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CBS TO BROADCAST ITS FIRST CELEBRITY EDITION OF REALITY HIT “BIG BROTHER”

September 8, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS today announced it will broadcast its first celebrity edition of reality hit BIG BROTHER. The special winter edition will feature multiple episodes per week during a concentrated run and include the series’ signature Head of Household and Power of Veto competitions and live evictions. Julie Chen will host.

CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network’s subscription video on demand and live-streaming service, will again share all the action from inside the house with its 24/7 live feed. Also, Pop TV will provide fans the exclusive live television broadcast of BIG BROTHER AFTER DARK, an unfiltered late-night feed from inside the house. Additional details regarding scheduling and casting will be announced at a later date.

The celebrity edition of the series is in addition to BIG BROTHER’s milestone 20th season that will be broadcast in summer 2018.

“BIG BROTHER has been dominating pop culture throughout its 19 seasons, and it is exciting to grow the franchise with the first-ever celebrity edition in the U.S.,” said executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan. “Celebrities will be under the watchful eye of the Big Brother cameras, facing the classic game elements, and of course new twists in this special winter event.”

One of television’s biggest reality franchises, BIG BROTHER has been a summer staple on the Network since 2000. This year’s edition continues to be one of the summer television’s biggest hits, with all three weekly broadcasts ranking among the summer’s top 5 broadcasts in A18-34, A18-49 and A25-54 while averaging 7.35 million viewers.

This season’s numbers have increased online as well, with full episode streams on CBS All Access up nearly 20% over last summer. The 24/7 live feeds are also up, year to year. According to Nielsen social, BIG BROTHER has ranked as the #1 most social series on broadcast television since its June premiere across Facebook and Twitter. Additionally, Pop TV’s broadcast of BIG BROTHER AFTER DARK is out-delivering the past two seasons by double digits among viewers and key demos.

BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 87 HD cameras and more than 100 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. BIG BROTHER is produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol Shine North America.

“BIG BROTHER” ANNOUNCES THE FIRST-EVER “BATTLE BACK” COMPETITION

July 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…

BIG BROTHER” ANNOUNCES THE FIRST-EVER BATTLE BACK” COMPETITION

One of the First Five Evicted Houseguests Will Battle Their Way Back Into the Game in a Survive and Advance-Style Competition

The Results of the “Battle Back” Competition Will Air Exclusively During a Special

Big Brother,” Friday, July 22, Where the Last Evictee Standing Will Return to the Game

The First Evicted Houseguest, Glenn Garcia, Will Battle

Tonight’s Evictee, Jozea, in Round One

On tonight’s episode of BIG BROTHER, host Julie Chen announced the next big twist of the summer, in which the first five evicted Houseguests will have a shot at returning to the game by competing in the first-ever “Battle Back” competition.

There will be four battles in all, with the last Houseguest standing returning to the game for another shot at the $500,000 prize. Round one will feature a showdown between the first evicted Houseguest, Glenn Garcia, and tonight’s evictee, Jozea. The winner of round one will advance and challenge next week’s third evicted Houseguest, and so on. All four “Battle Back” competitions and the reveal of the winner will air exclusively during a special episode of BIG BROTHER, Friday, July 22 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.

BIG BROTHER airs Sundays and Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT), featuring the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen.

BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 87 HD cameras – seven more than last year – and more than 100 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week someone will be voted out of the house, with the last remaining Houseguest receiving the grand prize of $500,000. BIG BROTHER is produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol Shine North America.

CHEAT TWEET: Who will re-enter the #BigBrother house? 1st 5 evicted #houseguests 2 #battleback on a special ep FRIDAY 7/22 8/7c #CBS

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THE FIRST SURPRISE TWISTS OF THE SUMMER REVEALED LAST NIGHT ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF “BIG BROTHER”!

