• Ethan Zohn, 37, change maker/Survivor winner from New York; Jenna Morasca, 30, TV host/student/Survivor winner from New York (dating) • Amani Pollard, 36, business owner from Pine Mountain, Ga.; Marcus Pollard, 39, retired NFL player/football coach from Pine Mountain, Ga. (married)
• Ernie Halvorsen, 29, project manager from Chicago; Cindy Chiang, 30, brand manager from Chicago (engaged) • Justin Young, 31, doctor from Stone Mountain, Ga.; Jennifer Young, 26, special education teacher from Stone Mountain, Ga. (siblings) • Liz Canavan, 24, marketing assistant from Deerfield, Ill.; Marie Canavan, 24, soul searcher from Deerfield, Ill. (twins) • Ron Zeitz, 44, flight attendant from Laguna Niguel, Calif.; Bill Smith, 49, flight attendant from Laguna Niguel, Calif. (domestic partners) • Bill Alden, 63, farmer/rancher from Albany, Ore.; Cathi Alden, 62, college instructor/retired high school principal from Albany, Ore. (married for 40 years) • Andy Finch, 30, professional snowboarder/former Olympian from Truckee, Calif.; Tommy Czeschin, 32, professional snowboarder/former Olympian from Crowley Lake, Calif. (friends/former Olympic teammates) • Kaylani Paliotta, 33, cocktail waitress from Las Vegas; Lisa Tilley, 32, cocktail waitress from Las Vegas (friends/former Vegas showgirls) • Laurence Sunderland, 48, yacht manager from Thousand Oaks, Calif.; Zac Sunderland, 19, record-setting boat captain from Thousand Oaks, Calif. (father/son adventurers) • Jeremy Cline, 35, commercial real estate broker from Alamo, Calif.; Sandy Darghi, 33, nurse practitioner from Dublin, Calif. (dating) The new season kicks off Sept. 25 with Phil Keoghan returning, as always, to host.
Unlike previous seasons, one of the 11 two-person teams competing this year will incur a penalty straight out of the gate, as producers will be introducing something called the Hazard, which will be doled out right at the starting line. And not only that, but this season, producers are upping the drama by introducing the show's first ever double elimination.
....for the first time in the show's history, the game will take them to Belgium, Denmark, Indonesia and Madonna country—er, Malawi.