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.

Episode Info

Next: 18x07 -- Night #7 - POV Comp #2 (Jul/06/2016)

On Sunday's episode of Big brother the 4 member team that Paulie was on won the 2nd HoH competition of the summer. They decided that since Paulie was on the Block last week that he would be the HoH this week. He selected Bronte & Paul to be placed onto the Block with the idea that he and his secret alliance of 8 who are calling themselves the "8 Pack" alliance" want to backdoor Victor either with the BB Roadkill selection or the POV on Wednesday. The members of this alliance are Nicole, Frank, James, Da'Vonne, Zakiyah, Michelle, Corey and Tiffany. Victor however was the one who won the BB Roadkill competition. He told Paulie and Frank and his best friend Paul that he had won it. He only told Paulie & Frank so that they would trust him as a friend. Victor than secretly selected Tiffany to be the 3rd nominee placed onto the Block.

Prev: 18x06 -- Night #6 - BB Roadkill Comp #2 & Nominations #2 (Jul/03/2016)

On tonight's episode of Big Brother we will see the conclusion of the 2nd HoH Competition that began on last Thursday night's episode. Also tonight the 2nd BB Roadkill competition will be held where the winner secretly gets to select a 3rd Houseguest to be added to the block after the initial 2 houseguests are selected to go up on the Block by the new HoH also tonight.

Julie ChenJulie Chen
As Host (BB1 - present)
Nicole FranzelNicole Franzel
As Herself - ER nurse / BB16 – (51 days) - 8th evicted on 14 Aug 2014 / BB16 5th Jury member (BB18 contestant)
Frank EudyFrank Eudy
As Himself - Medical sales rep / BB14 - Evicted on Day #56 - Returned to the House on Day #63 / (7th place, 77 days total) - Evicted the 2nd time on 4 Sep 2014 / Voted the 2014 Most popular player winning $25,000 (BB18 contestant)
James Huling
As Himself - Retail associate / BB17 - Evicted Day #78 (7th place, 78 days total) (BB18 contestant)
Da'vonne Rogers
As Herself - Poker dealer / BB17 - Evicted on Day #22 (16th place, 22 days total) (BB18 contestant)
Bridgette Dunning
As Herself - Traveling nurse (BB18 contestant)
Bronte D'Acquisto
As Herself - College student (BB18 contestant)
Michelle Meyer
As Herself - Nutritionist (BB18 contestant)
Natalie Negrotti
As Herself - Event coordinator (BB18 contestant)
Tiffany Rousso
As Herself - High school teacher (BB18 contestant)



Reviews: 57
Big Brother = My Summer Guilty PleasureRating: 3 likes, 4 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 Thursday, August 23rd 2007 at 12:16 am

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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.

16x40: Episode #40 – FINALE - The winner of Big Brother Season #16 is announced – Day #97 recap: Tonight we saw the final 3 houseguests remaining in the game compete in the last “HoH Competition” of the summer. Those 3 houseguests were Cody “The Flirter” who rode the coattails of his “Hitmen” buddy to the finale. Derrick “The Puppet Master” who was never up on the block even 1-time all season. Finally there was Victoria “The Floater” who broke the all-time Big Brother record for the number of times she was on the Block! The 1st part of the competition was one of endurance and stamina to see who could hold onto a bar on the bottom of a makeshift hang glider while being pounded by a torrential downpour of rain. Victoria was the 1st to fall off after about 40 minutes into the competition. After about 2 hours Derrick decided he had enough and dropped off giving the 1st part to Cody. Part 2 is an ancient Egypt themed competition where 1 houseguest at a time competed against the clock for the shortest time. They were strapped to a bungee cord type apparatus so they could easily scale a wall and had to match up the 2 houseguests that were on the block next to each other during each of the 14 eviction ceremonies. Since Cody won part 1 of this competition only Derrick and Victoria are competing. Victoria finished in 30 minutes and 3 seconds but Derrick had the best time with 15 minutes and 29 seconds so he won Part 2. Part 3 was contested by Cody and Derrick only since Victoria lost both Parts 1 & 2 of the competition. This is a guess what the Jury member said type question contests with 2 possible answers to each question. It was 8 questions total ending in a tie so they had to guess the number of seconds Part 1 of this final HoH Competition took to complete. Cody guessed 3,013 and Derrick guessed 3,120 and the correct answer was 3,600 meaning Cody became the final HoH of the season. Cody decided he would evict Victoria from the House and take his chances against his fellow “Hitmen” member and friend Derrick. The jury members were first shown outside the Jury house being questioned by Doctor Will Kirby the winner of Big Brother 2 in 2001. The jury members are then told they need to get the questions together that they wish to ask the remaining 2 houseguests later in the show. The 8th Jury member walks into the area and everyone is amazed that it was “Beast Mode Cowboy” Caleb. The 8 jury members are next seen entering the studio one at a time and sit down on stools. Julie then tells them that they can now meet their 9th and final jury member and out walks Victoria. The jury then begins asking the 2 remaining houseguests their questions. The jury puts their key in the box of who they want to win one at a time and then the first 5 evicted houseguests are brought out and sit down on the other side of the floor across from the jury members. Julie then reveals to the entire 16 houseguests the secrets of the season that most of them had no clue about. First she explained the “Team America” concept and then she turned to the big screen and said that Derrick had a secret he was keeping all summer as well. Derrick spoke up and explained to everyone that he was not what he claimed to be but he was really an undercover Cop. It’s now time to reveal the votes and who voted for who in the order that they placed their keys into the box. Jocasta voted for...Cody!, Hayden voted for...Derrick!, Zach voted for...Derrick!, Donny voted for...Cody!, Nicole voted for...Derrick!, Christine voted for...Derrick! and Frankie voted for...Derrick! and that gave the win to Derrick. The last 2 votes were then revealed to be Caleb voted for...Derrick! and Victoria voted for...Derrick! pretty much a landslide 7 – 2 vote. Up next was the “Fan Favorite” vote to see who won that as Julie said they had received the most votes this year of any season to date of over 10 Million votes. She revealed the Top 3 vote getters were Donny, Nicole & Zack and that Donny was the winner!.. 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.
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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Network: CBS ( USA)
Type: Reality
Genres: Competition
Status: Returning Series
Airs: Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: July 05, 2000
Episodes 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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