- TSN's James Duthie returns as host for the live, hour-long after-show
special - - Fans can participate in AFTER THE RACE through Facebook and
Twitter by submitting questions before the show with the hashtag
- Viewers can still catch up with the summer's #1 series on CTV GO -
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TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The finish line is in sight! With only
two exciting episodes left to go for Canada's #1 summer series THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, CTV announced today that Season 2 will conclude with a two-hour
special event from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday, Sept. 21. First, the hotly anticipated Season 2 finale will air in a special
Sunday night timeslot on CTV and CTV GO. Then, immediately following the exhilarating finish is
the fan-favourite, one-hour after-show special, AFTER THE RACE. Shot live and hosted by TSN's James Duthie (@tsnjamesduthie), AFTER THE RACE reunites all 11 teams to re-live their most memorable moments, while
also giving viewers a look at the exclusive first chat with the
finalists and the newly crowned winners, just minutes after Canada
learns who wins the Race. Produced in front of a live studio audience
from CTV's headquarters in Toronto, this is THE AMAZING RACE CANADA's second after-show special of the season, following the popular midseason special in August.
"This season of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is like a great summer sport,"
said Duthie. "It has drama, the full spectrum of emotion, and we've
seen brilliant strategy, pure luck, and absolute blunders. AFTER THE
RACE will tackle the hard-hitting questions and the moments that left
us talking all summer long."
"Viewers can look forward to an incredible THE AMAZING RACE CANADA
finale," said Phil King, President - CTV, Sports, and Entertainment
Programming. "Then, AFTER THE RACE breaks down the finale - and season
- with all 11 teams, and helps answer the questions that viewers at
home might be thinking."
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Extending the season finale into a two-hour event, AFTER THE RACE host Duthie goes beyond the mat and talks to teams about the most
unforgettable moments, the toughest challenges, and strategies. And
like the midseason edition, questions and comments will also come from
audience members and fans pulled via Twitter and Facebook, who use the
hashtag #AfterTheRace. Viewers can also expect a special appearance
from host Jon Montgomery and more in this jam-packed special.
Also live on AFTER THE RACE, fans will learn which team received the most votes in the Petro-Canada Fuel Your Favourite Team contest, earning that team free gas for one year. One lucky fan will also win
the Grand Prize of free gas for one year. For full contest rules visit CTV.ca/theamazingracecanada.
Viewers wanting to catch up on all the action from Season 2 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA before the season finale can do so at CTV GO, and through video on
demand partners such as Bell Fibe TV.
In the penultimate episode of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA airing this coming Tuesday, four teams race to New Brunswick for a spot
in the finale (Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO). It's an uphill battle as Racers claw their way
through a gruelling Roadblock, then face a blizzard of a time at an
Acadian birthday party. A complicated coastal Detour leaves teams
desperately waving a white flag.
Only one team can earn the title of Season 2 champions of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. The biggest grand prize ever awarded for a Canadian competition series
has expanded this season to include "gas for life" from Petro-Canada.
In addition, the winning team once again receives a $250,000 cash
payout and the opportunity to fly free for a year anywhere Air Canada
flies worldwide in Business Class, plus two Chevrolet Silverado High
Country Edition Pickup Trucks. Teams are also competing for special pit
stop prizes courtesy of Air Canada and Scotiabank, to be revealed
during the broadcasts.
The four premier sponsors for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA are Air Canada, Chevrolet Canada, DQ Canada, and Scotiabank.
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 Productions.
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company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and
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on the network's website at CTV.ca.
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For further information:
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