'The Amazing Race' Season 31 premiere bumped up to April 17, 11 reality-star teams officially announced by CBS
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/08/2019
The Amazing Race premiere for Season 31 has been bumped up sooner, and the lineup of teams who will be trekking around the world have officially been announced!
Season 31 of The Amazing Race will kick off more than a month earlier than initially scheduled.
CBS has announced The Amazing Race's "Reality Clash" season will premiere with a one-hour episode on Wednesday, April 17 at 9PM ET/PT, although the network had previously set the show's debut for May 22.
The premiere is being moved up after LeBron James' new Million Dollar Mile competition series delivered weak ratings for its first two episodes in the Wednesday night time period.
Million Dollar Mile's remaining episodes will now air on Saturday nights, and CBS will air a repeat episode of NCIS in Million Dollar Mile's timeslot this week.
Million Dollar Mile will therefore air its eight remaining episodes on Saturdays beginning May 4 at 8PM ET/PT, ultimately pushing back Ransom an hour later to 9 PM ET/PT.
As previously revealed, Season 31 of The Amazing Race will feature strong competitors from past seasons of The Amazing Race, Big Brother and Survivor racing for the $1 million prize.
The Amazing Race announced in June 2018 it had begun filming its 31st season when the show's official Twitter account posted a video of host Phil Keoghan standing at the starting line in Hermosa Beach, CA.
All 11 of the participating teams had also previously been leaked to Reality Fan Forum's message board by spoiler sleuths and eyewitnesses back in June.
"Will the former Racers' travel experience be the most helpful? Will the former Survivors outwit, outplay and outlast the competition? Or, will the Big Brother players' abilities to adapt and expect the unexpected make the difference?" CBS teased.
The 11 teams will be tasked with completing a series of challenges -- some mental and some physical -- as they retrieve clues and race around the world to different destinations.