Amazing Race Canada leads off CTV summer schedule

The next season of CTV's hit show starts Wednesdays in July.
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CTV has released the schedule for its summer programming, leading off with proven ratings hit, The Amazing Race Canada.

The third season of the reality show hits screens on July 8, airing Wednesdays at 8 p.m. New sponsor BMO Financial Group is joining returning sponsors, Air Canada and Chevrolet as premiere partners for the new season, with Dairy Queen, Mentos and Petro-Canada also returning as sponsors.

Last summer’s second season of The Amazing Race Canada was the second-most watched program overall in Canada last year, coming in behind The Big Bang Theory. The show pulled an average audience of 2.8 million unique viewers per episode, according to final Numeris data released by series producer Insight Productions in October 2014.

Along with a new season for The Amazing Race Canada, CTV has picked up new drama Zoo for its summer schedule. The series premieres June 30 at 9 p.m., and stars Jackson Oz (James Wolk, Mad Men), as a renegade zoologist who spends his days running safaris in the wilds of Africa, where he begins to notice strange behaviour from the animals.

Rounding out the summer launches on CTV is the final season of Hot in Cleveland, which airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m., starting on May 26, and new episodes of Hollywood Game Night on Tuesdays at 10 p.m., starting July 7.