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Mouseboy332,860 posts since 10 Feb 2014
Last night probably ranks amongst the craziest episode of any Big Brother North America episode. Not only did they have the COVID-19 announcement. Host Arisa Cox hosted the programme from her house. And announced that not ONE but TWO players has been expelled/ejected. The audience was expecting one, as was announced previously on social media. The feeds were down for 2 days following a wild house meeting, that one houseguest called. No one expected another houseguest to get expelled. But in typical BBCAN style they didnt mentioned specifically or show why either house was ejected. But many who are livefeeders, kinda have a clue as to why. The producers "reset" the entire game.



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Brekkie33,925 posts since 4 Jan 2003
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Never like it when they avoid the reason as it creates speculation which is unfair on the ejected HMs.

I honestly don't think such shows will be able to continue for long - as things stand I struggle to see it continuing another week.
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Mouseboy332,860 posts since 10 Feb 2014
I cant blame Arisa Cox, the host. She seems annoyed.
But just now another player wants to leave. Carol has claimed several times she wanted to quit. So now she just called a house meeting. There is speculation that she will ask the houseguests to vote her out. The house guests gather and guess what production did to hide this.....of they cut the feeds.

So one self-evicted, 2 were expelled and now another will self evict by default. This season has been something else.






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Brekkie33,925 posts since 4 Jan 2003
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If I were Global I'd be fast tracking the season now. Shut the live feeds and film a HoH Comp, Noms, Veto and Eviction each day to be broadcast as one or two episodes. That means they should conclude production in just over a week (if they can go that long) and have 10 or so episodes in the can to air. Supersized becomes slimline but can't honestly see how it could now play out live for another two months. This at least concludes the series.
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Mouseboy332,860 posts since 10 Feb 2014
Reports are coming out that crew members have quit behind the screens of BBCAN 8
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The reality television show “Big Brother Canada” has continued production despite prevalent worries on-set about the spread of COVID-19, The Logic has learned. Insight Productions, which produces the show, continues to film in a Toronto house even as several crew members have resigned rather than continuing to work in the face of a pandemic. The show, which premiered March 4, currently features 12 “houseguests” who live in televised competition with one another. They often interact with crew members who regularly come and go from the set, according to a source with direct knowledge of the production. (The Logic is not naming the source because they have signed a non-disclosure agreement with Insight Productions.) There are about 60 crew members listed in the show’s credits.

Many crew members quit on Sunday, according to the source. Others have remained, the source said, because they don’t want to lose their eligibility for employment insurance. (Employees who quit a job aren’t eligible for EI benefits unless they have “just cause” for doing so.) The situation left one crew member in tears—they don’t “want to be there,” the source said.

Apart from sharing close quarters, the houseguests must perform challenges to avoid being evicted from the house. “Spring Fling,” the challenge that aired March 18, involved partners attempting to trap with their lips balls that floated between their faces. “We did a challenge last weekend where contestants had to transfer balls in partners using their mouths,” the source said. “They would drop [them] on the ground and [then] put them back in their mouths. And we fully were aware of corona.” “Insight is taking every precaution to keep our crew and houseguests safe on Big Brother Canada while delivering programming to audiences across the country when they need it most,” said Insight publicist Gabrielle Free in response to The Logic’s inquiries. Cast members were informed of the virus’s spread on-camera in mid-March. “Before you guys entered sequester, there was a virus in China called the coronavirus…. Since you guys have been sequestered with us, the virus has continued to spread worldwide. The World Health Organization declared this a pandemic on March 11,” the show’s executive producer Erin Brock told the cast members over a loudspeaker, promising to provide “updates as we get them.” (Nevertheless, many houseguests remained confused as to the severity of the outbreak because the updates were “sugarcoated,” according to the source.) “I’m cancelling ‘have-nots’ for the week, because I think the last thing you guys need to worry about is food and rest,” Brock said, as several members broke out in tears. Brock did not return The Logic’s requests for comment. (“Have-nots” are contestants who are made to sleep in uncomfortable conditions, eat “slop” and take cold showers.) “The safety of the crew and houseguests is paramount to Insight and as such we are taking every precaution to ensure a healthy set and workplace. A medical professional has verified that there are no symptoms of COVID-19 in the house,” Free said. “Many additional practices have been implemented including, but not limited to, placing sanitizers at every entrance; daily professional cleaning and disinfection of all edit suites, control rooms, studio spaces, and offices; elimination of the live audience; adjusting the creative so that more staff can work from home, etc. The onsite crew members are checked for symptoms prior to entry on a daily basis. We are continuing to keep our staff and houseguests updated on a regular basis as the situation evolves.” According to the source, however, these measures were only put in place on Sunday “after a bunch of people quit.” Free didn’t respond to further requests for comment regarding resignations or the timing of the safety measures. On Monday, Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment, which broadcasts “Big Brother” through Global Television Network, published a story noting Insight’s “additional safety precautions to protect their Season 8 houseguests” amidst the outbreak. The statement is identical to the one provided to The Logic. Insight Productions, which also produces “The Amazing Race Canada” and “Battle of the Blades,” faces an unrelated $35-million class-action lawsuit alleging a variety of violations of Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, including unpaid overtime, vacation pay and holiday premiums, due to contracts that didn’t comply with the act. Much of the television and film industries in Canada have shut down as a result of COVD-19. That includes the Vancouver-based production of “Riverdale,” which ceased filming after a “team member” tested positive for the virus. Members of Germany’s “Big Brother” were told of COVID-19 by the resident doctor sitting behind a glass screen. Several sponsors of “Big Brother Canada”—including the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, First Choice Haircutters and Wendy’s—have also shuttered much of their own operations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

https://thelogic.co/news/crew-members-on-big-brother-canada-resign-over-covid-19-fears-as-show-continues-production/
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Mouseboy332,860 posts since 10 Feb 2014
BBCAN 8 IS SHUTDOWN - Production has ended on Series 8.








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Global and Insight Productions announced today that, in light of developments in Ontario on the fight against COVID-19, effective today Big Brother Canada Season 8 has ended production.


“Big Brother Canada is a labour of love for so many, and even though it hurts to say goodbye to the season, it’s the right thing to do,” said Big Brother Canada Host Arisa Cox. “On behalf of the incredible people who put this show together, thank you to everyone who started this journey with us. Please take care and be safe!”


At this time, Big Brother Canada has no plans to resume production at a later date. After a truly unprecedented season, the show will take its final bow over two episodes Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. ET/PT and Wednesday, April 1 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.


https://www.bigbrothercanada.ca/news/big-brother-canada-special-statement-regarding-end-of-production/

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Mouseboy332,860 posts since 10 Feb 2014
The latest message from the BB Queen on the abrupt end of this nutty season. The pic of her alone in the studio makes me sad.


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