RETURNING HOUSEGUESTS WILL MOVE INTO AN “ALL-STAR LOFT” FIT FOR VIPs, WHEN SEASON 22 OF THE HIT SUMMER SERIES DEBUTS WITH ITS FIRST-EVER LIVE TWO-HOUR PREMIERE EVENT, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 ON CBS
High-Tech Redesign of Front of House Adds Major Curb Appeal
For the First Time, the All-Star Cast Will Be Revealed Live During Premiere
A Move-In Competition Will Set in Motion a Premiere Night like No Other – Action-Packed, High Stakes and with an Ending that Will Twist Up the Game like Never Before
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BIG BROTHER: ALL-STARS ups the game for season 22, as returning Houseguests vie for another shot at victory while living together in an “All-Star Loft” designed for the veteran VIPs. In a first for the hit summer series, the season premiere will air live, and the All-Star cast will be revealed during the two-hour move-in premiere event, Wednesday, August 5 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
“The All-Star Loft is amazing!” said Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan, Executive Producers, BIG BROTHER. “It not only has an artistic nod to BIG BROTHER past, but this house actually holds the key to some new twists that will keep these All-Stars on their toes all season long!”
Building on the All-Stars theme, the house gets an A-list makeover befitting this season’s group of returning BIG BROTHER Houseguests. Production designer Scott Storey designed the colorful BIG BROTHER All-Star Loft, which is inspired by the working arts lofts of downtown Los Angeles and features 16-foot tall warehouse windows and one-of-a-kind installation pieces.
In the living room, the Houseguests will get literal “star treatment” with a gigantic wall full of 1,152 illuminated pegs, as well as a massive star field created from hand-painted rods, which pepper the backlit wall. The living room also features vintage star-shaped tin signage, as well as a sleek new model of the iconic BIG BROTHER chess set.
This year’s kitchen pays homage to some of the biggest All-Star moments of the past two decades, with splatter-paint street murals adorning the walls that illustrate players during unforgettable events, such as Dan Gheesling’s funeral, Dr. Will Kirby acting as puppet master, and Rachel Reilly’s call to “floaters” to grab a life vest.
This season, the lounge celebrates the show’s infamous “showmances,” a term coined by Dr. Will during season two, with LED-lit hearts, red velvet seating, and custom monogrammed throw pillows highlighting enduring couples from seasons past. In the bathroom, the fan-favorite “BIG BROTHER rubber duck” finally gets its due, with hundreds of ducks adorning the walls, from the showers to the sinks.
For the first time, the house will feature four bedrooms, instead of three. The first bedroom showcases the superhero side of BIG BROTHER Houseguests, with back issues of BB comics illustrating the walls, including images of memorable Houseguests Swaggy C, Devin Shepherd and Frankie Grande. Custom-printed duvet covers, spider web-like framing, and 3D-printed rocket ships make this room the perfect hero’s headquarters or villain’s lair.
The side bedroom celebrates a major symbol of the game – the BIG BROTHER key – with key-shaped columns capped by glass globes breaking up the padded leather walls, and 41 framed house keys sprinkled throughout the room, as a reminder that only one houseguest will have his or her key pulled at the end of the season. The back bedroom centers around the one feature BIG BROTHER could not exist without: the camera. Also known as the “photo memory room,” this room is filled with 127 black-and-white photos that highlight pivotal moments spanning the show’s 20-year history, as well as 45 35-millimeter cameras, including one prominently displayed wall-sized lens that not so subtly reminds houseguests all eyes are on them.
If an All-Star wants true VIP treatment, they will want to win the coveted Head of Household title and move into the luxurious HOH suite, which features raked skylights revealing a twilight-lit city skyline, a plush king-sized bed, and a royal blue velvet sofa – the ideal spot for what will surely be many late-night strategy sessions.
Finally, the front of the house has undergone a high-tech redesign featuring millions of LED pixels, giving the BIG BROTHER home major curb appeal. Throughout the season, the LED screens will display milestones in the game and provide viewers with an ever-closer, clearer look at the All-Star players.
Following the two-hour live move-in premiere event Wednesday, August 5 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT), BIG BROTHER will air Sundays and Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Thursdays (8:00-9:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT), featuring the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen Moonves.
Since its premiere on CBS in the summer of 2000, BIG BROTHER has continued to be one of television’s top-rated summer series in young demographics. Last summer, the Wednesday and Thursday episodes were tops in key demos among all broadcasts. In addition, season 21 of BIG BROTHER saw double-digit growth over the previous season in full episode streams across CBS digital platforms.
BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 94 HD cameras and 113 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, someone will be voted out of the house, with the last remaining Houseguest receiving the grand prize of $500,000. BIG BROTHER is produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment in association with Endemol Shine North America.
