Big Brother (Finland TV series)
|Created by||John de Mol|
|Starring||Mari Sainio (2005–2006, 2013–)
Elina Viitanen (2010–2012)
Cristal Snow (2012)
Susanna Laine (2010–2011)
Vappu Pimiä (2005–2009)
Jani Toivola (2009)
Janne Kataja (2007–2008)
|Voices of||Jari Karjalainen as "Big Brother"|
|Country of origin||Finland|
|No. of seasons||9|
|Producer(s)||Mikko Räisänen (2006–present)
Jens Helin (2005)
|Running time||20 min (Big Brother Extra)
45 min (Big Brother)
70 min (Big Brother Talk Show)
|Original run||28 August 2005– present|
The series premiered on August 28, 2005 and the season nine concluded in October 13, 2013. Since Season 7, the series has been produced by Endemol Finland Oy; the previous seasons were produced by Metronome Film & Television Oy. The season winner wins €50,000.
On March 5, 2013, Sub announced that the ninth season will air in the fall of 2013 and will be the first season to feature celebrites as contestants. The ninth season was shorter than the previous season and featured only one host.
"Big Brother" is the name of the daily show aired every day at 10 pm. On Sundays it's included in "Big Brother Talk Show". The daily show has been referred as both "reality" and "pääohjelma" ("main show") by the hosts.
Big Brother Extra
"Big Brother Extra" is aired from Monday to Friday. "Big Brother Sunnuntai Extra" was aired on Sundays during the show's sixth season. The viewers can send SMS messages about the show. The host also interviews Big Brother staff, evicted house mates and other guests. The show has been hosted by Vappu Pimiä (seasons 1–2), Janne Kataja (seasons 3–4) and Jani Toivola (season 5), Elina Viitanen (seasons 6–7), Cristal Snow (season 8) and Mari Sainio (season 9–present).
Big Brother Talk Show
"Big Brother Talk Show" airs on Sundays. It includes clips of the Saturday of housemates, clips from the past week, discussion about the show with varying guests (seasons 1–5) and live eviction. The show has been hosted by Mari Sainio (seasons 1–2), Vappu Pimiä (seasons 3–5), Susanna Laine (seasons 6–7), Elina Viitanen (seasons 6–8) and again by Sainio (season 9–present).
|Season||House Guests||Days||Winner||Season Premiere Date||Season Finale Date||Hosts|
|Big Brother 2005||12||96||Perttu Sirviö||August 28, 2005||December 1, 2005||Mari Sainio||Vappu Pimiä|
|Big Brother 2006||18||96||Sari Nygren||August 28, 2006||December 1, 2006|
|Big Brother 2007||20||97||Sauli Koskinen||August 28, 2007||December 2, 2007||Vappu Pimiä||Janne Kataja|
|Big Brother 2008||23||97||Anniina Mustajärvi||August 26, 2008||November 30, 2008|
|Big Brother 2009||22||97||Aso Alanso||August 25, 2009||November 29, 2009||Jani Toivola|
|Big Brother 2010||28||97||Niko Nousiainen||August 24, 2010||November 28, 2010||Susanna Laine
|Big Brother 2011||23||104||Janica Kortman||August 30, 2011||December 11, 2011|
|Big Brother 2012||22||98||Teija Kurvinen||August 27, 2012||December 2, 2012||Elina Viitanen||Cristal Snow|
|Celebrity Big Brother||16||41||Jori Kopponen||September 3, 2013||October 13, 2013||Mari Sainio|