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Big Brother is an American version of the Big Brother reality television show based on the Dutch television series of the same name originally created in 1997 by John de Mol.[2] The show is based on a group of strangers, known as HouseGuests, living together twenty-four hours a day in the "Big Brother" house, isolated from the outside world but under constant surveillance with no privacy for three months. In eleven seasons of the show, 130 different people have entered the Big Brother house so far.

The HouseGuests compete for the chance to win a $500,000 grand prize by avoiding weekly eviction, until the last HouseGuest remains at the end of the season that can claim the $500,000 grand prize. The American series is hosted by television personality Julie Chen. Produced by Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan, it currently airs in the United States on CBS[3] and in Canada on Global[4] respectively.


Main series

In all seasons, eviction night has been hosted by veteran television personality and news anchor, Julie Chen, wife of CBS President Les Moonves and co-host of the network's The Early Show. Television critics gave Chen largely negative reviews during her first season (2000), citing wooden delivery,[5] stilted interaction with the studio audience, weak interviews with evictees on the live programs,[5] and her overuse of the phrase "But first..."[6] This led fans to dub her "the Chenbot," a moniker of which Chen is aware and says she accepts.[7][8]

The announcer played an active role in the first season introducing every scene, but with the major changes to the program after the initial season, the announcer was relegated to the opening and closing of each episode. There have been several different announcers throughout the years. Past announcers include Dave Walsh (season one and episode 2 of season two),[9] Chuck Riley (season two),[10] and Phil Proctor (seasons 3-6 ).[11] The current announcer is Clayton Halsey[12] and has been the announcer since season seven.


The format for season one was radically different than in the following seasons. Season one was identical to international versions of Big Brother in which each HouseGuest would individually go to the Diary Room and nominate two fellow HouseGuests for banishment.[1] (The term "eviction" was not used until season two.) The two or more HouseGuests with the most nominations are then revealed to the House and were "Marked for Banishment",[1] at which point the public were invited to vote for who they wish to evict by calling a premium rate telephone number.[1] The HouseGuest who received the greatest percentage of the public vote was evicted. When there were three HouseGuests left the public would vote for the winner.[1]

Beginning with the second season the HouseGuests compete to become Head of Household or HoH. The Head of Household is responsible for nominating two HouseGuests for eviction.[13] During the Live Eviction show, HouseGuests individually go into the Diary Room (this was taped in early seasons, but beginning with the All-Star season 7, each vote has been done live) and cast their vote to evict. Julie then reveals the results of the vote to the House, and tells the evicted houseguest has only a few moments to leave the house. In the event of a tie a HOH breaks it.[14] When two HouseGuests were left, the evicted HouseGuests voted for the winner and in the event of a tie the public would have broken the tie.[15]

During season three a new power was introduced called the Power of Veto (PoV). The Power of Veto winner can choose to veto one of the Head of Household's initial nominations. The winner is also protected from becoming a replacement nominee for the week.[16] Originally, the Power of Veto was silver and if a nominee won the Power of Veto the nominee could not save themselves. The "Golden" Power of Veto, introduced in the last veto competition in season three, could be won by a nominee and used to save themselves. The Golden Power of Veto is now the standard veto since season four.[17][18]

The fourth season introduced the Big Brother Jury, sometimes referred to as the "Jury of Seven". The Jury is made up of the final seven evicted HouseGuests. As each member of the Jury is evicted from the House they are sequestered in a separate house. The jury members are not allowed to watch the show except for segments which include all of the HouseGuests, for example the nominations and Power of Veto ceremonies. The jury members are not shown any Diary Room interviews or any footage involving strategy or twists to the game. The Big Brother Jury votes to determine the winner of Big Brother each season.[18]

Live show

The live show has been broadcast live on Thursday nights with the exceptions of the first season, fourth season (which would have otherwise conflicted with The Amazing Race 4), and ninth season (which would have otherwise conflicted with Survivor: Micronesia). During the first season the live show would feature highlights, nominations and banishments. Originally, the live show featured a studio audience along with guest commentators Dr. Drew Pinsky, best known for Loveline on MTV, and (sponsor) America Online "Internet Advisor" Regina Lewis.

