"The Amazing Race" is an adventure reality show in which 10-12 teams race around the world and compete vs each other in very difficult tasks. Each team consists of two racers. At the end the winning team is granted 1 Million Dollars. The show is hosted by Phil Keoghan. The best of the reality series crop is back, with 12 teams of 2 players each racing around the world, trying not to be eliminated at a series of checkpoints in which the last team to arrive is booted from the show. CBS chooses teams with relationships containing at least some tension, especially when the situation involves intense pressure. This season includes such duos as two circus clowns, a gay married couple, a father and son, a recently engaged couple, married couples, and best friends.