Following the tremendous success of its first year, “Big Brother Célébrités” will return to the Canadian multiplatform media brand Noovo for a second season this winter. Marie-Mai will also be back to host the dramatic elimination episodes.
“We’re extremely proud of the audience response to ‘Big Brother Célébrités’. The new addition to Noovo’s programming became the most-watched show on the channel last year. It definitely made a splash during its first season, and we are confident that viewers will be eagerly looking forward to the return of this TV phenomenon,” said Mélanie Bherer, General Manager, Variety, Lifestyle and Documentary at Bell Media.
The houseguests in the reality show’s first edition crowned comedian Jean-Thomas Jobin as the winner. Demonstrating excellent strategic skills, he made it all the way to the end playing an almost perfect game. The public, meanwhile, fell in love with Richardson Zéphir and awarded him the Favourite Houseguest award.
While living under one roof, the players must win various challenges in order to reach the final. Their psychological, physical and social abilities are put to the test as they seek to gain and accumulate special privileges and avoid eviction from the house. At the end, a handful of competitors are named as finalists, but only one can earn the coveted title of “Big Brother Célébrités” winner, following a vote by the evicted houseguests.
The “Big Brother” format and finished programs are represented internationally by Banijay, with over 60 adaptations and broadcast in more than 80 countries, totaling over 470 seasons and nearly 30.000 episodes. The Quebec version is produced by Entourage Télévision in collaboration with Bell Media. The deal was agreed by Banijay Rights.
“Reaching an agreement for a second season of ‘Big Brother Célébrités’ is an absolute thrill. We are in no doubt that the show’s second outing will resonate with audiences across French Canada even stronger than the first,” commented Jane Rimer, SVP Canada at Banijay Rights.