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Title: The Amazing Race Canada 1--Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Chameleon777 on November 21, 2012, 11:57:59 PM
How could that become a reality and how could  Phil Keoghan, who is THE BEST host for The Amazing Race of ALL TIME, get to host it?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: theamazingracer21 on November 22, 2012, 02:25:32 AM
I would love to see you in Canada get your own version. If you don't then I would love to see a trans comemwealth version with you in Canada, the poms in UK and us in Australia (we do have our own version but it might not be renewed )
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: walkingpneumonia on November 29, 2012, 06:08:27 PM
Sometimes dreams do come true - be sure to watch CTV's special announcement on Sunday at 8pm!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Flamant on November 29, 2012, 06:46:52 PM
Sometimes dreams do come true - be sure to watch CTV's special announcement on Sunday at 8pm!

OMG. If. This. Is. True. :o  :hyper:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on November 29, 2012, 07:52:00 PM
Sometimes dreams do come true - be sure to watch CTV's special announcement on Sunday at 8pm!

YES!!!!!

If that is the announcement I am applying
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on November 29, 2012, 07:54:40 PM
A Decade in the Making: CTV to Deliver Special On-Air Message to Canadians this Sunday, Dec. 2

CTV will deliver a special on-air message directed exclusively to Canadians this Sunday, Dec. 2 in a commercial break sometime between 8-9 p.m. ET. The message was taped in secret earlier this month at CTV headquarters by one of the most recognizable people on television, a multiple Emmy® Award-winning personality.

Leading up to the big reveal, viewers can share their guesses on Twitter about what this special message could be for a chance to win a special CTV prize package with the hash tag #CTVSpecialMessage.

http://www.bellmediapr.ca/ctv/releases/release.asp?id=15879&yyyy=2012
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on November 29, 2012, 07:55:22 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A86KRiUCQAABQUP.jpg:large)

Ben Mulroney posing with what appears to be Phil Keoghan
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: paldog123456 on November 29, 2012, 09:54:29 PM
Yay! Hopefully another English version to watch! :hearts: :yess:

(I understand the Spanish ones from Latin America to a point, but high school Spanish will only take you so far... :lol: )
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Polaroid on November 29, 2012, 09:59:18 PM
If the host is Ben Mulroney... :groan: But so happy about this! Hopefully it won't turn out like all the other failed attempts of Canadian versions of shows... :res: If it's successful enough to last a few years, I might try applying for it. :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Air on November 29, 2012, 10:06:07 PM
So it's confirmed, there's a TAR Canada now?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: LoveRocked on November 29, 2012, 10:11:55 PM
Woah!! It's real?!?! Cool!!! It's really confirmation right now? Ohh, It's very more interesting!! It's time coming soon verison to the world!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: georgiapeach on November 29, 2012, 10:20:44 PM
Nothing is official until the CTV "announcement" Sunday PM.  :luvya:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Dånooky on November 30, 2012, 01:10:02 AM
If this turns out to be the real deal, I propose to abbreviate it as "TAR, EH?"
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: dryedmangoez on November 30, 2012, 02:35:42 AM
Well it's about time!  Especially since TAR is regularly one of the most watched shows, right? If not most watched some weeks.

Cool! The more TAR the merrier! There won't be a single week without a TAR airing somewhere in the world pretty soon hehe.

I'm assuming it'll run in the Summer so as not to clash with TARUS.  That's perfect since TARAu is taking a break apparently?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: AR FAN on November 30, 2012, 08:25:58 AM
Wait!  :hhello:  Nothing has been confirmed. For all we know they might be announcing Survivor Canada!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: stunami on November 30, 2012, 08:45:44 AM
OMG OMG OMG IF THIS IS HAPPENING  :conf: :keeta:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Plaidmoon on November 30, 2012, 09:06:32 AM
This Facebook message from November 4th looks more important now than it did at the time.

November 4th 2012 via BlackBerry Smartphones App
Just landed in Toronto with Phil from the amazing race!!! We are like best friends now....and by best friends, I mean I creepily took a blurry picture of him as I went down the escalator! Oh he's my favorite!!!


Back then I was thinking Phil was just pursuing some personal business or supporting one of his causes before TAR 22 started, but now it looks like he was possibly filming the announcement. However, this is just circumstantial evidence and doesn't prove anything. Maybe CTV is going to do a National Bingo Hour or Bowling For Dollars seven days a week or something like that. Or even Survivor Nunavik.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on November 30, 2012, 09:10:08 AM
This Facebook message from November 4th looks more important now than it did at the time.

November 4th 2012 via BlackBerry Smartphones App
Just landed in Toronto with Phil from the amazing race!!! We are like best friends now....and by best friends, I mean I creepily took a blurry picture of him as I went down the escalator! Oh he's my favorite!!!


Back then I was thinking Phil was just pursuing some personal business or supporting one of his causes before TAR 22 started, but now it looks like he was possibly filming the announcement. However, this is just circumstantial evidence and doesn't prove anything. Maybe CTV is going to do a National Bingo Hour or Bowling For Dollars seven days a week or something like that. Or even Survivor Nunavik.

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!  :lol: :lol: :lol:

There is more evidence (which I think is more then a coincidence), why would they announce it during the Amazing Race's time slot etc.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: AR FAN on November 30, 2012, 10:49:38 AM
IFFF! there is a Canandian Version, who will host?  Wayne Gretzky, William Shatner?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: AR FAN on November 30, 2012, 10:51:14 AM
If this turns out to be the real deal, I propose to abbreviate it as "TAR, EH?"
:lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on November 30, 2012, 11:28:32 AM
IFFF! there is a Canandian Version, who will host?  Wayne Gretzky, William Shatner?

You're not funny.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: AR FAN on November 30, 2012, 12:25:39 PM
IFFF! there is a Canandian Version, who will host?  Wayne Gretzky, William Shatner?

You're not funny.


What, you don't like William Shatner?  On a serious note who is a serious candidate to host?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on November 30, 2012, 12:29:18 PM
IFFF! there is a Canandian Version, who will host?  Wayne Gretzky, William Shatner?

You're not funny.


What, you don't like William Shatner?  On a serious note who is a serious candidate to host?

