Tuesday, 28 June 2016

The Amazing Race Canada 4 Leg-by-Leg Race Results

Keep track of your favourite team right here.
Weekly results - including team eliminations, will be posted immediately after the episode airs EASTERN TIME. It is generally accepted that such information is NOT A SPOILER.
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Monday, 27 June 2016

The Amazing Race Canada: 14 Best Moments

Are you ready for an all new season of The Amazing Race Canada?

Since it appears this season of The Amazing Race Canada will be drawing in new viewers because of the whole Jemmett/Big Brother Canada crossover, I thought it might be a good time to show all the new fans what they've been missing.

Here is my countdown of best moments from the first 3 seasons. Just remember one thing. This is MY countdown of best moments. Sure, everyone remembers the tear-jerking moments, like a very sad elimination. But for the most part, I like comic relief the best. Okay, I lied. Remember one more thing. This is for our homegrown version ONLY. So, all you superfans out there... please don't go telling me of so-n-so in the U.S. or other franchise who did something better, okay?

Thursday, 23 June 2016

The Amazing Race Canada Preview of S4 Premiere "Who's Ready to Let It All Hang Out?"

Beware all Ye who enter here, as this preview includes some spoilery bits. You've been warned!

Be prepared for a brand new season of The Amazing Race Canada. And be prepared to see snow in June. JUNE!!! NO, Winter is NOT coming. Why oh why must we be reminded of that stuff? Why? I'll tell you why. Because WE ARE CANADIANS. We really are, to quote Stephen Colbert, a bunch of iceholes. But then again, it's because The Amazing Race Canada chooses to film in late April through to late May, and tends to alternate its route every year. Startline to finish line. East to west. West to east. Or close to it.

Monday, 20 June 2016

The Amazing Race Canada - Welcome to Crapfest '16

*No spoilers here, unless of course you're including the official cast announcement for the new season.

Now in its fourth season, The Amazing Race Canada has become a summertime tradition. Oh how we love to watch our favourite teams race around Canada and venture out of the country for a few legs. This year's cast was just announced last week, and right along with it came what now has become another tradition - the Annual Amazing Race Canada Crapfest.

The Amazing Race Canada 4 Teams

Don't you just love this time of year? Summer's here, network shows are done with their seasons, and The Amazing Race Canada takes over the airwaves. Now in their 4th season, it was become a summer staple.

The casting for our Canadian version always nails it. Well, usually. Okay, so they had that little hiccup last year. But I think they learned their lesson - don't cast a team unless you expect them to win. And with this cast, I think it's safe to say that any of these teams would make for a great win.

This year, we have ten teams to cheer. Of course, the first thing everyone has noticed is this is down two teams from last season. I'm not going to get into the reasoning behind this. I am just going to accept it and say I am glad. In my opinion, twelve teams last year were a little hard to follow in the first couple of episodes, with some teams getting overlooked in airtime and their story.

Besides, with such a fantastic cast this year, who needs two more teams? Yep, I am going to say it. I think this this could be the best cast producers have given us. Better than the cast of Season 2? Maybe. But then again, last year's cast looked good in the pre-season. Please, please, please don't let us down S4 people! Argh. I am sure they'll be okay. There are no Montani-types this year.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

All the Reasons We Love Amazing Race Canada...in Gifs [Reposted from June 2015]

[TBT - reposted June, 2016]

Season 3 of Amazing Race Canada is almost upon us. I mean, it's so close it's almost time to meet this year's teams. It's just so darn AMAZING, isn't it? As if you need any more inspiration to get you pumped for the Race, here are some of the things that make it so Canadian...and that is always amazing.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

The Bachelorette Canada is...

...Jasmine Lorimer

From the W Network Press Release:

TORONTO, June 9, 2016 /CNW/ - The wait is finally over, Canada. As revealed on Entertainment Tonight Canada, Kenora, Ontario-native Jasmine Lorimer is putting her heart on the line this fall on W Network's The Bachelorette Canada. Lorimer, a hairstylist currently based out of Pemberton, British Columbia, will search for the man of her dreams when 20 eligible bachelors do whatever it takes to win her heart. By her side throughout the journey will be host Noah Cappe, who is best known for his roles on Food Network Canada's Carnival Eats, The Great Canadian Cookbook and W Network's top-rated series Good Witch. The smash-hit reality series premieres this fall on W Network.

"It is such an honour to be Canada's first bachelorette," says Jasmine Lorimer. "This opportunity came at the perfect time for me and I couldn't be more prepared to embark upon this lifelong adventure."

A small-town girl at heart, 27 year-old Lorimer's artistic nature and adventurous spirit drew her to the beauty industry and the West Coast. Her free spirited, down-to-earth approach to life, coupled with a warm and radiant disposition, make Jasmine the perfect choice for this romantic adventure of a lifetime. Refreshingly open, honest and not afraid to laugh at herself, Canadians nationwide will fall in love with Jasmine as she risks it all to find "the one."

In the Canadian version of this widely successful reality series, Jasmine Lorimer is in search of her soul mate – and hopefully her groom-to-be. The male suitors compete for the Bachelorette's affection on individual and group dates involving local and far-flung romantic encounters and adventures in exotic locations around the world. As Lorimer narrows the field and the number of men dwindles, romance and tensions rise. Ultimately, she will choose the one man with whom she wants to spend the rest of her life.

The Bachelorette Canada is produced by Good Human Productions Inc. The series is based on the U.S. format created by Mike Fleiss and produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Sales of the format are handled by Warner Bros. International Television Production.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Big Brother Canada Renewed for 2017

Oh joy!

Big Brother Canada was officially renewed for a fifth season today! Global buried the news in their 2016/2017 Primetime programming announcement. Maybe they just want to check to see if we're paying attention.

"After its most successful season yet, with an average audience of almost 1.2 million viewers per episode (2+) – growing audiences with total viewers and key demos A18-49 and A25-54 versus Season 3, reality champ Big Brother Canada returns for a fifth season of competing, scheming, and household chaos. Based on Endemol Shine Group's worldwide hit franchise and commissioned by Corus Entertainment Inc., Season 5 of Big Brother Canada is produced by Insight Productions in association with Corus Entertainment Inc."

Look for future casting announcements coming soon. If they stick to the same schedule as last year, open casting calls should begin in select cities beginning in late summer/early fall.

But we have questions...

After four successful seasons, can we expect some returning players? 


What about a few crossovers... you know, a little tit-for-tat after (spoiler alert) The Amazing Race Canada snatched up fan favourites Emmett and Jillian for their Season 4 cast? Hmmn. So many possibilities!