CBS to debut twentieth season of 'The Amazing Race' on Feb. 19
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/28/2011
CBS has announced the twentieth season of The Amazing Race will premiere Sunday, February 19 at 8PM ET/PT.
As a result of The Amazing Race's premiere, Undercover Boss -- which the network has scheduled to premiere on Sunday, January 15 at 8PM ET/PT -- will move to Fridays at 8PM ET/PT starting on February 17, following three consecutive Sunday broadcasts.
While the network has yet to officially announce next season's cast, former Big Brother couple Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas -- who both competed on Big Brother's twelfth season in 2010 and then subsequently returned to the show for this past summer's thirteenth-season "duos" twist -- will be among the cast members, according to eyewitness sightings of the racing teams.
"Engaged Couple" Ernie Halvorsen and Cindy Chiang were crowned the champions of The Amazing Race's nineteenth season and claimed the $1 million grand prize during the CBS reality competition's finale episode that aired earlier this month. Halvorsen and Chiang edged out fellow Racers Jeremy Cline and Sandy Draghi to win the around-the-world competition.