Big Brother 17 Casting – How To Apply For Next Season

CBS has officially announced casting is now open for Big Brother 17. Of course it’d be nice to see a press release confirming the new season in 2015, but this is a fantastic indicator of more Big Brother.

Julie Chen at the Big Brother house
Julie Chen at the Big Brother house – Source: CBS

Future Houseguests should start preparing their online application videos for submission because the Big Brother casting website is currently accepting submissions.

Update: Per Kassting Inc., the application deadline is April 24, 2015. Don’t delay.

We could be watching you next summer, but you can’t be a HG if you don’t apply. Well, also if you’re not 21 and a US citizen, but there’s a whole list of eligibility requirements you’ll want to review.

To apply, you’ll need to submit a video and current picture of yourself along with completing the online form. If you do not have a video, then they’ve got your covered. New this season is a way on their site to record a video during the application process. That’s slick.

Kassting Inc. shared this statement on the official casting site, where you can go for information on how to apply for Big Brother.

“Although no deadline date has been officially announced for applications, we encourage everyone to apply as soon as possible.

As always, our team will be traveling the country this year searching for game players. At this time, no open calls or events have been schedule so please check back regularly for events in a city near you.”

Robyn Kass, the casting director for BB, has promised that every application which meets eligibility will be reviewed. If you send in your video, they will watch it!

We will continue to monitor for updates on casting events, but per past seasons timelines I think you could expect those to be announced in the spring and take place around April.

Will you be applying to become a Houseguest on BB17? The new season starts in just nine months!


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  1. I read the eligibility requirements. Nothing about you can’t be associated/affiliated with CBS in any way. (Shortened for this post.) I thought that was required to be included.

    • Hmm. Dunno. Maybe there is a long form somewhere. Used to be a multi-page eligibility form they provided instead of the FAQ page.

      Found BB12 reqs doc. There is definitely a long paragraph (the longest one) about no CBS associations. Probably still a restriction even if not on the FAQ.

      • I wonder how Frankie, being Ariana’s family, made it around that requirement. She may not work for CBS, but her record label is associated with them and her manager is an executive producer of a CBS show.

      • Found it!

        13. Employees, officers, directors and agents of CBS Broadcasting Inc., Our House Productions, Inc., Endemol Entertainment USA, Inc., and/or of any of their respective licensees, assigns, parents, affiliated and subsidiary
        companies and the immediate family (spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, daughter or son, regardless of where they live) or members of their same households (whether related or not) of such employees, officers, directors and agents are not eligible to be participants on Big Brother or participate in the application process.

        OK, so since CBS is associated with Republic Records and the word associated doesn’t appear above, then technically Ariana is just associated with CBS and not a licensee or any of those other terms. And since Scooter Braun is working for a CBS program, but not directly related to the Grandes, then even though he is her manager, it doesn’t fall under the terms.

        I’d say that is a pretty thin line getting around this requirement to allow Frankie on the show.

    • They leave it open. This season could be All-Stars but if they didn’t have “tryouts” then people would be guess the twist next year if it were All Stars

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