Beginning with the second season Julie presents the live show in an empty studio overlooking the house. Highlights are shown during the live show, then one (or two in the couple's edition) HouseGuest is evicted and briefly interviewed by Julie. Then, the Head of Household competition is held. For the most part quizzes are held to determine the next Head of Household due to the show's running time. Some Head of Household competitions do not finish during the live show and are broadcast on the live Internet feeds with the results and highlights of the Head of Household competition broadcast on the next episode. Starting with the tenth season the live show will feature a studio audience during the live eviction shows.[19]

Live Internet feeds

Each year CBS has made live streaming Internet video feeds from the Big Brother house available through RealNetworks. The Internet feeds were free during season one but became a subscription service beginning with season two. In order to preserve the drama for television broadcasts, CBS does not webcast certain moments that transpire in the house, including weekly competitions and the nomination/eviction process. Slanderous statements and singing of copyrighted music is also blocked for legal reasons.[20][21][22][23]

Season details

Season Premiere date Finale date Days HouseGuests Winner
Big Brother 1 July 5, 2000 September 29, 2000 88 10 Eddie McGee
Big Brother 2 July 5, 2001 September 20, 2001 82 12 Will Kirby
Big Brother 3 July 10, 2002 September 25, 2002 82 12 Lisa Donahue
Big Brother 4 July 8, 2003 September 24, 2003 82 13 Jun Song
Big Brother 5 July 6, 2004 September 21, 2004 82 14 Drew Daniel
Big Brother 6 July 7, 2005 September 20, 2005 80 14 Maggie Ausburn
Big Brother 7 July 6, 2006 September 12, 2006 72 14 Mike Malin
Big Brother 8 July 5, 2007 September 18, 2007 81 14 Dick Donato
Big Brother 9 February 12, 2008 April 27, 2008 81 16 Adam Jasinski
Big Brother 10 July 13, 2008 September 16, 2008 71 13 Dan Gheesling
Big Brother 11 July 9, 2009 September 15, 2009 73 13 Jordan Lloyd
Big Brother 12 Summer 2010[24] TBA TBA TBA TBD

International broadcasts

Two seasons of the American version of Big Brother have aired in the United Kingdom in addition to airing in the United States and Canada. Big Brother 4 aired in the United Kingdom on E4 after the fourth edition of the British version ended. E4 aired the three weekly episodes and live footage from the House. The live footage was a time delay so viewers wouldn't be confused between the episodes and the live footage.[25] Later seasons did not air in the United Kingdom due to conflicts with the British version. E4 announced on February 8, 2008 that Big Brother 9 would air on the channel. The ninth edition of the American edition premiered on February 14, 2008 two days after its American/Canadian premiere. Unlike with Big Brother 4 E4 did not air live footage from the House during Big Brother 9 instead only the three weekly highlight shows were aired.[26] The tenth season didn't air in the United Kingdom due to conflicts with the British version.[27]


House Calls: The Big Brother Talk Show

House Calls: The Big Brother Talk Show was a live Internet talk show hosted by Gretchen Massey and focused on events in the Big Brother house as well as taking phone calls from viewers. The show started in 2004 during Big Brother 5 with Marcellas Reynolds as host/co-host, and became quite popular. House Calls has returned during each season of Big Brother.[21] For Big Brother 9, Massey co-hosted with Big Brother 8 winner "Evel" Dick Donato, runner up Daniele Donato, season two's Bunky and season six/seven Kaysar. Contestants on Big Brother are bound by contract to appear on the webcast the Friday after their live eviction. Evicted sequestered HouseGuests do not appear on the show after their eviction.[28][29]

The popularity of House Calls has spawned other Internet talk shows, including Survivor Live for Survivor, Finish Line and Elimination Station for The Amazing Race, Talk Model for America's Next Top Model, and various Aftershows on MTV Overdrive for MTV programming.

It was announced before Big Brother 11 premiered July 9 that House Calls had been canceled, due to the fact the show could not find a sponsor, now the evicted houseguests will appear on Inside Dish after their evictions.

