REALITY show Big Brother is set to return next year — on ITV. Producers are in talks about a return run featuring members of the public. Chiefs are considering screening the series on ITV2 in autum…
Without streaming this series is DOA. It is a shame that ITV want to shift the series in to the fall rather than keeping it in the traditional early summer slot.Would prefer a return to C4 but if ITV do it properly then ITV2 could be a good fit. Crucially if they realise how import the live feeds are to the core concept of the show, and what a selling point that could be to fans for their soon to launch streaming service ITVX, which has "FAST" linear channels at it's core (though if I were them I'd put them behind the premium tier) then it might have a chance.
The nice thing about ITV is that they already have a marquee reality show featuring celebrities.Wow, I thought a revival would’ve led with a celeb series, not civvies. The talk about being live/event tv definitely makes me hopeful that they stick to their roots and not go with some bastard AU/CAN/US format.
Didn't realise they'd actually got round to building those studios, though the one there could still be an option for a studio built house, along with one of the old George Lucas Stages where you could add a garden round the back.If something does materialize out of this it will be interesting to see if they follow the BB/CAN/AU route and build the house in a warehouse somewhere or whether they'll go for an actual studio. According to the Elstree studios website the new stages that were build in place of the old house (Now called Platinum Stages) are set to open for bookings in 2022.
This is probably just a test since paying random civilians an extremely small stipend each week to cover their rent etc is much cheaper compared to what they'd be paying for CBB housemates. If this pays of like they'll be hoping it would, then I'm sure an announcement about CBB wouldn't be too far off.I’m not sure where celebrity big brother fits into this, which is the version I thought would always be at the forefront of a revival.
The Channel 9 era of BBAU would have never happened if it weren’t for the Channel 5 revival.“It needs the full treatment and they’re confident they are the ones who can return it to its legendary former glory"
This is key as I mentioned in the rewatch thread. BBAU failed mainly on Ch9 due to the lack of proper treatment for the show. Big Brother requires specific effort that needs to be put in to work. It can't be done halfassed. If this is true then I am really excited to potentially see BBUK come back.
Totally agree. It also seems to been major inspiration for the series would develop. Small things like the set, graphics and logo. As well as the decision to axe the live feed. Had channel 9 at least given the show proper treatment something better would have come from it. If a UK revival is to happen it either needs to be done at 100% or not done at all.The Channel 9 era of BBAU would have never happened if it weren’t for the Channel 5 revival.