The moment has finally come: Big Brother is coming to Canada!
Much to the delight and hopes of reality TV fans across the country, the 24/7 live competition program was announced at the 2012 Shaw Upfronts this Wednesday. Set to air for a 2012-2013 broadcast season, Big Brother Canada will premiere exclusively on Slice TV and will be the fifth U.S. reality TV competition to be adapted to a Canadian format. The programs being Canadian Idol and So You Think You Can Dance Canada (currently on indefinite hiatus), Canada's Got Talent (which has finished its first season) and Bachelor Canada (set to air its first season later this year).
While no further news has been released, reports have surfaced that Big Brother Canada will follow that same popular format that is currently run in the U.S. The format will focus on challenges, alliances and backstabbing allies to win the grand prize, which the total prize value has also not been confirmed. Other questions currently circulating on the internet is who will be the lucky host, the unexpected season twist and will the Big Brother season premiere for a Summer/Fall 2012, Winter 2013 or a Spring/Summer 2013 start date?
Applications have yet to be released to the general public, but suffice it to say that many loyal Canadian fans (such as myself) will send in their applications to be one of the lucky 13-16 houseguests. Only time will tell until we find out more details about the show but until then, Big Brother 14 airs this summer on CBS starting July 12, 2012.
Are you ready for Big Brother Canada?