After nearly two years spent waiting at the starting line, the 32nd running of The Amazing Race will hit your screens in mid-October — and here is your first look at the 11 teams, plus a promo that might tug at your pandemic-era heartstrings a bit.
Filmed back in November of the year 2018 (Rubik’s Cubes and Easy-Bake Ovens were all the rage!), The Amazing Race 32 will premiere on CBS on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 9/8c (after originally/briefly being slotted for this past May). With this edition, which visits destinations such as Trinidad, Tobago, France, Germany and Brazil, the Emmy-winning reality-TV competition will cross a major “miles”-stone, having traversed one million of ’em around the world.
As seen in the photo album below, this cycle’s Racers include former NFL Stars DeAngelo Williams (of the Panthers and Steelers) and Gary Barnidge (Panthers, Browns), Olympians Kellie Wells-Brinkley and LaVonne Idlette, and hirsute pro volleyball players Riley and Maddison McKibbin.
The promo above, meanwhile, reminds us that TAR 32 was filmed wellllll ahead of the coronavirus pandemic (disco was king!), and as such will offer up a reminder of what is good in the world.
“Elise and I created The Amazing Race 20 years ago as a way to bring the expansive beauty of the world into audiences’ living rooms in an exciting way,” series co-creator Bertram van Munster said in a statement. “This year has been a challenge for everyone, and we hope this season, during which Race will reach the remarkable milestone of one million miles traveled around the world, helps satisfy viewers’ wanderlust. We look forward to when we can all travel again!”
Review the Racers below and tell us who you’ll be rooting for!
DEANGELO & GARY
DeAngelo Williams (36) and Gary Barnidge (34)
Former NFL stars from Charlotte, N.C. and Middleburg, Fla.
ESWAR & APARNA
Eswar (24) and Aparna Dhinakaran (26)
Siblings from Fremont and Berkeley, Calif
JERRY & FRANK
Jerry (61) and Frank (25) Eaves
Father and son from Louisville, Ky.
KAYLYNN & HALEY
Kaylynn (30) and Haley Williams (31)
Sisters from Bluffton, S.C.
CHEE & HUNG
Chee Lee (38) and Hung Nguyen (39)
Married parents from Houston, Texas
LEO & ALANA
Leo Brown (31) and Alana Folsom (29)
Dating from Somerville, Mass.
MICHELLE & VICTORIA
Michelle (34) and Victoria Newland (33)
Sisters from Lafayette, La.
NATHAN & CODY
Nathan Worthington (39) and Cody Buell (33)
Best friends from Dayton, Tenn. and Paint Lick, Ky.
WILL & JAMES
Will Jardell (30) and James Wallington (31)
Dating from Nederland, Texas and Grand Rapids, Mich.
RILEY & MADDISON
Riley (31) and Maddison McKibbin (29)
Pro volleyball players from Honolulu, Hawaii
KELLIE & LAVONNE
Kellie Wells-Brinkley (37) and LaVonne Idlette (34)
Olympic hurdlers from Richmond, Va. and Hampton, Va.