TONIGHT: T.O. teams set to triumph on Amazing Race

First thing first: I was embedded on two legs of this season’s run of The Amazing Race Canada. That was back in May, when the teams competed in Beijing and in Bangkok. I knew who won those legs of the race, but, like viewers, I have no idea who wins tonight’s fifth edition of Canada’s… Read on



Catching up with The Amazing Race Canada

I was lucky enough to spend a few nights in Bangkok this May with the cast and crew of The Amazing Race Canada. The series — which topped the ratings across Canada the week of July 31 – Aug. 6 with 1,830,000 viewers —  resumes tonight at 8 p.m. on CTV. Me and my ex-Toronto… Read on


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