I think it will be Phil or Ben Muronley
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: ZouLy on November 30, 2012, 12:33:50 PM
OMG, just checkin' out hashtag #CTVSpecialMessage and turns out everybody guessing TAR Canada in order to win a prize...  :lol:  so much to expect (including oprah winfrey show)
But I'm happy if they do franchise one  :hoot:

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: AR FAN on November 30, 2012, 12:42:39 PM
OMG, just checkin' out hashtag #CTVSpecialMessage and turns out everybody guessing TAR Canada in order to win a prize...  :lol:  so much to expect (including oprah winfrey show)
But I'm happy if they do franchise one  :hoot:


Oprah Winfrey show?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: bc922 on November 30, 2012, 01:43:47 PM
Hopefully the announcement is for The Amazing Race Canada!  Even though I am excited at the thought of having a Canadian version, I am a bit worried.  Canadian reality tv competition shows do not tend to last very long and I fear that if TAR: Canada is given the green light, it could only last a few seasons at most before being cancelled (see Canadian Idol, SYTYCD: Canada, Canada's Got Talent).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on November 30, 2012, 02:12:41 PM
Hopefully the announcement is for The Amazing Race Canada!  Even though I am excited at the thought of having a Canadian version, I am a bit worried.  Canadian reality tv competition shows do not tend to last very long and I fear that if TAR: Canada is given the green light, it could only last a few seasons at most before being cancelled (see Canadian Idol, SYTYCD: Canada, Canada's Got Talent).

The American version is consistently rated in the top 10 every week in Canada. Considering viewership was higher for the Australian version compared to the American version on Australia, a similar bump might make the series last longer.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: paldog123456 on November 30, 2012, 02:35:40 PM
Please have Pamela Anderson host. :lol:

We need a female host (who also happens to be eye candy...)!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Flamant on November 30, 2012, 03:55:12 PM
Yay! :hearts: :yess: :hoot: :hrt: :conf:

http://popgoesthenews.blogspot.ca/2012/11/the-amazing-race-canada-to-debut-next.html?spref=tw

'The Amazing Race Canada' to debut next year
Phil Keoghan CBS

PopGoesTheNews.com CTV is set to announce it is producing a Canadian edition of popular reality series The Amazing Race.

Phil Keoghan, host of the CBS series (which airs on CTV), taped an announcement that will air during the Dec. 2 episode.

The Amazing Race, in which teams travel to countries around the world and compete in various challenges, debuted on CBS in 2001. Now in its 21st season, the show has consistently been a ratings winner for CTV, with about 2 million viewers. South of the border, the series draws about 10 million viewers.

The Amazing Race has franchised internationally, with versions airing in Australia, China, France, Israel, Latin America, Norway, Philippines and Ukraine.

“There are bigger fans of The Amazing Race in Canada than any other country,” Keoghan said in a 2008 interview. “They love the show with a passion that is truly extraordinary.”

Canadians have not been allowed to audition for the U.S. version of the show because, in part, producers worried Canadian passport holders would be able to clear customs quicker than Americans – giving them an unfair advantage.

Canada was showcased in two seasons of The Amazing Race as teams visited Calgary and Banff in Season 5 and then Montreal, Toronto and Niagara Falls in Season 8.

Casting information for The Amazing Race Canada has not been announced, and it is not known who will host the show. It will likely debut next summer.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on November 30, 2012, 04:45:39 PM
The Amazing Race Canada to debut in 2013, reports claim

Get training, Canada: According to a report on Popgoesthenews.com, CTV is set to announce that The Amazing Race is headed north of the border.

The website reports that the series will be announced after a Dec. 2 airing of the U.S. show, via a taped message from show host Phil Keoghan. Canadians have been thusfar ineligible to compete on the series because, among other things, show producers were concerned that Canadian passport holders would be able to clear customs checks faster than their U.S. counterparts.

It’s not the first foray into Canada for Keoghan and the show: segments for the series fifth and eighth season were filmed in Canadian locations, and in 2007, Keoghan brought No Opportunity Wasted, based on his book of the same name, to the CBC.

An air date for The Amazing Race Canada has not been announced, nor has a host. The CBS series, now in its 21st season, currently airs on CTV in Canada
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: claude_24hrs on November 30, 2012, 11:57:21 PM
Hopefully the announcement is for The Amazing Race Canada!  Even though I am excited at the thought of having a Canadian version, I am a bit worried.  Canadian reality tv competition shows do not tend to last very long and I fear that if TAR: Canada is given the green light, it could only last a few seasons at most before being cancelled (see Canadian Idol, SYTYCD: Canada, Canada's Got Talent).

The American version is consistently rated in the top 10 every week in Canada. Considering viewership was higher for the Australian version compared to the American version on Australia, a similar bump might make the series last longer.

Many of international franchises have adopted locally include Canada's Next Top Model and it does count? It could be considerate on gave viewers?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Heliox on December 01, 2012, 06:21:31 PM

 :yess:

Even if it is just for one season, what a great thing!! Ever since the first episode of TAR I have wanted a Canadian version that we could have a chance to participate.
Unfortunately a bit late for me, BUT I have soooo many friends that are going to apply.

I really hope it is an international race course and that they don't cheap out on the locales. I expect the prize to be only $500 000, which is non taxable here so would be close to the $1mil offered pre-tax in the US.

I know that people who no longer watch the show will be drawn back into it for the Canadian version and so many of them will apply.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Chameleon777 on December 01, 2012, 10:21:16 PM
http://popgoesthenews.blogspot.ca/2012/11/the-amazing-race-canada-to-debut-next.html?spref=tw

WOW!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: georgiapeach on December 01, 2012, 11:42:26 PM
We can confirm that Phil WAS in Toronto then. :tup:

Can someone please tape this announcement for the rest of us? Even if it is just a hand cam,it would be great! Thanks!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Chameleon777 on December 02, 2012, 10:09:43 AM
What if Phil is going to host it?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: georgiapeach on December 02, 2012, 01:38:26 PM
Won't happen, can you imagine the logistics?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on December 02, 2012, 06:37:31 PM
Won't happen, can you imagine the logistics?

