Big Brother Canada Goes ‘On Hiatus’ Ahead of BBCAN6

Sad news for the BB international family this week as Big Brother Canada was placed in limbo after Global, the series’s broadcast home, announced there were no immediate plans for bringing the show back for BBCAN6 next year.

Big Brother Canada 3 airs on Global

While this sounds bad, it’s not the worst possible news because the show wasn’t outright cancelled, it’s just not happening again, yet. So not good, but not necessarily the end of times for BBCAN fans.

Word spread quickly on Monday and soon host Arisa Cox stepped in to confirm the disappointing news. She relayed the word that Global is taking some time off from BBCAN and thanked everyone involved:

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It's been FIVE BRILLIANT SEASONS and now it's official, @BigBrotherCA is on hiatus. MASSIVE LOVE to our BB fam from the bottom of my heart.

— Arisa Cox (@arisacox) June 5, 2017

If you didn’t get a chance to follow along or watch any of Big Brother Canada then you might not realize how well done the series was. Sure, it had issues with heavy handed twists like Canada voting too much, but there was so much more good to outweigh the negatives. It really was a great installment of the Big Brother franchise and will be dearly missed.

But as Arisa noted, things are technically just on hiatus for now and there’s a chance things get rolling again, but maybe not for this next year. Heck, even American Idol is coming back after just one short year off television. Maybe we’ll see BBCAN return to Slice and ditch its relocation to Global like they did after the few first seasons.

Hopefully fans continue to support the show and its potential to return. You can jump on Rob Cesternino’s petition to Global as a nice gesture and then keep an eye out and fingers crossed for some good news somewhere down the road with the chance that Big Brother Canada 6 will arrive after all.

Of course in the meantime you should be sure to watch Big Brother 19 and keep CBS’s ratings up so we don’t end up in a similar fate, okay? Promise? Okay, good.

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If you want to help #SaveBBCAN all you have to do is INSERT NAME HERE: #BBCAN

— Rob Cesternino (@robcesternino) June 6, 2017


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    • 1+ million viewers and people who had jobs with the series probably care. It was a great show. If you’re here as a BB fan and think “who cares” over the end of a really good BB franchise in North America then I’m not sure what to make of that.

      • I don’t even recognize this person from your site. I don’t post often but I do read most of the posts.

  1. Make me actually wonder if the contract with Global is still valid if they don’t pick up the show for 2018. Then what would prevent the other network (CTV) from picking it up. The question is who actually own the actual right of Big Brother Canada ? Shaw (owner of Global) or Insight Production. How much also is Endemol has to say about that ? Can Endemol just say, hey, if you don’t use the right to BBCan, you lose them.

    Just so you know Insight Production produce also The Amazing Race Canada, which is broadcast on CTV.

    Wait and see.

  2. Sad to see it go…i know how popular it was was American BB fans….shame there wasn’t a way with the licensing there was a way they could profit from it airing in the US as well. Was an excellent show with a great host and good cast each search. Marsha was pretty good too.

    Surprised I never even saw mention of this announcement when it occurred…but was travelling that week

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