Two members of the Harlem Globetrotters will compete on the upcoming 15th season of CBS’ "The Amazing Race," the Associated Press reports.
Nathaniel "The Big Easy" Lofton, 28, from New Orleans, and Herbert "Flight Time" Lang, 32, from Brinkley, Ark., will be among the teams when the Emmy-winning reality show returns Sept. 27.
Executive producer Bertram van Munster said the racers will set off from the Los Angeles River on a journey that spans eight countries in 21 days.
Other teams include professional poker players Maria Ho and Tiffany Michelle. Ho finished in 11th place at this year’s World Series of Poker.
For the first time, one team will be eliminated at the start of the race. Also new this year: the Switchback, which sends teams back to one of the series’ most challenging "roadblocks."
–Lisa D. Horowitz