CBS has announced the Big Brother 15 premiere will arrive two weeks earlier than normal this summer. That’s a huge change for the series, but the less examined part of that announcement was a switch in which nights the episodes would air. This shift in nights, while seemingly minor, should greatly improve this season of Big Brother and here’s why.
Long ago we would watch Julie Chen and the Houseguests on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays which gave the perfect rhythm with typically one night on and one night off for a chance to discuss. The last few seasons we’ve instead been watching Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. This approach allowed little time for viewers to digest Wednesday night’s broadcast Veto events ahead of Thursday’s eviction. But if you think all these delays and subsequent rushes were bad for the Big Brother CBS viewers, well, they were even worse for the Live Feeds and especially the HGs.
Following each new HoH competition on Thursday night the HGs were hustled through nomination plans on Friday and a ceremony that night. The Veto competition was held on Saturday and the Veto ceremony on Monday. That left nothing to be done on most of Monday and all of Tuesday and Wednesday other than sit around, be bored, and await the inevitable eviction. Big Brother 15 is about to fix all of that.
CBS says BB15 episodes will buck the recent seasons’ schedule and instead air on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Moving the weekday broadcasts up a night means the HGs will have more time before a Friday nomination and less time after a Monday PoV ceremony if production keeps the in-house events on the same old schedule. Houseguests will get an extra day to fight, struggle, and be good hamsters filled with paranoia. Just the way we like them!
Clarification: I’m talking real-time events going on in the house and not time differences between episode broadcasts. Events in the house happen days before CBS airs them.
While the broadcast viewers might not notice as significant a change in the house dynamics, it should be a dramatic improvement for fans watching the Live Feeds which is of course where the real game exists and the die hard fans never miss.
What do you think about the Big Brother 15 schedule and its impact on the game?
Update: CBS has announced the premiere of Big Brother’s 15th season will air at 8PM ET instead of 9PM on June 26th. This new time will be the series permanent Wednesday time unlike the previously proposed timeslot swap midseason. Smart move.
Get ready Big Brother fans! CBS has just announced the premiere date for Big Brother 15 and not only has this news arrived incredibly early, but so will the season!
While BB traditionally starts after the 4th of July we’ll instead be treated to an extended season when Big Brother 15 premieres on Wednesday, June 26th at
9PM 8PM ET. Awesome! So while CBS says “Big Brother will have a longer edition this summer, premiering two weeks earlier” we may or may not get an extra two weeks on the end. That schedule could depend on how many Hantz HouseGuests meltdown and quit. Ziiinnngg!
Here’s some other surprising news. The BB15 schedule has also shifted to airing on different nights. For the 2013 summer season we’ll be watching Big Brother on Sundays (8PM ET), Tuesdays (9PM ET), and Wednesdays. At first I thought we were back to the old faithful (and my preference) Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, but nope.
The season premiere will once again be pre-recorded and air on Wednesday (6/26) then we’ll get a Sunday and Tuesday episode before the first live eviction on July 3rd.
Then, just to confuse us, on July 17th the Wednesday episodes of Big Brother will move up to 8PM ET for the rest of the longer (and presumably awesome) season. CBS has decided to move up BB15 to a permanent 8PM broadcast on Wednesdays all season long.
There’s still time to apply for Big Brother Season 15 so check out the details and send in your application right now if you think you’ve got what it takes to win.
Source: CBS press release
Big Brother 15 won’t get here until the summer of 2013 but when it does that party can’t get started without a cast! If you’re daring and outgoing enough then there’s no need to wait until next year. Apply now for Big Brother for your chance to enter the BB15 game when it premieres in July 2013!
The online casting process is being carried forward for next season so you’ll luckily be spared from submitting a lengthy paper application through the mail. This new system really does seem so much better. If you’re more interested in the in-person casting calls then those will begin taking place around March 2013.
You can submit your application online right now. The deadline for submissions is May 11, 2013 at 12AM PT, but there’s no reason to wait. Make your video and submit it now!
A couple of basic eligibility requirements to highlight: you must be 21 years of age at the time of applying and you must be a US citizen living in the United States at the time. Our Canadian friends interested in playing should apply to Big Brother Canada! Check out the full detailed explanation of eligibility requirements for more information.
Kassting Inc. also points out that if you’ve applied to past seasons then you’ll need to apply again for Big Brother 15 as all past applications and videos are archived.
Best of luck to everyone applies. We can’t wait to meet the next cast of Houseguests!
Despite competing with the Olympics and early arriving fall seasons Big Brother was able to pull in impressive ratings and earn CBS’ interest in another run next year.
BIG BROTHER, the summer reality hit, has been renewed for its 15th edition, to be broadcast next summer on the CBS Television Network.
Since premiering on CBS in the summer of 2000, BIG BROTHER has consistently finished among the summer’s top-rated series in young demographics. This summer’s edition is averaging 6.79 million viewers, 2.5/08 in adults 18-49, 3.0/08 in adults 25-54 and 1.7/06 in adults 18-34.
We’ll have Big Brother 15 application details posted shortly so get ready to apply if you’re daring enough and think you can keep us entertained next summer.
Source: CBS press release
A big congratulations goes out to Ian Terry on his Big Brother 14 win. Making it to the end is no easy feat nor is beating a previous winner and season long mastermind. Pulling off both of those put an extra $500,000 in his pocket as he heads back to school. I had the chance to chat with Ian and ask him about the season and his plans for the future.
Big Brother Network (BBN): You said some rough things about Dan last night in the backyard interviews. Now that you’ve had a little time to decompress, do you still feel the same way about Dan?
Ian Terry: No. At the end of the day it is a game show. Was I disappointed in the cross thing? Had he voted me out if he won that final HoH? Or the fact that he dangled the $50K in my face? Yeah, it was definitely disappointing, but at the end of the day it is a game show. I’m over it.
BBN: You had a few moments of your own where you were backstabbing and betraying your own team with Boogie and Frank. How did that compare and why are you more okay with how you did it than what Dan did?
He came. He saw. He was denied a double win. Dan Gheesling was praised by viewers for his master gameplay but criticized for his ruthless approach. In the end the jury sided with hurt feelings and it ended his incredible journey. Dan might not have won the Jury over but he won our poll on who should have won after the Jury votes were revealed.
Today I had the chance to talk with Dan and get his thoughts on the Big Brother season and how it all turned out. Read on for what he had to say.
Big Brother Network (BBN): I called it a mistake at the time, so prove me wrong. Why didn’t you let the Frank and Jenn evictions go to a tie and force Ian to handle their evictions?
Dan Gheesling: That’s a great question. At the end of the day, especially with the Frank thing, I had just pulled off that move to get Britney out of the house and I couldn’t afford to lose any ground with the Quack Pack. So I figured if I threw my vote that way it would definitely jeopardize my position in that alliance in the house. The same thing with Jenn. I told Jenn right before the eviction that she was going home no matter what and I said I hope she understood why I had to do what I had to do.
Doing that [forcing a tie-breaker] wouldn’t really gain me a lot of ground with Jenn and Frank’s vote because eventually they would have found out in the Jury anyway. My whole goal was to get to the Final 2, get one of those seats, and get my shot at talking some people in to throwing a vote my way. Had I not done those things, had I thrown a vote that way, maybe I don’t get to the end. Maybe I do. Maybe I don’t. My goal is just to get to that seat because I figured I’d have a shot at talking my way in to the half-million.
BBN: Speaking of the Final 2, a lot of readers thought you’d have a better chance against Danielle. From what we heard from the Jury it seemed like they were dead set against you, but do you think you would have done better against Danielle?