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Title: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: stunami on September 20, 2019, 09:31:59 AM
Will this season be All-Star?

Gord and Wayne seem to think so!

https://amazingracecanwithgordandwayne.weebly.com/waynes-amazing-reviews
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: claude_24hrs on September 20, 2019, 09:38:34 AM
Hoping to have international legs back once more, only at least 2-3 countries other than Canada.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: stunami on September 20, 2019, 09:40:57 AM
If it's All Star, I feel they would put some international to make it WOW

Do you guys think they would put Winners in?
I know production loves Steph/Kristen, Gino/Jesse and Sam/Paul so I feel if they bring any winners if would be these 3, and maybe James/Anthony.

If they dont put S/K then they really need Meaghan/Nathalie for strong female representation
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: dryedmangoez on September 20, 2019, 02:31:28 PM
So they wasted Jet & Dave on TARC7 when they were going to do All-Stars for TARC8 anyway?  :idgit
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Maanca on September 20, 2019, 02:38:44 PM
So they wasted Jet & Dave on TARC7 when they were going to do All-Stars for TARC8 anyway?  :idgit

As I've said to a couple people, I figure Canada's Choice was just the "litmus test" for how the fans would react to one returning team.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Linda BC2 on September 20, 2019, 03:17:14 PM
I really really hope it’s not an All-Star season. Let the “peasants” compete. There are so many people that want to be on TARC it would be a shame to give past teams a do-over.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: stunami on September 20, 2019, 03:24:34 PM
I think they didn't even know if they would get a season 8. It took a loooonnnng time for season 7 to be confirmed. Maybe they said: well this is probably the last season, and second chance fits the theme of brining a team back...

But I agree, they waster Jet/Dave on this season, and I don't think they should bring them back.

I feel like to be competitive, one of the requirement should be that teams have won at least 1 leg. 36 teams have won a leg, so that would give them a lot of options (I guess only Frankie/Amy  and Phil/Martina would be screwed by this). They could even bring teams that were eliminated early but still won a leg (Megan/Courtney from S5, Todd/Anna from S6 or Kristen/Darren from S1). Here is my dream cast if they do All-Star (and I included winners, and excluded unrealistic options, ex: Vanessa and Jillian/Emmett)

- Natalie/Meaghan, 2th place from Season 2: won 7 legs
- Sam/Paul, Winners from season 5: won 6 legs
- Steph/Kristen, Winners from Season 4: won 5 legs
- Taylor/Courtney, 2th place from Season 6: won 5 legs
- Dave/Irina, 4th place from Season 7: won 4 legs
- Aarthy/Thinesh, 5th place from Season 7: won 3 legs
- Brent/Sean, 3rd place from Season 3: won 2 legs
- Leanne/Mar, 6th place from Season 6: won 2 legs
- Hal/Joanne, 6th place from Season 1: won 1 leg
- Neil/Kristen, 7th place from Season 3: won 1 leg

I guess Gino/Jess would probably cast, I just don't like them lol

If there is no winners: I would replace Sam/Paul by Pierre/Michel, the twins from season 2
And Steph/Kristen by Adam/Andrea from season 5
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Maanca on September 20, 2019, 03:57:51 PM
Dave & Irina would totally be back. They got people talking about the show like never before.

As for the international...hopefully, hopefully. But getting the best ratings in 3 years and a quick renewal off an all-domestic season may serve as validation to the producers to do it again. Even though the casting probably had more to do with it than route.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on September 20, 2019, 06:18:15 PM
Wow! I hope All-Stars Season is Season 8, but they need to do it RIGHT!

We need a STRONG cast and FULL INTERNATIONAL route! What's the fun in racing around Canada again?
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: I ♥ TAR on September 22, 2019, 07:43:18 AM
So they opened applications right after season finished airing in previous years, right? This time they didn't do it... I am confused... Why teams were contacted while season 7 was still airing? Will they filming and air season 8 AS sooner than usually? Kinda like in Australian Survivor doing it right now...
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Leafsfan on September 22, 2019, 09:18:49 AM
So they opened applications right after season finished airing in previous years, right? This time they didn't do it... I am confused... Why teams were contacted while season 7 was still airing? Will they filming and air season 8 AS sooner than usually? Kinda like in Australian Survivor doing it right now...

Applications are not opened.

S6 had the lowest ratings of the 6 seasons, and CTV only had a contract for 6 seasons. The network probably took its time to renew because of the lower ratings. This season saw a big improvement in ratings, so probably and easy decision to renew.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Linda BC2 on September 22, 2019, 12:16:55 PM
So they opened applications right after season finished airing in previous years, right? This time they didn't do it... I am confused... Why teams were contacted while season 7 was still airing? Will they filming and air season 8 AS sooner than usually? Kinda like in Australian Survivor doing it right now...

They usually open auditions late in the year - Novemberish- with a deadline around Christmas time. I think last year it was a little earlier.

All this talk about All-Stars is speculation right now. I think it was partially brought on by Dave/Irina constantly saying they’re on the All-Star season - a bit premature I think, but I guess he had to take the spotlight away from the winners.

Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Jay33 on September 22, 2019, 09:43:03 PM
If they did an All-Stars I'd like all winners so far to be a part. But I don't know if Tim Sr. would do it again.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Linda BC2 on October 10, 2019, 10:23:40 AM
Casting now open for TARC Season 8!!!!  :cheer: NOT an All-Star season

https://www.ctv.ca/The-Amazing-Race-Canada
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: stunami on October 11, 2019, 09:40:54 AM
woah no All-Star, No gimmick, just regular casting.... SHOCKING
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 16, 2019, 04:31:33 AM
REPEATING:

Casting is open for The #AmazingRaceCanada, Season 8!

Apply now: https://www.ctv.ca/The-Amazing-Race-Canada/casting
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Maanca on October 24, 2019, 05:46:21 AM
It remains to be seen, but in the wake of our federal election on Monday, this show's philosophy of Canadians celebrating themselves instead of seeing the world may have just backfired on Season 8.

With Justin Trudeau's unfortunate re-election, many in the west (very Conservative country) are feeling shut out and now talking separation from the east. If you've noticed the #Wexit hashtag on Twitter, that's what it's about. At least one former racer has tweeted it, Mellisa from Season 6.

Also, the election resulted in a resurgence of the Bloc Quebecois in Quebec, a party that's long wanted to separate that province from Canada.

In short, yeah, Canadians ain't patting ourselves on the back too much these past couple days. I'm born and raised in this country and have never seen it as divided as it is right now. This could spell at least a few applicants, particularly in the west, bailing on their applications.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Travejunkie on October 24, 2019, 09:10:46 AM
I'd be surprised if it makes too much of an impact.  If anything, the show focuses more on bringing the country together and showing how people are people, regardless of their regional/political background.  If anything it may help the producers vet the applicants in a different way - I can't imagine them casting anyone who is overtly biased against another group of people.  That may be a part of Canada, but not one we want to encourage or give another platform to - there are other more suitable platforms for that discussion.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: stunami on October 30, 2019, 04:19:11 PM
It's pretty dead in here....

 :conf: :cheer: :conf: :cheer:

Where are we hoping are teams will go this year?

I'm hoping for 2 legs in Quebec!! One in Nunavut! A visit to Labrador!
2 international legs! (Something easy like Windsor-Detroit, and Newfoundland-St-Pierre et Miquelon)
NO BC VISIT!   :groan:  or maybe just 1 lol but not 3 legs
NO VISIT TO TORONTO! Starting line... used in 2 legs + the finale... woah 4 times.

ANDDDDDDD I hope to get cast  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: LandonM170 on October 30, 2019, 08:19:25 PM
I hope it's going to be half Canada legs and half International legs like:

Leg 1: Canada
Leg 2: Canada
Leg 3: Canada
Leg 4: Canada
Leg 5: Canada
Leg 6: International (Europe)
Leg 7: International (Europe)
Leg 8: International (Africa)
Leg 9: International (Africa)
Leg 10: International (North America)
Leg 11: Canada
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Linda BC2 on November 26, 2019, 10:49:47 AM
Only SIX more days to get your application in for TAR Canada season 8!!! Get moving Canada!!! Got ours in the other day  :cheer:
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Brannockdevice on November 27, 2019, 02:43:08 PM
Maybe after all of this time we could get a return to Nunavut? I would even be fine with another leg in Iqaluit
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Linda BC2 on November 27, 2019, 03:05:23 PM
Canada is doing a test of their emergency system to cell phones, tv, radio, etc (I never did get a notification last time lol) - but the only province/territory they won't be doing is Nunavut. No reason given. coincidence?
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Brannockdevice on December 04, 2019, 02:34:31 PM
Maybe we can get first time visits to places like northern Vancouver Island (Port Hardy, Campbell River, Comox/Courtenay etc), Prince George, Cranbrook, Terrace, Grande Prairie, Lloydminster, Churchill, London, Windsor, Tobermory and Manitoulin, Sherbrooke, Mont-Tremblant, Saguenay, Trois-Rivieres, Gaspe, Bathurst, Caraquet, Miramichi, Cape Breton Highlands, Gros Morne, Twilingate and Labrador!
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Linda BC2 on January 08, 2020, 03:34:57 PM
The word is out - Producers have cast the next season of TAR Canada !

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7EhKhhpVqP/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

"Thank you to everyone who applied for #AmazingRaceCanada Season 8! Teams moving on to the next stage of casting have been contacted. Can't wait for another AMAZING season on @CTV!"
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Leafsfan on January 08, 2020, 05:34:34 PM
I think its narrowed down to the semifinalists, then the cast is finalized next month into March.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Linda BC2 on January 08, 2020, 07:27:29 PM
You are right - the interview stage is over and they need to pick the teams and alternates. If you’ve not been contacted I’m very sorry.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: stunami on January 09, 2020, 08:21:28 PM
Where do ya'll think the starting line will be?
With the first 6 seasons, it was always in a different province/territory (ON/AB/QC/NWT/NFL/BC) but that went out of the window last year.

