Eleven new teams take off from the Los Alamitos military base in the premiere of the fourteenth season of The Amazing Race. Teams include stuntman brothers, a pair of former NFL cheerleaders, two female flight attendants, a brother/sister duo with Harvard law degrees, Division I college athlete sisters, two older married couples, a gay father and his bisexual, screenwriter son, and the show's first-ever deaf contestant and his mother. The teams take off from the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base near Long Beach, California. All teams are surprised when they are almost immediately thrust into a challenge described as "death-defying."
Season 14 Episode 1 of The Amazing Race resulted in a 0.00 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
The Amazing Race is an adventure reality show hosted by Phil Keoghan that pits 10, 11, or 12 teams of 2 or 4 people against each other in a race around the world for approximately 40 days. In a leg, they go to destinations where they will complete a roadblock, a task where 1 person completes (Season 1-7) or 2 people (Season 8), a detour, where you have to decide between two tasks that are usually opposite of each other, and a miscellaneous task.
After they complete all these tasks, they will be directed to go to a Pit stop where they will have a 24 hour rest period where they will be able to eat, drink, sleep, and mingle with other teams. The last team to check into the Pit Stop usually is eliminated, but sometimes there is a non-elimination leg in which no one is eliminated. After all teams are eliminated except for 3, these three race to the finish line where the winning team wins 1 million dollars.