If you're unfamiliar with the show Big Brother, it's pretty simple. A group of strangers are placed in a house for the summer with 24/7 video surveillance. Every week, there is a Head of Household who can nominate two other house guests for eviction. At the end of each week, the other house guests vote on who they'd like to leave. It causes drama, competition, and complete paranoia as the season progresses, which is why it's so fun to watch!
Anyone watching this season of Big Brother knows it's not been the most exciting of all time. With last year's runner up, Paul, returning to the cast, he's been the puppet master of all the other house guests and is practically guaranteed the $500,000 prize.
Fans are starting to get upset with how boring this season is, especially with the controversies. Claims of sexual assault, one army veteran leaving because her PTSD was triggered by bullying, and extreme accusations involving other contestants' children, have all lead viewers to stop watching this season of the show.
Sad. Just sad. Awful season continues #bb19— The Ancient Mariner (@Anci3nt_Marin3r) September 8, 2017
It's been 19 seasons, so it's easy to understand how people can get tired. That being said, CBS doesn't have a summer show with higher ratings than Big Brother. According to Les Moonves, CEO of CBS (and husband of Big Brother host Julie Chen), it's the reason the network is alive.
Julie Chen told The Hollywood Reporter her husband said, "You and your show are single-handedly keeping this network afloat during the summer. You’re keeping this network running.'"
With 7.35 million viewers per week, CBS needs to do everything they can to keep their Big Brother audience happy.
That's why this news is so exciting to fans!
After the double eviction on Thursday's Big Brother, it's almost as if Chen could sense the despair in the audience. She decided to up the mood by announcing a new TV show that will be airing this winter on CBS.
Get ready for Celebrity Big Brother!
Chen announced she will be hosting Celebrity Big Brother, which has never aired in the United States.
"If you know one thing about my husband, it has to make economic sense," Chen said of the CBS CEO. "They crunched the numbers and said, ‘Based on the following we have, we can do it and make it work and make it profitable.’”
"Big Brother has been dominating pop culture throughout its 19 seasons, and it is exciting to grow the franchise with the first-ever celebrity edition in the U.S.," said executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan. "Celebrities will be under the watchful eye of the Big Brother cameras, facing the classic game elements, and of course new twists in this special winter event."
While Chen admits it won't be all Oscar winners who land in the house, the U.K. version has boasted some pretty impressive celebs:
- Pamela Anderson
- Farrah Abraham, of Teen Mom
- Perez Hilton
- Gary Busey
- Ivana Trump
- Courtney Stodden
- Dennis Rodman
- Jermaine Jackson
- La Toya Jackson
- Stephen Baldwin
Fans seem really excited about this new season, which will serve as a filler between the end of regular Big Brother and the show's 20th season, airing in summer 2018.
Are you a fan of the show? Will you watch the celebrity version?