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ET Canada welcomes Big Brother Canada alums Brittnee Blair and Jedson Tavernier as new on-air reporters

From a media release:

ET Canada is proud to announce that former Big Brother Canada houseguests Brittnee Blair and Jedson Tavernier are set to join ET Canada as reporters beginning this November. Alongside hosts Cheryl Hickey and Sangita Patel, and reporters Carlos Bustamante, Morgan Hoffman and Keshia Chanté, Blair and Tavernier will help deliver the latest in entertainment news to Canadian audiences on the award-winning nightly broadcast, airing weeknights at 7:30 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on Global.

Brittnee Blair is a well-known Canadian television personality, appearing as host of W Network’s Movie Date, and appeared as a houseguest on the third season of Big Brother Canada. A beacon and advocate for body positivity and self-love, Britnee is an international plus-size model, who prides herself on encouraging women of all shapes, colours, and sizes to embrace their own beauty. In her spare time, she travels the world discovering and connecting with new places and people, through local cuisine and experiences.

Jedson Tavernier is a Toronto-based model, social media creator, fitness enthusiast and TV personality. After five years of playing varsity basketball at the University of Western Ontario and graduating with two degrees in Kinesiology, Jedson transitioned his talents to entertainment, appearing on the ninth season of Big Brother Canada. Jedson also lends his talents to the Toronto Raptors social media team, and has appeared in various broadcast commercials and brand campaigns. When Jedson isn’t working, he loves to read, stay active, and inspire those around him.

ET Canada airs weeknights at 7:30 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT on Global. For up-to-the-moment entertainment news, celebrity interviews and more, visit etcanada.com, and stream ET Canada live and on demand with STACKTV and the Global TV App.


Home to Win: Bryan and Sarah Baeumler and Sangita Patel preview Season 3

Bryan and Sarah Baeumler are no strangers to working together. The pair, in addition to being married and with a passel of kids, the home builder and interior designer are business partners too. Viewers have seen that both in House of Bryan and most recently in Bryan Inc. But the pair is still getting used to working with the massive group of HGTV Canada talent assembled for Season 3 of Home to Win.

Returning Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV Canada, Home to Win once again reunites 26 of this country’s biggest names in builders and designers with host Sangita Patel to renovate one piece of property for one deserving Canadian. But unlike the last two seasons of Home to Win, the home is only up for grabs for a first-time homebuyer (get details on how to audition). And, in the bursting Southern Ontario real estate market, that’s huge.

“It was a great concept, a great idea,” Sarah Baeumler says alongside Bryan and Patel during a press junket at Corus Entertainment headquarters. “When we’re talking to people that want to buy a house and what to look for, the idea and cost right now is a very difficult thing to talk about because it’s out of most people’s realm. To be able to do this and have somebody win their first-time home is spectacular.”

As with last season, Sunday’s return follows Bryan Baeumler and Scott McGillivray as they walk through a trio of homes that are potential projects. The show’s producers hit a home run when they paired the veteran builders together for the task; as contributor Tanya writes in her preview, Baeumler and McGillivray share a similar sense of humour and get on like gangbusters.

“We show up, have fun and have a laugh,” Bryan Baeumler says. “I’ll be honest, nobody laughs at me as hard as I laugh at me. Scott’s the same. We don’t get a lot of time to hang out when we’re not [filming] because we’re both very busy with family, kids and work, so it’s nice to just hang out with the brother I never wanted and have some fun.”

We won’t give away which of the three homes Baeumler and McGillivray choose as the one to be made over (well, that, and we’re not allowed to say), but it’s a great choice. And one with plenty of challenges. Still, folks like Brian McCourt, Sarah Keenleyside, Kortney and Dave Wilson, Drew and Jonathan Scott, Sabrina Smelko, Jo Alcorn, Carson Arthur, Danielle Bryk, Kate Campbell, Sebastian Clovis, Mike Holmes, Mike Holmes Jr., Paul LaFrance, Tiffany Pratt and Samantha Pynn are up to the test. With Sarah Richardson and Tommy Smythe coming up with the overall design style of the home, the over two dozen-strong team gets to work.

“This is one of the most important things about this season and what we learned from [making] the last two seasons,” Sarah says. “We didn’t take the time to come up with a cohesive plan, we went off and were creating all of these things. Being able to stand together and say, ‘OK, what does everyone feel?’ You pick something that is sort of neutral ground. Somebody like me, who is into neutral colours and white, can wrap my head around it. We all came to a consensus on the overall feel and then go off on our own little tangents.”

Are you hoping to be one of the Canadians in the running to win the home? Patel has some advice when it comes to the audition process and making your video.

“Just be real,” she advises. “Be yourself in your audition tape. Don’t do anything crazy. Tell us why you need this house and why you want to get this house.”

Home to Win airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV Canada.

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Video: Due South reunion on ET Canada

“It’s hard to believe it’s been that long … that’s crazy.”

Those are the words from Paul Gross, reacting to Sangita Patel’s news that it has been 16 years since Due South went off the air. Gross, along with co-star Callum Keith Rennie, sat down with ET Canada to reflect on the series about that polite RCMP officer who teams up with a wise-cracking Chicago cop to solve crimes in The Windy City.

Created by Paul Haggis, Fraser starred as Constable Benton Fraser, a member of the RCMP who travels to Chicago to solve his father’s murder. It’s there he is partnered with Ray Vecchio (David Marciano). Running from 1994 to 1999, Due South also starred Gordon Pinsent, Beau Starr, Camilla Scott, Tony Craig, Ramona Milano, Dean McDermott and Daniel Kash.

Airing on CTV, Due South was picked up by CBS, making it the first-ever Canadian series to be broadcast in the U.S.

Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store on tonight’s final instalment for Canadian TV week.


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Video: Danger Bay reunion on ET Canada

Danger Bay is returning to the small screen with a brand new adventure. That’s the news stars Donnelly Rhodes, Ocean Hellman and Christopher Crabb reveal on ET Canada in Wednesday’s special segment on Canadian TV.

According to Crabb, the new DB project reunites Jonah and Nicole and, well, check out the clip below for more information. Danger Bay  ran on CBC from 1984 to 1990, and starred Rhodes as marine veterinarian Grant “Doc” Roberts and his kids Jonah (Crabb) and Nicole (Hellman).

Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store on tonight’s instalment. The final Canadian TV Week segment, featuring Due South, airs Thursday.

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Video: Are You Afraid of the Dark? reunion on ET Canada

It’s been 15 years since Are You Afraid of the Dark? went, well, dark, but a generation of fans have been missing it ever since. Now ET Canada is bringing it back. Sort of.

Global’s primetime newsmagazine series kicks off Canadian TV Week with an Are You Afraid of the Dark? reunion. Sangita Patel sits down with former cast members Elisha Cuthbert, Ross Hull and Daniel Desanto to look back on what the super-spooky series meant to their lives and television careers. Dark‘s cast also included JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Rachel Blanchard, Vanessa Lengies, Jay Baruchel, Ajay Fry, Emily Hampshire, Jewel Staite, Gregory Smith and Aaron Ashmore.

Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store on tonight’s instalment. Upcoming segments include Street Legal (Tue.), Danger Bay (Wed.) and Due South (Thur.).

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