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Re: The Amazing Race Canada
« Reply #75 on: December 04, 2012, 11:36:21 AM »
King says they want "The Amazing Race Canada" to be "a little bit like a love letter to Canada" but wouldn't rule out expanding the format if the show is a smash.
"We're not married to this forever, at all. Let's see how this plays out. We definitely can see having Canadians go around the world or go to a different country or something," he says.
"But for Year 1 we really wanted to focus on 'Amazing Race Canada' -- not just featuring Canadians but featuring Canada."

And now I can be excited about The Amazing Race Canada! :xmas146

So it's another The Amazing Race Asia, but Canadian. :lol: But for both, there's still A CHANCE they will fly out of Canada like United States, Iceland, Greenland, maybe even further out. :cmas16
Don't forget France (Saint Pierre and Miquelon).

Summer is a good time - not a lot of good TV, so it will be a welcome addition to a boring season (TV-wise, that is).


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Re: The Amazing Race Canada
« Reply #76 on: December 04, 2012, 06:24:58 PM »
King says they want "The Amazing Race Canada" to be "a little bit like a love letter to Canada" but wouldn't rule out expanding the format if the show is a smash.
"We're not married to this forever, at all. Let's see how this plays out. We definitely can see having Canadians go around the world or go to a different country or something," he says.
"But for Year 1 we really wanted to focus on 'Amazing Race Canada' -- not just featuring Canadians but featuring Canada."

And now I can be excited about The Amazing Race Canada! :xmas146

So it's another The Amazing Race Asia, but Canadian. :lol: But for both, there's still A CHANCE they will fly out of Canada like United States, Iceland, Greenland, maybe even further out. :cmas16
Don't forget France (Saint Pierre and Miquelon).

Summer is a good time - not a lot of good TV, so it will be a welcome addition to a boring season (TV-wise, that is).

Let's try to keep Canada's first step in the TAR waters a little bit more positive on their daring "China Rush"-esque attempt. :xmas146 It looks like it will be better than the Brazilian version... *runs into sign*. :lol:

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Re: The Amazing Race Canada
« Reply #77 on: December 05, 2012, 09:17:34 PM »
only 10 legs?  I smell of a cheap grand prize of 50,000 euro just like on TAR France. :cmas4

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convert that value to a Canadian $.

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Re: The Amazing Race Canada
« Reply #78 on: December 05, 2012, 09:38:46 PM »
only 10 legs?  I smell of a cheap grand prize of 50,000 euro just like on TAR France. :cmas4

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convert that value to a Canadian $.

Imagine -.-

They are owned by billionaires its ridiculous. Look up Bellmedia its crazy how much they own in Canada. I have internet, cell phone and home phone with them =.=

Maybe I should protest by leaving them  :cmaslol :cmaslol

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Re: The Amazing Race Canada
« Reply #79 on: December 06, 2012, 03:02:41 AM »


Just to warm up the discussion....

let's talk about :


'The Amazing Race Canada' Host: Who Should Helm The Reality Show?


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OK, OK, we know that due to contractual obligations, most of these people couldn't realistically become the host of "The Amazing Race Canada." In fact, we're willing to bet that it'll be Ben Mulroney who gets the gig. But hey, it's fun to imagine, isn't it?

We've amassed a list of 23 Canadians who we think would do a good job as host, for one reason or another. All we can hope is that he/she matches the greatness that is the US' Phil Keoghan.

Did we miss anyone? Let us know below. You can also vote for your favourite contender in the slideshow.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/12/05/the-amazing-race-canada-host_n_2246115.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-tv#slide=1844181



Male Contenders :  (click to enlarge)


Ben Mulroney          Jonathan Torrens


Mike 'Pinball' Clemons          Rick Mercer


George Stroumboulopoulos            Howie Mandel


Colin Mochrie                         Jon Montgomery


Rick Campanelli            Frankie Flowers


Shaun Majumder         Michael Kuss


Ross Rebagliati          Trevor Linden


Daryn Jones





Female Contenders :


Leah Miller                Liza Fromer


Trish Stratus                                Nam Kiwanuka


Pay Chen                                   Ashleigh McIvor


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Re: The Amazing Race Canada
« Reply #80 on: December 06, 2012, 09:31:42 AM »
My thoughts:

