October 15, 2013

Big Brother 16 Application Now Available Online

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CBS has released the Big Brother 16 application for online submissions to the 2014 summer season of their reality TV series. Having previously confirmed their commitment to Big Brother with a renewal announcement last month the next step for BB16 became pulling together a new cast of Houseguests. Kassting Inc. is ready for that challenge.

Many frustrated viewers called for a change of casting control following this past season’s HGs’ disappointing behavior, but after many years of success CBS wasn’t ready to call it quits on Robyn Kass and Kassting Inc. just yet. In a message to a Big Brother 16 hopeful Kass said via Twitter they would be releasing casting event details in the spring, but wouldn’t be working on the new season’s search process until 2014.

For those hopefuls who don’t want to wait that long or potentially travel a long distance to an open casting call event, CBS has reopened the online applications for immediate submissions. CBS notes, “These are reviewed as we receive them and considered for the season that we are casting at the time.”

Per the usual requirements, applicants must be 21 years of age at the time of submission and a US citizen. BB16 hopefuls considering both submitting an online application and attending a spring casting event should keep in mind that this would be completely unnecessary and redundant. Pick one option or the other based on what you would find most comfortable. Check out Big Brother’s own Matt Hoffman’s detailed guide, “How a Regular Dude Can Get Cast on Big Brother” for more info on becoming part of the next season’s cast. His plan is completely free and very thorough.

No deadline has been announced yet, but CBS indicates callbacks will be held during April and June 2014. Be sure to join us on Facebook, Twitter, and by Email updates to get the latest Big Brother 16 casting information sent directly to you.

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October 10, 2013

CBS Says Big Brother 16 In Summer 2014

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Julie Chen - Big BrotherCBS will premiere Big Brother 16 next year starting in the summer of 2014. Despite controversy the long-running reality TV series delivered on its promise of drama for viewers and strong ratings for the network.

As is typical of Big Brother renewals, the announcement was not made official until near the end of the previous season. According to insiders, the news was revealed internally during the series’ 500th episode milestone celebration.

An uptick in past Houseguests’ strong public support of the show on Twitter became apparent late in the season and was rumored to have been part of a campaign to put a positive spin on a sour season. Whether CBS had any actual concerns or doubts about the series returning have been put to rest now with the series’ renewal for BB16.

While no specific date has been confirmed for the Big Brother 16 premiere, I wouldn’t be surprised to see another attempt of the extended season like we had this year with a June launch. The extra two weeks were definitely noticed as things seemed to drag on, but with the right cast and action on the Feeds it’d be a great opportunity.

Casting has opened its online application process with in-person casting events expected again in the spring. Most seasons have seen those events run from April to May. We’ll keep an eye out for dates and locations to be announced in early 2014.

While we wait for the new season next summer we can enjoy the return of Big Brother Canada starting early next year. BBCAN’s first season was excellent, so let’s hope for a repeat success from our friends to the north.

Be sure to join us on Facebook, Twitter, and our Email updates to get all the latest Big Brother spoilers and news sent directly to you. We can’t wait for Big Brother 16!

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September 30, 2013

Big Brother Winner Hayden Moss On Survivor Blood Vs Water

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Big Brother winner Hayden Moss on Survivor 2013

Big Brother winner Hayden Moss made his return to television for Survivor 2013 this season as a castaway on “Survivor: Blood Vs Water.” The BB12 winner arrived in the jungle with returning Survivor castaway Kat Edorsson but quickly found out he’d be playing against her instead of by her side as part of the season’s many twists.

Hayden has made a decent showing so far this season though it’s hard to praise him too much with two consecutive losses for his newbie tribe, Tadhana, including one that came down to his role as the last leg of the challenge.

If you’ve been watching Survivor or thinking about getting back in to it this season then join us on our Survivor fan site, SurvivorFandom.com & on Facebook!

According to some Survivor spoilers leaked by Big Brother’s own Elissa Slater we hear that Hayden did very well when the season was filmed back in May and June 2013. We’re still watching to see how his shot at the million dollar prize goes. Can he not only be the first Big Brother crossover star to Survivor, but also the first to win both shows? We’ll have to watch and find out!

Check out these pictures of Hayden Moss competing on Survivor Blood Vs Water plus his interview video below where he discusses how Big Brother helped prepare him for Survivor.

