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Calling All Fans: Big Brother Canada Season Two National Casting Call Now Open

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Calling All Fans: Big Brother Canada Season Two National Casting Call Now Open

11:31 EDT Thursday, August 01, 2013

Online Applications Available as of August 1st at www.bigbrothercanada.ca

Casting Tour to Visit Vancouver, Edmonton, Halifax, St. John's, Montreal and Toronto

Canada's Number One Specialty Reality Series of the Year Returns Winter 2014 on SliceTM

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TORONTO, Aug. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Hot on the heels of the epic first season of Big Brother Canada , the country's biggest specialty reality series of the year, Shaw Media and Insight Productions announced today that the national casting call for season two is now open. Canadians 19 years and older are invited to apply online at www.bigbrothercanada.ca and this fall in person at open casting calls in select cities across Canada. The submission deadline is October 25, 2013.

"With an astounding 10,000 Canadians having auditioned for season one of Big Brother Canada, we know there is a huge desire from fans across the country to participate in this legendary series," said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media. "This season, we are once again offering hopefuls the chance to apply in person as well as online, ensuring that fans Canada wide have the opportunity to audition."

Big Brother Canada is looking for all interested Canadians - strategists, wall flowers, drama-queens, nerds and dreamers and schemers alike are all encouraged to apply. For all those keen to live in a house stacked with big personalities, big competition and hundreds of cameras and microphones catching your every move, Big Brother Canada wants to hear from you.

"Season one of Big Brother Canada was a blockbuster with an engaging, dynamic and entertaining cast. We look forward to discovering a new crop of Canadian houseguests that will blow people away with more scheming, more drama, more romance and more surprises than ever before," said John Brunton, Chairman & CEO, Insight Production Company Ltd.

Applicants can either apply online at www.bigbrothercanada.ca with the option to include a short video expressing why they should be chosen to live in the Big Brother Canada house, in person at open casting calls throughout September and October, or can opt to do both. Additional information about the casting calls in select cities will be released in the coming months.

Open casting calls will be held in the following cities:

Vancouver, British Columbia - September 8 at Metropolis at Metrotown
Edmonton, Alberta - September 14 at West Edmonton Mall
Halifax, Nova Scotia - September 20 at Halifax Shopping Centre
St. John's, Newfoundland - September 21 at Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland
Montreal, Quebec - September 27 at Le Centre Montreal Sheraton
Toronto, Ontario - October 19 at John Bassett Theatre

Coming exclusively to SliceTM in winter 2014, Big Brother Canada Season Two will hand pick a diverse group of houseguests to live in the Big Brother Canada house outfitted wall to wall with cameras and microphones to capture all the action. Each week the houseguests will compete in a series of challenges and vote each other out until one claims victory and takes home the grand prize.

Fans can catch Big Brother 15 Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays on Global and Big Brother After Dark seven days a week from 4-6am ET on Slice™.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Twitter:
@BigBrotherCA
@Slice_TV

Facebook:
Big Brother Canada https://www.facebook.com/BigBrotherCA
Slice https://www.facebook.com/Slice

Slice is a Shaw Media network.

About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.3 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY® and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, NYSE - SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.

About Insight Productions
Insight Production Company Ltd, headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby has become an industry leader in the creative development, financing and production of highly rated television programs and cutting edge multiplatform content for the global market in every genre. Since 1979, it has been recognized for its reputation for quality as the recipient of numerous international awards, including multiple Gemini's. The company has created thousands of hours of groundbreaking television that continues to be broadcast over major networks worldwide. Broadcast Magazine International claims that "when it comes to adapting formats for Canadian audiences there is one producer who appears to have the Midas touch." Recent hits include Canada's Got Talent , the JUNO Awards , which plays a key role in the Canadian music industry; Insight's original formats Canada Sings & Battle of the Blades , and Intervention Canada which is currently in production on its second season.  For more information visit www.insighttv.com.

SOURCE: Shaw Media

For further information:

Julia Wilkinson
Publicist, Slice and Twist TV
julia.wilkinson@shawmedia.ca
416.966.7700
@ShawMediaTV_PR 

Jaclyn Atwood-Powell
Senior Publicity Manager, Lifestyle Channels
jaclyn.atwood@shawmedia.ca
416-966-7293
@ShawMediaTV_PR

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