Big Brother 23 Premiere Recap: Move In Time, Let’s Go!

Big Brother host Julie Chen outside the Big Brother house

Here we go! Big Brother 23 launches tonight with a 90-minute premiere on CBS and we’re about to cover all the fun of a new season with 16 all-new Houseguests along for the ride. We’ll see how the move-in goes, who wins the captains & teams twist, and who could face danger first this season.

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Julie Chen is back, of course, and she’s about to take us on our inaugural tour of the HGs summer abode (see the full tour gallery here). From there the HGs will arrive at the front of the studio to head inside and see who they’ll be facing off against for the half-million dollars. Let’s do it!

Gallery: BB23 House Tour

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Group 1 Moves In:

We’re meeting the first group that is heading inside: Derek F. Xavier, Frenchie, and Travis. NOTE: Derek F. is the first in the door. The first four HGs head inside and then to the backyard and have to recreate a poster using layered images. Pretty neat. 5 pieces of plexiglass to sort and arrange just like the original. Frenchie wins Group 1! He’s the first captain and will pick his team later. Frenchie will also be eligible to compete for HOH coming up.

Group 2 Moves In:

Now we’re meeting Alyssa, Azah, Britini, and Whitney. They head inside and it’s time for the same competition again. Gotta arrange 5 sheets of plexi into the right arrangement of the displayed poster. New poster, different from the first group’s challenge, but still the same idea. Whitney wins Group 2!

Group 3 Moves In:

Let’s meet Brent, Kyland, Christian, and Derek X. They’ve got another design to assemble and we can see the previous groups watching from a backyard balcony. That’s new! Christian pulls off the win for Group 3.

Group 4 Moves In:

The remaining HGs are Hannah, Claire, and Tiffany, and Sarah. One last design to recreate and the HGs are racing. Claire wins Group 4!

That sets our captains as Frenchie, Whitney, Christian, and Claire. Julie reveals the first big twist of the season is coming up next. HGs aren’t too excited as they sound pretty nervous about teams being drafted. Julie reveals the team names are Jokers (Frenchie), Aces (Whitney), Kings (Christian), and Queens (Claire).

Team Picks:

Jokers: Frenchie picks Azah over Hannah
Aces: Whitney picks Brent over Travis
Kings: Christian picks Alyssa over Tiffany
Queens: Claire picks Kyland over Xavier

Jokers: Frenchie picks Britini over Sarah
Aces: Whitney picks Derek X over Derek F
Kings: Christian picks Xavier over Derek F
Queens: Claire picks Tiffany over Sarah

Jokers: Frenchie picks Derek F over Travis
Aces: Whitney picks Hannah over Sarah
Kings: Sarah by default
Queens: Travis by default

Here are your teams for BB23:
Jokers: Frenchie (captain), Azah, Britini, Derek F
Aces: Whitney (captain), Brent, Derek X, Hannah
Kings: Christian (captain), Alyssa, Xavier, Sarah
Queens: Claire (captain), Kyland, Tiffany, Travis

Head of Household Competition – “House of Cards”:

Teams play as a whole with the captains assemble a balance of pieces to form a card stack triangle. The captain of the winning team will be the first Head of Household. The last place team will be the HNs.

  • Jokers win! – Frenchie is HOH
  • Queens (Claire) are second
  • Aces (Whitney) are third
  • Kings (Christian) are last & HNs
  • BIG news! The prize money has just been increased to $750,000 for Big Brother 23! That’s awesome.

    Now for another twist. Julie offers Frenchie and his team TWO weeks of safety but he has to roll some giant dice to land on a table within 45 seconds. If he fails they lose safety and he loses HOH. No way would I take that offer. What will Frenchie decide?

    Frenchie says NO! Julie asks him to play the game anyway just to see… sure enough, Frenchie would have just barely pulled it off for two weeks’ safety, but it doesn’t matter. He’ll remain HOH and his team gets safety this week on BB23.

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