- 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 #AfterTheRace -
- 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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Source: Numeris (BBM Canada), Summer 2014: May 26 - August 31, 2014, final data.
For further information:
Cary Mignault, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, 416.435.9295 or [email protected]
Monique Bevan, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, 416.384.2055 or [email protected]
Jim Quan, CTV Networks, 416.384.5311 or [email protected]