'The Amazing Race: China rush'
A 12-episode series reality show, held its grand press conference and lensing ceremony in the Hilton Shanghai Hotel. The attendees included Ms. Wang Jianjun, Deputy Director of Information Office of Shanghai Municipality; Mr. Xu Hao, Assistant President of SMG; and representatives from the show's co-producers, CCTV News, the Walt Disney Company Greater China, and International Channel Shanghai (ICS).
In 2009, the 12-episode'Shanghai Rush', produced by the ICS team of SMG, was a great success. This Expo year, ICS will broaden its scope to produce'China Rush’, aiming to explore and promote Chinese culture through exciting and thrilling outdoor competitions around the nation's great cities, perfectly complementing the 2010 Expo philosophy of'Better City, Better Life'.
Disney ABC International Television (DAIT)'s reality show'The Amazing Race'has won world fame and earned all seven of its "Outstanding Reality-Competition Program" Emmy Awards. Now, the Chinese TV network ICS has acquired the rights to produce a version. As a part of the agreement, DAIT will be in charge of extending a global reach and providing formatting and consultation, working with SMG's expertise and capabilities to ensure that the show captures the excitement of the original'The Amazing Race’series while tapping into China's unique flavor.
Since Hamilton'The Amazing Race: China Rush'began recruiting, thousands of people from over 40 countries and districts applied through the official website and by e-mail. Now 20 contestants have passed the tough audition, and they come from Australia, Kenya, India, Mexico, Latvia, United States, and Canada. Beginning April 28, the 10 teams of two will start their magical mystery journey around China, with the Shanghai Expo Park as their first stop. After one month filming across China, the finale will also be shot in the Shanghai Expo Park.
The competition will adopt the last-one-out system. In the end, only one team will survive and take home the grand prize-a world tour provided by Travelzen.com. The host will be Chinese-American Allan Wu, who has hosted all three seasons of'The Amazing Race Asia'.
Title sponsored by world-class Hamilton Watch, the The Amazing Race: China Rush will premiere in primetime on August 8th, 2010 on ICS and air weekly to audiences in China. Global audiences will be able to watch through CCTV International (CCTV-9) one week after the ICS premiere.For detailed information, please visit http://www.chinarush.tv