Big Brother Canada to return for sixth season in 2018
TORONTO - The fans have spoken and Global TV says Big Brother Canada will be returning in 2018.
The fate of the series was in doubt after host Arisa Cox said in June that the Canadian edition of the reality franchise was going on hiatus and would not return next year.
A television series going on hiatus is often the first step toward cancellation.
But after Cox made her announcement, fans launched an online petition to try to save the series and flooded Facebook and Twitter with posts urging Global reconsider its decision. Global said in a news release Thursday that Big Brother Canada will return “following the overwhelmingly powerful fan response to its hiatus.’’ Barbara Williams, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Corus Entertainment, said they “heard the fans loud and clear.’’ “We recognized their passion for this high quality, dynamic, and engaging series, and are thrilled to have Big Brother Canada on the Global schedule next year,’’ she said. Additional details about the sixth season, including casting news, will be announced at a later date.