TORONTO (Dec. 20, 2012) – On your mark, get set, go online! Since the announcement that CTV has ordered ‘The Amazing Race Canada,’ Canadians have exploded with excitement to compete, with hundreds of thousands of posts on Twitter and Facebook, and more than 16,000 followers of @AmazingRaceCDA.
Now, the wait is over as CTV announced today casting details for ‘The Amazing Race Canada.’ Beginning today, viewers across the country can go online to www.CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada and submit an audition video and application for their chance to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Potential teams are encouraged to submit videos that showcase their personalities and explain their motivation for why they deserve to win the inaugural season of ‘The Amazing Race Canada.’
“Thank you Canada for such an overwhelmingly positive response to the announcement about ‘The Amazing Race Canada’,” said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. “We know Canadians have been chomping at the bit to put their names in for this series and we look forward to the onslaught of online submissions from an amazing group of diverse and fascinating potential racers.”
‘The Amazing Race Canada’ is looking for dynamic and enthusiastic teams of two who are articulate, competitive, interesting, outgoing, and adventurous, who possess a strong personal connection. Teams must be willing to exert themselves in the process of detours, roadblocks, and other challenges as they race around the country, and endure approximately 28 days in various conditions, environments, and climates within Canada.
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.
Among the eligibility requirements that should be noted for applications for “The Race”:
• Competitors must be at least 19 years of age by April 1st, 2013.
• Competitors must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
Set to anchor CTV’s Summer 2013 schedule, ‘The Amazing Race Canada’ gives Canadians the opportunity to race around Canada and discover the country they love in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. With potential stops in all 10 provinces and three territories, teams will race to the finish line, criss-crossing up to 9,000 kilometres. A stunning depiction of the Canadian fabric, the teams will travel through both the country’s urban centres as well as the most remote outposts in the land, all while exploring its broad cultural and ethnic diversity, wildlife, and iconic landmarks.
‘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 3 series this fall on CTV and is this season’s #1 reality program in Canada with an average audience of 2.7 million viewers.
‘The Amazing Race Canada’ will be 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, ‘The Amazing Race Canada’ will be 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 executive produce 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.