"Big Brother" will get a delayed start this summer with a brand new cast (2023)

In a move that may signal protection from a prolonged writers' strike, CBS is pushing back its summer sinful treat by a month.

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"Big Brother" will get a delayed start this summer with a brand new cast (1)

ByDaltona Rossa May 22, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

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CBS has announced summer network premiere dates for its lineup of unscripted shows, and in keeping with the mold for its reality shows, the schedule features a twist.

big brotherThe network's motto has always been "expect the unexpected" and there are two surprises on the network's summer 2023 schedule for the competition series hosted byJulie Chen Moonves.

First, unlike the show's previous two seasons, which premiered in the first week of July, season 25 won't premiere until nearly a full month later on August 2. (Season 22 premiered on August 5, 2020, but that was due to delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)

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The late start could mean the network is planning to air the season until the fall as protection against the ongoing writers' strike. The delayed season 22 ran until October 28, and the last time we saw a writers' strike was in 2008, CBS held a somewhat unfortunate spring specialbig brotherto help fill gaps in the schedule.

While CBS notes that the season 25 schedulebig brotherincludes episodes aired on Sundays (8pm-9pm ET/PT), Wednesdays (8pm-9pm ET/PT) and Thursdays (9pm-10pm ET/PT), Wednesday installments would conflict with the recently announced Wednesday Fall Expansion Block90-minute episodeszSurvivorIAmazing race.

Subsequent seasonsSurvivorIAmazing racehave already been completed and will likely launch in mid or late September, but CBS can always changebig brotherfor other autumn nights, thus filling in the gaps created by the potential lack of scripting.

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However, this is not the only turnaround in this casebig brotherannouncement. It also states, "In a special 90-minute episode,big brotherkicks off its milestone season 25 as a bunch of brand new guests move inbig brotherDom."

While many assumed the show's groundbreaking 25th season - which looked like a sure bet until its cancellation after a disastrous first season in 2000 - would be filled with star-studded returning players, the line of "all new guests" seems to indicate that the next crop ofvictimsthe participants will be only new players, perhaps because only three years ago the show had already organized a star season.

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Severalbig brotherluminaries lobbied forshorter season of "legends"., and if the writers' strike is settled sooner rather than later, it's always possible that CBS could flip and air an abridged part with returning characters likeRachel Reilly,I Gheeslinga, IWilla Kirby'egowho may not sign up for an extended stay at home.

Anyway, wewill besee an exbig brotherplayers back on CBS this summer as the network also announced a returnChallenge: USAugust 10. With players fromSurvivor, Big Brother,IAmazing race, challenge: USAit will air on Thursdays and Sundays for the first three weeks before moving to its regular Thursday timeslot. It will turn out ifSurvivorplayers againeliminate competition.

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Why is Big Brother starting late? ›

Unlike previous seasons that have premiered in late June or July, the next installment is slated for a start date of August 2, 2023. CBS likely pushed the air date to fill in gaps widened by the ongoing WGA strike, which has impacted production across several shows in Hollywood.

Will there be a new season of Big Brother this summer? ›

Everything to Know About 'Big Brother' Season 25 (Including When It Premieres) The summer reality series will be back for a landmark season in summer 2023.

How many weeks is Big Brother? ›

The season ran for 82 days, with the season ending on September 25, 2022, when Taylor Hale was crowned the winner, defeating Monte Taylor. Hale became the first black female HouseGuest to win, as well as the second black HouseGuest to win in the main edition of the show.

What year did Big Brother first air? ›

The first episode of Big Brother

On July 5, 2000, the fine citizens of the United States were introduced to the voyeuristic world of Big Brother, which originated as a popular series in the Netherlands.

What time do people on Big Brother wake up? ›

The houseguests are also awakened by music every morning at 8:00 am, so they can gauge how their days are moving along from there. As a whole, though, players have no idea what time of day it is besides when they wake up.

Why is Big Brother not starting till August? ›

That's leading many fans to wonder why Big Brother season 25 is starting late? Traditionally, Big Brother premieres in early July. This has to do with the show's format, as it requires about three solid months to go from a large cast of houseguests to the final two.

