CBS has just publicly announced that the Big Brother 15 Jury will be its biggest sequestered jury yet when this week’s evicted HGs will both be heading to sequester where they’ll await a chance to vote for a winner of Big Brother at the season finale this September.
— Big Brother on CBS! (@CBSBigBrother) August 7, 2013
HGs have been preparing for the possibility of nine jurors but are still expecting just seven members per the usual approach. That means Howard will be the final evicted HG this season to not be included in Jury, but everyone else from here on out will be.
There go plans by several of the HGs to avoid getting Candice in the Jury by evicting her this week. Looks like she’ll have a shot at revenge after all. It also confirms my expectation that last week was HGs best chance to get Amanda out before she could go to Jury as the last real couple in the house.
This also means the rest of our interviews until post-finale talks will be held via email rather than over the phone to prevent any accidental leakage of details to the new Jury members. And yes, that does mean I’ve known about this new super-sized jury for several days, but wasn’t allowed to reveal that information until CBS did so first.
Of course, I suppose it is entirely possible that there could be 3 HGs in the finale, 8 members of the jury, and 1 final MVP Vote by America for any potential tie-breakers, but right now I’d expect a 9 HouseGuest member Jury at that last show.
So what do you think of the new jumbo jury? In the past HGs have needed four votes to win, but this time they’ll need five. Who do you think can pull that off?
Update: Title corrected to reflect CBS’s explanation that this is the largest “sequestered jury” as BB3 had 10 members in its jury.