Entertainment ‘Big Brother Canada’ Season 8 Ceases Production Due To Coronavirus Pandemic
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"Out of an abundance of caution, everyone involved in the show will continue to be monitored when they return home," CBS said in a statement.In a statement to Global News, the production company confirmed that the 33rd season of the reality show would be put on hiatus as a "precautionary measure" to ensure the safety and health of their participants.
season 8 is coming to an end.
In light of developments in Ontario resulting from the global coronavirus outbreak, the long-runningstaple will air its final episodes on Wednesday, March 25 and Wednesday, April 1 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. There are currently no plans to resume production at a later date.
"'Big Brother Canada' is a labour of love for so many, and even though it hurts to say goodbye to the season, it's the right thing to do," says host Arisa Cox. "On behalf of the incredible people who put this show together, thank you to everyone who started this journey with us. Please take care and be safe!"
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The news comes two days after the Toronto Raptors faced off against the Jazz.
Fans can still rewatch episodes from season 8, as well as full episodes from seasons 4-7, on.
The move comes after Insight Productions took precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of the show's crew and houseguests, including medical evaluations of all houseguests and daily professional cleaning of its facilities.
Meanwhile, ongoing instalments of the franchise in Brazil, Germany, Israel and Sweden continue to move forward, as well as Italy's celebrity edition. But, production on India's "Bigg Boss Malayalam" has been suspended temporarily. In Australia, filming of the country's 12th season of the format was temporarily halted while a crew member was tested for COVID-19; a spokesperson tellsthe test has since returned negative, and filming is set to resume.
The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada .
The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): --- 7:55 a.m. Canadian Blood Services says it's concerned that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a spike in cancellations for blood donation appointments in several cities. The organization, which is responsible for the national blood system outside Quebec, says it's safe for those who aren't ill to give blood. The agency says those who have been told by public health authorities to self-quarantine, or who live with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19, are also barred from donating for 14 days after their last contact with the infected, or potentially infected, person.
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