Calling All #BBCANSuperfans: Big Brother Canada - Season Three National Casting Call Now Open

Online Applications Open August 21st at BigBrotherCanada.ca 

#BBCAN3 Travels Coast to Coast This Fall Looking for New Houseguests in
 Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Toronto, Montréal, Halifax, and St. John's

TORONTO, Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Following a record-breaking sophomore season, Big Brother Canada is gearing up for its national casting call for season three, airing on Global in 2015. Canadians 19 years of age and older can apply online at BigBrotherCanada.ca beginning today, and in person this fall at open casting calls across Canada. The online submission deadline is November 24, 2014.

"Our Canadian edition of the beloved Big Brother franchise has quickly become one of the most acclaimed productions in the world and with its move to Global this year, Big Brother Canada's third installment is looking for the biggest, boldest personalities in Canada to entertain our audiences three nights a week on-air and 24/7 online," said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media.

Big Brother Canada is looking for Canucks from all corners of the country; from superfans and strategists to drama kings and queens. As part of Endemol's worldwide hit franchise, Big Brother Canada's secret recipe for raucous reality is in its eclectic crew of houseguests. They boldly compete for a grand cash prize through a gruelling series of weekly challenges that test both brain and brawn. 

"Big Brother Canada season two was a blockbuster for the franchise with a perfect storm of personalities pitted against each other inside the Big Brother house and cut off from the outside world," said John Brunton, Chairman & CEO, Insight Production Company Ltd. "The bar has once again been raised and we know our BBCAN Superfans will bring their A-Game to the casting calls this year."

Those interested in applying can either apply online at BigBrotherCanada.ca with a short video about why they would make the perfect houseguest, or in person at open casting calls throughout October and November. Applicants must be 19 years of age by March 1, 2015. 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 ColumbiaSunday, October 19

Calgary, AlbertaSunday, October 19

Regina, SaskatchewanFriday, October 24

Halifax, Nova ScotiaFriday, October 24

St. John's, NewfoundlandWednesday, October 29

Montréal, QuébecThursday, October 30

Toronto, OntarioSunday, November 23

Coming exclusively to Global in spring 2015, Big Brother Canada season three plucks a group of hand-picked strangers from their homes, sequesters them from the outside world, and places them inside a house outfitted wall-to-wall with cameras and microphones that capture their every move. Each week the houseguests compete in a series of challenges that give the houseguests power or punishment, voting each other out until the fate of the final two is decided by a jury of fellow houseguests.

Fans can catch Big Brother 16 Sundays and Wednesdays at 8pm ET/PT, and Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT on Global. Plus, tune-in to Global's post-eviction #HouseguestHangout, hosted by BBCAN2 finalist Neda Kalantar, every Thursday at 10pm ET/PT at GlobalTV.com/BigBrother.  

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Twitter: @BigBrotherCA | @Global_TV | @ShawMediaTV_PR | #BBCAN3

Instagram: @BigBrotherCA | #BBCAN3

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/BigBrotherCA | www.Facebook.com/GlobalTV

Global 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 3.2 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. Insight was honoured to be named 2013 TV Producer of the Year by Playback Magazine.  Along with BIG BROTHER CANADA, recent hits include THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, THE JUNO AWARDS, TOP CHEF CANADA, NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME and INTERVENTION CANADA; Insight's original formats include CANADA SINGS, BATTLE OF THE BLADES and JOKE OR CHOKE.  For more information visit www.insighttv.com.

Image with caption: "Big Brother Canada logo (CNW Group/Global Television)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140821_C2860_PHOTO_EN_5046.jpg

SOURCE: Global Television

For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Michelle McTeague, Publicist, 416-966-7724, michelle.mcteague@shawmedia.ca; Jessica Gold, Publicity Manager, Global Television and Dramatic Channels, 416-966-7543, jessica.gold@shawmedia.ca

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