1) Mulroney - he hosts everything -.- and is most connected to most American viewers so I'd say he is the fav.
2) Torrens - Never heard of the guy
3) Clemons - Don't think he'd leave the Argos when they are struggling
4) Mercer - not leaving CBC
5) Stroumboulopoulos - Not leaving CBC
6) Mandel - What would NBC think of him hosting a rival channel's idea (even though in a diff. country)
7) Mochrie - Too old imo
8) Montgomery - Is still a currently active athlete training for Sochi 2014 I don't think so.
9) Flowers - Not leaving City TV
10) Majumder  - Not leaving CBC
11) Kuss - Possible as he works for CTV.
12) Rebagliati  - Retired Olympic gold medalist in snowboarding. Possible
13) Linden - Retired hockey player so possible
14) Jones - Haven't heard of him

Women

1) Leah Miller - Haven't heard of her
2) Liza Former - Don't think she would leave Global television
3) Stratus - Possibility as she hosted a travel show before and has experience (my favourite to host amongst women)
4) Kiwanuka - Haven't heard of her
5) Chen - Haven't heard of her
6)  McIvor - Recently retired Olympic Ski Cross champion, possibly looking for something to do now. She does have connections at CTV as they broadcast the last Olympics.

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Re: The Amazing Race Canada
« Reply #81 on: December 06, 2012, 10:02:35 AM »
Oh my gosh Colin Mochrie hosting The Amazing Race would be the greatest thing ever, and now that his name has been brought up I will be extremely disappointed if he doesn't.

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Re: The Amazing Race Canada
« Reply #82 on: December 06, 2012, 01:02:00 PM »
2) Torrens - Would be an excellent host. He was on Joe Schmo 2 and a regular on Trailer Park Boys
7) Mochrie - Great choice
3) Stratus - Great choice charismatic and isn't high maintenance.
4) Kiwanuka - Was great on much music

The rest are either the usual boring suspects or would nagatively impact the show because of their swarmy annoying attitude/persona (Campanelli and Mulroney)

Best choice for this AND Big Brother Canada should be Jason Agnew.
He hosts:
* Door to Door (for the travel network) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfmRqgDx534
* Splatalot (YTV/NickTV in the States) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55ELU01HQv4
* Conventioneers (BiteTV/YouTube) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VSpZtHByCw&feature=share&list=PL5E42ED128138285F NSFW
* Sunday Morning Trivia (CFRB1010 radio) - http://www.newstalk1010.com/Hosts/SundayMorning.aspx
* Live Audio Wrestling (TSN1050 et affliates) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y2YD2O_zag

PLUS he goes to karaoke! He is funny, gets around (travelled all over Canada/US for Door to Door and Conventioneers), has edge and is willing to get into the spirit of things.

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Re: The Amazing Race Canada
« Reply #83 on: December 06, 2012, 10:38:50 PM »
Let's welcome The Amazing Race Canada Rush (another CR aside from China Rush) :cmaslol
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Re: The Amazing Race Canada
« Reply #84 on: December 07, 2012, 11:31:55 PM »
I think they should race from east to west. chase the sun. Colin or Howie.


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Re: The Amazing Race Canada
« Reply #85 on: December 08, 2012, 06:04:14 PM »
Howie is good at one-day game shows like Deal or No Deal and that upcoming Take It All mini-game show on NBC. I'm not sure about him handling long-term competitions. "Got Talent" wasn't very fun after Mandel replaced "The Hoff". :cmas12

I have a feeling Daryn Jones will be hosting. Haven't heard of him from B or athlete-classed celebrity level and Phil back in TAR1 and Grant Bowler wasn't very chatted around back when the shows premiered.
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Re: The Amazing Race Canada
« Reply #86 on: December 09, 2012, 05:52:33 PM »
I'm so excited for this, I'm applying!

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Re: The Amazing Race Canada
« Reply #87 on: December 10, 2012, 12:24:47 PM »
Phil Keoghan tweeted last week regarding TAR Canada, saying more details will be up soon but to prepare a 3 minut video and 540 words and to "get your application ready".

He also said "A2Qs abt vid 4 @AmazingRaceCDA the best audition tapes have nothing in common with each other watz ur story in 500 words, are u interesting?"
 