I wouldn't be surprise if they do Toronto area again...
But I'm hoping for a Maritime start! New-Brunswick perhaps or a PEI start with a self-drive leg 1 in New-Brunswick. That would be different from what we had in the past.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Linda BC2 on January 10, 2020, 12:41:08 AM
I’m hoping that they’ll visit ALL provinces and territories - going to cities and regions they’ve not been before. Too much TO, Calgary and Vancouver.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Travejunkie on January 13, 2020, 07:04:12 AM
I would love the return of at least one international leg.  All Canada is great, but this many seasons in, it can get repetitive.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: WindsorSue on January 26, 2020, 09:42:05 AM
I just wish they would have an announced live start.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: AmazingRaceCanadaROCKS on February 07, 2020, 03:54:15 PM
Any new news on Amazing Race Canada Season 8? I'm worried how the coronavirus will affect this season! Both in terms of locations, destinations, and the comfort of participants and the teams working behind the scene. I have friends travelling on cruises, etc and there is a fear out there.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Travejunkie on February 07, 2020, 04:01:24 PM
I would be surprised if it impacted it much.  If they need to avoid Asia, that is easy enough to do, and as filming is not traditionally until May-ish, the situation should be far more stabilized internationally by that point.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: AmazingRaceCanadaROCKS on February 07, 2020, 05:19:27 PM
Felt better after reading your reply then watched the news and the latest report is ...has reached 25 countries, 31,000 people. I think it will be address somehow, perhaps not in ways we can see at this point. Anyway, looking forward to a great race!
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Leafsfan on February 18, 2020, 08:20:42 PM
TARCAN and BBCAN have been nominated for best reality show for the Canadian screen awards: https://globalnews.ca/news/6553033/2020-canadian-screen-awards-tv-movie-nominees/
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Maanca on February 24, 2020, 01:39:38 PM
A bit of news popped up on my feed about the production company - https://www.msn.com/en-ca/money/topstories/insight-productions-faces-ontario-class-action-lawsuit-over-alleged-unpaid-wages/ar-BB10kzQX?ocid=spartandhp

Insight Productions faces Ontario class action lawsuit over alleged unpaid wages

1 hour ago
 
© Provided by The Canadian Press
TORONTO — An award-winning Toronto-based production company behind a slew of popular reality shows is facing a $35-million class-action lawsuit over alleged employment standards violations.

A news release says law firm Cavalluzzo LLP filed the suit in an Ontario court on Friday against Insight Productions.

The company has worked on series including "The Amazing Race Canada," "Big Brother Canada" and "Battle of the Blades."

CWA/SCA Canada says it and fellow union IATSE support the suit, which is seeking damages on behalf of independent contractors and current and former employees.

The suit claims Insight owes hundreds of workers unpaid overtime, vacation pay, and holiday premiums because of contracts that did not comply with Ontario's Employment Standards Act. The allegations have not been proven in court.

Insight Productions says the proceedings initiated against it are "without merit" and the company will "vigorously defend" itself against the allegations.

"Insight is immensely proud of the people who work with us to produce some of the most popular television shows in Canada," John Brunton, CEO and executive producer of Insight Productions, said Monday in a statement.

"We strive to be a leader in our industry in every way. This includes attracting top talent to our productions by offering good compensation, safe and fair working conditions, and opportunities for mentorship and career development.

"We are confident that the professionals that work with us feel valued, respected and fairly compensated. Insight prides itself on its positive workplace culture, which we believe is a fundamental reason we are able to attract and retain the very best talent to our productions year after year."

This is the second class-action lawsuit against a Toronto-based reality TV production company in the past year and a half.
In October 2018, a similar suit was filed against Cineflix Productions, which is behind "Property Brothers" and dozens of other TV programs.

That suit is still before the courts and is claimed on behalf of contract production personnel.

It claims Cineflix and its affiliates violated the Ontario Employment Standards Act and seeks compensation for all past, present and future personnel in certain job classifications as far back as 2000. The allegations have not been proven in court.

"Cineflix has demonstrated a solid history of ethical standards and respect for the creative community for over 20 years,'' spokeswoman Vanessa Marra said at the time the suit was launched. "Cineflix will be vigorously contesting this claim.''

A lawyer at Cavalluzzo said after the Cineflix lawsuit was filed, the firm heard "similar complaints about Insight."

"We heard about very long workdays, six- and seven-day workweeks with no overtime, and no extra pay for holidays," Sean Fitzpatrick said in a statement. "We are putting the reality/factual TV industry on notice that it can no longer deny workers their basic employment rights."

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 24, 2020.

Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Linda BC2 on February 24, 2020, 02:46:00 PM
I saw that too. I wonder if it will affect the next TAR season?
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 24, 2020, 03:05:51 PM
Well of course they have long days. Anyone signing up for this knows that.

