Grande Fratello VIP
Grande Fratello Vip
Grande Fratello VIP, produced by Endemol Shine Italy, a company of the Banijay Group, is the 'celebrity' version of the father of all reality shows.
The seventh edition of the Big Brother VIP reality show was broadcast live in prime time on Canale 5 from 19 September 2022 to 3 April 2023. It lasted 197 days and was hosted for the fourth consecutive year by Alfonso Signorini, supported by Orietta Berti, Sonia Bruganelli and by Giulia Salemi.
The stories of the contestants were broadcast by Canale 5 in prime time with a double weekly appointment on Mondays and Thursdays (with the exception of the twenty-first episode on 10 December and the twenty-third episode on 17 December 2022, which for the first time in the history of the Grande Fratello were broadcast on Saturdays, while the broadcast of the daily strips in the day-time was entrusted to Canale 5 and Italia 1 from Monday to Friday. Furthermore, the live coverage was visible on La5 in two time slots, on Mediaset Extra and streaming on Mediaset Infinity. As in the previous edition, in the last minutes of the day-time broadcast on Canale 5 Alfonso Signorini connected live from the program studio every time the evening episode was broadcast to anticipate the themes of the episode.
With an expected duration of 197 days, equal to six and a half months, it became the longest edition of Grande Fratello VIP, as well as the longest of the Big Brother franchise, surpassing the 183 days of the previous edition and that of the Grande Fratello 11. As has been the case since the fifth edition, the contestants spent the Christmas, New Year and Epiphany festivities inside the house, as the program covered the autumn-spring television season of the Mediaset broadcaster.