Alan Thicke, one of Hollywood’s most famous TV dads, stars in the role of his life in Unusually Thicke, an original reality sitcom—but not even seven seasons as Dr. Jason Seaver on Growing Pains could prepare him to be the patriarch of his own real-life modern family. Between his feisty younger wife, Tanya, his opinionated teenage son, Carter, and his iconic career, Alan has his hands full in a unique series that follows the family’s daily drama and humor.
Big Brother is a Canadian reality television show in which a group of contestants, known as “HouseGuests”, are sequestered in the Big Brother House, under the surveillance of cameras and microphones, for the chance to win a grand prize of $100,000 by being the last remaining HouseGuest. Each week, the HouseGuests vote to evict one of their own until two HouseGuests remain on finale night. The winner is decided by the last seven evicted HouseGuests, known as the Big Brother Jury.
The program is based on the original Dutch television series, Big Brother, created in 1997 by John de Mol. The Canadian series is produced by Endemol USA and Insight Productions. Insight Productions has previously produced local Canadian versions of the popular reality television series, Canadian Idol and Canada’s Got Talent.
In January 2013, Arisa Cox was named as the show’s host.
The first season premiered on February 27, 2013. On June 5, 2013, it was confirmed that the show will return for a second season. The winner of the first season was Jillian MacLaughlin.