Big Brother Canada Host Arisa Cox Named Executive Producer, Series Renewed for 9th Season

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Corus Entertainment and Insight Productions announced today (July 13) that host Arisa Cox has named executive producer of Big Brother Canada, while the series has also been renewed for a ninth season.

“We have reached a turning point in history and as the fight against racism and issues facing Black, Indigenous and people of colour around the world have been pulled into the spotlight, Big Brother Canada is seizing this moment to become a leader in the reality TV world,” said Cox in a statement released by Corus.

“Our top priority is bold, lasting change by embracing the rich diversity of Canada in front of and behind the camera. Both are vital. And as one of the biggest and best reality TV shows in the country, we have both the ability and the responsibility to do just that. I’m thrilled to join Erin [Brock; showrunner] and the producing team, and work together to ensure Big Brother Canada meets this moment.”

After hosting the series for eight seasons, Cox will now play an integral role in all storytelling aspects of Big Brother Canada where she will work alongside the rest of the team to provide key creative input, casting and outreach, and increasing BIPIC representation across the board. In addition to this process, Global and Insight Productions will also be working together to implement anti-racism policies and procedures that foster a creative environment where “equity, inclusion, and diversity can flourish on and off camera.”

“We’re passionately committed to leading through-provoking conversation, telling uniquely Canadian stories, and reflecting the diverse culture of Canada. Arisa has always demonstrated a fierce commitment to these ideals and I’m excited to elevate our partnership and continue to make trailblazing content,” adds Brock.

In addition to her Big Brother Canada hosting duties, Cox has also served as an entertainment reporter (CBC News, E! Canada), a member of reality series U8TV: The Lofters, as well as acting roles in Instant Star, Camp Rock 2, and Christmas With a View.

The ninth season of Big Brother Canada is set to debut on Global in spring 2021. The eight season of the series was cut short earlier this year in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

In addition to her Big Brother Canada hosting duties, Cox has also served as an entertainment reporter (CBC News, E! Canada), a member of reality series U8TV: The Lofters, as well as acting roles in Instant Star, Camp Rock 2, and Christmas With a View.

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