Big Brother Canada is underway this week after Wednesday night’s premiere of the sophomore season. Last night BBCAN host Arisa Cox officially introduced the secret cast that would become the first big twist of the season.
Arisa proudly announced that this was a totally new twist for any Big Brother anywhere. Here’s how the twist works. There were fourteen original HGs sent inside the house last week. Meanwhile a separate secret “war room” was set up on the sound stage where three additional HGs would reside for the next week.
Those secret HGs entered the room last night and have been observing Feeds from inside the house. The regular cast does not know about the secret HGs or that they’re being watched by them. Over the next week viewers will vote on which of the three secret HGs will get to go inside the regular house and join the game.
They’ve got Nate Sandari, a 23 year old sheet metal worker, Allison White, a 25 year old registered nurse working in psychiatry, and Scott “Contessa” Bosse, a 36 year old hospital worker slash drag queen. Viewers will be voting on those three options. So far Allison seems to be a serious BB fan which means I’m rooting for her to make the cut, but considering Canada’s love for Gary last season there may be a wave of support for Scott.
The three secret HGs had no idea what was going on last night when they were brought on stage and informed of their twist status. They probably thought they were preparing to head inside and start playing the game! So while it sounds like fun to be part of the twist it does not sound like fun for what they have to do.
Those HGs are trapped in one small room with three beds and a bunch of screens to watch the current HGs. There’s no escape or privacy for Nate, Allison, or Scott. I’d go nuts! But at least we can watch that happen with the 5th camera trained on them for the Feedsters to enjoy.
If you haven’t started watching Big Brother Canada then be sure to start right now! It’s very easy to watch the show from the US including episodes and the Feeds. Get all our tips & instructions on how to watch Big Brother Canada. The join us on our BBCAN specific BB site right here. Woohoo! More Big Brother is always fun!
The open-call audition events for the new Big Brother 16 cast have begun to roll out! So far Kassting Inc. has only released a few events and they’re almost a month early, but as we see each season there end up being a lot added as things progress. Last season there were twenty six events and the year before that there were twenty seven, so expect a lot more to be announced.
For those unable to attend an audition event then you’ll want to apply online, a method recommended by at least one past HG. As we’ve heard in the past, there is no need to both apply in-person and online. Once either way is enough.
To make sure you’re ready to apply for BB16, check out Robyn Kass’s 9 Must-Know Tips before you submit your application and attend an event. You can also read Matt Hoffman’s in-depth casting guide, or Dan Gheesling’s e-book. All three of them are highly qualified to share advice on becoming the next Big Brother 15 HG.
We’ll keep an eye on the this information and update the list as more details are released. In the meantime, you can start searching for the closest city.
List last updated March 7, 2014.
Big Brother 16 Casting Events:
- Upcoming Events:
- Houston, TX – Saturday, March 22nd 12PM-3PM, Lucky Strike, 1201 San Jacinto St, 3rd Floor, Houston, TX 77002 – [Google Map]
- Miami, FL – Saturday, March 22nd 12PM-3PM, Cameo, 1445 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 – [Google Map]
- Abilene, TX – Saturday, March 22nd 10AM-2PM, The Station, 4201 N. 1st St, Abilene, TX 79603 – [Google Map]
- Washington, DC – Sunday, March 23rd 12PM-2PM, Midtown Partyplex, 1219 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, DC 20036 – [Google Map]
- Vestal, NY – Saturday, March 29th, 10AM-1PM, Matthews Planet Pre-Owned, 2100 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY 13850 – [Google Map]
- New Orleans, LA – Saturday, March 29th, 12PM-3PM, Bourbon Cowboy, 241 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130 – [Google Map]
- Albuquerque, NM – Saturday, March 29th, 12PM-3PM, Kelly’s Brew Pub – 3222 Central Ave, SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 [Google Map]
- Gainesville, FL – Saturday, March 29th, 10AM-1PM, Gainesville Honda – 3801 N. Main St, Gainesville, FL 32609 [Google Map]
- New York, NY – Sunday, March 30th, 12PM-2PM, Lucky Strike – 624-660 W. 42nd St, New York, NY 10036 [Google Map]
- South Burlington, VT – Thursday, April 3rd, 2PM-7PM, University Mall (use Sears’ entrance) – 155 S. Dorset St, South Burlington, VT 05403 [Google Map]
- Chicago, IL – Sunday, April 13th, 12PM-3PM, Lucky Strike, 322 E. Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611 [Google Map]
- Kansas City, MO – Saturday, April 19th, 11AM-3PM, Z Strike – 1370 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106 – [Google Map]
- Phoenix, AZ – Saturday, April 19th, 12PM-3PM, Lucky Strike / Gypsy Bar, 50 West Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85003 [Google Map]
- More events to be added soon…
Robyn Kass says they’ll have more events added as March continues:
Give us a few weeks 2 plan new open calls. Most will be posted mid March-ish. Takes a little time to plan them out, thanks. #noregrets
— Robyn Kass (@Kassting) February 18, 2014
Big Brother 15 was full of drama and surprisingly it still seems to follow some HGs even outside of the house. Earlier this week Big Brother HGs Judd Daugherty and McCrae Olson caught up for a little road trip down to Orlando for some drama-free fun in the sun. Not so fast, you two!
