CTV Renews THE AMAZING RACE CANADA for a Fifth Season

Casting Now Open!

– For casting details and updates visit CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada
– Viewers can now watch THE AMAZING RACE CANADA AUDITIONS, the craziest, funniest, and most-memorable audition videos from THE AMAZING RACE CANADA on Bell FibeTV1, channel 1 –

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TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2016 /CNW/ - Race on, Canada! As announced this afternoon by host Jon Montgomery, CTV confirmed it has renewed a new installment of Canada's #1 summer seriesTHE AMAZING RACE CANADA. The announcement sets the stage for a fifth adrenaline-pumping season during Canada's historic 150th anniversary in 2017, with plans to celebrate and showcase the country like never before. 

CTV also confirmed today that casting for the upcoming fifth season is now open. Fans of the competition series can get set to grab their camera and their partner, and prep their auditions for the extraordinary opportunity to embark on a truly once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The deadline for submission is Thursday, December 1 at 11:59 PM ET. For all casting details and updates, including instructions on how to submit an audition video, fans can visit CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada, the CTV Facebook page, and follow @AmazingRaceCDA.

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Spanning the corners of the country and beyond, Season 4 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA averaged 1.9 million viewers, with a season high of 2.1 million Canadians catching Steph Leclair and Kristen McKenzie's race to the mat to claim the title and grand prize in the Season 4 finale in September.

"After a nail-biting fourth season, Canadian viewers made it clear they are invested in the unstoppable adventure that is THE AMAZING RACE CANADA," said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty, Bell Media. "The series' exhilarating challenges and unpredictability, combined with a distinct Canadian charm, continues to captivate viewers across the country. We're excited to bring a fifth season of the biggest race in the nation to Canadians in 2017."

"New adventures, new locations, and new Racers from across the country – we're ready to up the ante and continue to showcase how great Canada is once again this season," said John Brunton, Executive Producer. "We can't wait to see what teams make the cut and get to join us on the adventure of a lifetime."

In anticipation of the new season, and the discovery of a new batch of Racers, fans can watch the craziest, funniest, and most-memorable audition videos from the series on THE AMAZING RACE CANADA AUDITIONS, available now on Bell FibeTV1, channel 1. Hosted by fan-favourite competitors Gino & Jesse (Season 3), Natalie & Meaghan (Season 2), Alain & Audrey (Season 2), and Brent & Sean (Season 3) the show delivers commercial-free clips of the most entertaining auditions from Seasons 2 and 3. To relive all of the series' high-stakes thrills and excitement, viewers can also find all four past seasons of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA available now on CraveTV.






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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 series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, and the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Upcoming original series on CTV include CARDINAL and THE DISAPPEARANCE. Among the original scripted series on Bell Media pay, specialty, and streaming platforms are the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, Space's most-watched original series KILLJOYS, Bravo's award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2, award-winning dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, CraveTV's first original series LETTERKENNY, Discovery's upcoming drama FRONTIER, and Comedy's new satirical news series THE BEAVERTON. Discovery is also home to Bell Media's hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new scripted series in 4K.

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 15 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.

About Insight Production Company Ltd.  
Headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby, Insight is Canada's most established content producer. The company is an industry leader in the development, financing, and production of hit programming and multiplatform content for the global market in every genre. In 2015, Insight celebrated 35 years of outstanding storytelling, award-winning programming, and an unparalleled reputation. In recognition of its achievements, Insight received the Academy Of Canadian Cinema & Television's inaugural Icon Award. Notable hits include The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration, watched by one-third of all Canadians, The Amazing Race Canada, Big Brother Canada, Battle of the Blades, The JUNO Awards, Canada's Walk of Fame, Falcon Beach, and The Jon Dore Television Show. How To Change The World, co-produced with MET Films, had its world premiere in the documentary competition at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2015, where it won two awards. For more information, visit www.insighttv.com.

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Source: Numeris, June 28Sept. 18, 2016, P2+. Final Data.


For further information: Madison Kirshenblatt, CTV Networks, 416.384.2186 or Madison.Kirshenblatt@bellmedia.ca; Tonia Addison, CTV Networks, 416.384.2194 or tonia.addison@bellmedia.ca; Jim Quan, CTV Networks, 416.384.5311 or Jim.Quan@bellmedia.ca

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