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'The Amazing Race' Season 17 kicks off in Gloucester, Mass. tonight on CBS

Here's the cast for "The Amazing Race" season 17.
Here's the cast for "The Amazing Race" season 17.
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"The Amazing Race" kicks off Season 17 tonight from 8:30 to 10 p.m. with an episode called "They Don't Call It the Amazing Race for Nothin'!"

Next week the show returns to its usual 8 to 9 p.m. time on CBS.

Filming began in May at the Easter Point Yacht Club in Gloucester, Massachusetts. This is the first time since the "All-Stars" Season 11 that "The Amazing Race" has started in a city other than Los Angeles.

The 11 teams of two will travel 32,000 miles — four continents and 30 cities.

Here's the full cast list, from E! Online:

Brook Roberts, 27, home shopping host, San Diego; Claire Champlin, 30, home shopping host, Reno (coworkers)

Nick DeCarlo, 26, bartender, Henderson, Nev.; Vicki Casciola, 26, hair stylist, Henderson, Nev. (dating)

Ron Kellum, 45, director/choreographer, Los Angeles; Tony Stovall, 42, doctoral student, Tucson (best friends)

Michael Wu, 58, software consultant, Sugar Land, Texas; Kevin Wu, 20, student/internet entertainer, Sugar Land, Texas (father and son)

Chad Waltrip, 26, operations manager, Ft. Lauderdale; Stephanie Smith, 23, hair stylist, Ft. Lauderdale (newly dating)

Nat Strand, 31, doctor, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Kat Chang, 35, doctor, Santa Monica (friends)

Gary Ervin, 53, entrepreneur, Morganfield, Ky.; Mallory Ervin, 24, Miss Kentucky 2009, Lexington, Ky. (father and daughter)

Connor Diemand-Yauman, 22, Princeton student, Chesterland, Ohio; Jonathan Schwartz, 22, Princeton student, Cranford, N.J. (Ivy League a capella singers)

Jill Haney, 27, hair stylist, Marina del Rey; Thomas Wolfard, 30, ad sales director; Marina del Rey (dating)

Andie DeKroon, 43, stay-at-home mom, Atlanta; Jenna Sykes, 21, student, Athens, Ga. (birth mother and daughter, reunited after 20 years)

Katie Seamon, 23, beach volleyball player, Rahway, N.J.; Rachel Johnston, 24, beach volleyball player, Moorestown, N.J. (beach volleyball partners)

And check out the exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from Good Morning Gloucester.


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