Big Brother Canada 3 kicked off last night and the season is already looking strong after two previous installments that set the bar high for a fast and furious ten week run at the money, Canadian style.
If you’re a serious Big Brother fan then you must be a least a little intrigued with the recent franchise addition to our north. Now officially in its third season, Big Brother Canada has reminded us that you can tweak a core format and come out with a very strong and entertaining style of game.
In last night’s BBCAN3 premiere the sixteen Houseguests arrived to the studio in sets, just as we’re used to on BBUS, but instead of running in to face an HoH competition their first twist was ready to mix that up. Each Houseguest would act as HoH and nominate two other players with the two earning the most noms going up on the block. Predictably, two weaker players went up on the block.
Instead of everyone competing in an HoH comp six HGs faced off in the Power of Veto comp on the very first night. The winner saved herself and was able to name a renom of her own choosing which set up the next twist of the night and they don’t even know it. Viewers are busily voting today and the HG with the most votes will be evicted on Wednesday, as decided by the audience rather than the House.
By the end of the night the new Big Brother Canada cast was left wondering what would come next and they’d be doing it while sleeping on the floor. Yeah, Big Brother withheld everything from them including their luggage and all furniture in the house. They’d have to earn it all this season.
Online applications for BB17 have been open and rolling since last year’s season ended, but now we have our first open casting call events being announced for an in-person opportunity.
There are benefits to both methods, in-person and online, so you’ll want to weigh your options and give special attention to advice from former Houseguest Matt Hoffman and Dan Gheesling on how to improve your chances of being cast. Don’t miss Kassting Inc.’s own list of must-read casting tips.
So far there are just a few locations and dates announced for the Big Brother 17 casting events, but I’d expect several dozen more to be released in the coming weeks so be sure to keep checking back. You can also join us on Facebook, Twitter, and by Email to receive the casting updates.
Event list last updated 3/20/15
Big Brother 17 Casting Events:
- Concho, OK – Saturday, March 28th 2PM-5PM, Lucky Star Casino, 7777 North Highway 81, Concho, OK 73011 – Google Map
- Boston, MA – Saturday, March 28 11AM-2PM, Jillian’s Lucky Strike (3rd floor), 145 Ipswich St, Boston, MA 02215 – Google Map
- San Francisco, CA – Saturday, March 28 1PM-4PM, Golden Gate Tap Room (Union Square), 525 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 – Google Map
- Savannah, GA – Saturday, March 28 12PM-3PM, Wild Wing Cafe, 27 Barnard St, Savannah, GA 31401 – Google Map
- Chicago, IL – Saturday, April 11 10AM-2PM, Block 37 (3rd floor), 107 North Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60602 – Google Map
- Dallas, TX – Saturday, April 11 12PM-3PM, Levu Discotheque, 2505 Pacific Ave, Dallas, TX 75226 – Google Map
- Yuma, AZ – Saturday, April 11 11AM-2PM, Brewers Restaurant, 2331 South Avenue B, Yuma, AZ 85364 – Google Map
- Raleigh, NC – Sunday, April 12 10AM-1PM, Kings Bowl, 141 Park at North Hills St, Suite 120, Raleigh NC 27609 – Google Map
- Denver, CO – Saturday, April 18 10AM-2PM, Mazda of Lakewood, 7999 West Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO 80214 – Google Map
- Albuquerque, NM – Saturday, April 18 10AM-2PM, Kelly’s Brew Pub, 3222 Central Avenue SE, Suite 120, Albuquerque, NM 87106 – Google Map
- Cincinnati, OH – Saturday, April 18 11AM-2PM, Northgate Mall (at Macy’s), 9501 Colerain Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45251 – Google Map
- State College, PA – Sunday, April 19 1PM-4PM, Nittany Mall near Penn State, 2901 East College Ave, State College, PA 16801 – Google Map
- Nashville, TN – Sunday, April 19 11AM-2PM, Bar Louie, 314 11th Ave South, Nashville, TN 37203 – Google Map
- Cape Canaveral, FL – Sunday, April 26th 10AM-5PM, Victory Casino Cruises, 180 Christopher Columbus Drive, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 – Google Map
- Odessa, TX – Saturday, May 2 2PM-5PM, Music City Mall (at Carousel stage), 4101 East 42nd St, Odessa, TX 79762 – Google Map
- More dates to follow soon…
Cities with TBD events:
- Cincinnati, OH
Past audition events:
- Savannah, GA – Friday, March 6th 10AM-8PM, Saturday, March 7th 10AM-7PM, & Sunday, March 8th 11AM-6PM, Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Drive, Savannah, GA 31421 – Google Map
- Bangor, ME – Saturday, March 7th 1PM-5PM, Bangor Mall (@ Macy’s), 663 Stillwater Ave, Bangor, ME 04401 – Google Map
- Tucson, AZ – Saturday, March 14th 2PM-5PM, Casino Del Sol Resort, 5655 W Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85757 – Google Map
- New York, NY – Saturday, March 21 10AM-1PM, Boxers NYC, 37 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011 – Google Map
- Los Angeles, CA – Saturday, March 21 11AM-2PM, Beso Restaurant, 6350 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 – Google Map
- Miami, FL – Saturday, March 21 2PM-5PM, Siena Tavern, 404 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 – Google Map
- Lubbock, TX – Tuesday, March 24 3PM-7PM, Furniture Warehouse, 2828 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410 – Google Map
- Providence, RI – Thursday, March 26 11AM-2PM, Twin River Casino (West entrance), 100 Twin River Rd, Lincoln, RI 02865 - Google Map
Last year there were nearly thirty open call events so I would not be surprised by a similar level of opportunities, especially when the casting director is shooting down wacky rumors.
