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Tychon Carter-Newman crowned Season 9 winner of Big Brother Canada

From a media release:

It was a Big Brother Canada season like no other, where Canadians from all walks of life shared their stories, communities, and cultures with the nation. In this season’s epic two-hour season finale, it was Montreal’s Tychon Carter-Newman who conquered all, becoming the first Black winner in Big Brother Canada history to take home the $100,000 grand prize. Over the course of the show’s ten weeks, Tychon aligned with big players and even bigger threats, using his charm and wits to make it to the top…without ever touching the block. He put these skills to use one last time and convinced the jury that he deserved to win, defeating Calgary’s Breydon White by a vote of 6-1.

As the winner of Big Brother Canada Season 9, Tychon walks away with $100,000 cash, $10,000 worth of grills and grilling accessories courtesy of Weber, $10,000 powered by Sunlight and an unforgettable vacation for two from Expedia. As runner-up, Breydon claimed his own cash prize, walking away with $20,000 cash.

“I can’t put into words how I feel right now, it’s the best feeling in the world,” said Tychon. “My family had my back, everybody had my back, I don’t know what to say. I didn’t expect to be here. Coming into this house, I was with a lot of big personalities and I’m one of the quieter ones and it was overwhelming for me. So to think that I can be standing here today was not something I ever imagined.”

In the final episode of the season, social butterfly Breydon “Brey Bae” White, Tychon “The Bishop” Carter-Newman and Tera “Mama T” Gillen-Petrozzi competed in the most important challenge of the season: the do-or-die three-part HOH competition. In the first challenge, the final three houseguests battled it out in a grueling competition of stealth and endurance where they had to stack and balance 60 disks on two pegs. After an exhausting four hours that tested mind, body and soul, no winner was declared, forcing a sudden death round. Dominated by Breydon, he used his steady hands and a little bit of science to propel him to the third round of the competition.

In the second part of the competition, Tera and Tychon went head-to-head in a mental and physical challenge that tested both their aim and overall game knowledge. After a speedy start for both houseguests, Tera’s frustrations got the best of her, giving Tychon the victory and chance to face off against Breydon in the third and final round.

In round three, Breydon and Tychon competed for the final HOH of the season and a guaranteed spot in the final two. It was a nail-biting challenge that had everyone on the edge of their seats as the two were grilled on their knowledge of the jury members. Tychon and Breydon were neck and neck until the very last question, which Breydon answered incorrectly, making Tychon the season’s very last Head of Household. Forced to make the biggest decision of his game yet, Tychon remained loyal to the soil and committed to a final two position with Breydon, making Tera the final jury member of the season.

After Tychon was named winner of Season 9, Arisa surprised the houseguests by announcing that for the first time ever, Canada voted for their favourite houseguest of the season: Haida Gwaii’s Kiefer Collison. As Canada’s Favourite Houseguest of Big Brother Canada Season 9, Kiefer walks away with a $10,000 cash prize.

Watch the final three houseguests tomorrow on Global’s The Morning Show beginning at 9 a.m. ET/PT. The houseguests will join hosts Jeff McArthur and Carolyn MacKenzie to talk about the season’s backdoors, trap doors, bromances and more. Plus, visit etcanada.com to check out a series of exclusive BBCAN9 interviews and first-looks, including a special chat with this season’s jury and an end-of-season check in with the series Host and Executive Producer Arisa Cox.

Commissioned by Corus Entertainment, Season 9 of Big Brother Canada is produced by Insight Productions Ltd. in association with Corus Entertainment and Banijay. Executive Producers are John Brunton, Erin Brock, Eric Abboud, Trevor Boris, and Arisa Cox.

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Link: Arisa Cox is used to being one of the few people of colour in the room. She’s determined to change that for ‘Big Brother Canada’ and other reality TV contestants

From Libaan Osman of the Toronto Star:

Link: Arisa Cox is used to being one of the few people of colour in the room. She’s determined to change that for ‘Big Brother Canada’ and other reality TV contestants
“Now is the time to take a giant step forward and see if we can make these shows that we love and we watch more equitable and a better experience for everyone.” Continue reading. Facebooktwitterredditlinkedinmail

Global Original Big Brother Canada greenlit for Season 9; host Arisa Cox named executive producer

From a media release:

Global, a Corus Entertainment network, and Insight Productions announced today the greenlight for Season 9 of Big Brother Canada, and the promotion of series Host Arisa Cox to Executive Producer. Commissioned by Corus Entertainment for Global, Big Brother Canada is produced by Insight Productions and helmed by Showrunner and EP Erin Brock.

“We have reached a turning point in history and as the fight against racism and issues facing Black, Indigenous and people of colour around the world have been pulled into the spotlight, Big Brother Canada is seizing this moment to become a leader in the reality TV world,” said Arisa Cox, Host and Executive Producer, Big Brother Canada. “Our top priority is bold, lasting change by embracing the rich diversity of Canada in front of and behind the camera. Both are vital. And as one of the biggest and best reality TV shows in the country, we have both the ability and the responsibility to do just that. I’m thrilled to join Erin and the producing team, and work together to ensure Big Brother Canada meets this moment.”

As an Executive Producer, Arisa now plays a critical role in all storytelling aspects of Big Brother Canada.  In partnership with Erin and the EPs, Arisa’s responsibilities now include key creative input on the show’s real-time storylines, casting and outreach, and increasing BIPOC representation across the board, among others. Global and Insight Productions are working together to implement anti-racism policies and procedures that foster a creative environment where equity, inclusion, and diversity can flourish on and off camera.

“Arisa Cox has been an integral part of Big Brother Canada, always armed with an arsenal of bold and bright ideas, thoughtful insights, and a deep passion for the show,” said Erin Brock Showrunner and Executive Producer, Big Brother Canada/Insight Productions. “We’re passionately committed to leading thought-provoking conversations, telling uniquely Canadian stories, and reflecting the diverse culture of Canada. Arisa has always demonstrated a fierce commitment to these ideals and I’m excited to elevate our partnership and to continue to make trailblazing content.”

Set to debut on Global in spring 2021, Big Brother Canada is one of the most internationally revered iterations of the Endemol Shine format. Pre-production for Season 9 includes a thorough review of current production practices and the development of new ones, anti-racism personnel policies, racial-equity training, and more. Additional announcements regarding Season 9, including casting opportunities, will be made at a later date.

Commissioned by Corus Entertainment, Season 9 of Big Brother Canada is produced by Insight Productions Ltd. in association with Corus Entertainment and Endemol Shine. Executive Producers are John Brunton, Erin Brock, Eric Abboud, Trevor Boris, and Arisa Cox.

Corus Entertainment’s Original Content team driving its slate of unscripted series is helmed by industry executive Lisa Godfrey as VP Original Content and supported by long-time TV veterans Krista Look (Director of Lifestyle) and Lynne Carter (Production Executive).Facebooktwitterredditlinkedinmail

Link: Big Brother Canada: Arisa Cox talks strategy and the season’s first twist

From Kelly Townsend of The TV Junkies:

Big Brother Canada: Arisa Cox talks strategy and the season’s first twist
“I’m thrilled because they’re big personalities, they have a lot of energy, and I’m looking forward to them livening the place up. It feels fresh every year. We’re always trying something new and I never want us to change that.” Continue reading. Facebooktwitterredditlinkedinmail