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Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
« Reply #75 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.
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Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
« Reply #76 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).

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Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
« Reply #77 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.

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Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
« Reply #78 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).

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Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
« Reply #79 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..


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Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
« Reply #80 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).
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Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
« Reply #81 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.

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Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
« Reply #82 on: April 03, 2021, 02:31:10 PM »
Any news? Is this happening before summer or not?

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« Reply #83 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 :'(

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« Reply #84 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


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Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
« Reply #85 on: April 14, 2021, 11:20:46 PM »
Canada is apparently lagging with vaccines?

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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/

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Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
« Reply #86 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.

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Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
« Reply #87 on: May 29, 2021, 01:01:41 PM »
I doubt it’s happening but has anyone heard any update ?

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Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
« Reply #88 on: June 08, 2021, 05:51:41 PM »
Does Anyone Know When The CTV Upfronts are ?

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Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
« Reply #90 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 :)

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Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
« Reply #91 on: June 09, 2021, 10:18:54 AM »
From Leafs link above:

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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.
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« Reply #92 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.
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Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
« Reply #93 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...
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Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
« Reply #94 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
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« Reply #95 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.
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« Reply #96 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

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« Reply #97 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!!
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Re: TAR Canada 8: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
« Reply #98 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.
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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

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« Reply #99 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.
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