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Post  Banjo on 2013-01-12, 14:32

Oh my gosh, they're adding 2 weeks to the season ? That's what John is implying. What can it mean ? This is epic !!! woohoo clap two thumbs up

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Post  Banjo on 2013-02-12, 17:15

Looks like this will be a big improvement for the house guests....no shorter periods of boredom, but the viewers should still sign up for live feeds.

Why Big Brother 15 Schedule Changes Will Greatly Improve This Season

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 08:15 AM PST

Big Brother 15 host Julie Chen

CBS has announced the Big Brother 15 premiere will arrive two weeks earlier than normal this summer. That’s a huge change for the series, but the less examined part of that announcement was a switch in which nights the episodes would air. This shift in nights, while seemingly minor, should greatly improve this season of Big Brother and here’s why.

Long ago we would watch Julie Chen and the Houseguests on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays which gave the perfect rhythm with typically one night on and one night off for a chance to discuss. The last few seasons we’ve instead been watching Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. This approach allowed little time for viewers to digest Wednesday night’s broadcast Veto events ahead of Thursday’s eviction. But if you think all these delays and subsequent rushes were bad for the Big Brother CBS viewers, well, they were even worse for the Live Feeds and especially the HGs.

Following each new HoH competition on Thursday night the HGs were hustled through nomination plans on Friday and a ceremony that night. The Veto competition was held on Saturday and the Veto ceremony on Monday. That left nothing to be done on most of Monday and all of Tuesday and Wednesday other than sit around, be bored, and await the inevitable eviction. Big Brother 15 is about to fix all of that.

CBS says BB15 episodes will buck the recent seasons’ schedule and instead air on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Moving the weekday broadcasts up a night means the HGs will have more time before a Friday nomination and less time after a Monday PoV ceremony if production keeps the in-house events on the same old schedule. Houseguests will get an extra day to fight, struggle, and be good hamsters filled with paranoia. Just the way we like them!

Clarification: I’m talking real-time events going on in the house and not time differences between episode broadcasts. Events in the house happen days before CBS airs them.

While the broadcast viewers might not notice as significant a change in the house dynamics, it should be a dramatic improvement for fans watching the Live Feeds which is of course where the real game exists and the die hard fans never miss.

What do you think about the Big Brother 15 schedule and its impact on the game?

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Post  Banjo on 2013-02-18, 15:58

THIS IS IT !!!!

Don't miss out on your chance for fame and fortune !!! geek

Big Brother 15 Casting Begins Today – Apply Now

Posted: 18 Feb 2013 10:57 AM PST

Big Brother 15 casting

The casting director for CBS’ Big Brother 15 has just announced that casting for the 2013 summer season begins today! Open calls for auditions usually begin in March or April and run through May and Robyn Kass promises we’ll see those casting dates and locations very soon:

#BB15 casting officially starts today!Open calls will be posted w/in a month. Updates here. :) #bigbrother15 #BigBrother

— Robyn Kass (@Kassting) February 18, 2013

To apply for Big Brother 15 you’ll be able to either submit your application online through the official casting website or you can attend a live audition event.

Keep in mind that you do not need to use both methods to apply, according to casting director Robyn Kass. As for which method is better, BB12′s Matt Hoffman recommends submitting an application so you can control the interview, but plenty of HGs have made it in both ways.

No matter how you decide to apply for Big Brother 15 just be sure to do it! We want to see you in the house entertaining us when the season premieres in late June, but you can only do that if you take the first step. Best of luck to everyone who applies.

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Post  Banjo on 2013-03-01, 13:27

Good heavens ! I just found out about this ! Daniele Donato, the hottest house guest to ever be on Big Brother, twice, married Dom who was on season before last which was Dani's second appearance. At the time there were rumors......but on TV they didn't show anything definitive. I think he's a couple of years younger than her. Anyway, it looks like they had a nice wedding. clap

There has never been a married couple on BB. If the producers ever think about trying it, they would be the couple.

http://www.realitynation.com/tv-shows/big-brother/dani-and-dom-wedding-pics/29397/

http://www.closertoloveblog.com/blog/2013/2/28/dani-dominic-married

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Post  Banjo on 2013-04-05, 16:47

Oh-oh, who knows what this will mean ? Suspect

Big Brother 15 Live Feeds: CBS Votes To Evict SuperPass

Posted: 05 Apr 2013 08:00 AM PDT

Big Brother 15 Live Feeds on CBS

This week CBS announced a significant change to the way Big Brother 15 fans will keep an eye on the most closely watched house each summer.

When the 2013 season premieres on June 26th, two weeks early this year, viewers will no longer be using RealNetwork’s SuperPass service for an uncensored view inside the Big Brother house. CBS has ended its thirteen season relationship with RealNetworks in favor of self-hosting the Live Feed access via the CBS.com website.

While few details were released to us it appears there should be little change in the actual viewing experience for fans as CBS is promising “New Season. New Home. Same Feeds.” Viewers concerned about expanded blackouts and cutaways should keep in mind that CBS has always controlled the content flowing out of the Big Brother house and on to the Feeds. There’s sure to still be Feed blocks and frustration on the viewers’ end, but it should be no worse than before. Tweets of discontent can now be aimed directly at the source.

Side Note: I’m reading lots of misplaced fears that blackouts will intensify with this change. We have no reason to believe that. As I tried to explain above, there should be no change. CBS has always had control of what goes out on the Feeds. RealNetworks provided the streaming service, they never had editorial control over content in that way. If you’re panicking about more blocked Feeds then please take a deep breath and stop worrying.

Give us one reason why we shouldn't panic !


It is also likely that the Feeds will continue to be a paid subscription service as both CBS and Real assured affiliates the referral program, a critical funding source for sites like this, would continue in some form. “We have been working with CBS.com and they understand the critical role you play in generating the interest and subscribers for this product,” said RealNetworks in a release to affiliates of the Live Feed program.

They'll probably raise the price !

This change could also offer an opportunity for an improvement in technology and delivery of the Feeds though after dealing with Big Brother Canada and the lack of “Flashback” we are anxious to have a full feature set confirmed by CBS.

As CBS shifts away from Real we hope this won’t mean the end of SuperPass’ featured content with hosts like former BB HG Chelsia Hart and Missy. No details have been released on the fate of Real’s supplemental content.

CBS has no idea what true geek fandom is all about !

We’d like to thank RealNetworks and the entire BBLF team there for everything they’ve done for viewers and fan sites for more than a decade in support of the best reality series out there, Big Brother!

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Post  Banjo on 2013-04-25, 13:05

Don't forget ! Two months is barely enough time to get your head straight, buy snacks, inform friends, relatives, loved ones, that your personal availability will be severely restricted. Start training infants, toddlers, young children to be self sufficient for 3 months.

