YTV’s In Real Life returns on Oct. 4

From a media release:


Group shot wildernessCooler experiences, more drama, crazier twists and a unique online game make for an exciting second season of the popular YTV reality series “In Real Life” (10 x 60′). In season two, 18 new kids, aged 12-14 and from 15 different Canadian cities, race across North America to compete in heart-pounding, real world challenges – from high-tech espionage and video gaming to lobster fishing – for a chance to win the amazing ultimate prize – college tuition money and an all-expense paid family vacation. This season also includes the never-before-seen online companion game “Race to the Finish.” While playing the game, kids at home accumulate points that they can then put toward their favourite TV challenger. The two challengers with the most points in the online game are actually brought back to compete again in a bonus webisode after the show’s finale. Comedian and Gemini-nominated host Sabrina Jalees returns to guide the challengers. Season two of the 10 episode series “In Real Life” season two (10 x 60′) premieres Mon., Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on YTV. The series is produced by Montreal-based Apartment 11 Productions.

In each episode, the challengers race to complete a series of tasks related to an occupation – from dolphin training in Key Largo, FL to rescue missions in Ontario’s bush country. Each challenger’s objective? Avoid elimination by crossing the finish line as quickly – and as correctly – as possible. At the end of each race, the first team to arrive chooses between one of two prizes: an actual physical prize (The Big Reward), or a strategic prize that lets the team thwart another team’s efforts in the next race (The Wrench). There is also a ‘Shield’ hidden on each racecourse that, if presented by a last place team, can save them from elimination. The first person to cross the last finish line wins the ultimate prize.

New this year, the series introduces “Race to the Finish,” an online gaming extension of the show, which debuts on the same day as the season premiere on October 4. In the game, kids at home can create an avatar and then play and accumulate virtual points for their favourite TV challenger. The two TV challengers who have the most online points at the end of the run – no matter when they were eliminated from the TV series – have the chance to compete in an exclusive “In Real Life” bonus webisode finale for a new prize. Players can access the game through and at The webisode finale airs after the TV finale. A sneak peak of the game launches on Monday, September 20 at where viewers can get acquainted with the new challengers.

The contestants come from fifteen different cities including Vancouver, BC; St. John’s, NF; Mississauga, ON; Guelph, ON; Thornhill, ON; Regina, SK; Niagara Falls, ON; Sainte-Thérèse, QC; Toronto, ON; Newmarket, ON; London, ON; Edmonton, AB; Inuvik, NWT; Weston, ON and Alberton, PEI.

Episode 1: Wilderness Rescuers
Mon., October 4 at 7 p.m. ET/PT
Challengers become wilderness rescue specialists with the help of the experts at Equinox Adventures. Working at dizzyingly high altitudes and in swift water rapids, teams race against the clock to rescue accident victims in Elora, Ontario. Every second counts as our teams battle extreme conditions and dangerous situations.

Episode 2: Spies
Mon., October 11 at 7 p.m. ET/PT
Challengers train like real spies in high stakes scenarios in Sainte-Catherine, Quebec. They compete against each other to set up a surveillance operation, locate a dropped package, bypass a super high-tech security system and decipher secret codes – which team will be the fastest and sneakiest?

Sabrina Jalees returns as the host of “In Real Life,” for which she was a Gemini Award nominee. At only 16, Sabrina began honing her comedic skills to become one of the most recognizable faces on the Canadian comedy scene. Early on, she broke Mike Meyer’s record for being the youngest artist hired by Second City. She was also the youngest stand-up comic to perform at Yuk Yuk’s. Sabrina is popular for her blunt and unique sensibility on Much Music’s “Video On Trial” and also appears in the network’s “Stars Gone Wild.” Most recently, Sabrina can be seen in CBS’ “Flashpoint” in the role of Cassaundra. Other television credits include leading roles in YTV’s “System Crash,” Slice Network’s “Plastic Makes Perfect,” Animal Planet’s “The A List” and an appearance on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”

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42 thoughts on “YTV’s In Real Life returns on Oct. 4”

  1. Hi! My name is Brooke. I was wondering when the sign up for ” In Real Life” season three is? Me and my best friend want to go on the show together . If we both go on the show, can we pick eachother to be partners with? And my final question, do you have to pay anything to be on the show if you get picked?
    Thank you sooo much for answering my questions!

    1. u have to go on and scroll down to useful links and click on “be on ytv” and then u can go on in real life. and i dont think u can choose ur partner unless u come to a point wen u can, but its sabrina’s choice. ur gonna have to wait until season 4 auditions begin, season 3 is already over, hope this helped!

  2. Absolutely love your show. Refreshing and those kids are darned good.

    My granddaughter would love to be on the show. She is just 13 now and very capable. How does it work?

    She also watches it and gets engrossed in the action. Please answer to let us know — thanks a million for a susperb show

    1. it doesnt cost money, and to get in, u have to go on and scroll down to useful links and click on “be on ytv” and then u can go on in real life.

  3. how old can you join?? how can you join the real life? Because I’m athletic, i work hard and listen and i think i can do better then all the rest.
    You can find me at face book my name is. mell manipon. my nick name. thnxs sabrina i love you.

    1. i really want to be on this show i luv it but im elevn i wz just wondrin how to sign up cuz i tried all the websites listed and they arent lodin and do un have to pay and if yes how much

      plz reply

      1. go on and scroll down to useful links and click on “be on ytv” and then u can go on in real life. btw ur too young u have to be 12

  4. Hi , I am Brianna I was wondering how you get on the show me and my bestfriend want to go on the show but we don’t know how to .. We are up to all the challenges in the next season and we are very Athletic we are both 12 and we are huge fans of your show ! And we both live in the same city and the city we live in is listed above ! We are capable of doing any challenges and think we have what it takes to be the winner of the next season or at least one of us haha (: Please please email us back and give us the info we need as to when the next season is and how do we get on the show and how long do we stay on the show for the on season we will be on and if we can go on (: PLEASE ! Thank you so so much ! – Brianna and Abby <3


    1. Yeah,I was wondering the same thing and I would love to be on the show.Also,does it cost anymoney.My e-mail address is and i would love for you to e-mail me telling me when and where to sign up.

      P.S I love love love love your show and this comment is directed to Sabrina

      1. go on and scroll down to useful links and click on “be on ytv” and then u can go on in real life. and it doesnt cost any money at all

  5. hi my name is Larissa. I have cystic fibrosis and that affects the lungs, and the digestive system…I love my brother, we are like the best of friends, and i was wondering how do we sign up!? I would really like for me and my brother to go on this show…i want my brother to have a funn experience with me before i get really sick. I am 12 years old my birthday is March 16, 1998. if you need to get in contact with me email me at I REALLY HOPE I CAN GET ON THIS SHOW! this is mine and my brothers favorite show, we watch it whenever we can!!! I LOVE “IN REAL LIFE”

  6. hey Sabrina my name is kylai would absolutely LOVE to be in “in real life ”
    i watch every time it comes on you are awesome and i really need the money and that trip because my family is kinda stressed out because my grandpa just died 3 weeks ago and they really meed a trip and i thought well i LLLOOOVVVEEE IN REAL LIFE SO MUCH AND IT WOULD HELP MY FAMILY Isould enter so i was wondering how do you enter!!!!!!!

    1. sabrina cant read this, u have to apply and tell about urself….go on and scroll down to useful links and click on “be on ytv” and then u can go on in real life…..and im sorry about ur grandpa

    1. go on and scroll down to useful links and click on “be on ytv” and then u can go on in real life.

  7. Hi Sabrina,
    I love the show in real life. I am twelve years old and I would really like to participate in season three of this show. I am very athletic and competitive. I am the person who. Likes to compete against others, so I was wondering if I can participate in season three of this show. Also how much it costs to participate. Hope to hear from you soon!
    P.S. I live in Vancouver, British Columbia

    1. u have to apply she prob wont ever read this…go on and scroll down to useful links and click on “be on ytv” and then u can go on in real life. and applying might be open for season 4

    1. go on and scroll down to useful links and click on “be on ytv” and then u can go on in real life.ur gonna have to go for season 4 now

  8. Im going to be 12 in march hopefullyits not to late but if it isnt i would love to be on the show.

  9. heeey my name is alannah i want to be on season 3 soo bad i just turned 12 i love to play soccer ,swimming and alot of other sports i live in st.johns nl i hope i can be on the show

  10. Hey Sabrina its taylor just wondering how do you get on the show? You are sooooooo cool. I love in real life!!!!!! I live in Birch Hills Sask. I really want to be in season3!!

  11. Hi Sabrina, my name is Alex Wall. I watch in real life all the time and I love the show. The things these kids get to do in it are sooooo coool!!! I think it would be really fun and intrusting to enter the In Real Life competition. I’m 11 years old right now and my birthday is August 13th. If it starts after or right before my birthday, I was wondering if thats an option to the rules of sighning up for the competition for season 3. It would be a dream come true for me if I was won of the athletes. I live in Cochrane Alberta. If needed, my phone number is: 932-7867. In Real Life is the BEST!!! Thanks Sabrina. Alex

  12. Hey Sabrina, my name is Kirsten. I love your show “In real life,” I was just wondering how do you sign up to be on the show and also does it cost any money? Thanks so much and hopefully next time I talk to you it will be during the game! – Kirsten

  13. Hi Sabrina!I love to watch In Real Life!It’s my favorite show and I always watch it!If I join,will there be swimming??If there is,then I maybe won’t join cause I certainly don’t know how to swim!Anyway,I lovee In Real Life and your my favorite!-Aman >3

  14. hey sabrina! im watchin your show right now i love it i was wondering how do i get on your show in real life im really nice and i love the out doors but on my spare time i watch in real life my mom stays i can never get on t.v but i’ve bine in the news papers befor soo im try to prove her rouge ohh and when i do enter i will be the winner :)

  15. Hi my name is Coralee . I was wondering if I can be a part of the team .I am a champion runner. I love to do challenges all the time I am 12 years of age ad please can i be a part of the next real life team i am good at solving problem’s . I am someone who like’s to do active stuff and please can I be a part of the show

    thank you

  16. Hey im a huge fan im 12 and would be over joyed to be on this show but i would like to know how i sign up and does it cost??? pls reply

  17. hi im a big fan, im 12, & it would be amazing to be on the show. if it helps sebrina your the best.

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