What do you mean?

It would likely have to be filmed in early spring to be shown in the summer which is an off time for the Amazing Race.

IDK Bu I agree that Phil won't host
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on December 02, 2012, 07:03:33 PM
Literaly 5 seconds long

Phil says get ready its coming to Canada and said visit a website !!

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

OMG! THe race is going to be within Canada only WTF!!!!

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will provide a uniquely Canadian take on the original series, with competitors discovering the world within the borders of Canada. Though the series' specific destinations won't be revealed until it airs, Canada offers divergent topography and disparate locales that are bound to add to the excitement and complexity of the show and its challenges, from Vancouver Island's tropical rainforest, Alberta's parched Badlands, the peaks of the Rockies, and the barren tundra of the Great White North, to the Boreal forests of Ontario and Quebec, the sea-faring ports of the Maritimes, the fjords of Newfoundland, and the teeming metropolises and undiscovered towns in between.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: stunami on December 02, 2012, 07:05:20 PM
I'm soo dissapointed.... :(  but it's still better than nothing
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Polaroid on December 02, 2012, 07:07:43 PM
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I'd rather watch TAR's family edition instead. :groan: This is dumb. :res:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on December 02, 2012, 07:09:47 PM
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I'd rather watch TAR's family edition instead. :groan: This is dumb. :res:

Agreed! CTV is so cheap -.- They are owned by billionaires and this is what they come up with  (:;) (:;) (:;)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: paldog123456 on December 02, 2012, 07:20:08 PM
Canada, eh? :lol:

I can spoil if their is a Windsor, Ontario leg. :lol3: It's just a short drive under the tunnel! (I even have family there!)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on December 02, 2012, 07:42:24 PM
According to the AMazing Race Canada twitter feed the CTV.ca website is down! due to overwhelming interest!!

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: AR FAN on December 02, 2012, 07:49:02 PM
Literaly 5 seconds long

Phil says get ready its coming to Canada and said visit a website !!

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

OMG! THe race is going to be within Canada only WTF!!!!

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will provide a uniquely Canadian take on the original series, with competitors discovering the world within the borders of Canada. Though the series' specific destinations won't be revealed until it airs, Canada offers divergent topography and disparate locales that are bound to add to the excitement and complexity of the show and its challenges, from Vancouver Island's tropical rainforest, Alberta's parched Badlands, the peaks of the Rockies, and the barren tundra of the Great White North, to the Boreal forests of Ontario and Quebec, the sea-faring ports of the Maritimes, the fjords of Newfoundland, and the teeming metropolises and undiscovered towns in between.
Less the Amazing Race Canada and more like Canada Rush
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Polaroid on December 02, 2012, 08:57:17 PM
According to the AMazing Race Canada twitter feed the CTV.ca website is down! due to overwhelming interest!!

DUE TO OVERWHELMING INTEREST? :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:

Yuck.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Theo on December 02, 2012, 08:58:34 PM
That's so bad. I wish they could race around the world, just like TAR Aus :tantrum
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on December 02, 2012, 09:05:06 PM
That's so bad. I wish they could race around the world, just like TAR Aus :tantrum

CTV = Cheap TV

LOL
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Reilly Queens on December 02, 2012, 09:14:45 PM
Still will be Amazing <3
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on December 02, 2012, 09:26:19 PM
video of the commercial

http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/ctv-to-air-the-amazing-race-canada-series-1.1062991

I LOL'd At this comment

"Canadians have been wildly enthusiastic of having a Canadian version of Amazing Race to travel the WORLD.. not just Canada! What`s amazing about that??!! That sucks. What's next? Survivor Canada? Can they make it 30 days in a Saskatchewan wheat field? How thrilling."

LMAO!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: ovalorange on December 02, 2012, 09:28:07 PM
From an internationals perspective I'm really excited about this, I don't know a hell of a lot about Canada so I'm looking forward to it. But yeah, if I was Canadian I too would be outraged. I was afraid the same thing would happen with TARAus :(
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Polaroid on December 02, 2012, 09:30:17 PM
video of the commercial

http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/ctv-to-air-the-amazing-race-canada-series-1.1062991

I LOL'd At this comment

"Canadians have been wildly enthusiastic of having a Canadian version of Amazing Race to travel the WORLD.. not just Canada! What`s amazing about that??!! That sucks. What's next? Survivor Canada? Can they make it 30 days in a Saskatchewan wheat field? How thrilling."

LMAO!

:funny: :funny: :funny: The only thing that they'd be dying from is boredom!

And if Ben Mulroney is the host, that would just be the cherry on the cake!!!!!! :groan:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on December 02, 2012, 09:34:16 PM
From an internationals perspective I'm really excited about this, I don't know a hell of a lot about Canada so I'm looking forward to it. But yeah, if I was Canadian I too would be outraged. I was afraid the same thing would happen with TARAus :(

World Class Cities like Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver.
Rural communities
Hockey!
The North

Quick snapshot

(http://www.sunnybatra.com/webeditor/images/11555/Toronto-Skyline-before--after/Future-Skyline-pictures/1-Rendering-of-Toronto-Skyline.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: caper on December 02, 2012, 09:50:54 PM
Canada is very diverse and is absolutely breathtaking in its beauty (Proud Canadian here  :hrt: ) and yes I can see how racing within the country is possible for a full season .  That being said................ I wanted to see these diverse teams from across Canada racing around the WORLD!!! I am so disappointed  :'(   
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Best Loser on December 02, 2012, 09:56:29 PM
I understand their point of having it solely in Canada. CTV already has a version that shows off the world, why not have a version that shows off Canada? I'd personally love to have a real season take place solely in the US.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on December 02, 2012, 09:57:27 PM
I think the start line will be in Toronto somewhere.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Kacper on December 02, 2012, 10:00:32 PM
I understand their point of having it solely in Canada. CTV already has a version that shows off the world, why not have a version that shows off Canada? I'd personally love to have a real season take place solely in the US.

