Amazing Race to return for seventh season

The reality show was one of the summer's top-performing programs.
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Bell Media’s CTV has renewed one of Canada’s most-watched competition series, The Amazing Race Canada, for a seventh season.

As it has been in all previous seasons, the series was consistently among the most-watched programs on Canadian TV during its broadcast this summer. According to Numeris data provided by Bell Media, The Amazing Race Canada reached an average audience of 1.8 million viewers in the 25 to 54 demo throughout its summer run. The reality show’s season-six finale topped Numeris’ 30 TV show’s across Canada chart during the week of Sept. 10 to 16, 2018, bringing in 1.9 million (2+).

Last season’s new sponsors included Alcon Dailies Contact Lenses, Dempster’s, the Royal Canadian Legion and SkipTheDishes, which joined Chevrolet and Woods for the season. Chevrolet also partnered with Twitter to create a trivia contest which would see viewers entered into a chance to win the same Chevrolet Traverse Redline truck awarded to the winning team.

In other Bell Media programming news, CTV also announced that its comedy series The Beaverton will receive two holiday specials. The Beaverton Ruins Your Holiday special is set to air on Dec. 20, while The Beaverton Year in Review: 2018 will debut on Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. Co-created by Luke Gordon Field and Jeff Detsky, the comedy produced by Pier 21 Films in association with The Comedy Network aired its first Year in Review special last year.

Produced by Insight Productions, the reality series follows teams are they race around Canada, vying to complete challenges and find destination clues. The season will mark the first being produced Insight’s new ownership structure; this May, Boat Rocker Media acquired a majority stake in the long-time indie.

This story originally appears in Playback.