Unexpected twists, redesigned house await Houseguests when Big Brother returns to CBS next week

Big Brother will unleash two new twists into the stylish, redesigned house this summer that will influence the strategic landscape of the game when it premieres next Wednesday night at 7 p.m. CT (8 ET) on CBS. Julie Chen is the host. 

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. This process will be further explained during the season premiere. 

The second twist will allow Big Brother 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.” The full scope of the MVP’s secret power will be revealed during the season premiere. 

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 this Thursday, following CBS’s cast announcement of the new Houseguests. Fans can visit cbs.com/big_brother 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 Big Brother 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. 

Following the premiere, Big Brother will be broadcast three nights weekly – Sundays (7 p.m. CT, beginning June 30), Tuesdays (8 p.m. CT, beginning July 2) and the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen will be broadcast on Wednesdays (7 p.m. CT, beginning July 3). 

Big Brother follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 65 cameras and 98 microphones recording their 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.

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