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Re: The Amazing Race Canada
« Reply #88 on: December 15, 2012, 05:59:03 PM »

This might be our first hint to one of the locations...!! :hoot:


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Amazing Race coming to Alberta. Received an email to submit ideas for "hidden gem" locations for the a segment of the Canadain version of the Amazing Race this coming summer. So we will submit the Peace River Trail as a potential candidate. It's got history and cultural significance. It will also provide a unique experience.


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Re: The Amazing Race Canada
« Reply #89 on: December 15, 2012, 06:13:33 PM »
Who hosting of TAR Canada?
I really wish we could stay longer in the countries we visit, but I've been lucky to have visited most of them before, because I've done a tremendous amount of travel. - Phil Keoghan

The Amazing Race 22-23 is coming soon!


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Re: The Amazing Race Canada
« Reply #90 on: December 15, 2012, 08:07:58 PM »

This might be our first hint to one of the locations...!! :hoot:


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Amazing Race coming to Alberta. Received an email to submit ideas for "hidden gem" locations for the a segment of the Canadain version of the Amazing Race this coming summer. So we will submit the Peace River Trail as a potential candidate. It's got history and cultural significance. It will also provide a unique experience.

Beauty of Canada. There is so many passionate fans we will probably know the route before the show begins lol

@Loverocked Not announced yet

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Re: The Amazing Race Canada
« Reply #91 on: December 16, 2012, 12:20:46 AM »
Ohhh, I could see some good tasks at Uculet, or Tofino, via the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island. Crashing surf, pods of Orcas, or mountain biking through the forest.  Beautiful country and their could be some First Nations tasks involved.

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Re: The Amazing Race Canada
« Reply #92 on: December 19, 2012, 09:32:19 AM »
Another tweet from @PhilKeoghan "A to Qs about @AmazingRaceCDA casting details will be posted here http://CTV.ca/theamazingracecanadabefore the end of the year, includes FAQs"

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Re: The Amazing Race Canada
« Reply #93 on: December 19, 2012, 08:26:44 PM »
i actually think its nice that they are staying in canada being canadian i want to see some stuff other than cities ive seen (montreal, toronto, vancouver) i hope those are visited but places like saskatchewan and the northern province like yukon and nunavut would be awesome
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Re: The Amazing Race Canada
« Reply #94 on: December 20, 2012, 01:55:35 PM »
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW UP!!
 :cmastree DEADLINE 28 FEBRUARY
Minimum age is 19
Filming will cover approx 28 days
And it says that you and approx 12 others teams may participate...hum...

http://www.ctv.ca/theamazingracecanada.aspx

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Re: The Amazing Race Canada
« Reply #95 on: December 20, 2012, 08:34:59 PM »
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW UP!!
 :cmastree DEADLINE 28 FEBRUARY
Minimum age is 19
Filming will cover approx 28 days
And it says that you and approx 12 others teams may participate...hum...

http://www.ctv.ca/theamazingracecanada.aspx

12 other teams.... another dreaded starting line elimination? :cmas32:
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Re: The Amazing Race Canada
« Reply #96 on: December 20, 2012, 10:37:29 PM »
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW UP!!
 :cmastree DEADLINE 28 FEBRUARY
Minimum age is 19
Filming will cover approx 28 days
And it says that you and approx 12 others teams may participate...hum...

http://www.ctv.ca/theamazingracecanada.aspx

12 other teams.... another dreaded starting line elimination? :cmas32:

Earlier they said 10 teams.

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Re: The Amazing Race Canada
« Reply #97 on: December 22, 2012, 09:59:54 AM »
I believe they didn't say they ordered 10 teams earlier, but that they ordered 10 episodes. This could possibly mean a double elimination leg? Or none or very few non-elimination legs? We'll see! I'm getting my application ready as we speak!

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Re: The Amazing Race Canada
« Reply #98 on: December 22, 2012, 10:03:19 AM »
All details for casting and applying are at ctv.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada and further at theamazingracecanadacasting.com

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Re: The Amazing Race Canada
« Reply #99 on: December 28, 2012, 09:47:53 PM »
Source? All other info says "summer 2013".
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