PHOTOS – Meet The Cast of Amazing Race 17! Premieres Tonight!

Amazing Race 17

The all new season of the Amazing Race is set to debut tonight on CBS at 8:30/7:30c.

The 17th season of the show will follow 11 teams as they travel over 32,000 miles, spanning over four continents and 30 cities with inaugural visits to Bangladesh, Ghana and a Trek Deep into the Arctic Circle.

Additionally, for the first time in the show’s history, the Team to finish in first place during the premiere episode will be awarded a surprise, game-changing advantage.

The new season will feature contestants from all walks of life, including a team of home shopping hosts, newly dating couples, an Internet entertainer, Ivy League a cappella singers and a birth mother/daughter Team who were recently reunited after the mother gave her newborn daughter up for adoption over 20 years ago.

Phil Keoghan returns as the show host in tonight’s 90 minute premiere.

The cast photos and bios below!

Katie Seamon, 23 and Rachel Johnston, 24 (Beach Volleyball Players)


Chad Waltrip, 26 and Stephanie Smith, 23 (Dating Couple)



Jill Haney, 27 and Thomas Wolford, 30 (Dating Couple)


Andie DeKroon, 43 and Jenna Sykes, 21 (Birth Mother/Daughter)


Ron Kellum, 45 and Tony Stovall, 42 (Best Friends)


Nat Strand, 31 and Kat Chang, 35 (Doctors/Friends)


Amazing RaceNick De Carlo, 26 and Vicki Casciola, 26 (Dating Couple)


Connor Diemand-Yauman, 22 and Jonathan Schwartz, 22 (Ivy League Students/Cappella Singers)


Michael Wu, 58 and Kevin Wu, 20 (Father/Son)


Gary Ervin, 53 and Mallory Ervin, 24 (Father/Daughter)


Brook Roberts, 27 and Claire Champlin, 30