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Confirmed: Big Brother Canada WILL now return to Global in 2018

Show gets a sixth season after bosses reverse decision to put it 'on hiatus'
2 comments - Posted on July 21 2017 at 02:51am

Big Brother Canada 5 BBCAN5 - Arisa Cox outside the BBCAN Odyssey

Global TV has officially announced that Big Brother Canada WILL now return for its sixth season in 2018, after bosses U-turned on their decision to shelve the show.

After five successful years, it was revealed in May that BBCAN would go “on hiatus” from next year – prompting devastated fans to start a #SaveBBCAN campaign, which reached the top three Twitter trending topics in Canada.

Now their prayers have been answered, as tonight Global’s parent firm Corus Entertainment confirmed it has reversed the move and greenlit Big Brother Canada to return for its sixth season in 2018.

Insight Productions will continue to make the show, and it will remain on Global, rather than being demoted back to its old home, Slice.

The news came after it was teased in a Facebook live stream, featuring a 25-hour countdown interrupted by distorted clips from past BBCAN seasons.

The countdown concluded with the online and on-air premiere of a new promo, starring BBCAN host Arisa Cox (embedded above). Its first TV outing occurred during this week’s eviction episode of Big Brother USA, which Global also airs.

In a statement, Barbara Williams, Corus’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, acknowledged the strong feeling of upset the hiatus had caused among the show’s dedicated fanbase.

“In a game-changing twist, beloved series Big Brother Canada will return to Global in 2018, earlier than previously anticipated,” she said.

Big Brother Canada 4 title card

“With the utmost respect for the loyal following this series has engendered over five terrific seasons, we heard the fans loud and clear. We recognized their passion for this high quality, dynamic, and engaging series, and are thrilled to have Big Brother Canada on the Global schedule next year.”

John Brunton, Insight CEO and BBCAN Executive Producer, added: “Big Brother Canada has the best fans in the world, and we could not be more thrilled and honoured to be producing a brand new season of Big Brother Canada for them.

“Strap on your seatbelts, it’s going to be another wild ride!”

Further details, including how to audition for BBCAN6, will follow at a later date.



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2 comments on this article

  1. nickp says:
    Fri 21 Jul Reply !

    Big Brother Canada is such a good show with great people behind the scenes and a wonderful host!

  2. Anonymous says:
    Fri 21 Jul Reply !

    I like BBCAN for the most part. Don’t like the heavy involvement of twists they do every series, much like BBUS is doing this year. Hating them allowing annoying Nikki Grahame with her tantrums acting like a little spoiled brat. And, the arrogant Tim Dormer who thinks he’s smarter than everyone else.


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