The new Big Brother 16 schedule is coming together as CBS has announced the new season start date and show nights. Put that together with what we’ve come to expect on the Live Feeds and we’ve got ourselves a BB16 calendar once the preseason events are over.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.”
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!
Please welcome former Big Brother Houseguest Adam Poch to our site. He has graciously agreed to hang out with us and share his thoughts on Big Brother 16. You can enjoy his articles twice a week here on the site. Well, really you can enjoy them as much as you want, but he’ll only be posting new articles twice a week. So grab a plate of bacon, sit back, & enjoy! – Matthew
Hello everyone – Adam Poch the Heavy Metal Teddy Bear from Big Brother 13 here. I have joined the staff at Big Brother Network this season to give you my opinions & insight on the 16th installment of our favorite summertime guilty pleasure. Today is the day we have been waiting for since the end of last season; well, for some people since week 2 of Big Brother 15 – but we have put that season behind us – and ready to move on!
Late last week, we got to meet the new houseguests – watch their preseason videos, read their bios, and dig through social media sites trying to find any dirt on them that we can. Tonight we get to actually see the new houseguests interact with each other and start vying for the $500K prize. But wait… unlike every other year where we got to see the entire new cast move in – CBS is giving is the first twist in what they are calling the “Most Twisted” summer yet. Only 8 of the newbies will be seen moving in tonight and the rest of them tomorrow. With 2 HOH’s each week – and 4 nominees – I think we will see the first 8 move in & compete for Head of Household tonight. Then Thursday night, we will see the next 8 move in and compete for Head of Household.
If I was part of the first group of only 8 newbies, I would know something is not kosher – and expect all of them to start panicking. At some point Julie Chen will come on the screen as they are all getting to know each other and deliver some of the twists – but I am curious how much she will tell this group – before dropping all of the twists when the next group comes in.
One of the best parts of the Big Brother 16 preseason has been all the speculating and debating we’ve been able to enjoy. We tried to guess at the cast, the theme, and now we’re working through the cryptic twists. But are we about to see an old twist in a new way?
The Big Brother fan community has spun out some fantastic theories on what we’ll face this season and a good one that I’ve seen discussed in a few versions, including Adam Poch’s discussion here or another one over at Big Brother Access, is how we will be Team America and control a player. But what if we just control Team America?
It almost seems obvious from the twist’s name, “Team America.” If we’re just voting on little things then it’s not a big deal, but if America is voting on a collective set of actions or even a group of Houseguests (a team, if you will) then it seems to suit the name well.
While we discuss this, keep in mind there’s still no solid proof that we’ll even have teams of HGs. Yes, there are groups for at least the move-in, but beyond that is unknown for groupings or even production-forced teams. Okay, let’s keep going.
While there’s been much speculation over the Big Brother 16 cast being split in to two separate groups for the premiere move-in event, we can confirm which Houseguests are divided in to which groups. Read on for those spoilers.
Last night CBS released our first real look from inside the Big Brother house and that came in the form of the first Head of Household competition. Naturally it’s an endurance comp as we often see, but with one big difference: only half the HGs were there!
So yes, our reports were accurate. Eight players moved in first and had their own HoH competition before the second set moved in for their own round of battle.
Here’s how the Big Brother 16 HGs were divided for the premiere: