'Amazing Race' gets new cast [PHOTOS]

"The Amazing Race" is gearing up for its 23rd season, which will pit 11 teams as they compete for a $1 million prize -- and see the world on the way.
Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   Aug. 29, 2013 at 10:22 AM
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"The Amazing Race" is gearing up for its 23rd season, which will pit 11 teams as they compete for a $1 million prize -- and see the world on the way.

Th Race will traverse four continents and nine countries for a journey of 35,000 miles, from paragliding over Childe to plunging into the seas of Norway and race -- literally -- in Formula One cars in Abu Dhabi.

The new season premieres September 29 and airs at 8 p.m. Sundays on CBS.

Here's a list of contestants, and flip through the slideshow (above) to get a pick at this season's teams.

The father/daughter duo Hoskote Venkatesh, ER Doctor Age: 60 Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif. & Naina Venkatesh, Fitness Instructor Age: 27 Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.

The new couple Jason Case, Owner of a Snowplow Company Age: 33 Hometown: Attleboro, Mass. & Amy Diaz, Social Media Manager Age: 29 Hometown: Providence, R.I.

The cousins Leo Temory, Entrepreneur/Restaurateur Age: 26 Hometown: Los Angeles & Jamal Zadran, CEO/Owner of Z.I.G. Age: 26 Hometown: Los Angeles

The best friends Tim Wiyninger, Oilfield Plant Operator Age: 26 Hometown: Cordell, Okla. & Daniel “Danny” Merkey, Oil Field Operator Age: 25 Hometown: Cordell, Okla.

The "Queens of Bingo" Rowan Joseph, Actor, Producer, Director and Voiceover Artist Age: 56 Hometown: Charlotte, N.C. & Shane Partlow, Actor/ Producer Age: 47 Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.

The childhood friends Brandon Squyres, Contractor Age: 34 Hometown: Chico, Calif. & Adam Switzer, Eco-friendly farmer Age: 34 Hometown: Chico, Calif.

The Kings Ice Crew Allison “Ally” Mello, The NHL’s LA Kings Ice Crew Girl Age: 22 Hometown: Los Angeles & Name: Ashley Covert, The NHL’s LA Kings Ice Crew Girl Age: 25 Hometown: Los Angeles

The married ER doctors Nicole Jasper, ER Physician Age: 39 Hometown: Atlanta, Ga. & Travis Jasper, ER Physician Age: 43 Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.

The baseball wives Nicole “Nicky” Getz, wife of Kansas City Royals' Chris Gets Age: 27 Hometown: Splits time between Kansas City and Troy, Mich. & Kim DeJesus, wife of Tampa Bay Rays' David DeJesus Age: 32 Hometown: Chicago

The exes Timothy Sweeney, Sports Marketing Age: 32 Hometown: Morristown, N.J. & Marie “Reebs” Mazzocchi, Fitness Trainer/Gym Owner Age: 29 Hometown: Morristown, N.J.

The former NFL teammates Chester Pitts II, Sports Analyst for “Texans Insider,” Executive Consultant for ZT Wealth and Altus HMS. Age: 33 Hometown: Missouri City, Texas Current occupation: *Played for Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks for more than 10 years in the NFL & Ephraim Salaam, Co-host of “Fox Sports Live.” Age: 36 Hometown: Studio City, Calif. Current occupation: *Played for Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons for 13 years in the NFL

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