"Expect the unexpected," as Julie Chen Moonves always says!
AHHHHH! It's officially summer, which means it's time for Big Brother to start up again! I can't believe this is the 21st season already. I'm a Big Brother super fan and have been watching ever since I can remember.
If you're a super fan like me that's wonderful, but if not I'll tell you how the game works. So, 16 house guests move into a house that is completely secluded from the outside world and compete to win $500,000. There are two weekly competitions:
- Head of Household—grants you safety for the week and you have to nominate two house guests for eviction
- Power of Veto—the winner is guaranteed safety and can pull themselves or another house guest off the nomination block (safety)
After both competitions are played, there's a live eviction where each eligible house guest votes to evict one nominated house guest in secret. The player with the most votes is evicted from the Big Brother house. The last 9 HouseGuests to get evicted form the jury, which then decides, by a vote, who the winner of that season is.
Take a look at this summer's theme below.
I'm loving the summer camp themed house this year. You can dive even deeper into the house as Julie Chen Moonves gives you a tour!
It's seriously so cool. I think my favorite part is the kitchen.
Also, this is who I'm pulling for this year as of right now, although that could change quickly if he doesn't play the game well.
Meet Jack Matthews, who is adorable in every way. I love his hair and his attitude towards life. He can also wiggle his ears and loves hanging with his dog, Layla. The only thing that worries me is that his strategy is to be honest, have good character and play with integrity. These are all great qualities outside of the Big Brother house, but inside he may need to get a little dirty and be dishonest. I'm pulling for you Jack!
This summer's cast is very diverse: wine safari guide, photographer, server, digital marketing executive, Broadway dancer, college soccer star, truck driver, fitness trainer, therapist, and more.
You can get to know some of them more below.
If you've never seen Big Brother, you should definitely give it a try this summer. It's a big commitment but completely worth it. The reason I say it's a big commitment is because there are three hour long episodes every week, but like I said you won't be disappointed.
You can watch Big Brother on CBS Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at 8:00pm. If that's not enough action for you, catch the live feeds as well.
Who are you rooting for?
Photo: CBS via Getty Images (Sonja F)