After being spotted by some Big Brother fans at Universal Studios in Orlando Judd confirmed via Twitter that he was there with McCrae. Well if you’re traveling to Orlando you best plan on giving Amanda a call to come along.
— Amanda Zuckerman (@AMANDAZUCKERMAN) February 25, 2014
No worries though, after some Twitter banter and Judd explaining it wasn’t an intended snub the trio smoothed it over and all was right in the Big Brother world again.
— Judd Daugherty (@JUDDNATION) February 25, 2014
Luckily, drama aside, the guys seemed to have had a pretty good time there. Both posed for photos with fans and even joined a new alliance of superheroes. Just as well Amanda wasn’t there though as she might have immediately suspected
Jean Gray Rogue as being out to get her and upset at Storm for talking to McCrae in the lounge.
Check out the pictures Judd shared from their trip and then we can all be upset that we weren’t hanging out somewhere much warmer like that.
Image source: Twitter
Okay, well they’re mostly here. Big Brother Canada is teasing viewers with a mystery 15th guest that’s generating a lot of speculation but little concrete info. What we do know so far is the name, bios, pics, and
favorite ice cream flavors of the first 14 HGs.
The Big Brother Canada cast is young with the average age at 26 and the youngest at 20 with Rachelle Diamond, a student. The oldest jumps up to 43 with Paul Jackson, a motivational speaker, and he’s there by more than a decade of separation. Let’s see if his silver tongue can overcome the age gap to keep him in the game and the kids away from ending up in a van down by the river.
Here’s a quick glimpse of the new Big Brother Canada cast. See the full list of bios & pics here at our BBCAN site. The new season premieres on Slice March 5, 2014 at 9PM and yes, we’re expecting to be able to watch from the US again this year. More details on that as they become available.
See the full list & pics of Big Brother Canada 2 Houseguests here.
We had a blast covering Big Brother Canada on our other site last year and are looking forward to doing it again this season. Yes, it requires some streaming and workarounds since Feeds are geo-restricted, but where there’s a will there’s a way, folks. We’ll share details soon on how you too can watch Big Brother Canada from the US.
Since production up there had to change locations they built an entirely new house for the 2014 season and hopefully beyond barring any other venue changes. With new construction comes new opportunities and the chance to build upon, literally!, what they learned last season.
The new house looks amazing and offers a lot of cool features we’d love to see on Big Brother 16 if they had the chance to do some extensive remodeling, though I’d expect the house’s physical layout to be fixed again.
The new backyard is smaller, but made up for that by moving the pool out of the way. The bathroom looks great but again only has one toilet (what gives with this sadistic designers?). I’m not such a fan of the kitchen with its circular, Star Trek inspired layout, but we’ll see how it works once it’s in action next week.
The one, giant bedroom would drive me nuts. BBUS uses the room divisions for sneaky chatter and plotting which they’d lose here. Plus just imagine getting one snoring HG in the mix. Uggggh!
CBS loves them some Brenchel. The former Big Brother HGs were back on CBS for a new season of The Amazing Race starting with last night’s premiere.
Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas took off in a new race around the world as part of the TAR All-Stars season which will probably have to do for fans hoping to see a Big Brother 16 All-Stars. Luckily for their fans it looks like we’ll be seeing even more from the powerhouse duo this season as they not only survived the first sudden elimination, but actually came in second during last night’s premiere episode.
So how far do Brenchel make it on The Amazing Race All-Stars? We’ll keep an eye out for more spoilers, but we’ve seen them in leaked pics awhile back showing more adventures for the pair. Maybe they’ll win the season and retire from reality TV with all their winnings to live happily ever after? Or would you rather seem even more of them?
Big Brother Network Social Media Updates:
Big Brother 16 Spoilers, Updates, News Network:
- Big Brother Canada 2: Watch Episode Two Online! [VIDEO]Source: Big Brother Access | Published on 2014-03-07
- Who Went Home On Big Brother Canada 2014 Tonight? 3/6/2014Source: Big Big Brother | Published on 2014-03-07
- Big Brother Canada 2 Recap: First Elimination Results Revealed!Source: Big Brother Access | Published on 2014-03-07
- Big Brother Canada 2014 Spoilers: Week 1 Power of Veto Results!Source: Big Brother Access | Published on 2014-03-06
- Big Brother Canada Spoilers: Nomination Results For Week 1!Source: Big Brother Access | Published on 2014-03-06
- Big Brother Canada 2: Watch Episode One Online! [VIDEO]Source: Big Brother Access | Published on 2014-03-06
- Big Brother 2014 Spoilers: GinaMarie and Helen Reunited! (PHOTOS)Source: Big Big Brother | Published on 2014-03-06
- Big Brother Canada 2 Premiere: First HOH and Mystery HG Revealed!Source: Big Brother Access | Published on 2014-03-06
- Big Brother Canada Spoilers: Who Is The Mystery Houseguest?Source: Big Brother Access | Published on 2014-03-05
- Big Brother Canada 2 House Tour With Host Arisa Cox [VIDEO]Source: Big Brother Access | Published on 2014-03-05