anyone post this yet? from TV Guide:
The Race is on. Again. Only, when the new season of CBS' Emmy award-winning The Amazing Race kicks off February 28, the 11 globe-trotting couples will find that producers have raised the stakes, replacing last season's family-friendly sights with exotic stops to make this, once again, a truly amazing race.
"[The Amazing Race 9] will be unique, one of the longest we've ever done," promises executive producer Bertram van Munster, noting that this edition will travel 70,000 miles in 28 days through five continents, including stops in Russia, Sicily, Greece, and (for the first time) Oman. Last season's show barely left the States. "This one also has a lot of good laughs and some sexual tension, more than ever," van Munster says. "There's some stuff going on between the teams" which, he hints, could involve best friends Danielle Torchio and Danielle Turner, a pair of recent college grads from Staten Island. Among the other teams van Munster suggests keeping an eye on: "The older couple," retired MASH surgeon Barry Lazarus and his wife, Fran;Mississippi dentist Lake Garner and his wife and assisstant, Michelle; and best friends tutor BJ Averell of Los Angeles and filmmaker Tyler MacNiven from San Francisco.
"These people have a lot of fun," van Munster says of his new racers. "There will be a lot of outrageous behavior."