Didn't the family edition travel in the U.S. only? The ratings were really bad. I know that.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on December 02, 2012, 10:33:46 PM
Commercial on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkROpMv3m3Y
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: stunami on December 02, 2012, 11:08:49 PM
I'm thinking more of a West Coast/East Coast start, like Vancouver or Halifax
Toronto would make sense but it's kinda in the middle so logistically it would not be efficiant.
At first I was really dissapointed, but you know this is better than nothing.. I really believe they could have gone to the Us, or like Cuba/DR/HAITI i don't know...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: ZouLy on December 03, 2012, 02:10:23 AM

Haven't seen anyone posted this banner here yet,..

I'm really happy for this, and keep wanting to happen the same in Indonesia.. why the neighbourhood Philippines can afford to buy the franchise but Indo don't..  :groan:


(http://distilleryimage4.s3.amazonaws.com/fe1e43ac3d1811e2b48222000a9f1915_7.jpg)


Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: LoveRocked on December 03, 2012, 05:51:22 AM
by the way, Canada can fly to anywhere in the world like The Amazing Race US?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: ZouLy on December 03, 2012, 06:32:38 AM
by the way, Canada can fly to anywhere in the world like The Amazing Race US?

Unfortunately not :(

See, even on the logo banner above, you can only see Canada map instead of the usual world map as the background  :tantrum

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: redwings8831 on December 03, 2012, 08:17:44 AM
by the way, Canada can fly to anywhere in the world like The Amazing Race US?

Unfortunately not :(

Canada can. This show isn't.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Flamant on December 03, 2012, 08:27:37 AM
At first I was disappointed, but then, seeing a picture of my own backyard on the top banner (the Parliament), I really hope they come to Ottawa :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: sharkshooter on December 03, 2012, 09:21:54 AM
I would also like to see the racers in live action, but if Ben Mulroney hosts, I likely won't watch it on TV.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: caper on December 03, 2012, 09:31:05 AM
I think they should have a host who represents travel in and out of Canada- maybe a host of an adventure travel program.  For example : I don't know if anyone here watches Which Way To..... (I love this show) The hosts are 3 brothers (the Eagar brothers) and any one of them would make an awesome host!!! (Just my 2 cents)  :)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: walkingpneumonia on December 03, 2012, 09:43:39 AM
Outrage at Not So Amazing Race Canada?
So we finally get an Amazing Race Canada, but it looks like its going to be lame version of the American race - with teams not leaving Canada.
Why would CTV do this? Take a well established successful show formula and turn it into a documentary style travelogue?

Its all about the money…
…and the huge success that TAR US has been in Canada.
Every fall and spring television season, CTV sends a  bucketful of money to Disney-ABC Domestic Television in return for the rights to broadcast TAR US.
I don't know how much money it is, but this has been a relationship that has been profitable for the last 10 years, with TAR US being one of the most popular shows in Canada.
Because TAR US is so successful in Canada, CTV can charge advertisers a lot of money to include their commercials during the broadcast.
Disney-ABC is very hesitant to jeopardize this profitable relationship - so they include a non-compete clause with the distribution rights. CTV is not allowed to air a competitive show that might draw viewers and advertising revenue from TAR US.
Now it seems that Disney-ABC has relented somewhat in return for the franchise fees that TAR Canada will pay. But they still are not allowing TAR Canada to be in any way competitive with TAR US.
You need only read between the lines of the CTV announcement:
Quote
"the network has ordered THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, a Canadian-produced, complementary version of the hit international series".
Complimentary is the key word here - not competitive.
And:
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"CTV has licensed the Canadian format rights from Disney-ABC Domestic Television and has selected Insight Productions to produce the series in Canada, with the support of Profiles Television."
  Note that it says Canadian format rights - not series format rights. Its a different format that has been licensed in Canada, not the original format.

Is CTV being "cheap" by running a Canada only race?
Due to non-competition, CTV is forced to broadcast TAR Canada in the summer television season, when there are fewer viewers and hence fewer advertising dollars available to CTV. This means the revenue that TAR Canada produces for CTV will be much smaller than what TAR US produces for them. Which means a much smaller budget for the show. And there is no way the show can be produced at a loss - BellMedia would never allow it.
Depending on how the ratings go for season one, I wouldn't be surprised if the next edition of the show has a larger budget. But I still don't think we'll see a full TAR for Canada.

The Big Brother US effect
A wildcard in this is that Big Brother US will be broadcast during the same summer time period on GlobalTV. How much time are Canadians willing to commit to reality TV during the summer?
Will TAR Canada be allowed to compete for viewers vs Big Brother US? Its a CBS show that is broadcast on Global TV in the summer.
Interesting to note that Big Brother Canada is being produced by Insight Productions as well, so in theory they could have two shows being broadcast at the same time and competing against each other.

How did the Australians manage to get a "full" international race?
TAR AUS is broadcast in the Australian winter - the prime viewing time for television. Predicted advertising revenues for TAR AUS were great enough to budget for a full scale race. And there is no way an Australian version would compete with the US version so they weren't saddled with the same restrictions.

Will we ever see a full international version of TAR Canada?
I don't think Canada will see a full international version until TAR US "jumps the shark". (Like a celebrity version) Once there is a cancellation of at least one season of TAR US, TAR Canada can be broadcast during a high ratings period in Canada, which should allow a larger budget and a "real" race.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on December 03, 2012, 10:15:08 AM
Big Brother Canada will be broadcast in the winter-spring actually
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: walkingpneumonia on December 03, 2012, 11:30:28 AM
Big Brother Canada will be broadcast in the winter-spring actually
Thanks - I was getting the versions confused - edited my post.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: theschnauzers on December 03, 2012, 03:09:59 PM
To be accurate, China and the U.S. Family Edition weren't the only basically one-country formats in the past; before TAR Latin America, the Brazilians also had a local all within Brazil edition.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: walkingpneumonia on December 03, 2012, 03:29:36 PM
To be accurate, China and the U.S. Family Edition weren't the only basically one-country formats in the past; before TAR Latin America, the Brazilians also had a local all within Brazil edition.
The U.S. Family Edition did travel outside of the U.S. - to Panama, Costa Rica and Canada.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Best Loser on December 03, 2012, 04:59:58 PM
To be accurate, China and the U.S. Family Edition weren't the only basically one-country formats in the past; before TAR Latin America, the Brazilians also had a local all within Brazil edition.
The U.S. Family Edition did travel outside of the U.S. - to Panama, Costa Rica and Canada.
And for that matter, the Brazilian version had legs in Chile also.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: topaz on December 03, 2012, 09:09:51 PM
by the way, Canada can fly to anywhere in the world like The Amazing Race US?