BIG BROTHER: ALL-STARS” RETURNS WITH MULTIPLATFORM PROGRAMMING
Live Two-Hour Move-In Premiere Event Airs on CBS and
Streams on CBS All Access Wednesday, August 5,
9:00-11:00 PM (live ET/delayed PT)
CBS All Access’ “Big Brother” Live Feeds Return,
Following the West Coast Season Premiere
NEW YORK, N.Y. – August 4, 2020 – BIG BROTHER returns this August with interactive, multiplatform programming for fans to enjoy throughout this season’s All-Stars edition. Programming includes the return of the popular BIG BROTHER Live Feeds on CBS All Access, plus exclusive digital content with the Houseguests, never-before-seen clips, and more all season long. The summer reality hit debuts Wednesday, August 5 with a two-hour, move-in premiere event from 9:00-11:00 PM (live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network and streaming on CBS All Access.
This summer marks BIG BROTHER’s 20th anniversary since debuting on CBS Television Network on July 5, 2000. Season 22 is the second time in the series’ history to feature an All-Star cast, the first being in 2006. In a BIG BROTHER first, the season premiere will be live and the “All-Star” cast revealed as they move into the house, during the two-hour live premiere.
Details of the social, interactive and multiplatform features this season include:
CBS All Access:
BIG BROTHER Live Feeds: CBS All Access’ BIG BROTHER Live Feeds offer an in-depth, exclusive pass to the show across platforms. Fans will have the opportunity to watch all the action inside the BIG BROTHER house when the Live Feeds begin on Wednesday, August 5, after the west coast broadcast of the series premiere (after 11:30 PM, PT/2:30 AM, ET on Thursday, August 6). Feeds will be available through the CBS All Access subscription service.
Watch BIG BROTHER live and on demand across devices: Through CBS All Access, fans across the U.S. will be able to stream the live, local broadcast of BIG BROTHER across multiple platforms, and catch up on every episode on demand after they air.
Every episode of every season of BIG BROTHER: CBS All Access offers every episode of every season of BIG BROTHER for fans to catch up on and enjoy.
BIG BROTHER on CBS.com and the CBS app:
Watch recent BIG BROTHER episodes: Fans can also watch the latest episodes of BIG BROTHER: ALL STARS for free on the CBS app or on CBS.com.
BIG BROTHER interactive elements on social media:
BIG BROTHER social media accounts: BIG BROTHER is now on TikTok (@bigbrothercbs), where fans can interact with the show’s most relatable moments. On BIG BROTHER’s Facebook page (@bigbrother), the weekly show breaking down the biggest action in the house returns this season, plus fans can get updates and exclusive content all summer long. On Twitter, fans can follow @cbsbigbrother for show updates and polls and BIG BROTHER’s Instagram account (@bigbrothercbs) will feature exclusive photos and familiar BIG BROTHER faces.
BIG BROTHER returns with multiple episodes per week on broadcast television.
BIG BROTHER on the CBS Television Network: BIG BROTHER will once again have three weekly episodes. Following the premiere on August 5, the series’ second episode will air Sunday, August 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). Starting Wednesday, August 12, BIG BROTHER airs Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), featuring the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen Moonves.
“I don’t even know all the confirmed 16 houseguests,” Chen, 50, told CBSN Los Angeles during a virtual interview on Tuesday, August 4. “I know it’s eight women and eight men, all-stars that we all know from seasons past. … I said, ‘Don’t even tell me, I might slip [up].’ I mean, I know some of the names that are most likely going in, but I don’t want to know all the names until I’m done talking to you.”
Duh, We want you to slip up!!!!!! It does make me think maybe Kaycee and Josh won't be on afterall.
I have to say I am curious about the Nicole/Derrick feud. So in case anyone else cares....
Derrick also did a Live (which I can't find) apologizing again for the his tweet. He said he IS upset with Nicole but she is not the reason he isn't on. He also debunked the Dan/Derrick text chain BB alliance as the reason he is not on.
Josh and Kaycee have also eluded to drama on social media but who knows!
I like Derrick, but am not disappointed he won’t be on. Truthfully, I don’t care about anyone being on....except maybe Ian, and Nicole Anthony. I hope to see them again, and might be disappointed if they are not on. I enjoyed Tyler, would like to see him again, but, if he decided to not do BB, I would be fine. Some players are just easier to watch than others.
"Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” — Dalai Lama
I'm not mad at that cast. It could have been so much worse. I'm excited for Keesha and Memphis!
I agree, it really could have been! Glad Josh isn't on, because he annoyed me almost as much as Frankie. Ew.
If they're smart, they'll get rid of Tyler right away, although I'd be sad to see him go! Instead, they won't get rid of him, they'll probably team up with him and let him get good and settled in. If so, I hope he wins.
I'm hoping David can hang in there a while longer. Kaysar, too! I think it would be interesting to see some new faces go to the end; we've already seen Tyler, Nicole, etc play for a good long time. It will also be nice to see some of the "old timers" and how their approaches might be different this time.
I don't care who is on...it is Big Brother...my summertime obsession!!! But I will be rooting for the old school people. Looking forward to see how some play without their sidekicks there (showmance or their #1) and what new alliances form.