Race on, Canada! As announced this afternoon by host Jon Montgomery, CTV confirmed it has renewed a new installment of Canada’s #1 summer series THE 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.
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.