Big Brother 2 (Canada)
|Anick||Day 1||Day 8|
|Head of Household|
|Power of Veto Holder|
Big Brother 2 is the current second season of the Canadian reality television series Big Brother. It is based upon the Dutch series of the same name, which gained notoriety in 1999 and 2000. The series is produced by Endemol USA and Insight Productions. The season premiered on March 5, 2014. The series revolves around fifteen strangers living in a house together with no communication with the outside world. They are constantly filmed during their time in the house, and are not permitted to communicate with those filming them. One HouseGuest, known as the Head of Household, has the task of nominating two of their fellow HouseGuests for eviction. The winner of the Power of Veto can then save one of the nominees, forcing the Head of Household to name a replacement nominee. The HouseGuests then vote to evict one of the nominees, with the HouseGuest who received the most votes being evicted from the house. When only two HouseGuests remain, the previously evicted HouseGuests will decide which of them will win the grand prize.
Following numerous seasons of Loft Story (2003-09) and a season of the French adaption of Big Brother (2010) it was confirmed that Shaw Media and Slice had picked up the format and would air the first English season in the country in 2013. The first season premiered in February of 2013 to a positive critical and commercial reception. The show continued to have success, at one point becoming the most watched series on the channel. The second season was officially confirmed on June 5, 2013. On the success of the series, Barbara Williams with Shaw Media stated "Last season, our Canadian edition of Big Brother exceeded all expectations, bringing in record audiences and engaging fans in ways we’d never done before [...] With season two chock-full of opportunities for viewers at home to influence the house and never before seen show-altering twists, our new batch of HouseGuests and fans are in for a wildly exciting ride." Casting for the season began on August 1, 2013. Much like the previous season, Robyn Kass of Kassting Inc. was over the casting process. Potential HouseGuests could apply online until October 25, while six open casting calls were held throughout Canada from September to October. Like the previous season, applicants were required to be from Canada.
Arisa Cox returned to host the season. In February of 2014, it was confirmed that there would be a total of fifteen HouseGuests participating in this season; this is the same amount as the previous year. Series executive John Brunton said of the season's twist "It’s a major, major thing that we’re pulling off. We’re going to do something at the beginning that again, nobody’s seen on any Big Brother anywhere [...] It’s going to be a freakin’ barnburner, people are going to be on the edge of their seats." The cast was officially revealed on February 26, 2014. Despite the announcement of fifteen HouseGuests, only fourteen were revealed; it was later revealed that the fifteenth HouseGuest would not be discovered until the premiere night. Motivational speaker Paul Jackson was the oldest HouseGuest this season at age 43, while Rachelle Diamond was the youngest at age 20. Both Paul and Sarah Miller were the only HouseGuests this season over the age of 30, with Jackson being the first HouseGuest on the Canadian edition to be over the age of 40. HouseGuests Rachelle and Jon Pardy were students, while Heather Decksheimer and Kenny Brain were models. It was later revealed that three potential HouseGuests had moved into a secret room, and that the Canadian public would vote for one of them to enter the house following the second eviction. Scott Bosse, a "drag queen" from Nova Scotia, was rumored to be a HouseGuest prior to the start of the season; it was later revealed he was one of the three potential HouseGuests. Allison White, a psychiatric nurse from Newfoudnland, and metal worker Nate Sandri were the other two candidates. The HouseGuests officially entered the house on February 27, 2014.
The series officially premiered on March 5, 2014 and aired a total of three episodes each week. The schedule used for Big Brother 2 was the same as that of the previous season.  On Thursday's episode, there was a live eviction, followed by the Head of Household competition. Arisa Cox was the host for these episodes, and interviewed the evicted HouseGuests each week. The Sunday episode shows the nomination ceremony, as well as any luxury or Have-Not competitions that took place that week. The Wednesday episode shows both the Power of Veto competition and the Power of Veto ceremony. These two episodes do not feature a host. Episodes premiered at 9 PM Eastern each night. It was later confirmed that the Big Brother spin-off series, Big Brother: After Dark, would return and air on Slice. The series provided an uncensored live feed from the house, airing for three hours every night. A new spin-off series, the Big Brother Side Show, aired on Thursdays and was hosted by former HouseGuests Gary Levy and Peter Brown. Along with the televised series, Big Brother 2 featured live feed streaming from the house. Much like the previous year, the feeds were available for free on the official website, and were blocked solely for competitions and various production aspects.
In October of 2013, it was confirmed that the house used for the series would be moving to a new location in Toronto. In February, photos of the new house were released weekly on Fridays, with the photos being teasers of the house under construction. Entertainment Tonight Canada gave a tour of the new house on February 24, 2014. House designer Peter Faragher, who also worked on the first season, said that he was inspired by "a modern home at Dufferin St. and St. Clair Ave." The house featured a total of 85 cameras. Much like last year, the house featured a large staircase that led to the living room, which featured a lime green wrap-around couch. The bedroom this season, located upstairs, featured white and red colors; much like last year, there is only one bedroom. There is also a Head of Household bedroom in the house, which features double doors at its entrance. This room features various shades of blue, and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling.The have-not room this year features a black and white scheme room with everything cut in half. The ceiling height was also cut in half. The kitchen features a similar color scheme, and is inspired by the sci-fi series Star Trek (1996-2005). The house features a backyard, as well as a hot tub and swimming pool for the HouseGuests to use. The house was a total of 18,000 square feet, an increase from the 16,500 square feet that made up the previous house. The Diary Room featured a round brown chair, with various colored dots composing the wall behind it. Former HouseGuest Gary Levy called the house "scary", while Peter Brown felt it was "intimidating." In addition to the brand new house, there is also a secret "war room" located behind one of the walls in the main house. Unknown to the main 14 houseguests, this is where the 3 mystery houseguests are located while being able to watch the main house on 4 television screens. 
