The Amazing Race premieres it’s 28th season tonight with 11 teams of social media stars in the mix, ready to embark on a trek around the world. At each destination, the teams will compete in a series of challenges. Some of the obstacles will challenge the contestants mentally and others will be physical. When the tasks are completed, they will find out about the next location. The teams who are the most behind will gradually become eliminated during the competition. In turn, the first team who arrives at the final destination, wins the $1 million prize. So, when does all of this begin? Check out the details below.
PREMIERE DATE: February 12, 2016
TIME SLOT: Fridays (8 – 9 p.m. ET/PT)
TV CHANNEL: CBS – Click here to find CBS affiliate networks. Or, check with your local TV provider (Verizon FIOS, Optimum, etc.) for the exact channel in your location.
HOST: Phil Keoghan
DISTANCE TRAVELED IN FILMING: 27,000 miles
On the show, teams earn points each week equal to their placement throughout the competition. In addition, there are other points they can earn. According to RobHasAWebsite, the bonus points are earned from the following:
Winning a Leg: 5 points
Finding an Express Pass: 5 points
Being Given an Express Pass: 5 points
Completing a Fast Forward: 5 points
Having Your Words Be Made Into an On-Screen Hashtag: 1 point
Dropping your own Social Media Info: -1 point