Julie Chen has made the Big Brother 13 twist official after an appearance last night on ET Canada’s debut of the BB13 House tour (see video below). Our favorite reality host let the annual summer mystery be at least partially resolved with this comment:
“Dynamic Duos from the past will have a significant role this season.”
A common reaction to Ms. Chen’s statement was that we’d be seeing past Big Brother houseguests return to Big Brother 13, but I’m taking this in another direction. I think it’s more likely we’ll see pairings involving friends from outside the game similar to BB6′s twist which featured seven pairs with secret alliances, each thinking they were unique in their advantage. As always, that’s just speculation on my part and we’ll have to wait to see just what “dynamic duos” will really mean for this season of Big Brother.
The Big Brother 13 cast will be announced on Thursday morning as part of CBS’ The Early Show, so we won’t have to wait much longer to have this mystery solved. I’ll have all the cast pics and bios posted early tomorrow with an alert on our Facebook page.
Here we go! Here’s your first look at the Big Brother 13 House! It’s kind of a beach theme this year with bright, summer colors and surfboards mounted to the kitchen walls, but it varies around the house. Definitely won’t be dull to watch!
Perhaps most important is the kitchen table and memory wall both featuring space for fourteen houseguests! I love big casts for all the extra opportunities of drama.
Yahoo!TV’s Matt Whitfield reports the house has 9 sleeping spots on the first floor, a fortune teller machine in the lounge room (which probably explains the skeleton poster), benches by the HoH door, and a mysterious, locked back bedroom (Have-Nots!).
What do you think of the new house? Compare it to last season’s house. I’m excited!
Update: We’ve got even more pictures from the new Big Brother house posted and will continue to add more as they appear over the coming days.
Update 2: Even more pics from CBS! Now we can see the backyard. It looks great!
Update 3.1: A mysterious tipster “confirms” the orange version of the room was the final HoH room design. Tipster also notes the secret room we haven’t seen yet is a “Clue” like library room. Very cool if true!
Update 4: Canada beat us to it! Julie Chen’s video tour appeared on ET Canada tonight. Video courtesy of Big Brother Access is below the pics.
We’ve been expecting the Big Brother 13 cast news and now we know we’ll get it soon, very soon, says Robyn Kass. Kass, the casting director for Big Brother, announced on Twitter yesterday, “BB13 cast announcement almost here!!! Woo Hoo.”
As I mentioned on Friday, we’re hoping to start getting some solid Big Brother news this week with cast and house details revealed Tuesday or Wednesday. As soon as the news hits, it will all be posted here so be sure to keep checking back.
While the soon-to-arrive Big Brother 13 premiere is great news, it also signals the end of the preseason sale on the Big Brother Live Feeds. Starting premiere day, July 7th, the price of watching the uncensored feeds goes up from $9.99 to $14.99 for monthly access. You’ve got ten days left to lock in the season pass rate so don’t wait any longer.
We’re getting a lot of “when is this, “when is that” questions for the upcoming season of Big Brother so I thought it’d be best to let everyone know what we know and when we can expect to know more (you know?). These dates are based on information we’ve gathered and past seasons which has been a reliable pattern to follow.
Big Brother 13 Roadmap to Premiere Night:
- Big Brother Live Feed Early Bird discount starts – June 17
- Big Brother 13 finalists sequestered – Estimated: June 19
- Big Brother Press Day (BB13 HG interviews) – June 27
- Big Brother 13 house reveal – June 28
- Big Brother 13 cast reveal – June 30 @ 9AM
- BB13 HGs enter the house – July 2
- Live Feed preseason discount expires – July 6
- BB11 removed from Live Feed Flashback – July 6
- Big Brother Live Feed Android App available – July 7
- Big Brother 13 premieres on CBS – July 7 @ 9PM ET/PT
- Big Brother Live Feed turns on – July 8 @ 1AM ET (10PM PT)
Schedule updated with the latest info and dates.
The Big Brother broadcast schedule will be Sundays (8PM ET/PT), Wednesdays (8PM ET/PT), and Thursdays (9PM ET/PT). So the same days as last season, but a different, later time for Thursday’s live eviction shows.
SuperPass is back today with another Big Brother 13 preseason show! Chelsia Hart from Big Brother 9 and her co-host Missy return today with the season premiere of their live, fan-interactive talk show, Happy Hour, available only to Live Feeds subscribers.
Today at 6PM ET (3PM PT) you can turn on your Big Brother Feeds and watch Chelsia and Missy discuss all things Big Brother as we countdown to the July 7th premiere date. Their show will air every week on Thursdays at the same time, so this is a great way to settle on in to a routine for the season.
If you were waiting to make sure your 3-month plan would cover you through all of Big Brother 13 then wait no longer. Big Brother always ends by mid-September so a 3-day trial plus 3 months from now puts you well past the season finale.
Grab our free, easy to follow guide to the Early Bird discount, learn about your mobile access options, and lock in this cheap price. You know you’re going to anyway, so do it now on the cheap and know you’re all set and ready for the new season.