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Friday evening's premiere of The Amazing Race Season 25 Episode 1 showed us that the long-running reality competition still hasn't lost much of a step.

Kicking things off in Times Square, the Race is off and literally running!

Sure, Friday night TV is sort of a graveyard for reality shows, but still.

Sure, it could have benefited from an extra half hour like CBS gave Survivor Season 29 Episode 1 for us to better get to know the cast, but still.

Sure, Bethany Hamilton didn't get enough screen time, but still.

Okay, all complaining aside? It was a solid premiere for a still-solid show, and we briefly break down the contestants in order of how they finished below:

1. Misti & Jim, the dentists, don't lack for confidence, but were also willing to help out others and proved to be the most competent. First place? Well earned.

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It's been a whirlwind day in the world of reality television.

THE AMAZING RACE named a couple Globetrotters, two cancer survivors and a pair of YouTube hosts as its upcoming All-Stars edition, releasing the following cast photo in anticipation of the February 23 premiere.

The Amazing Race All-Stars

KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS told the story of a homeless Khloe, a stripping Kourtney, a singing Kris and a lactating Kim. Yes, sadly, you read that final part correctly.

Watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians online here for more... if you dare:

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Four continents, nine countries and more than 35,000 miles later, we finally have the winners of the 23rd (!) season of CBS' The Amazing Race

On Sunday night, our final four teams booked it to the finish line one last time in hopes of snagging the glory and the coveted one million dollar prize.

So who got it done?

Jason Case and Amy Diaz!

In an all out sprint across an Alaskan glacier, the dating couple from Boston defeated Tim and Marie and Nicole and Travis to be crowned the winners!

Co-creator and executive producer Elise Doganieri tells E! that the final leg of the Race is designed to "drain" the contestants as much as possible:

"After 12 legs of the race, we really test the contestants mentally, physically and even emotionally. We really drained them of every strip of confidence."

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The new cast for The Amazing Race is here.

And GIF-ing up a storm in its very first promotional photo.

"This might be the most unpredictable season yet," host Phil Keoghan tells People. "[Teams of] pro athletes, feisty fit couples, people with practical hard-working skills, book smarts and strong friendships make it almost impossible to predict who will have an advantage," he says.

The Amazing Race Cast Pic

Scroll down for a look at the teams that will be competing for the $1 million grand prize.

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CBS is under fire for using a wrecked B-52 bomber as a prop on last Sunday's episode of its long running reality hit The Amazing Race - in Vietnam.

TAR B-52

Last week's leg of the Race featured a segment in which the contestants raced around the wreckage of a B-52 shot down during the Vietnam War.

The downed plane was then put on display in Hanoi as a “memorial.”

Earlier, the contestants sat under a portrait of communist leader Ho Chi Minh and sat through a musical concert by young people singing a patriotic song.

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Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge are the winners of The Amazing Race 21!

In Sunday's two-hour season finale, a trio of teams - Lexi and Try, James and Jaymes, Josh and Brent - ventured from Europe to New York's UN headquarters.

Amazing Race Winners

Once there, the duos paired up the words for "hello" and "goodbye" from the nine nations they visited throughout their travels. Josh and Brent came away victorious.

“We never, ever thought we would hear you say those words to us,” Brent admitted just after Phil Keoghan announced them as winners of the Race's 21st season.

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On September 30, CBS will premiere Season 21 of The Amazing Race. It will include a doubled grand prize of $2 million, along with a cast that includes: two Chippendales dancers; professional monster struck drivers; and the bassist for Megadeath.

Check out the first photo of the teams and then review their resumes below...

The Amazing Race Cast Photo

1. Name: Natalie Anderson
Age: 26
Hometown: Edgewater, N.J.
Current occupation: Physical Therapy Student
Name: Nadiya Anderson
Age: 26
Hometown: Edgewater, N.J.
Current occupation: Project Coordinator at Bridge2Peace
Connection: Twin Sisters

2. Name: Josh Kilmer-Purcell
Age: 43
Hometown: Sharon Springs, N.Y.
Current occupation: Goat Farmer/Advertising Executive/Author
Name: Brent Ridge
Age: 38
Hometown: Sharon Springs, N.Y.
Current occupation: Chief Executive Officer of Beekman 1802
Connection: Goat Farmers/Life Partners

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Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly of Big Brother infamy are crossing over into another CBS competition series, joining the cast of The Amazing Race 20 this winter!

Rachel won Big Brother 13 last summer, a stunning comeback considering she was easily one of the most hated contestants in the show's history after Season 12.

The Amazing Race is clearly a good fit for the ratings-grabbing duo, who excelled in Big Brother's weekly competitions but cried a lot and lacked for social skills.

The Amazing Race 20 Cast

Brendon and Rachel entering the Race is similar to Survivor stars Rob Mariano and Amber Brkich doing the same. CBS knows how to pick and re-cast its reality "talent."

The Amazing Race turns 20 on February 19 and will celebrate the milestone with a cast that also includes married professional clowns, border patrol agents and more.

The 11 teams will hit 22 cities and travel 40,000 miles on trips to Paraguay, Azerbaijan and the German castle that inspired the one featured in Sleeping Beauty.

Follow the link for a full rundown of The Amazing Race 20 cast!

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The 19th season of The Amazing Race covered four continents, 20 cities and nearly 40,000 miles as the various couples battled to beat other fiercely competitive teams.

After last week's elimination of Olympian snowboarders Tommy Szechin, 31, and Andy Finch, 30, who won six legs along the way, it was wide open on last night's finale.

So who emerged victorious?

Ernie Halvorsen and Cindy Chiang

Ernie Halvorsen and Cindy Chiang!

The project manager, 29 and his fiancée, a 30-year-old brand manager, who took the $1 million competition by besting Jeremy Cline and Sandy Draghi, plus retired NFL tight end Marcus Pollard and his wife, business owner Amani.

"This has been the best premarital counseling that you could ever get," Chiang said after claiming victory. "I can't think of anything better in my life than to have a husband that proved he could be so supportive and caring even when I'm at my low."

"It's really been an incredible experience."

Follow the link for a full review of The Amazing Race finale.

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