“Big Brother” Introduces 2 New Twists In Premiere
LOS ANGELES (CBSMiami) — CBS and host Julie Chen are promising us the “wildest season ever” for the 15th edition of Big Brother.
The long-running reality show puts a group of strangers into a house and follows their every move for most of the summer. This summer, two new twists will be unleashed into the stylish, redesigned house that will influence the strategic landscape of the game.
The first twist is a series’ first: instead of two Houseguests being nominated each week for eviction, as in past seasons, contestants will nominate three in this summer’s edition.
The second twist will allow viewers to play a crucial role in the game by casting votes for the Houseguest they feel is playing the best game. The Houseguest who receives the most votes will be anointed that week’s, “Big Brother MVP.”
America will start casting their votes for this season’s first “Big Brother MVP” before the Houseguests even enter the game, beginning with a pre-premiere vote starting Thursday, June 20, following CBS’ cast announcement of the new Houseguests.
Fans can visit cbs.com/bbmvp to cast their vote.
“The Big Brother MVP will force the houseguests to rethink their strategies. With America rewarding good game play, it doesn’t pay to be a floater this summer,” said Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan, Executive Producers of Big Brother.
This season, the Houseguests will enjoy a stylish house with mid-century modern chic décor. The living room features a stacked stone fireplace filled with concrete balls and LED lighting and an eight foot brass starburst; the redesigned kitchen sits below a giant gold world map; the plush, spa-like bathroom is lined with cedar wood; and the bedrooms include an architect’s studio vibe and a crayon-colored room featuring Los Angeles landmarks.
The Head of Household suite is entirely black and white, including an aquarium of Koi flown in from Asia to bring good fortune.
The mid-century style of the Big Brother house continues on host Julie Chen’s newly remodeled set. The multi-story front of the house features a new high-gloss stage, a lighted runway and a massive 103 inch plasma screen, as well as several other screens, for Julie to monitor and communicate with the Houseguests.
The house is outfitted with 65 cameras and 98 microphones recording houseguests 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 premieres Wednesday, June 26th at 8:00 p.m. on CBS4. Following the premiere, it’ll air three nights weekly – Sundays at 8:00, Tuesdays at 9:00, and the Live eviction show Wednesdays at 8:00.