2020 Big Brother reboot: It’s time to go… to Channel 7?

New network may resurrect the series

The Seven Network is bringing back Big Brother to Australian TV screens in 2020, says the editor of TV BlackBox. This follows not long after a television columnist tweeted about fresh Big Brother rumours.

This is not the first time Seven that have looked at Big Brother for inspiration. Last year, Seven shelved plans to produce The Rich House, their own in-house reality show that was understood to be inspired by Big Brother 2013’s half-way house (rich vs poor) twist.

The Seven Network is restructuring under a new CEO appointed in August. The network now wants to target a younger demographic (Mumbrella). Sunday Night, the network’s weekly public affairs show, will wrap up at the end of the year. TV Blackbox speculates that Big Brother evictions may occupy its time slot.

Officially speaking, neither Seven or any other network has confirmed their involvement with the Big Brother reboot. It was only last week that Channel 10’s social media team reissued a Big Brother 10K retweet challenge when a well-known Big Brother identity appeared on The Masked Singer. However, all three commercial broadcasters will announce their 2020 programming line-ups later this month. Network 10 will be up first on October 10, followed a week later by the Nine Network on October 16. The Seven Network’s own upfronts will follow on October 23 (TV Tonight).

With the original Big Brother house at Dreamworld bulldozed, the reboot will now have to find a new production location. Auditions have commenced, apply online below:

Online auditions for Big Brother 2020 have started

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ICYMI… Big Brother house, amphitheatre flattened

Bye bye big tin shed

As reported by TV Tonight last month, the house and amphitheatre that were home to Big Brother Australia since it began in 2001 have both been bulldozed.

Nearmap aerial photographs shared through theme park discussion site Parkz.com.au show the demolition aftermath. Just a thin white outline in the shape of the house and 2012-2014 pool remains.

The amphitheatre destruction is believed to be due to some upcoming changes at Dreamworld. A new 1.2km roller coaster is expected to be built next to the former Dreamworld Studios site.

In the months prior to its demise, vision of the abandoned house spread across social media. This resulted in numerous trespassers, vandals and even a former housemate visiting the compound. Later, four children were charged with arson after they were seen running from the abandoned house at the time that a fire broke out (ABC News).

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The 2019 Upfront events for both 7, 9 and 10 have been and gone without any hints of a BBAU revival, so what is 10’s social media team up to with this BBAU tweet?

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“The undeniable beast will return one day soon” – Mike Goldman.

Speculation: Is there still life in an Australian Big Brother?

Big Brother Eye and Channel Ten logo

Across the past weekend, Mike Goldman has been dropping hints through Instagram about allegedly meeting with “Big Brother” … so what could this mean and is Big Brother coming back to Australian TV in 2019?

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First week of US Celebrity Big Brother programming

Is the Nine Network after some of I'm A Celebrity's tucker?

In case you missed it, Celebrity Big Brother USA is coming to 9Go! from next Sunday. In a somewhat unsurprising move, Nine has scheduled the show to air Sunday to Thursday, the same evenings as Channel Ten’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

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International Big Brother is coming to Aussie television

But the Australian Big Brother drought continues

Premiering February 11, 2018 on 9Go!, four days after the US, Celebrity Big Brother USA is probably the closest thing you’ll see to Australian Big Brother on free-to-air TV in the immediate future.

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