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Big Brother Canada premieres tonight

From Tim Alamenciak of the Toronto Star:

Big Brother Canada brings out the reality star in everybody
It’s not easy being the Head of Household. Everyone wants to talk with you: to scheme and plan who will get kicked out of the Big Brother house. Read more.

From Cassandra Szklarski of the Canadian Press:

Canuck houseguests move into camera-rigged home for ‘Big Brother Canada’
The houseguests have yet to move into the camera-rigged house of “Big Brother Canada” but executive producer John Brunton is already predicting a breakout star: 21-year-old funky fashion stylist Gary Levy. Read more.

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Wednesday: Mr. D, Ron James, Arctic Air, Big Brother Canada

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Mr. D, CBC – “The Date”
Gerry’s date with Jean McGrory is going well… until it’s interrupted by an elite escort asking for money owed. Leung walks into a wall and the students post it on-line. Trudy regrets asking Gerry to hand in attendance.

The Ron James Show, CBC – “Parenthood”
Ron gets procreative when he takes a strict but fair look at PARENTHOOD. Special Guests: Deb McGrath, Sheila McCarthy, Max Topplin, Geri Hall, Anna Ferguson.

Arctic Air, CBC – “There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills”
A dying trapper gives Dev and Cece the location of a valuable gold claim, setting off a mini gold rush that pits Arctic Air against Bruce Ward and the Comstock Brothers.

Big Brother Canada, Slice and Global
Similar to the US format, Big Brother Canada will hand pick a diverse group of contestants to live in the Big Brother house outfitted wall to wall with cameras and microphones to capture all the action. Week to week the house guests compete in a series of challenges and vote each other out until one claims victory and takes home the grand prize.

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Big Brother Canada premiere episode to air on Global and Slice

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From a media release:

SLICE’S BIG BROTHER CANADA IS ALMOST HERE

  • Global Set to Air Special Presentation of Premiere Episode
  • Series Debuts February 27th at 9pm ET/PT on Slice  and Global

Big Brother Canada – the most talked about series of the season is opening its doors to Canadians this Wednesday, February 27th at 9pm ET/PT. As a celebration of the series debut, Shaw Media has slated the premiere to air as a special presentation on Global in addition to its regular home on Slice. With Slice also available on free preview in nearly 10 million homes across the country, Canadians won’t miss a moment of the action.

You’ve met the houseguests, now follow them as they leave their lives behind and move into the Big Brother Canada house for a shot at the grand prize of $100,000, a $25,000 gift card to The Brick and a brand new Chevrolet Trax. Week to week the house guests will compete in a series of challenges and vote each otherout until one claims victory. As a uniquely social series, fans of Big Brother Canada can connect with the show online by playing the Big Brother Canada Power Play game for points, prizes and potential power over the house.

Following the special premiere schedule, Big Brother Canada, will air only on Slice three nights a week on Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT, Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT and Sundays at 9pm ET/PT, with eviction episodes on Thursdays. Big Brother Canada After Dark will air on Slice  seven days a week from 2am-5am ET/ 11pm-2am PT. Beginning on launch day www.bigbrothercanada.ca will house the 24-hour live feed, allowing fans to eavesdrop on the houseguests all day.

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Big Brother Canada contestants revealed

From a media release:

MEET YOUR HOUSEGUESTS CANADA!

  • Big Brother Canada’s Houseguests Revealed
  • Series Premieres February 27th at 9pm ET/PT on Slice TM

After an extensive coast-to-coast search for the most loveable, competitive and highly entertaining Canadians, Big Brother Canada has selected its houseguests for the eagerly awaited Canadian edition premiering February 27th at 9pm ET/PT on SliceTM. Of the 10,000 Canadians who auditioned only 15 have made it through to move into the Big Brother Canada house and compete for the grand prize of $100,000, a $25,000 gift card to The Brick and a brand new Chevrolet Trax.

