Big Brother Canada 5 Schedule: Official Start Date Announcement

Global has made the Big Brother Canada 5 start date official with their announcement this week that BBCAN5 will premiere on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. We’re less than a month away from what’s being billed as “season full of dizzying drama, electrifying challenges, and shocking surprises.”

Arisa Cox hosts Big Brother Canada
Arisa Cox hosts Big Brother Canada – Source: Slice

Arisa Cox confirmed the earlier released premiere date through a message to fans detailing the essentials on when to be ready and what changes to expect for Big Brother Canada’s schedule this season.

First up, check out Arisa’s Twitter video posting to get yourself back in the BBCAN mode:

So while we’ll get three nights a week again per the usual Big Brother format there will be some changes from BBCAN’s regular routine. The Side Show is gone this year and has instead been replaced by an After Eviction show that’ll run on FB Live. I wonder if the networks weren’t willing to dedicate the timeslot for Side Show considering even this new one will only be broadcast online.

Either way, this new post-show element, “After the Eviction Live,” will be hosted by Arisa Cox and won’t include Peter Brown as they’ve had for a few years. But don’t worry, The Brick is sponsoring it because what would a BBCAN be without frequent advertising reminders!

As for the Big Brother Canada 5 schedule, episodes will air Wednesdays at 9PM ET/PT starting March 15th along with Thursdays at 8PM ET/PT plus they’ve dropped Sundays and moved to Mondays at 9PM ET/PT. Thank goodness. I was constantly missing those Sunday 7PM shows so this will be a great shift, at least for my forgetful behavior.

Are you ready to catch a new season of Big Brother Canada? Still no word on the BBCAN5 cast, but you know they’ll be arriving soon and we’ll get your details to share when that happens. Until then be sure to join us on Facebook, Twitter, and with our Email Updates for even more BB coverage.


  1. Aw….No Side Show?

    At least it will be “live” this time on FB. No way of getting around that.

    But surely, Global/Shaw Media finally knows how to do a live show, don’t they?

  2. Hey guys! The bbcan articles are not showing up on my RSS feed (yes I know, I’m ancient). Is there any way that I can fix it?

  3. No hope for an actual “live” show this season. I was at multiple tapings last season in the audience, and the way the house is set up, the actual house is in another part of the studio from where the audience is. So, it talks a good 2 to 3 minute walk for the evicted houseguest to make their way to the live stage.. Because of this, they need to edit it together to make it seem seamless. So, unless they change studios or the house itself, it won’t be aired live.

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