And like its U.S. sister, the Aussie show will be a globe-trotting adventure filled with roadblocks, detours, U-turns and, of course, eliminations. Eleven teams will race 31,000 miles, four continents, 12 countries and 23 cities in a month. Though unlike the million bucks Americans compete for, Australians will vie for a $250,000 prize. The already filmed series will begin at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
As is customary for the popular show, there will be the usual cast of characters, including reunited sisters, a fighting couple, a parent-child team, farmers and models (one of which is a beauty queen). We wonder if they'll be sent to the U.S. and forced to endure exotic challenges like eating White Castle or McDonald's.
[Photo: Amazing Race Australia]