SALT LAKE CITY — BYUtv’s genealogy-based competitive reality TV show “Relative Race” will return for a third season.
“Relative Race” is similar to the CBS hit show “The Amazing Race,” but instead of racing around the world to find adventure, "Relative Race" features four, two-person teams who race across the country to find their long-lost relatives.
The show released a trailer for the new season.
"We are proud to join forces with BYUtv once again to produce a third season of 'Relative Race' and are excited to share with viewers a few new aspects of the series, including new routes, new contestants, new cities and new challenges," said Dan J. Debenham, executive producer of the show, in a statement. "This season continues to deliver the heartwarming drama, shocking discoveries and surprising adventures that audiences have come to love and expect from this show."
This season — which kicks off in Washington D.C. — teams will travel for 10 days, completing two challenges every day, with only paper maps, a rental car and a flip phone to help them. To help them find their way through strange cities and complete their two daily challenges, the contestants will receive instructions by text message that will hopefully lead them to discover new relatives. They will then be asked to stay overnight with a new relative that they meet in each city, according to a news release.
The team who finishes last each day receives a strike. Three strikes and, well, you know how it goes.
Teams will be eliminated along the way until the final event, where there will be a $50,000 reward for the winning team.
Challenges for this season include figuring out a 15-piece slide puzzle, learning how to battle wildfires and answering trivia questions.Comment on this story
“The winding roads lead contestants to surprising familial connections from legends such as Elvis Presley to people closer than they expected. Audiences will witness how the contestants react to meeting their family members for the first time, as well as having to spend the night in their homes — an experience that is emotionally fulfilling and answers many questions for all four teams,” according to a news release.
"Relative Race" previously won a 2016 Cynopsis Media TV Award for best new competition reality series, according to the Deseret News.
Debuting on Sunday, March 4, at 7 p.m. MT, "Relative Race" will run for 10 episodes on BYUtv and is available for streaming on byutv.org, AppleTV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Roku, Amazon FireTV, iOS and Android.