Sunday's exciting premiere suggests that an eighth prize wouldn't be a surprise. "The Amazing Race" is simply television's best reality contest, even if it doesn't have the ratings to match "American Idol" or "Dancing With the Stars."
Fans of Ericka Dunlap, the Miss America who graduated from the University of Central Florida, will see a lot of her with her husband, Brian Kleinschmidt. (They are pictured.)
There's a nasty surprise at the starting line, a highly entertaining stop at a Japanese game show in Tokyo and a gripping race through flooded streets in Vietnam.
And -- spoiler alert -- here are the pit stops this season: