Mickey and Pete Win THE AMAZING RACE CANADA

Three-peat! CTV Orders Season 3 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA; Casting Now Open  

- Best buds from Muskoka, Ont. take home biggest grand prize in Canadian television history -

- Canada's #1 summer series greenlit for another adventure in 2015 -

- Online audition videos and applications for Season 3 can now be submitted at CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada -

To tweet this release: http://bmpr.ca/1B09zyF

"This isn't a show about Canadians in a race. It's a show about Canada. It strives to show what (we believe) makes our country special, even in its international segments." - Sonya Bell, Macleans.ca

TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada, get on your mark and get ready to race a third time! Following tonight's riveting season finale of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, which saw best friends Mickey Henry and Pete Schmalz win $250,000 in cold, hard, cash, the opportunity to fly free for a year anywhere Air Canada flies worldwide in Business Class, two Chevrolet Silverado High Country Edition Pickup Trucks, plus "Free Gas for Life" from Petro-Canada, host Jon Montgomery announced on behalf of CTV that casting for Season 3 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is now open. The announcement of the third season and casting call was made during the live after-show special AFTER THE RACE, featuring all 11 teams, and produced in front of a live studio audience from CTV's headquarters in Toronto.

Fresh off an incredible second season as the second most-watched program of the year in Canada with an average audience of 2.7 million viewers, Race fans from across the country can now set their sights on their own once-in-a-life time chance to be part of Canada's #1 summer series, and the biggest race this country has ever seen. 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 the road. Potential teams are encouraged to showcase their personalities and explain why they want to be part of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. The deadline for submission is Monday, November, 24 at 11:59 p.m. ET.  

"Do you think you have what it takes to win?" asked Jon Montgomery to Canadians during tonight's announcement on AFTER THE RACE. "If you do, casting starts right now. Just one word of advice," he added, "THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is the adventure of a lifetime, and if you want to win, you better pick the right partner."   

**Media Note** Download photography of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA at BellMediaPR.ca.

"We're still kinda in shock," said Mickey. "I don't think either of us was fully prepared to deal with actually winning the Race, you know?" "We were so close so many times, it was just our time that leg," added Pete. "We basically did everything right from the get go and didn't make any mistakes in Ottawa."

"Congratulations to all 11 teams on a remarkable second season," said Phil King, President - CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming. "Based on the tremendous buzz and feedback we've heard on our social platforms, from our partners, and through word-of-mouth all season long, I know the Racers have inspired Canadians from all walks of life to once again take a shot at competing in the biggest race this country has ever seen." "After two seasons we've had the most wild and unpredictable results you can imagine," said John Brunton, CEO and Chairman Insight Productions. "We know that Canadians are eager to be a part of this sensational experience and we encourage anyone who thinks they have a shot to apply to be a part of the #1 show in Canada. The whole country's invited, come one, come all."

Tonight's episode will encore this week on TSN5 (Monday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT), TSN4 (Thursday, Sept. 25 at 12 a.m. ET/Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. PT, and again Thursday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT), TSN2 (Thursday, Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT), and CTV and CTV GO (Saturday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. ET/PT and again at 8 p.m. ET/PT - and is also now available on demand at CTV GO.

On Monday, Sept. 22, viewers can also catch Mickey and Pete on CANADA AM (Weekdays at 6 a.m. ET), 104.5 CHUM FM (Weekdays at 5:30 a.m. ET), CP24 BREAKFAST (Weekdays 5 a.m. ET, and Saturday and Sunday at 7 a.m. ET), THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW (Weekdays at 10 a.m. ET), THE SOCIAL (Weekdays at 1 p.m. ET), and ETALK (Weekdays at 7 p.m. ET) as they discuss their THE AMAZING RACE CANADA victory, including the nail-biting memory challenge, where they edged out powerhouse duo Natalie and Meaghan and co-workers Ryan and Rob. To see more of the race, including the Extended Mat Chat with Mickey and Pete, exclusive interviews with the top three teams, and more on the final leg of the Race, visit www.CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada.  

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 simple! Here's how:

Step 1
Prepare a video for a submission that focuses on the positives and negatives of the relationship between teammates. The producers are eager to hear what makes a "pairing" tick.

Step 2
Take an up-close picture of the "team", as well as an up-close picture of each individual, and send with the application online.

Step 3
Completely fill out the online application and upload the video and photos at www.CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada.

If the producers like the audition, they will be in touch!

Among the eligibility requirements that applicants should note about the Race:

  • Racers must be at least 19 years of age as of April 1, 2015.
  • Racers must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

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 all the latest news and information.

The four premier sponsors for Season 2 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA are Air Canada, Chevrolet Canada, DQ Canada, and Scotiabank.

Commissioned by CTV, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV and with the support of Profiles Television Productions.

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About CTV
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 13 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. 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.

Source: Numeris (BBM Canada)
BY2013-14: Sept. 23, 2013 - Sept. 2, 2014, final data.
Summer 2014: May 26 - Sept. 2, 2014, final data.

SOURCE: CTV

For further information:

Jacqui VanSickle, CTV Networks, 416.384.5091 or jacqui.vansickle@bellmedia.ca

Cary Mignault, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, 416.435.9295 or cary.mignault@bellmedia.ca

Jim Quan, CTV Networks, 416.384.5311 or jim.quan@bellmedia.ca


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