Monday, 25 January 2016

Big Brother Canada 4 - New Weekly Feature

Coming Soon

Check back here after the new season begins for a new weekly feature I will be posting! I think you will like it.

Big Brother Canada 4 House Reno Teasers

These pics from Peter Faragher (Production Designer)

A photo posted by Pete Faragher (@faracaster) on

A photo posted by Pete Faragher (@faracaster) on

Notice the #straightjacket.... yes, the theme could be modeled after a mental facility, but more than likely it is meant to convey the fact they are under pressure to finish the new set - to meet a deadline. And they are almost done, hence the #finishline!

So, what could the theme be?

The main paint colours are red, blue, a poopy-green and black. Personally, I think these colours have the potential for some very depressing sets if they are not used correctly. If you can say anything about previous BBCan house sets, it is they have always been bright and airy. I just hope they maintain it.

There was one self-proclaimed "spoiler" on Twitter who claimed this year's theme was SPACE. (FYI: for various reasons, some of this poster's other spoilers were either erroneous or easily deduced) These colours would fit.  And what of that black vinyl upholstery? Padded walls in the Have-Not Room? A new Diary Room chair? A black hole? A club or casino? Hmmn. Now, that's interesting.

Is there another theme? It may be just me, but that upholstery combined with those colours look awfully 70's to me. Like Classic Rock.

Stay tuned, I'm sure there is more to come!

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

MasterChef Canada Season 3: Top 40 Audition Results

Episode 1 is available to view NOW at

Episode 1 will air Sunday, February 14, and Episode 2 on the 21.

The status below reflects the results to date, including those from the preview.


The above reflects the results after the preliminary audition process only, and not the results from the two "second chance" challenges.

There is a new format this year. During the "Top 40" Auditions, the Home Chefs MUST earn an unanimous approval from the 3 judges to get their white apron and automatically advance to the Top 14 and a spot in the MasterChef Canada Kitchen.

YES = unanimous decision
NO = none of the judges approved
MUST COMPETE = the Home Chef received 1/3 or 2/3 approvals and will compete in Episode 2 in the MasterChef Canada Kitchen.

Monday, 18 January 2016

MasterChef Canada 3: Top 40 Announced

MasterChef Canada 3 premieres Sunday, February 14 at 7 P.M. ET/PT. In addition, the premiere episode will be available to viewers early through an exclusive preview beginning Monday, Feb. 8 at, the CTV GO app, and on set top box.(For more details, go to:

The Top 40 Home Chefs auditioning for a white apron are:

Alawn Lai,  Real Estate Developer, Markham, Ont.
Alex Gabriele, Sales Administrator, Montréal, Qué.
Allie Romao, Staffing Consultant, Edmonton, Alta.
Amanda Caruso, Costumer, Montréal, Qué.
Amanda Gill, Athletics and Student Life Coordinator,  Montréal, Qué.
April Lee Baker, Homemaker, Calgary, Alta.
Carlo Lato, Server, Montréal, Qué.
Carrla Cowley, High School Teacher, Sturgeon County, Alta.
Coco Perron, in Customer Service, Montréal, Qué.
Danae Daniels, Model, Vancouver, B.C.
Dave Kantor, VP Operations/Telecommunications, Edmonton, Alta.
David Young, Carpenter, Moncton, N.B.
Domingo Lumanog, Brand Manager, Calgary, Alta.
Dru Davids, Graphic Designer, Edmonton, Alta.
Elizabeth Bowers, Administrator, Toronto, Ont.
Ernie Chow, Management Consultant, Toronto, Ont.
Fanassa Kettle, Pharmacist, Montréal, Qué.
Jacqueline Clark, Accountant, Abbotsford, B.C.
Jasdeep Sra, Carpenter, Surrey, B.C.
Jennifer Baglione, Salon Manager, Maple, Ont.
Jeremy Senaris, Building Plan Examiner, Winnipeg, Man.
Jose Torres, Flight Attendant, Calgary, Alta.
Julia Mark, Makeup Artist, Burnaby, B.C.
Kendra Olesen, Server, Saskatoon, Sask.
Les Barr, Farmer, Digby, N.S.
Mags Kandis, Writer and Designer, Wellington, Ont.
Mary Berg, Insurance Broker, Toronto, Ont.
Matthew Astorga, Digital Design Consultant, Pitt Meadows, B.C.
Michelle Nault, Teacher, Bolton, Ont.
Mike Johnson, Student and Cheerleader, London, Ont.
Nicole Olthius, Stay-At-Home Mom, Cardston, Alta.
Reno Vaccaro, Phys Ed Teacher, Montréal, Qué.
Robyn Held, Investment Banker, Toronto, Ont.
Sean Hickey, Auto Worker, London, Ont.
Shawn Karls, Doctor, Montréal, Qué.
Terry Adido, PhD Law Student, Edmonton, Alta.
Travis Petersen, Manager/Oil and Gas Industry, Calgary, Alta.
Veronica Cham, Lawyer, Toronto, Ont.
Vince Spitale, Contractor, Pickering, Ont.
Zhara Mian, Unemployed. Toronto, Ont.