June 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Fan Favorites Frank Eudy, Nicole Franzel, James Huling and Da’vonne Rogers Surprise the Houseguests and Return as This Season’s First Twist

Houseguests Will Play in Teams of Four, and for the First Time Ever, They Will All Have a Hand in Picking Their Teams

Tonight, the “Big Brother” Three-Hour Premiere Event Continues with a Surprising Eviction and the Reveal of the First Head of Household

On last night’s premiere of BIG BROTHER, host Julie Chen revealed the first three twists of the season to the Houseguests. In the first twist, four fan favorites – Frank Eudy (BB14), Nicole Franzel (BB16), James Huling (BB17) and Da’Vonne Rogers (BB17) – surprised the Houseguests and returned to play the game this summer. In the second twist, all 16 Houseguests discovered that they would play this summer’s game in teams of four, and for the first time ever, each would have a hand in picking their Teams.

The following are the Big Brother Teams:

Category 4

The Freakazoids

Team Unicorn

Big Sister

Frank Eudy

Nicole Franzel

James Huling

Da’Vonne Rogers

Bridgette Dunning

Glenn Garcia

Victor Arroyo

Paul Abrahamian

Michelle Meyer

Corey Brooks

Bronte D’Acquisto

Zakiyah Everette

Paulie Calafiore

Tiffany Rousso

Natalie Negrotti

Jozea Flores

In the third twist of the evening, Houseguests discovered that one of them would be evicted much sooner than expected, following the first series of competitions that spanned the two-night premiere event. In last night’s premiere, the Houseguests began competing in “Ride the Rocket,” with Team Unicorn winning the first stage, making them safe for the first two evictions.

Next, the remaining three teams began the first and second phase of the competition, “Hit the Road.” Teams Big Sister and Category 4 each won, guaranteeing their safety from the first eviction. Tonight, the four members of the Freakazoids will compete against each other in the third and final stage, and the losing Houseguest will be immediately evicted. Also, the remaining three team members of the Freakazoids will decide who from their Team will become this summer’s first Head of Household.

A new weekly competition will be unveiled Sunday, June 26 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), in its regular time period. Then, BIG BROTHER will air Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), beginning June 29; and Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) beginning June 30, featuring the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen.

BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 87 HD cameras – seven more than last year – and more than 100 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week someone will be voted out of the house, with the last remaining Houseguest receiving the grand prize of $500,000. BIG BROTHER is produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol Shine North America.

CHEAT TWEET: #BigBrother reveals 1st 3 twists of the summer! #BB18 Premiere event continues tonight! Who will be evicted? 9/8c #CBS http://bit.ly/28PAhYg

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“BIG BROTHER” ANNOUNCES THIS SUMMER’S NEW TWIST, “BB TAKEOVER,” FEATURING WEEKLY SURPRISE GUESTS WHO WILL SHAKE UP THE HOUSE EACH AND EVERY WEEK

June 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Two Surprise Guests Will Kick Off the Two-Night Premiere Event

June 24 and June 25

Houseguests Will Live in the Modern Steel Beach House that Features a

Towering Sky Bridge, Making It the Largest House Yet

Click Here to See Host Julie Chen’s Tour of the BIG BROTHER House

BIG BROTHER announces this summer’s exciting new twist, “BB Takeover,” featuring weekly surprise guests who will unleash new twists into the game each and every week. The season’s special two-night premiere airs Wednesday, June 24 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Thursday, June 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. In addition, Houseguests this season will live in a modern steel beach house that features a towering Sky Bridge.

This summer’s “BB Takeover” twist will feature a surprise guest each week who will appear on the show to announce a new twist into the game. Expecting the unexpected will be taken to new heights as Houseguests attempt to stay in the game amid the ever-changing twists that shake up life inside the house on a weekly basis. A special guest will appear on each night of the two-night premiere and reveal twists that could affect the cast and viewers.

“This is going to be the biggest BIG BROTHER ever! Surprise guests, twists every week all summer long and, of course, Zingbot!” said Executive Producer Rich Meehan. “But the Houseguests better keep their focus, because BIG BROTHER is all about relationships. Trust me, with all the twists and turns, those bonds will be more important than ever, because at the end of the week, it’s your housemates that send you packing on eviction night.”

