“The Amazing Race, Unfinished Business” is scheduled to premier on 20th February 2011 at 8 p.m. on CBS. The contestants for “The Amazing Race, Unfinished Business” have been announced by CBS. 11 teams from past seasons have been invited for the 18th season of “The Amazing Race” by producers. Returning teams have second chance at the $1 million so they have to prove that they have started their battle for redemption in ‘Amazing Race: Unfinished Business’.
Contestants will travel 40,000 miles through five continents and 23 cities in the 18th season of “The Amazing Race, Unfinished Business.” Swimming with sharks in Australia, measuring the length of the entire country of Liechtenstein whereas riding a motorized bicycle, and make it through a Mount Fuji spiritual ritual in Japan which involves freezing cold water will be included in this new challenge.
Bertram van Munster said, “Usually, you don’t have to go back into the drawer because there are so many brilliant people out there who are so good,” and “In this particular case, I think it has great value.” Van Munster says, “I am the kind of guy who likes to do fresh casting. Then, people can pick their favorites. That’s what reality should be all about.” Host Phil Keoghan says “They were the teams that without a doubt have really captivated people’s attention within the last few years”. “We’ve gotten them all here and we’ve said, ‘listen, you guys wanted a second chance, no excuses’.”
The contestants for “The Amazing Race, Unfinished Business”:
Amanda Blackledge and Kris Klicka:
25 year old Amanda and 27 year old Kris are engaged with each other and live in Pismo Beach, California. They have participated in season 14.
Kent Kaliber and Vyxsin Fiala
35 year old Kentand and 32 year old Vyxsin are dating with each other and live in Los Angeles. They have participated in season 12.
Jaime Edmondson and Cara Rosenthal:
32 year old Jaime lives in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and 28 years old Cara lives in Boca Raton, Fla. They are former NFL cheerleaders and have participated in season 14.
Mel and Mike White:
70 years old Mel lives in Lynchburg, Va. and 40 year old Mike lives in Los Angeles. They are father & son and both are writers. They have participated in season 14.
LaKisha and Jennifer Hoffman:
30 year old LaKisha lives in the Bronx, N.Y. and 26 year old Jennifer lives in Louisville. They both are sisters, coaches, and from Chicago. They have participated in season 14.
Jet and Cord McCoy:
31 year old Jet lives in Ada, Okla. and 30 year old Cord lives in Tupelo, Okla. they both are brothers and cowboys. They have participated in season 16.
Margie and Luke Adams
53 years old Margie and 25 year old Luke are mother and son. They both are from Colorado Springs. They have participated in season 14.
Gary and Mallory Ervin
Herb Lang and Nate Lofton
Ronald and Christina Hsu
Zev Glassenberg and Justin Kanew
Video of The Amazing Race 18: Unfinished Business – Promo from youtube: