From a media release:
YTV launches exciting original competition adventure series Cache Craze
- Family teams compete in heart-pounding outdoor challenges to win prizes and take home the trophy
- Former NHL star Brad May and daughter Samantha among the teams battling for top prize
Corus Entertainmentâ€™s YTV is launching a brand-new original competition show, Cache Craze, to debut on Saturday, March 9 at 6 p.m. The 10 x 60-minute series is a high-octane family treasure hunt inspired by the global phenomenon of Geocachingâ€”an emerging GPS-aided game where teams search for hidden caches. In each episode of Cache Craze, family teams of two search for virtual caches that can only be unlocked after they climb, crawl and jump through over-the-top outdoor obstacles. Among the teams competing in the crazy challenges are NHL star and on-air sports analyst Brad May and his 13-year-old daughter, Samantha.
Climbing the towering masts of a tall ship to release pigeons, diving into barrels of tar, leaning out of helicopters to aim watermelon bombs and rowing across treacherous waters near Niagara Fallsâ€”those are just some of the Explorer Challenges that the showâ€™s two-person, teen-led teams must complete in order to reveal the hidden locations of the caches to score points and avoid elimination. Only one team will emerge victorious, take home a cash prize and score the Cache Craze trophy.
Host and comedy star Ryan Horwood (Monster Warriors, Howie Do It), keeps the energy and laugh factor high by orchestrating the action and cheering the players on. The series takes place across a variety of unique locations such as a forest, an amusement park, an old heritage fort and a downtown city block.
Produced by 9 Story in association with YTV, Cache Craze Executive Producers are Vince Commisso, Steven Jarosz and series Co-Creator Kate Rigg (Dance Your Ass Off, Gonzo Girls). Series Producer is Barry Davis (Survive This).