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Big Brother Live Recap: Season 16 Premiere Episode

| June 25, 2014 at 7:55 PM EDT

Here. We. Go! It’s the Big Brother season 16 premiere event with part one of the two-night special kick-off. We’ll soon be watching our favorite HouseGuests scurry around their new home for the summer and if you don’t have any favorites yet just give it a night.

Big Brother 16 Premiere Sneak Peek

Big Brother 16 Premiere Recap – Source: CBS

Tonight’s premiere will start with introductions of all the new Big Brother 16 cast (read their bios & watch interviews here) as they get their “Key Surprise” moments with family and friends before being whisked away to Los Angeles. Once they’re all gathered up the HGs will head inside and fight for beds and, soon enough, power.

But wait, oh no, I meant “but first,” there’s a twist! Not everyone is going inside the house tonight. Instead the new cast will be split apart with eight players entering now and another eight moving in during Thursday’s part two of the season premiere.

So who goes in tonight and who gets left behind? Let’s find out as I live blog the Big Brother 16 season premiere. Stick with me here on this page and share your thoughts in the Comments section below. I’ll keep updating this article with everything as it happens.

And we’re off! First up we get Julie Chen status us up, but remember, this is not a live show. We get our first round of introductions with Paola (DJ), Donny (groundskeeper), Cody (shirtless athlete). Now Frankie (YouTube personality) and Amber (model). Final three of this half are Nicole, Devin, and Joey.

Now they’re all getting packed up and ready to head to the Big Brother house. Seems like most everyone is heading there looking for romance rather than a half-million dollars.

Julie has these eight players out at FOTH and is telling them it will be the most twisted season ever. She doesn’t explain why it’s just eight of them there. I’d bet they’re all thinking “Vets.”

First four in: Joey (< -- cursed!), Cody, Donny, and Amber. Second four: Devin, Paola, Frankie, and Nicole. Group one realizes there has to be another eight, but that doesn't stop them from grabbing the champagne and going around for introductions. Cody is crushing on Paola oh and guess what. Paola has a crush on Cody already too. Well that could be our first showmance. Click Here to Continue Reading »

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Final Chance: Big Brother Live Feeds Early Bird Sale Ending

| June 25, 2014 at 6:00 PM EDT

Here is your final chance to score the Early Bird discount pricing on your Big Brother Live Feeds’ Season Pass. Once CBS closes this sale you’ll have to pay more for the very same thing (something that drives me nuts to have to do, but maybe that’s just me).

Big Brother 16 Live Feeds Early Bird

Big Brother Live Feeds Early Bird expiring – Source: CBS

Each summer CBS offers a pre-order sale on the Big Brother Feeds. That sale is known as the “Early Bird” and it’s a discounted price you get for registering for your Feeds subscription before the season begins. You’ll get a lower price of $23.99 and know you’re covered for the full summer of Big Brother. There are no re-charges or extra costs once you have signed up for your Season Pass.

So what are the Big Brother Feeds? These are live streamed video footage from inside the Big Brother house. You know all those cameras all over the house you see on the shows? Having a Live Feeds subscription gains you access to those cameras with an uncensored video feed. Unlike “After Dark” there is no bleeping and things can get to be NSFW (use your headphones at work!). CBS runs this service as an extension of the primetime episodes, though note it is a paid subscription.

All Big Brother season you can login on the website and flip between four selected (control room’s choosing) camera views and the “quadcam” which shows all at once. Don’t like what one group is doing? Change over to another room and watch there instead. Nothing interesting at the moment? Check the Archives. Oh yeah, the whole thing is stored and ready to be re-watched.

If you were out and missed a big house fight or especially sneaky alliance betrayal whisper fest, then no worries. The Feeds are archived for the entire season. You can dial back the clock to any day, hour, minute and pick the camera to watch it all over again as much as you want. Yeah, that just might be the best feature of the Big Brother Feeds.