Who is hosting Big Brother 2023? ›

Big Brother will return in 2023 on ITV with AJ Odudu and Will Best as the new presenters. Here is everything you need to know about the show's return…

Is there going to be another Big Brother in 2023? ›

Who Is The Host? Big Brother has had various hosts over the years including Gretel Killeen, Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O. But Sonia Kruger will be returning as host of Big Brother 2023 after fronting the show for recent seasons.

Is Big Brother going to be on in 2023? ›

Like we mentioned, though, the wait isn't terribly long. Big Brother season 25 is scheduled to premiere on Aug. 2, 2023.

Is the Big Brother house a real house? ›

Big Brother is a reality game show in which a group of contestants, referred to as HouseGuests, live in a custom-built "house" (actually a set built on a CBS stage in Los Angeles, Stage 18 since season six), constantly under video surveillance.

Who is the oldest person to ever play Big Brother? ›

The oldest Big Brother contestant: Jerry MacDonald, 75

Season 10's Jerry MacDonald made it all the way to the final three before being evicted.

What is the average age of Big Brother winners? ›

The average age of a Big Brother winner is 27. The average male winner is 27, with average female winner being 25.

Has a black female ever won Big Brother? ›

History was made during the season finale of “Big Brother” on Sept. 25. After 24 seasons, Taylor Hale, a 27-year-old personal stylist and former Miss Michigan USA, became the first Black woman to win the long-running CBS series.

Who owns Big Brother? ›


What is slop made of Big Brother? ›

Big Brother slop is a bland meal that consists of very few ingredients, including steel-cut oats, whey protein, soy protein, vitamin powder, and mineral powder.

How many toilets are in the Big Brother house? ›

Speaking of the restroom, there's only one

If you hated sharing a bathroom with your annoying sibling growing up, Big Brother Houseguests know how you feel. All of the Houseguests share only one bathroom. That is, until someone is awarded Head of Household and get their own luxurious personal spa.

Can you sleep on Big Brother? ›

'Big Brother decides when the housemates can snooze and that means no daytime power naps,' the caption read. It was also declared in the short teaser: 'Sleeping during the day is prohibited. '

Do they drink alcohol on Big Brother? ›

Many of Big Brother's most memorable moments were fuelled by booze. In the show's sixth series, contestant Kinga Karolczak infamously mimed masturbating with a wine bottle and later said of the incident: “On Big Brother, they want you to go crazy so give you loads of alcohol.

Has anyone been forced to leave Big Brother? ›

In August 2009, Chima Simone was kicked off Big Brother 11 after she repeatedly ignored producer's instructions and threw her microphone into the pool. As a result of her expulsion, Simone was not allowed to serve on the jury. Instead, her vote for the winner of the season was given to the viewers at home.

What is the shortest season of Big Brother? ›

With only 82 days of competition, Big Brother 24 will be the shortest season in a decade (shoutout to BB14, one of our favorite seasons). Following the 14th season, Big Brother began to extend its gameplay. One of the most controversial seasons in franchise history, BB15, spanned 90 days.

What is the best season of Big Brother to start on? ›

Due to the extensive catalog of Big Brother seasons, new viewers could have difficulty choosing where to start. The best season for new viewers to check out is Big Brother 20, perhaps the greatest season of the modern era. Season 20 represents the best aspects of the show's current era and few of the worst.

Who is hosting Big Brother 2024? ›

ITV and Initial have confirmed the new hosts for the forthcoming series of Big Brother and its companion show – AJ Odudu and Will Best – ahead of the show's return to ITVX and ITV2 later this year.

Will Big Brother ever have a live audience again? ›

Big Brother did away with live studio audiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. After two and a half seasons without it, the fans have returned. After two years of not having a live audience, the fans are back to joining host Julie Chen Moonves in the Big Brother studio every Thursday night.

Where is Big Brother filmed 2023? ›

According to a new report, the series will be shifting away from its previous spot at Elstree Studios, where the Big Brother house was actually demolished after the final series. Instead, it's reportedly set to be filmed at Garden Studios, which is situated in North West London, in newly-built studios.

