While there’s been much speculation over the Big Brother 16 cast being split in to two separate groups for the premiere move-in event, we can confirm which Houseguests are divided in to which groups. Read on for those spoilers.
Last night CBS released our first real look from inside the Big Brother house and that came in the form of the first Head of Household competition. Naturally it’s an endurance comp as we often see, but with one big difference: only half the HGs were there!
So yes, our reports were accurate. Eight players moved in first and had their own HoH competition before the second set moved in for their own round of battle.
Here’s how the Big Brother 16 HGs were divided for the premiere:
CBS has just dropped huge Big Brother 16 spoilers on us! We now know who are the first 8 Houseguests in to the house on premiere night and by extension who will be the second group on Thursday. Not only that we get to see the first Big Brother Head of Household competition as well!
This is a major sneak peek in to Big Brother for everyone a night before the real season premiere on CBS starting Wednesday at 8PM ET/PT, which we’ll be covering live, of course. So what does it reveal? A lot, a LOT a lot! Let’s run through it.
Julie Chen is there hosting the first HoH comp, an endurance battle, which is a repeat of the Bull In A China Shop comp from last season. HGs are playing it as “Go Fly A Kite” this season and it’s them holding on to a rope and walking along the rolling barrel. Last player standing wins HoH for Group 1. We still don’t know if they’re a “team” or not.
In Group 1 you’ll find Joey Van Pelt, Amber Borzotra, Frankie Grande, Nicole Franzel, Paola Shea, Donny Thompson, Devin Shepherd, and Cody Calafiore. The mix should confirm what I argued: no Battle of the Sexes on Big Brother 16.
That leaves the other half for Group 2 which will move in on Thursday night and battle in their own HoH competition. Then we’ll be seeing Brittany Martinez, Caleb Reynolds, Christine Brecht, Derrick Levasseur, Hayden Voss, Jocasta Odom, Victoria Rafaeli, and Zach Rance.
Surely this first group has to know something is up as soon as they saw such a small group of players with them. I bet they were worried. But remember, the HGs moved in over the weekend albeit in two separate groups as we first reported yesterday. The HGs have been inside playing for days by the time the season premiere airs and the Feeds begin.
Speaking of the Live Feeds, do you have yours yet? The Early Bird sale will end at any moment as CBS is sending out mixed signals on when the preseason discount will close its doors. Sign up now and be ready to start watching after the premiere ends!
Every Big Brother preseason we await the release of the backyard photo showing the new cast ready to jump in the pool. Now the Big Brother 16 photos are here and they’re kinda strange, but we know why. Read on for more details and how it involves a surprise premiere.
Zap2It got the exclusive on these photos being released, so big thanks to them for sharing them with the fan community. Now that they’re out in the wild we can take a look and see what sort of crazy photoshopping went on to make this happen.
If you notice something looking weird it’s because there is. While some of the HGs in the pictures were actually there, not all of them were there at the same time. Instead as we reported earlier, the Big Brother 16 cast moved in at separate times over the weekend. So in each photo only half of the people are there with each other while the other half were added later.
Update: And now we’ve got a full group shot, but were they really altogether? Hmm.
A new added bonus this season for Big Brother Live Feeds subscribers will allow online viewers to impact the BB16 game with their votes. But unlike past online votes, this series will be available only for those who are signed up to watch the uncensored Feeds.
We’ve heard details on the public-wide “Team America” but this new voting system promises to be a lot more interesting. The issue with fully open votes for a show like Big Brother is you have episode-only fans who don’t get the full picture or even an incomplete and sometimes misleading one. Meanwhile online fans, whether they subscribe to Feeds or not, tend to be a lot more informed of the real game going on. You smart people, you!
While it’s unclear whether the Feedsters-only voting will have dramatically game impacting abilities, it’ll still be a nice change of pace from what we’ve seen in the past. And honestly, it’s unlikely to be a major factor in the game like a new Coup d’Etat power. The example given by CBS in their Live Feeds promotion video asked which HG should have to do everyone’s laundry. Okay, so not critical, but for those of us watching them day in and day out something like that could be a lot of fun.
I’m looking forward to giving the new Feeds-only vote a try and seeing what we get to do with the game this year. If you’re interesting in joining in on the fun then make sure you’re signed up and ready to go. The new season premieres this Wednesday and with it comes the end of the Early Bird sale price for your Season Pass. $23.99 nets you a full season’s access to round the clock Feed content, chat rooms, and the all-new voting system. Enjoy!
My Big Brother 16 cast interviews had some audio difficulties when originally uploaded late last week, but thankfully I’ve been able to rework them & now have new versions with much improved sound.
If you had trouble hearing some of my interviews, especially the soft spoken Amber video, then these new versions should correct that issue. Turns out the cause was rooted in a sound scrubber I used in the video editing software. From the myriad options available I had selected “Noise Reducer” instead of “Noise Fader” to cut back on the background static. Apparently it caused a drastic change and one I didn’t catch in the mad rush to get these done before the deadline.
Now I’ve got the all new and much louder versions available for you on YouTube where you’re welcome to share and embed away to your heart’s content. The old versions will still be available if you’ve already placed the originals on your own fan site or shared them elsewhere with friends. I’ll have a link on each of those pointing to the better editions.
Again my apologies for the audio errors. Nothing more frustrating than exerting that energy, time, and cost to produce a sub-standard product for you. It definitely won’t happen again next year!
Of course this also means you’ll need to share all new comments on the new YouTube listings and help run up the viewings on your favorite Houseguests!
Big Brother 16 cast interviews – Version 2.0: [YouTube Playlist Link]
The Big Brother 16 twists are starting to pile up and we’ve even dug up a few spoilers to get the season started. So while we wait for Wednesday night’s season premiere, let’s get caught up on what we know so far and can expect this week.
Last week Big Brother host Julie Chen revealed a series of twists awaiting the unsuspecting cast of Big Brother 16. Here’s what they’ll discover when they move in on Wednesday night. At least the first group. Oh yeah, they’re doing groups for a divided move-in start to the season.
Big Brother 16 Twists:
- Two Heads of Household – Not one, but two HoHs every week. That also means we’ll see double the nominees with four HGs on the chopping block.
- HoH doesn’t mean safety – You might win HoH, but you aren’t safe yet. One of those two HoHs will still be at risk by the end of the week.
- Battle of the Block – To figure out which noms & HoH remain there’s a new competition called ‘The Battle of the Block.’ Grodner states we’ll see these on Sunday episodes.
- Group Move-In – Two night premiere will split up the 16 HGs in to two groups. We don’t know if they’ll play as teams, but it looks like they’ll compete in separate HoH comps.
- Team America – Viewers will vote to influence the game, but what sort of impact we’ll have control over is yet to be seen. Here’s where we wonder about Frankie’s advantage.
- Feedsters-Only Vote – Live Feed subscribers will get their own set of voting exclusively available to these fans. Still more voting that we don’t know much about.
Episode descriptions for the upcoming premiere shows indicate the Big Brother HGs will learn about two of the twists, but we’ll have to see which ones it’ll be and when they learn of the rest.
So far it looks like Big Brother 16 will live up to its promise of being the “most twisted season ever!” Are you ready?