Unfortunately not :(

See, even on the logo banner above, you can only see Canada map instead of the usual world map as the background  :tantrum
It's for the 1st season only, I think and these are also the same thing as on TAR Philippines and Vietnam as well.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on December 03, 2012, 09:35:54 PM
Countries which stayed within their borders all have population more then double Canada's so this is going to be not as exciting. ONly thing I can see interesting is people that don't speak french going into rural Quebec
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: RachelLeVega on December 03, 2012, 10:25:31 PM
by the way, Canada can fly to anywhere in the world like The Amazing Race US?

Unfortunately not :(

See, even on the logo banner above, you can only see Canada map instead of the usual world map as the background  :tantrum

NOOOOOO.... :groan: I even have a cool route for the first season.... Well, that goes on the wishlist thread. :cmas51 :xmas110 :cmas51
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on December 03, 2012, 10:30:48 PM
by the way, Canada can fly to anywhere in the world like The Amazing Race US?

Unfortunately not :(

See, even on the logo banner above, you can only see Canada map instead of the usual world map as the background  :tantrum

NOOOOOO.... :groan: I even have a cool route for the first season.... Well, that goes on the wishlist thread. :cmas51 :xmas110 :cmas51

List it ! Even though it will remain a wish
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: RachelLeVega on December 03, 2012, 10:38:26 PM
by the way, Canada can fly to anywhere in the world like The Amazing Race US?

Unfortunately not :(

See, even on the logo banner above, you can only see Canada map instead of the usual world map as the background  :tantrum

NOOOOOO.... :groan: I even have a cool route for the first season.... Well, that goes on the wishlist thread. :cmas51 :xmas110 :cmas51

List it ! Even though it will remain a wish

Okay, it was a Carribean to Europe to Asia to North America route as well.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Best Loser on December 03, 2012, 11:26:52 PM
Countries which stayed within their borders all have population more then double Canada's so this is going to be not as exciting. ONly thing I can see interesting is people that don't speak french going into rural Quebec
But the population doesn't make a difference. Having the area it does is what will make this show interesting. If the Philippines and Vietnam can do diverse legs and show off several different sights, I'm sure a country that covers as much land as Canada can.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on December 04, 2012, 12:13:25 AM
More information:

10 episodes (10 legs?)
Cash will be the prize
Filming will be in late spring
and it will debut in mid summer.

TORONTO -- Producers of "The Amazing Race Canada" promise the show will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with its slick U.S. counterpart, even though competitors will never leave the country.
CTV executive Phil King says the network spent a lot of time debating whether or not to send competitors around the world. In the end, they relished the chance to showcase the country's diversity.
"We have one of the few countries in the world that you could do this in -- you couldn't do this in Norway," King said Monday, a day after "The Amazing Race" host Phil Keoghan announced the Canadian version during a commercial break of Sunday's broadcast.
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"But Canada (is) so diverse and not only in terms of land mass and climates -- whether you go from Vancouver to the north or in the Prairies (with their) varying climates all the time -- but even the people have very distinct cultures."
King says 10 one-hour episodes have been ordered and that casting will begin in the new year. Shooting will likely take place in late spring and the series will debut mid-summer.
Prizes have yet to be determined, but King says cash will be involved.
Canadian producer John Brunton, whose Toronto-based company Insight Productions was responsible for "Canadian Idol," "Canada's Got Talent" and the upcoming "Big Brother Canada," says the travel-based series has long been a favourite north of the border.
"It's a show that I think fans in Canada have been dying to participate in and it seemed like a natural project for CTV to want to dig their teeth into," Brunton said by phone while travelling with "The Amazing Race" crew as research.
The moment the show was greenlit, he says he jumped on a plane to join the ongoing U.S. race and glean tips on how to pull off a respectable Canuck take.
"It's an enormous production. And it's run-and-gun television. You are literally chasing people all over the country," he said, refusing to divulge which far-flung location he was speaking from Monday.
"It's got to be full of unpredictability and surprises."
King says the Emmy Award-winning team responsible for "The Amazing Race" will be close collaborators for "The Amazing Race Canada."
"They're our advisers and consultants on this and they will guide us on how to do this properly," he said, adding there will still be room for Canuck-flavoured twists.
"We may think we've got a new idea and they may point out, 'Yeah, this was actually tried five years ago in country X and it didn't work great.' So that's what's great about having such an experienced production team helping us. And they can suggest things to us that we maybe haven't thought of."
Similar spinoffs have already taken off in Australia, Brazil, China, France, Israel, Latin America, Norway, Philippines, Ukraine and Vietnam.
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."


Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/the-amazing-race-canada-to-be-a-love-letter-to-canada-ctv-exec-1.1064088#ixzz2E3qbZ000


OMG Last paragraph!

CANADA Lets make this a success!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: LoveRocked on December 04, 2012, 12:24:00 AM
Oh, WOW!

I think The Amazing Race Canada will try out to fly like The Amazing Race US did? Maybe, I hope so!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on December 04, 2012, 12:32:05 AM
Oh, WOW!

I think The Amazing Race Canada will try out to fly like The Amazing Race US did? Maybe, I hope so!

If they are not going province by province they have to fly. If they are going to any of the three territories then they have to fly. Also the interview says the producer was at a far flung location somewhere up north? perhaps its on the intinery?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Polaroid on December 04, 2012, 05:59:58 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
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: RachelLeVega on December 04, 2012, 07:05:23 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
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: sharkshooter 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).

