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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.
"BIG Brother 16" adds new twists

Julie Chen Reveals New Twists on “Big Brother”
“The Talk” co-host Julie Chen has unveiled what she refers to as the most “twisted” season ever of the upcoming 16th edition of CBS summer guilty pleasure “Big Brother.” Airing in HD for the first time ever, the new season will include two Houseguests being named “Head of Household” (HOH) every week, with each naming two fellow houseguests for eviction and neither HOH guaranteed safety. Fans will also now have the opportunity to influence the game with a new interactive element called “Team America.” And a new competition called “Battle of the Block” will potentially shift the power in the house each week.

“Big Brother” kicks-off its new season with a two night premiere on Wednesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 26. A third weekly telecast is scheduled in the 8 p.m. hour on Sunday. No summer is complete without “Big Brother”!
"Big Brother 15" will be the longest running BB in U.S. history

Big Brother this season will last 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.
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Next: 16x13 -- Episode #13 - Power of Veto Competition #4 - Day #29 (Jul/23/2014)

On tonight’s 13th episode of the season the 4th Power of veto competition will be held with the current HoH their 2 nominees for eviction and 3 other houseguests chosen at random.

Prev: 16x12 -- Episode #12 - HoH Comp #4, Part 2, Nominations #4 & Battle of the Block Comp #4 - Day #26 (Jul/20/2014)

On night #26 in the house we will see Part 2 of the 4th HoH competition, the 4th nominations ceremony of the season will be held. Team America receives their 2nd assignment of the season. Also tonight the 4 nominated houseguests for eviction will compete as teams of 2 against each other in the 4th “Battle of the Block” competition of the season.

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Julie ChenJulie Chen
As Host (BB1 - present)
Amber BorzotraAmber Borzotra
As Herself - Esthetician (BB16 - Contestant)
Brittany MartinezBrittany Martinez
As Herself - Event coordinator (BB16 - Contestant)
Caleb ReynoldsCaleb Reynolds
As Himself - Adventure hunting guide (BB16 - Contestant)
Christine BrechtChristine Brecht
As Herself - Barista (BB16 - Contestant)
Cody CalafioreCody Calafiore
As Himself - Sales account executive (BB16 - Contestant)
Derrick LevasseurDerrick Levasseur
As Himself - Police officer (BB16 - Contestant)
Devin ShepherdDevin Shepherd
As Himself - Motorcycle sales manager (BB16 - Contestant)
Donny ThompsonDonny Thompson
As Himsef - School groundskeeper (BB16 - Contestant)
Frankie GrandeFrankie Grande
As Himself - YouTube personality (BB16 - Contestant)



Reviews: 69
Rating: 3 likes, 0 dislikes

nothing brotherly about this
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Review posted on Friday, June 20th 2014 at 11:27 pm


Reviews: 57
Big Brother = My Summer Guilty PleasureRating: 3 likes, 1 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

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16x12: Episode #12 - HoH Comp #4, Part 2, Nominations #4 & Battle of the Block Comp #4 - Day #26 recap: We see the completion of the 4th HoH competition of the season as soon as tonight’s episode begins. The winning team of 2 were Cody & Frankie and they both became HoH. Up next we see Frankie enter the diary room to read about the 2nd secret mission for “Team America”. After he leaves the diary room he gathers the other 2 members of his alliance whom are Derrick & Donny and they all discuss the mission in the storage room. Frankie suggests that Amber is the biggest physical threat and the other two members agree with him. Next we see the nomination ceremony and for the first time ever 4 females are nominated for eviction. Cody reveals his nominees first and they were Brittany and Victoria. Frankie revealed his nominees to be Amber and Jacosta. Later in the show we see the “Battle of the Block” competition being held in the backyard. There is a gigantic chessboard and the name of this game is called “Knight Moves” and Caleb asks the 4 contestants if they are ready to get medieval? The object of this competition is to move around the chessboard like a knight in the game of chess would move in an L shape. They must move forward or any direction that a knight moves then land on a square, when they arrive on that final square they hen flip the title over to reveal it’s red side. When a contestant has no more moves to make they are then eliminated from the game. The winner is then declared when only 1 contest remains on the board. Amber is the winner and therefore she and her partner who was Jocasta are removed from the block and are safe from being placed on the block for the week should someone use the Veto. The HoH who nominated them for eviction was Frankie and he is automatically dethroned. At the very end of the show Frankie as the dethroned HoH is then doused with tar and feathers... read more.

