By Megan Daley
Updated January 20, 2015 at 10:53 PM EST
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The Amazing Race is playing matchmaker on Season 26 of the Emmy-winning reality series. CBS announced Tuesday the couples racing around the world for a $1 million prize will feature six preexisting couples and five couples meeting for the first time.

“Going on a blind date to a restaurant is one thing, but going on a blind date around the world is like rolling the dice in a big way,” Bertram van Munster, Co-Creator and Executive Producer of The Amazing Race, said in a statement.

Yeah, no kidding. The couples will have to navigate the game and love at the same time in a competition spanning five continents and more than 35,000 miles.

New Kids on the Block’s Jonathan Knight and his partner Harley Rodriguez as well as Olympian bronze-medalists Aly Dudek and Steven Langton are set to compete among the preexisting couples. The singles pairs include a Vegas showgirl, a recent divorcée, and a man who’s been cheated on in all of his relationships.

Here’s a look at the couples on this “ultimate blind date” season.

The new season kicks off with a 90-minute premiere on Feb. 25 at 9:30 p.m. ET, and then move to its regular time on Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. ET.