‘Big Brother’ is easily one of the most popular US reality TV shows of all time! Hell, a reality show doesn’t have longevity, let alone, make it up to sixteen seasons without a huge fan following. This year will mark the sixteenth season of the hit realty show, which calls CBS home. ‘Big Brother’ is set for a special two night premiere event on June 25th and 26th, will air in HD for the first time ever and this year promises to be the most twisted season yet!
‘Big Brother’ host Julie Chen, announced today on her CBS daytime talk show ‘The Talk’, in which she co-hosts, the major twist for this season, and ‘Big Brother’ fans, were definitely left speechless.
Here’s everything you need to know regarding the major twist this season (as published on CBS.com):
In the first twist, two Houseguests will win the coveted role of “Head of Household” (HOH) each week, which still comes with special privileges, including a separate suite inside the house. Each HOH will have the responsibility of nominating two fellow Houseguests for eviction every week. However, for the first time on the series, earning HOH will not guarantee one’s safety in the game for the week.
With the second twist, fans will have a unique opportunity to significantly influence the game from home with a new interactive element called “Team America.”
In addition, this season of BIG BROTHER will introduce an entirely new high-stakes competition, “Battle of the Block,” which will dramatically shift the power in the house each week.
Watch Julie make the special announcement on Wednesday’s episode of ‘The Talk’
Fans were treated to their first look inside the newly redecorated and revamped house, as pictures surfaced online just a day before. Don’t worry, this wasn’t an unplanned leak. The house tour was a special segment on ET (Entertainment Tonight). The new house will have an urban treehouse theme, which includes a giant 20 foot tree sculpture in the family room. Bedrooms of the house are also theme based ; incorporating classical elements earth, wind and fire, with the bathroom as water.
Check out the photos of the new house below from THR (The Hollywood Reporter)!
Following the two night premiere, ‘Big Brother’ will air Sundays, beginning June 29 (8:01 – 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 3 (9:01 – 10:00 PM live ET / delayed PT).
Get ready for what promises to be the most twisted season yet! ‘Big Brother’ premieres with a special two-night event June 25th and 26th on CBS (US) and Global (Canada).