From a media release:
CBCâ€™s ultimate competition series,Â CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSONÂ returns for its second season onÂ Sunday, October 4Â atÂ 8 p.m.Â (8:30Â NT), hosted byÂ Jessi CruickshankÂ and featuring an all-new roster of competitors and exciting celebrity guest judges. Thousands of Canadians applied and underwent a series of rigorous tests for the chance to compete in this epic intelligence showdown. Each week, a diverse group of Canadians including a CFL player, cheerleader, Youtube star, matchmaker, police officer and more battle it out for the chance to be crownedÂ “Canada’s Smartest Person.”
In the season premiere, 16-year-old wunderkidÂ Maya BurhanpurkarÂ of Orillia,Â ON,Â rapperÂ Anthony Craparotta(aka iLLvibe) of Toronto, ON,Â diversity executiveÂ Richard PinnockÂ from Montreal, QC and new momÂ Jessica JoyÂ of Golden, BCÂ go head-to-head, competing Â for a spot in the finale and their chance to take home the coveted title.Â Amber MarshallÂ star of CBCâ€™s hit family-dramaÂ HEARTLANDÂ is the seasonâ€™s first celebrity guest star.
CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSONÂ is an innovative, original competition series based on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Each week, four participants compete in a series of challengesÂ in six areas of intelligence (linguistic, logical, visual, physical, musical and social) that redefines smart.Â This season features even more action-packed competition marked by bigger, bolder, mind-bending challenges that push participants to their limits. It also includes an all-star line-up of celebrity judges including CBC sports hostÂ Scott Russell, comedianÂ Mary WalshÂ (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), celebrity bloggerÂ Perez Hilton, actorÂ Alan ThickeÂ (Unusually Thicke), choreographerÂ Sean Cheeseman, comedianÂ Steve PattersonÂ (The Debaters), actorÂ Dan LevyÂ (Schittâ€™s Creek), sports anchorÂ Dan Oâ€™Toole (Fox Sports),Â singerÂ Jully Black,Â Toronto International Film Festival artistic directorÂ Cameron Bailey,Â chefÂ Mark McEwanÂ and the Art Gallery of Ontarioâ€™sÂ Sean O’NeillÂ (Crash Gallery).
Each week, viewers can play along in real-time with the ground-breakingÂ CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSONÂ app, available for iOS and Android devices. The app syncs to every broadcast allowing viewers to participate with each challenge in the show in real time. During the week, viewers can try their hand at a series of bonus challenges and new this season, isÂ Head2Head, which allows players to dual against their family and friends.
CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSON airs Sundays atÂ 8 p.m.Â (8:30Â NT) on CBC-TV beginningÂ October 4.