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CBS reveals 'The Amazing Race 9' cast, series to debut February 28


By Reality TV World staff, 01/30/2006 

CBS has revealed the identities of the eleven teams who will be competing on The Amazing Race 9, the new edition of its three-time Emmy Award-winning reality adventure series that will debut with a special two-hour premiere on Tuesday, February 28 at 9PM ET/PT.

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The first "regular" The Amazing Race to air since last fall's disappointing family edition featured families of four traveling primarily around the United States, The Amazing Race 9 will feature the return of the long-running reality franchise's traditional teams of two racing around the world format.

Starting in the United States -- reportedly Denver, Colorado -- The Amazing Race 9's teams will travel around the world and visit five continents, including stops in Sicily, the Middle East, and Moscow. As always, the first team to finish the race will win a $1 million cash prize.

After its special two-hour premiere, The Amazing Race 9 will air weekly in its Tuesdays 9-10PM ET/PT time period beginning March 7.

The eleven teams of two that will be competing on The Amazing Race 9 are:

• "Best Friends" BJ Averell and Tyler Macniven. BJ is a 26-year-old online tutor from Los Angeles, CA. Tyler is a 25-year-old filmmaker from San Francisco, CA.











• "Life-long Friends" Scott Braginton-Smith and John Lowe. Scott is a 41-year-old working in sales from West Harwich, MA. John is a 38-year-old wealth manager from Dorchester, MA.










• "Dating Couple" Yolanda Brown-Moore and Ray Whitty. Yolanda is a 27-year-old science teacher while Ray is a 31-year-old attorney. Both are from Chicago, IL.











• "Dating Couple" Monica Cayce and Joseph Meadows. Monica is a 23-year-old student from Fayetteville, AR. Joseph is a 23-year-old homebuilder from Fort Smith, AR.











• "Mother And Daughter" Desiree Cifre and Wanda Lopez-Rochford. Desiree is a 24-year-old writer from New York, NY. Wanda is a 44-year-old corporate trainer from Smyrna, GA.










• "Married Parents" Michelle Garner and Lake Garner. Michelle is a 36-year-old homemaker while Lake is a 37-year-old dentist. The couple lives in Hattiesburg, MS.











• "Sisters" Joni Glaze and Lisa Hinds. Joni is a 44-year-old children’s minister from Katy, TX. Lisa is a 48-year-old realtor/artist from Santa Rosa Beach, FL.











• "Married 40 Years Couple" Barry Lazarus and Fran Lazarus. Barry is a 63-year-old retired physician while Fran is a 61-year-old retired accountant. The couple lives in Silverthorne, CO.










• "Friends" Jeremy Ryan and Eric Sanchez. Jeremy is a 26-year-old waiter while Eric is a 27-year-old waiter. Both are from Fort Lauderdale, FL.











• "Dating Couple" David Spiker and Lori Willems. David is a 30-year-old musician while Lori is a 22-year-old Pizza Hut Manager. Both are from Manhattan, KS.











• "Childhood Friends" Dani Torchio and Danielle Turner. Both are 22-year-old recent college graduates from Staten Island, NY.












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