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The Amazing Race Canadian Edition
« on: March 27, 2007, 04:14:21 PM »
I am Canadian and always wanted to apply but cant..... So please even if your not Canadian sign it. We copied "American Idol" and Deal or no deal" so why not the best show on televison?

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Re: The Amazing Race Canadian Edition
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2007, 05:04:49 PM »
god i would love to go on a canadian version, i swear i would audition if it ever happened

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Re: The Amazing Race Canadian Edition
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2007, 02:00:26 PM »
Me two. I would probley addition with my father and hopfully wouldn't be eliminated first
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Re: The Amazing Race Canadian Edition
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2007, 10:26:05 AM »
Er... it's hard to answer the poll. I'm not Canadian, but I've wanted to be on the show since I've first watching it. Ultimately, my answer was based on the first question of the poll.  ;D
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Re: The Amazing Race Canadian Edition
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2009, 02:25:31 PM »
I know this is a really old topic - but maybe CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler's comments could lead to Canadian TAR participants?

CBS and CTV could share the production costs?
 
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The success of the CBS-CTV co-production Flashpoint has encouraged CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler to look at partnering with other "foreign countries" on future TV projects. "Well, Canada isn't that foreign, really," she said, correcting herself.
   Filmed in Toronto with a nearly entirely Canadian cast, Flashpoint launched simultaneously on CBS and CTV last July and currently rates comparably with CBS's other popular crime dramas, including CSI and NCIS. "Flashpoint has been such a positive experience," she told press at the TV Critics Tour. "It's a terrific business model for us."

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Re: The Amazing Race Canadian Edition
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2009, 02:33:33 PM »
Nina Tassler is a pig, I loathe her *rant off*

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Re: The Amazing Race Canadian Edition
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2009, 03:04:45 PM »
Nina Tassler is a pig, I loathe her *rant off*

Ouch - tell us what you really think... 

Just because she canceled Jericho and Moonlight doesn't mean she'll cancel TAR... :stirtp:
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Re: The Amazing Race Canadian Edition
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2009, 03:23:11 PM »
Nina Tassler's a jerk. But other than that, she's a nice lady. :P
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Re: The Amazing Race Canadian Edition
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2009, 03:36:10 PM »
If you are between 12-14 yrs old, you could try this :lol:

http://www.mississauganews.com/article/22983
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Re: The Amazing Race Canadian Edition
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2009, 08:12:18 PM »
If you are between 12-14 yrs old, you could try this :lol:

http://www.mississauganews.com/article/22983
I can just imagine the reaction of a Canadian that has just turned 15
but...alligators!!! what the hell??? Also, I didn't imagine they could handle stress...maybe this was what BVM was aiming for with family edition
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Re: The Amazing Race Canadian Edition
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2009, 10:16:03 PM »
Nina Tassler is a pig, I loathe her *rant off*

Ouch - tell us what you really think... 

Just because she canceled Jericho and Moonlight doesn't mean she'll cancel TAR... :stirtp:
She canceled Swingtown and its fabulously awesome cast deserve their own show  :knuckles:

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Re: The Amazing Race Canadian Edition
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2009, 11:42:03 AM »
If you are between 12-14 yrs old, you could try this :lol:

http://www.mississauganews.com/article/22983
I can just imagine the reaction of a Canadian that has just turned 15
but...alligators!!! what the hell??? Also, I didn't imagine they could handle stress...maybe this was what BVM was aiming for with family edition

It actually looks like it could be an entertaining TAR ripoff. One of the kids looks like Michael...  ;)
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wYa9jP_6us

I saw the job postings for this last spring and thought they were for TAR...
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Re: The Amazing Race Canadian Edition
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2009, 12:41:12 PM »
oh my gosh--that looks like great fun! Did I see the Atlanta Motor Speedway whiz by?

I hearby put Michael in charge of uploading this for us! :jumpy:
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Re: The Amazing Race Canadian Edition
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2009, 03:54:42 PM »
I smell edutainment...lol
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Re: The Amazing Race Canadian Edition
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2009, 04:29:23 PM »
Well, I suffered thru Kid Nation, so clearly I am a sucker for shows like this! :funny:
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Re: The Amazing Race Canadian Edition
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2009, 04:33:44 PM »
It do seems like a Kiddie version of Fear Factor, though...
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Re: The Amazing Race Canadian Edition
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2009, 08:14:33 PM »
Well, I suffered thru Kid Nation, so clearly I am a sucker for shows like this! :funny:
Goodness, that was exploitation at its best! :lol:
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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2009, 05:14:05 AM »
Well, I suffered thru Kid Nation, so clearly I am a sucker for shows like this! :funny:
Goodness, that was exploitation at its best! :lol:

Of the kids---or me?? :lol3:
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Re: The Amazing Race Canadian Edition
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2009, 11:34:07 AM »
Both. :lol:
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Re: The Amazing Race Canadian Edition
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2009, 02:14:37 PM »
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Quoting Phil's Blog:
It never ceases to amaze me the number of fans who write in from Canada...and the number one question, "Why can't Canadians be a part of the Race?" Australians, New Zealanders...people from all over the world ask the same thing about their eligibility. There are lots of reasons from passports, logistics, casting resources, legal coverage...it is way more complicated than you might think. The fact is there are simply so many choices for casting here in the States for a great show and of course there are now other versions being made around the world.

As far as an international race down the line...maybe, but again think of the challenges. Many people have suggested four networks get together (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA) and each puts in say three teams and equal money. But who would be in control of the show? What happens if all three Australian teams get eliminated in the first three episodes? Fun to talk about but it didn't work for the international Idol series.

I've got to say that this argument I keep hearing about passports and logistics keeping Canucks out of the race really doesn't hold much water. I know for a fact they use some Canadian crew - (camera, sound) and they seem to travel with the racers without much problem. Phil seems like a great guy - I'm sure he's just toeing the company line in his blog.

There is a huge reason they don't have Canadians on the show. It wouldn't increase TV ratings in the US. Americans want to watch other Americans do stuff - they don't want to see foreigners who speak funny, eh.

And - franchising a Canadian version wouldn't be a good idea for WRP/CBS because a Canadian version would possibly steal viewers and revenue from the US version. CTV pays big bucks to CBS to broadcast TAR-US. CTV would be less likely to buy TAR-US if there was a TAR-CDN that was taking advertising revenue.

A wholly Canadian version would get excellent ratings in Canada - but it wouldn't sell anywhere else - the amount of advertising revenue available in just Canada wouldn't support the cost of running a race.

I think they should slip a Canadian in every so often (or maybe someone who holds both passports - hint - hint) - but don't make a big deal of it in the advertising except in Canada. Ratings in Canada would double and no one would notice in the US.

Jeopardy!'s US ratings don't change when there's a Canadian competing, but the Canadian TV ratings go up when there is.

And here is just a slight glimmer of hope for all Canadians. From the eligibility requirements from CBS...
r. The Producers reserve the right to make any additions to and/or deletions from the
application process above or otherwise make any and all changes to the eligibility
requirements with or without notice on either a case-by-case basis or across the entire
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Re: The Amazing Race Canadian Edition
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2009, 03:29:05 PM »
I can see a Canadian version if one of two things happen:

1. CBS does one cycle for one season and CTV decides to do a cycle of its own; or
2. CBS cancels TAR and CTV decides to pick it up for its own doing an all-Canadian version.

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