TORONTO — "Big Brother Canada" will return for a ninth season with host Arisa Cox taking on a new role as executive producer.
The Global reality TV series says it plans to return in spring 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic forced its latest season to end early April 1 with no winner announced.
Corus Entertainment and Insight Productions say Cox will continue to host while taking on a bigger role behind-the-scenes helping to guide real-time storylines, casting and outreach.
Cox says a "top priority" is to increase representation of racialized groups.
Corus says pre-production will include a thorough review of current practices and the development of new ones, anti-racism personnel policies and racial-equity training.
It says announcements about casting opportunities will come at a later date.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 13, 2020.