TORONTO – Following an adventurous seventh season finale last month and the subsequent renewal of CTV’s THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, Season 8 casting is now open for the nation’s most-watched Canadian series of the 2018/19 broadcast year. Beginning today, aspiring competitors can apply for their chance to run the race of a lifetime at CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada. Along with today’s casting announcement, Bell Media confirms that customized and wholly integrated brand partnership opportunities are currently available for Season 8 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA.
“It takes a very special duo to run this race and bring home the grand prize,” said Mark Lysakowski, Executive Producer and Showrunner, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. “We are thrilled to be looking for a brand new group of race teams that will bring their unique story and competitive spirit to the start line. We’re looking for Canadians who think they have what it takes to be a part of the nation’s most-watched Canadian series. It’s a life-changing adventure that starts with a simple application video.”
Fans and adrenaline-seekers from coast-to-coast-to-coast are invited to pair up with a teammate – a friend, sibling, parent, grandparent, partner, or anyone else they share a relationship with – and submit their audition for this once-in-lifetime adventure.
The submission deadline for Season 8 is Sunday, Dec. 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET. For further casting details and updates, including instructions on how to submit an audition video, Canadians can visit CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada, or follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Bell Media Original Productions
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include critically acclaimed drama CARDINAL; record-breaking Canadian formats THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and MASTERCHEF CANADA; the original international TV format THE LAUNCH; satirical news series THE BEAVERTON; comedy series JANN; culinary series MARY’S KITCHEN CRUSH; and CANADA’S WALK OF FAME AWARDS. New medical drama TRANSPLANT, mystery drama ALBEDO, and documentary series POP EVOLUTION join CTV’s lineup of Canadian original programs. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are CTV Sci-Fi Channel’s KILLJOYS and WYNONNA EARP; CTV Drama Channel’s mystery dramedy CARTER; CTV Comedy Channel’s CORNER GAS ANIMATED; Crave Original hit comedy LETTERKENNY, upcoming mockumentary NEW EDEN, and apocalyptic new original comedy series WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE; and animated series LITTLEKENNY. Discovery is home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchises HIGHWAY THRU HELL, HEAVY RESCUE: 401, and original series DISASTERS AT SEA, in addition to new special MAKE IT TO THE MOON, among others. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.
About Insight Productions
Insight Productions, known for its award-winning ratings juggernauts, is Canada’s most established content producer and an industry leader in the development, financing, and production of hit programming, both scripted and unscripted, as well as digital content. With thousands of hours of programming under its belt, the company has created some of the most dynamic and top-rated programs in the world including the multi-award winning THE AMAZING RACE CANADA – the most watched Canadian summer show on record (for which Mark Lysakowski serves as the Executive Producer and Showrunner alongside Executive Producer John Brunton), BIG BROTHER CANADA, THE 2020 JUNO AWARDS, TOP CHEF CANADA, INTERVENTION and original formats including THE LAUNCH and BATTLE OF THE BLADES. Insight’s scripted programming includes award-winning READY OR NOT, FALCON BEACH, HATCHING, MATCHING & DISPATCHING, A CHRISTMAS FURY, BUT I’M CHRIS JERICHO!, THE JON DORE TELEVISION SHOW and feature documentaries HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD and GORDON LIGHTFOOT: IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND. In 2017, Insight produced THE TRAGICALLY HIP: A NATIONAL CELEBRATION, a live concert special watched by one in three Canadians. Insight Productions was founded in 1979 and has since created thousands of hours of groundbreaking content. For more information on Insight Productions, please visit www.insighttv.com or on Twitter @insightprod or Facebook www.facebook.com/InsightProductions.
CTV is Canada’s #1 television brand. CTV provides unparalleled entertainment programming across two broadcast television networks; a powerful suite of specialty channels including CTV Comedy Channel, CTV Drama Channel, CTV Life Channel, and CTV Sci-Fi Channel; and digital platforms CTV.ca, CTV Throwback, CTV Movies, and the CTV app. CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 18 years in a row and features a wide range of sports and information programming, including CTV News, Canada’s highest-rated national and local newscasts. CTV comes from Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and out-of-home advertising.