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Casting for Season 6 of Big Brother Canada is open

From a media release:

Calling all #BBCAN fans! Big Brother Canada returns in 2018 and Global is gearing up for another outrageous season as casting for Season 6 is now underway. Potential future houseguests are invited to apply online at BigBrotherCanada.ca for their chance to compete in television’s best social experiment. The online submission deadline is Saturday, October 28.

Whether it’s a strong social game or fierce competition skills, Canadians who think they have what it takes to battle it out in the Big Brother Canada house can apply online with a photo and a short video stating why they are the ideal houseguest. Applicants must be 19 years of age by February 1, 2018. Additional information, including a complete list of rules and eligibility can be found at BigBrotherCanada.ca.

Airing exclusively on Global in the 2018 broadcast season, Big Brother Canada plucks a group of hand-picked strangers from their homes, sequesters them from the outside world, and places them inside a house outfitted wall-to-wall with cameras and microphones that capture their every move. Competing for a grand cash prize, each week the houseguests battle in a series of challenges that give them power or punishment, voting each other out until the fate of the final two is decided by a jury of fellow houseguests.

 

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Season 6 of Big Brother Canada coming to Global in 2018

From a media release:

That’s right, Canada! Following the overwhelmingly powerful fan response to its hiatus, Global is adding smash-hit original series Big Brother Canada to its 2018 schedule. Produced by Insight Productions in association with Endemol Shine North America, the Top 10 series amongst millennials (A18-34) and A18-49 will return for an exciting sixth season. #BBCAN host Arisa Cox broke the exciting news to viewers tonight in an exclusive on-air and online video.

Airing exclusively on Global in the 2018 broadcast season, Big Brother Canada plucks a group of hand-picked strangers from their homes, sequesters them from the outside world, and places them inside a house outfitted wall-to-wall with cameras and microphones that capture their every move. Competing for a grand cash prize, each week the houseguests battle in a series of challenges that give them power or punishment, voting each other out until the fate of the final two is decided by a jury of fellow houseguests.

Additional details about Big Brother Canada Season 6, including casting news, will be announced at a later date. In the meantime, fans can catch up on all the best moments from Season 5 on BigBrotherCanada.ca.

Commissioned by Corus Entertainment, Season 6 of Big Brother Canada is produced by Insight Productions in association with Corus Entertainment and Endemol Shine North America. Executive producers are John Brunton, Erin Brock, and Sue Brophey.

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Big Brother Canada goes on hiatus after five seasons

It’s the end of the road for Big Brother Canada. For now, at least. Host Arisa Cox made the surprising announcement on Monday afternoon with a post on Twitter.

“It’s been FIVE BRILLIANT SEASONS and now it’s official, @BigBrotherCA is on hiatus,” she wrote. “MASSIVE LOVE to our BB fam from the bottom of my heart.”

The announcement came the same day Corus made its upfront announcement, outlining American primetime acquisitions and Canadian original orders and renewals. Big Brother Canada wasn’t listed on any of the press materials, but it being a spring program isn’t always on fall materials.

“We CAN and we WILL get through this together!” Cox tweeted a few moments later. “The second we know more I’ll share it, so stay tuned. LOVE! #BBCAN @BigBrotherCA @Global_TV”


Listen to our interview with Big Brother Canada supervising producer Trevor Boris


The hiatus comes following the series’ May 18 season finale when professional poker Kevin Martin of Calgary emerged victorious, scoring the $100,000 grand prize, $30,000 gift card from The Brick and 2017 Toyota ’86. Season 5 of brought back some of Canada’s favourite houseguests from the past to battle new houseguests from the present, pitting them against each other in a fight for future supremacy inside the Big Brother Canada “Odyssey” house. Second chance houseguests included Gary Levy from Toronto; Neda Kalantar from Vancouver; and Bruno Ielo from Ottawa. First-time houseguests joining the returning players included Andre “Dre” Gwenaelle, a masters student from Montreal; Mark Chrysler, a bartender from Edmonton; William Laprise Desbiens, a marketing student from Trois-Rivieres, QB; and Emily Hawkin, a bartender from Lindsay, ON.

Though fans should still hold out hope Big Brother Canada could return, Insight Productions—the folks behind the program—placed Canadian Idol on hiatus with CTV after six seasons. It never came back. Insight produces Top Chef Canada for Food Network Canada and The Amazing Race Canada for CTV.

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TV Eh B Cs podcast 63 — Trevor Boris from behind the mic to behind the camera

Trevor Boris is probably most known from his days on MuchMusic’s Video on Trial and his standup years where he appeared on Conan, and Just For Laughs among countless other television appearances.

Now, Trevor is known more for his work behind the camera as a supervising producer on Big Brother Canada, a challenge producer on Big Brother U.S., and a director on Hockey Wives. Follow Trevor on Twiiter: @TrevorBoris

Big Brother Canada airs Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT and Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Global.

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