- Online audition videos and applications for Season 2 can now be
submitted at CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada -
- Olympic champion and Canadian hero Jon Montgomery returns as host for
Season 2 -
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TORONTO, Nov. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - 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.
**Media Note** Download artwork for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA at BellMediaPR.ca.
"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
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":
Racers must be at least 19 years of age as of April 1, 2014.
Racers must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
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
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
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.
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.
For further information:
Jim Quan, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.5311 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacqui VanSickle, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.5091 or Jacqueline.email@example.com