Big Brother Is Coming To Canada

New reality series will air on the Slice network.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Who will win Head of Household or the Power of Veto, and who will eat slop? A Canadian will be in the next instalment of the popular show "Big Brother" – Slice has just announced plans to bring the series north of the border.

Currently aired in 25 formats in more than 85 countries, Shaw Media, Insight Productions and Endemol came to an agreement to produce a Canadian-made version of the show, which will air on the Slice network during the 2012/13 broadcast season. Slice will have exclusive rights to the show.

"Big Brother" is a program that profiles 12-14 contestants who have to live together, in isolation, in front of cameras and be the last man standing to win the $500,000 cash prize. Every week a "Head of Household" is nominated, and he/she chooses which two people will be on the chopping block – every week members of the household vote live on the air and send someone home. The first "Big Brother" series debuted in The Netherlands back in 1999, and it came to American televisions the following year. Since then there has been "Big Brother" versions shown in the UK, Thailand, South Africa, Russia, Nigeria, and more. There have also been special editions across the globe that reunited past contestants in "all stars" series. Season 14 of the American "Big Brother" kicks off on July 12th on Global.

“Like Captain Kirk said, ‘Boldly go where no man has gone before,’” said Insight CEO John Brunton to the Toronto Star. “We’ve never produced a show that shoots 24/7. Casting this program is going to be a blast.”