Still curious to learn more? Check out my “What are Big Brother Live Feeds?” FAQ. Ready to snag your uncensored access to the Big Brother 16 house? Sign-up now and be ready because the Feeds start when Thursday’s broadcast ends on the west coast at 10PM PT (1AM ET).

Big Brother Live Feed - Early Bird sale

Full disclosure: Yes, I receive referral commissions for Feed sign-ups that come through our site (as does every Big Brother fan site). That’s a major part of how I support this site and am able to bring in writers to add to our community discussion. Signing up through my links and banners has a direct effect of support to our work here on Big Brother Network.

Whether or not you get Feeds or even get them from me you are just as important of a reader and part of our community here. So thank you for being a reader and an extra thank you to all of you who sign-up through our site. I couldn’t do this every summer without your help.

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Diary Room: Judd Daugherty Shares His Thoughts On Big Brother 16 Cast

| June 25, 2014 at 5:30 PM EDT

Everyone please welcome Big Brother alum Judd Daughtery (BB15). He will also be joining us for the Big Brother 16 season with articles every week sharing his unique perspective and thoughts on what’s going on inside the house. We’re very glad to have him here with us and hope you enjoy reading his contributions. – Matthew

Judd Daugherty on Big Brother

Judd Daugherty on Big Brother – Source: CBS

I am so excited for the new season of Big Brother! Every summer I get so stoked to see new house guests playing the game and anticipating all of the twists along the way! I was about to buy the feeds last summer and before I even had the chance I got my key and my dream came true!

When the Big Brother season 16 cast was revealed I was a little taken back about all of the recruits. But this is Big Brother and they have the best casting team around and know what they are doing. I think this fresh cast mixed with the twist will be PURE entertainment! I want to take a minute to briefly give my thoughts on the new cast.

Donny Thompson: I was excited to see a good ole boy from North Carolina in the house and was a little pissed because he was kind of my idea alliance member I wanted last season! I really hope that people work with him and give him a chance. My only fear is that he will not mix well with the younger house guests and could possibly be an early evictee.

Frankie Grande: Unfortunately I had a snap judgement on this guy as soon as I seen the first few seconds of his interview not to mention I hear his sister is a huge pop star. I was very wrong about Frankie. He knows what he is getting himself into and I think will be one of the best players in the game. I like his strategy of working with the females but having a strong jock as a strong secret ally and I hope that works out for him. He will not only be a strategic and social threat but I believe a physical threat as well.

Jocasta Odom: I have to admit that I found Jocasta a little annoying in her interview that I watched. She seems like a nice lady and I think that it is very interesting that she wants an all female alliance (will it finally work!?). I could see her being evicted just before jury or maybe she will pull it off and actually make this female alliance work.

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Big Brother 17 Schedule: When Is Big Brother On?

| June 25, 2014 at 5:00 PM EDT

The Big Brother 17 schedule is ramping up as CBS sets its plans for the new season with a Wednesday and Thursday night back to back premiere event on June 24th & 25th before adding in Sunday .

Update: Read our Big Brother 2015 schedule details here.

Julie Chen hosts Big Brother

Julie Chen hosts Big Brother – Source: CBS

The new season of Big Brother premieres on Wednesday, June 25th at 8PM ET/PT and Thursday the 26th at 9PM ET/PT when we get to watch the new cast enter the house and scramble to find a bed and an ally. They’ll hopefully have a bit of a reprieve from danger though as CBS is already telling us the first live eviction won’t happen until the following week. Of course a first night cut wouldn’t require any live audience, but let’s hope that doesn’t happen again.

The rest of the weekly shows will be on Thursdays at 9PM ET/PT with the first live eviction on July 3, 2014, as previously noted, and Sundays at 8PM ET/PT. Last year Big Brother was going to get bumped around from Tues/Wed to Wed/Thurs, but this year we’re set from the start with a Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday episode schedule.

Sunday episodes typically feature nominations. Wednesday broadcasts have the Power of Veto comp & ceremony. Thursdays’ shows will be eviction & Head of Household competitions.

