Big Brother 20 Casting Director: Houseguest Search Officially Underway

Robyn Kass talks Big Brother 18 on CBS LA

Big Brother 20 casting is officially underway this week as the casting director Robyn Kass made the announcement on Twitter. Ready to step foot inside the Big Brother house and take home a half million dollar prize? Then it’s time to get started!

The online application system for BB20 has been available since the end of last season and any applications already submitted will still be reviewed, but now is the time for that reviewing to begin. Kassting will be digging through your video submission and application details to find out which bars are the best to recruit their next batch of HGs. I kid, I kid! Mostly.

Robyn Kass gave the news on Friday that this week would mark the launch of casting season, inviting fans and Big Brother 20 Hopefuls to get in gear and start applying. And for those more interested in the in-person casting events, those are coming up shortly, she promised.

Update: Casting call events have been announced. Audition event details here.

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Alright y’all! #BB20 casting officially starts MONDAY! Give us a few weeks to book open calls! I promise to post them! Remember, anyone can apply from anywhere in the country on line! #noregrets 🤗🗝💰

— Robyn Kass (@Kassting) February 16, 2018

Thinking of applying for Big Brother 20? We’ve got a few tips to consider. You can go ahead and apply online now with your video submission or you can do the in-person casting call events. Remember that you do not have to do both online and in-person applications. Kass has previously confirmed repeatedly that you can, but it’s overkill.

If you want to just pick one then BB12’s Matt Hoffman made the case for doing a video and having complete control over your audition versus risking the unknowns of a live event with other Big Brother hopefuls.

Apply now online at the official casting site or start working on what you want to say at your open call audition. There’s no better way to prepare than with some guidance from past Houseguests like BB16 winner Derrick Levasseur, BB12 mastermind Matt Hoffman, and even the casting director herself.

We will update you with additional details for the Big Brother 2018 summer season and the casting announcements as details are released. Open call info will start to appear soon along with timelines on casting finalists. Then before you know it we’ll be getting ready for the new season with another all-new house design, the release of the cast, and all the fun that comes with it!

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  1. We’ll get a bunch of early 20 wannabes again. Something that is roundly criticized every year. Things will never change with CBS. They need to take a serious cue from the casting age of CBB. I love that the majority are middle aged and NO SHOWMANCES!!!!

    • I agree with you 100%! I’m so tired of these romances year after year. I didn’t watch Amazing Race because they had those two obnoxious, boring numbskulls, Cody and Jessica on. Amazing Race now exists so they can send people who lose go to AR!

    • Agree, they seem absolutely obsessed with representing every micro-demographic as long as they’re under 30. ‘Older’ HG are usually isolated and used as pawns until younger HG have no more use for them.

    • Hire someone who can assassinate every applicant going to the audition calls who is single and replace them with those with strings attached. That’s the only way to ensure you won’t have a season with showmances.

      With that said, BB has a far better record of successful relationships than the entirety of the Bachelor franchise. :D

      • Well, it’s maths. Bachelor can only end up with one couple per season. Big brother can in theory end up with ~8 couples per season.

        But I get your point! Maybe it’s when you don’t search for love that you find it!! (I sound like my grandma)

    • No recruits, either. Only people who apply and really want to be there. And no previous houseguests!

      • Recruits still have to undergo the same application process as everyone else. While they never have to line-up, they still need to send in their audition video to casting producers and the process continues from there.

        It’s not a guarantee recruits would end up getting cast as we’ve seen in the past when supposed recruits who fill the casting quota never make the cut.

  2. Regular BB is probably going to suck compared to CBB. The celebs are a ton of fun to watch, and I love that there are no showmances.

    • It depends on ‘demographics. It would be nice to see their stats, but I’m pretty sure, CBB is a hit for the TV viewers, because of the familiarity of the casts, but not necessarily for Feedsters/Superfans. If I’m not mistaken, their ratings are up this year.

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