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Corus announces return of Big Brother Canada

The show will return to Global during the 2018 broadcast season.
July 24, 2017

Corus Entertainment is giving fans what they want by bringing Big Brother Canada back in 2018.

The series was not presented as part of Corus’ 2017/2018 schedule at this year’s upfront. At the time, the broadcaster, and host Arisa Cox, announced the series was on hiatus.

Last night, however, Cox announced a sixth season of the Canadian version of the reality show during last night’s Big Brother¬†episode on Global, and on her personal Twitter.

According to a release that followed the announcement, Barbara Williams, EVP and COO, Corus Entertainment, said it was the fan response that led to the show coming back early.

Season six will air exclusively on Global Television during the 2018 broadcast year. Prior seasons of the show have had some aspects of it airing on Slice.

Brand partners for season six included The Brick, Toyota, Kraft, Oreo Cookies, Paramount Pictures and ParticipAction. Promotions for the season included bringing fan-favourite house game human curling to Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto.

Ratings for season five of Big Brother Canada, which aired between Jan. 2 and April 16, 2017, were in the top 10 for millennials (adults 18 to 34) as well as for adults 18 to 49, according to Numeris figures from Corus Entertainment.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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