Wednesday is a big night in the world of reality television as CBS premieres its latest seasons of both Survivor and The Amazing Race with special 90-minute installments. Survivor: Worlds Apart kicks off at 8pm, with season 26 of The Amazing Race directly after at 9:30. But you don’t have to wait until then to catch your first glimpse of the shows, as we have the full credit opening credit sequences for both right here and right now.
First up is the opening cast credits sequence for Survivor: Worlds Apart. Take a good look because once the season starts you may not see it much, since the show usually cuts it short because there is so much other footage producers want to cram into each episode. In this season 30 update, we get a heaping helping of fire, shirtless dudes, dangerous animals, and beards. We also get plenty of dramatic slow-motion walking and bobbing in the water for what appears to be an early challenge. These montages are always shot by Scott Duncan, who always does a great job capturing the contestants in their new and not-so-natural element. Go ahead and click on the video player below to check it out for yourself.
Next up, we have the opening cast credits for season 26 of The Amazing Race. This season features couples that are all dating—six pairs that have been together previously along with five blind dating duos. (What could possibly go wrong?) Included in the cast is New Kid on the Block Jonathan Knight (with partner Harley Rodriguez) as well as Olympic medalists Aly Dudek and Steven Langston. Unfortunately, the credits do not run long enough to give Jonathan a chance to start busting out a little “Step by Step,” but you get a chance to see all the teams as well as lots of modes of transportation moving very, very fast. Enjoy!
‘Survivor: Worlds Apart’ and ‘The Amazing Race’ premiere Wednesday night on CBS. For more reality nonsense, follow Dalton on Twitter @DaltonRoss.