Season 6 to Celebrate the Heroes Among Us, as Casting Opens Today
– New this year, viewers can champion their everyday heroes for a spot on the Season 6 starting line by nominating Racers for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA –
– Capes not required! For casting details and updates for the sixth season, visit CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada –
– Season 5 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA was the most-watched Canadian program of the broadcast year –
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TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2017 /CNW/ - After five AMAZING seasons, host Jon Montgomery announced today that the adventure will continue as CTV has renewed THE AMAZING RACE CANADA for a heroic sixth season. And in a new twist, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is seeking courageous Canadians – teachers, first responders, parents, community leaders, mentors, athletes, and other everyday heroes with a story to tell – to join the Race for Season 6 and be a part of an adventure that could change their lives forever. The most-watched Canadian series of the year, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is slated to return next summer to CTV when host Jon Montgomery welcomes a new cast of racers to the starting line and takes viewers on their favourite summertime adventure.
CTV also confirmed today that casting for the upcoming sixth season of the competition series is now open. Aspiring racers are invited to pair up with someone they know and trust – a friend, sibling, parent, partner, or someone with a close relationship – and submit an audition for the opportunity to share their story with the rest of Canada. While THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is especially seeking everyday heroes to join the Race for Season 6, casting is open to every Canadian looking to challenge themselves and find the hero within.
New this season, fans and viewers can tell THE AMAZING RACE CANADA about the incredible everyday heroes who they would like to see conquer the Race, in addition to submitting their own application. Viewers looking to shine a spotlight on the valiant Canadians in their lives should visit the casting website to submit a nomination, telling the story of what makes their submission a hero in their life or community (no video required). The deadline for applications and nominations is Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET. For all casting details and updates, including instructions on how to submit an audition video or propose someone for Season 6, viewers can visit CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada, the CTV Facebook page, and follow @AmazingRaceCDA.
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"Pivoting to a heroic theme represents an exciting new direction for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA," said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. "We are really looking forward to finding and showcasing the everyday heroes among us."
"THE AMAZING RACE CANADA has always been a show about heroes who push themselves out of their comfort zone and lets them face their fears head-on," said John Brunton, Executive Producer. "We welcome heroes from all over the country for a shot at an adventure that could change their life forever!"
The fifth season of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, which saw racers travel more than 50,000 km with international stops in China, Thailand, and Panama, was the most-watched Canadian program of the broadcast year, with an average audience of 1.8 million total viewers. More than two million viewers tuned in for the Season 5 finale on Sept. 12, 2017 to watch dating couple Sam and Paul from Toronto take home the grand prize.
Source: Numeris, Total Canada. 2016-17 Broadcast Year. TARC S5: Jul 4 – Sep 12, 2017. Final data.
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