Casting Details for CTV’s THE AMAZING RACE CANADA Announced

— December 20, 2012

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TORONTO (Dec. 20, 2012) – On yourmark, get set, go online! Since the announcement that CTV has ordered THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, Canadians have explodedwith excitement to compete, with hundreds of thousands of posts on Twitter andFacebook, and more than 16,000 followers of @AmazingRaceCDA. Now, the wait isover as CTV announced today casting details for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. Beginning today, viewers across the countrycan go online to submit an audition video and application for their chance to be a part ofthis once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Potentialteams are encouraged to submit videos that showcase their personalities and explaintheir motivation for why they deserve to win the inaugural season of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA.


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“Thank you Canada for such an overwhelmingly positive response to theannouncement about THE AMAZING RACE CANADA,” said Phil King, President, CTV Programmingand Sports. “We know Canadians have been chomping at the bit to put their namesin for this series and we look forward to the onslaught of online submissionsfrom an amazing group of diverse and fascinating potential racers.”


THE AMAZING RACECANADA is looking for dynamic and enthusiastic teams oftwo who are articulate, competitive, interesting, outgoing, and adventurous, whopossess a strong personal connection. Teams must be willing to exert themselvesin the process of detours, roadblocks, and other challenges as they race aroundthe country, and endure approximately 28 days in various conditions,environments, and climates within Canada.


Auditioning for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is as easy as 1, 2,3!


Step 1

Prepare a video for submission that focuses on thepositives and negatives of the relationship between you and your teammate. Theproducers are eager to hear what makes a “pairing” tick.


Step 2

Take an up-close picture of your “team”, as well as anup-close picture of each individual, so you can send it in when you applyonline.


Step 3

Completely fill out the online application andupload your video and photos at


If the producers are interested in your teamcompeting on the series, they will be in touch!


For more information about THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, viewers are encouraged to visit full casting details and FAQs.


Among the eligibility requirements that should be noted for applicationsfor “The Race”:

  • Competitors must be at least 19 years of age by April 1st, 2013.
  • Competitors must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.


Set to anchor CTV’s Summer 2013 schedule, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA gives Canadians the opportunity to race around Canada anddiscover the country they love in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. With potentialstops in all 10 provinces and three territories, teams will race to the finishline, criss-crossing up to 9,000 kilometres. A stunning depiction of theCanadian fabric, the teams will travel through both the country’s urban centresas well as the most remote outposts in the land, all while exploring its broad cultural and ethnic diversity, wildlife, andiconic landmarks.


THEAMAZING RACE CANADA is based on THE AMAZING RACE, the nine-time, Emmy®award-winning, hit program created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganierithat premiered in 2001 in the United States. Van Munster, Doganieri, and MarkVertullo are executive producers for Worldrace Productions, a division ofProfiles Television. Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman are executiveproducers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television. The program is produced inassociation with ABC Studios.  The U.S. version of THE AMAZING RACE is aTop 3 series this fall on CTV and is this season’s #1 reality program in Canadawith an average audience of 2.7 million viewers.


THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will bethe 12th international version to launch outside of the UnitedStates, joining Asia, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Israel, Latin America,Norway, Philippines, Ukraine and Vietnam as territories with an original THEAMAZING RACE production.  


Commissioned by CTV, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will be produced by Insight Productions in association with CTVand with the support of Profiles Television. Executive Producers for InsightProductions are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby, and Supervising Producer isMark Lysakowski. Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri executive produce for ProfilesTelevision. Robin Johnston is the CTV Production Executive. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, IndependentProduction, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming,CTV Networks. Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports.











About CTV

CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster.Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainmentprogramming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past10 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimediacompany with leading assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media isowned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at


AboutDisney-ABC Domestic Television

Disney-ABC Domestic Television (DADT) is the content distribution arm forThe Walt Disney Company within the United States and Canada.  The division provides top tier motionpictures and television programming across electronic home videolicense, video-on-demand (residential and hotel), subscription video-on-demand,pay television, basic cable, broadcast television, online and other digitaltechnologies.  One ofthe industry’s premier distributors, DADT distributes theatrical propertiesfrom The Walt Disney Studios including Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios,Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Disneynature and Touchstone Pictures;and television content from ABC Studios, ABC Entertainment, ABC Family andDisney Channel. 


About Profiles Television
Profiles Television is an award-winning, full-service production companythat develops and produces programming for the worldwide marketplace. Foundedin 2003, Profiles Television is run by nine-time Emmy® award-winning producersBertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri, the executive producers best known forcreating and producing CBS’s long-running reality juggernaut THE AMAZING RACE,now in production on its 22nd season. (THE AMAZING RACE is producedthrough World Race Productions, a subsidiary of Profiles Television.) Sincelaunching in 2001, THE AMAZING RACE has aired more than 180 episodes, withSeason 21 premiering on CBS in September 2012. The series is seen in more than80 countries, with local versions of the show also produced in Asia, Australia,South America, and Israel. In addition to THE AMAZING RACE, Profiles Televisionis in production on DASH FOR CASH for A&E, and an MMA competition seriesfor Spike, and has various projects in development across a wide range ofbroadcast and cable networks. Other Profiles Television series include THEGREAT ESCAPE for TNT, and OPRAH’S BIG GIVE, TAKE THE MONEY & RUN, andPROFILES FROM THE FRONT LINE for ABC. The company also produced for Ford the interactivebranded-entertainment programs, FOCUS RALLY: AMERICA for Hulu, and ESCAPEROUTES for NBC.


AboutInsight Productions

Insight Production Company Ltd, headed by John Brunton & BarbaraBowlby has become an industry leader in the creative development, financing andproduction of highly rated television programs and cutting edge multiplatformcontent for the global market in every genre. Since 1979, it has beenrecognized for its reputation for quality as the recipient of numerousinternational awards, including multiple Gemini’s. The company has createdthousands of hours of groundbreaking television that continues to be broadcastover major networks worldwide. Broadcast Magazine International claims that"when it comes to adapting formats for Canadian audiences there is oneproducer who appears to have the Midas touch." Recent hits include THEJUNO AWARDS, which plays a key role in the Canadian music industry, TOP CHEFCANADA, INTERVENTION CANADA, CANADA’S GOT TALENT and Insight’s original formatsCANADA SINGS & BATTLE OF THE BLADES.  Insight is currently inproduction on the Canadian versions of NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME and BIGBROTHER CANADA. For more information visit:



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For more information, please contact:

Jim Quan, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.5311or

Jacqui VanSickle, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.5091 or



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