Big Brother Canada 5 was the fifth season of the series and also of coverage on RHAP. The format closely followed that of the American version of the show with major additional twists mixed in including allowing the Canadian audience to influence the game heavily via voting. For this season, 8 new houseguests faced off against 8 Big Brother Canada veterans, looking for a chance at redemption. This season also marks the first full season covered by Melissa Deni, who won the "So You Think You Can Podcast" competition at the end of Big Brother: Over the Top.
Big Brother Canada 5 coverage consisted of live shows done usually after each episode. Rob Cesternino would cover the Monday episode with two members of the LFC, while Jordan Parhar would cover the Wednesday episode and Thursday live eviction, often with some combination of the LFC and a Big Brother Canada alumnus. Rob also did exit interviews with the recently evicted, usually released on Fridays. Additionally, the LFC began their own weekly Sunday podcast beginning in Week 5, recapping the feeds up to that point. Due to this season airing at the same time as Survivor: Game Changers, Big Brother Canada 5 coverage showed only in the Big Brother and Reality TV RHAP-Ups feeds, as opposed to the main feed from previous seasons. This season also marked the final season covered on the Reality TV RHAPpy Hour, as Parhar would leave podcasting in order to focus on his schooling and career.
List of Podcasts and Guests Edit
NOTES: Rob Cesternino appeared on every Monday podcast and exit interview podcast. Jordan Parhar appeared on every Wednesday and Thursday podcast except for both podcasts in Week 2, the Thursday podcast for Week 4, and the Wednesday podcast in Week 5.
March 8, 2017 - Cast Reveal Podcast Interviews Part 1: Rob Cesternino, Neda Kalantar, Kevin Martin, Gary “Glitter” Levy, Bruno Ielo, Andre “Dre” Gwenaelle, Mark Chrysler, William Laprise Desbiens, Emily Hawkin
March 9, 2017 - Cast Reveal Podcast Interviews Part 2: Rob Cesternino, Ika Wong, Dallas Cormier, Sindy Nguyen, Cassandra Shahinfar, Demetres Giannitsos, Karen Singbeil, Dillon Carman, Jackie McCurrach
March 16, 2017 - Big Brother Canada 5 Eviction Recap | Mitch Moffit: Mitch Moffit, Taran Armstrong, Alex Kidwell
March 17,2017 - Big Brother Canada 5 Exit Interview | Latest Houseguest Voted Out – March 17, 2017: Mark Chrysler, Alex Kidwell
March 24, 2017 - Big Brother Canada 5 Exit Interview | Latest Houseguest Voted Out – March 24, 2017: Dallas Cormier
March 29, 2017 - Big Brother Canada 5 Wednesday Recap LIVE with Allison White: Allison White, Alex Kidwell
March 30, 2017 - Big Brother Canada 5 Eviction Recap | Johnny Colatruglio: Johnny Colatuglio, Taran Armstrong
March 31, 2017 - Big Brother Canada 5 Exit Interview | Latest Houseguest Voted Out – March 31, 2017: Cassandra Shahinfar, Alex Kidwell
April 7, 2017 - Big Brother Canada 5 Exit Interview | Latest Houseguest Voted Out – April 7, 2017: Gary Levy, Alex Kidwell
April 12, 2017 - RHAPpy Hour | Big Brother Canada 5 Wednesday Recap: Taran Armstrong, Alex Kidwell, Brent Wolgamott
April 13, 2017 - BBCAN5 Eviction Recap | Ashleigh Wood, Pili Nemer and Sarah Miller: Ashleigh Wood, Pilar Nemer, Sarah Miller, Melissa Deni
April 17, 2017 - Big Brother Canada 5 Double Exit Interview | Latest Houseguest Voted Out – Apr 17, 2017: Emily Hawkin, Neda Kalantar
April 19, 2017 - Big Brother Canada 5 Wednesday April 19 Recap | Naeha Sareen: Naeha Sareen, Alex Kidwell
April 21, 2017 - Big Brother Canada 5 Exit Interview | Latest Houseguest Voted Out – Apr 21, 2017: Sindy Nguyen