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'The Amazing Race 23' cast officially announced by CBS


By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/28/2013 

The Amazing Race's next cast has been officially revealed.

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CBS has announced the identities of the 11 teams who will be competing on the 23rd edition of The Amazing Race, which will premiere Sunday, September 29 at 8PM ET/PT.

Like prior The Amazing Race editions, the members of the 11 teams competing on the show's 23rd installment have a pre-existing relationship with one another. One pair consists of cousins, one couple are exes and another is married, another team is comprised of a father and daughter, six teams are essentially friends, and one couple is dating. 

The cast will include a team of male theater performers who call themselves the "Queens of Bingo," a couple of childhood friends who look like Duck Dynasty extras, two women on the Los Angeles Kings NHL hockey team's Ice Girls Crew, married emergency room doctors, baseball wives, and former NFL teammates.

Hosted once again by Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race's 23rd edition will recycle the same Double Express Pass twist the show had introduced last season. For the twist, the first team to check in at the first Pit Stop will earn not one but two Express Passes -- one to keep for themselves and one that must be given out to another team by the end of the fifth leg of the Race.

The Express Pass will allow each team to skip any task they want if it proves to be too challenging or taxing, allowing them to automatically move on to the next task.

The Amazing Race's 23rd season covered more than 35,000 miles and included visits to four continents and nine countries, according to CBS. Teams were required to complete tasks such as paragliding in Iquique, Chile; plunging in Norway; and Formula One Racing in Abu Dhabi.     

The 11 teams competing on The Amazing Race's 23rd season -- and their CBS-released bio information -- are:



- "Father and Daughter" Hoskote Venkatesh and Naina Venkatesh

Hoskote is a 60-year-old ER doctor and Naina is a 27-year-old fitness instructor. They are both from Laguna Niguel, CA.


- "Dating Couple" Jason Case and Amy Diaz.

Jason is a 33-year-old owner of a snowplow company from Attleboro, MA. Amy is a 29-year-old social media manager from Providence, RI.


- "Cousins" Leo Temory and Jamal Zadran

Leo is an entrepreneur and restaurateur, and Jamal is CEO and owner of Zadran Investment Group. They are both 26-years-old and from Los Angeles, CA.


- "Best Friends" Tim Wiyninger and Daniel "Danny" Merkey

Tim is a 26-year-old oilfield plant operator and Danny is a 25-year-old oil field operator. They are both from Cordell, OK.


- "Theater Performers" Rowan Joseph and Shane Partlow

Rowan is a 56-year-old actor, producer, director, and voiceover artist. Shane is a 47-year-old actor and producer. They call themselves the "Queens of Bingo" and are both from Charlotte, NC.


- "Childhood Friends and Beard Lovers" Brandon Squyres and Adam Switzer

Brandon is a contractor and Adam is an eco-friendly farmer. They are both 34-years-old and from Chico, CA.


- "LA Kings Ice Crew Girls" Allison "Ally" Mello and Ashley Covert

Allison is 22-years-old and Ashley is 25-years-old. They are both LA Kings Ice Crew Girls for the NHL and from Los Angeles, CA.


- "Married ER Doctors" Nicole Jasper and Travis Jasper

Nicole is 39-years-old and Travis is 43-years-old. They are both ER physicians from Atlanta, GA.


- "Baseball Wives" Nicole "Nicky" Getz and Kim DeJesus

Nicole is a 27-year-old baseball wife who's training to be a pilates instructor and splits her time between Kansas City and Troy, MI. She's married to Chris Getz, who currently plays for the Kansas City Royals and was previously with the Chicago White Sox.

Kim is a 32-year-old baseball wife from Chicago, IL. She is married to David DeJesus who currently plays for the Tampa Bay Rays and was previously with the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics and Chicago Cubs.


- "Exes" Timothy Sweeney and Marie "Reebs" Mazzocchi

Timothy is a 32-year-old in sports marketing and Reebs is a 29-year-old fitness trainer and gym owner. They are both from Morristown, NJ.
 

- "Former NFL Teammates" Chester Pitts II and Ephraim Salaam

Chester is a 33-year-old sports analyst for Texans Insider and executive consultant for ZT Wealth and Altus HMS from Missouri City, TX. He played for the NFL's Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks for over 10 years.

Ephraim is a 36-year-old co-host of Fox Sports Live from Studio City, CA. He played for the NFL's Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, and Atlanta Falcons for 13 years.



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