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: RachelLeVega 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:

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: topaz 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

p.s.
convert that value to a Canadian $.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan 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

p.s.
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
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: ZouLy 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? (http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/12/05/the-amazing-race-canada-host_n_2246115.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-tv)


Quote

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 (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)

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Ben Mulroney          Jonathan Torrens

(http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/267828/slide_267828_1843340_free.jpg?1354728008615) (http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/267828/slide_267828_1845061_free.jpg?1354742027235)
Mike 'Pinball' Clemons          Rick Mercer

(http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/267828/slide_267828_1843344_free.jpg?1354728008619) (http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/267828/slide_267828_1843334_free.jpg?1354728008613)
George Stroumboulopoulos            Howie Mandel

(http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/267828/slide_267828_1843330_free.jpg?1354728008610) (http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/267828/slide_267828_1844166_free.jpg?1354734459202)
Colin Mochrie                         Jon Montgomery

(http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/267828/slide_267828_1843341_free.jpg) (http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/267828/slide_267828_1843333_free.jpg)
Rick Campanelli            Frankie Flowers

(http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/267828/slide_267828_1844300_free.jpg) (http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/267828/slide_267828_1843339_free.jpg?1354728008615)
Shaun Majumder         Michael Kuss

(http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/267828/slide_267828_1843343_free.jpg?1354728008618) (http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/267828/slide_267828_1844181_free.jpg?1354734631645)
Ross Rebagliati          Trevor Linden

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Daryn Jones





Female Contenders :

(http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/267828/slide_267828_1843337_free.jpg?1354728008614) (http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/267828/slide_267828_1843338_free.jpg?1354728008614)
Leah Miller                Liza Fromer

(http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/267828/slide_267828_1844298_free.jpg?1354735508654) (http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/267828/slide_267828_1844297_free.jpg?1354735473792)
Trish Stratus                                Nam Kiwanuka

(http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/267828/slide_267828_1844294_free.jpg?1354735444039) (http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/267828/slide_267828_1844175_free.jpg?1354734589479)
Pay Chen                                   Ashleigh McIvor


Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan 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.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Best Loser 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.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: thepuffytaco 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfmRqgDx534)
* Splatalot (YTV/NickTV in the States) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55ELU01HQv4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55ELU01HQv4)
* Conventioneers (BiteTV/YouTube) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VSpZtHByCw&feature=share&list=PL5E42ED128138285F (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VSpZtHByCw&feature=share&list=PL5E42ED128138285F) NSFW
* Sunday Morning Trivia (CFRB1010 radio) - http://www.newstalk1010.com/Hosts/SundayMorning.aspx (http://www.newstalk1010.com/Hosts/SundayMorning.aspx)
* Live Audio Wrestling (TSN1050 et affliates) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y2YD2O_zag (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.

The fact that I plan to see him shave my friend tonight has NOTHING to do with me pimping him so hard.
NONE.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: SuperTux on December 06, 2012, 10:38:50 PM
Let's welcome The Amazing Race Canada Rush (another CR aside from China Rush) :cmaslol
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: couchracer on December 07, 2012, 11:31:55 PM
I think they should race from east to west. chase the sun. Colin or Howie.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: RachelLeVega 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.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: toronto14 on December 09, 2012, 05:52:33 PM
I'm so excited for this, I'm applying!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: toronto14 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?"
 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: ZouLy on December 15, 2012, 05:59:03 PM

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


Posted 3 hours ago
by: Athabasca Recreational Trails Association

Quote
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.


Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: LoveRocked on December 15, 2012, 06:13:33 PM
Who hosting of TAR Canada?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on December 15, 2012, 08:07:58 PM

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


Posted 3 hours ago
by: Athabasca Recreational Trails Association

Quote
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
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: a1mamacat 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.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: toronto14 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/theamazingracecanada … before the end of the year, includes FAQs"
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Bwils927 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
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: stunami 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
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: RachelLeVega 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:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan 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.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: toronto14 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!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: toronto14 on December 22, 2012, 10:03:19 AM
All details for casting and applying are at ctv.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada and further at theamazingracecanadacasting.com
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on December 28, 2012, 06:53:45 PM
Filming will be in May 2013.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: georgiapeach on December 28, 2012, 09:47:53 PM
Source? All other info says "summer 2013".
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on December 28, 2012, 09:55:59 PM
Source? All other info says "summer 2013".

I will get it asap (as in internet source), as I was told in person

This is what a quick google search pops up:

"It's an enormous production," says Brunton, who expects shooting to begin in May."

http://www2.canada.com/entertainment/television/canadian+reality+shows+here+stay/7754411/story.html?id=7754411
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: georgiapeach on December 28, 2012, 10:37:40 PM
Thanks! Hee, overlap with TAR 23??
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on December 28, 2012, 10:58:06 PM
Thanks! Hee, overlap with TAR 23??

Maybe to distract eyes lol. Knowing any sighting in Canada will get a lot of tweets it can potentially make some TAR23 tweets go missing.

Hopefully not and they film separately.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Mug Costanza on December 28, 2012, 11:27:26 PM
Thanks! Hee, overlap with TAR 23??

TAR23 should go to Canada, just to mess with us. :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: LoveRocked on December 29, 2012, 01:57:39 AM
Who is hosting of TAR Canada?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on December 29, 2012, 08:37:38 AM
Who is hosting of TAR Canada?

No information yet.

I'd think it be a current CTV host like Ben Muronley
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Polaroid on December 29, 2012, 05:23:23 PM
Who is hosting of TAR Canada?

No information yet.

I'd think it be a current CTV host like Ben Muronley

:killme:

So sick of him.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: toronto14 on December 31, 2012, 12:37:27 PM
There hasn't been any official word of when filming will be yet. But the show will be airing in "Summer 2013" (presumably July and August) and Applications are due on February 28th, with them saying if you make it to the next stage, you will be contacted for an interview in March.

So Presumably the interviews will be in March, final preparations in April, filming in May, airing in July and August.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: toronto14 on January 03, 2013, 09:48:43 AM
It's official! It seems they are informally announcing when the show will be filmed. In the FAQ section of the casting site, it says "The first season will be filmed in Spring 2013.  Teams will need to be available from Mid April until Late May 2013."

Source: http://theamazingracecanadacasting.com/faq
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: thepuffytaco on January 14, 2013, 02:03:55 PM
They asked for drivers history, but never mentioned anything about being required to have a license to drive.

