Friday, 24 February 2017

BBCan5 News Countdown Schedule - How to Expect the Unexpected

When BB comes a knockin', you gotta start packin'. Ain't that right, Sabs?

For you eager fans who keep asking for more information for the upcoming season and because TPTB aren't giving us any, here's what we should be expecting:

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

But What Does It All Mean? BBCan5 Premiere Date OFFICIAL!!!

It's become an annual ritual. Have Arisa tease the fans on social media for a week or two. Build up anticipation. And fan frustration. The problem? The silliest of rumours infest Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and every fan forum out there. But we have now reached stage one in the REAL countdown - the official press release announcing the premiere date and schedule. But a strange thing happened this year. Instead of giving the fans their yearly fix, This PR only raised more questions. Here's what we now know, along with some of my notes:

Thursday, 9 February 2017

When Can I Say "I Told You So?" Big Brother Canada 5 Spoiler Alert!!!

Well, hell-ooo 2017!
I see you. Hiding in your safe space. I know it's been scary. I know it's been difficult. After all, you have a lot of hopes riding on the presumption that you are going to be so much better than 2016. And that Trump guy in the States sure isn't helping, is he?

Monday, 6 February 2017

MasterChef Canada 4 Cast Announcement

Season 4 of MasterChef Canada has switched up their format.

As revealed in a new promo that premiered in last night’s SUPER BOWL LI broadcast on CTV, in a series first, 24 finalists from across Canada are surprised with their first challenge at their homes and offices in their hometowns. Presented with a box of uncooked rice, each aspiring chef has only 20 minutes to decide what they will make, as well as gather all their ingredients, before they travel to the MASTERCHEF CANADA kitchen in Toronto.

Turning up the heat for the Top 24 this season are returning judges Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung, and Claudio Aprile. Instead of preparing and presenting their signature dish one-by-one, home cook auditions begin on the finalists’ home turf. With only 12 coveted white aprons up for grabs, the home cooks have to prove they have the culinary skills to cut it in the MASTERCHEF CANADA kitchen, as they compete for $100,000 and a life-changing title.

The 24 aspiring home cooks are:

Aaron Polsky, a director of operations, from Montréal, Qué.
Ali Jadavji, a designer, from Calgary, Alta.
Alice Luo, a PhD student, from Toronto, Ont.
Alisha Sood, a make-up artist, from Mississauga, Ont.
Barrie McConachie, an employee relations consultant, from Vancouver, B.C.
Chris Rivest, a YouTuber and nutrition specialist from Calgary, Alta.
Connor Robinson, a musician, from North York, Ont.
Grace Liang, a mining engineer intern, from Sudbury, Ont.
Jason Mayo, a high school teacher, from Jarvis, Ont.
Jay Choo, a medical technician, from Toronto, Ont.
Jillian Nowak, a food blogger, from Calgary, Alta.
Jordan Levin, a server, from Winnipeg, Man.
Justine Joyal, a business student, from Montréal, Qué.
Kimberly Cairns, a paramedic, from Saskatoon,
Kimberly Duffus, a sales rep, from Malton, Ont.
Mai Nguyen, a health and safety advisor, from Edmonton, Alta.
Matt VanderHelm, a category manager, from Toronto, Ont.
May Nazair, a youth centre manager, from Campbellton, N.B.
Miranda Wasstrom, a corporate safety administrator, from Edmonton, Alta.
Nii Addico, a contractor, from Kitchener, Ont.
Raffaele Spataro, a comedian, from Toronto, Ont.
Sheila Lumsden, a homemaker, from Iqaluit, Nunavut
Thea VanHerwaarden, a broker, from Vancouver, B.C.
Trevor Connie, a plumber/gas fitter, from Edmonton, Alta.

Over 12 episodes of MASTERCHEF CANADA, the home cooks will have their culinary prowess
tested through a series of mystery boxes, pressure tests, and team and elimination challenges, with
judges Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung, and Claudio Aprile providing direction and feedback
throughout the process. At the end of each episode, at least one home cook will be eliminated from
the competition until only two remain to battle it out in the finale for a chance to take home $100,000
and the sought after title of MASTERCHEF CANADA.

Season 4 will air Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning March 2 on CTV and the CTV GO app, with encores Sundays at 7 p.m. ET beginning March 19 on Gusto.

*Per Bell Media press release, Monday, February 6, 2017.