I don't know how the US handles it...my guess is paid by the job not the hours.
Which perhaps mean there is an industry expectation that is different? ???
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: TurkishDelight on February 25, 2020, 02:36:16 PM
A bit of news popped up on my feed about the production company - https://www.msn.com/en-ca/money/topstories/insight-productions-faces-ontario-class-action-lawsuit-over-alleged-unpaid-wages/ar-BB10kzQX?ocid=spartandhp

Insight Productions faces Ontario class action lawsuit over alleged unpaid wages

1 hour ago
 
© Provided by The Canadian Press
TORONTO — An award-winning Toronto-based production company behind a slew of popular reality shows is facing a $35-million class-action lawsuit over alleged employment standards violations.

A news release says law firm Cavalluzzo LLP filed the suit in an Ontario court on Friday against Insight Productions.

The company has worked on series including "The Amazing Race Canada," "Big Brother Canada" and "Battle of the Blades."

CWA/SCA Canada says it and fellow union IATSE support the suit, which is seeking damages on behalf of independent contractors and current and former employees.

The suit claims Insight owes hundreds of workers unpaid overtime, vacation pay, and holiday premiums because of contracts that did not comply with Ontario's Employment Standards Act. The allegations have not been proven in court.

Insight Productions says the proceedings initiated against it are "without merit" and the company will "vigorously defend" itself against the allegations.

"Insight is immensely proud of the people who work with us to produce some of the most popular television shows in Canada," John Brunton, CEO and executive producer of Insight Productions, said Monday in a statement.

"We strive to be a leader in our industry in every way. This includes attracting top talent to our productions by offering good compensation, safe and fair working conditions, and opportunities for mentorship and career development.

"We are confident that the professionals that work with us feel valued, respected and fairly compensated. Insight prides itself on its positive workplace culture, which we believe is a fundamental reason we are able to attract and retain the very best talent to our productions year after year."

This is the second class-action lawsuit against a Toronto-based reality TV production company in the past year and a half.
In October 2018, a similar suit was filed against Cineflix Productions, which is behind "Property Brothers" and dozens of other TV programs.

That suit is still before the courts and is claimed on behalf of contract production personnel.

It claims Cineflix and its affiliates violated the Ontario Employment Standards Act and seeks compensation for all past, present and future personnel in certain job classifications as far back as 2000. The allegations have not been proven in court.

"Cineflix has demonstrated a solid history of ethical standards and respect for the creative community for over 20 years,'' spokeswoman Vanessa Marra said at the time the suit was launched. "Cineflix will be vigorously contesting this claim.''

A lawyer at Cavalluzzo said after the Cineflix lawsuit was filed, the firm heard "similar complaints about Insight."

"We heard about very long workdays, six- and seven-day workweeks with no overtime, and no extra pay for holidays," Sean Fitzpatrick said in a statement. "We are putting the reality/factual TV industry on notice that it can no longer deny workers their basic employment rights."

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 24, 2020.

Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press

That won't probably have an effect on season 8 I wouldn't think, but one thing they don't want to do is risk much with this new Coronavirus... It's way worse than the media is letting off and can you imagine the bad press and lawsuits that would follow if someone on the race contracted it... Granted that's a worse case scenario, but if it were to happen, and it very easily could, no "Waiver" a contestant would sign would have a chance at stopping a law suit from the families and probably the contestants as well. Gross negligence comes to mind, and the Network would be in a WORLD of hurt.

Best thing to do would be to let this Coronavirus blow over and film late, better safe than sorry!
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: TurkishDelight on February 25, 2020, 02:49:32 PM
To add to my post above: "Canadians being told to prepare for a possible novel coronavirus pandemic" - https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/canadians-being-told-to-prepare-for-a-possible-novel-coronavirus-pandemic

It would be very unwise for ANY Network to film a show like this that involves so much travel in a time like this, it's literally just an unnecessary risk for the contestants and the Network IMO
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: ovalorange on February 26, 2020, 03:50:29 AM
It's not like this show leaves the country, what could possibly be the risk
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 26, 2020, 08:57:06 AM
First of all the show won't be sued if someone were to get a virus lol. They sign multiple waivers. No one is making them go.

And yes viruses can be in Canada just like anywhere else. They do not respect borders, Hence the worldwide concern over the rapid spread.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: AmazingRaceCanadaROCKS on February 28, 2020, 03:13:07 AM
Back on Feb 7 I posted my concern for the coronavirus..when I first mentioned it to friends re season 8 I think I was a circle of one in my view that this was going to be something big. It certainly has. Anyone who thinks this will not be a concern of the producers is putting blinders on. Only Trump thinks the # of cases will go down to zero soon.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: BourkieBoy on February 28, 2020, 05:35:11 PM
Well, with TAR33 halting production due to coronavirus, it will interesting to see what TAR Canada 8 does with the coronavirus!

Considering they will most likely only film inside Canada, it will be interesting to see if we get a mid-April start as we usually do!
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: TurkishDelight on March 05, 2020, 06:16:04 PM
First of all the show won't be sued if someone were to get a virus lol. They sign multiple waivers. No one is making them go.