Meet your houseguests Canada:

Andrew Monaghan – hopeless romantic and charming down home East Coaster

Aneal Joshua Ramkissoon – sweet, smart, super fan from Richmond Hill who plans to do his thesis on Big Brother

Suzette Amaya – loving mama bear from Vancouver with a passion for hip-hop and her community

Jillian MacLaughlin – small town elementary school teacher from Nova Scotia with a big personality

Anuj “A.J.” Burman – quick on his feet this slick salesman from Toronto claims he can sell anything to anyone

Emmett Blois – adorable and innocent East Coast farm boy with a strong work ethic and a heart of gold

Kat Yee – free-spirited and sporty, this tom boy from Toronto loves life and isn’t afraid of a little competition

Emerald “Topaz” Brady – a sweet dental hygienist from Scarborough, this gem is single and ready to mingle

Liza Stinton – thrill seeking tanning salon owner from Toronto who works hard and plays even harder

Danielle Alexander – a self-proclaimed party girl from Fort McMurray who knows how to get what she wants

Alec Beall – cocky but loveable this doctoral student from Vancouver believes his PhD in Social Psychology is his key to the grand prize

Gary Levy – Toronto socialite with a passion for fashion

Peter Brown – this calculating professional YouTuber from New Brunswick approaches everything like a mathematical equation

Talla Rejaei – exotic Persian beauty from Edmonton who’s out to prove there is more to her than what meets the eye

Thomas Plant – handsome and hardworking, this Calgary firefighter loves to party

These 15 houseguests are about to move into the Big Brother Canada house, outfitted wall to wall with cameras and microphones to capture their every move. Hosted by Arisa Cox, Big Brother Canada will pit houseguests against one another in a series of challenges to test their passion, dedication and skills. Week to week they’ll vote each other out until one claims victory and takes home the grand prize.

Big Brother Canada, the first Canadian installment of Endemol’s worldwide hit franchise, premieres on Slice February 27 and will air three nights a week on Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT, Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT and Sundays at 9pm ET/PT, with eviction episodes on Thursdays. Also debuting on Slice on February 27th, Big Brother Canada After Dark will air seven days a week from 2am-5am ET/ 11pm-2am PT. With Slice available on free preview in nearly 10 million homes across the country just in time for launch, Canadians can catch every moment of this season’s most talked about new Canadian series.

Tune in to Entertainment Tonight Canada tonight at 7:30pm ET/PT on Global to meet the houseguests. Images and bios are available at www.bigbrothercanada.ca. Beginning February 27, visit the website to eavesdrop on the houseguests all day with the 24-hour live feed and to play the Big Brother Canada Power Play game for points, prizes and power.

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Arisa Cox named host of Big Brother Canada

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From a media release:

CANADIAN TELEVISION PERSONALITY ARISA COX TO HOST INAUGURAL SEASON OF BIG BROTHER CANADA

  • Series Premieres February 27th at 9pm ET/PT on Slice

Canadian television personality Arisa Cox (CBCNN, E! News Weekend, The Lofters) is taking on the coveted role of Host of Big Brother Canada. On February 27th at 9pm ET/PT Arisa will introduce viewers to the first ever batch of Canadian houseguests and week-to-week will eavesdrop on the house and navigate the houseguests through surprise twists and unexpected turns. Canadians won’t miss a moment of this winter’s hottest series with Slice available on free preview in nearly 10 million homes across the country just in time for launch.

Whether interviewing A-list celebrities as co-host of E! News Weekend, walking the runway at Toronto Fashion Week, or writing fashion commentary for the National Post, Arisa can tackle any situation. Her diverse background as an entertainment host, pop culture commentator, journalist, actor and writer provide her with the ability to ask the tough questions – those that everyone watching at home will be eager to know. Early in her career, she appeared on the first season of the Canadian reality series, The Lofters. Having lived on camera for a full year, Arisa can relate to the houseguest experience – having your every move caught on camera and witnessed by a national audience.

Big Brother Canada, the first Canadian installment of Endemol’s worldwide hit franchise, premieres on February 27th and will air three nights a week on Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT, Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT and Sundays at 9pm ET/PT, with live eviction episodes on Thursdays. Big Brother Canada After Dark will kick off on February 27th and air seven days a week from 2am-5am ET/ 11pm-2am PT.

Information on the Big Brother Canada house and houseguests will be announced at a later date. For more information on Arisa Cox and Big Brother Canada news, videos and photos visit www.bigbrothercanada.ca.

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