What is the prize money for Big Brother 2023? ›

Celebrating in style, Khosi was presented with the US$100 000 grand prize and loudly cheered on by the vibrant studio audience, marking the end of an unforgettable first edition of Big Brother Titans.

How to join Big Brother 2023? ›

Audition/Casting Period: 10th October 2022 - 30th June 2023. Age Restrictions: Applicants must be 18 years of age or over. Terms and Conditions: Full participation Terms and Conditions apply. Programme specific Terms and Conditions here.

Has Big Brother always been in the same house? ›

Since its first appearance in 2005, the house layout remains the same, with only minor modifications made throughout the years.

How do you get on Big Brother? ›

Applications MUST go to bigbrothercasting.tv to fill out an on-line application and submit a video. Please take careful note to follow all instructions on the website. Deadline: Currently, there is no deadline for applications, but we have a strong preference to receive your applications as early as possible.

What is the next Big Brother? ›

Who won Big Brother 2025? ›

Armando Tinoco

Big Brother made history tonight after announcing the winner of Season 24. Taylor Hale became the first Black woman to win the CBS reality competition.

Do you get paid to be in the Big Brother house? ›

The first answer is yes, they get paid. The amount they get paid depends on how long they stay in the house. There are other incentives during their stay as well as the grand prize to the person who wins the competition.

Who is the richest person in Big Brother house? ›

The richest housemate in Big Brother Naija Season 7 outside the house is Phyna, her net worth is over 100 Million Naira.

How much do Big Brother jury members get paid? ›

All the contestants earn $1,000 a week while they are on the show. This includes all the members of the jury, who stay sequestered, but in another location. If a player is eliminated before the jury forms, they stop receiving the stipend. This stipend gets paid out to all the players at the conclusion of the season.

Has anyone become famous from Big Brother? ›

Lisa Donahue

After Big Brother, Lisa used her experience in reality TV drama to pursue an acting career.

Who is the most popular Big Brother contestant? ›

The favorite Big Brother contestant of all time goes to none other than the strategic mastermind, Dan Gheesling. Dan was the first ever player to make the final two twice, winning once. His cutthroat gameplay made him one of the most beloved houseguests by viewers, and feared by fellow houseguests.

Who was the youngest Big Brother winner? ›

Ian also holds the record for most consecutive HoH wins at 4. At 21 years and 6 months old at the time of his win, Terry became the youngest winner in American Big Brother history.

Has an old person ever won Big Brother? ›

Dick holds the record as the show's oldest winner (age 44 at the time), and Daniele is the youngest person (having turned 21 during the competition) ever to win one of the American program's top two prizes.
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Can anyone join Big Brother? ›

When applying for our programs, a Little Brother or Little Sister must be between the ages of 6 and 16 years. Littles between the ages of 14 and 16 will be considered on a case by case basis. The friendship with a Big Brother and Big Sister can be supported by the agency through to 21 years of age.

When was Big Brother most popular? ›

Season 12 (7.76 Million)

Known for having one of the most dominant and entertaining alliances in Big Brother history, season 12 was a resurgent one for the franchise. It attracted the largest average audience in five seasons, and was steady in doing so, with every episode falling between 6.4-8 million viewers.

Has Big Brother ever had a female winner? ›

Lisa Donahue

As the first female winner in Big Brother history, Lisa took home the winnings in Big Brother 3.

Is Taylor from Big Brother a guy? ›

“There was just something really warm and inviting about Joseph,” Taylor, the first Black woman to win a non-celebrity season of the CBS reality show, exclusively told Us Weekly in September 2022.

Who is the female DJ from Big Brother? ›

Kate Lawler (born 7 May 1980) is an English television personality, presenter, model and DJ.

What happens to the Big Brother house after the season? ›

After the finale, the “BB” house is taken apart (its furniture is sold elsewhere). “It's a set, so it gets demolished then rebuilt,” Grodner says. “Prior to the [new] houseguests entering, we go in with an industrial cleaning crew and make sure the filth from the past season is gone.

Who is the leader of Big Brother? ›

As the President & CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Artis Stevens takes the helm of the organization at one of the most critical moments for our nation's youth.