And yes viruses can be in Canada just like anywhere else. They do not respect borders, Hence the worldwide concern over the rapid spread.

It would be really bad press, and yeah I'm sure they do sign multiple waivers, however, there is a certain amount of responsibility by the network to not put anyone in a dangerous position. This Coronavirus is getting worse and worse, it's rather scary to be honest, and unnecessary travel in a time such as this just seems plain dumb to me
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 18, 2020, 06:53:06 AM
First of all the show won't be sued if someone were to get a virus lol. They sign multiple waivers. No one is making them go.

And yes viruses can be in Canada just like anywhere else. They do not respect borders, Hence the worldwide concern over the rapid spread.

It would be really bad press, and yeah I'm sure they do sign multiple waivers, however, there is a certain amount of responsibility by the network to not put anyone in a dangerous position. This Coronavirus is getting worse and worse, it's rather scary to be honest, and unnecessary travel in a time such as this just seems plain dumb to me

I totally agree with you, this is serious business. I don't see how they could keep the racers safe now...flying is not a great idea. And every location requires backup medical and that won't be happening now.I 'll be interested to see what they decide. I expect the US version is hoping to be able to re-film as well  this summer...I doubt that would happen either. We are living in a different world right now.  :'(
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: dryedmangoez on March 24, 2020, 02:56:50 PM
With BB Canada ending their season, interesting that we haven't heard anything about TARC8. At this point, they should come out and just say they won't be able to film this summer. Even if cases fall rapidly in Canada in the next month or two or three, it's definitely not a good idea to have a cast and crew flying all over the country.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Xoruz on March 24, 2020, 03:04:47 PM
With BB Canada ending their season, interesting that we haven't heard anything about TARC8. At this point, they should come out and just say they won't be able to film this summer. Even if cases fall rapidly in Canada in the next month or two or three, it's definitely not a good idea to have a cast and crew flying all over the country.

https://torontosun.com/entertainment/movies/covid-19-how-coronavirus-is-sending-the-entertainment-industry-into-uncharted-territory

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"Although we’re still a few months away from filming The Amazing Race Canada, we are monitoring the situation very closely," Mike Cosentino, President of Content and Programming at Bell Media, tells the Sun. "Any decisions around the upcoming eighth season will be made with the health and safety of the Racers and the crew as the top priority."

That was two weeks ago. The Ontario Premier has ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses in the province by the end of today, which is why Insight Productions had to stop BBCAN 8 and will most likely not film TARC this year.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Maanca on March 25, 2020, 01:22:49 PM
Unless things improve, it's 100% not happening in May as per usual. Right now in Canada as of a few days ago, at least in my part, you now have to self-isolate if you even cross provincial borders.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: TurkishDelight on April 23, 2020, 05:02:36 AM
It's like I said a couple months ago, "It would be irresponsible of them not to cancel, or at least 'post-pone' this season.. I was actually shocked when people disagreed with me.... Anyways, they did, as they should have, and based on the 'team' that I know who were actually selected to be on the race (Not as alternatives), they have said they will start filming again in July for season 8, but in all honesty, that was obviously just a guess).

I guess we will see what actually happens, but I'm still of the same opinion when it comes to the integrity of a show like this. The people I know blab and blab about how awesome they are, and how they are going to become superstars because of this, and how th eproducers love them and hit on them.... It pisses me off because, well, shut the hell up. It's an awesome show, and believe it or not, the more people you try and swear to 'secrecy' doesn't matter.

Season 8 will undoubtely be back, I just hope they screen their people better in the future because I can guarantee there will be tons of unnecessary leaks once this starts to ramp up again, from the inside based on the 'contestants' I personally know.

Cheers
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Linda BC2 on April 23, 2020, 01:45:12 PM
It's like I said a couple months ago, "It would be irresponsible of them not to cancel, or at least 'post-pone' this season.. I was actually shocked when people disagreed with me.... Anyways, they did, as they should have, and based on the 'team' that I know who were actually selected to be on the race (Not as alternatives), they have said they will start filming again in July for season 8, but in all honesty, that was obviously just a guess).

I guess we will see what actually happens, but I'm still of the same opinion when it comes to the integrity of a show like this. The people I know blab and blab about how awesome they are, and how they are going to become superstars because of this, and how th eproducers love them and hit on them.... It pisses me off because, well, shut the hell up. It's an awesome show, and believe it or not, the more people you try and swear to 'secrecy' doesn't matter.

Season 8 will undoubtely be back, I just hope they screen their people better in the future because I can guarantee there will be tons of unnecessary leaks once this starts to ramp up again, from the inside based on the 'contestants' I personally know.