So what does "Top 40" mean? 

These 40 people will prepare their signature dish for judges Alvin Leung, Claudio Aprile, and Michael Bonacini. According to the official site, new this year is the proviso that these home cooks will need approval from all 3 judges to earn their white apron and a spot in the MasterChef kitchen. Previously, the auditioning home cooks only needed 2 out of 3 approvals. Only 14 of them will get that unanimous vote and move on to compete, which we will see in episode 2 on February 21, 2016.

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Big Brother Canada 4...Lots 'n Lots of Rumours

****With Updates Below***

People are getting restless for the next season of Big Brother Canada. Maybe a tad frustrated too. TPTB are doing a wonderful job keeping it all under wraps.

Whenever the new season premieres, I will be ready with complete coverage: cast review; episode recaps; HG weekly standings; and Live Feeds recaps.

What the hell are they going to do with that War Room/Vault space this Year?

No, there has NOT....I repeat...HAS NOT been any formal announcement concerning the Season 4 premiere....YET.

BUT, there is a tentative date that was pitched to prospective sponsors. That date is Monday, February 29, 2016.

I must warn you about the "tentative" part. That pitch was put out last year, and Global's current prime-time schedule seems very firm.

However ...

Let's pretend the premiere is February 29th and speculate on some other important dates, based on Season 3 happenings. Now remember, this is all just rumour combined with a bit of conjecture on my part.

  • S3 Sponsor Announcement and official show site relaunch were March 13, 2015. Expect S4's on February 19.
  • S3 Cast Reveal was March 16 to 18 (a three-day reveal). Expect S4 during week of February 22
  • S3 Cast Move in: On or about March 19. Expect S4 on or about February 25 (this should correspond to the official house reveal, which is what happened last year)
  • S3 First Eviction and Live Feeds: Wednesday, March 25. Expect the first S4 Eviction Wednesday, March 2.
  • S3 After Dark Premiere was Thursday, March 26 (on Slice). Expect S4 to begin Thursday, March 3 (3 to 6 A.M.)
  • S3 Side Show Premiere was Thursday, March 26 (on Slice). Expect S4 to premiere Thursday, March 3

In the meantime...remember last year's first "official" teases of a premiere date? It came from Gary Levy on Twitter....on January 19th, 2015!!! We are overdue.

On your mark...

Update (January 15, 2016): There have been a series of rumours circulating around Twitter.  (Big surprise). One of these is that the season will "feature" past cast members. This can mean anything. BUT this rumour has now grown into a monster with people believing Season 4 is an All-Star cast. Or Second Chances. Or Fans vs. Faves. Or...whatever. The rumour picked up steam with 24 Hours BUT that wasn't the original source who specified it was not an all-star season.

My thoughts? Well, I think with 3 seasons under its belt, Big Brother Canada can dispense with the BBUS stars who make guest appearances. Our Canadian version now has a deep enough pool of alumni/talent/fandom from which to pick, and that is what is meant by the word, "feature". There are a multitude of ways this could play out, here are a couple:
  • Strategy sessions similar to Neda meeting with Jillian and Emmett in the S2 War Room
  • Jury consultations
  • Extended stay similar to Dan Gheesling's visit in Season 1. He had strategy sessions with all the HGs.
  • New host(s) on Side Show
Update (January 18,2016):


Did we just see our first confirmation from Robyn Kass? Stay tuned! (this tweet was later deleted!)

Now, there is a call for BBCan fans to film a commercial Wednesday, Feb. 3rd. I suspect we won't hear any news of a premiere date until this is filmed and/or aired. I am not concerned. TPTB know they have the fanbase and don't need to give advance notice. Besides, a lack of info only creates more buzz!

NOTE: Season 4's OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT was made today (Feb 3) 

Update February 12, 2016:  Posted on the official Facebook page, along with the tag, "Reality is an illusion". Now that's interesting. But the bottom line is, it still doesn't give us any clear indication of this year's theme. Could be Magic. Maybe it's just the nerd in me, but I am getting Twilight Zone/Matrix vibes. What do you think?