CBS has just announced the Big Brother 17 start date for June 2015 with the schedule confirmed to return for three nights a week. Now we just need some BB17 cast Houseguests to get this party started!
Big Brother 17 returns on June 24-25, 2015 with a two-night season premiere on CBS. This announcement comes two weeks earlier than last year’s confirmation from CBS and marks an even earlier start date than the former season’s debut. They’re as anxious to get it started as we are!
Casting Director Robyn Kass added on Twitter that the series would be back on its new regular schedule of Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. I guess I’ll have to keep holding out hope for that long ago Su/Tu/Th schedule for Big Brother. Ah well, maybe for Big Brother 18.
Speaking of the Big Brother 17 cast, the online applications have a deadline of April 24th and the open call events are still being added with the first dates set for March. Think you’ve got what it takes? Then apply! We want awesome Houseguests this season so don’t let us down.
Big Brother Houseguests Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd are returning to The Amazing Race to face a new challenge. This time around though, it’s just for fun.
More Jejo for CBS’s reality TV? Well, it’s just a cameo this time around as the former Big Brother Houseguests and Amazing Race players caught up with TAR host Phil Keoghan for a go at an upcoming challenge. Looks like the two players had different objectives in mind.
Jeff came to redeem himself from their time on TAR ten seasons ago while Jordan is clearly still in the one-win-is-enough-for-me mode. The recently engaged couple had to dive through freezing water, crawl through the dirt, and race to the finish line in this practice round if they wanted to make up for past TAR mistakes.
It’s pretty funny to see them lined up against children, but hey, it’s every man, woman, and child for themselves when it comes to Amazing Race, right? Jeff is off in a flash while Jordan immediately sits down to slide gently in to the water before helping the children along the obstacle course. It’s classic.
Does Jeff get his TAR win? Will Jordan ever make it to the finish line? Can their engagement survive the depths of TAR? Check out the pics and video below to find out!
The annual rush of Big Brother auditions (event list) is underway with the first open call event in Concho, OK on Saturday, February 28th. After that we’ve got a few weeks of quiet until the next posted event is held in mid-March in Maine. Luckily there are a lot more options heading our way.
Those preferring to submit applications online still have that option as well but you will not want to wait as the online application deadline has been set for April 24, 2015.
Big Brother casting director Robyn Kass has been very active on Twitter over the past few weeks working to promote the upcoming casting season and she’s promised Big Brother Hopefuls even more in-person opportunities to get their foot in the door.
— Robyn Kass (@Kassting) February 23, 2015
Robyn also offered a Big Brother casting Q&A opportunity last week on Twitter so you can read through that here and see if there are any nuggets of knowledge that are useful to your application plans.
Best of luck to everyone who decides to audition for Big Brother 17! We can’t wait to meet the new cast in just a few more months when the new season arrives.
Keep checking this site and the official BB Casting site for more details
Big Brother found a standout Houseguest this past season with Zach Rance who added a lot of entertainment factor to the BB16 summer. Now in a new interview Zach is revealing his latest adventures and what’s on his horizon including his thoughts on another season.
Since leaving the Big Brother house we’ve seen Zach remain very busy both with a potential entertaining career but also his charity work to help those around him. Now he’s back on television with a return to CBS’s “Bold & Beautiful” and as Rance tells HuffPo, it could grow to something more:
I’m really excited to be back on “B&B.” I’m playing a Forrester Creations employee. For now, it’s just one episode; but who knows if it’ll turn into something bigger? I would love to play a villain on “B&B.” That would be amazing. But I don’t think I’m allowed to say a whole lot about the part right now.
As for keeping his fans entertained outside of TV appearances Zach is proud that his single, Sawagoo, topped the charts on Amazon and climbed nicely to #48 on iTunes as well. Zach is also doing his weekly “Zach Rance Live” shows through YouTube for even more Froot Looping fun.
Could we ever hope to see Zach back in the Big Brother house? Oh you know it. “Of course! Definitely! I’m going to re-watch Dr. Will Kirby’s seasons and observe and learn from the best. And, hopefully, bring it to “Big Brother All-Stars” and win $500,000,” says Zach on if he’d consider another season.
There’s a lot more interesting discussions in his interview that makes it definitely worth reading for all Big Brother fans. My favorite aside just might be his admission that there’s one thing he wishes he hadn’t done: stealing that cue ball. Team America strikes again.