Cheers

Good for them getting selected, although it sounds like they might be jeopardizing their chances by blabbing all over the place. TAR Canada hasn't started yet and the producers can always boot them before they even start. I'd hate that to happen to any team.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Leafsfan on May 14, 2020, 03:18:50 PM
https://brioux.tv/blog/2020/05/13/season-8-of-the-amazing-race-canada-still-up-in-the-air/
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: stunami on May 14, 2020, 05:20:41 PM
Yeah, I feel like they won't want to air this anywhere other than summer. So I guess they will postponed it one year?
And replace teams that can't commit (rather than redo casting again)
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: stunami on June 12, 2020, 12:37:32 PM
Do we have any update on the show? From producers on twitter or anything?
New-Brunswick and PEI will remain closed for the summer but I feel like some of the provinces are starting to open up again for this summer... maybe if they film in Late August they could have a show for October. (If CTV is interested in having it in the Fall)
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Leafsfan on June 12, 2020, 04:46:37 PM
Nothing new, and tbh I think they will just hold off until next year.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 15, 2020, 04:33:53 AM
Interesting that they still haven't come right out and say they're not Racing this year. They obviously won't get a Race done before the end of summer. And I doubt they'd be able to even rush one to air in the Fall. (Though CTV will have TAR32 anyway.)
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: claude_24hrs on June 15, 2020, 07:01:34 AM
Hopefully that season 8 won't return till next summer, as when it will air against the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics next July to avoid viewers during the rescheduled Olympics.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Maanca on June 15, 2020, 06:26:15 PM
Season 4 aired against the Rio 2016 Olympics, and didn't do all that badly in the ratings. But they did take a week off for it between Episodes 7 and 8
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Leafsfan on June 16, 2020, 08:17:53 PM
Not TARCAN8 related, but a former racer:

https://globalnews.ca/news/7071438/bodybreaks-hal-johnson-racism/
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: AmazingRaceCanadaROCKS on June 17, 2020, 08:00:47 PM
They didn't get cast on season 8 and without giving away any secrets they give pointers:  https://goodmenproject.com/the-good-life/lifestyle-the-good-life/if-you-really-want-five-minutes-of-reality-tv-fame-here-are-7-pointers-on-how-to-play-the-game-lbkr/?fbclid=IwAR36lNQ-AEtQuvQnPQ2G2WuaoYqiqMcfohq4wiax2W6yVN8hxAkYLb8NQV0
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: stunami on June 23, 2020, 01:24:13 PM
A new ad on facebook... hum...

On your mark. Get set. GO! The #AmazingRaceCanada returns for an all new season on CTV. #CTVHomefront

Imagine if they still filmed this back in May when everybody was inside LOL

Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Maanca on June 23, 2020, 01:28:06 PM
Yeah, I was not expecting that to pop up. It's impossible to film a season just yet.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Jetsrule128 on June 23, 2020, 01:40:41 PM
But Canada is still shut down
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: I ♥ TAR on June 23, 2020, 01:53:27 PM
I think they can do All Stars under these circumstinances.

But honestly, I am not for TARAU/Canada season filming in the middle of pandemic. One positive case or something and they will shut it down. No season is better than another season cancelled midfilming like TAR33.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Leafsfan on June 23, 2020, 02:26:38 PM
This is announcement from upfronts. Sort of like CBS announcing 32 for the fall. There is no date attached to it (normally they mention summer but they did not this time)
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: WindsorSue on June 23, 2020, 02:32:49 PM
We know they didn't film yet.
The press release makes no mention of a premiere date: https://www.bellmedia.ca/the-lede/press/original-entertainment-productions-for-bell-medias-english-language-services-announced/ (https://www.bellmedia.ca/the-lede/press/original-entertainment-productions-for-bell-medias-english-language-services-announced/)
The last time I checked Air Canada, they said full service (or at least partial resumption of services) would return in mid-July.
If they begin filming mid to late summer, it could air in the fall.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Leafsfan on June 23, 2020, 02:53:39 PM
We know they didn't film yet.
The press release makes no mention of a premiere date: https://www.bellmedia.ca/the-lede/press/original-entertainment-productions-for-bell-medias-english-language-services-announced/ (https://www.bellmedia.ca/the-lede/press/original-entertainment-productions-for-bell-medias-english-language-services-announced/)
The last time I checked Air Canada, they said full service (or at least partial resumption of services) would return in mid-July.
If they begin filming mid to late summer, it could air in the fall.

With 32 as well? Too much of a good thing lol?
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 23, 2020, 03:09:08 PM
THIS IS AN ERROR.

I have it on good authority that TAR CANADA IS NOT FILMING THIS SUMMER.


 
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 23, 2020, 03:10:39 PM
But Canada is still shut down

Yes. With the Provinces still restricted no way can it film at this time.

Somebody goofed.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Leafsfan on June 23, 2020, 03:18:06 PM
On your mark. Get set. GO! The #AmazingRaceCanada returns for an all new season next year on CTV. #CTVHomefront
https://twitter.com/AmazingRaceCDA/status/1275523031499145217
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: stunami on June 23, 2020, 04:39:24 PM
Imma bet that Amazing race (Us, season 32) was on the line up and that someone mixte both and posted from the Amazing Race Canada account lol
Why announce it now, at the same time as the fall lineup, for next summer?
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Nuku on June 23, 2020, 07:54:31 PM
They edited the facebook post to "Coming Next Year" or something along the lines of that
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 23, 2020, 11:53:25 PM
It was a screw up. TARC has corrected the info now.Sadly we won't be seeing TARC until next year....
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: stunami on December 03, 2020, 03:44:44 PM
It's pretty dead around here!