             This season, the BIG BROTHER Houseguests will live in a modern steel beach house that’s the largest yet, with the addition of the “Sky Bridge,” which adds 155 square feet of living space. Featuring a floor comprised of 12 clear plexi-glass panels, the bridge is not for the faint of heart, with its clear view to the first floor below. Also, Houseguests will enjoy the towering 22-foot-tall steel Wave Wall made of custom curved steel, wood and Plexiglas in the living room, which required the ceiling to be raised from 12 to 24 feet.

The details on the walls throughout the house will show “half-tone” finishing, similar to a comic book illustration, and one of the bedrooms will be dedicated to this edgy pop art style. While the downstairs area evokes the sea, upstairs is all about the sky. The Head of Household suite is essentially a skybox with transparent flooring and clouds everywhere, where the HOH will feel like they’re literally floating on cloud nine. The beach theme continues in the bedrooms, with one filled with coral and driftwood and the other capturing the magic of the sea at night with the vibe of an upscale club.

Click HERE to view and download photos of the BIG BROTHER house.

Following the special two night premiere, BIG BROTHER will air Sundays, beginning June 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), and the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen on Thursdays, beginning July 2 (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT).

BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 80 HD cameras, four more than last season, and more than 100 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, the Houseguests will vote someone out of the house. At the end, the last remaining Houseguest will receive the grand prize of $500,000. BIG BROTHER is produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol Shine North America.

 

CHEAT TWEET: #BBTakeover is coming to #BB17! Special guests every week! 2 night premiere 6/24 & 6/25 for details! #BigBrother

AFTER A DRAMA-FILLED WEEK IN THE “BIG BROTHER” HOUSE, KARA MONACO IS VOTED OUT DURING FIRST LIVE EVICTION OF THE SEASON

July 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Frank Wins LIVE Head of Household Competition

During the first LIVE eviction last night on BIG BROTHER, the Houseguests voted to evict Kara Monaco, the 29-year-old model from Orlando, Fla., who now resides in Los Angeles, by a vote of 5-3. The vote follows an action-packed week inside the house as the newbies revolted against the Coaches and fireworks erupted between Willie and Frank, both of which caused dramatic shifts in alliances.

Following the eviction ceremony, the Houseguests competed in a LIVE “Big Brother Break-In” Head of Household competition where they had to recall details from a newsreel featuring a burglar wreaking havoc in the BIG BROTHER house. Frank answered the most questions correctly, winning HoH for the week.

At the end of the show, host Julie Chen revealed that the winner of the next Coaches competition will have an opportunity to trade one of their Houseguests or keep one of their players safe from eviction for the week. Only the HoH is off-limits to trade.

BROTHER is broadcast three nights weekly, Sundays (8:00:30-8:59:30 PM, ET/PT), Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and the LIVE eviction show, hosted by Julie Chen, Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT).

BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with more than 52 cameras and 95 microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day.  Each week, the Houseguests will vote someone out of the house.  At the end, the last remaining Houseguest will receive the grand prize of $500,000.

BIG BROTHER is executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol U.S.A.

 

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CBS REVEALS NEW “BIG BROTHER” TWIST WITH PAST HOUSEGUESTS RETURNING AS COACHES FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN A SEPARATE $100,000 PRIZE

July 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

BIG BROTHER Coaches Include Former Winners Mike “Boogie” Malin and Dan Gheesling, and “America’s Favorite Players” Janelle Pierzina and Britney Haynes

 

Willie Hantz Selected as First Head of Household of the Summer

 

Jodi Falls Victim to the First Eviction of the Season

During last night’s action-packed premiere of BIG BROTHER, the new Houseguests moved into the house and quickly learned from Julie Chen that they would be joined by four former Houseguests who will serve as their coaches for the summer. The BIG BROTHER coaches are Mike “Boogie” Malin (Season 2, Winner of All-Stars Season 7), Janelle Pierzina (“Americas Favorite Player” from Season 6, All-Stars Season 7), Dan Gheesling (unanimous Winner of Season 10) and Britney Haynes (“America’s Favorite Player” from Season 12). Each coach will compete for a $100,000 prize, which they will win if one of their selected Houseguests wins BIG BROTHER.

