New Big Brother 16 Competition: ‘Battle Of The Block’ – Update

A staple of Big Brother has always been that no matter what, as long as you were the Head of Household then at least you knew you were safe. Not anymore.

Twist After Twisted Twist on Big Brother 16
Twist After Twisted Twist on Big Brother 16 – Source: CBS

According to Julie Chen, for the first time on Big Brother US the rules are changing and just because you’re HoH doesn’t mean you aren’t at risk of being evicted. A new competition will be injected in to the regular routine and while we don’t know what’s going on, we do know what it’s called.

Big Brother 16 introduces the “Battle of the Block.” I’d have to guess it’s some sort of challenge between two pairs of nominees, two from each HoH, as those HGs are “on the block” but how it puts either HoH in danger is unknown. We now know that an HoH can be “dethroned” if his/her nominees win the Battle.

Julie gave us a lot of details today on The Talk, but you can expect even more in the coming days. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and by Email Updates to be sure to get the latest Big Brother updates as they’re revealed! And if you don’t have your Live Feeds yet, then get them now before the sale ends and the price goes up for the same Season Pass.

Update: Allison Grodner reveals more details on this new competition. She says it’ll be part of Sunday episodes which means it has to happen by Saturday so they can get it in the editing process. That’ll likely bump the Veto comp out a day or so in their routine. We’ll know more soon though.

Update 2: HoHs will NOT participate in these comps. It will just be the four nominees each week.


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  1. I love the sound of this! It’s definitely going to be a whole new season of Big Brother and I can’t wait! We’ll have double the back stabs, double the trash talk, double everything! Woohoo, this makes me happy.

  2. This makes it seem that there won’t be returning players, phew. Anyways here’s my idea: After the two HoH’s make their nominees, the two nominees faceoff. The winning nominees get off the block and the losing nominees end up being the actual nominees of the week, this means that the winning nominee’s HoH loses his or her power and become a normal houseguest, so it will be possible for the real HoH to nominate them for eviction after the PoV!

    • Thats my theory on this twist but instead of the nominees competing I think that the 2 HOHs compete in the Battle of The Blocks. Winning HOH’s nominees are final. Losing HOH’s nominees are voided and they lose their power. Than they will compete in the POV competition.

  3. Wouldn’t it be great just to have a season of Big Brother, like the old days, no gimmicks, just get in there and fight it out to see who wins…. alas, we won’t ever get that again, so I will go into the season with an open mind HOPING these twists work and make for a fun summer. What I will NOT be happy about is seeing former players back in the house…. ESPECIALLY Brendon and Rachel, they have become a reality television show and I think we all need to go on hiatus from each other!!!!!!!!!!

    • but they always have to have a “twist” for the season. Plus who told you that Rachel and Brendon are returning? The cast hasn’t even been announced.

    • I agree, I’d love a normal format season of BB. I dont mind mid season “twists”, sometimes they’re exciting and fun to watch play out but I hope they don’t stray too far from the heart of the show. I wouldn’t even mind an All-Stars if it was filled with BA players. At this point I think almost anything should be better than last season though!

  4. I’m thinking the 2 HOHs will battle it out and the loser goes on the block. Therefore winning HOH is no guarantee of safety. I really dislike the thought of Team America having any leverage in the house. Sounds like they might be taking a page from Big Brother Canada. Anytime you give the fans power to change things up it seems to defeat the flow of things.

    • I agree..sometimes these twists really hurt a players game for no reason which isn’t fair to them. Like Judd’s game getting hurt by the MVP last season..everyone blaming him for being it when he wasn’t. Helen worked like heck to get him out of the house.


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