September 29, 2013 03:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
Hold on to your hats and watch out for detours – The Amazing Race is back for its 23rd season! This edition of the popular reality competition promises to be as exciting as ever, with the impressive cast featuring NFL teammates, baseball wives and plenty of other unique personalities. What new developments can we expect in season 23?
It may have been on the air for over a decade, but The Amazing Race remains as fresh and interesting as it was on day one. Host Phil Keoghan promises viewers plenty of interesting challenges, not to mention drama between teams. This drama surely will only be heightened by the return of the two Express Pass policy from season 22. Under this setup, the teammates managing to check in first at pit stop numero uno win express passes for themselves and one other lucky duo.
While elements such as the double Express Pass are set to return, Phil says we shouldn’t necessarily expect another epic alliance, such as the one responsible for so many awkward situations this past spring. This isn’t Survivor, and alliances don’t usually prove all that effective. Phil explains to HitFix, “I think alliances only work so much, because there’s only so much you can do…no matter what kind of alliances there are, you still have to get yourself from one place to the other. There’s been times when teams have formed alliances and they haven’t even known that they’re at the back of the pack.”
Phil adds that it’s nearly impossible to make predictions — there’s just too many unexpected twists in the mix. Who could have expected the Beekmans to win last fall? And how about John and Jessica’s epic fail in season 22?
That being said, it’s always fun to speculate. Do you have any favorites in mind thus far? Feel free to share ‘em in the comments section below!
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