The Amazing Race will return with a new set of Racers when Season 33 premieres on CBS tonight.

The Amazing Race, once again hosted by Phil Keoghan, will be celebrating 20 years on the air when the show returns to CBS. Over 600 Racers have traveled more than one million miles to more than 90 countries throughout the show's two-decade run.

However, unlike any of the show's prior seasons, the production of The Amazing Race's 33rd season was suspended mid-race, and for more than a year!

Shortly after it had started filming, Season 33's filming was suspended in February 2020 after the competition of the Race's third leg due to the emergence of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Nearly twenty months later, The Amazing Race Season 33 finally resumed and concluded production in Fall 2021.

When the Race resumed -- in a different nation than it had paused! -- the teams proceeded to run a limited race route via a private chartered plane through a handful of Mediterranean countries and remote areas or small cities where coronavirus infection rates were low before reaching the finish line in Los Angeles, CA.

In other words, even diehard The Amazing Race viewers will be seeing a season unlike any other when Season 33 airs.

"The world is our sound stage on The Amazing Race, and the safety of our cast and crew when traveling is always our [No. 1] priority," The Amazing Race executive producer Bertram van Munster said in a statement ahead of the new season.

"We made the tough decision to stop production in February 2020 and are excited that, despite the challenges of filming and traveling internationally in a pandemic, we were able to welcome this amazing cast back to finish what they started and complete their journeys of a lifetime safely this fall."

But exactly who are Season 33's cast of Racers? 

Click the BEGIN GALLERY link below to view photos and descriptions of the 11 teams of Racers who will be competing on The Amazing Race's 33rd season!


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