This secret spread more than a deadly virus, but now confirmed that CBS plan to launch Big Brother All Stars on the 5th August. Obviously things may change with the worsening situation in the US and California especially.
“BIG BROTHER” ALL-STARS EDITION DEBUTS WITH A TWO-HOUR LIVE MOVE-IN PREMIERE EVENT WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 9:00-11:00 PM ON CBS
Season 22 Returns with Three Weekly Episodes
The summer reality hit BIG BROTHER will debut its 22nd season with an All-Star cast who have one thing in common – they all have something to prove. The two-hour live move-in premiere event will air Wednesday, August 5 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
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.
BIG BROTHER will once again have three weekly episodes. Following the premiere, the series 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. The All-Star houseguests, including winners, finalists, legends, memorable personalities and some of the best to never win the game, will be announced closer to premiere.
The BIG BROTHER production will follow specific health and safety protocols for COVID-19 with the welfare of everyone involved as the highest priority. Houseguests will undergo a quarantine period prior to production and will be tested several times prior to entering the House. Once inside, they will be tested weekly during the season and have no contact with any crew members, and all supplies delivered will be disinfected. In addition, the live show will not have a studio audience.
All staff and crew members will be tested prior to commencing work on a regular basis, as well as screened daily for symptoms. They’ll be required to wear PPE and will work in pods to enhance social distancing. In addition, a COVID-19 compliance officer will be on staff to monitor and enforce all health and safety COVID-19 protocols.
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.
Will be interesting how they do it actually with it being a 2 hour show. If it was an hour I'd guess they'd send them in as 3 or 4 groups then the last part or two would be the HoH comp - but as they have 2 hours to fill they'll need a bit more. I don't think they'll send them in one by one as that would be a rather dull start and it sounds like they're trying to replicate their usual premiere, but live, so I suspect they'll be a couple of rounds of competitions.
I took it that they might use a green screen rather than have a separate set for each comp, but who knows. Not sure what films in the nearest studios but perhaps CBS has given them space if other productions are still locked down.
Remains to be seen what form the new studio takes but I did think with them dropping the audience there could be potential to use the studio space for competitions as well, especially for the Veto.
Is so nice though having a proper pre-season of speculation with us knowing virtually nothing (other than some rumoured cast members, and those rumours are far from in agreement) after experiencing the BBAus pre-season where virtually everything was known before the show started.