It’s Big Brother 24 Reveal Day as we count down to finding out more about the new season with its cast, themes, and twists & turns. First up so far today are the interviews with Big Brother host, Julie Chen, as she shares what they’ll let us know so far on the BB24 summer ahead. We’re scouring through US Weekly’s interview here with Julie.
First up, Julie again confirms the “all-new Houseguests” that we’ll be seeing on premiere night, Wednesday, July 6th (8 PM ET/PT), as sixteen HGs scramble inside as part of the live move-in. So check that box and scratch out any hopes of returning players because we’re again hearing straight from the source that won’t be happening.
Next, we’ve got the house/season theme which is “BB Motel” where Houseguests check-in but won’t want to check-out. Well of course not! The Big Brother 24 House will have a Palm Springs, mid-century vibe and we’re to expect neon light decorations around the abode plus the bonus of a Tiki bar upstairs on the loft bridge.
Then for twists and turns, we’ve got a couple of hints so far. The big one for the start will be a surprise twist to the first
eviction half of the season and it involves America’s Vote. Sounds like viewers may get a chance to override the House. Julie explains, kinda, to US Weekly:
…the first live eviction night is going to be unlike any eviction night we’ve ever had because it may not be one of the people that you think that ends up getting bounced that night,
Julie says in other interviews that it might not be the nominees going home on eviction night. So either there are swap out noms or maybe viewers are voting for an alternative eviction instead.
Along with that eviction twist, there are going to be themes to each week within the season with a “BB Fest” theme. Julie promises a Comedy fest, Music fest, Zing fest, and more. Remember the themed weeks from BB17 including a Gronk Party with the Big Brother Takeover, that fizzled out quickly? Never know with some of these big preseason plans that fall flat and quietly fade out.
One thing I’m anxious to see addressed is how production plans to counter the mega-alliance approach. We’ve seen it year after year with a large group forming and snowballing over all the outsiders or weaker group. It’s to be expected and a reasonable way to play, but Julie mentions it in her EW interview here. And sounds to me like the viewer vote to override eviction nominations could be just that angle here.
Keep watching all day for more Big Brother 24 reveals and get ready for the Wednesday night season premiere complete with our live coverage starting at 8PM ET! Join us on Facebook & Twitter and download our Big Brother App for more spoilers and updates all season!