Big Brother Canada casting details announced

National casting call coming August 1st

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

If you're a fan of the American summer reality show "Big Brother," then you may be interested to know that casting details for the new "Big Brother Canada" have recently been released.

The new version of the show, which will be broadcast on the Slice network, is holding a national casting call on August 1st. Canadians 19 years and older will have the option to apply online and in person at open casting calls at select cities across Canada. Online applications will be available on their website. The submission deadline is October 16, 2012.

According to an official press release, "Big Brother Canada" is in search of extroverts, conformists, risk-takers, adventurers, romantics, leaders, plotters and planners, and those who don’t mind a little healthy competition. “'Big Brother' has been a top performer on Global for over a decade. Canadians love this format and we are so excited to offer them the chance to participate in the newest edition right here on our own turf,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President of Content of Shaw Media. “By offering applicants the option to apply online and in person, we’re ensuring that no matter where you live, everyone has an opportunity to apply.”

Applicants can either apply online with the option to include a short video proving why they should be chosen to live in the "Big Brother Canada" house, in person at open casting calls throughout September and October, or can opt to do both. Open casting calls will be held in the following cities on these dates:

Vancouver – September 23

Calgary – September 30

Halifax – October 7

Montreal – October 7

Toronto – October 14

Photo: Slice