‘Big Brother’ is a reality TV game show that is based on the Dutch TV show of the same name which was created by John de Mol in 1997. ‘Big Brother’ is named after a character in ‘Nineteen Eighty–Four’, a famous novel by George Orwell. The series first premiered on July 5, 2000, and has since continued being one of the most watched shows for CBS along with being the second longest-running adaptation of the reality game show after the Spanish version.
It has inspired two spin-offs — ‘Big Brother: Over the Top’ and ‘Celebrity Big Brother‘. It also has several companion shows, including ‘House Calls’, ‘Big Brother: After Dark’, ‘Big Brother: Live Chat’, and ‘Off the Block’. While the series is immensely popular among fans due to the voyeuristic quality it brings, there have been several charges of intimidation, bullying, harassment, and use of obscene language against the participants of the show. However, ironically, it is this horrible side of human nature that seems to attract more viewers. Read on to find out what is next for this immensely popular series.
Big Brother Cast: Who is in it?
‘Big Brother’ includes a new set of contestants participating every season. Some of the House Guests for the previous seasons were Angela Rummans, Angie “Rockstar” Lantry, Bayleigh Dayton, Brett Robinson, Chris “Swaggy C” Williams, Faysal Shafaat, Haleigh Broucher, Joseph “JC” Mounduix, Kaitlyn Herman, Kaycee Clark, Rachel Swindler, Samantha “Sam” Bledsoe, Scottie Salton, Stephen “Steve” Arienta, Tyler Crispen, and Winston Hines.
For the upcoming season, the HouseGuests have not been announced yet, but since they are usually announced a couple of weeks before the show premieres, there should be an official confirmation soon. In all likelihood, 16 HouseGuests will be introduced like the other seasons. Notably, there have been rumors among fans that this could be an all-star season, and we could see star players from previous seasons return. Robyn Kass, the casting director, has put these rumors to bed saying, “Like every single year-BB will be a house of super fans, casual fans and people new to the game”.
However, it is important to note that there was some speculation whether host Julie Chen Moonves would return. After all, during the previous season, she made her solidarity known for her husband, Les Moonves, the President of CBS, who was ousted based on allegations of sexual misconduct. However, it appears as though Julie will be returning, which is good news for people who have gotten used to her being the host.
Big Brother Plot: What is it about?
The plot revolves around the contestants of the show, known as HouseGuests, who have no access to the outside world for an extended period. The housemates are locked in a facility which is always under video observation. The house is fitted with 94 HD Cameras and 113 microphones to record their every move during all the 24 hours of the day. The housemates get nominated every week, and one of the housemates is evicted from the show on the basis of public voting. This process is mandatory for all the housemates.