YTV’s top-rated reality series, In Real Life, produced by Apartment 11 Productions, returns for another blockbuster season on YTV (10 X 60 min) starting Monday, October 3 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
This year, the competition gets fiercer than ever and fans can get closer to the action with the online companion game, Race to the Finish which goes mobile October 3.
Reprising her Gemini-nominated hosting duties this season is comedian Sabrina Jalees who returns to help skillfully guide the challengers through each episode’s grueling challenges.
This season, 18 new kids, ages 12 – 14 years old, from 16 different Canadian cities, join the race across North America in some of the toughest yet most memorable experiences of their lives.
They’ll soldier their way to the top as army recruits, try to avoid the sting of elimination as beekeepers, work on Broadway with the cast and crew of the hit musical Stomp, and perform gravity-defying aerobatics as stunt pilots as they strive to cross the finish line as quickly and correctly as possible.
All challengers are focused on the ultimate prize — to win university tuition and an all-expense paid family vacation.
The challengers come from 16 different cities including: Norbay, NL; Mount Pearl, NL Alymer, ON; Chapeau, QC; St. Hippolyte, QC; Montreal, QC; Mississauga, ON; Niagara Falls, ON; Woodbridge, ON; Coronach, SK; Nokomis, SK; Edmonton, AB; Elk Point, AB; Lethbridge, AB; Calgary, AB and Kelowna, BC;
The premiere episode (Army Recruits) finds the challengers put through their paces in their very first experience as army recruits! They navigate a tough obstacle course, test their resourcefulness by setting up camp in the field and ride Jeeps in hostile territory as part of a patrol. With drill instructors pushing them to their limits, challengers battle their way towards victory in the first twist of the season, this year challengers get to choose their own teammates!
The highly popular online game, Race to the Finish, introduced last season in conjunction with the show’s launch, captured over 3.5 million views last year and is back with a brand new look and a mobile application that will extend game play for fans to more places, more often. Players can access the online game through YTV.com and at http:// inreallife.ytv.com starting October 3.
In addition, after the show’s finale, two challengers with the most points in the online and new mobile game will be invited back for an exclusive final webisode along with two lucky fans as they compete for a special prize. In order to compete, fans at home can team up with their favourite on-air challenger and play to help bring them back for the final webisode challenge after the show’s finale. By playing and building levels in the game, fans accumulate virtual points on behalf of their challenger. Toward the end of the season, the two top challengers return to compete in the webisode with two of the top 50 players on the leaderboard. It’s up to the fans to determine which two challengers participate in the final challenge! The webisode finale airs after the TV finale episode December, 12, 2011.