The wait is over, northern neighbors! Big Brother Canada has been greenlit and will air on Slice during the 2012-2013 broadcast season!
Endemol and Shaw Media have teamed up with Insight Productions to produce the first-ever Canadian installment of the popular reality sensation.
“Big Brother has become a worldwide phenomenon and we’re proud to team up with Endemol and Insight Productions to launch the fan favourite format in Canada,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media. “The production of this format is hugely exciting as it takes us into unchartered territory, filming live around-the-clock and enabling fans to interact with the series in ways we’ve never explored before.”
Just like the U.S. format, Big Brother Canada will pick a diverse group of contestants, film their every move and send them home one by one until one is crowned winner. There will also be live streaming and fans will be allowed to impact decisions made in the Big Brother house.
“All of us at Insight are so excited about Big Brother Canada,” said John Brunton, Chairman & CEO of Insight Productions and Executive Producer of Big Brother Canada. “Like Captain Kirk said – Boldly go where no man has gone before – we’ve never produced a show that shoots 24/7. Casting this program is going to be a blast.”
Brunton said the response since the initial announcement has been major.
“What’s amazing we’ve just had the most bizarrely aggressive response since that press release went out yesterday,” Brunton said. “I think I’ve had 10 emails already from people that want to host the show, some known and others who have been in the news lately, and we’ve got hundreds of emails from people that want to be in the show.
“People have been sending photos in. Weird photos. I know Canadians are considered to be shy, but we definitely aren’t seeing that.”
Are you excited about Big Brother Canada?