Big Brother is a game show in which a group of contestants, referred to as HouseGuests, live in isolation from the outside world in a custom built "house", constantly under video surveillance. The HouseGuests are competing for a $100,000 grand prize. In addition, the winner will receive a $10,000 trip to any where in the world courtesy of Twistos, as well as a $25,000 home makeover from The Brick. The runner-up will receive a $20,000 cash prize. The format of the series is mainly seen as a social experiment, and requires HouseGuests to interact with others who may have differing ideals, beliefs, and prejudices. HouseGuests are also required to make visits to the Diary Room during their stay in the house, where they are able to share their thoughts and feelings on their fellow HouseGuests and the game. While in the house, the HouseGuests are given no information from the outside world. This includes the families and loved ones of the HouseGuests, whom they are not permitted to see or speak to. The house features no telephones, computers, televisions, or reading material other than for religious use. HouseGuests can voluntarily leave the house at any time, however, will not be able to return. In addition, a HouseGuest can be removed from the house at any time for breaking the rules. Each week in the house, the HouseGuests will participate in various competitions to win food, luxuries, and power. The HouseGuests can also be given tasks to complete in exchange for a reward, with tasks being given to HouseGuests through means of a telephone (season 1) or various props in the house.
At the start of each week in the house, the HouseGuests will compete for the title of Head of Household. The Head of Household for each week will have luxuries such as their own personal bedroom and free laundry service, but is responsible for nominating two HouseGuests for eviction. The Head of Household will not be able to compete in the following week's Head of Household competition, meaning that a HouseGuest could not hold the title for two weeks in a row. The winner of the Power of Veto can choose to save one of the nominated HouseGuests, forcing the Head of Household to nominate someone in their place. All HouseGuests excluding the Head of Household and nominees later vote to determine which of the two nominees should be evicted, and the nominated HouseGuest who received the most votes is evicted during a live episode. If there is a tie in the voting, the reigning Head of Household is required to make the tie-breaker decision. Unlike other versions of Big Brother, the HouseGuests may discuss the nomination and eviction process openly and freely. The HouseGuests also compete in Have-Not competitions, in which the losers are required to solely eat slop for the rest of the week, as well as sleep in a special bedroom. The HouseGuests also participate in weekly luxury competitions, in which those competing can win prizes. When only two HouseGuests remain, the last seven evicted HouseGuests, the jury, will return to decide which of the two should win the game.
|Adel Elseri||Inventor/Welder||27||Edmonton, Alberta|
|Andrew Gordon||Restaurant Manager||27||Calgary, Alberta|
|Anick Gervais||Reiki Master||28||Hanmer, Ontario|
|Arlie Shaban||Unemployed||25||Stouffville, Ontario|
|Heather Decksheimer||Model Agency Coordinator||23||Barrhead, Alberta|
|Ika Wong||Hair Stylist||29||Thornhill, Ontario (originally from Jamaica)|
|Jon Pardy||Student||23||Clarenville, Newfoundland|
|Kenneth "Kenny" Brain||Model||25||Montreal, Quebec (originally from Newfoundland)|
|Kyle Shore||Personal Trainer||24||Porters Lake, Nova Scotia|
|Neda Kalantar||Freelance Fashion Stylist||22||Vancouver, British Columbia|
|Paul Jackson||Motivational Speaker/Consultant||43||Toronto, Ontario (originally from South Africa)|
|Rachelle Diamond||Student||20||Edmonton, Alberta|
|Sabrina Abbate||Makeup Artist/Hair Dresser||25||Montreal, Quebec|
|Sarah Miller||Mortgage Broker||32||Langley, British Columbia|
|Allison White||Registered Nurse||25||Lewisporte, Newfoundland|
|Nate Sandri||Custom Sheet Metal Fabricator||23||Burnaby, British Columbia|
|Scott Bosse||Medical Secretary||36||Saint John, New Brunswick|
On Day 1, the original fourteen HouseGuests entered the house. Following this, the HouseGuests competed in the "Ice Breaker" endurance Head of Household competition. For this competition, HouseGuests stood on blocks of ice and attempted to be the last HouseGuest remaining on their block. At one point in the competition, the HouseGuests learned that the next three to drop would get to open a cooler. Heather won a $1,000 prize in her cooler, while Ika was required to wear her bathing suit for two days. The last cooler went unopened. Towards the end of the competition, Paul made a deal to keep all of the HouseGuests still in the game safe and claimed he would target those who had already dropped out of the competition. The remaining HouseGuests agreed and subsequently dropped out, making Paul the first Head of Household. During the nomination ceremony, Paul chose to nominate Andrew and Anick for eviction, honoring his agreement and nominating two people who fell out prior to his deal. Sabrina, Adel and Kyle were later selected to compete in the Superhero themed Power of Veto competition, in which those competing maneuvered their way through various obstacles in an attempt to be the first to finish. Andrew was the winner of the Power of Veto. Andrew later chose to use the Power of Veto to remove himself from the block, with Ika being nominated in his place. On Day 8, Anick became the first HouseGuest to be evicted from the house in a unanimous vote of eleven to zero.
Following Anick's eviction, potential HouseGuests Allison, Nate, and Scott entered the War Room where they would remain for a week while the public determined which of them would become an official HouseGuest. The remaining thirteen official HouseGuests were unaware that these three were hidden inside the house. That night, Andrew became the new Head of Household after winning the farmhouse themed Head of Household competition.
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11 of 11 votes
- ^Note 1 : On Day 8, potential HouseGuests Allison, Nate, and Scott moved in to the War Room where they will secretly watch the house for one week. During this week, Canada will vote for one of them to enter the game following Week 2's eviction.
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