Undertakers dead last on The Amazing Race Canada

If you missed last week’s premiere of Season 5 of The Amazing Race Canada, you missed seeing “The Undertakers” compete. The mother and son duo of Deborah and Aaron Baker were the first team eliminated this season. They hail from the remote border town of Grand Forks, B.C. and had vowed to run the entire… Read on

VIDEO: 7 questions with TARC host Jon Montgomery

Four seasons into shooting The Amazing Race Canada, Jon Montgomery has become better known as a TV host than for winning a gold medal in skeleton at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. The amiable Manitoba-native, who now lives with his wife in Victoria, B.C., answers 10 questions about shooting in Vietnam this season. Viewers… Read on

Big Brother invades The Amazing Race Canada

Executive producer John Brunton says The Amazing Rave Canada is one reality show that doesn’t need a villain. “It’s a hero show,” says Brunton. “It’s a show where you want to root for people. It’s not a ‘Pick my villain’ show, pick the bad guys.” Brunton should know–he also produces Big Brother Canada and did Canadian… Read on

Amazing ending to this week’s Amazing Race Canada

WARNING: SPOILER ALERT! If you missed last night’s third episode of The Amazing Race Canada, you missed one of the most exciting finishes yet. I was there in Buenos Aires, Argentina, last May, embedded with the cast and crew when the episode was shot. I’ve often wondered how “cooked” these finish line segments can get,… Read on

CTV’s Amazing Media Race a bilingual road block for Murtz/Brioux

What are the words to the bilingual version of Canada’s national anthem? This is going to haunt me pendant des annees after Tuesday’s Amazing Race Canada Media Challenge in Toronto. CTV invited 10 teams to race around the city in a mini version of what the real contestants have to endure for 30 days. Season Three… Read on

Amazing Race Canada’s Jon Montgomery: all this and Aeromiles, too

Who will be the second couple eliminated on The Amazing Race Canada? Race resumes Monday night at 9 p.m., with CTV no doubt hoping many of the three million viewers who sampled last week’s first episode are already hooked.I spoke with host Jon Montgomery back in June at CTV’s Toronto Upfront. The beer-gulping Gold Medalist… Read on

Let Canada’s Amazing Race begin

“Fitness icons” Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod Monday night at 9 p.m., CTV launches The Amazing Race Canada. The series is expected to draw a big summer crowd in Canada; I’m betting at least two million viewers for the premiere. Hopefully that will boost lead-in Satisfaction, CTV’s new Toronto-lensed sitcom, which airs at 8:30 p.m.Viewers… Read on