CBS announced today the 11 all-star teams returning for another sprint around the globe and the opportunity to win the $1 million dollar prize, on the new season of “The Amazing Race,” premiering from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 on the CBS Television Network.
Oklahoma cowboy brothers Cord McCoy, 33, a Tupelo cowboy, and Jet McCoy, 34, an Ada rancher, will return for a third globe-trotting trek in the latest all-star edition of the Emmy-winning reality show.
This season, which marks the 24th race around the world for the series, will feature some of the most memorable duos. Eleven all-star teams return for another chance to win “The Amazing Race,” but in a dramatic twist one team will not make it to the starting line. Along with The Cowboys, returning teams include fan favorites The Globetrotters, Dave & Connor, Brendon & Rachel, and more.
Teams will be put to the test as they travel through four continents and nine countries, spanning more than 35,000 miles. The race will take them on a mission high above the city in Guangzhou, China, rappelling down the roaring rapids of the Kiansom Waterfall in Malaysia, fighting with Gladiators in Rome, Italy and fueling up vehicles in Sri Lanka.
The McCoy brothers finished in second place on “The Amazing Race” Season 16 and sixth place on the all-star Season 18.
Although they are the only team to survive a non-elimination, complete a speed bump and place first in a leg following a last-place finish, The Cowboys are best known for their unfailingly positive and gentlemanly attitudes, even in defeat, and unshakable unity as a team. They’ve done Oklahoma proud the previous two times they represented the Sooner State on “The Amazing Race.”
Follow Cord McCoy on Twitter @cordmccoy. Phil Keoghan is the host of “The Amazing Race,” and you can follow him @philkeoghan.
In this CBS video, the McCoy brothers talk about returning to “The Amazing Race”: