Will Big Brother 16 be an All-Stars season? We’re hearing that question and discussion a lot from readers this year just like we do every off-season, so let’s discuss.
This rumor exists every year whether or not there’s any reason for it to be out there. It starts up in late September and fizzles with the announcement of the new Big Brother cast. There’s never a source but hardly anyone passing it along seems to mind. So is that what’s going on again?
Way back in October we saw the first signs of Big Brother 16 applications opening up. Big Brother casting director Robyn Kass said then that Kassting Inc would be announcing casting call events in the Spring of 2014.
Recently she’s renewed that commitment with promises of mid-March audition events announcements and even released a “Top Tips for applying to Big Brother.” If there was going to be an All-Stars season for BB16 then this would be an awful lot of smoke screening just to keep us surprised. Now Robyn is saying they’re ready to start casting!
— Robyn Kass (@Kassting) February 10, 2014
So could this year be another All-Stars? Sure, it’s possible, but no, I don’t think it will be. From what I’ve heard in the past things remain uncertain for a long ways in to the preseason as production considers all their options. They’ll review ideas and potential cast options, twists, themes, etc. in search of the very best path to take which means nothing is likely decided at this point.
With that in mind, I do not believe BB16 has already been set in stone as the second All-Stars as the rumor suggests it to be. Now we just have to hope for an awesome bunch of applicants to keep up our chances of an all-new cast!
If you’re thinking of applying then DO IT! This could be your season. If this guy could win Big Brother and a half-million dollars then you could too! Best of luck!
Now if Big Brother 16 did turn out to be an All-Stars then who should be a HG? Here are a few great options, considering only HGs since the original All-Stars season.
Here’s another reason I doubt we’ll see another Big Brother All-Stars season anytime soon: nearly half of these great players have already returned to the game since their first appearance! Production emptied the well over the past few seasons with all the retreads and I don’t think anyone really wants re-retreads, do they?
Now share your list of who should be the cast of Big Brother All-Stars 2!
Update: Robyn Kass is reminding folks not to believe everything they read from the rumor mill, again supporting our “no BB16 All-Stars” stance.
Ok people…. calm down… step away from the #BB16 rumor mill…. slowly back up. Nothing to see here….. deep breaths…. ;)
— Robyn Kass (@Kassting) February 12, 2014
Big Brother Casting Director Robyn Kass has released a funny and informative video filled with casting tips and cameos. For those serious about getting inside the BB16 house this summer this is a must-watch as we close in on the 2014 casting season.
Robyn runs down the list of what to do and what to not do in your submission video. We’ve broken out Robyn’s top Big Brother 16 casting tips here so you can review, prepare, and be ready to do your best.
- Know the show you’re auditioning for before you make the tape. Make sure the tape is specific for that show.
- Take a little time preparing for the tape. Know what you want to say. Know what you want to portray when you make your tape.
- Don’t spend too much time stressing over what you’re going to say. You want it natural. You want it to flow.
- Look your best and have some enthusiasm for the project.
- Make your video in a place where you can be loud and talk freely.
- Always play back your video and watch it a couple of times before submitting it. Does it look how you want it to look?
- No need to offer special advice or ideas on how you’d improve the show.
- Don’t use these cliches:
- I will boost your ratings.
- I can be the sweetest girl, but then I can be the biggest bitch.
- America’s going to love me or hate me.
- I am the next Dr. Will.
These are all very important and strategic details you should consider when creating your submission video, but the real fun here is watching the seemingly endless run of cameos from past Big Brother HGs demonstrating what not to do. See the full gallery of their pics & cameos below.
For even more advice be sure to check out Big Brother’s Matt Hoffman’s detailed walk-through on how to get cast on the show.
Once you’re ready with your application video jump over to the official casting site, fill out the form, and upload your video there. Good luck!
Robyn Kass answers “What makes a really good audition tape?”:
Many Big Brother fans have closely followed the BB15 relationship of McCranda, McCrae Olsen & Amanda Zuckermann, but now there’s a new update that could disappoint a lot of their fans even more than McCrae cutting his long hair!
