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A year of waiting and the new season starts today!

Sixteen new houseguests have been chosen to enter the game for the longest summer yet: 100 days. With the new Big Brother MVP twist, only time will tell which players will resort to floater status and which will actually play the game.

I tend to not do a first impressions post critiquing the players as my opinions usually change. You never really know the players until they step inside the Big Brother house. Instead, here are the names of the 16 houseguests and let me know what your thought of the players. 


Aaryn Gries, 22, College Student

Amanda Zuckerman, 28, Real estate agent  

Andy Herren, 26, Professor  

Candice Stewart, 29, Pediatric speech therapist  

David Girton, 25, Lifeguard

Elissa Slater, 27, Nutritionist  

GinaMarie Zimmerman, 32, Pageant Coordinator  

Helen Kim, 37, Political consultant  

Howard Overby, 29, Youth counselor  

Jeremy McGuire, 23, Boat shop associate  

Jessie Kowalski, 25, Unemployed  

Judd Daughtery, 26, Property appraiser  

Kaitlin Barnaby, 23, Bartender  

McCrae Olson, 23, Pizza delivery boy  

Nick Uhas, 28, Entrepreneur  

Spencer Clawson, 31, Railroad conductor

Big changes are on the horizon for CTV and its sister network CTV Two.

Announced Thursday via two press releases (CTV and CTV Two), the Bell Media channels revealed their new revamped line-ups. The two brand new schedules saw several popular programs switch between the channels, with CTV acquiring more scripted shows while CTV Two retained more established favourites.

On the drama front, new shows heading to CTV will include INTELLIGENCE, Played, Hostages, Believe, The Tomorrow People and the highly anticipated comic book adaptation Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. CTV Two will be adding one brand new drama to its schedule with the historical piece Reign.

CTV's focus is on dramas this year but several new comedies will also be joining the network as well. Mixology, Spun Out, Trophy Wife, The Goldbergs and the return of Kirstie Alley in Kirstie will be the new dramas premiering this fall and midseason. Also revealed is the Canadian adaptation of the popular cooking reality show Masterchef Canada.


Schedule line-ups aren't always about the new shows acquired for the following year, it's also about the network changes. Among the new shows is Person Of Interest which had previously aired on City for the 2012-2013 season. American Idol, which has held its staple on CTV will air primarily on CTV Two midseason while The X Factor holds the spot in the fall.

For a full list of programming, the schedule and a list of Canadian renewals, you can check out the press releases for CTV and CTV Two.

Will your show be back for another year? Sound off in the comments and share your thoughts below.

Day two of the Canadian upfronts and Shaw Media is the next to unveil their new schedule.

Announced on Wednesday via press release, Shaw Media has picked up 7 new comedies and 11 new dramas for their flagship network Global. The order also revealed new details for programs returning to Global and similar Shaw Media specialty channels.

Cop dramas and supernatural entries are making its way to Global. Heading to the network this fall will include new programs like Sleepy Hollow, Ironside, The Blacklist, Almost Human and the romantic thriller Dracula. While only five new dramas will fill the schedule in the fall, Remedy, Chicago PD, Rake, Crossbones, Reckless and the highly anticipated return of Jack Bauer in 24: Live Another Day will launch midseason in 2014.

The return of certain big name comedy actors are returning as well. New shows such as We Are Men, Welcome To The Family, Sean Saves The World, The Millers and The Michael J. Fox Show will premiere in the fall, while About A Boy and Working The Engels are slated for midseason.

Scripted dramas weren't the only reveal made by Shaw Media. Big Brother Canada has been confirmed to return for season two with casting details to be released in the coming days or weeks. This is possibly the best news ever as I loved the first season and would have been upset for it not to return for another year.


For a full list of programming, the schedule and a list of Canadian renewals, you can check out the press release here.

Will your show be back for another year? Sound off in the comments and share your thoughts below.


The Canadian upfronts are now underway with the first schedule reveal.

Announced on Tuesday via press release, City has revealed their primetime schedule for the upcoming 2013-2014 season, as well as other Rogers pick-ups and orders for their specialty channels.

Comedy reigns supreme with the network acquiring a large line-up of new sitcoms for five nights of comedies. New orders for fall include Super Fun Night, Enlisted, Mom, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Crazy Ones,  Back in the Game,  and Dads,  with Us & Them popping in for midseason. City has also chosen to order two original Canadian programming with Package Deal for fall and new animated adult comedy Mother Up! for midseason.

On the drama front, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Lucky 7, and Betrayal has been picked up to appear in the fall schedule. new dramas such as Resurrection, Crisis, and Killer Women will appear later in 2014 as a midseason show. A new surprise to the schedule is City acquiring the rights to sophomore drama Nashville which had originally been on CTV for the 2012-2013 season. This is the second time in a row where City has added a former CTV show to their schedule - last year was Mike & Molly.

Returning programs include Revenge, Community, 2 Broke Girls, Parks and Recreation, The Carrie DiariesModern FamilyHow I Met Your Mother, Seed, Suburgatory, The Middle, The Mindy Project, Scandal, Raising Hope, The Bachelor Canada, New Girl, Mike & Molly and Revolution.


For a full list of programming, descriptions and a look at the confirmed line-up, you can check it out here.

Will your show be back for another year? Sound off in the comments and share your thoughts below.