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Post  Banjo on 2013-05-01, 15:52

What has happened in the past seasons when they started out with more than about 12 people is that several get booted unexpectedly early, HG's that would have seemed to be safe for awhile longer. For example, about 2 seasons ago Annie was the first booted off after 3 days. I was furious and am only now recovering Rolling Eyes and probably wouldn't have at all if it hadn't been for Daniele Donato coming back on the next season. Cutie

So if they start out with more than 16 this season expect some chaos until a majority vent their rage against the perceived undesirables and the cast is reduced to a more manageable number. Double eliminations per week can accomplish this quickly. The psycho-sexual dynamics usually reveal themselves as the less attractive women in fits of rage and jealousy convince enough men to team up with them to get enough voting numbers to boot the hotter women right away. This is what happened with Annie, and they tried it several times with Daniele but she was too savvy a player for them to succeed until much later in the season.

Already I am getting into the very complex analytical mode necessary to be a successful viewer of this show rather than a mere blob of "human baggage" holding back the advancement of humanity in general. tongue

Julie Chen Reveals Big Brother 15 Spoilers: More HouseGuests Than Ever!

Posted: 01 May 2013 07:39 AM PDT

Big Brother 15 with Julie Chen

Julie Chen is putting Big Brother 15 in the spotlight this week with a significant reveal.

Tuesday on CBS’ “The Talk” Julie Chen made a quick announcement saying, “Big Brother is getting even bigger this summer which means we need you. The show is starting two weeks early on Wednesday, June 26th, and we need more HouseGuests than ever.”

More HGs than ever means a lot of hamsters! Last season we heard it was the “most ever” with sixteen players, even though BB9 matched the same number of HGs (counting Neil, who left very early). That means we could be hitting seventeen, eighteen, or even more houseguests for Big Brother 15. Wow.

An extra two weeks of the show with an early premiere this summer makes this extension of the cast an obvious situation and much preferred to the option of cutting out our favorite Double Eviction nights. Can’t have those going missing on us.

Julie Chen reminded viewers that it’s not too late to apply. All 2013 season open call casting events have passed us by, but you can still apply online. Check out all the details on how to apply for Big Brother and submit your application right now.

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Post  Banjo on 2013-05-03, 17:41

http://www.buddytv.com/articles/big-brother/big-brother-canada-controversy-50013.aspx

Let's hope they don't try any of those twists in the U.S. season. And if there is ever such a voting screw up here, social upheaval will result.... beatdown

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Post  Banjo on 2013-05-23, 16:11

Top 5 Things We Want To See On Big Brother 15

Posted: 23 May 2013 08:38 AM PDT

Big Brother 15 on CBS

The CBS premiere of Big Brother 15 arrives in just five more weeks (June 26th) so let’s get ready by discussing what we here at BBN want to see as part of the 2013 season.

#5 – More Competitions On Live Feeds

We love watching the endurance comps on the Big Brother Live Feeds so getting more of that would be even better. Each season the luxury comps, Veto comps, Have-Nots, etc. are blocked from the Feeds and that’s a shame.

We know they don’t always run smoothly and blocking the live viewers lets production take all the time they need to get it right. But keep in mind that we see a full week of comps in one hour of live TV on Double Eviction nights, more on those in a moment, so we know they can pull it off. Expand the Big Brother 15 Feeds. Show us more comps!

#4 – More Double Eviction Nights

These are the best nights of the season. Everything goes in to chaos mode and we really get a big dose of “expect the unexpected” when the HGs have to scramble through an eviction, HoH comp, nominations, a Veto comp and ceremony, and another eviction all inside sixty minutes of live television. So much fun. So very awesome.

Part of what makes those Big Brother episodes so awesome is that they are rare, so let’s not overdo it, but maybe one or even two extra double eviction shows would be fantastic to have this season.

#3 – Twists That Don’t Flip The Entire Season

Twists are fun and a staple of Big Brother each summer. Whether or not you want them, they’re going to happen but they’ve got to be good and they can’t have such a wide brush as to wipe out entire weeks of the season. We’ve seen the Diamond Power of Veto, the Coup D’Etat, and most recently BB Canada’s PowerShift twist that brought an evicted HG back in to the game with just days left in the competition. Too much.

So if we get a twist, and I’m sure we will, then let it be something simple, but fun. The twins switching out was awesome. The saboteur voted out in week one was not. Don’t make the season hinge on it and then let it fall flat right out of the gate (again, the saboteur). Do what you need to, Grodner and team, but don’t make it pivotal because at the core, this game should be surviving competitions, building a social game, and keeping yourself in the house at all costs.

#2 – More Time To Conspire & Backstab, Less Time to Grovel

We’re excited about the news that CBS has shuffled the Big Brother 15 schedule so evictions are on Wednesday nights and Veto episodes air on Tuesdays. Of course we’d love to have back the old Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday schedule, but this is a great alternative if production takes advantage of the new timeline.

If production keeps nominations on Friday evenings and Veto Ceremony on Mondays while evictions move earlier to Wednesday that’ll give us an entire extra day of potential conspiring, backstabbing, and betrayals. HGs will have more time to work their magic in the HoH room and plead their case while, wait for it, throwing other HGs under the bus. The best part is we would have one less day of “dead man walking” around the house as the wait between Monday’s Veto meeting and the subsequent eviction is shortened.

Of course production could shift everything with the new eviction night schedule and hold the Veto meeting on Sundays, but we’ve got all of our fingers crossed that they keep it as-is.

#1 – An All-New Cast

Our entire wishlist and the entire season means nothing without an incredible cast of Big Brother 15 houseguests. Our biggest hope for this season is an all-new cast.

We’ve had retreads for season after season now and it’s time for a change. Yes, retreads come with a built-in fanbase and I’m sure CBS loves that, but they also come with their own baggage and a complete lack of discovery. We know these people. There’s little left to learn from them. I want to find out all new things about all new people.

Watching the debut season of Big Brother Canada was awesome for many reasons, but a lot of it was they were all fresh faces. As the weeks went on I discovered which HGs I loved and which ones I loved to hate. I want that feeling again with Big Brother 15.

Thankfully, according to my trusted source, this season is set to do just that. The current plan by CBS is for an all new BB15 cast. The caveat being CBS has the final say on who goes in the house. If they don’t like the final collection of newbies they can scuttle those plans and hit us with retreads. Let’s all say a little prayer for Robyn Kass and her casting team. We know they can find us a great set of HGs, the “biggest cast ever!”, even.

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Post  Banjo on 2013-05-27, 14:24

I wouldn't be surprised if CBS doesn't have an Early Bird sign up discount. But that won't stop us TRUE BELIEVERS !!! The difference isn't that great, unless they raise the overall price too. It has been ~$26 for the 3 months.


Big Brother Network: CBS Readying Big Brother 15 Live Feeds Details
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CBS Readying Big Brother 15 Live Feeds Details

Posted: 27 May 2013 06:46 AM PDT

Big Brother 15 Live Feeds on CBS

Big Brother 15 will start in just over a month on June 26, 2013 and fans are ready to find out more about this season’s Live Feeds program and what to expect.

