Amazing Race 17 cast announced

The Amazing Race 17 11-team, highly telegenic cast has been announced, including the previously revealed beauty queens, although CBS only identifies one of three beauty queens by her pageant experience.

The network notes that the new teams include “Home Shopping hosts, newly dating couples, an Internet entertainer, Ivy League a cappella singers and a birth mother/daughter Team who were recently reunited after the mother gave her newborn daughter up for adoption over 20 years ago.”

Here’s a video introduction to the teams, which makes it look like a pretty good cast overall:

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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