CBS has unveiled their new Big Brother 16 house complete with a look at the 2014 season’s design theme. In their just released video tour of the house with Julie Chen we get our first official video look inside BB16 along with guided details on what to expect.
The theme of the Big Brother house this year is “Urban Treehouse” and the focus is on all the elements. We’ve got an Earth room with fake rock pillows, a Fire room with lots of red, a Wind room that we don’t get to see, but what about Ice? Hmm, could that be the Have-Not punishment room? Or is that room the Wind room with lots of fans blowing all the time?
Back in the kitchen the big fridge is gone and there are lower, undercounter fridges and freezers. Then the kitchen island has been replaced with uneven tree slices like stumps (there’s a better description of that I’m sure).
The living room is made to look like you’re in a tree house way up in the sky and you’re looking out at the clouds. Worry not though, as Julie explains it’s really just wall paper. Hah!
Check out the HoH room which has a birds nest, or as Julie (and readers here) like to call it, a love nest. We’re still waiting to find out if there’s another HoH bedroom or even a second bed up there with the news that there will be two HoH’s as part of this season’s all-new twist.
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After a series of early, low quality looks inside the new Big Brother 16 house we’re getting a much better view of our “summer home” thanks to THR and their exclusive photo gallery from CBS.
Hollywood Reporter shared fifteen first look photos from inside the house and so far things look pretty great, for the most part. I really do like the bright colors and cheerful motif of a nature theme, but some parts are pretty dark in the color palette. Of course this will all look different once there are some Big Brother HouseGuests to go in there!
CBS production designer Scott Storey explained to THR, “This year’s theme is urban treehouse. A note from the network was that they wanted it to feel urban, young and playful and urban treehouse seemed like a perfect place to start.” I’d say he nailed the design then.
Definitely worth mentioning in the gallery from THR is a much different Memory Wall arrangement. The wall of little boxes is no more and has been replaced by two large 65″ screens turned upright. Some have speculated this indicates a divided house, but until we know more about the twist I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s just more like “2 vertical screens fill the old space well so let’s go with that.” Remember, Julie Chen will reveal details about the Big Brother 16 twist on today’s “The Talk.”
Then you’ve also go a new bathroom look after last season’s natural wood spa feel. I’ll miss that look, but this is calm and soothing which is nice. Now that bedroom looks pretty wild though, but not nearly as crazy as the “fire bedroom.” I can’t even imagine what we’ll see for the Have-Nots room!
Update: Reader Hunter points out that the rooms are described as “keeping with the nature theme — are either earth, wind, ice, fire all represented in the house,” according to Storey. Which I think Hunter is right that the Have-Nots are likely to have the “Ice” room with some very unpleasant results.
A staple of Big Brother has always been that no matter what, as long as you were the Head of Household then at least you knew you were safe. Not anymore.
According to Julie Chen, for the first time on Big Brother US the rules are changing and just because you’re HoH doesn’t mean you aren’t at risk of being evicted. A new competition will be injected in to the regular routine and while we don’t know what’s going on, we do know what it’s called.
Big Brother 16 introduces the “Battle of the Block.” I’d have to guess it’s some sort of challenge between two pairs of nominees, two from each HoH, as those HGs are “on the block” but how it puts either HoH in danger is
unknown. We now know that an HoH can be “dethroned” if his/her nominees win the Battle.
Julie gave us a lot of details today on The Talk, but you can expect even more in the coming days. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and by Email Updates to be sure to get the latest Big Brother updates as they’re revealed! And if you don’t have your Live Feeds yet, then get them now before the sale ends and the price goes up for the same Season Pass.
Update: Allison Grodner reveals more details on this new competition. She says it’ll be part of Sunday episodes which means it has to happen by Saturday so they can get it in the editing process. That’ll likely bump the Veto comp out a day or so in their routine. We’ll know more soon though.
Update 2: HoHs will NOT participate in these comps. It will just be the four nominees each week.
Today on The Talk, Big Brother host Julie Chen made her first reveal of the summer season’s twist for BB16. All we knew before was this would be the “most twisted season ever” but what would make it so crazy and what sort of potential does this one have to take root?
During today’s show on CBS Julie will finally give us more details on what’s coming up on the Big Brother 16 premiere next Wednesday as part of its Two Night Move-In Event. Oh my!
As the show opened up Julie promised to reveal the surprising plot twist for Big Brother 16, and she was right. This is crazy news.
Not one, but TWO HGs will be Head of Household every week. Wow! So yes, there will be four total nominated HGs on the chopping block, explained Julie. But another first, just because you’re the HoH doesn’t mean you’re safe.
There’s going to be a new competition called “Battle of the Block” where the HoHs won’t be safe anymore. And on top of THAT, America will be intervening even more with “Team America” this season, an interactive twist, says Julie. Wow, this craziness!
Get ready to meet the Big Brother 16 HGs because our interviews will soon be available. I’m working right now to put the finishing touches on everything with bios, pictures, background details, and of course our video content as well.
As soon as CBS gives us the green light I’ll be able to pull back the cover and unveil everything you want to know about this season’s Big Brother cast. The suspense is almost over. Think you know what’s going to be revealed? Just wait!
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CBS is set to reveal the Big Brother 16 house tour on Entertainment Tonight this Wednesday, according to ET’s schedule details. So set your DVRs because Wednesday is about to get busy.
In addition to Wednesday’s reveal of the BB16 season’s twist during The Talk, CBS is also going to roll out the house tour later that night during “Entertainment Tonight.” Check your local listings for times.
Julie Chen will soon be escorting us through our first official look at the all new BB16 design. This tour will show us the motif of this season’s Big Brother, though that doesn’t usually have anything to do with the twist or theme, along with each of the rooms. Once we get to see inside I’ll be sure to snag lots of screenshots from ET’s segment.
While we may have had a brief and blurry glimpse before thanks to what might have been a little jumping ahead by ET Canada last week, this will be a much more in-depth and thorough view inside.
In addition to the new house look, be sure to keep an eye out for all those brand new cameras! Oh yes, Big Brother 16 has gone high definition for the shows and Live Feeds while adding more cameras and mics than they’ve ever had.
The bedrooms and HoH room are usually my favorite parts of the reveal as the Houseguests seem to spend most of their time in those. We might not get to see the Have-Not room just yet as that’s often held back from the initial reveal and comes later as the HGs encounter their first “punishment.”
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