In early April we learned that CBS had parted ways with RealNetworks after thirteen years and would instead be offering the Feeds directly through their own sign-ups. This offered up a lot of questions both around our team and among our readers. Will the cost change? Can Canadians still view the Feeds? Will there be an Early Bird rate? Are they going to blackout the Feeds more often?

Some of these questions were addressed in our original article explaining the Big Brother 15 Live Feeds situation, but more questions were left unanswered.

Luckily we had been put in contact with CBS’ Interactive team, the folks who would be managing the 2013 Feed experience, so I reached out again to them on Friday in hopes of more details.

“We are close,” our contact said in regards to the release of links and details for the Big Brother Feeds program.

When I pushed for a confirmation of at least the annual favorite “Early Bird” pricing, a discounted rate for early subscribers, I didn’t get a response.

So with just a month to go we’re still anxiously awaiting details to share with you on the upcoming season of Feeds and just how all of that will go. We’re sincerely hoping for the early bird rate and some sort of season pass pricing, but as of now we know as much as you do. There will be Feeds in some fashion, costing some dollars, and available to some people. Yep, that sums it up!

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Post  Banjo on 2013-05-28, 15:56


Big Brother Network: Big Brother 15 Cast Application Reviews Complete
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Big Brother 15 Cast Application Reviews Complete

Posted: 28 May 2013 09:34 AM PDT

Kassting Inc

The Big Brother 15 cast is one step closer to coming together with the news from Kassting Inc’s Robyn Kass, the casting director for CBS’ Big Brother series.

Kass announced via Twitter that if you submitted an application or visited an open-call event then yes, your profile was reviewed by her team for a chance at going inside the house for the 2013 season!

It’s official…. every #BB15 submission has been watched! Thanks again to everyone who applied.Now onto the waiting game. #BBFansRTheBest

— Robyn Kass (@Kassting) May 22, 2013

The new season is just four weeks away from it’s start date of June 26, 2013. Over the next few weeks as we prepare for the season premiere the wheels will be turning over there at Kassting Inc and CBS has they assemble what we’ve been told will be an all-new HG cast for Big Brother 15!

Finalists should be hearing from the casting group soon if they haven’t already so don’t fret if you’re still waiting on that phone call. And if you do get the call then don’t share it on Twitter or anywhere else for that matter! According to the rules, if you disclose your finalists status as a potential HG then you can and likely will be dumped off the list.

Robyn Kass just posted this morning “Still lots of decisions to be made….” on her Twitter account so they’re still working things through on who makes the cut.

Best of luck to all Big Brother 15 applicants! We can’t wait to watch you on the brand new Live Feeds this summer.

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Post  Banjo on 2013-05-29, 15:55

I know I used to get the TV Guide channel but don't recall seeing it lately. This could be serious..... hair raising It's important to have the After Dark function for when the endurance challenges run long, past the CBS sched. Also, the HGs are more likely to get wild and crazy during that time, although their alcohol supply is carefully doled out to prevent total chaos.

Okay, I found it. Whew ! That's a relief ! No wonder I haven't seen it lately. It's way down in Chan. 19 , in the non-HD channels where I rarely go. The Showtime After Dark feed was non-HD also so I guess I'll survive.... Rolling Eyes

Years ago the TV Guide channel was different. Across the bottom half of the screen was the currently running show sched. which slowly scrolled up and on the top half were commercials. But now it's called TVGN and it's a channel showing old TV shows, Designing Women is on right now, so the After Dark feed should be an okay change. BB fans are very sensitive to change of any sort. This will cause some uproar and consternation but all in all I feel better. geek

One big advantage now is that peeps don't have to be subscribed to Showtime to see it because TVGN is on basic cable. This used to be a point of contention because those fans who didn't have Showtime were always moaning and complaining about not being able to see After Dark, while we elite subscribers ridiculed their lack of dedication. Although there were a few kind souls that would give them updates during the 3 hours that After Dark was on. Rolling Eyes

'Big Brother: After Dark' Moves to TV Guide Network
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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There are several changes coming this summer for Big Brother 15, and one of them involves where you can catch a nightly dose of live feeds on your TV.

After airing on Showtime for the past few years, the daily Big Brother: After Dark will be on the TV Guide Network this summer, starting after the show's season premiere on CBS on Wednesday, June 26.

TVGN, which CBS bought 50 percent of a few months ago, has a far larger audience than Showtime, nearly three times the size.

In addition to the move, Big Brother: After Dark is also shrinking down to two hours, from midnight to 2am ET every single night for 13 weeks. In past years the show ran for three hours every night.

Aside from the two hours of live feeds Big Brother 15 fans can catch on TVGN, the 24/7 live feeds are also back, though the show's partnership with RealNetworks is over and now the live feeds will be hosted on CBS.com.

All of this comes as Big Brother 15 promises to be the biggest season ever, literally. The show is premiering two weeks earlier than usual and will end at the same time. Big Brother 14 ended in 75 days, but this new year could go as high as 90.

Julie Chen also announced on The Talk that this year will feature more HGs than ever before. The previous high was 16 HGs set in season 9 with the special couples edition and last year with the four coaches who eventually entered the game as players.

Big Brother 15 will continue to air three times a week on CBS, with new episodes Sundays at 8pm, Tuesdays at 9pm and live eviction shows Wednesdays at 9pm (though the show moves to 8pm on Wednesdays starting July 17).

Big Brother 15 begins Wednesday, June 26 at 9pm on CBS, followed by the launch of Big Brother: After Dark three hours later on TV Guide Network.

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Post  Banjo on 2013-05-30, 16:17

Big Brother After Dark Leaves Showtime For TVGN

Posted: 29 May 2013 02:04 PM PDT

Big Brother After Dark

Yet another change for Big Brother 15 today with the announcement from CBS that “Big Brother: After Dark” would be leaving Showtime and moving to TVGN.

What is TVGN? It’s the channel formerly known as “TV Guide Network” that was rebranded for the fifth time since it started up in 1981 (Wikipedia). CBS bought up half control of the channel along with Lionsgate so they’re probably looking to boost viewership there. I guess Showtime and SHO2 don’t need the help.

What does this mean for the 2013 season of Big Brother After Dark? TVGN isn’t a premium channel, so you won’t have to sign-up for Showtime again. The downside is this probably won’t be uncensored content anymore. They’ll either have to actively censor the content or actively restrict the HGs. I’m guessing it’s the former. Oh my gosh, I didn't think of that ! Although the language would be the main 'problem', which of course wasn't on Showtime. But it's not like they ran around naked, etc. on After Dark, unlike the Swedish and German versions. two thumbs up

The episodes of After Dark will begin airing live at midnight after the season premiere of Big Brother 15 on June 26, 2013. Each show will air nightly but run only two hours instead of the previous three-hour episodes.

You can check if you get TVGN by visiting their website and clicking the red “TVGN Channel Finder” banner in the upper right corner.

Looks like you’ll want to be getting those Big Brother 15 Live Feeds this season after all.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Post  Banjo on 2013-05-31, 22:39

One possibility to explain the difference in "days" is that they may be counting the total days from when the HGs go into sequester which happens a week before the show starts on CBS. scratch At any rate this is a subject impacting national societal equilibrium and must be cleared up quickly for all of our psycho-sexual stability. :P


Big Brother Network: Big Brother 15 – CBS Says 100 Days In 13 Weeks (VIDEO)
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Posted: 31 May 2013 07:46 AM PDT

Big Brother 15 - 100 Days of Summer

This season of Big Brother 15 looks to truly be bigger than ever. We’ve been hearing it all month since host Julie Chen revealed the 2013 season would need “more houseguests than ever.” Now we’re finding out that not only will the season start earlier with a June 26, 2013 premiere, but it’s also set to run longer.

In their latest promo, watch the video below, CBS throws out a new tagline for the Big Brother 15 season with “100 Days of Summer.” Now we’ve heard in the past that the marketing department is sometimes disconnected from the actual production team when it comes to making promises and this might be a similar situation.

According to CBS’ press release earlier this week where we learned Big Brother After Dark would move from Showtime to TVGN they also mentioned BBAD would air on its new home for 13 weeks.

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Now I’m no math whiz, but 13 weeks, which would already make for an incredibly long Big Brother season, doesn’t add up to 100 days of BB15. We’d have to reach more than fourteen weeks for that to happen.

The other question is, is that really 13 weeks or will the show span 13 weeks on the calendar? If it’s literally 13 sets of 7-days then Big Brother 15 would conclude around September 25th, kinda late for a BB season. If it’s going to simply air across thirteen separate weeks then we could see the finale end up on the 18th, a more typical end date while allowing for the new season of shows to still kick off in September.

No matter what those dates end up being it definitely looks like we’re in for a LOT of Big Brother 2013 for the summer season. Now if only CBS would start letting us know what’s going on with those Big Brother Live Feeds this summer!

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Big Brother Network: Big Brother 15: Roadmap To The Premiere
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Posted: 03 Jun 2013 04:00 AM PDT

Big Brother 15 host Julie Chen

Big Brother 15 will premiere later this month as CBS continues to prepare for the new season’s start on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. As we wait anxiously for that day to come we can kick off our preseason discussions with a look at what events are set to take place in the next few weeks.

Traditionally the Live Feeds “Early Bird” sale would be kicking off around now but CBS has yet to release any details other than to confirm that there will be Feeds. We’re still anticipating some level of announcement in the near future, but when that happens is anyone’s guess. To receive details on the Live Feeds enter your email address below and we’ll send you that information as soon as it’s released:


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Here is a list of all of the preseason events we know so far for the 2013 season. For any unknown dates we’ll try to estimate based on past season’s information. We’ll continue to update and post links and new dates as information becomes available.
Big Brother 15 Roadmap to the Premiere:

Big Brother Live Feed Early Bird discount starts – TBD
Big Brother Media Day – June 10
Big Brother Press Interviews – June 18
Big Brother 15 cast revealed – June 20*
Big Brother 15 HG enters the house – June 22* Remember....day count in house starts with this date, not the CBS premiere date.
Big Brother 15 premiere on CBS – June 26 @ 9PM ET/PT
Big Brother Live Feeds turn on – June 26 @ 10PM PT (BBT)
Big Brother After Dark premieres on TVGN – June 27 @ 12AM ET/PT
*Dates estimated based on past seasons’ timelines.

The Big Brother episodes schedule will feature broadcasts this season on Sundays @ 8PM ET/PT, Tuesdays @ 9PM ET/PT, and Wednesdays @ 9PM ET/PT. The Wednesday episodes will move up an hour to the 8PM timeslot starting July 17, 2013.

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Big Brother 15 Live Feeds Early Bird Sale Is Live

Posted: 04 Jun 2013 12:15 PM PDT

Big Brother 15 Live Feeds sale

The Big Brother 15 Early Bird sale is on for the all-new Live Feeds! CBS has lifted its ban on the details so we’re ready to share the information and links so you can get this limited time preseason price and watch the entire season for $23.99 a 20% cut off the monthly price. This is a huge price drop from what we’ve seen in the past!

Big Brother Live Feed - Early Bird Discount

Once Big Brother 15 starts the sale ends so you’ll need to sign-up by the end of June 25, 2013 to secure the Early Bird sale price and save 20% off the cost. Signing up now will guarantee you access to the “24/7 Live” Big Brother Live Feeds for the full season. If you wait, you can get them later but you’ll pay more for the same thing.

Did you know that when you sign-up for your Feeds through fansites like this one that you directly help support them? We couldn’t do this site each season without you. Your sign-ups through our links and banners make this community possible. Thank you.

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This year the Feeds will be provided directly by CBS and will no longer require a subscription to Real’s SuperPass. We’re still discovering what all this change will mean for our beloved Feeds, but so far it looks like all good news.

There will be two types of subscriptions: monthly and season pass. These options will be familiar to past subscribers, but for those new or unfamiliar the monthly rate will be a little higher than the season pass but give you the month-to-month option while the season pass is a better overall price and covers you for the full summer series.

We know there will be mobile access again this season for the Feeds and CBS has confirmed a Flashback feature, of sorts, covering all events from the current season. We’ll also get four cameras to pick from plus a quad-view so you can watch it all.

Hmm. Looks like CBS is blocking Canadian viewers after all. We’ll work on more info.

Big Brother 15 Live Feeds Early Bird sale ends June 25, 2013. Don’t wait. Sign-up now!

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Wow ! so if you have a smart phone it looks like you won't have to miss anything even if you have to leave the house for some reason, although why you would do that is beyond me.... scratch tongue

Big Brother Network: Big Brother 15 – CBS Says ‘Big Brother Across All Screens’ With New Multiplatform Approach
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Posted: 06 Jun 2013 04:59 AM PDT

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Big Brother 15 will arrive even sooner, says CBS as they announce a slew of ways, new and old, for fans to enjoy the 2013 summer season when the premiere kicks off one hour earlier on June 26th. CBS offered up an early preview of their online, mobile, social media, and on-air multiplatform approach to the new season.
Big Brother 15 Expands Online & Mobile Offerings

Driven by last year’s “558 percent increase in social conversation over the previous season” CBS is looking to expand its online experience along with noteworthy changes to its broadcast and mobile approaches. Having launched the Big Brother Live Feeds preseason sale earlier this week, CBS has also revealed users can watch full episodes of the series via the official iOS app. Both iOS and Android mobile devices can access the mobile Live Feeds separately without the app.

Also online will be weekly live chats with fan favorite Jeff Schroeder. Each Friday he’ll be taking questions direct from viewers to interview evicted HouseGuests and “series experts.” Hmm, I wonder who they’ll get to fill that role? Past seasons’ HGs?