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11.    By applying to participate in the Race, you authorize the Producer to conduct civil, criminal, financial, driver-history and any other types of background checks deemed necessary by the Producer.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: ZouLy on January 15, 2013, 02:03:05 PM

Apparently, the printing company who produce merchandise and other necessary race-related products has released some pictures..


(http://i.imgur.com/qs6Pj.jpg)


Those are the clue envelope and the luggage/bag tag

Posted by:
b22krishna - about 21 hours ago

our client is the sponsor of this race, so they gave out some promotional items, go apply!! They are still taking applications..

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on January 16, 2013, 06:48:16 PM
• The Amazing Race Canada is in …

“I wish I knew the reason for that,” is King’s candid admission about why The Amazing Race resonates so much more with viewers in Canada than it does with Americans.

“We consume a lot of American media,” King continued. “Most of it bleeds over our border. Eighty per cent of what Americans like, Canadians like. But there’s always this oddball 20 per cent that Canadians love way more than Americans, and vice versa. Amazing Race has been a top three or top five show in Canada, really, for a decade. In the U.S., it’s decent. Clearly enough to stick on the air.”

The Amazing Race Canada will be an exceedingly expensive, complicated production to pull off, King admitted. He worried that the format’s age — 10 years — might mean CTV was a day late jumping in, but King noticed that not only have The Amazing Race’s ratings held steady in Canada over the years; they’ve climbed.

By airing The Amazing Race Canada in summer — ”We’ll do 10 weeks, in July and August” — King hopes to avoid the problem that hurt So You Think You Can Dance Canada so badly. The original Amazing Race airs in spring and fall. By airing in midsummer, The Amazing Race Canada will avoid a traffic jam.



Read more: http://www.canada.com/entertainment/Canadian+faces+host+problems/7801474/story.html#ixzz2IBnnWhah
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: ZouLy on January 17, 2013, 02:18:40 AM

This is really getting in my nerves :lol:

For the past few days, I've been discovering CTV coming to several workplace with their models to gave away souvenirs and merchandise, and set up a clue box and pit stop mat, of course some employee that spotted them took a picture with the models  :stare

I'm not really sure if the workplace that they've been visiting is among one of their sponsors, but I won't post the pictures either, maybe when the time is right then I will, :P

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on January 17, 2013, 07:33:52 AM

This is really getting in my nerves :lol:

For the past few days, I've been discovering CTV coming to several workplace with their models to gave away souvenirs and merchandise, and set up a clue box and pit stop mat, of course some employee that spotted them took a picture with the models  :stare

I'm not really sure if the workplace that they've been visiting is among one of their sponsors, but I won't post the pictures either, maybe when the time is right then I will, :P

I think its to throw of the RFF Team  :lol3:

I wonder who the host will be
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: mandk on January 23, 2013, 05:43:46 AM
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Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: ZouLy on January 23, 2013, 06:39:07 AM
xxx

I found many stuff like this in the last couple of weeks, but I decided not to post it due to security issues if they are indeed get chosen to be one of the contestants  ;)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: georgiapeach on January 23, 2013, 07:56:04 AM
I think of it as helping those too stupid to help themselves...removed the link. :groan:

Have you EVER heard of a team who was casted after posting their own vid?? KISS OF DEATH!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: sharkshooter on January 23, 2013, 11:20:13 AM
...I wonder who the host will be

If it has to be a Canadian, perhaps some who have maybe not yet been discussed here:

William Shatner - will the contestants have to "boldly go where no man has gone before"?
Alex Trbeck - sometimes the contestants lives might be in jeopardy
Celine Dion - Perhaps the contestants, when the going gets tough, will break into "my heart will go on"!
Anne Murray - undoubtedly, some contestant from Toronto, climbing an ice mountain in the Yukon, will wish they were a snowbird.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau  -oh yeah, he's dead - fuddle duddle
The BearNakedLadies - sorry, forget them, I thought the title was litteral
David Cronenburg - can you imagine what he would think of for detours?
Pierre Poutine - oh, he doesn't really exist
Keanu Reeves - a detour could be a choice between the blue pill and the red pill


just some ideas.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: walkingpneumonia on January 23, 2013, 05:46:30 PM
...I wonder who the host will be

If it has to be a Canadian, perhaps some who have maybe not yet been discussed here:

William Shatner - will the contestants have to "boldly go where no man has gone before"?
Alex Trbeck - sometimes the contestants lives might be in jeopardy
Celine Dion - Perhaps the contestants, when the going gets tough, will break into "my heart will go on"!
Anne Murray - undoubtedly, some contestant from Toronto, climbing an ice mountain in the Yukon, will wish they were a snowbird.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau  -oh yeah, he's dead - fuddle duddle
The BearNakedLadies - sorry, forget them, I thought the title was litteral
David Cronenburg - can you imagine what he would think of for detours?
Pierre Poutine - oh, he doesn't really exist
Keanu Reeves - a detour could be a choice between the blue pill and the red pill


just some ideas.

Sarah Polley - oh the stories she could tell. Seriously she would be great, but I doubt she would do it.
Justin Trudeau - i think he is kinda busy right now.
Neve Cambpell - hmmmm.

Remember you heard it here 1st.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: tarflyonthewall on January 31, 2013, 08:04:48 PM
Would Nicholas Lea work? He's a Canadian, he can definitely do the creepy elimination pause like Classic Phil (he was Krycek on The X-Files, so he knows intense), he's got the right sort of personality... except he's 50 now.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: RachelLeVega on February 03, 2013, 08:03:51 AM
Justin Bieber and Drake would be awesome hosts!!!  :lol3: ...jk

I was thinking someone who is a news reporter on a Canadian daily news program. Don't know any, but that may happen.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on February 06, 2013, 11:41:14 PM
Not sure if the reporter is just saying it for the reason of just saying it:

http://video.theloop.ca/watch/the-amazing-race-comes-to-canada/2008613956001#.URM9nb99KyQ

She mentions that coast to coast and all 13 provinces and territories will be visited spanning 9,000 miles.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Jobby on February 12, 2013, 07:18:34 PM
Justin Bieber and Drake would be awesome hosts!!!  :lol3: ...jk

For a moment, I thought you were serious.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Bwils927 on February 13, 2013, 03:40:24 PM
i know you were joking but i really think they should host and would be amazing!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: ZouLy on February 13, 2013, 06:50:14 PM

Is it required to like the facebook page of the future contestants? People promoting themselves and told others to like their FB page... I've seen waayy too many couples exposing their effort to be on this race, so just incase one of them showed up in the sightings later on, i hope i can still track them.. :)

Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: toronto14 on February 22, 2013, 09:35:00 AM
4 main sponsors announced. At least we know what kind of cars they'll be driving now...

