I don't think I missed introducing you to the new cast of The Amazing Race in quite some time, even during my unofficial hiatus, so no reason to stop now. Here's the new crew (apologies for the "have to squint to see it" picture, but this is the best that CBS posted for borrowing purposes):
...and here are the names, ages, and relationships.
Louie/Michael (age 47 & 45) - Detectives
Caite/Brent (20/28) - Dating/Models, if models weren't enough, Caite is the (in)famous Miss South Carolina who bumbled "the Iraq" when asked a geography question during the 2007 Miss US Teen Pageant
Jordan/Daniel (22/24) - Brothers (according to Towleroad, one of 'em is gay)
Jet/Cord (30/29) - Brothers & Cowboys (just in case you didn't figure it out)
Monique/Shawn (39/39) - Attorney Moms
Joe/Heidi (42/37) - Married
Dana/Adrian (39/40) - Married High School Sweethearts
Jordan/Jeff (22/31) - Newly dating, former Big Brother contestants
Carol/Brandy (47/40) - Dating (and lesbians, if you didn't figure it out)
Jody/Shannon (71/22) - Grandmother/Granddaughter
Steve/Allie (57/23) - Father/Daughter
The (yikes!) 16th edition of The Amazing Race kicks off on Valentine's Day... Sunday, February 14th (and vs. the Winter Olympics, thank goodness for double-tuner TiVo) with the contestants, for the first time, having to get to LAX via public transportation ... no cabs, no rental cars... should be interesting!