CTV announces launch of Amazing Race Canada casting call
Canada is getting an 'Amazing Race' spinoff that will air next summer on CTV.
Published Thursday, December 20, 2012 7:02PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, December 20, 2012 8:45PM EST
Calling all adventurous duos: Casting is now open for the inaugural edition of CTV’s Amazing Race Canada.
CTV announced on Thursday its audition details for the Amazing Race Canada, a spinoff of the popular U.S. reality series that will air next summer.
Viewers can go online to www.CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada and submit an audition video and application for their chance to compete in the adventure race show.
The Amazing Race Canada was announced as part of CTV’s lineup in early December, sparking a flood of interest on Twitter and Facebook, and more than 16,000 followers of @AmazingRaceCDA on Twitter.
“Thank you Canada for such an overwhelmingly positive response to the announcement about the Amazing Race Canada,” Phil King, president of CTV Programming and Sports said in a statement announcing the casting call. “We know Canadians have been chomping at the bit to put their names in for this series and we look forward to the onslaught of online submissions from an amazing group of diverse and fascinating potential racers.”
The Canuck version will be entirely set in Canada, with competitors racing through various destinations across the country.
Casting, locales, the host and other details will be announced in the coming months.
Though specific locations won’t be revealed until the broadcast, CTV said the show will explore Canada’s divergent topography and disparate locales, “from Vancouver Island’s tropical rainforest, Alberta’s parched badlands, the peaks of the Rockies, and the barren tundra of the Great White North, to the Boreal forests of Ontario and Quebec, the sea-faring ports of the Maritimes, the fjords of Newfoundland, and the teeming metropolises and undiscovered towns in between.”
The U.S. version sends competitors racing around the world as they try to avoid elimination and compete for prizes.
Similar spinoffs have already taken off in Australia, Brazil, China, France, Israel, Latin America, Norway, Philippines, Ukraine and Vietnam.
The Amazing Race Canada will be produced by the Toronto-based Insight Productions, responsible for Canuck reality spinoffs including Canadian Idol, Canada's Got Talent and the upcoming Big Brother Canada.