Where was Big Brother filmed? ›

The original show, which began in 2000, was filmed on an island near Stratford, east London, for series one and two.

Has anyone sued Big Brother? ›

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Whitney Williams, the one-time “Big Brother” contestant from Portland, is in default on a lawsuit against her after she did not respond to the suit, court records obtained by KOIN 6 News show.

How does Big Brother get food? ›

They can't shop for their own groceries.

Since the houseguests aren't allowed to leave the house, production organizes the house's groceries to be delivered each week.

Who washes clothes on Big Brother? ›

To no shock, the Big Brother house doesn't clean itself. In fact, the houseguests are responsible to do so! “It's up to the houseguests to do their own cleaning, and some casts are real slobs and some are really neat,” Executive Producer of Big Brother, Allison Grodner, told New York Post in 2017.

Why is Big Brother on at 8 30? ›

Big Brother season 24 release time tonight

However, because of an NFL football game cutting into that time, the new episode will release on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 8:30 p.m. ET, instead.

Why time is Big Brother on? ›

Tune into an all-new Big Brother at 8:30/7:30c on CBS!

Why is Big Brother season 1 so long? ›

During season 1, there were no Big Brother competitions, and no real strategy that took place in the game. Since the viewers at home voted on everything, that left a lot of content to be aired, which is why the show was on up to six nights a week. However, this format did not sit well with viewers.

What time does Big Brother get uploaded? ›

When can I watch new episodes of Big Brother? The series airs Thursdays (9:00-10:00 pm, LIVE ET/ delayed PT), featuring the live evictions, and Sundays and Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).

Is there a bed time on Big Brother? ›

It was also declared in the short teaser: 'Sleeping during the day is prohibited. ' On Thursday, the show's Instagram page also revealed the lights will remain on until Big Brother decides that it's time to sleep.

Who is the oldest Big Brother contestant? ›

The oldest Big Brother contestant: Jerry MacDonald, 75

Season 10's Jerry MacDonald made it all the way to the final three before being evicted.

Who is the youngest Big Brother contestant ever? ›

Trivia. Michelle was the youngest houseguest to compete on Big Brother 4 (US).

Where is the Big Brother house? ›

Big Brother is a reality game show in which a group of contestants, referred to as HouseGuests, live in a custom-built "house" (actually a set built on a CBS stage in Los Angeles, Stage 18 since season six), constantly under video surveillance.

Who will host Big Brother 2023? ›

ITV and Initial (part of Banijay UK) today confirm the new hosts for the forthcoming series of Big Brother and its companion show - AJ Odudu and Will Best - ahead of the show's hotly anticipated return to ITVX and ITV2 later this year.

What was the most successful Big Brother season? ›

10 Most Watched Seasons Of Big Brother
  • Season 6 (7.24 Million) ...
  • Season 8 (7.52 Million) ...
  • Season 7 (7.56 Million) ...
  • Season 12 (7.76 Million) ...
  • Season 2 (7.90 Million) ...
  • Season 13 (7.95 Million) ...
  • Season 5 (8.30 Million) ...
  • Season 3 (8.70 Million)
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Why was Big Brother cancelled? ›

The programme, which sees housemates live together in a custom-built home for weeks without access to the outside world in a bid to win a cash prize, started in 2000 on Channel 4 and Channel 5 took over in 2011. However, it was axed by the broadcaster in 2018 amid a ratings slump.

Can you take medication on Big Brother? ›

Heidi Fleiss has revealed that Big Brother provides housemates with prescription medication. Heidi Fleiss has revealed that Big Brother provides housemates with prescription medication. Talking to this week's Heat magazine, the former madam lifted the lid on what really goes on behind the scenes.

How long does it take to shoot Big Brother? ›

Due to the nature of the show, there's no way houseguests can continue to work while being on Big Brother. Contestants must commit to the entire 96 day filming schedule before joining the show and take a leave of absence or quit their job beforehand.

How many days does Big Brother take? ›

3. You must be willing to live in the Big Brother house located in Los Angeles for approximately 100 days on such dates to be determined by Producers in their sole discretion with approximately a dozen strangers where you will have little or no privacy.


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