Big Brother: After Dark

Big Brother: After Dark airs nightly from Midnight to 3:00 a.m. Eastern time (9:00 p.m. to Midnight Pacific time) on Showtime 2 and features footage from the same live camera feeds that are made available to subscribers of the shows 24/7 live Internet feeds. This program features house activity happening between these times, and is occasionally interrupted for slanderous statements and music copyrights.[30] According to executive producer Allison Grodner, these three hours are entertaining as "That's prime time for the Big Brother house. It's when our HouseGuests are most wide awake and having fun, talking about strategy and playing the game. People are going to see quite a bit."[31]


Competitions have been part of the show since season two. Various competitions force the HouseGuests to work together, in teams, or against each other for prizes or power. There are three different styles of games: endurance contests test which HouseGuest can last the longest doing a certain task (such as holding a key); games of skill test the HouseGuests' athleticism, ingenuity, or luck; and quizzes test the HouseGuests' knowledge of each other and the house. All three styles are used to varying degrees in the weekly competitions. Sometimes, a recycled competition that has appeared in a previous season is used. For example, the game "Majority Rules" (in which the HouseGuests have to answer questions with opinions while trying to stay with the majority until the tie-breaker question), which debuted in season four, has been recycled into the sixth season and the eighth season, each time being played for Head of Household.

Head of Household (HoH)

After each eviction (except the first week), HouseGuests compete to become the Head of Household. Due to the live show's time limit, quizzes are normally used for this competition. Games of skill also appear as HoH competitions occasionally, while the endurance contest is only used two to three times a season.

The HoH receives perks such as their own private bedroom, photos or gifts from home, and maid service. The HoH also nominates two HouseGuests for eviction. If one of the nominees is removed via the Power of Veto, the HoH will name a replacement nominee. The HoH reigns until the next eviction in which he or she may not vote except to break a tie. The HouseGuest may not participate in the following HoH competition unless only three HouseGuests are remaining or on special occasions, the rare Coup D'etat is used. IN this event the HoH is also able to compete in the next HoH competition, because they have been considered 'overthrown'. The Coup D'État has only been used once and only ever in the game twice.

The final HoH competition occurs when only three HouseGuests remain. The competition is held in three parts. For the first stage, the HouseGuests compete in an endurance contest requiring the HouseGuests to hang on to their keys in the face of some unusual circumstance. The second stage is commonly a game of skill between the losers of the previous stage. The winners of first and second stage face off in a quiz where the participants must guess what departed HouseGuests thought. The winner of the third stage becomes the last HoH while the two other HouseGuests are automatically nominated. As none of the trio are eligible to vote, the last HoH breaks the 0-0 tie and chooses who to evict.

Although one HouseGuest normally retains the Head of Household rewards and responsibilities for the week, exceptions have occurred. In a "double eviction" week, the first HoH only reigns for a short period (between an hour and three days) while the second HoH reigns for the rest of the week. When this occurs, the first HoH is normally not provided the benefits such as use of the HoH bedroom. Another exception is when two HouseGuests share Head of Household, such as in the first week of Big Brother: All-Stars as well as the first few weeks of Big Brother 9. The co-HoHs had to agree on two nominees or else become the nominees themselves and lose their HoH privileges. If a tie were to occur when there were co-HoHs, then the Power of Veto winner would have to cast the tie-breaking vote.

The HoH has been adopted by some other countries with different rules, including the African, Australian, Brazilian, and the United Kingdom version.

Power of Veto (PoV)

Each week after the Head of Household has announced the week's nominees the six HouseGuests (the nominated contestants, the current HoH, and three other housemates, if possible) compete for the Golden Power of Veto. The winner of the Golden Power of Veto can choose to veto one of the Head of Household's initial nominations. The winner is also protected from becoming a replacement nominee for the week. This competition is more often a game of skill instead of a quiz or endurance contest.

Food competition

Food competitions allow the HouseGuests to win food for the week. Most food competitions are games of skill, although the HouseGuests may work individually, in teams, or as one group. The Head of Household hosts the Food Competition and can eat any food the winners would earn. Winners eat a variety of food during the week. Losers go on food restriction, which usually lasts until after the next eviction and HoH competition. However, food competitions may not be held every week. For example, no food competitions were played the latter half of season six.

