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The Amazing Race International Versions => TAR Asia => Topic started by: georgiapeach on February 07, 2017, 08:32:10 AM

Title: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on February 07, 2017, 08:32:10 AM
 :hearts:

Nice tidbit from Allan Wu!!

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A This should be another amazing year as we prepare for the sixth season of The Amazing Race Asia and the fourth season of The Amazing Race China Celebrity Edition.

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/amazingly-fit-reality-tv-host
Title: Re: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: gamerfan09 on February 07, 2017, 08:42:02 AM
Yessssssss! TAR Asia 5 is one of my favorite seasons of all time, DEFINITELY EXCITED FOR THIS!  :bunny
Title: Re: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: BourkieBoy on February 07, 2017, 03:13:32 PM
WHOOHOOO!!!

(Note to self: Watch this season!)
Title: Re: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: theamazingracer21 on February 08, 2017, 04:23:03 AM
Great to hear (and I should really catch up with TARA5, because I ended up dropping off after not being able to find the episodes).
Title: Re: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: dryedmangoez on February 09, 2017, 12:43:12 AM
Yay! TARA and TARCh are probably the best TARs in the world today  :conf:
Title: Re: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on February 09, 2017, 11:37:12 AM
Disagree strongly on TARCh, but that's for another thread.
Title: Re: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: ZBC Company on March 21, 2017, 05:19:16 PM
i feel tara6 no more Indonesia take over race
Title: Re: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: dryedmangoez on March 21, 2017, 11:09:01 PM
In a profile of activeTV and TAR executive producer Michael McKay, it reveals that activeTV's rights to The Amazing Race format ended last year. That explains why AXN produced TARA5 with Profiles TV instead and maybe why it took so long for TARA to come back to air.
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In 2006, activeTV Asia was established in Singapore off the back of the company’s first production of The Amazing Race Asia for AXN.

The company is now headquartered in Singapore with a strong production base in Manila, as well as the foundation business in Melbourne.

McKay says, “When we first came into Singapore in 2006 no one had really done reality TV so we quickly trained up a lot of people and a great many have progressed in the industry today because of that training.

“We did the same thing up in Manila. We also take on interns, we try to train and develop people and if I was proudest of anything it would be that.”

He added that despite having such a big show as The Amazing Race Asia on its books, in Singapore the company still had to prove itself.

“That took a while, but, here we are 11 years later and I think people understand our commitment,” he says, “In that time we’ve produced lots of varying content across different genres, languages and platforms.”

The Amazing Race series has been the company’s springboard to success, but last year activeTV’s partnership with the format owners finished, which meant giving up the franchise.

“I spent a large portion of my life working on the Race. I started with season 2 of the American version and I really do love the format, always will,” McKay says. “But it enabled us to regain full ownership of the Asian business and focus on our own formats and development. It was time to move on.”
http://www.mediaweek.com.au/mediaweek-asia-profile-michael-mckay/
Title: Re: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: Zack. on March 22, 2017, 11:37:29 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if that *also* contributed to a) the abbreviated route and season and b) the lack of any tasks copied from other editions.
Title: Re: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: dryedmangoez on March 22, 2017, 01:16:20 PM
For the abbreviated route and season, most likely it's the budget and probably AXN just proceeding cautiously in bringing back a show after 6 years.

But the absence of activeTV ABSOLUTELY is a reason there was a lack of recycled tasks. lol

Hopefully the success of TARA5 will open up the route and maybe add a Leg or 2 for season 6.
Title: Re: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: BourkieBoy on March 22, 2017, 04:11:22 PM
lol we should start a petition for 12 legs for tar asia 6
Title: Re: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: toanglobal on April 26, 2017, 09:25:22 PM
I hope season with more than one vietnamese teams, introduced Express Pass(es) and Face-Off task
Title: Re: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: TheBayAreaGuy on August 16, 2017, 06:04:31 PM
Does anyone know if TARA6 will actually air in 2017 since filming had already begun this time last year?
Title: Re: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: gamerfan09 on August 16, 2017, 06:09:15 PM
Considering how TARA is now produced by Sony, and they are currently producing Asia's Got Talent as well, I wouldn't be surprised if they alternated production schedules. I would honestly say expect TARA6 next year.
Title: Re: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: dryedmangoez on August 16, 2017, 09:43:11 PM
Yeah, they haven't even announced auditions yet. They'll probably have Asia's Got Talent in the odd number years and TARA in the even number years.
Title: Re: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: gamerfan09 on August 16, 2017, 11:08:49 PM
Yeah, they haven't even announced auditions yet. They'll probably have Asia's Got Talent in the odd number years and TARA in the even number years.

Not to mention that they are currently casting AGT for an October premiere. The timing is similar.
Title: Re: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on August 16, 2017, 11:24:56 PM
Yeah, they haven't even announced auditions yet. They'll probably have Asia's Got Talent in the odd number years and TARA in the even number years.

Not to mention that they are currently casting AGT for an October premiere. The timing is similar.

My guess it will assume for a 2018 broadcast.
Title: Re: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: BourkieBoy on August 17, 2017, 01:00:53 AM
I wanted TARA this year. :(. Oh well, at least we are getting another season!!!
Title: Re: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: Maanca on November 30, 2017, 07:44:36 PM
TAR Asia 5 wins Best General Entertainment Program in the Asian Television Awards :conf: That bodes well for another season.

Rona posted this to Instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BcJDe72AOm8/
Title: Re: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: eragon on December 03, 2017, 12:26:14 PM
Allan Wu posted on his Facebook page that TARA6 will be back next year after sweeping all of its categories at the Asian Television Awards! :hoot:
Title: Re: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: gamerfan09 on December 04, 2017, 06:52:31 PM
Great news! We did hear about it getting renewed, but this just confirms that the reason for the delay was AXN alternating it with Asia's Got Talent  :conf:

Can't wait for 6!
Title: Re: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: dryedmangoez on May 15, 2018, 09:41:12 PM
Some interesting news. AXN has begun auditions for Asia's Got Talent. So either no TARA this year or they'll do both AGT and TARA, but that seems unlikely.
Title: Re: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: Gra1162 on May 16, 2018, 12:39:28 AM
YAY :hearts: TAR asia 6 hope they go to middle east! and i'll try to catch them since i live in hong kong :hearts: and would travel to japan or south korea
Title: Re: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: BourkieBoy on May 16, 2018, 01:08:38 AM
No TAR Asia again this year? :(

Season 5 was great (expect for the 5 Indonesia legs), so why haven't they put Season 6 in production yet?

It also rated highly, didn't it?
Title: Re: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: dryedmangoez on May 16, 2018, 01:27:32 AM
No TAR Asia again this year? :(

Season 5 was great (expect for the 5 Indonesia legs), so why haven't they put Season 6 in production yet?

It also rated highly, didn't it?

Yeah, TARA5 was very successful. Great ratings and they definitely saved a lot of money with the Indonesia sponsorship. But Asia's Got Talent has also been huge for AXN and maybe at a lower cost than TARA.

These days, it's all about the money. How low can you keep the budget and how much you can maximize the profits. AGT might be more attractive right now, at least.
Title: Re: TARA 6 News and Speculation
Post by: toanglobal on May 22, 2018, 09:49:55 PM
Or the producer might face a problem with contestants' visa issue, Some Asian passport have very high index score, while some other ones have very low.
TAR Asia 6 should cast team from East Asia as well as team from Brunei