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September 23, 2013

Big Brother 15 HGs Elissa Slater & Howard Overby To Appear On ‘The Bold & The Beautiful’

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Big Brother 15 may have wrapped up last week but fans of HGs Elissa Slater and Howard Overby can keep watching more of them on television. CBS has announced via their end-of-season interviews that both Elissa and Howard will be appearing on another CBS show, The Bold And The Beautiful, in late October.

Howard had previously released the news last week that he’d be a part of the series, but now since her release from Jury sequester we’ve learned that Elissa will also be joining him in the same episode.

Oh, but that’s not all of the Big Brother alumni that episode either. Elissa’s sister Rachel Reilly and brother-in-law Brendon Villegas will be returning as well plus an appearance by Jeff Schroeder for the episode. It’s a Big Brother takeover!

The former HGs will be part of the “Bikini Bar” event where Elissa will play a hostess and Howard will appear as the DJ and host of the in-show event. Howard told TV Guide:

“This is so exciting! A blessing! I got a call out of the blue from The Bold and the Beautiful asking if I’d like to appear on the show. I said yes without knowing any of the particulars… So getting that call really floored me. It’s crazy.”

This appearance won’t be Elissa’s only stop on the show either. Elissa also made it known that she’ll be appearing again the following week with her sister. “Rachel and I also did some scenes for two other episodes where our characters are seen shopping at the Forrester Boutique. [Airing Oct. 30-31],” she told TV Guide. No word on if Howard will make it to that second round of episodes though.

During the post-finale backyard interviews with Jeff we heard Jeremy McGuire tell us that we’d be seeing him again soon but that he wasn’t allowed to say more. With that kind of hinting I expected to have his name on the list of Big Brother houseguests showing up on “Bold,” but at the very least it doesn’t sound like he’ll be part of this group.

We’ll keep an eye out for other Big Brother 15 HG appearances. Who would you like to see out there on another CBS show?

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September 21, 2013

Big Brother 15 Finale Photo Gallery

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Julie Chen on Big Brother 15

CBS has released a gallery of photos from last night’s Big Brother 15 finale event where Andy made a surprising move in taking GinaMarie to the Final 2, but still managed to pull out the win and take home the half-million dollar prize.

Check out the photos below for a look at a not-so-thrilled Jury, Julie taking on the F2, a slightly bitter Spencer, and a surprisingly gracious runner-up in GinaMarie.

What was your favorite moment from last night’s show? We had hoped for a zoomed in shot of Andy when America’s Favorite HG was revealed, but Amanda learning that America was indeed the MVP voter nearly made up for that.

We’ve also got more pictures from last night’s broadcast including shots from the competitions. That “Under the Sea” comp was no joke!

Share your thoughts below on the Big Brother season finale and take one more glance at the night’s events. You can view the full gallery at CBS.com.

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Photos: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2013 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

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September 20, 2013

Big Brother 15′s Andy Herren Interview

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Andy Herren - Big Brother 15 HG

Andy Herren pulled off the win on Wednesday night with a 5-2 victory over GinaMarie for the title of Big Brother 15 winner. As a quiet, unassuming HG from the start I think he surprised many of us by making it so far in the game with so little attention on himself despite so many alliances and roles in the season.

I spoke with Andy about his achievements in the game but also why there was so much negativity and hateful things said in the house. Read on to find out what he had to say on all that and more.

Big Brother Network: Congratulations on your big win! Jumping right in to it, a lot of viewers, myself included, were shocked when you evicted Spencer and took GinaMarie to the Final 2. Did you see taking GinaMarie as a risky move?

Andy Herren: No, not at all. I knew that GinaMarie was the last card that I needed to play because I thought the Jury was going to rag on me for not being loyal. I wasn’t loyal to any of the members of the Jury. I voted all of them out when I said I was on their side. So I thought if I could prove that I pledged my loyalty to GinaMarie on night one and then held it up the entire game that that was the last card I needed to play to have a well-rounded game.

It was a little bit of a stretch. I mean let’s be real. If I had had to vote GinaMarie out at some point then I would have had to, but I really did want to keep my word to her. She was someone I trusted and she was really good at comps. So if someone is really good at comps and is never going to put me up then why would I want to get rid of that person?

Even though I wasn’t really aligned with GinaMarie until the Exterminators I was still weirdly aligned with her because I did want her going anywhere. So I needed to do that and I thought I could kick her ass in the debate.

BBN: I didn’t think anyone would want to go up against the speech communications professor for that.

Andy Herren: I knew if I made the debate and did terrible then I should quit my job. So I had to hit a homerun when I got to that point.

BBN: Do you think the votes would have turned out any different with Spencer?

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