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The introductions are over, it’s time to race! CTV announced today the final pairing of competitors for the first-ever season of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, this summer’s most-anticipated television series. Hosted by Olympic Champion Jon Montgomery (@jrmonty12), the final teams announced to embark in the riveting, all-Canadian race around the country are actress Vanessa Morgan (MY BABYSITTER’S A VAMPIRE, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION) and her bikini-model sister Celina, a pair of feisty siblings from Ottawa, ON. Joining them are Tim Senior, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease three years ago and his son Tim Junior from Winnipeg, MB. The two teams round out the cast of nine pairings in the race for the historic half-a-million dollar grand prize. Previously announced teams include dating couple Kristen and Darren, brothers Jody and Cory, twins Treena and Tennille, two sets of best friends - Jet and Dave, and Jamie and Pierre, fitness icons Hal and Joanne and doctors Holly and Brett.  Set to anchor CTV’s Summer 2013 schedule, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning July 15 on CTV and live on CTV Mobile(visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

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Get online and get cooking Canada! Aspiring chefs and foodies across the country have been salivating at the prospect of being crowned Canada’s first MasterChef since the announcement that CTV ordered MASTERCHEF CANADA for a winter 2014 debut. Beginning today, Canadians can go to ctv.ca/MasterChefCanada and submit an application for their chance to be a part of the Canadian version of the internationally acclaimed series. Deadline for entries is Thursday, July 25. 

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CTV’s SAVING HOPE returned last night with a bang, literally. A public shooting thrust the doctors into Hope Zion Hospital and back into the hearts of fans, as SAVING HOPE delivered 1.1 million viewers for its second season premiere on CTV. The most-watched program of the night nationally with younger (A18-34) and female (F18-34) viewers, SAVING HOPE also performed well in the markets. The premiere delivered strong ratings of 4.6 to 4.8 in Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary for F18-34, and won the night for A18-34 in Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton.SAVING HOPE also saw half-hour growth nationally among all key adult and female demos.

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CTV cleared two more teams today for takeoff for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, the hottest competition series of the summer. Hosted by Olympic Champion Jon Montgomery (@jrmonty12), the next two teams joining seven others at the starting line in the awe-inspiring, all-Canadian race around the country are married “Body Break” fitness icons Hal and Joanne, from Oakville, ON; and Holly and Brett, married doctors from Montreal, QC, who are as sharp as scalpels and have studied The Race for years. Previously announced teams include dating couple Kristen and Darren, brothers Jody and Cory, twins Treena and Tennille, and two sets of best friends - Jet and Dave, and Jamie and Pierre. All teams will compete for the historic half a million dollar grand prize with the final two pairings announced tomorrow (June 27). Set to anchor CTV’s Summer 2013 schedule, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning July 15 on CTV and live on CTV Mobile (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). 

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