‘The Amazing Race’ Has a New Twist: Blind Date Couples (Video)

Perennial Emmy winner revs up the sexy with five blind dates within a 100 percent “dating couples” season.

Last Updated: December 19, 2014 @ 6:28 PM

CBS’s 10-time Emmy winning “The Amazing Race” is changing formats for its 26th season.

When the franchise returns in February, there will be no parent-children teams, no siblings, and no best friends lugging backpacks and passports.

Instead, the new season is all dating couples, five of whom are on a blind date race around the world.

That makes it not just a shotgun start to the race, but a shotgun start to five romances. CBS made the announcement on Friday night at the tail end of the current season finale in a teaser video.

From the existing couples, “New Kids On The Block” star Jonathan Knight is racing. He’ll see if he has “The Right Stuff” with partner Harley Rodriguez.

The new season premieres in February, but with romance in the air, you can have a very early Happy Valentine’s Day.

Watch a sneak peek video.