August 16, 2005 07:39 PM by Joe Blackmon
CBS today announced the identities of the 10 families set to compete in THE AMAZING RACE: FAMILY EDITION. For the first time ever, the Emmy Award-winning reality adventure series will feature teams of four instead of two, comprised of family members. The 10 teams of families will compete against one another in a race around the world for a $1 million prize. THE AMAZING RACE: FAMILY EDITION will begin with a special two-hour premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 27 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
THE AMAZING RACE: FAMILY EDITION will be broadcast regularly on Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) beginning Oct. 4. THE AMAZING RACE has won two consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Reality Program is currently nominated for a third time.
The following are the 10 families, listed in no particular order:
TEAM: GODLEWSKI SISTERS
Hometown: Des Plaines, Ill.
TEAM: WEAVER FAMILY (WIDOW AND KIDS)
Rolly (14) – Male
Hometown: Ormond Beach, Fla.
TEAM: GAGHAN FAMILY
Hometown: Glastonbury, Conn.
TEAM: BLACK FAMILY
Hometown: Woodbridge, Va.
TEAM: LINZ FAMILY (SIBLINGS)
Nick (24) – Currently resides in Buffalo, N.Y.
TEAM: ROGERS FAMILY
Hometown: Shreveport, La.
TEAM: SCHROEDER FAMILY (DAD, STEPMOM AND KIDS)
Hometown: New Orleans
TEAM: BRANSEN FAMILY (DAD AND DAUGHTERS)
Hometown: Park Ridge, Ill.
TEAM: AIELLO FAMILY (FATHER AND SONS-IN-LAW)
Matt ( 31)
David (26) – Currently resides in North Providence, R.I.
Hometown: Mansfield, Mass.
TEAM: PAOLO FAMILY
DJ (24) – Male
Hometown: Carmel, N.Y.
THE AMAZING RACE: FAMILY EDITION features 10 teams — each comprised of four family members — on a trek around the world for approximately 30 days. At every destination, each team will have to compete in a series of challenges — some mental and some physical — and only when the tasks have been completed will they learn their next destination. Teams who are farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning $1 million.
Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman and Hayma Screech Washington are the executive producers for Bruckheimer Television and Earthview Inc. in association with Touchstone Television and Amazing Race Productions. Amy Chacon and Evan Weinstein are co-executive producers. THE AMAZING RACE was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri.
For more information on THE AMAZING RACE: FAMILY EDITION and the new 10 teams of families log on to www.cbs.com.