Big Brother Canada (season 8)

Big Brother Canada
Season 8
Big Brother Canada 8 Logo.png
The official logo for Big Brother Canada 8
Presented byArisa Cox
No. of days25
No. of houseguests16
WinnerNone
Companion shows
Country of originCanada
No. of episodes11
Release
Original networkGlobal
Original releaseMarch 4 (2020-03-04) –
April 1, 2020 (2020-04-01)
Additional information
Filming datesFebruary 29 (2020-02-29) –
March 24, 2020 (2020-03-24)
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Big Brother Canada 8 is the eighth season of the Canadian reality television series Big Brother Canada. It is based on the Dutch series of the same name, which gained notoriety in 1999 and 2000. Arisa Cox returned as the host for the series.[1] The season premiered with a two-night premiere[2] on March 4–5, 2020, on Global and was expected to end on May 21 with the live finale.[3][4][5] Preceding the two-night premiere, on March 1, there was a one hour long event, titled Big Brother Canada's Supersized Season 8 Preview with ET Canada, which featured interviews with the entire cast, an exclusive tour of the house with Arisa Cox, a retrospective on the past seven seasons, and the official reveal of the season's supersized theme.[1]

The season was planned to run for a total of 83 days. However, on March 24, 2020, Big Brother Canada announced an early end to production on the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, with the season finale airing on April 1, 2020. All filming ceased on March 24.[6] The CA$100,000 prize that would have gone to the winner went to a COVID-19 relief charity.[7]

  1. ^ a b Global Television Network (January 20, 2020). "ALL-NEW SUPERSIZED SEASON OF BIG BROTHER CANADA PREMIERES MARCH 4 ON GLOBAL". corusent.com. Global Television Network. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  2. ^ Scott, Katie (January 20, 2020). "'Big Brother Canada' Season 8 premiere date revealed". globalnews.ca. Global News. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  3. ^ Cite error: The named reference supersized was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  4. ^ @BigBrotherCA (January 20, 2020). "...March 4 👏 #BBCAN8" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. ^ "Big Brother Canada Premiere Date 2020". Big Brother Canada. 2020-02-19. Retrieved 2020-02-20.
  6. ^ "Big Brother Canada Special Statement Regarding End of Production". Big Brother Canada. 2020-03-24. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  7. ^ Furdyk, Brent (April 1, 2020). "'Big Brother Canada' Donates Season 8 Prize Money To Charities Responding To Coronavirus". etcanada.com. ET Canada. Retrieved April 2, 2020.

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