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Julie Chen Teases ‘Big Brother 15′ To Hit ‘Reset’ Button

| August 8, 2013 at 11:01 AM EDT

Big Brother 15 reset button

Tonight is set to be an exciting and potentially explosive round of Big Brother 15 with the pending Double Eviction. Adding to the mystery and drama is a tease from BB15’s host Julie Chen of a familiar prop that is looking to make a comeback: the “Reset” button.

During Big Brother 14 the then Coaches (Britney, Dan, Janelle, & Mike Boogie) were tempted back in to the game for a chance at the prize money by hitting the “Reset” button. Instead of getting an exciting blindside eviction of Frank the votes were cancelled and the Coaches became HGs.

So what could the “Reset” button bring to BB15? There are some many possibilities, but here are a few ideas:

  • The MVP twist ends and we go back to 2 nominees each week.
  • The MVP twist “resets” back to America voting for a MVP HG rather than the 3rd nominee.
  • No one gets evicted, but Dan enters the house, slaps HGs about the neck & face for awful behavior, and then leaves.

Considering we’re looking at a Double Eviction tonight I don’t see how the “no one gets evicted” part of the “Reset” button could be put in to effect again this time around. I’m placing my bet on the second option with the MVP twist reverting to its original state. Sure, the twist could be brought to an end tonight, but I hope that doesn’t happen.

Yes, I like the MVP twist in concept. Sure, it was flubbed at the start with CBS bringing in a ringer to catch the bulk of votes through her Rachel Reilly connection. They must not have expected her to get it for 3 straight weeks as they eventually modified the rules to suit their needs, but the idea was good. Look how much drama it’s caused in the past two weeks. The mystery is a fantastic catalyst for paranoia and mistrust.

While I’m sorry to see it negatively impacting HGs like Judd with others fearing he’s the MVP, Big Brother has always been about playing the field in front of you. There is no “fair” in Big Brother (cue Daniele’s montage of “it’s nooottt faaaaaiirr”) and this is just another example of that. Until Grodner gets her hands off, this will be the game HGs play.

So we’re going to see something happen very soon with this “Reset” but we’ll have to want to find out just what it means for the game. What do you hope will happen?

Update: No, I don’t expect anyone to actually press the button. I believe Julie was just alerting us to an upcoming change. But who knows?


Big Brother 15 Live Feeds: Week 6 Wednesday Night Highlights

| August 8, 2013 at 7:49 AM EDT


It was eviction eve in the Big Brother 15 house last night and everybody (and by everybody I really only mean Amanda) was in hyper-paranoia mode. Amanda is starting spat after spat, despite being on the block, and McCrae tries to his best to talk her down, but he gets no where. That’s basically how the whole night went with some random chit-chat thrown in here and there.

Read about those moments and others on our Live Feed highlights below. And remember to sign-up now for the Big Brother Feeds so you can watch any of these moments by using the Flashback archive feature.

Big Brother 15 Live Feed Highlights – Wednesday, Aug. 6/Thursday, Aug. 7, 2013

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Big Brother 15 Episode 18 Recap: The McCranda Honeymoon Is Over

| August 7, 2013 at 9:36 PM EDT


If we learned anything from Wednesday night’s episode of Big Brother 15, it’s that America isn’t the only one annoyed with Amanda’s pushy ways and paranoia. Her own Big Brother 15 showmance partner seems to think the honeymoon might be over. Or at least that’s the way the editing made it appear.

The episode picked up right after GinaMarie nominated Candice and Jessie. GM lets us know that Candice is her target and that Jessie is just a pawn. And she makes sure to remind us that she’s from New York and tells it like it is.

Candice and Jessie are both not happy with the things GinaMarie said about them during the ceremony. Judd and Amanda run to the lounge room to laugh at GinaMarie’s hilarious nomination speech. Elsewhere, GinaMarie is explaining to Jessie why she nominated her and that she’s sorry for calling her a flip-flopper. She assures her that Candice is her target and that Jessie isn’t going anywhere.

GinaMarie then calls Candice up to her HOH room. She tries to explain her thought process with the nominations and the speech, but GinaMarie kind of sucks at being diplomatic, so you can see GinaMarie’s blabbing going in Candice’s ear and out the other, just like it did with mine.

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Big Brother 15 Live Feeds: Week 6 Wednesday Daytime Highlights

| August 7, 2013 at 7:12 PM EDT


It was a relatively quiet day in the Big Brother 15 house aside from the usual Amanda and Helen speculations against Judd. And then the entire house became consumed with the HOH practice run set up in the backyard.

Read about those moments and others on our Live Feed highlights below. And remember to sign-up now for the Big Brother Feeds so you can watch any of these moments by using the Flashback archive feature.

Big Brother 15 Live Feed Highlights – Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2013

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Big Brother 15 Episode 18 Tonight: Week 6 Veto Show

| August 7, 2013 at 2:30 PM EDT

Big Brother 15 with Julie Chen

Tonight “Big Brother 15″ is back with another new episode that we know is going to be filled with the MVP nomination, the Veto Competition, and even the Veto Ceremony. All of those events were tense in the house on the Live Feed and just another reason why you need to sign-up now and watch online.

There have been fewer fights in the house than we had last week but there’s been just as much silent plotting and backroom dealings to set up plenty of drama. The MVP nomination was a big part of that and was once again successful in creating a stir through the house.

Part of tonight’s show should include an attempt by a few HGs to go for the MVP nomination but ultimately watch that plan fade away.

On a lighter note we’ll get lots of fun from the HGs punishment “prizes” earned during the Veto competition. There’s a clown costume, a non-stop tanning booth, and even a dog cone collar. There was even a “GinaMarie-Off” where HGs competed for the final seat at Helen’s BBQ reward by doing their very best GM impersonations. Some of them were pretty funny. Good times for all on tonight’s show on CBS at 8/7c.

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Big Brother 15 To Have Largest Sequestered Jury – Sequester Starts This Week

| August 7, 2013 at 1:19 PM EDT

Big Brother 15 on CBS

CBS has just publicly announced that the Big Brother 15 Jury will be its biggest sequestered jury yet when this week’s evicted HGs will both be heading to sequester where they’ll await a chance to vote for a winner of Big Brother at the season finale this September.

HGs have been preparing for the possibility of nine jurors but are still expecting just seven members per the usual approach. That means Howard will be the final evicted HG this season to not be included in Jury, but everyone else from here on out will be.

There go plans by several of the HGs to avoid getting Candice in the Jury by evicting her this week. Looks like she’ll have a shot at revenge after all. It also confirms my expectation that last week was HGs best chance to get Amanda out before she could go to Jury as the last real couple in the house.

This also means the rest of our interviews until post-finale talks will be held via email rather than over the phone to prevent any accidental leakage of details to the new Jury members. And yes, that does mean I’ve known about this new super-sized jury for several days, but wasn’t allowed to reveal that information until CBS did so first.

Of course, I suppose it is entirely possible that there could be 3 HGs in the finale, 8 members of the jury, and 1 final MVP Vote by America for any potential tie-breakers, but right now I’d expect a 9 HouseGuest member Jury at that last show.

So what do you think of the new jumbo jury? In the past HGs have needed four votes to win, but this time they’ll need five. Who do you think can pull that off?

Update: Title corrected to reflect CBS’s explanation that this is the largest “sequestered jury” as BB3 had 10 members in its jury.


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