"CTV announced the four top-tier sponsors – Air Canada (represented by Marketel), BlackBerry® (represented by Starcom), INTERAC®, and Chevrolet Canada will each play an integral role in this summer’s inaugural season of  “The Amazing Race Canada,” helping the teams race to the finish line."

http://www.ctv.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada/article/With-the-premiere-sponsors-announced-there-are-four-more-(big!)-reasons-to-apply-for-The-Amazing-Race-Canada

Deadline to apply is less than a week away, February 28th!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: toronto14 on February 28, 2013, 08:34:56 AM
Today is the last day to apply to be on The Amazing Race Canada!
http://www.ctv.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada.aspx
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: stunami on February 28, 2013, 03:15:16 PM
Do we know if they already started the second round of audition/call backs, or if they really are waiting for tomorow to start that?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: sharkshooter on March 04, 2013, 09:04:27 AM
Apparently the ParticiPaction duo applied ...

The Amazing Race Canada officially closed its open auditions as of noon Friday. And, while the show won’t officially announce which Canadian couplings will race across our great nation just yet, we here at Canada.com already have a clear favourite: Body Break duo Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod.

The couple, who have been keeping fit and having fun as partners in life and nationally televised ads for 25 years, claim to have never missed an episode of the American reality series. So when CTV announced that it would be putting on a Canadian version, Johnson announced the couple’s participaction on Twitter.  “Joanne and I will be auditioning for #Amazing Race Canada as soon as the information is available,” Johnson sent to Body Break’s nearly 10,000 followers.

............................
And on February 27, with some encouragement from a Huffington Post Canada article, they did just that. Watch the video – which is just as awesome as you’d imagine –

 http://o.canada.com/2013/03/01/watch-body-breaks-hal-johnson-and-joanne-mcleods-amazing-race-canada-audition-tape/  (http://o.canada.com/2013/03/01/watch-body-breaks-hal-johnson-and-joanne-mcleods-amazing-race-canada-audition-tape/)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Bwils927 on March 09, 2013, 07:41:32 PM
Any word on hosts. My hopes would be Eugene Levy or Drake.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on March 19, 2013, 02:15:23 PM
"Thanks to the AMAZING teams who applied! Casting's now CLOSED. Teams selected for callbacks have been contacted"

From the Amazing Race Canada twitter page.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Declive on April 10, 2013, 05:25:34 PM
Is inside of Canada , only?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on April 11, 2013, 11:30:53 AM
Is inside of Canada , only?

Yea unfortunately :(
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on April 11, 2013, 12:13:08 PM
Excitement is building around the Canuck edition of The Amazing Race, which will be filmed in May all over Canada before it begins airing in July on CTV.

Read more: http://www.leaderpost.com/entertainment/Amazing+Race+Canada+moves+starting+line/8043616/story.html#ixzz2QAxuoSko
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: Leafsfan on April 12, 2013, 02:20:30 PM
ALL the teams have been officially selected  :hoot:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: G.B. on April 13, 2013, 09:06:59 PM
Good gravy I can't wait for this to start. I AM SUPER EXCITED!!!

Can't wait to see where they visit in my awesome country! Woo!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: toronto14 on April 21, 2013, 10:56:38 PM
According to the ad played during the broadcasting of tonight's American episode, TAR Canada will be broadcast on Monday evenings this summer! Interesting...it's starting to come together.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: toronto14 on April 21, 2013, 10:57:33 PM
Also I'll be on the lookout for clue boxes and such over the next 5 weeks in Toronto! It's quite likely they'll do at least one or two legs here.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: tarflyonthewall on April 24, 2013, 12:56:27 AM
Expect the host announcement to be used as a distraction to avoid first-leg spoilers.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: georgiapeach on April 24, 2013, 01:40:45 AM
Local race...just to avoid confusion:

http://uwock.ca/annual-united-way-events/chatham-kent-amazing-race/
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada
Post by: walkingpneumonia on April 26, 2013, 11:31:30 AM
Hmmm, perhaps Sass Jordan as host of TAR Canada?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada--Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Leafsfan on April 29, 2013, 11:41:52 PM
Its starting soon  :hoot:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada--Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Polaroid on April 29, 2013, 11:45:47 PM
I didn't think I'd be excited about this, but I am. :wohoo:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada--Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on April 29, 2013, 11:48:43 PM
Heee, I am just getting ready. Busy time. :)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada--Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: walkingpneumonia on May 01, 2013, 03:03:39 PM
While you're waiting for the batteries in your camera to recharge (because you'll need it for when TAR CA comes to your home town), lets turn our thoughts to what we know for sure about TAR CA:
Sponsors:
  Chevrolet - all self driving will be in Chevys - I think we'll see a lot of self driving in Chevy Cruzes or Trax.
  Air Canada - it will be the exclusive airline - so only places where AC flies - no WestJet or Porter
  BlackBerry - clues may be sent via BlackBerry? Don't know how they'll fit this one in - maybe navigation apps? U Turns displayed on the Playbook?
  INTERAC® - should be interesting - instead of cash at the pit stop release give the racers prepaid credit cards.

CTV is the broadcast network - so look for them to avoid locations that stink of Rogers - i.e. the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Rogers arena in Vancouver
Insight Productions - production company - Canada's equivalent of World Race Productions for TAR CA - based in Toronto - also produced Big Brother Canada amongst other things.

And I wasn't kidding about the camera thing. The race start is imminent - be ready. Watch the twitters!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada--Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Leafsfan on May 03, 2013, 11:05:11 AM
9 teams seems low  :(
Title: Re: The Amazing Race Canada--Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on May 04, 2013, 02:40:21 AM
Off to the real deal! Thanks everyone!