“Big Brother Memorable Moments,” a new web mini-series this summer, will feature highlights from the past fourteen seasons of CBS’s reality show.
Big Brother Embraces Social Media

Turning to social media, CBS has created a new social hub for Season 15 with “Big Brother Connect.” The site aggregates online discussions of the show from Facebook and Twitter although during our review we found it casting a wide net and including a political arena “big brother” instead. We’re guessing they’ll look for a way to narrow that focus to just the entertainment side of things by go time.

CBS will also be bringing back its “Flock to Unlock” for photos from inside the house using Twitter but with a new twist. This year “the BIG BROTHER house will also feature a photo booth where House Guests will take exclusive photos to share with fans” on CBS’s Big Brother 15 website. A photo booth? Well that’s cool, but we hope they’re not reusing Howie’s “shack” for that.
Big Brother’s 15th Season On-Air:

Shifting back to Big Brother’s core venue, television, the series has moved up its Wednesday, June 26th premiere to 8PM ET/PT where it’ll remain each week. Sunday’s episodes will continue to air at 8PM ET/PT while Tuesday broadcasts at 9PM ET/PT. Yes, that’s a new set of nights for the summer with Thursday’s eviction shows now a thing of the past.

Big Brother After Dark is getting its own revamp this year as well when the late-night series moves from Showtime’s “SHO2″ channel over to CBS’s newly co-owned TVGN (TV Guide Network). The new home of BBAD will offer two-hours each night with a “curated live feed” airing at 12AM-2AM live ET / delayed PT. We’re wondering if “curated” means “censored” or that they’ll have someone selecting cameras to avoid extended footage of wall-staring, solo acts. Also of note, the first week of After Dark episodes will run commercial-free on TVGN. Check www.tvgn.tv for availability.

With so many new and improved aspects planned for Big Brother 15 we’re more excited than ever for this season to arrive. We hope you’ll join us all summer here on the site along with Facebook, Twitter, and by our Email updates.

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Post  Banjo on 2013-06-07, 15:29

This is reassuring. I'm not sure what "basic cable standards" are regarding censoring. But I have no problem with them bleeping language, no big loss, as long as they don't censor the "naughty parts" , whatever they are. scratch Don't recall ever seeing anything that could be described as such in previous seasons.


Big Brother Network: Exclusive: ‘Big Brother After Dark’ On Move To TVGN: “No Difference” Says TVGN Senior VP
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Exclusive: ‘Big Brother After Dark’ On Move To TVGN: “No Difference” Says TVGN Senior VP

Posted: 07 Jun 2013 05:33 AM PDT

Big Brother After Dark on TVGN

Since the announcement that Big Brother 15‘s “After Dark” series will be moving from Showtime’s SHO2 to the TVGN channel, CBS’s new venture, some fans have loudly championed a return to the old over fears of what this change would mean to their beloved “Big Brother After Dark” episodes. Would the series still be uncensored? What about all the commercials? What’s all this about “curated live feeds”?

Looking to answer many of these unknowns I turned to TVGN’s Leslie Furuta, the Senior Vice President of Communications and Media Relations. Ms. Furuta provided detailed answers to every question we asked and the information she gave us should make a lot of “After Dark” fans very happy.
Will “Big Brother After Dark” be censored on TVGN?:

The biggest question we heard from many fans was whether or not “After Dark” would lose its uncensored privileges when moving from a premium channel to basic cable. “Fans aren’t going to miss out on any context or hot moments happening on “After Dark,” said Leslie Furuta. She went on to explain that while TVGN must adhere to basic cable standards things are already very relaxed during the late night hours. So there you have it. No, “After Dark” will not be censored on TVGN. But wait. There’s more!


What does “Curated Live Feeds” mean for BB15′s “After Dark”?:

We’ve seen over and over again the phrase “curated live feeds” when discussing the 2013 summer season of “Big Brother After Dark.” Yesterday we speculated what this could mean and whether it was just another way of saying there’d be camera selection to avoid views of empty rooms. Turns out that’s exactly it.

“‘Curated’ is just a fancy word we used to indicated that we will bring viewers to where the action in the house is happening,” explained Leslie Furuta. So again, “curated” does not mean “monitored to prevent viewers from seeing something naughty.” It’ll be a “guided tour,” with your best viewing interests in mind.
Will there be commercials on TVGN’s “After Dark”?:

CBS already announced BBAD would run commercial free for the entire first week of the series, but what’s going to happen after that? TVGN will air BBAD with “a shorter, limited commercial load,” she said. Presumably this will be similar to what we were used to seeing on SHO2′s version which did include occasional commercials throughout the show each night.
Will BBAD on TVGN be split-screen with programming guides?:

In its former life, the TV Guide Channel offered a scrolling programming guide alongside television shows. Some readers have expressed fears that Big Brother’s “After Dark” would have to share its screen with “what’s currently airing on QVC?” Not the case at all. Ms. Furuta confirmed that “Big Brother After Dark” would “air in full-screen with no guide.”

To sum it all up, Furuta explained, “there is literally no difference between “Big Brother: After Dark” on TVGN and past season of the show previously on SHO2.”

The TVGN channel is available to 80 million homes and reaches 85% of homes where it’s carried. If you’re wondering whether or not you’ll be able to watch “Big Brother After Dark” on its new home, then visit http://www.tvgn.tv and click on the red box titled “TVGN Channel Finder,” enter your zip code, and find its channel number with your provider.

Now with a full picture about what this change means, how do you feel about “Big Brother After Dark” moving to TVGN? Of course you should check out the Live Feeds as well, but BBAD is a great supplement to the Big Brother experience.

Thank you to TVGN and Leslie Furuta for providing detailed, additional insight to the upcoming season of “Big Brother After Dark” on its new home.

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Post  Banjo on 2013-06-08, 15:30

I'm signing up right now to get that early "exclusive content" starting on the 11th. I suggest everyone do the same. Although things won't really 'heat up', until the HGs are revealed and the snarky critiques begin. "Oh how I love the smell of napalm in the morning". :P

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Posted: 08 Jun 2013 07:00 AM PDT

Big Brother 15 Live Feeds on CBS

This year on Big Brother 15, for the first time in thirteen seasons, the Big Brother Live Feeds will not be on SuperPass through Real. Instead CBS will be hosting the Feeds directly along with the sign-up process.

The shift from what we’re all used to has caused a lot of concerns and raising questions. We’re hoping to answer those unknowns here and help get the word out over this season’s new home for Big Brother 15 Feeds.
Do I need SuperPass to watch Big Brother 15 Live Feeds?

No. Not only do you not need SuperPass, you won’t be able to use SuperPass to access Big Brother Feeds at all. Unless you wanted Real’s other services on SuperPass there’s no need to keep that subscription active.

You will need to sign-up through the new system offered from CBS to access the BB Feeds this summer. There is no other option.
Is there an Early Bird price this season? When does it end?