During seasons two through six, the food restriction was a diet of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, milk, water, and condiments. Starting in All Stars, the sandwiches were replaced with "Big Brother Slop". The slop looks (but doesn't taste) like oatmeal and has essential nutrients, but it is not appetizing. If the HouseGuests are glycemic, they may request a sugar substance to mix with the "Big Brother Slop". In Season 9 Amanda Hansen fainted from a lack of sugar from her diet of "Big Brother Slop". This is when the show stated that HouseGuests may request the sugar substance. The HouseGuests can win "passes" to escape food restriction once. The passes are transferable until used or its holder is evicted, so trading the pass became a tool in strategy.

When all HouseGuests compete as one group, the competition changes slightly. The competition is not for all food or food restriction for the whole week. Instead, the HouseGuests may compete to earn different food groups. Alternatively, the HouseGuests may compete to earn the full food diet for each day of the week.

To date, HouseGuest Jen Johnson of Season 8 is the first house guest to defy the slop rules, eating a turkey burger, cottage cheese, and an apple. By doing so she originally received a penalty nomination for the following week but this was later replaced with a penalty eviction vote during Week 7 due to the original punishment being found unfair to the week's other nominee Jameka Cameron. HouseGuest Jeff Schroeder of Season 11 drank Gatorade while he was on Slop, therefor earning himself an extra day, as well as Kevin Campbell during Season 11 for eating a grape.

Luxury competitions

The Luxury Competitions allow the HouseGuests to win special prizes. They usually involve games of skill. Examples of previous luxuries earned include margarita parties, movie screenings, and access to newspaper clippings. This competition occurred frequently in the earlier seasons. In later seasons, Luxury Competitions are held less frequently as the show began giving prizes away during the Head of Household and Power of Veto competitions. An example of this is the backyard's hot tub. The first Luxury Competition in seasons two through five were to earn the key to the hot tub. However, the hot tub's key was hidden in the Gold room in season six, and the hot tub was not locked at all in seasons seven through eleven.

Have & Have Not Competitions

Big Brother replaced the food competitions with Have and Have Not competitions starting with Big Brother 11. HouseGuests would be divided into either the "Haves" or the "Have Nots" depending on their performance in the competitions. The Haves would be able to eat anything they want, while the Have Not's would have to be stuck on Slop for the week, and also for the whole week the Have Not's have to sleep on a metal bed with a sleeping bag and a thin pillow, and they are stuck with taking cold showers for the week. An America's Vote poll during Big Brother 11 allowed viewers to select a food item that houseguests on food restriction could have without penalty.

America's Vote

America's Vote, formally titled America's Choice, allows the viewing public to select a HouseGuest to receive a special opportunity not available to other HouseGuests. Voting is done through the CBS website and text messaging. Though HouseGuests do not actively compete for the reward, it is essentially a reward based on viewers' opinions of the HouseGuests. America's Choice contests begin midway through each season and occur weekly. Previous contests have allowed HouseGuests to make a mobile phone call to family, have a walk-on role for a CBS soap opera, and conduct an internet chat with fans. In season six, the first America's Choice contest was to vote a previously evicted HouseGuest back into the house. America's Choice is not always a choice between contestants to earn a special opportunity. Sometimes viewers are asked what challenge the HouseGuests should play or what kind of appliance would be given to the HouseGuests. In season eight, America's Choice spun off into America's Player, where Eric was chosen to fulfill tasks voted on by the public for financial reward. During Big Brother 7: All-Stars, America's Choice was renamed America's Vote. An America's Vote poll during Big Brother 10 allowed viewers to select a food item that houseguests on food restriction could have without penalty. Big Brother 11 continued a similar poll weekly throughout the season.

