The Amazing Race 33 is Finally Here: Meet the Teams (Video)

Pictured: Top Row, L-R: Connie and Sam Greiner, Anthony Sadler and Spencer Stone, Arun and Natalia Kumar, Taylor and Isaiah Green-Jones; Middle Row, L-R: Michael Norwood and Moe Badger, Lulu and Lala Gonzalez, Caro Viehweg and Ray Gantt, Raquel Moore and Cayla Platt, Ryan Ferguson and Dusty Harris; Bottom Row, L-R: Akbar and Sheri Cook, Kim and Penn Holderness Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2020 

The Amazing Race 33 is Finally Here

The Amazing Race begins its 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  tonight (Jan 5) (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS and streaming live and on demand on Paramount+*.

The 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 hosts.

The 11 teams begin the season from their homes and travel to London, England, where they must find “The Queen” and “Boris Johnson” having a nosh. They then travel to Scotland, where the nearly 20-month pitstop began.

Host Phil Keoghan will utter the iconic words “the world is waiting for you (again)” at the re-start line of leg four in Switzerland, and teams then travel through France, Greece, Portugal and Los Angeles, where the team to cross the final finish line first will be crowned the winners of The Amazing Race and the $1 million prize.

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

Pictured: Akbar Cook and Sheri Cook. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2020 

Akbar Cook Sr. (45) and Sheridan Cook (44)
Married educators from Martinsville, N.J.

Pictured: Anthony Sadler and Spencer Stone. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2020 

Anthony Sadler (29) and Spencer Stone (29)
Childhood friends from Sacramento, Calif.

Pictured: Arun Kumar and Natalia Kumar. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2020 

Arun Kumar (56) and Natalia Kumar (28)
Father and daughter from Detroit, Mich.

Pictured: Caro Viehweg and Ray Gantt. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2020 

Caro Viehweg (23) and Ray Gantt (25)
Dating from Los Angeles and Toms River, N.J., respectively.

Pictured: Connie Greiner and Sam Greiner. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2020 

Connie Griner (37) and Sam Greiner (39) 
Married couple from Charlotte, N.C.

Pictured: Kim Holderness and Penn Holderness. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2020 

Kim Holderness (45) and Penn Holderness (47) 
Internet personalities from Raleigh, N.C.

Pictured: Lulu Gonzalez and Lala Gonzalez. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2020 

Marianela “Lulu” Gonzalez (37) and Marissa “Lala” Gonzalez (37) 
Twins and radio hosts from North Bergen, N.J.

Pictured: Michael Norwood and Moe Badger. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2020 

Michael Norwood (36) and Armonde “Moe” Badger (42)
Singing police officers from Buffalo, N.Y.

Pictured: Raquel Moore and Cayla Platt. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2020 

Raquel Moore (31) and Cayla Platt (30)
Flight attendants from Chicago, Ill. and Gulf Breeze, Fla., respectively.

Pictured: Ryan Ferguson and Dusty Harris. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2020 

Ryan Ferguson (37) and Dusty Harris (38)
Best friends from Columbia, Mo.

Pictured: Taylor Green-Jones and Isaiah Green-Jones. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2020 

Taylor Green-Jones (38) and Isaiah Green-Jones (31)
YouTube sensations from Portland, Ore.

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