
• Jeff & Jackie Blind Dating
• Bergen & Kurt Blind Dating
• Harley & Jonathan Dating for 7 Years
• Libby & CJ Dating for 10 Years
• Jeff & Lyda Dating for 4 Years
Around the Web, discover more in location photos, video, and recaps as another globe-hopping season of The Amazing Race reaches the final finish ...
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The Amazing Race - Official CBS site featuring team information, episode recaps, newsletter, video clips, pictures.
Reality Fan Forum- Amazing Race 26 Spoilers - Proceed at your own risk! If you want to see where they go or other sneak previews before the shows air, check out this dedicated fan forum featuring spoilers, sneaked photos, and more about the big finale.