Yes, there is an Early Bird sale this season. You can get the Live Feeds at a discount if you sign-up for the season pass before the end of June 25th. The price is $23.99 for the entire season which means if you sign-up now then you’ll have access to Big Brother content for 4 months making the cost $6/month. Ridiculously cheap this year.


What plan options are available for subscribing?

There are three plan types for the 2013 season. Early Bird season pass is available until June 25th for $23.99. The regular season pass pricing starts June 26th and costs $26.99. There is also a monthly pass for $9.99 available starting June 26th.
Is there a free trial for the Big Brother Live Feeds?

Yes, CBS is offering a free trial period. We’ve seen conflicting details saying 3-days and 48-hours, so expect you’ll get at least two days to test things out and see if you want to keep them. We think you will.
Do I need to cancel my subscription at the end of the season?

No. CBS will not charge your credit card past the end of the season. If you signed up for the season pass, especially smart to do with the Early Bird pricing, then you’re “one and done” with payments. There are no further charges. If you signed up for the monthly pass then you will be billed once a month until the season is over. Access will conclude on October 20, 2013.

You do not need to call at the end of Big Brother 15 to stop your subscription and avoid further billing. Nice, huh?
Will Canadians still be able to sign-up?

No. Unfortunately just as CBS blocks non-US visitors from viewing media content on their website the same will be done for the Live Feeds.

We were very surprised and disappointed by this decision, but we suspect it was made based on the same reasons as why BB Canada was blocked from US viewers. Yes, there are work-arounds through proxies and VPN offerings, but tread at your own risk.
Will there be chat rooms with the Live Feeds?

Yes, CBS is offering exclusive chat rooms for members who have subscribed to the Live Feeds. These chat rooms will be integrated with the viewing experience so you can watch your Feeds and chat with other fans and friends at the same time.
What if I miss an event? Is the Flashback feature available?

Yes, Flashback has returned for Big Brother 15. You’ll be able to rewind the Feeds live like a DVR and see what you missed. As an added feature CBS will curate highlight moments as bookmarks so you can jump right to the action instead of searching on your own.
Can I watch the Big Brother Feeds on my iPad/iPhone/Android/etc.?

CBS has a detailed chart available showing which features can be accessed on which devices. You’ll be able to watch the Live Feeds on your phone and tablet. Mobile chat will be available on tablets, but not phones. The Flashback feature will only be available by computer access.

We don’t have any details on Windows phones as that information isn’t included in CBS’s chart nor do we have one to test this against. Once the Feeds are up and running we’ll welcome feedback from users who test access with their WP8 devices.
When can I start watching Feeds & exclusive content?

The Live Feeds launch the night of the Big Brother 15 premiere (June, 26, 2013), but CBS will get the party started early with exclusive content available starting June 11th.

Do you have any other questions you’d like answered? Leave a comment below and we’ll work on finding the answer for you.

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My 5 Best Tips to the New Big Brother Houseguests in an Open Letter

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Dear Future Houseguest,

Congratulations on making it into the Big Brother house, just getting into the Big Brother house is not an easy task.

But remember, it’s a privilege to be there.

It’s a privilege that many people would literally kill for. Keep that in mind while you are locked in the house and want to complain about there not being your favorite kind of food, or coffee, soap, etc.

Remember you were selected out of 1000s of people.

Enjoy every minute, because as you have seen in the past, your entire Big Brother experience can be over in a split second.

Every “dull” moment in the house, gives you the opportunity to make something happen that would normally never happen in your real life. Take advantage of the fact you can be a little kid, with no real life responsibilities like grocery shopping, alarm clocks, or a job.

It truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity (and if you make the best of your experience, a twice in a lifetime opportunity) that you can never buy your way into. No matter how much money, clout, or power you have, you can never negotiate your way into the experience you are about to embark on.

Embrace the experience, enjoy every second (even when you’re in trouble), treat it like a privilege and you will defeat half of the mental struggles you will encounter during the game.

If you’re reading this letter thinking that I’m full of it and that CBS is lucky to have you on the show, then stop reading this letter.

There’s always room for egos on Big Brother, but if you think you’re above the game, you can eat it. I’ll enjoy watching you get owned this season in more ways than one.

If you are able to sit back and truly comprehend how lucky you are to be entering the Big Brother house, then continue reading this letter for my 5 best tips to make this a memorable experience for you as opposed to an epic train wreck that you’ll regret.
Tip #1 – Play the Game Hard

Big Brother is a game.

If you see Big Brother as anything besides a game, or are in it for other reasons like spring-boarding an acting/singing/modeling/whatever career, just self-evict before the game starts.

I’m serious.

You’re better off spending 3 months in LA going to open calls and getting “discovered” that way.

So if you entering the Big Brother house with your main goal being something OTHER than winning $500,000, I personally hope you get evicted before the game starts.

Big-Brother-Pirate-ShipHowever if any of this does not apply to you, just remember to always play the game hard.

In moments that seem like everything is stacked against you, don’t back down and quit. Find a way out and keep fighting.

The game changes ALL the time and you can take advantage of that, as long as you play the game down to the last minute.

If you always focus on the game (while not appearing to do so) small opportunities to save yourself will present themselves to you when you least expect it.

Regardless of how it plays out, if you play the game hard everyone will respect that you made the most out of your opportunity because you didn’t quit or give up.
Tip #2 – Remember It Is A Television Production

Yes, Big Brother is a game, but it is also a major Reality TV PRODUCTION. You are an enormous part of the production, so play your role.

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Any chance you have to make a big move, make it exciting.

Some solid moves that were made in the past have been all but forgotten, because they weren’t exciting.

An alliance flip in the game isn’t that fun to watch if you let the person know it’s coming ahead of time.

Find a way to infuse some part of your personality into the showmanship of the production. If you’ve been cast for Big Brother you definitely have the ability to be a showman (or woman) so do it!

Sometimes it doesn’t even take much to make a normal game move way more entertaining to watch. You’ll have a LOT of time in the house to think, spend a little bit of the time thinking how you can help entertain in your own unique way.

One note of caution…

Be extra careful when trying to make a move entertaining outside the safety of the Diary Room walls. Pick and choose your moments of showmanship, because when you make a big move in “public” you’ve got to make it count.

Personally, I can always tell what Houseguests understand it’s a production, and which do not. Those that do understand, regardless of their showmanship execution, I always appreciate their effort to make the show better.
Tip #3 – Understand It’s All Been Done Before

This game has been played many many times before. With the exception of new twists, it has all been done before.

Big crazy moves have been made. Alliances have been destroyed. Showmances have been formed and broken up many times over.

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There is little room for ingenuity in the game now, and that’s OK.

What I’m trying to say is, don’t try to make a carbon copy of something memorable that’s happened in a prior season because it won’t work.

The Houseguests have gotten smarter as the seasons have gone on. The majority of the other Houseguests (hopefully) have watched the seasons before just like you.

So if it’s all been done before, what are you supposed to do?

