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TORONTO (November 11, 2013) – Take your mark Canada, and go online! Fresh off a record-breaking first season, CTV announced last night during THE AMAZING RACE that casting for Season 2 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is open. Now, RACE fans and adventure seekers from across the country have a chance to be part of the television phenomenon that took the country by storm last summer, setting a new benchmark as the most-watched Canadian series on record. Fans can go online now at www.CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada and submit an audition video and application for their chance to join host Jon Montgomery on road, on the race-of-a-lifetime adventure. Potential teams are encouraged to showcase their personalities and explain why they want to be part of the immensely popular competition series. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, Dec. 26 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
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THE AMAZING RACE CANADA Host Jon Montgomery
“The opportunity to run the Race before millions of Canadians is a chance of a lifetime,” said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. “I strongly encourage anyone who’s ever thought about being part of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, or who was inspired to race this past season, to step up and put your best video forward.”
“We had nine outstanding teams last season that really connected with viewers,” said John Brunton, Executive Producer, Insight Productions. “We look forward to casting another great season where fans can cheer and boo and laugh at their TV sets.”
“Every single part of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA was a fantastic experience, surpassing all our expectations,” said Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. “If you plan on auditioning, take whatever part of you that shines and magnify it by a million! You want to showcase exactly what you have to offer, and explain why your team will benefit the show.”
THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is looking for dynamic and enthusiastic teams of two who possess a strong personal connection. They must be articulate, competitive, interesting, outgoing, and adventurous. Teams will get the opportunity to participate in detours, roadblocks, U-turns, and other challenges as they endure approximately 28 days of “The Race” in various conditions, environments, and climates.
Auditioning for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Prepare a video for submission that focuses on the positives and negatives of the relationship between you and your teammate. The producers are eager to hear what makes a “pairing” tick.
Take an up-close picture of your “team”, as well as an up-close picture of each individual, so you can send it in when you apply online.
Completely fill out the online application and upload your video and photos at www.CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada.
If the producers are interested in your team competing on the series, they will be in touch!
For more information about THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, viewers are encouraged to visit www.CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada for full casting details and FAQs, and follow @AmazingRaceCDA for the all the latest news and information.
Among the eligibility requirements that should be noted for applications for “The Race”:
Canada’s most-watched program last summer and the #2 program of the entire broadcast year, Season 1 of the blockbuster, record-breaking, fan-favourite THE AMAZING RACE CANADA raced ahead of the pack with an average audience of 3.5 million viewers each week. Hosted by Olympic champion and Canadian hero Jon Montgomery, the smash-hit original series vaulted into the record books last summer as the biggest debut on record for a series in Canada with 3.5 million viewers. Covering 10 dramatic legs that introduced Canadians to elements of their country that they had never known before, in the end it was “The Tims” who would prevail as the first ever THE AMAZING RACE CANADA champions. Season 2 is set to anchor CTV’s summer 2014 schedule.
THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is based on THE AMAZING RACE, the nine-time, Emmy® award-winning, hit program created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri that premiered in 2001 in the United States. Van Munster, Doganieri, and Mark Vertullo are executive producers for Worldrace Productions, a division of Profiles Television. Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman are executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television. The program is produced in association with ABC Studios. The U.S. version of THE AMAZING RACE is a Top 6 series this fall on CTV and is this season’s #1 reality program in Canada with an average audience of 2.4 million viewers.
THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is the 12th international version to launch outside of the United States, joining Asia, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Israel, Latin America, Norway, Philippines, Ukraine and Vietnam as territories with an original THE AMAZING RACE production.
Commissioned by CTV, Season 2 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV and with the support of Profiles Television. Executive Producers for Insight Productions are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby, and Supervising Producer is Mark Lysakowski. Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri are executive producers for Profiles Television. Robin Johnston is the CTV Production Executive. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports.
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About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, THE LISTENER, MOTIVE, the #1 new Canadian scripted series of the 2012/13 season, and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, the record-breaking, Canadian-produced complementary version of the hit international series. CTV is also home to relationship comedy SATISFACTION, drama series PLAYED, and premiering in the 2013/14 season, multi-cam office comedy SPUN OUT, and hit international format MASTERCHEF CANADA. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the two-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the recently renewed ORPHAN BLACK, CSA-winning CALL ME FITZ, and upcoming dramas BITTEN, SENSITIVE SKIN, 19-2, and KILLJOYS. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to reality series such as BRAVE NEW GIRLS, game shows MATCH GAME and POP QUIZ, and factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. So far in 2013, Bell Media has ordered 24 original Canadian series and put 67 projects into development.
About Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Disney-ABC Domestic Television (DADT) is the content distribution arm for The Walt Disney Company within the United States and Canada. The division provides top tier motion pictures and television programming across electronic home video license, video-on-demand (residential and hotel), subscription video-on-demand, pay television, basic cable, broadcast television, online and other digital technologies. One of the industry’s premier distributors, DADT distributes theatrical properties from The Walt Disney Studios including Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Disneynature and Touchstone Pictures; and television content from ABC Studios, ABC Entertainment, ABC Family and Disney Channel.
About Profiles Television
Profiles Television is an award-winning, full-service production company that develops and produces programming for the worldwide marketplace. Founded in 2003, Profiles Television is run by nine-time Emmy® award-winning producers Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri, the executive producers best known for creating and producing CBS’s long-running reality juggernaut THE AMAZING RACE, now in production on its 22nd season. (THE AMAZING RACE is produced through World Race Productions, a subsidiary of Profiles Television.) Since launching in 2001, THE AMAZING RACE has aired more than 180 episodes, with Season 21 premiering on CBS in September 2012. The series is seen in more than 80 countries, with local versions of the show also produced in Asia, Australia, South America, and Israel. In addition to THE AMAZING RACE, Profiles Television is in production on DASH FOR CASH for A&E, and an MMA competition series for Spike, and has various projects in development across a wide range of broadcast and cable networks. Other Profiles Television series include THE GREAT ESCAPE for TNT, and OPRAH’S BIG GIVE, TAKE THE MONEY & RUN, and PROFILES FROM THE FRONT LINE for ABC. The company also produced for Ford the interactive branded-entertainment programs, FOCUS RALLY: AMERICA for Hulu, and ESCAPE ROUTES for NBC.
About Insight Productions
Insight Production Company Ltd., headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby has become an industry leader in the creative development, financing and production of highly rated television programs and cutting edge multiplatform content for the global market in every genre. Since 1979, it has been recognized for its reputation for outstanding quality as the recipient of numerous International awards, including multiple Gemini’s. The company has created thousands of hours of groundbreaking television that continues to be broadcast over major networks worldwide. For more information visit www.insighttv.com.
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 12 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.
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Source: BBM Canada, BY 2012-13: 9/24/2012 – 9/15/2013, Summer 2013: 5/27/2013 – 9/15/2013, Fall 2013: 9/23/2013-11/3/2013.
CTV electronic audience databases incorporate data beginning in 1994.
Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters.
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