CBS had aired both fall and spring editions of The Amazing Race annually since Season 13 premiered in Fall 2008.
While Season 12 of The Race had initially been scheduled as a mid-season series for the 2007-2008 TV season, it ended up debuting in early November after one of CBS' new fall series, a musical comedy called Viva Laughlin, flopped and was canceled after only two episodes.
Last season of The Amazing Race featured teams known for their social-media influence. The show wrapped in May 2016 with "Engaged Couple" Dana Borriello and Matt Steffanina winning the $1 million.
In addition to The Race's 2017 premiere date, CBS also revealed the eighth edition of Undercover Boss will debut Wednesday, December 21, at 8PM ET/PT and Survivor's 34th season will premiere Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 8PM ET/PT.