Show your personality.

There’s never been a person exactly like you in the house before. That’s what makes each season different, the people, not the same game moves.

For as much as I hate the advice “just be yourself” when it applies to GETTING CAST on the show, that’s the best advice once you are actually ON THE show.

Don’t try to act like a former Houseguest, just be yourself, it will be way more fun to watch.

There’s a ton that can be learned from former Houseguests’ games, so use that to your advantage. Emulate their games, but not their personalities.

You individually, are the only thing that hasn’t been seen before on the show. That’s what we want to watch.
Tip #4 – They’re Not Your Friends

No one in the game is your friend. They’re your opponents.

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When the game is all set and done, you might talk to a small handful of the Houseguests when you go home.

For as much fun as it sounds like in Week 1, to start planning your cast reunion next summer, it’s not going to happen.

(Someone ALWAYS brings it up, guaranteed.)

Although it sounds cynical, it’s the truth.

The reason I’m telling you this is because most people will have the opportunity to make it to the 2nd half of the game, but don’t because they feel bad voting out their “friends.”

They’re not your friends, most of them are roadblocks to you winning $500,000 and bringing the money home to your REAL friends and family.

Notice I said MOST of them are roadblocks in your game.

The only game-related advice I can give you is that you cannot win Big Brother alone. You’ve got to trust one person, and whomever you place your trust in ultimately decides your success in the game.

While you CAN make a true friend or two while playing the game (hey Memphis), it’s extremely rare. A friendship can arise from an immense amount of trust developed in the house over time, but it’s not common.

Most people go their separate ways and become minor acquaintances. So what does that really mean to you?

Don’t hesitate to make any moves in the game because of “friendship.” If someone tries to play the “friend” card with you in the game, chances are they are anything but.
Tip #5 Respect the Game

Dan-Gheesling-Bowing-Mist-SaluteBig Brother is a fun, summer, Reality TV show. Big Brother becomes one thousand times better when you don’t take the game (or yourself) too serious.

The only thing that is serious about Big Brother is respecting the game.

You’ve been entrusted with the privilege of playing and respecting the game.

There are only two things you can do that will cause the ultimate disrespect to those who have created, played, or watched Big Brother.

#1 – Voluntarily quit the game and or break production rules.

If you quit the game, because things aren’t going your way, or the experience isn’t what you thought it was, or can’t handle it, that’s garbage. Tough it out, there are thousands of others who would do anything to be in your spot.

If you do something to disrupt production knowingly, you instantly earn the status of “worst person ever.” There’s a large team of people who depend on you to simply play a game. That’s it! Your decision to mess with the game affects way more people than just yourself.

#2 – Say the game isn’t “fair.”

You agreed to subject yourself to any twists/punishments in the game, so take it on the chin when it happens. People who embrace the game often have the best experiences. Big Brother is a federally regulated GAME SHOW, so if you think the game isn’t fair, chances are you just got played.
In Closing…

Truly enjoy the experience you’re about to embark on it. It comes and goes very fast.

Embrace the tough, ridiculous times, because chances are those will be the memories you look back and laugh at.

This game is not going to be easy.

It can get stressful.

It can get emotional.

But always remember, no matter what happens, it’s just a game.

Good luck,

Dan Gheesling
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I’m excited to finally share some details with you about my involvement during this Big Brother 15 season!

During this season of Big Brother, we’re going to be able to watch the show together, with me in your living room!

Introducing Watch With Dan:

You can find out more info about my new web series Watch With Dan at www.WatchWithDan.com.

If you KNOW you want to watch it and just want to be notified directly about the schedule and how you can influence the show, be sure to join the mailing list.

All of the exclusive news regarding Watch With Dan will be sent there first.

I hope you can join me this season on Watch With Dan!

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Brenda Dufour June 6, 2013 at 6:35 pm

I love reading this, Dan! Will definitely checking into watching this with you. I’m already pouting cause you won’t be on the show this season! This should be the next best thing!

Have a beautiful day, and as always, thank you so much for interacting with your fans. It is one of the many reasons why we love you so much!

Tell Chelsea hi!

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Tom Tagliente June 6, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Dan, the fact that you took the time to share this letter and your experiences for those about to enter the game, shows you really do care about others; strangers you have never met and don’t know in your own life. And that is admirable. I hope your advice is taken to heart and no matter what the outcome for everyone playing this summer, I hope it is a lot of fun to watch. Thank you for taking time to write this letter to the new Houseguests. Each will be unique in their own way. And, if they heed your advice and play the game as they are expected to, then we are bound to have the best BIG BROTHER season ever. Congratulations on all of your success with the game. And, thank you again for inspiring not just the Houseguests of this season, but for future players to the game in the seasons coming after this one. Enjoy your summer Dan, and have fun watching BIG BROTHER this year. – Tom

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Tonya June 6, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Hopefully at least one person will take your advice Dan. Because they are all good. You speak the truth and from the heart. Well delivered. Thanks for sharing :)

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Stefanie June 6, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Well said!! Your advice is perfect. The thesis statement of this whole thing, in my opinion, is They Aren’t Your Friends, They Are Your Opponents. Big Brother contestants seem to miss the memo on that one quite frequently. I always yell at the TV “this is not summer camp!”. Thanks for posting this.

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Debbie June 6, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Great letter Dan! Looking forward to a new season.

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Joni(leafsbeatall) June 6, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Hey dan…what a great letter! New housemates should read this letter cause they will definitely benefit from it! They should take the advice from a winner of big brother not once…but twice(yeah I know you were second place in BB14 but i still say you were robbed!). You are definitely a great guy to put this out there for them! I am definitely proud to be a fan and follower and look forward to watching BB15 with you.

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Post  Banjo on 2013-06-12, 17:10



Today on Twitter Big Brother 15 host Julie Chen held an “ask me anything” chat with fans and gave us our first bite at this summer’s Big Brother twist. When asked for a “juicy hint” for BB15, Julie responded with how this latest twist will impact the game:
So what could that mean for Big Brother 15? Well just about anything, so let’s speculate away. This might mean “do or die” scenarios where either you compete to win or you walk out the door. Last to the finish line, so to speak. Another option is the pre-formed alliance rumor hanging around. If HGs come in to the house already paired (or maybe more than just pairs) they’d technically not be floating as they would have a solid alliance, at least until their teammate(s) was(were) evicted. What do you think the twist could be? Share your thoughts below!
This could definitely make things interesting and could really have a deep impact on the game, but is it the right move to forcefully prevent floating? It seems most fans aren’t apt to give credence to this passive approach to Big Brother, but it can be wildly effective. Almost every season sees HGs sit back and enjoy a lazy-river ride to the summer’s back half and it can even be a welcome opportunity for the competitors as they try to decide who they want to face off against before the jury.
Then again, before we get too far down the rabbit hole it’s important to remember that twists are not the end-all of Big Brother. Saboteur, anyone? We’ll anxious await more details, but for now this is a fun possibility to discuss as we wait for Big Brother 15 to start on June 26th. Don’t forget to grab your Early Bird discount on the Feeds!