Do you think they will keep the same casting they had planned for TARC8 for next year?

If they decide to film a season in May (depending on the situation), I can this being an All-Star so they don't have to do casting calls and everything. Will be easier to just call the old teams and go from there.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Linda BC2 on December 04, 2020, 01:03:45 AM
I don’t see it being an All-Star season as a few couples have broken up, team members have had children, etc. Even those cast for TARC 8 may have split or may not be available. I say keep going with a new round of teams.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Travejunkie on December 04, 2020, 10:38:37 AM
I would assume they would try to keep the teams they had cast for TARC8, but have to make some replacements if some of the original starters are no longer able to go.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Brannockdevice on February 08, 2021, 04:56:14 PM
Thought I'd dust off this thread by posting.

I'm wondering if filming could potentially be done this summer? TAR Australia 5 has shown that it's feasible. Then again, Australia and Canada have handled their respective covid situations differently, so I imagine it would be harder to film in Canada.

Then again AGAIN, I think it could be possible. If production starts in June, and all contestants quarantine for two weeks before filming (as was done in Australia), then I think we might have a chance. Especially if production insists on not flying. They could (in theory) just travel by private bus, which would be easier if the race precedes in a coast-to-coast fashion (for example, starting line in Vancouver and traveling across Canada via private bus before ending on the east coast somewhere).

What say you all? Can Canada take a page out of the Aussies' book?
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: I ♥ TAR on February 08, 2021, 05:27:02 PM
I thought season 8 is supposed to be filmed in April/May as usual, was I wrong?

Summer filming would make no sense cause they would had to wait 1 year to air it in next summer 2022 anyway. I do not think they are planning to change airing schedule.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: claude_24hrs on February 08, 2021, 05:30:56 PM
It could be filmed only in Canada just like the last season but with COVID safety guidelines (similarly to Australia).
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: stunami on February 08, 2021, 06:55:41 PM

 They could (in theory) just travel by private bus, which would be easier if the race precedes in a coast-to-coast fashion (for example, starting line in Vancouver and traveling across Canada via private bus before ending on the east coast somewhere).


I also was thinking about that, they could really minimize the flights and do a lot of self driving / private bus / shuttle cars.
I think it's possible! They could film the whole of May with a July premiere!

I guess it will depends on how the situation is in April! It needs to be better than now..
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Brannockdevice on February 08, 2021, 08:05:37 PM

 They could (in theory) just travel by private bus, which would be easier if the race precedes in a coast-to-coast fashion (for example, starting line in Vancouver and traveling across Canada via private bus before ending on the east coast somewhere).


I also was thinking about that, they could really minimize the flights and do a lot of self driving / private bus / shuttle cars.
I think it's possible! They could film the whole of May with a July premiere!

I guess it will depends on how the situation is in April! It needs to be better than now..

Yes, absolutely. I'm not sure if the Atlantic Bubble is still going on, but I think most of Ontario is still on lockdown. Things could definitely change by late spring. I was also thinking that since indigenous communities might be particularly at risk, they might avoid the north all together (with possible exceptions of only visiting national parks, like having a whole leg in Nahanni or Kluane, which I actually think would be a fascinating leg).
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: TARstorian on March 07, 2021, 08:35:04 PM

 They could (in theory) just travel by private bus, which would be easier if the race precedes in a coast-to-coast fashion (for example, starting line in Vancouver and traveling across Canada via private bus before ending on the east coast somewhere).


I also was thinking about that, they could really minimize the flights and do a lot of self driving / private bus / shuttle cars.
I think it's possible! They could film the whole of May with a July premiere!

I guess it will depends on how the situation is in April! It needs to be better than now..

Yes, absolutely. I'm not sure if the Atlantic Bubble is still going on, but I think most of Ontario is still on lockdown. Things could definitely change by late spring. I was also thinking that since indigenous communities might be particularly at risk, they might avoid the north all together (with possible exceptions of only visiting national parks, like having a whole leg in Nahanni or Kluane, which I actually think would be a fascinating leg).

I'm in BC and while the situation has improved compared to a month or so ago, but Bonnie Henry isn't exactly the type who would be fine with something like TAR filming in BC.

Knowing TAR Canada loves using BC for 2-3 legs every season due to its ideal climate in late April and May, I can't see them doing TARC unless they can include B.C.

Unless they cast ten teams of all health professionals who have already been vaccinated, the earliest projection for any cast members and producers to be vaccinated is July (June if we're lucky).

