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The US Amazing Race – New Cast Announced

Whilst waiting for the second season of The Amazing Race Australia there will be a US series, and hopefully Channel Seven will fast track it.

One of the interesting teams is Jenna and Ethan who are going out now but were both on Survivor on different seasons. Amber and Boston Rob were also on The Amazing Race – twice.

NPR’s Linda Holmes outlines the new cast and gives her views about them in a humorous way.

This fall’s repeat players are Jenna Morasca and Ethan Zohn, who have been dating for a few years after winning different seasons of Survivor — he won the third season in Africa, and she won the sixth season in the Amazon. Ethan has also been battling Hodgkins’ lymphoma since 2009, but seems to be doing well right now (which is certainly a relief). So they’ve got the whole Survivor/survivor metaphor going, and yes, you should expect to hear about it.

Other cast members include Laurence and Zac Sunderland — Zac was the youngest person to sail around the world. Laurence is his dad. They’ve probably done some traveling. Then there’s Marcus Pollard, an NFL tight end who most recently played for the Atlanta Falcons in 2009, and his wife Amani. They may have a slight advantage in athleticism over, say, Kaylani and Lisa, the friends-slash-cocktail-waitresses. Then there are the former Olympic snowboarders, Andy Finch and Tommy Czeschin — asked what famous person reminds him of himself in the show’s standard questionnaire, he said, “Opposite of Johnny Cash.” Not sure what that means.

Other teams include Bill and Cathi, the older married couple; Ernie and Cindy, the bickering and betrothed; Jeremy and Sandy, who are generic and dating (he works in real estate; she’s a nurse practitioner who works in cosmetic surgery); Justin and Jennifer, who are brother and sister; Bill and Ron, domestic partners and flight attendants (also probably knowledgeable about travel!); and Liz and Marie, the adorable blonde twins.

I have seen zero spoilers about the season, but I predict the final three teams are Laurence and Zac, Andy and Tommy, and Amani and Marcus. Ethan and Jenna are certainly a possibility, but my guess is that most of the normal people are toast. Enjoy that, normal people!

4 comments

1 Dutch Courage { 09.09.11 at 2:36 pm }

Would love to see Boston Rob and Russel teaming up for The Amazing Race. RR, any idea when the next season of Survivor is coming to Oz?

2 Reality Raver { 09.09.11 at 3:13 pm }

Oh god they would kill each other by the end of the first pitstop. It would be great to see them in different teams competing.
Not sure when it will be coming to Australia, however Channel Nine normally fast track on their second tier channels. Will try and find out when it starts in the US. It must be soon.

3 TMC { 09.09.11 at 3:17 pm }

I’ld love to see Sarah Palin on the Amazing Race oh the joys that would bring

4 Dutch Courage { 09.09.11 at 4:51 pm }

Thanks RR.
It would be fun to see Russel start digging all over the place to find his first immunity idol until he realises they don’t have any at The Amazing Race.