From the Live Feeds side of the game, there will be lots more going on than just the three weekly Big Brother 16 episodes. Inside the house the HGs will have plenty of important events going on across the week to keep them busy. Here’s how live events will play out.

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Tonight On Big Brother 16: Season Premiere Part 1

| June 25, 2014 at 4:30 PM EDT

Tonight on Big Brother 16 the season premiere arrives with its part one of a two-night move in event when the cast of all-new Houseguests get ready to enter their new summer home.

Julie Chen has Big Brother 16 surprises

Julie Chen has Big Brother 16 surprises – Source: CBS

Starting Wednesday night at 8PM ET/PT on CBS the first part of the season debut arrives as the new HGs head inside and face their first competition to decide who will be the new Head of Household.

“But first,” things just aren’t that simple. New twists will keep this summer going crazy even from the very start, and there are a LOT of twists this time around.

Kicking things off the new cast of 16 Houseguests will be split in to two sets before they enter the house and compete in two separate Head of Household competitions. Tonight we’ll get to see that first set of HGs and discover who is the first HoH. Can’t wait? Get a sneak peek of spoilers here.

Big Brother Live Feed - Early Bird sale

Then tomorrow night on Thursday’s episode we’ll discover even more when the next group of Houseguests arrive and crown their own HoH. It’s going to be a busy week so be sure to check in with us often and get all the latest information. Find us on Facebook and Twitter for even more.

Join us tonight for the premiere and enjoy the fun with us and all the readers here!

Big Brother 16 Season Premiere tonight:

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Welcome Back, Friends – Big Brother 16 Is Here!

| June 25, 2014 at 1:30 PM EDT

Welcome back, Big Brother fans and friends! Big Brother 16 has arrived and I couldn’t be more excited. This is the best part of the year for me and I’m excited to share it with all of you here on our fan site, BigBrotherNetwork.com! Oh, and Jeff says “Hi.”

Jeff Schroeder & Matthew Boyer

So yeah maybe I fanboy’d a little meeting Jeff Schroeder – Image Credit: BigBrotherNetwork.com

Our Big Brother coverage goes full-speed tonight with the season premiere on CBS starting at 8PM. I’ll be here live throughout the show posting all the events as they air. Then as always we’ll be getting Branden’s episode recaps to fill us in on all the details. Once the second part of the season premiere finishes on Thursday the Live Feeds will launch and our summer will be complete!

Last week I released my one-on-one interviews with the entirely new cast of sixteen Houseguests. If you haven’t met the Big Brother 16 HGs yet then be sure to start there. Watch their videos and read their bios so you know the names and faces before the show kicks off tonight.

Along with Branden supporting the site this summer with his recaps and Live Feed Highlight reports we’ll have a few additions: Big Brother alumni! Judd Daugherty (BB15) and Adam Poch (BB13) will be stopping by a few times a week with new articles to get us discussing the latest BB16 happenings.

Here’s a rundown on what we’ll be doing to keep you covered and up to date this summer:

  • Super fast updates from the Feeds. I’ll be posting events and news from what I see on the Feeds all day along. That way you can keep up and if something big happens you can use your Flashback Rewind feature to go back and see what you missed.
  • Daily highlight recaps and stories on the bigger events with pictures and details so you can keep up even if you don’t have a Feeds subscription.
  • Frequent updates on social media through Facebook and Twitter.
  • Discussions with readers in our Forum, Comments section on every post, and in our Chat room. I want to hear your thoughts. Disagree with a stance I’ve taken? Tell me! It’s an open debate here and part of the fun is discussing different perspectives.
  • Daily Email Updates with complete article round-ups from everything we’ve written that day.

I’m really glad to have you back here with us this summer as we continue to grow and become a bigger and better Big Brother fan community every season. This place would be nothing without you and I’ll never forget that. So thanks for your support through daily visits and especially Live Feeds sign-ups through our links and banners. It costs you nothing extra to sign-up through us as CBS provides the commission and Feeds are the same price everywhere you go. Thank you!

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