AV Wins Season Prize
Janelle Pierzina 5 6/7 Phone call home, Set visit to Two and a Half Men, Entry into BB All Stars House, Big Brother Prom Queen, $25,000 Jury Prize
Robert Roman 3 4 Letter from home, Phone call home, Internet chat with fans
Kaysar Ridha 2 6/7 Re-entry into BB6 house, Entry into BB All Stars House
Jeff Schroeder 2 11 Power of Coup D'État, $25,000 Favorite HouseGuest Prize
Will Kirby 1 2/7 Internet chat with fans
Bunky Miller 1 2 Letter from home
Hardy Hill 1 2 Phone call home
Krista Stegall 1 2 Birthday Dinner Date
Danielle Reyes 1 3/7 Video from home
Jason Guy 1 3 Letter from home
Lisa Donahue 1 3 Internet chat with fans
Marcellas Reynolds 1 3/7 Private dinner date
Marvin Latimer 1 5 Walk on role in The Young and the Restless
Michael Ellis 1 5 Phone call home
Erika Landin 1 4/7 Entry into BB All Stars House
Diane Henry 1 5/7 Entry into BB All Stars House
Jase Wirey 1 5/7 Entry into BB All Stars House
Nakomis Dedmon 1 5/7 Entry into BB All Stars House
Howie Gordon 1 6/7 Entry into BB All Stars House
James Rhine 1 6/7 Entry into BB All Stars House
Alex Coladonato 1 9 Possible re-entry into BB9 House (did not eventually return into the house)
James Zinkand 1 9 $25,000 Jury Prize
Dan Gheesling 1 10 Chance to become America's Player; $20,000 if accepted,
Jerry MacDonald 1 10 Phone call home
Keesha Smith 1 10 $25,000 Jury Prize
Jordan Lloyd 1 11 7th Jury Vote

Controversy and criticism

Big Brother 1

After the premier of the first season Chicago attorney Marvin Rosenblum filed a lawsuit against CBS, then corporate parent Viacom, and the production company Orwell productions for alleged copyright infringement. Rosenblum, a producer of the film 1984, owns the film and TV rights to the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four and claimed the show "illegally borrows from it."[32] Rosenblum accused the network of illegally using the Big Brother moniker from the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four and "deceiving the public into thinking the author's classic novel was the origin of the show." CBS, Viacom, and Orwell Productions filed a motion to dismiss the $20 million lawsuit.[33] The dismissal was denied on January 4, 2001. In 2001 Rosenblum, CBS and Viacom settled the lawsuit under undisclosed terms.[34]

Big Brother 2

HouseGuest Justin Sebik was expelled on Day 10 for breaking Big Brother rules. Justin threatened his fellow HouseGuests with physical violence and intimidation, a violation of one of the most serious House rules.

Julie Chen, host of Big Brother, explained that Justin was given an official warning that such behavior was not appropriate in the Big Brother house. Justin repeated the warning, proving that he understood the rule. His behavior included destruction of house property, culminating in a final incident during which he and Krista were kissing on the kitchen table. He picked up a metal carpet sweeper and asked her, "Would you get mad if I cracked you over the head with this?" He swung the carpet sweeper towards Krista but put it down and kissed her. He walked away from her in the kitchen and asked, "Would you get mad if I killed you?" He then picked up a large knife, returned to Krista and, while they kissed, placed the knife against her throat. He briefly took the knife away from her throat but, with Krista's encouragement, returned the knife to her throat and they begun kissing again. As the kiss ended he put the knife down.[35]

After a confrontation with the show's psychologist, it was decided that Justin would be expelled from the Big Brother house.[36] Krista Stegall later sued CBS over the incident.[37][38]

Big Brother 4

HouseGuest Scott Weintraub was expelled on Day 8 after having a violent outburst in the house, related to the season twist, X-Factor. Scott tossed furniture around the House, delivered an expletive-laden rant, and refused to go to the Diary Room when called. He later apologized to his fellow HouseGuests who were uncomfortable with his actions in the house. Once Scott went to the Diary Room he was removed from the house and expelled.[39]

Big Brother 6

HouseGuests Eric Littman and Michael Donnellan got into a confrontation regarding comments Michael made about Eric's family. Earlier in the evening, Rachel who was eavesdropping on Janelle and Michael in the Gold Room overheard Michael make a poor joke about Eric's grandparents to Janelle. Rachel told Eric that she heard them badmouthing his family. Later that night Eric and Ivette were outside discussing the incident when Michael went outside. Eric provoked Michael who retorted, calling Eric "a midget with a small penis." Eric lost all control going after Michael. The other HouseGuests blocked Eric's attack at Michael. Big Brother intervened, telling Eric to leave the backyard and go to the Diary Room, and telling Michael to go to the storage room. Shortly afterwards, Ivette attacked Kaysar's beliefs and made racial remarks. Big Brother intervened again giving warnings to all HouseGuests. Eric apologized to his fellow HouseGuests, saying he would never hurt anyone.[40]

