CBS has announced, via their Big Brother Live Feeds news ticker, that the Feeds would be going down Friday, September 11th, for roughly fourteen hours due to a compressed schedule of events leading up to the season finale.
Update: Feeds finally returned around 1:35 AM BBT, more than two hours later than promised.
Last night the Houseguests wrapped up the HoH competition and after a few hours of a frantic scramble by Vanessa to secure her targets a quick trip to the Diary Room brought news to the Houseguests that they’d need to be ready sooner than normal.
Vanessa returned from the DR at 10:32 PM BBT 9/10 with her HoH key to show off her room plus a warning that they would all need to be up, showered, and ready by 9:45 AM BBT (12:45 PM ET) the next morning (Friday). Yes, that’s the time Feeds are set to go dark and are not scheduled to return until 11:30 PM BBT (2:30 AM ET). Ugh. Fourteen hours of Jeff Loops.
Vanessa informed the Houseguests that Big Brother was moving everything up which Austin recognized as a “speed week.” Liz then asked if that meant Noms and Veto would play out tomorrow. Yes, that seems that could be the plan as this would allow more than enough time for the Nominations Ceremony and Veto Competition. Super fans in the mix should have seen this coming. Steve had a camtalk moment the other day where he said he hoped to see the house still on Tuesday which must mean he was anticipating this already. See Update 2 below on why there’s so much downtime.
Since Houseguests went to sleep very late, Vanessa was up until almost 5AM BBT, it’s unlikely we’ll get anything much of value from them though they should be back up soon. This also means we’ll be in the dark over official nom spoilers and Veto plans until the middle of the night when Feeds return and there will be a flood of spoilers likely taking us up to a pre Veto meeting state.
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Update: Another observation is the downtime could be for Liz’s luxury trip that she won during the HoH comp. That could certainly be related and they’re just doing everything together. Don’t know anything for sure as CBS has not responded to my request for comments on the downtime.
Update 2: Per CBS’s promo, a former Houseguest was back in the BB17 house today to take Liz (who won the Luxury prize) and another HG (
Austin, I’d assume I’ve been corrected that Liz promised to take the winner of the HoH comp, Vanessa) out of the house for the day. With that in mind the HGs probably did not have the Power of Veto competition today without two of them. We may only get the nomination spoilers at 11:30 PM BBT when Feeds return.
We don’t know which former HG or what event was attended. I suspected we’d see BB16’s Derrick involved, but that was purely speculation on my part. Then there seems to be a “Think It Up” event going on in the area, maybe on the CBS lot, involving celebrities. That’d be quite the “once in a lifetime” event, right? Hmm.
Update 3: Sorry to disappoint, but the surprise guest was Frankie. Liz and Vanessa had to sit through a concert backstage under heavy disguises.