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TAR Canada - Season 2 gets the green light!
« on: September 17, 2013, 12:18:48 PM »
CTV Orders Season 2 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA                                      

– Canada’s most-watched program of the summer and the #2 program of the entire broadcast year greenlit for second season –
– Season 2 auditions opening later this fall –

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

I would guess the ratings had something to do with the renewal...
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Canada’s most-watched program of the summer and the #2 program of the entire broadcast year, the blockbuster, record-breaking, fan-favourite THE AMAZING RACE CANADA raced ahead of the pack with an average audience of 3.3 million viewers each week. The smash-hit, original series vaulted into the record books earlier this summer as the biggest debut on record for a series in Canada (3.5 million viewers), and has kept pace ever since.

Will they go outside of Canada? My guess is they will, but to countries and locations that have some sort of cultural attachment to Canada and that Air Canada flies to directly and frequently.
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Re: TAR Canada - Season 2 gets the green light!
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2013, 12:34:08 PM »
I think they haven't decided, because they haven't said if it will be Canadian or International travel like they did with the first press releases for the first season.

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Now if we could get a Canadian Survivor  :lol:
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Re: TAR Canada - Season 2 gets the green light!
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2013, 04:42:03 AM »
You know what would be awesome? Treating the show like Survivor or The Mole and doing each season in a different country/region. Like if this season was "the Canada season", next season could be "the Mediterranean season" or "the Central American season". It'd be an easy way to make the show feel fresh each season (if they keep it Canada-only it'll get repetitive by season three, as China Rush has shown), but it'll still be small-scale enough to keep costs down as needed. And Air Canada's a member of the Star Alliance group of airlines, so in addition to its own routes they're affiliated with (among others) Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Thai Airways, and United, which opens up the possibilities enormously.

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Re: TAR Canada - Season 2 gets the green light!
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2013, 05:49:42 AM »
You know what would be awesome? Treating the show like Survivor or The Mole and doing each season in a different country/region. Like if this season was "the Canada season", next season could be "the Mediterranean season" or "the Central American season". It'd be an easy way to make the show feel fresh each season (if they keep it Canada-only it'll get repetitive by season three, as China Rush has shown), but it'll still be small-scale enough to keep costs down as needed. And Air Canada's a member of the Star Alliance group of airlines, so in addition to its own routes they're affiliated with (among others) Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Thai Airways, and United, which opens up the possibilities enormously.

I don't think Star Alliance would trouble itself with a reality TV show, honestly.

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Re: TAR Canada - Season 2 gets the green light!
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2013, 03:59:15 PM »
 :wohoo: :wohoo:

I think they will stay in Canada, but maybe cross the border for 2 pit stops.


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Re: TAR Canada - Season 2 gets the green light!
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2013, 02:38:01 PM »
[...Will they go outside of Canada? My guess is they will,...
They went to Québec.  :oh

But there are countless other parts of Canada they could still do - there are 3 provinces they didn't visit at all.  My guess is they stay in Canada for season 2.  Beyond that, they will likely have to travel abroad to keep it new and exciting.

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Re: TAR Canada - Season 2 gets the green light!
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2013, 01:52:34 PM »
Really enjoyed it! Canada has many cool places that I was able to see while watching this.

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Re: TAR Canada - Season 2 gets the green light!
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2013, 04:41:42 PM »
My guess is they'll go international. If this is going to be filmed in February, pretty much anywhere in Canada they'd go to would have snow, which might get tiresome after a while. But if they go to places like the Caribbean, Mediterranean Europe, or anywhere in the southern hemisphere, that'd be nice and refreshing for any Canadians watching the show who are getting tired of snow  :funny:
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Re: TAR Canada - Season 2 gets the green light!
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2013, 08:06:52 PM »
Looks like we will have a mix of international and Canadian travel for season 2!

