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Big Brother 16: State of The Game (Op-Ed)

| August 5, 2014 at 7:44 PM EDT

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I’ve been pretty straight forward this season doing Big Brother 16 Live Feed highlights and recaps, but I think the halfway point is a good time to weigh in with a State of the Game post. This week is basically the half-way point, right? Close enough.

A lot of people on Twitter are currently preparing for Zach’s funeral, so we’re getting A LOT of “this season sucks” and “if Zach goes, I’ll stop watching.” While it is upsetting that Zach is going home this week (I’m a card-holding member of #ZachNation myself), it’s not the end of Big Brother 16.

Here’s why:

  • That big alliance, that basically sort of (to some extent) includes everyone except Donny and Jocasta, is going to have to turn on each other soon. I mean they already are this week with Zach. But we always knew Zach was sort of low on their list. It’s going to get fun when Hayden and Nicole go against Derrick and Cody. And which side is going to steal Caleb? And who is going to be the unlucky one stuck with Victoria? And where’s Christine stand in all this? See? There’s SO much about to happen, that the second half of the game could be one of the best. And you never know, they’re getting to the crazy point of being in the house, so they might actually start fighting. Finally. One can hope.
  • The twist is ending this week. We won’t be getting any more of these same old nominations and everyone working together and deciding as a group who needs to win Battle of the Block and who needs to win veto and who needs to be evicted.
  • This week’s Double Eviction. ANYTHING can happen during the second eviction this week. I think Jocasta could be an easy target, but not if these people are finally entering game mode. We could see a major player following Zach out the door
  • There’s an extra week now! So MAYBE that means a jury member could return. And maybe, just maybe, it could be your favorite player who comes back in to shake things up. A lot of people don’t like returning players, but I think with the pace of this season, that would be a great idea. And plus I’m hopeful for a Zach re-entry.
  • Derrick. No one has played the game like Derrick in a few seasons. He’s even playing right out in the open and only Donny is onto him.
  • Team America. Maybe Team America challenges will improve. Or maybe that twist will end soon. I’ll be happy with either.
  • And finally, it’s not Big Brother 15. And no offense to Big Brother 15 HGs who are actually great people, but there’s no stigma hanging over this season. Sure there might not be any fighting this season, but there’s also nothing to be ashamed of for being a Big Brother fan. And as far as I can tell, none of the HGs should find themselves unemployed after the season ends. Well, aside from Zach, but that’s already his thing.

And if these HGs don’t start going at each other, then I’m going to start a campaign to fly a banner plane over the house accusing the HGs of something ridiculous. Who’s in?

 

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‘Big Brother 16′ Counting The Votes In Week 6

| August 5, 2014 at 1:30 PM EDT

If the next vote were held today in the Big Brother 16 house there’s little doubt that Zach Rance would be evicted. Now it’s just a matter of how the HGs will make that happen come Thursday.

Zach Rance on Big Brother 16

One is the loneliest number for Zach Rance – Source: CBS

Over the past few days the vote count has stacked up against Zach despite his sense of confidence in his alliance to keep him safe this week. He sees the four voting Detonators plus Caleb as his surefire way to avoid the tie-breaker by Nicole with the eight votes up for grabs. It’s not going to work out that way though.

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Big Brother 16 – Week 6 Photo Booth [PICS]

| August 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT
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Big Brother 16 photo booth pics – Source: CBS

The Big Brother Houseguests dragged themselves out of bed to pose in the weekly photo booth event before lumbering back and collapsing from the exhaustion of sleeping all day.

Yep, we’ve got a seriously nocturnal set of Houseguests this season. Either that or they’re vampires afraid to be up when the sun is out.

Check out the BB16 HGs photos and see who makes the best pose this week.

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Source: CBS

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Big Brother 16: Derrick Flips Zach’s Closest Ally

| August 5, 2014 at 9:30 AM EDT

The light at the end of the tunnel continues to dim for Big Brother 16 Houseguest Zach Rance and his former ally Derrick Levasseur isn’t doing him any favors as he flips Zach’s final ally.

Derrick Levasseur takes hold of Big Brother 16

Derrick Levasseur takes hold of Big Brother 16 – Source: CBS

The decision had already come down through the house that Zach Rance would be this week’s target for eviction from Big Brother, but as we’ve seen several times, Derrick has gone along with a plan only to change everyone’s mind later. Not this week though.

Frankie remained as the last person to stand behind Frankie with the support and expectation that Jocasta would be going home. No one needs Frankie’s vote to evict Zach, but in interest of continuing to work with Frankie Derrick worked to make sure he had Frankie on board.

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Big Brother 16 Live Feeds: Week 6 Monday Highlights

| August 5, 2014 at 7:30 AM EDT

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It was an incredibly quiet day in the Big Brother 16 house. The HGs slept late and all the game talk revolved around one thing: sending Zach home this week. Find out what else happened on the Big Brother Feeds yesterday in the house.

Big Brother 16 Live Feed Highlights – Monday, August 4, 2014:

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Big Brother 16 Finale Date 2014 Announced By CBS

| August 4, 2014 at 5:00 PM EDT

CBS has announced the Big Brother 16 season finale date set for September 2014 as the Big Brother Houseguests reach the summer’s midway point.

Julie Chen has Big Brother 16 surprises

Julie Chen will host Big Brother 16 season finale – Source: CBS

In a schedule revision CBS has moved the Big Brother 16 finale to Wednesday, September 24th at 9:30PM ET/PT and running 90-minutes. The finale will follow the Survivor 2014 season premiere which airs starting at 8PM ET/PT that same night.

The BB16 has carried a lot of strength in its ratings this summer while winning key demos and drawing an average of nearly 7 million viewers. Without all the negative press this season like last year, CBS should be again anxious to renew our favorite reality series for 2015. Fingers crossed!

This finale date feels about a week late and could be a result of other schedule changes as CBS now notes this as a revised plan. We’ll have to get out our calendars and start counting, but with so much time left could there be a planned return of a Jury member for Big Brother 16? What do you think?

Source: CBS

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