Big Brother

Wednesday 8:00 PM on CBS Premiered Jul 05, 2000 In Season



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AIRED ON 7/28/2016

Season 18 : Episode 18

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Show Summary

Big Brother, which began in the summer of 2000, has become an annual tradition for fans; every summer (with the exception of the 2008 winter edition) viewers are treated to new HouseGuests, new challenges, and new evictions! Here's how the game works: each week, there is a Head of Household challenge, where all of the players compete for the power in the house. The HoH then nominates two other HouseGuests for eviction. Several days later, a Power of Veto competition is held, where six players (the HoH, the nominees, and three guests) attempt to win the Golden Power of Veto, which gives the bearer the power to "veto," or cancel, one of the HoH's nominations, forcing the HoH to nominate someone else (other than the Veto bearer) for eviction. Then, in the weekly live eviction, the HouseGuests vote to evict someone from the house for good. Along the way are Food competitions (which, if the HouseGuests do not win, results in them eating "Slop" for the week) and the occasional Luxury competition, all leading up to the show's finale, where a panel of sequestered jurors vote for a winner, who receives half a million dollars!

Big Brother 14 will include 16 guests with 4 of them returning from previous seasons. The 4 returning guests are going to be mentors of a team of 3 guests. The mentor of each team only goes home if their entire team also goes home.

In BB16, there are now 2 HOH's. Each HOH gets to put up 2 nominees, who then compete in teams in a challenge called the Battle of the Block. The winning pair of nominees earn safety and also dethrone the HOH who put them up, leaving that HOH as a possible replacement nominee. The POV still exists, so there are now 2 chances for a nominee to be safe.

Mike Malin

Mike Malin

BB2 Days 1-33

Hardy Hill

Hardy Hill

BB2 Days 1-64

Natalie Okins

Natalie Okins


Jase Wirey

Jase Wirey

BB5 (5th evicted)

Will Wikle

Will Wikle

BB5- Himself- 6th Evicted

Lori Valenti

Lori Valenti

BB5 2nd Evicted

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Fan Reviews (312)

  • Big Brother Rigged

    The show is probably rigged, many of the competitions are indeed rigged everytime someone who is a fan or production favorite is in danger of going there get saved by a HOH/ POV and if not that another twist saves them this happens to much now adays the show is comming off more and more rigged, less and less real to bad the fans continue to not care.
  • "The Big Brother watches

    He didn't watch me because if he does, I'll punch him in the face. I hate this show so much and I hate all reality shows, except Survivor.
  • MORE! : (

    derivative crap, julie chen SUCKS
  • worst season ever

    This season got an F in every category, though the girls were good except for Christine, who was a real Puker. Maybe its actually a D- minus-minus-minus-minus. Remembering Devin just made me puke in my mouth, so add another minus to the list. Unless next season is dynamite, I'm finished with BB. If it has an America's Team, I will cancel immediately. There was nothing entertaining about Ameri-Team. It was a real waste of time. All the "new" twists and turns. Classic BB is good enough, otherwise I'd rather use the time to clean my toilet.moreless
  • Big Brother 16: one of the best yet

    Big Brother season 16 is going to the best one. I am really fascinated with the complicated and genuine relationship between each character, their alliance, their love story. I agree a lot with the review of "Big Brother 16: one of the best yet" in Look to the Cookie.


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long running show, bromance, cultural phenomenon, college humor, rabid fan base