As of now we only have the cities but no specific locations or dates for each of them. Robyn Kass, the BB casting director, has promised those details will soon be released along with possibly a few more cities to round up the Big Brother 15 Houseguests. Last year there were twenty seven open call events compared to the original list of just fifteen so I’d expect to see more added as we head toward the early premiere this summer.
To help prepare you for your audition we recommend you read our interview with Robyn Kass, Matt Hoffman’s in-depth casting guide, or Dan Gheesling’s e-book. All three of them are highly qualified to share advice on becoming the next Big Brother 15 HG.
We’ll keep an eye on the this information and update the list as more details are released. In the meantime, you can start searching for the closest city.
List last updated April 18th
Big Brother 15 Casting Events:
This weekend the open-call casting process officially kicks off for Big Brother 15 as Kassting Inc., the perennial hosts of all things BB casting, prepares for the first event in Los Angeles this Saturday at CBS’ Radford Studios.
While Robyn Kass, Big Brother casting director, announced in mid-February that online applications would begin being accepted, this weekend’s debut of the open-call events will be the first of nineteen audition opportunities for potential HouseGuests to meet the casting team in person. Kassting has been releasing new dates and locations this month with additional events potentially added considering last year’s nearly thirty auditions.
Applicants are reminded not to bring any paperwork or applications with them to the in-person events unlike past seasons prior to the arrival of the online system. Kass also suggests auditioners wear comfortable clothes, avoid rehearsing answers, and to come later in the event’s time to avoid long lines.
Big Brother 15 hopefuls unable to locate an open-call event near them are encouraged to audition online and are reminded it is unnecessary to audition both in person and by an online application as all are reviewed by the same team.
Best of luck to all applicants! We can’t wait to see you in the Big Brother house this summer when the season returns two weeks early with a June 26, 2013 premiere!
The casting director for CBS’ Big Brother 15 has just announced that casting for the 2013 summer season begins today! Open calls for auditions usually begin in March or April and run through May and Robyn Kass promises we’ll see those casting dates and locations very soon:
— Robyn Kass (@Kassting) February 18, 2013
Keep in mind that you do not need to use both methods to apply, according to casting director Robyn Kass. As for which method is better, BB12’s Matt Hoffman recommends submitting an application so you can control the interview, but plenty of HGs have made it in both ways.
No matter how you decide to apply for Big Brother 15 just be sure to do it! We want to see you in the house entertaining us when the season premieres in late June, but you can only do that if you take the first step. Best of luck to everyone who applies.
CBS has announced the Big Brother 15 premiere will arrive two weeks earlier than normal this summer. That’s a huge change for the series, but the less examined part of that announcement was a switch in which nights the episodes would air. This shift in nights, while seemingly minor, should greatly improve this season of Big Brother and here’s why.
Long ago we would watch Julie Chen and the Houseguests on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays which gave the perfect rhythm with typically one night on and one night off for a chance to discuss. The last few seasons we’ve instead been watching Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. This approach allowed little time for viewers to digest Wednesday night’s broadcast Veto events ahead of Thursday’s eviction. But if you think all these delays and subsequent rushes were bad for the Big Brother CBS viewers, well, they were even worse for the Live Feeds and especially the HGs.
Following each new HoH competition on Thursday night the HGs were hustled through nomination plans on Friday and a ceremony that night. The Veto competition was held on Saturday and the Veto ceremony on Monday. That left nothing to be done on most of Monday and all of Tuesday and Wednesday other than sit around, be bored, and await the inevitable eviction. Big Brother 15 is about to fix all of that.
CBS says BB15 episodes will buck the recent seasons’ schedule and instead air on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Moving the weekday broadcasts up a night means the HGs will have more time before a Friday nomination and less time after a Monday PoV ceremony if production keeps the in-house events on the same old schedule. Houseguests will get an extra day to fight, struggle, and be good hamsters filled with paranoia. Just the way we like them!
Clarification: I’m talking real-time events going on in the house and not time differences between episode broadcasts. Events in the house happen days before CBS airs them.
While the broadcast viewers might not notice as significant a change in the house dynamics, it should be a dramatic improvement for fans watching the Live Feeds which is of course where the real game exists and the die hard fans never miss.
What do you think about the Big Brother 15 schedule and its impact on the game?
Update: CBS has announced the premiere of Big Brother’s 15th season will air at 8PM ET instead of 9PM on June 26th. This new time will be the series permanent Wednesday time unlike the previously proposed timeslot swap midseason. Smart move.
Get ready Big Brother fans! CBS has just announced the premiere date for Big Brother 15 and not only has this news arrived incredibly early, but so will the season!
While BB traditionally starts after the 4th of July we’ll instead be treated to an extended season when Big Brother 15 premieres on Wednesday, June 26th at
9PM 8PM ET. Awesome! So while CBS says “Big Brother will have a longer edition this summer, premiering two weeks earlier” we may or may not get an extra two weeks on the end. That schedule could depend on how many Hantz HouseGuests meltdown and quit. Ziiinnngg!
Here’s some other surprising news. The BB15 schedule has also shifted to airing on different nights. For the 2013 summer season we’ll be watching Big Brother on Sundays (8PM ET), Tuesdays (9PM ET), and Wednesdays. At first I thought we were back to the old faithful (and my preference) Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, but nope.
The season premiere will once again be pre-recorded and air on Wednesday (6/26) then we’ll get a Sunday and Tuesday episode before the first live eviction on July 3rd.
Then, just to confuse us, on July 17th the Wednesday episodes of Big Brother will move up to 8PM ET for the rest of the longer (and presumably awesome) season. CBS has decided to move up BB15 to a permanent 8PM broadcast on Wednesdays all season long.
There’s still time to apply for Big Brother Season 15 so check out the details and send in your application right now if you think you’ve got what it takes to win.
Source: CBS press release
Big Brother 15 won’t get here until the summer of 2013 but when it does that party can’t get started without a cast! If you’re daring and outgoing enough then there’s no need to wait until next year. Apply now for Big Brother for your chance to enter the BB15 game when it premieres in July 2013!
The online casting process is being carried forward for next season so you’ll luckily be spared from submitting a lengthy paper application through the mail. This new system really does seem so much better. If you’re more interested in the in-person casting calls then those will begin taking place around March 2013.
You can submit your application online right now. The deadline for submissions is May 11, 2013 at 12AM PT, but there’s no reason to wait. Make your video and submit it now!
A couple of basic eligibility requirements to highlight: you must be 21 years of age at the time of applying and you must be a US citizen living in the United States at the time. Our Canadian friends interested in playing should apply to Big Brother Canada! Check out the full detailed explanation of eligibility requirements for more information.
Kassting Inc. also points out that if you’ve applied to past seasons then you’ll need to apply again for Big Brother 15 as all past applications and videos are archived.
Best of luck to everyone applies. We can’t wait to meet the next cast of Houseguests!