In a press release revealed a couple days ago, we have learned that Shaw Media has sealed a deal with Endemol to produce the first ever Canadian instalment of the the guilty pleasure that is Big Brother! That’s right, one of the most popular reality shows ever is finally coming to Canada! Big Brother has teamed up with Canadian production company, Insight Productions on the production of the series. The inaugural season of Big Brother Canada will air during the 2012/13 broadcast season exclusively on Slice™. YOU CAN BET that I will be auditioning. This news comes at the Shaw Media Upfronts where we also learned that The Real Housewives Of Vancouver have been renewed for a second season!

“Big Brother has become a worldwide phenomenon and we’re proud to team up with Endemol and Insight Productions to launch the fan favourite format in Canada,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media. “The production of this format is hugely exciting as it takes us into unchartered territory, filming live around-the-clock and enabling fans to interact with the series in ways we’ve never explored before.”

Details on casting and production have not yet been revealed, but the show will take place somewhere in Toronto. Perhaps Spring 2013? It’s very exciting for Canada to finally get some of TV’s guilty pleasures in our own backyard. I can’t tell you how frustrating it is watching shows like Big Brother and Survivor every season and for Canadians to be excluded from playing. Now, for Big Brother at least, things have changed. Do you think Julie Chen will be hosting this one?

Since I love Big Brother so much, I’ve made it an annual tradition for us to play it at Adam’s cabin – a drinking/card game version. The video of our shenanigans is below.