01/20/2014 10:35 EST | Updated 01/25/2014 04:01 EST

'Big Brother Canada' Season 2: When Does It Start?


"Big Brother Canada," whose inaugural season in 2012 blew our reality-TV-watching minds, returns to Slice on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 9 p.m. EST/PST with a special presentation of the premiere also airing on Global.

After an epic Season 1 that captivated fans, Season 2 brings with it a new set of houseguests, zany new twists and challenges, and more opportunities for fans online to impact the show.

New this season is the "Big Brother Canada Side Show," a weekly post-eviction wrap-up show led by series host Arisa Cox and featuring Season 1 houseguests Gary Levy and Peter Brown. Each week a surprise guest will join the Side Show panel to dish on events going on inside the house. The "Big Brother Canada Side Show" will air immediately following each eviction episode Thursdays at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

“Last season, our Canadian edition of 'Big Brother' exceeded all expectations, bringing in record audiences and engaging fans in ways we’d never done before,” said Barbara Williams, SVP of Content, Shaw Media. “With Season 2 chock-full of opportunities for viewers at home to influence the house and never before seen show-altering twists, our new batch of houseguests and fans are in for a wildly exciting ride.”

“If you thought season one was full of twists and turns, strap on your seatbelts, Season 2 is going to be a roller-coaster ride,” said John Brunton, Executive Producer for "Big Brother Canada." "Fans couldn’t get enough of the show, so we’re bringing them the all-new 'Big Brother Canada Side Show.' Sparks will fly.”

A group of strangers from across the country will be plucked from their homes to move into the "Big Brother Canada" house, outfitted wall-to-wall with cameras and microphones that capture their every move. Week by week, houseguests will be eliminated as they compete in a series of challenges that test both brain and brawn and better their odds at the grand prize of $100,000 and a $25,000 gift card from The Brick.

"Big Brother Canada" continues to air three nights a week on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 9 p.m. EST/PST. "The Big Brother Canada Side Show" will air Thursdays, following each eviction episode, at 10 p.m. EST/PST. "Big Brother After Dark" will air seven days a week from 2 a.m. – 5 a.m. EST/11 p.m. – 2 a.m. PST.

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