CBS Delays Big Brother 18 Cast Reveal Following Orlando Tragedy

Fans were preparing to meet the Big Brother 18 cast on Monday but late Sunday night CBS made a surprising announcement that the cast reveal would not be taking place on Monday. Later the next morning more details were given to support and explain their decision.

Big Brother 18's cast may have mystery HGs
Big Brother 18’s cast to be revealed Tuesday, June 14th – Source: CBS

CBS announced they would be moving the cast reveal to Tuesday with the Live Feed streaming interview videos airing that afternoon instead of Monday morning, pushing the release out little over one extra day from the original plan.

While the first statement from CBS, shared on Twitter, only mentioned the delay there were more details this morning explaining their decision.

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#MeetTheHGsLive will not be streamed live tomorrow. Cast interviews will be available Tue 4pm ET/1pm PT to #CBSAllAccess subscribers.

— Big Brother (@CBSBigBrother) June 13, 2016

On Monday morning, via their Facebook page, the explanation had been expanded to include the Orlando shooting as their reason to move the Big Brother cast reveal to a later day.

We don’t know if the interviews are still being recorded on Monday and shared on Tuesday or if the Live Feed interviews will still be streamed as they happen. Either way the Big Brother 18 cast interviews will be available immediately Tuesday at 1PM PT (4PM ET) only on your All Access Live Feeds account.

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We will share any BB18 cast details as they become available for release, but for now we know to expect the Houseguests’ introductions on Tuesday at 1PM PT so you won’t want to miss that event.

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  1. Of course people on twitter have decided [as usual] to lose their minds, and completely overreact, over something that’s not a big deal. It’s just a day. The season hasn’t even started yet. Give us a day to grieve.

  2. I would expect nothing less for CBS to postpone the cast reveal. Orlando is a horrible tragic event; the cast reveal should be a fun event but it will still be overshadowed by this tradgedy!
    Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I think there was a HG affected by 9/11, and I also think they told all the HGs about 9/11?

    • They were, Margaret…but it was a few days later if I remember correctly. I THINK (don’t quote me) that they didn’t know when to let them in on it. But I do remember watching the episode when they told Dr. Will and the gal who won ( I can’t remember her name, because I was transfixed on Will). It was really difficult to watch.

      • I think you may be confused. Will won BB2. How could you forget? =P

        And yeah, Margaret, Monica’s cousin was missing due to 9/11 (she was never found). The houseguests were informed of 9/11 and “privately” Monica was informed of her cousin.

      • I just Googled it (because I tend to second guess myself) and you ARE right, Will DID win BB2…and it was in 2001. There are some things that I remember like they were yesterday–but not necessarily when they took place—and I distinctly remember Will and Nicole being told. I don’t even remember Monica still being in the house at the time…just Will and Nicole. Funny the things I do and don’t remember. But it WAS during 9/11. Jeez, that was sad.

  3. Something of a fact: The Voice, which the late Christina Grimmie took part in, was created by Jon de Mol who created Big Brother.

    Kudos to CBS.

      • And for it to happen back to back with the shooting just blocks away…I just can’t deal with it.

      • I know, right? I can’t imagine what CG’s family or the families of the Orlando victims are going through. It’s just crazy. And the absolute sad thing about it, both of the nutcases who committed these horrific acts are dead too. There’s no justice.

  4. Whatever the situation, decompression or replacement HG, CBS and Grodner handled the circumstance very well and appropriately. Not sure what I would have done if I was in the producers’ shoes. I can not wait for the cast reveal!

  5. 12 of the houseguests and their pictures were just listed on Online Big Brother if anyone is interested.

    • Thanks KSJB, I just looked at the site and there’s still speculation the rest are “coaches”, in other words, returning players, dang, I hope not.

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