The Amazing Race Season 26: Now we’re getting desperate

The Amazing Race 26 Ryan Berenz

The globe-trotting reality competition series The Amazing Race gets a new twist in Season 26, as all of the teams embarking on the journey are made up of dating couples, five of whom are on a “blind date.”

The Amazing Race 26
Top Row, L-R: Tyler Adams, Laura Pierson, Jeff Magee, Lyda Grawn, Michael Dombrowski, Rochelle Nevedal, Bergen Olsen, Kurt Jordan Belcher, Aly Dudek, Steven Langton, Lebya Simpson, C.J. Harris; Bottom Row, L-R: Jeffrey Weldon, Jackie Ibarra, Jonathan Knight, Harley Rodriguez, Blair Townsend, Hayley Keel, Jelani Roy, Jenny Wu, Ashley Gordon, Matt Cucolo

It’s Season 26 (!) of The Amazing Race, a show in which all seasons have been exactly like the one that came before it. But in the 90-minute season premiere on CBS Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 9:30pm ET/PT, a dating-show element has been added with 11 teams made up of dating couples: six teams are preexisting couples, and five teams will see their partners meet for the first time at the starting line for a blind date. The series moves to its regular time period on Friday, Feb. 27, at 8pm ET/PT. Phil Keoghan returns as the host.

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