Big Brother 15 has arrived. The new series is kicking off tonight on CBS at 8/7c and we’re here with you offering up a recap of the show as we enjoy the premiere.
During tonight’s show expect to see all sixteen houseguests introduced as the new season’s casts. They’ll get a clip show of their background along with their key discoveries. Once we meet them all they’ll gather in front of the house, be split in to four groups of four and head inside. Watch that scene in this sneak peek video.
First group: GinaMarie, Judd, Candice, & Andy
Second group: Jeremy, Kaitlin, Elissa, & McCrae
Third group: Helen, Nick, Howard, & Jessie
Four group: Spencer, David, Aaryn, & Amanda
Part of tonight’s show will be the reveal of the season’s twists, or at least what Julie is ready to reveal to them. As we saw in her leaked script she’s going to be holding back some details. They should learn about the 3 nominees in tonight’s show.
From there the BB15 HGs will meet and greet before heading out to the backyard for their first Head of Household competition challenge. It’s an endurance battle again this season. Players have to hold on to giant popsicles as they hover over the backyard and get slapped by a giant tongue. Sexy time. Last HG holding on will be the first Head of Household for the summer and decide two of the first three nominees.
Tonight’s Head of Household competition is called “Popsicle Factory.” Each HG climbs on their popsicle, is lifted in the air, and the last to drop will be the winner.
Judd is the first to drop off after just over five minutes. Howard goes next after seven minutes, but says he threw it (I believe him). Candice drops third.
Amanda holds on awhile longer before dropping with Spencer not far behind. And now they just keep falling.
Tonight on CBS the Big Brother 15 premiere arrives and delivers 16 all-new houseguests fighting to be the last player standing and leave with the $500K prize.
The 2013 season kicks off starting at 8/7c on CBS and will air subsequent episodes on Sundays at 8/7c, Tuesdays at 9/8c, and live eviction shows each Wednesday at 8/7c.
If you haven’t met the BB15 cast yet, then check out our interviews with the HGs and see who your favorite will be. If it helps, the Houseguests striped down to their swimsuits and bare bods to gain a little edge in your favor too.
Fans looking for even more Big Brother 15 fun can tune in to the Live Feeds starting tonight at 9PM PT (12AM ET) or watch late-night episodes of “Big Brother: After Dark” from 12AM ET/PT to 2AM ET/PT. The Live Feeds are being provided directly from CBS this season (not SuperPass) which has resulted in a 30% lower price of $26.99 for an entire season’s pass to the in-house, online cameras and mics. Then for BBAD, viewers will tune in to TVGN instead of SHO2 to watch this season.
Are you ready for all the fun to kick off later tonight? We are!
Update – Video footage added of HGs entering the house!
Big Brother 15 is set to offer an array of new twists this season when it premieres tonight on CBS. So far production has provided details on at least three twists the all-new cast will face through their “100 Days” battle to win the half-million dollar prize. Here is what we know to date to get you ready for when Big Brother starts tonight.
Big Brother Twist #1 – “No-Floater Summer”
Two weeks ago during a Twitter AMA, host Julie Chen announced “The twist makes it a no-floater summer!” This set off a flurry of speculation including the possibilities of teams to force an immediate alliance amid the HGs. How could production prevent floating? While it’s not a well-liked method, it can still be very effective in the game. Would this just turn out to be a flop of a twist out of the gate?
Over time we’ve learned more about just what will make this a “no-floater” season and that brings us to the next two twists which support the first.
As we get ready for tonight’s premiere of Big Brother 15, I wanted to run through my initial impressions of the Houseguests from my time with them last week at CBS. As part of an interview about that experience, IHateBigBrother.com (it’s a tongue-in-cheek name, they actually love BB) asked for just two words on each HG. Since two words is hardly enough for my rambling, here’s the rest of my thoughts from that interview.
If you haven’t met all of the BB15 cast yet then I highly recommend you start with our compilation video here linking to all of our interviews with them. Then scroll on down and read my initial impressions from meeting each of them.
Meet The Big Brother 15 Houseguests – “It’s Time”:
My First Impressions of the Big Brother 15 Houseguests:
Aaryn Gries: Pretty & sweet – This was the best I could for Aaryn. She didn’t give me a lot to run with during our talk, but let’s hope she lights up once she gets in the house. Read bio & watch interview
Andy Herren: Great potential – Playing the BB role of “typical gay male” he’ll know he can get the girls on his side, but he’s not so over the top that he’ll be considered “one of the girls” and could still play the guys’ side too. Read bio & watch interview
Ahh, it’s that time of the Big Brother preseason again. The BB15 poolside pic has been released along with some close-ups showing off their best angles or in some cases, their best cover-up shirts.
CBS has released a group photo showing all the HGs together. Keep in mind that by the time this photo was taken last year, one HG, poor Jodi, was already evicted. Does anyone look a little irked in this photo as though they had to return the next day and pose with a group that they were no longer part of? Hmm. That might not have happened this year, but take a look and see what you think.
Zap2It has a set of close-ups for each houseguest so check those out. Later when they are wide-released we’ll post them up as well right here on this post.
Update – CBS has also released a FOTH shot as the HGs prepared to enter.
Update 2 – LOTS more pics released by CBS.
Tuesday, June 25th (that’s today!) is your last chance to catch the preseason discount pricing on the Big Brother Live Feeds known as the “Early Bird Sale.” To avoid you missing anything on the Feeds and to get viewers in before the BB15 premiere kicks off tomorrow, CBS offers up a discounted price to sign-up for the full season pass of the Feeds. There is no difference in what you get or how long your access lasts if you sign-up today instead of tomorrow except you’ll be paying 20% less to do it.
Reminder: Signing-up for the Live Feeds through our links and banners here at BigBrotherNetwork.com provides direct financial support to us without costing you anything extra. You’ll be able to help us keep the site going and growing all season with your sign-ups so please consider getting them through us and recommending your friends to do the same. We appreciate your support.
If you’re new to Big Brother or have only watched the CBS episodes, then you might not know about the Live Feeds. The Feeds provide direct, online access to the in-house cameras and microphones so you can watch the full situation and not four days of events edited and cut to fit inside 45 mins of airtime. Yeah, they’re kind of a big deal.
The Feeds allow you to stay ahead of the show and know the full-story, not just what production wants you to think is happening. You can watch from your computer, phone, or tablet. It’s like two different Big Brother shows. One is on CBS and the other is what’s really taking place in the house. Read our Big Brother Live Feeds FAQ for more details.
If you haven’t signed up yet then be sure to do it right now. You know you’re going to want the direct access to the Big Brother 15 houseguests to catch the drama, romance, endurance competitions, and more that you can only watch on the Live Feeds.