Big Brother Canada hits the big one-oh

Tychon Carter-Newman
Global renewed the reality series for a 10th season, with host Arisa Cox continuing her expanded role as an executive producer.

Big Brother Canada is hitting a major milestone in Canadian TV, with Global renewing the reality series for a 10th season.

Announced during Corus Entertainment’s upfront presentation yesterday (June 9), the series will return to Global in spring 2022, with information on casting and other details to be announced at a later date.

Produced by Boat Rocker Media-owned Insight Productions in association with Corus and format owner Banijay, the reality series brings a group of strangers to live together under constant surveillance as they compete for a cash prize.

Executive producers on the season are Insight’s John Brunton, Erin Brock and Eric Abboud, as well as host Arisa Cox, who was named an executive producer ahead of Big Brother Canada‘s ninth season, expanding her role to give creative input on the show’s real-time storylines, as well as its casting. Abboud, the showrunner of Top Chef Canada, was promoted to VP at Insight Productions earlier this year.

Season nine made headlines for not only being Big Brother Canada‘s most diverse cast to date, but for crowning Tychon Carter-Newman (pictured) as the series’ first-ever Black winner. Notably, the only other Black winner of the Big Brother format in North America is Tamar Braxton, who won the spin-off format Celebrity Big Brother in the U.S. in 2019.

“We are delighted to have struck this historic deal for a 10th season of Big Brother Canada and are thrilled to continue our long standing partnership with Corus on this brand,” said Jane Rimer, SVP Canada, Banijay Rights, in a statement. “This is a landmark moment for an incredibly successful format, which continues to have an enduring appeal for audiences worldwide.”