 

After being introduced to the 12 new Houseguests, the coaches then drafted their Houseguests, as follows:

 

Boogie: Jenn, Frank and Ian

Britney: JoJo, Willie and Shane

Dan: Kara, Danielle and Jodi

Janelle: Wil, Ashley and Joe

 

With their coaches cheering them on, the Houseguests competed as teams in the “Big Brother Slumber Party” Head of Household competition in which they individually raced across moving mattresses to retrieve teddy bears on the opposite side of the course. Britney’s team successfully obtained three teddy bears first, winning the game and giving Britney the power to select the first Head of Household from her team. She appointed Willie to that position.

Dan’s team came in last place, forcing him to choose one member of his team for immediate eviction. He chose Jodi to move out of the BIG BROTHER house.

Following the premiere on Thursday, July 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), BIG BROTHER will be broadcast three nights weekly, beginning Sunday, July 15 (8:00:30 -8:59:30 PM, ET/PT), Wednesday, July 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and the LIVE eviction show, hosted by Julie Chen, beginning Thursday, July 19 (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT).

BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 53 cameras and 98 microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day.  Each week, the Houseguests will vote someone out of the house.  At the end, the last remaining House Guest will receive the grand prize of $500,000.

BIG BROTHER is executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol U.S.A.

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“THE TALK” HOSTS TAKE OVER THE “BIG BROTHER” HOUSE FOR A SPECIAL SHOW TO AIR ON “THE TALK,” THURSDAY, JULY 12

July 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Los Angeles – Prior to the arrival of this season’s Houseguests, the ladies of THE TALK moved into the BIG BROTHER house to compete against each other as part of a special “Big Brother” preview show to be broadcast on THE TALK, Thursday, July 12 (2:00-3:00 PM, ET; 1:00-2:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. The new season of BIG BROTHER premieres that evening at 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT on CBS.

Inside the house, Julie Chen and co-hosts Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler spend an afternoon partaking in the full BIG BROTHER experience, playing an abbreviated version of the game.  On Thursday’s THE TALK, the ladies will reveal which host was voted for eviction.  The show will also feature a preview of this season’s BIG BROTHER.

Chen is co-host and moderator of THE TALK as well as the host of BIG BROTHER.

CBS’s Daytime Emmy Award-nominated talk show THE TALK features a panel of well-known news and entertainment personalities discussing current events, pop culture, contemporary issues, family, celebrity and the trending topics of the day. During the daily one-hour series, the hosts swap stories, challenge each other on issues and engage the studio audience and viewers at home about events in the headlines and their own homes. Show segments include guest interviews with entertainers and newsmakers, musical performances, appearances from extraordinary people with stories that engage and inform as well as how-to demos, real-world advice and tips from the leading experts in fitness, diet, health, home, relationships, finance and fashion. The show was developed by Gilbert, who also serves as executive producer.

 

RATING:  TV14-DL (Rating may change on day of broadcast due to specific subject matter.)

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“BIG BROTHER” RENEWED FOR SUMMER 2012

September 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS Gives Early Pick-Up as Hit Summer Series Wraps Up its Biggest Season Since 2004

  Special 90-Minute Finale to be Broadcast Tonight, 9:30-11:00 PM, Following the Premiere of “Survivor: South Pacific”

            BIG BROTHER, the summer reality hit that is wrapping up its most successful season since 2004, has been renewed for its 14th edition to be broadcast next summer on the CBS Television Network.

