Fall TV Preview

Amazing Race 23 Cast Includes NFL Vets, NHL Ice Dancers, MLB Wives and 'Bingo Queens'

CBS has unveiled the cast for the 23rd running of The Amazing Race (premiering Sunday, Sept. 29), and among the globe-trotters are a pair of former NFL teammates, two MLB “baseball wives” (which apparently is an “occupation”) and a couple of self-described “bingo queens.”

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This fall’s TAR will bring back the Double Express Pass twist that was introduced last cycle — in which the first team to check in at the first pit stop will earn two “Express Passes” (one for themselves and one that must be given to another team by the end of the fifth leg) — while the challenges/destinations include paragliding in Iquique, Chile, a bone-chilling plunge in Norway and Formula One racing in Abu Dhabi.

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Scout out the 11 teams here, then share your knee-jerk predictions for who will excite you and who will annoy you.

Comments (24)

  • Why would you go on this show with your ex? I feel like that would be a terrible idea.

    Comment by Babybop – August 28, 2013 08:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • For a million dollars

      Comment by Keith – August 28, 2013 09:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jesus, except for the 1 married ER Physician every woman in this list seems to be a giant bimbo… cheerleaders, baseball wives, gym instructors and a frickin “Social Media Manager”. Why is it so hard for these reality shows to cast normal women?

    Comment by Eli – August 28, 2013 10:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Cool misogyny bro

      Comment by brycealexander – August 28, 2013 11:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sorry, what’s ‘bimbo’ about a social media manager? Because she happens to have boobs? And what bimbo about a young female doctor running the race with her father? Or a female ER doc running the race with her husband? You did say ALL the woman are bimbos, yet you missed these two in your breakdown of who’s what. I wouldn’t be shocked if the real reason you think this list lacks strong women is because all you notice are boobs…Each and every one of the ‘bimbos’ you mentioned could in fact be very strong women who happen to be gorgeous. Misogyny indeed, Eli.

      Comment by Abby – August 28, 2013 01:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • This (except that the ER doctor is the father; the daughter is a fitness instructor)

        Comment by guest – August 28, 2013 01:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That Social Media Manager competed 2 Masters Degrees by the time she was 22. How many Masters Degrees did you have at that age? Don’t judge so hastily.

      Comment by Adam – August 28, 2013 06:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Eli; What about this woman; “Marie “Reebs” Mazzocchi, 29, gym owner”; a Gym Owner; not normal enough for you?

      Comment by Ronnie – September 11, 2013 03:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The baseball wives have master degrees, Amy entered college at age 16 and went on to get 2 master degrees, Marie owns a successful gym. Your sexist remark is typical

      Comment by ann – October 23, 2013 12:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Once again we see the effects of affirmative action. The so called ER doctors are not even qualified to treat a hang-nail. If they were white, they would never have been allowed into med school.
      The most recent episodes show them to be
      a) racists(the “Afghanimals” ??? are you kidding me ?). Imagine if they were called the AfricanSavages,
      b) Whiners and backstabbers.
      c) cheats

      Let all people compete for and get jobs on an equal footing. In that case there would be no blacks in any profession. (Obama is not an American black)

      Comment by Albert Builder – November 24, 2013 05:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There doesn’t seem to be many man/woman couples this season. I see a lot of man/man pairings though. But what’s up with all these cousins, childhood friends, best friends, etc.? Doesn’t sound like a very good season.

    Comment by Tyler – August 28, 2013 10:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The married ER physicians are on ‘Untold Stories of the ER’ all the time. She’s a little intense.

    Comment by Louise – August 28, 2013 10:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 3 EM docs?

    Comment by le – August 28, 2013 11:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I miss the days when Amazing Race cast more ‘regular’ people. Honest, hard working Americans that wouldn’t normally get a chance to go on such an adventure and didn’t exactly look the part. Not NFL athletes and beauty models.

    Comment by liz – August 28, 2013 02:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree, most of these contestants have high paying careers or once were professional athletes. The show needs to get back to the regular everyday people that would really benefit from winning. I know that those people try to get on the show, but it appears they are only accepting a different class of people now. Sad for us regular guys

      Comment by Darlene B. Norris – September 3, 2013 02:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The hippie/long beard guys look like they might be fun. Other than that, I’ll hold my opinion until the premiere.

    Comment by JM – August 28, 2013 02:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Watching this season for the ice dancers….whee!XD.My favorite combo of hockey related and boobs!:)

    Comment by Shaun – August 28, 2013 02:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Doesn’t one of those NFL guys host Ninja Warrior?

    Comment by Evan – August 28, 2013 06:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The stunt casting of these reality shows is unfair to the regular folks at home watching ,they should be the contestants year to year!

    Comment by DavidSask – August 28, 2013 09:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Liking the diversity of the group! Nice to see a cross-section of Americans!

    Comment by Trip – August 29, 2013 01:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • For the past 5 or 6 seasons each couple has to have a gimmick…why can’t you just have “regular” people on the show like it used to be???!!!

    Comment by sally – August 29, 2013 05:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anybody watching The Amazing Race Canada Season 1?

    The only thing I don’t like is that the whole race is in Canada, I hope there is a season 2 where they go around the world.

    By the time the finale comes, TAR S23 will start :)

    Comment by AJ – August 29, 2013 10:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When they said “Bingo Queens” I thought two Grandmas who love bingo, not two fat mos.

    Comment by Heathers – August 30, 2013 08:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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