Big Brother 8

Big Brother 9

HouseGuest Adam Jasinski made disparaging remarks during the first episode of the season, causing Autism United to demand an apology from CBS.[41] During the first Wednesday episode, after the Power Couple Competition, Adam stated he worked for an autism foundation and would spend his winnings on a hair salon for people with developmental disabilities "so retards can get it together and get their hair done." His partner in the House, Sheila, told him not to "call them that," to which he said he "can call them whatever I want" because he "work[s] with them all day."[42][43] In a letter obtained by TMZ from John Gilmore, Executive Director of Autism United to Sumner Redstone, Chairman of CBS Corporation, Gilmore demanded action be taken after the Wednesday episode. Gilmore claimed that the network chose to air the segment for "their own personal goals." The organization also called for the show to be canceled and the organization has contacted advertisers over the issue.[44] Due to the controversy, Lowe's has decided not to advertise during future Big Brother episodes, but it was unclear whether or not they were currently advertising during the program. Autism United has also contacted other advertisers, such as Campbell's Soup, Claritin, Geico, McDonald's and Taco Bell.[45] Autism United and various parents in South Florida are calling for an investigation into Adam Jasinski and the United Autism Foundation. The organization claims to be a 501 c3 charity (deductions made to the organization would be considered tax deductible under current IRS regulations.)[46] The website for United Autism Foundation has an apology regarding Adam's behavior and states he will no longer be working for the company.[47][48]

On Day 31, Matt used the word "nigga" when referring to another (white) HouseGuest. The incident in question was aired on both the live Internet feeds and the spin-off show Big Brother: After Dark on Showtime 2.[49]

On Day 70, there was a controversial Head of Household competition. In the competition, Adam, Sharon and Ryan were read a series of seven statements relating to events in the game. The HouseGuests were to determine if each statement was "fact" by stepping forward or "fiction" by stepping backward. Each HouseGuest had their own section, so they could not see the answers of other HouseGuests. Many fans of the show, including House Calls co-host Evel Dick, were displeased with the final "fact or fiction" statement.[50] The controversial statement -- "Everybody knows that Jacob/Sharon and Ryan/Jen were two pre-existing relationships in the Big Brother house, but there is a third pre-existing relationship still in the house" -- was considered "fact" due to the guinea pigs knowing each other prior to entering.[51] Many fans considered this question unfair due to the fact that the guinea pigs are not actual players and just house pets. While many other fans considered the statement not only unfair but deceptive on the part of Big Brother producers as the relationship between guinea pigs is not equivalent or comparable to players of the game. If the question had pertained to only human relationships, Sharon would have become the new Head of Household. Ryan won, however, and Sharon ended up being evicted that week.[50]

Big Brother 10

Big Brother 10 came under fire from critics such as the Parents Television Council for airing the word "fucking" uncensored during the Tuesday, August 5 episode of the show. The event in question was aired during an argument between Libra and Jessie in which Libra said: "Memphis was in the fucking room!"[52]

Big Brother 11

Other media


A 9-disc set from the third season of the show, in its entirety as well as edits, have been released on Region 1 DVD. A supplementary included is the HouseGuests' original casting tapes. These casting tapes are taken from preliminary interviews rather than the tapes that the HouseGuests sent in. All episodes on this DVD were the actual edited broadcast versions.

A 2-disc Highlights set from the fourth season has also been released. With the release of the fourth season highlights, the clips would show un-aired footage, ostensibly racier than what CBS would allow to air.


Virtual Me is a new digital entertainment concept that bridges the divide between traditional TV and videogames is being developed by Electronic Arts that will allow people to play games based on Mediaset game shows.[53]

Online games

During the firsts Big Brother seasons many online games based on forums were created. More specific Big Brother online games appeared later being Tengaged specifically developed to simulate all the Big Brother experiences and where participants play against other online users during 7 to 16 days. Participants compete in daily challenges to become the Head of Household responsible for the nomination, while the rest of users vote to evict one of the nominees.[54]

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