This summer’s edition of BIG BROTHER delivered its largest audience and highest adult 18-49 ratings since 2004 with year-to-year increases of +4% in viewers (8.11m from 7.80m), +11% in adults 18-49 (3.1/09 from 2.8/09), +4% in adults 18-34 (2.5/09 from  2.4/08) and +12% in adults 25-54 (3.7/10 from 3.3/09).

BIG BROTHER also saw growth online as CBS.com’s BIG BROTHER website was up +18% from last summer, while subscribers to CBS and RealNetwork’s 24/7 live streaming video feeds are up +10%. BIG BROTHER also saw robust social media growth, particularly on Facebook and Twitter, while on cable, BIG BROTHER: AFTER DARK, on SHOWTIME 2 is up +8%.

The special 90-minute finale of this summer’s edition of BIG BROTHER, when Porsche, Adam and Rachel will compete for the $500,000 prize, will be broadcast tonight (9:30-11:00 PM, ET/PT) following the premiere of “Survivor: South Pacific.”

BIG BROTHER, hosted by Julie Chen, follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with more than 52 cameras and 95 microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, the Houseguests vote someone out of the house. The last remaining Houseguest will receive the grand prize of $500,000.

BIG BROTHER 12 is executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol U.S.A.

THE FINAL THREE “BIG BROTHER” HOUSEGUESTS ARE ADAM, PORSCHE AND RACHEL

September 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CHEAT TWEET: #JonCryer @aplusk @AngusTJones give Top10 reasons 2 watch new season #TwoAndAHalfMen, #LateShow http://bit.ly/r0j9zh http://bit.ly/njmRch

Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones, stars of the hit CBS comedy series “Two and a Half Men,” present the “Top Ten Reasons to Watch the New Season of ‘Two and a Half Men’” on the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Thursday, Sept. 8. The stars present the Top Ten List via satellite from the “Two and a Half Men” set in Burbank, Calif.

Among the items they present are number 5, read by Cryer: “This season, we’ll reveal who the mother is”; number 4, read by Kutcher: “We’re switching to metric, so it’ll be ‘4.023 Men’”; and number 3, read by Jones: “I’m thirty-five ***damn years old.” The stars’ entire Top Ten List will be broadcast on the LATE SHOW tonight (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Kutcher joins Cryer and Jones on hit CBS comedy as Walden Schmidt, an internet billionaire with a broken heart, on the ninth season premiere of “Two and a Half Men,” which will be broadcast Monday, Sept. 19 (9:00-9:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Also featured on the LATE SHOW tonight are actor Michael J. Fox, comedian Jim McDonald and a performance by music guest John Doe.

The LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN is a production of Worldwide Pants Incorporated. Barbara Gaines, Matt Roberts, Jude Brennan, Maria Pope, Eric Stangel, Justin Stangel and Rob Burnett are the executive producers.

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SHELLY’S CAMPAIGNING FAILS TO SECURE ENOUGH VOTES, LEADING TO HER EVICTION DURING LAST NIGHT’S LIVE “BIG BROTHER”

September 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CHEAT TWEET: Shelly falls victim to Pandora! Only 5 Houseguests remain in #CBSBigBrother http://bit.ly/nqOU8Y

During last night’s LIVE eviction on BIG BROTHER, the Houseguests voted to evict Shelly Moore, the 41-year-old outdoors industry executive from Prairieville, La., by a vote of 2-1. She was evicted during the return of the Duo Twist, which was unleashed by Pandora’s Box. Shelly becomes the fourth member of the Jury.

Following the eviction ceremony, the Houseguests competed in a LIVE “Rollin’ in the Dough” Head of Household competition where they each had to crawl through donut glaze to collect donuts on the other side of the yard. The winner of the HOH competition will be revealed during BIG BROTHER on Sunday, September 4.

BIG BROTHER is broadcast three nights weekly, Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and the LIVE eviction show, hosted by Julie Chen, Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT).

BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with more than 52 cameras and 95 microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, the Houseguests will vote someone out of the house. At the end, the last remaining House Guest will receive the grand prize of $500,000.

BIG BROTHER is executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol U.S.A.

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