Considering they are extremely rigid about the airdate for all seven seasons, I presume they'll just want to push it back one more year when everything will be one hundred percent safe and they will have many more options on an already limited domestic table.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: I ♥ TAR on April 03, 2021, 02:31:10 PM
Any news? Is this happening before summer or not?
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: stunami on April 03, 2021, 03:32:39 PM
There is no way they are doing this for the summer.
The only hope for 2021 would be that they film in October. The situation in Canada is terrible in BC/Alberta/Ontario
Quebec ain't doing much better.

I guess if everybody can be vaccinated before September, then maybe but my guess is that they will skip this year.

I'm praying they don't just cancel it forever :'(
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Nuku on April 03, 2021, 04:12:44 PM
Im not sure it is hard to say...

Yes provinces are doing bad but still compared to the US we are WAY better its just stricter guidelines...

Once we have herd immunity I don't see the problem with domestic travel...

And I know some places are already discussing dates they will open up to domestic travelers...

I think we could get a season filmed in like summer or maybe even early fall...

Some provinces are really struggling without domestic tourism like the atlantic provinces
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: dryedmangoez on April 14, 2021, 11:20:46 PM
Canada is apparently lagging with vaccines?

Quote
Per capita vaccination numbers lagging behind those of 50 other countries, including Brazil, Chile, Turkey, and much of Europe, according to Johns Hopkins University’s immunization tracker.

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2021/04/canada-vaccine-rollout-problems/618516/
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Maanca on April 14, 2021, 11:59:25 PM
Yeah I know, it's going pathetically slow up here. By this point a lot of young Americans have already had at least one. Here we're still at like 50-60 year olds for the first dose.

Thanks, Justin...
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Jetsrule128 on May 29, 2021, 01:01:41 PM
I doubt it’s happening but has anyone heard any update ?
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Jetsrule128 on June 08, 2021, 05:51:41 PM
Does Anyone Know When The CTV Upfronts are ?
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Leafsfan on June 08, 2021, 06:00:11 PM
This Thursday

Here is an update: https://brioux.tv/blog/2021/06/04/amazing-race-canada-stays-quarantined-for-2nd-summer/
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: stunami on June 08, 2021, 06:19:53 PM
:'( but I guess we knew already

The good news is that they still want to shoot it next spring :)
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 09, 2021, 10:18:54 AM
From Leafs link above:

Quote
CTV will likely make it official next Thursday at their virtual Upfront to advertisers. On Thursday, however, Insight CEO John Brunton — a guest on this weekend’s episode of brioux.tv the podcast — acknowledged that for safety’s sake the series has been put on hold again this summer.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: NumfarPTB on June 10, 2021, 01:24:43 PM
Thrown into 2022 according to updates just posted on IG and Twitter, containing video of JOn announcing it.
Just postoned.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 10, 2021, 02:44:44 PM
Its a bit of a puzzle though.

Jon in the video says "coming soon" in 2022.

That gives the impression that another season could be ready to go onair by (spring??) of 2022.
Which would mean a FILMING as soon as this fall.

Yes, I know that's not the norm...

But his wording leaves the window open (IMO).

Why make a point of saying coming SOON in 2022? If filming isnt going to happen well before next summer. ???

Room for thought...
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Travejunkie on June 10, 2021, 03:32:53 PM
I got that vibe too.  Like they're going to miss their normal summer window, but maybe fall
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 10, 2021, 03:44:39 PM
Would be very interesting if they did a winter/spring airing. That would open a chance at two seasons in 2022.
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Nuku on June 10, 2021, 05:37:20 PM
Canadian Opinion here:

I think domestic travel will be 100% back to normal in fall.

We started off slow in vaccinations, but it has picked up a lot lately. (For example, Manitoba is offering up to 2 million dollars in scholarships to high schoolers who get vaccinated.)

I think filming in fall could work. Weather is typically still decent in Atlantic and Territories and really nice in the rest of the country. I do not think Winter/Early spring filming will work though. Weather is so unpredictable and a lot of businesses in smaller tourist destinations are seasonal and run from around May-September.

So i am hopeful for a fall season but if not I do think we wont see a season until the usual time in 2022
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: georgiapeach on June 10, 2021, 06:51:03 PM
Thanks Nuku!! That makes great sense to me. I am VERY focused on the words "coming soon" so that could work!!
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: stunami on June 10, 2021, 08:15:28 PM
I would love to have them film something this fall (to be showed early 2022) and then have them film the usual spot in April/May for summer 2022.
BUT
Wouldn't they also annonce casting calls? I *think* they were pretty far in the casting for 2020, but that was more than a year ago, lots of things change...
(also the possibility of an All-Star, then casting would be easier...)

But to be honest, I feel they are just being very Canadian and saying soon, because now it's been two summer without the show, and they just want people to be happy/excited for next year, and not sad about this year... but that just my Canadian opinion lol
Title: Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
Post by: Travejunkie on June 11, 2021, 12:46:01 PM
:)
Casting was completed last year, so out of fairness (my Canadian is showing here) I would hope the cast teams would at least be contacted to discuss options first.  That being said, so many circumstances have changed since then that it would not be surprising if not all the teams are in a place now where they can take a month away from work unpaid.