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Big Brother (US)

Big Brother (US)


"Big Brother" is a long-running reality show on CBS where a group of contestants known as houseguests enter a house in Los Angeles, without being able to leave, or have contact with the outside world, and be monitored by cameras 24/7 while they compete in challenges, form alliances, and vote each other out of the house in the hopes of winning the $500,000 grand prize. They are not allowed to leave the house or its' backyard for any reason, they cannot see or read magazines or newspapers, no radios, no computers, no phones, no I pods or MP3 players and only the HOH is given a small portable CD player to listen to CD's left in the HOH room for them.

HOH stands for the Head of Household and once every week the guests in the house compete to try and win HOH and all the perks that go along with being the HOH for the week. The HOH gets’ their own private bedroom with a private bathroom, a huge bed, a small refrigerator and stuff sent to them by family and friends like, letters, pictures, CD's and food. Also every week the current HOH must select 2 houseguests to be put up on the block to be voted on to be evicted from the house that week.

Once a week 6 of the houseguests to include the HOH and the 2 nominees get to compete for the coveted Veto Award. The person who wins the Veto can elect to remove one of the nominees from the chopping block to include themselves if they are on the block. If one of the nominees is removed from the block then the HOH must immediately replace that nominee with a new houseguest.

Every week the houseguests one by one go into the secluded and soundproof diary room to make their selection on who they would like to see leave the house that week. The 2 houseguests on the block and the HOH cannot vote but in case of a tie the HOH would then vote to break the tie live. Once the votes are all in then the Host of the show Julie Chen announces to the houseguests the final results and the evicted houseguest has one minute to say goodbye and leave the house. The show begins with anywhere between 15 and 20 houseguests each season.

Once there is only 9 houseguests remaining in the house then the voted out houseguests from that point on after leaving the house are sequestered to a 2nd house called the Jury House. When the original house only has 2 guests remaining in the house then the 7 sequestered contestants are asked to vote for the person they wish to win the $500,000.00 grand prize.

Big Brother airs 3 times a week on Sunday at 8PM ET/PT, Tuesday at 9PM ET/PT and Thursday at 8pm ET/PT. The Thursday night show is almost always a live show and is presented by the Host of the series, the beautiful Julie Chen.
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Big Brother 15 will be the longest running BB in US history lasting 100 days beginning 26 June 2013. There are 2 NEW twists this season. First, 3 House Guests will be nominated for each eviction. Secondly, America will vote weekly for a BIG BROTHER MVP.
  • Currently 6.5/10
6.5/10 (13 Votes cast)


Episode Info

Next: 16x01 -- Episode #1 - BB Season 16 - The 16 new Houseguests are introduced & HoH Comp #1 (Jun/25/2014)




Prev: 15x36 -- Episode #35 - Winner is Announced & BB15 MVP is Announced (Sep/18/2013)


The jury questions the finalists and votes for the winner.

  • Currently 9.5/10
9.5/10 (2 Votes cast)

Cast
Julie ChenJulie Chen
As Host (BB1 - present)
Andy HerrenAndy Herren
As Himself - Professor (BB15 - Winner (2013) $500,000 winner)
Ginamarie ZimmermanGinamarie Zimmerman
As Herself - Pageant coordinator (BB15 - (2nd place) (2013) $50,000 winner)
Spencer ClawsonSpencer Clawson
As Himself - Railroad conductor (BB15 - (3rd place, 90 days) 15th eliminated & 9th Jury member)
McCrae OlsonMcCrae Olson
As Himself - Pizza delivery boy (BB15 - (4th place, 84 days) 14th eliminated & 8th Jury member)
Judd DaughteryJudd Daughtery
As Himself - Property appraiser / BB15 - (10th place, 49 days) 7th eliminated & 2nd Jury member (BB15 - Won the 4 person jury contest & returned to the house on Day 63 / - (5th place, 82 days) 13th eliminated & 7th Jury member)
Elissa SlaterElissa Slater
As Herself - Nutritionist / $50,000 winner as America's MVP (BB15 - (6th place, 77 days) 12th eliminated & 6th Jury member)
Amanda Joy ZuckermanAmanda Joy Zuckerman
As Herself - Real Estate Agent (BB15 - (7th place, 77 days) 11th eliminated & 5th Jury member)
Aaryn GriesAaryn Gries
As Herself - College Student (BB15 - (8th place, 70 days) 10th eliminated & 4th Jury member)
Helen KimHelen Kim
As Herself - Political consultant (BB15 - (9th place, 63 days) 9th eliminated & 3rd Jury member)

Reviews

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Reviews: 57
Big Brother = My Summer Guilty PleasureRating: 3 likes, 0 dislikes

Big Brother is the one summer show I watch year in and year out. I normally don't like reality shows -- hate is more like it -- but Big Brother had me hooked from the beginning. I don't know what it is about watching the hottest strangers CBS could find to live together in a house completely isolated from the world, but once the season ramps up, it's quality entertainment. Read more

Review posted on Wednesday, August 22nd 2007 at 5:16 pm

1 review available
Recaps
15x5: Episode #5 - HoH Comp #2 concludes & Nominations #2 recap: After a recap of the first live eviction for our housemates, which sent David packing, we dive right into the next HOH competition. Teams of two, equipped with scoopers, have to make their way from one end of the field to the other. This wouldn’t be tricky except that the surface is slick and those scoopers have to be filled with barbecue sauce that they will then deposit into their partners scooper at a hedge wall in the middle. Their partner takes their newly filled scooper and deposits it into a jar at the other end in hopes of raising the liquid enough to get a colored ball out from inside the jar. In keeping with ball theme, the houseguests had to pull colored balls prior to the event to determine who they were paired with.
The couples are:.. read more.

7x18: BB7: Episode 18: Live Eviction 6; Coup d’Etat 1 Awarded recap: It's been an eventful week at the Big Brother house: the Coup d' Etat has been introduced and with only two of the clues revealed all houseguests except Janelle, George, and Marcellas have voted. The third clue is revealed, and it scares the houseguests: a Grim Reaper. Janelle soon casts her vote... read more.

7x5: BB7: Episode 5: Veto Competition 2 recap: As the HouseGuests come to terms with the unexpected nomination of Nakomis and Diane, secret alliances take on more of a public face. Jase, George and Erika step out from behind their game masks, appearing to align with Chilltown in an anti-S-6 Alliance... read more.
Recurring Guests

Jase Wirey (6 eps)
Janelle Perzina as Herself - BB7 Nominee (5 eps)
Alison Irwin (4 eps)
Will Kirby as Himself - BB7 Nominee (3 eps)
Holly King (3 eps)
Jennifer Dedmon as Herself - BB5 Contestant (3 eps)
Michael Ellis as Himself - BB5 Contestant (3 eps)
George Boswell as Himself - BB7 Nominee (3 eps)
Marcellas Reynolds as Himself - BB7 Nominee (3 eps)
Howie Gordon as Himself - BB7 Nominee (3 eps)

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Classification: Reality
Genre: Family | Romance/Dating
Status: Returning Series
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: July 05, 2000
Episode Order: 36
Akas
• Big Brother 10: Back to the Basics (10th season title), (Used In USA)
• Big Brother 11 (11th season title), (Used In USA)
• Big Brother 12 (12th season title), (Used In USA)
• Big Brother 13: The Summer of Double Trouble (13th season title), (Used In USA)
• Big Brother 2 (2nd season title), (Used In USA)
• Big Brother 3: The Power of Veto (3rd season title), (Used In USA)
• Big Brother 4: The X-Factor (4th season title), (Used In USA)
• Big Brother 5: Project DNA - Do Not Assume (5th season title), (Used In USA)
• Big Brother 6: Summer of Secrets (6th season title), (Used In USA)
• Big Brother 7: All-Stars (7th season title), (Used In USA)
• Big Brother 8: America's Player (8th season title), (Used In USA)
• Big Brother 9: 'Til Death Do You Part (9th season title), (Used In USA)
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