16x11: Episode #11 - Live Eviction #3, HoH Comp #4, Part 1 - Day #23 recap: On tonight’s episode Caleb & Devin were both up on the Block as being nominated for eviction. After the voting was completed we had the 2nd unanimous eviction of the summer when Devin received all 11 votes. Also on tonight’s episode the 4th HoH competition of the season began. The completion of this competition will be seen on Sunday’s episode. The competition for HoH begins in the backyard when Julie tells the houseguests that they have been randomly selected and will compete in teams of 2. The winning pair of houseguests will both become the new HoH’s. The game they must play is called “Deviled Eggs” where each team must maneuver 12 real eggs through chicken wire from one end of a cage to the other end. During the competition we go back to Julie in the studio as she tells the home audience and those in the studio that “Team America” has a new secret mission, as they must get a houseguest up on the block that they believe is a physical threat. They will find out about their 2nd mission on Sunday night’s next episode... read more.

16x10: Episode #10 - Power of Veto Competition #3 - Day #22 recap: The 3-person secret alliance called “Team America” accomplished their very first mission of the season tonight. Their mission was to spread a rumor that one of the houseguests was related to a previous player in the game. They had agreed to spread the rumor that Zach was related to Amanda Zuckerman from Big Brother 15. They agreed that he kinda favored her appearance and that they were both outspoken and they both were from Florida. Their mission succeeded and Zach told America in the Diary room that he decided not to deny that rumor and he would try to use it to his advantage. The 3rd “Power of Veto” competition was next but Paola could not compete because she was very sick and stayed in bed. The competitors for tonight’s POV were the current HoH who is Derrick, Devin who is up on the Block, Christine, Donny and Frankie. Every houseguest selected to play against Devin and the first 3 challengers all lost to him until Donny was up and he was able to beat him. Donny next played against the last remaining contestant in the game who was Caleb and Donny beat him to win the “Power of Veto”. Donny then went into the room where Jocasta was still sick in bed and promised her he would use the Veto on her to take her off the block so she could feel better and get a good night’s sleep. At the Veto meeting Donny was true to his word and did use the Veto to take Jocasta off the Block. Derrick then did what the entire house wanted him to do by putting Devin up on the Block in Jocasta’s place... read more.

16x9: Episode #9 - Nominations #3 & Battle of the Block Comp #3 - Day #19 recap: The 9th episode and Day #19 saw the 3rd Nomination Ceremony of the season. Nicole was wondering whom she should put up because she liked all the houseguests and didn’t want to make any enemies on put a target on her back. She decided that Amber would be one of her nominees based on Amber previously putting her up on the Block so she would not have any blood on her hands. Derrick told Caleb that Nicole was going to put Amber on the Block and he told Derrick to put him on the Block so he could throw the Veto competition so that would remove the one he was falling in love with in Amber. Nicole took Donny in a room for a private conversation because she liked him and trusted him and hoped he had a suggestion on who could be her 2nd nominee. She told Donny that she was going to put up Amber and that Derrick was going to put up Caleb so he could throw the “Battle of the Block” competition on purpose so it would remove Amber from the Block. She went back to the HoH room and Donny proceeded to tell 2 of his fellow houseguests what was going to happen at the nominations ceremony. They immediately went and told Nicole what Donny had said and that upset her very much because she thought she could trust Donny to keep a secret. During the Nominations ceremony Derrick put up Caleb and Jocasta on the chopping Block and Nicole put up Amber and Donny. The 3rd “Battle of the Block” competition was up next called “Abraca-BOB-ra” where the object of the game was to put a puzzle together in the shortest amount a time. 1 Houseguests would race across the yard pick up 1 large puzzle piece at a time bring it back to their partner hanging on a cord as they would be lifted up to put their piece in the puzzle. Caleb took his time getting his pieces so that the other team could win and they did. Since Donny & Nicole won the competition they were both safe from eviction for the week should the Veto be used and Nicole was dethroned as 1 of the 2 HoH’s. Another stipulation this week was that the dethroned HoH would have to wear a Frog costume for 1 full week. The show ended as Nicole mysteriously disappeared right in a cloud of smoke in front of all the houseguests who were astonished by this and wondered where she went... read more.

16x8: Episode #8 - Live Eviction #2, HoH Comp #3 & the final 2 TeamAmerica members are revealed - Day #16 recap: On Day #16 tonight’s 2nd live eviction show of the summer is held as Julie asked each houseguest one by one to go to the Diary Room and vote for the houseguest they want evicted. By a vote of 10 to 2 Paola was voted out of the house. Later in the evening the houseguests competed in the 3rd HoH competition of the season called “Underwater Polo”. The object of this game was to hit a ball across a very long course that was slanted downward to ensure the ball would not stop before reaching the end. The end had slots numbered 1 to 29 and the houseguests that hit their ball in the highest number would be the next HoH and the 2nd highest would be the other HoH. Nicole became the 1st HoH of the evening with a perfect score of 29 and Derrick became the second with a score of 28... 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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Warning: Big Brother (US) guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Reality
Genre: Family | Romance/Dating
Status: Returning Series
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: July 05, 2000
Episode Order: 36
• 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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