"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.
• 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)