"Your Team must be willing and legally be able to travel within Canada and around the world"

Source:http://www.theamazingracecanadacasting.com/eligibility

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Re: TAR Canada - Season 2 gets the green light!
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2013, 08:29:30 AM »
The eligibility requirements also say "Your Team must be available and willing to participate in the Race for a period of approximately thirty (30) days, on such dates to be determined by Producer in its sole discretion, with approximately twelve other Teams." Thirteen teams? Does that make any sense - even the original series has only 11. Does anyone remember last year's requirements?


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Re: TAR Canada - Season 2 gets the green light!
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2013, 09:52:00 AM »
last year it said something like approximately ten other teams,  but it was never specific like that.

Yeah nowhere on the site does it say anything about this being a Canada only race, and you need a valid passport, it's probably going international for at least part of it.

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Re: TAR Canada - Season 2 gets the green light!
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2013, 06:10:50 PM »
"Q: Will the race travel outside of Canada?
A: Stay tuned. We’ll share more information about the route closer to the broadcast. Keep checking this show page and the CTV Facebook page or follow @AmazingRaceCDA on Twitter to find out for the latest announcements."

Last season it said within Canada.

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Re: TAR Canada - Season 2 gets the green light!
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2013, 05:00:05 PM »

Anyone has any idea on this sighting? Commercial maybe?!


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Re: TAR Canada - Season 2 gets the green light!
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2013, 05:06:14 PM »
I noticed that too. It looks like Velina

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Re: TAR Canada - Season 2 gets the green light!
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2013, 05:11:02 PM »

Anyone has any idea on this sighting? Commercial maybe?!



TARCan1 didn't go to Montreal and the girls in the pink jackets look like the sisters from last season.

My guess: It's a Commercial to get people to sign up with Celina and Vanessa saying something like "It was amazing, sign up now!"

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Re: TAR Canada - Season 2 gets the green light!
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2013, 09:33:15 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10153574514710788

Confirmed as Promo video. The sisters were in town to encourage teams to apply.

Interesting to note it says grand prize is half a million dollars.

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Re: TAR Canada - Season 2 gets the green light!
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2013, 04:43:52 PM »
interesting, because bickerton also tweeted the other day that there were half a million dollars in total cash and prizes, not the grand prize but total for the whole season....

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Re: TAR Canada - Season 2 gets the green light!
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2013, 01:02:51 PM »
Maybe they could fly to some of the Atlantic Islands like Bermuda, or even to England.

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Re: TAR Canada - Season 2 gets the green light!
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2013, 02:30:56 AM »
Whenever I thought of a Canadian version of Amazing Race going outside Canada, there are two spots that always came to mind:

Cuba - because the US version can't go there. Yes, the Australian version has gone, but I would argue most people in Canada haven't seen the Australian Amazing Race.

France - Specifically, Vimy Ridge. I would like anyone, anywhere, to try and argue for a more emotional and significant Canadian landmark outside of Canada. Would make for a great "Moment of Reflection" part of the Race.

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Re: TAR Canada - Season 2 gets the green light!
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2013, 11:14:56 PM »
Ooh, good ideas.

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Re: TAR Canada - Season 2 gets the green light!
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2013, 09:59:08 PM »
Jon Montgomery has failed to qualify for the 2014 Winter Olympics and thus won't be defending his gold medal he won in 2010 :(

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Re: TAR Canada - Season 2 gets the green light!
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2013, 01:10:58 AM »
That's a shame...but the good news is he'll be free for filming whenever!!
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Re: TAR Canada - Season 2 gets the green light!
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2013, 03:45:21 PM »
He still has a chance but would need to win his final 4 races (highly unlikely at this point) to go to Sochi.

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« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2013, 07:24:27 AM »
That is amazing (especially for a summer show).

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Re: TAR Canada - Season 2 gets the green light!
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2013, 10:54:34 PM »
Looks like its going to be just domestic travel!

"Amazing Race Canada" has put out the casting call for travel-savvy hopefuls for its second season -- and executive producer John Brunton says he's been stunned by some of the applicants.

