Reality roundup: This Week in Reality TV

Emma Slater and Billy Dee Williams performed a Cha Cha, Foxtrot or Contemporary routine, vying for...

Emma Slater and Billy Dee Williams performed a Cha Cha, Foxtrot or Contemporary routine, vying for America's vote on Dancing with the Stars. (ABC/Adam Taylor)

Samantha O'Connor, QMI Agency

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DWTS kicks off new season:

Two hip replacements, two prosthetic legs, a record breaker, gold medalists and an 80 pound weight-loss.

If this season’s contestants on Dancing with the Stars have anything in common, it is that they are examples that anything is possible.

The eighteenth edition of DWTS kicked off with a high-energy performance from Jason Derulo this week, before the twelve dancing pairs jumped into costume and began the already astoundingly-skilled competition throughout the two-hour live premiere.

Ex-NHL bad boy, Sean Avery harnessed his inner Footloose, which he awkwardly announced was his favourite movie, pleasing the judges with a contemporary number alongside partner Karina Smirnoff.

A slimmed down Drew Carey danced the foxtrot with partner Cheryl Burke around a giant Monopoly board, earning a score of 21/30 from Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.

Extraordinary Paralympic athlete, Amy Purdy, and reigning DWTS champ Derek Hough rocked the house with a wonderfully executed Cha Cha Cha earning 24/30 from the judges.

But the top score of the night belonged to American gold medal ice dancer Charlie White and his partner Sharna Burgess who earned 27/30 with their contemporary number, proving that they are the team to beat.

Other celebs competing this season include: Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years); Candace Cameron Brue (Full House); Cody Simpson; Olympian Meryl Davis; Real Housewife NeNe Leakes; legendary swimmer Diana Nyad; Big Time Rush’s James Maslow; and Star Wars star Billy Dee Williams. Erin Andrews joined Tom Bergeron as the co-host replacing Brooke Burke Charvet.

Wheeling and stealing:

The stage became a warzone on The Voice as the first week of Battle Rounds began.

Guest mentors Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry, Aloe Blacc and Jill Scott joined the four coaches to train each of their singers for combat as teams prepared to fight for their spot in the singing competition.

Team Blake’s powerhouse singers Paula Deanda and Sisaundra Lewis belted out Lady Gaga’s smash single 'Do What You Want' with impressive range and power, astounding all four coaches.

But pop songstress Paula was no match for vocal veteran Sisaundra, who moved on to the next round. Shakira was forced to let go of crooning Deshawn Washington, choosing rocker Dani Moz to move on in the competition, following their emotional duet of Emile Sande’s 'My Kind Of Love'.

But the battle of the week belonged to young Team Usher R&B singers Jake Barker and Stevie Jo, who harmonized Steve Winwood’s ‘80s hit 'Higher Love'.

When Usher chose to stick with Stevie Jo, Adam swooped in and stole Jake Barker as a new addition to his team. With just a few steals left, the Battle Rounds continue next week.

Kicking off crazy:

The Big Brother Canada house was a nut farm this week.

After single mother Ika Wong won the HoH challenge, she nominated house villain, Paul Jackson and house sweetheart Heather, two opposite candidates, for eviction.

Although she stated that Paul was her target and Heather was just the pawn, she felt quite the opposite, attempting to convince her female alliance to vote out the perky blonde. At the Power of Veto ceremony, the houseguests dressed up as squirrels, cracking acorns in a nutty race.

If dressing in a horrifically furry costume wasn’t bad enough, Heather took a tumble and crashed to the ground, hurting her knee.

She was disqualified and taken out of the house and returned on crutches.

When the race continued, Ika was unstoppable, winning the POV and solidifying her nominations.

Newcomer to the house Allison White, who was voted into the game from Canada last week seemed quite comfortable in her new temporary home.

She cozied up to Andrew Gordon and the two began the season’s first show-mance, stealing kisses whenever they could.

To mix up the game, Big Brother implemented a “Buzzworthy Houseguest” competition this week causing the houseguests to pull out all the stops, streaking, cross-dressing and embracing their alter-egos in order to win a powerful prize.

Adel Elseri won over Canada’s hearts and earned a secret coupon that will give him the opportunity to participate in any POV competition that he chooses.

Finally, at the eviction ceremony, the houseguests decided that it was time to get rid of loud-mouth Paul and he left the BBCAN2 house.

Bittersweet ending:

Exotic ingredients served as tough tools to work with for the nine remaining MasterChef Canada cooks this week.

The three judges pulled their favourite raw ingredients from their restaurants for the Mystery Box Challenge, giving the competitors, amongst other ingredients, pigeon, kimchi and sea urchin to work with in order to impress with a superb dish.

While some struggled with the demanding task, West Coast’s Danielle Cardozo served up a monkfish dish that won the challenge and kept her safe from elimination. The second test was a little sweeter.

The remaining chefs were asked to reconstruct the classic Nanaimo bar dessert in an innovative and creative way using the same delicious chocolaty ingredients.

Calgary’s Tammara Behl pleased with her chocolate Nanaimo perogies while Eric Chong impressed with a chocolate mousse tart.

Carly Tennant’s dry Nanaimo bar cups weren’t up to par and she broke down when the judges announced that she had reached the end of her MasterChef Canada journey. That’s what you call, bittersweet.

Just Married:

Bachelor and Bachelorette alumni, Elizabeth Kitt and Ty Brown tied the knot this week.

Survivor Switch-up:

After shuffling the tribes this week, the newly formed Solana tribe voted out basketball veteran Cliff Robinson.

Luck Struck:

The Amazing Race All-Star newlyweds, Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly survived a non-elimination leg of the race.

American Goodbye:

MK Nobilette wound up on the bottom of the American Idol votes and she was eliminated.

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