After much speculation that this year would be a return of former HGs for a Big Brother All-Stars 2 it turned out to be a good ol’ cast of all newbies. So when could we see another All-Stars? Not too much longer, says executive producer Allison Grodner.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, a site notorious for their inability to read a clock when it comes to releasing casting details at the right time, Grodner discussed the temptation of bringing back retreads:
As you’ve seen in recent past seasons, we’ve brought back several all-star players. It just depends on what we’re looking to do each season.
We’re in season 16 — our last full all-star [season] was seven, so I’m sure there’s one in the near future. [Right now] we’re building up more all-stars.
It’s an argument I’ve made before and it still stands: they’ve drained the All-Stars pond with too many trips to get a drink. A few retreads that season, a few in that one over there, a couple more pairs here, and suddenly you’ve used up all your best options. They need to stop bringing back HGs for awhile, restock their arsenal, and then come at us with some great players that we haven’t already seen three times in the past five years.
But it is good to know they’re thinking long term on this. The original Big Brother All-Stars (BB7) was so good there’s a high bar set for it. They can’t be messing around and half-ass it. I feel better knowing it won’t be rushed. Well, at least they don’t currently intend to.
So yes, another Big Brother All-Stars is ahead of us, but I think we’ve got some time.
This is why i think they should not have brought players back during Seasons 11, 13, and 14. Jessie, Britney, Dan, Danielle, Dick, Brenchel and JeJo would have been perfect candidates for an all-stars season. They took attention away from the newbies, preventing many of them to become truly compelling players for many BB fans.
I can see a few peeps from seasons past BB7 being suitable for a second go for the grand prize.
But it would be nice to see players pre-BB7 invited as well for a more well-rounded cast, all the way down to BB1 (Josh, Eddie, Curtis, Jordan and Will Mega). 1 cast member from each of the show’s 16 seasons, maybe?
As for BB15, I’d like to see either Helen, Candice, Jessie or Howard come back.
JoJo would be terrible to bring back!
I would love for them to go back to allowing EVERYONE to play veto. After they pick names, the HGs not picked are just sitting ducks.
Stop the interference. No more Pandora’s Box, Diamond POV. Let them play the game!
BB has gotten so far from its initial premise as to be unrecognizable.
Stop messing with the game.
Oh yeah, fire Grodner and bring back Shapiro!