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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.


Crazy 8s (Amber, Cody, Devin, Donny, Frankie, Joey, Nicole, and Paola)
El Cuatro (Amber, Joey, Nicole, and Paola)
Double D's (Devin & Donny)
Bomb Squad (Zach, Frankie, Derrick, Devin, Cody, Caleb, Amber, Christine)
The Weirdos (Nicole, Hayden, and Christine)
The Detonators (Derrick, Cody, Zach, Frankie, and Christine)
The Hitmen (Derrick and Cody)
Los Tres Amigos (Derrick, Zach, and Cody)
Team America (Donny, Derrick, and Frankie)
The Rationale (Derrick, Cody, Hayden, and Nicole)
Zankie (Zach and Frankie)
“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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Episode Info

Next: 16x40 -- Episode #40 – FINALE - The winner of Big Brother Season #16 is announced – Day #97 (Sep/24/2014) [Special Airtime: 09:30 pm, 90 Min. long]

Tonight we see the jury ask the two remaining houseguests questions and then they will vote for who they feel deserves to win the game and the $500 Thousand Dollars in this Special 90-minute long episode.

Prev: 16x39 -- Episode #39 - Previously unseen footage, alliances & backstabbing - Day #92 (Sep/19/2014)

On this Special Friday episode of "Big Brother" we will see previously unaired footage of secret alliances, backstabbing, scheming and much more!

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Julie Chen
As Host (BB1 - present)
Cody Calafiore
As Himself - Sales account executive (BB16 - Contestant)
Derrick Levasseur
As Himself - Police officer (BB16 - Contestant)
Victoria Rafaeli
As Herself - Photographer (BB16 - Contestant)
Caleb Reynolds
As Himself - Adventure hunting guide - BB16 8th Jury member (BB16 - (4th place, 90 days) - 14th evicted on 17 Sep 2014)
Frankie Grande
As Himself - YouTube personality - BB16 7th Jury member (BB16 - (5th place, 89 days) - 13th evicted on 16 Sep 2014)
Christine Brecht
As Herself - Barista - BB16 6th Jury member (BB16 – (6th place, 77 days) - 12th evicted on 4 Sep 2014)
Nicole Franzel
As Herself - Nursing graduate - BB16 – (51 days) - 8th evicted on 14 Aug 2014 / BB16 5th Jury member (BB16 – Evicted on Day #56 - Returned to the House on Day #63 / (7th place, 77 days total) - Evicted the 2nd time on 4 Sep 2014)
Donny Thompson
As Himsef - School groundskeeper - BB16 4th Jury member (BB16 – (8th place, 70 days) - 10th evicted on 28 Aug 2014)
Zach Rance
As Himself - College graduate - BB16 NEW* 3rd Jury member (BB16 – (9th place, 63 days) - 9th evicted on 21 Aug 2014)



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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16x39: Episode #39 - Previously unseen footage, alliances & backstabbing - Day #92 recap: After Caleb’s eviction, Derrick and Cody hug it out. Now that Beast Mode Cowboy has been evicted, Derrick feels he is sitting pretty; his “No. 1 ally” and his “best friend in the house” are the only HouseGuests left, so he feels he couldn’t ask for a better situation. Victoria isn’t upset at all about Cody revealing the Hitmen to her, because she feels her alliance with Derrick is older and stronger! “He better take me,” she says of Derrick... read more.

16x38: Episode #38 - Final Nominations & Final POV Comp – Day #90 recap: “So sorry I sent you home Frankie,” Cody says sarcastically as he and the remaining HouseGuests watch the memory wall. Derrick notes that now that the game is getting down to wire, it was time for Frankie to go. In a flashback scene reminiscent of The Godfather, Derrick tells Frankie he is not safe, and will be leaving in a few hours. A little later in the HoH suite, Frankie sits down with Caleb, Cody and Derrick where the guys try to let him down easy. But Frankie has a warning; they have created “the most powerful person in the game.” Frankie notes with his “millions of followers” and sway in the jury, he tells the boys they are “looking at the person single handedly picking the winner.” Caleb and Cody shut him down, with Caleb telling him “you’re deciding nothing,” and that if it were the two of them in the final, he would “smoke” Frankie in the win. Frankie argues he’s won more, but Caleb picks apart Frankie’s game. Derrick tries to keep things calm to let Frankie exit gracefully, but Caleb is quick to tell Frankie “your road ends today.”.. read more.

16x37: Episode #37 – REWIND Episode – Redo the last POV Comp, Live Eviction #13 & the Final HoH Comp – Day #89 recap: “As much as I love Frankie in this game,” Head of Household Caleb says, he still feels when it comes to Frankie the competitor, he had “to strike first.” Nominee Frankie feels “totally blindsided,” but admits he is definitely a huge “glittery target” left in the house. Fellow nominee Victoria may be up on the block for an eighth time, but she is confident she’ll make it to the final four over Frankie. Having never even been on the block all season, Derrick is certain he’s “dodged a serious bullet,” and now has to focus on winning the rewind Veto competition so he can send Frankie home... read more.

16x36: Episode #36 – REWIND Episode – Redo last HoH Comp & Redo last Nomination Ceremony – Day #87 recap: Victoria thinks the rewound Head of Household competition is huge for all of the HouseGuests, but especially her. Because of the rewind, she now gets a “second shot at the game.” Cody doesn't want to see a “literal rewind” of the week where Frankie once again wins HoH, and Cody ends up on the block. Right after Julie announced the Rewind, Frankie goes to the other guys in the house and repeated whispered “changes nothing.” Frankie notes he did this to make sure all the men are thinking the same thing, which is stay focused on getting Victoria out. But Derrick notes in Diary Room if anyone else wins HoH this week, Frankie goes home... read more.

16x35: Episode #35 – Live Eviction #13 - Day #83 recap: Tonight the 13th “Live Eviction Ceremony” began however it was never completed. As all 5 houseguests are seated in the living room Julie tells Derrick that he is first up to vote. He gets up and walks towards the diary room and just as he is about to grasp the handle on the door a very loud siren goes off and the house is filled with bright Red Lights. Derrick turns around and returns to his seat on the couch knowing something Big is up but not knowing what yet. Julie chimes in and tells them that because they pushed the big button in the Have not room which is called the “Big Brother Rewind Button” that they are now all going back in time. Up on the Big screen TV we see the week in very fast rewind mode and Julie tells them that a whole week of Big Brother competitions will now be done all over again from scratch. She then tells Cody & Victoria that they are now no longer on the Block and Frankie is no longer the HoH as it reverts back to the last houseguest who was HoH which was Derrick. Up next is the replay or rewind of the 13th HoH competition that Frankie had originally won. Derrick once again as HoH cannot participate and the other 4 houseguests are shown standing in front of their large “Seed Saw” type shovels. Julie repeats the object of the game once again that being the person who gets all their seeds on the end of their shovel and pushes their button in the fastest time will win. She also reiterates that if anyone falls off or drops any of their seeds they must restart all over again with no seeds on their shovel. We see the competition begin and after a few minutes the rain begins to pour on the 4 of them. Time runs out on tonight’s episode so we do not get to see the end of this competition. Julie tells us we will see it play out on Sunday night’s episode and that the jury members will return back into the house to surprise and mess with the 5 remaining houseguests... 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: Competition
Status: Returning Series
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: July 05, 2000
Episode Order: 40
• 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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