A "do or die scenario"  wouldn't work because there's no way to prove that a HG wasn't trying as hard as possible in a comp. So if the last place finisher in a comp. is automatically booted, the number of HGs remaining would dwindle so fast that hardly anyone would be left by the end of the first month. So the "twist" will have to be something else. Also, a "pre-formed alliance" doesn't sound feasible and wouldn't really address the floater "problem".  Any alliance could break up on the first day and if there were floaters lurking in them we're right back to the original situation.


Floaters are usually identifiable by the end of the first week, if not earlier, depending on the number and type of comps. Any speculation at this point is futile.

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Post  Banjo on 2013-06-14, 15:23

Big Brother Network: ‘Big Brother 15′: CBS Set To Reveal 2013 Cast, House, & More


‘Big Brother 15′: CBS Set To Reveal 2013 Cast, House, & More
Posted: 14 Jun 2013 05:53 AM PDT

Next week will be an exciting one for Big Brother 15 as CBS prepares to release a flood of preseason details including a look at the new BB15 house, the reveal of the 2013 cast, and hopefully even more details on the “no-floater” twist announced by Julie Chen.
Earlier this week members of the press and those with special Big Brother relationships went inside the season 15 house for “Media Day.” There the stand-in HGs ran through an entire game of BB in just one day as both a test run of the new house, but also to set up the release of this year’s house design and theme.
According to Matt Whitfield, a perennial guest of the games, videos and pictures from Media Day will be released next week. No exact day or time was given as CBS might be trying to avoid a repeat of season 14. Last year when the time neared for fans to learn about the new house a leak hit another Big Brother site after announcing its secret content had been readied for release. Fast forward to this year and we’re now hearing very little on exact dates of the release CBS has scheduled for its Media Day visitors.
We will keep our eyes and ears open to snag those house details and share them with you immediately upon release. That’s another great reason to join us on Facebook, Twitter, and by Email updates.
Next up is the Big Brother 15 cast. Everyone wants to know who made the cut and will be our new favorite houseguests for the next few months. I’m excited to say that we’ll be bringing you our exclusive interviews again this summer! I’ll be traveling to the CBS studio lot next week to sit down for interviews and meet what we expect to be, based on our scoop back in early May, an all-new cast. While we still trust our source on that story, we’ve yet to confirm the report in-person. We will be preparing video interviews to share with you and as soon as CBS lifts its restrictions on that information. Did I mention it’s a smart idea to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and by Email?
Combining what we learn about the house’s design and the cast’s details we should be able to get a much better idea of just what the Big Brother 15 twist is this summer. I’m leaning more toward expecting a Team A vs Team B from Julie Chen’s “no floaters” comment, but that’s just speculation on my part.
All of these Big Brother updates will also mark the pending end of the Live Feeds Early Bird discount price. After the preseason sale ends on June 25th you’ll still be able to sign-up for your Live Feeds at a much cheaper price than has been offered by SuperPass (reminder: Big Brother Feeds are not on SuperPass this year), but not as cheap as you can right now.
What are you most excited to learn about in these last few days before the start of Big Brother 15? Seeing the new house design, meeting this season’s cast, or discovering more about the latest twist? Share your thoughts below!
Visit Big Brother Network for the latest Big Brother 15 news.

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Post  Banjo on 2013-06-14, 16:21

Rumors running wild. Here's the latest, not a shred of evidence to back them up. But based on past  seasons rumors coming true some of these probably will also:



1. Some BB15 HGs will walk in with someone they know, but a twist will cause division and rivalry.

2. Production doesn't seem to care if BB15 finalists find out about the relationship twist so it's no secret like in BB6 when the game starts.

3. The cast will be all NEW houseguests but many were recruited. Some are being recruited from The Amazing Race and Survivor casting (especially since Survivor decided to use returnees again.)

4. No former Survivor players will be on Big Brother 15, however some popular ones may visit the BB15 house in order to help promote Survivor 27.

5. The HoH nomination wheel is still physically the same with 13 keys, so there are no more than 16 houseguests. (I still wonder if there is a twist that somehow lets more than 16 come into the house since they are supposed to have more HGs than ever. Maybe more than 16 come in, but some have to leave like Jodi?)

6. The majority of the houseguests will be in their 20s or early 30s (this was tweeted before cast was finalized.)

7. All 16 houseguests (and the alternates) will be sequestered this week.

8. There are rumors of an Outcast/Banishment twist which will allow evicted houseguests to come back.

9. There will be some recognizable visitors throughout the season, but these visitors will not be there to play the game.

10. CBS is using the same studio #18, so aside from the theme, no significant changes to the layout.

11. There is a white room "out of place" that is empty with only mirrors, bright lights and a TV monitor.

12. Media embargo until next Monday while BB rounds up the HG for sequester.

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Post  Banjo on 2013-06-18, 14:24

Wow !  They really outdid themselves this season with the new layouts, furniture, and decor. But after 3 + months in there the HGs may have sensory overload !

It's obviously the same structure, but they've made it seem all new with the fancy decor and additions to what were previously rather straight forward designs, such as the kitchen. And with 16 spots on the HG wall we now know for sure that that will be the number starting.  two thumbs up What we'll have to wait and see is what "new" person will be coming over from another CBS show, either The Amazing Race or Survivor. Please, please don't let it be Phillip ! The social fabric would simply collapse overnight if that is the case. 

http://www.etonline.com/tv/135224_Julie_Chen_Gives_Big_Brother_Season_15_House_Tour/index.html

http://rewired.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/big-brother-15-new-house-570020


Big Brother 15 House Pics & Tour Video
Posted: 18 Jun 2013 04:22 AM PDT

CBS has revealed the Big Brother 15 house in an interview with ET! Here are your pictures plus guided tour by none other than Julie Chen herself. The best part of Julie’s tour? She’s dropping hints and reveals all over the place.
Before we get to the hints, the BB15 house theme is a mid-century modern “Mad Men” inspired creation. It actually looks pretty awesome.
First up? The nomination chairs are missing! Julie explains this is part of the twist.
Then there’s the memory wall featuring, wait for it, 16 spots since the Big Brother 15 season starts early and runs longer this year.
Now back to that twist. Later in the tour Julie explains America’s role on BB15 will be much bigger this year because it will affect the nominations “every week.” Yikes! Well that’s no good.
“America’s role is so big this summer, that even before we start the game, America will be asked to do something and it will affect the nominations,” says Julie Chen on the Big Brother 15 twist.
And one last thing to leave us with, Julie says that this summer we’ll see “16 new houseguests.” We told you so six weeks ago, didn’t we? Yep. She does add there will be one familiar face, but since he/she will be a new HG that means it’s probably a crossover from another CBS show.’
What do you think of the new Big Brother 15 house and the latest twists and spoilers?

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