"Every now and then somebody from the casting department will come up to me with something, (saying): can you believe who just entered?" he said in a telephone interview Friday.

"Even last year, there were a lot of celebrities who approached us," he added later. "Of course, with certain celebrities, they don't want to go through the typical casting process. And of course, our rule is that everybody is treated equally. So whether you're a superstar athlete or a famous comedian or actor or whomever, everybody's gotta go through the same door, everybody's gotta submit videos in the same manner. We don't treat anybody in any kind of special way."

With the deadline for submitting applications looming on Dec. 26, Brunton says producers are looking for a diverse cast of "watchable and cheerable" Canadians, people who can "hold the screen."

Brunton talked to The Canadian Press about the show's highly rated first season, which teams surprised him and what viewers can expect from season 2.

CP: Who would you identify as the breakout team in season 1, as far as being entertaining to watch?

Brunton: "The one thing we decided was that we wouldn't put a team onto the show that we wouldn't have been happy if they'd won, right? And we wanted to try to put teams that we all thought had the capability of winning. Now when you looked at the two sisters (Ottawa's Vanessa Morgan and Celina Mziray) at the beginning of the show, you may not have predicted that they had the capability. But you can't underestimate charm, you can't underestimate tenacity. And when those two girls were dragging each other across the tundra in Iqaluit, I think that show was just such a breakout show for them because they realized there was nothing that was going to stop them. That even though they were small and they were feminine, that they were tough as nails. And we knew that from our interviewing process. Even with the teams like (married Montreal doctors) Brett (Burstein) and Holly (Agostino), some people thought, well we played them as villains. Listen, they're two pediatricians who are madly in love with each other. Were they aggressive? Sure they were. But they were also very cheerable as well."

CP: Some of the contestants have been open about conflict during the show with the "Body Break" team of Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod. Did you anticipate that they would play that sort of role on the show?

Brunton: "You know what was interesting about them is that they were incredibly competitive. And in addition to that, as our oldest group on the show, they were about as physically fit as anybody was. I think that the "Body Break" couple is just incredibly, incredibly intense and competitive. And we knew they would be. Hal and Joanne made it perfectly clear to me that they were signing up for the race to win the race -- they weren't just using it to get their face back in front of the media. They really wanted to win desperately and that came out in the program and it pissed people off."

CP: The team that won the race (Tim Hague Jr. and Tim Hague Sr. of Winnipeg) finished last in two separate legs, but were bailed out both times because they were non-elimination rounds. Were you concerned that having a team that finished last twice go on to win would feel unsatisfying for viewers?

Brunton: "There's so many twists and turns in that show, there's so much that you just cannot predict. It's like a great comeback in the fourth quarter of a football game. You could never have imagined that in a quarter of football that a team could score three touchdowns to win the game after being flat on their ass in the first half. And I think that's one of the exciting things about the program. (It was) incredible that they just happened to fail on legs where they weren't eliminated. It was just fate and luck and whatever -- depending on who you are, you can view that in different ways. Some people, in the Tims' case, probably viewed it as fate. That just speaks to the terrific unpredictability of the program."

CP: Before the show started, some wondered whether filming exclusively in Canada would take away some of the excitement of the American version of the show. Heading into season 2, are you confident there are more exciting locales to explore?

Brunton: "I've been to pretty much every corner of this country and we haven't even scratched the surface. Some of the amazing feedback we got about the show was how excited people were to see Canada. There was a huge, huge, huge concern that we might be making a mistake but Canada proved to be one of the stars of the show -- superstars of the show. ... We tried not to be predictable. Sometimes people want that iconic Canadian thing, but we made an effort to be contemporary. You know, we have got the beginning of a route mapped out that's going to blow people's minds."

Source:http://www.ctv.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada/article/Celebrities-among-hopefuls-for-Amazing-Race-Canada-second-season