According to Amanda, who shared the message on Twitter this weekend, the era of McCranda has come to an end:
After a lot of thought and discussion, McCrae and I have decided that it’s in both of our best interest to continue our relationship as friends.
There is no ill will, he is a very important part of my life, and I will always love him, and what we shared. Thank you for respecting our decision.
Just a few weeks ago Amanda pranked followers that she and McCrae were engaged, so it’s possible this is another prank, but considering the nature of the discussion I’d tend to believe her this time. Scrolling through McCrae’s Twitter account doesn’t reveal any explicit comments on the relationship of possible breakup.
We’re sorry to hear the Big Brother couple may have split, but wish them the best of luck whether its together or apart.
Check out these pictures shared by McCrae & Amanda leaving Big Brother.
What’s a guy to do when he wins a half-million dollar prize and the title of Big Brother winner? Get a tattoo to commemorate his success, of course.
Following suit after we saw Judd, McCrae, & Jeremy get their own permanent reminders of the season, BB15 winner Andy Herren added his own tattoo to the mix last month.
Andy went with a Big Brother key outline on his forearm though we think if he was really going to go for it he should have done all seven keys up and down his arm (no, not really). It’s a nice tattoo and certainly an accomplishment he’ll always remember, but where does it stack up in the mix of Big Brother tattoos?
As a refresher, McCrae got a Power of Veto outline, Judd got a solid PoV, and Jeremy ink’d “XV” across his big toes (see the pics below). So how does Andy’s key outline rank among his fellow HouseGuests? Check out the pictures below and then vote in our poll below on who has the best Big Brother ink.
Andy gets a Key tattoo for his win:
Flashback gallery to Judd, McCrae, & Jeremy’s tattoos:
This summer isn’t far away so fans and HG hopefuls are already asking when does the Big Brother 16 casting start. While we don’t have an exact date just yet we can take a look back over the past several seasons to get an idea of when things could kick off.
Seasons 11-14 held their first open casting call event at the very end of March or the very beginning of April. Last year we saw the first audition event moved up by a few weeks to mid-March, likely to coincide with the early season premiere.
Meanwhile, in-person auditions aren’t the only option (BB HG Matt Hoffman even advises against them) and those have their own timeline. Starting in Season 14 applicants were able to submit online that year starting a month ahead of casting events. Then in 2013 the casting process or reviewing applications began on Feb 18th.
So when will everything kick off for BB16? Online applications are already being accepted, but likely aren’t yet being reviewed. I’d expect a similar late February kickoff of the Big Brother casting with open-call events starting mid to late March. With no word from CBS on the new 2014 season premiere date we may be able to get an idea from the starting of those audition dates.
Robyn Kass, casting director for Big Brother 16, revealed on Twitter that we can expect official information on those dates to arrive early March. Once that happens we’ll share the updated details and get everyone ready with what they need to know for their chance to be on Big Brother this summer!
— Robyn Kass (@Kassting) January 23, 2014
Do you plan on auditioning for BB16? Let us know if you’re hoping to go to an open-call event or applying online. Best of luck to everyone!
Update: Robyn Kass is now saying mid-March instead of beginning of March for the release of casting dates.
— Robyn Kass (@Kassting) February 5, 2014
Big Brother HouseGuests from seasons past gathered in California this weekend to support the Reality Rally “Fun for Funds” poker event. There the HGs lent their names and time to benefit “Michelle’s Place,” a breast cancer resource center.
BBUS HGs attending included Judd Daugherty, Nick Uhas, Kaitlin Barnaby, Dominic Briones, and Daniele Donato. Joining them in the fun was Big Brother Canada’s Alec Beall and Glass House’s Gene Bryant.
From the pictures released and the Tweets shared it sounds like the former HouseGuests were definitely having a good time at the event and are ready to do it again. Well, it does look like Daniele might have been having more time with Alec than she needed, “shocker,” but it’s all in good fun.
Lots more Big Brother contestants will be getting together again for the Reality Rally event in April and they’re out their fundraising now so keep an eye out for more info.