It should also be said that it seems like the relationship CBS has with BBUS’s production team is a lot more collaborative. IIRC it was actually the production team that suggested moving the show to a three episode per week structure. I’ve also never heard production use the excuse that they’ve been overruled by CBS. The recent commitment to 50% BIPOC casting is about the only time I know of where CBS has openly given production a clear mandate for the show.In all seriousness agree with everything in the opening post, but ultimately as long as it's pre-recorded the producers will never be trusted and it will never really be Big Brother.
Compare this with BBUSA - their producers have now after 21 years switched to a live premiere so viewers can see the feeds from the night they enter the house (it used to be about a week between them moving in and the show premiering), and have taken the quite unusual step of actually outlining exactly how their twists will play out on opening night and over the first 4 weeks of the show ahead of the season premiere in a weeks time. This puts them pretty much at the opposite end of the transparency scale to the team running BBAU.
When Big Brother returns for its 23rd season on July 7, it will be in a much different world than when we left it last fall. The world is opening back up, as we’re hoping to get back in the swing of things with summer activities. This season’s cast will feature 16 brand-new faces, all [...]parade.com
For what it’s worth they might as well revert to the original format rather than implement this format. The key to implementing public voting is the balance between the game going on inside the house and the power you give the viewer. Ideally viewer participation should be fairly limited and only to the extent that they could potentially tip the scales from one side to the other. Give them too much power and it will stifle any chance of strategic gameplay inside the house.What I'd like to see is going back to live though I know it is more expensive. Have the challenge on a Tuesday where in the first week the winner puts up three nominees. Then the lines are open for voting until Sunday night where there is a live eviction. But then the twist...the housemates who survived nomination become heads of house for the next week. Come Tuesday, the winner of the challenge nominates two, the HoHs nominate the other one plus HOHs have the other privileges we have already seen in the recent series. This format continues every week until towards the end of the game when it becomes impracticable due to lack of numbers. This twist means that no one can be nominated two weeks in a row and nominating people to try to get rid of them could very well backfire if they end up HoH.
Agreed.For what it’s worth they might as well revert to the original format
Ironically, its the same production and casting company that does MAFS. LOLCommit to a 10 or 12 week run, cast 12-14 housemates, have a weekly format of a Sunday eviction, Monday nominations challenge, Tuesday for additional tasks, Wednesday for a loose night where we just watch the housemates argue and fight with each other.
Also poach the casting team from MAFS, they know how to cast people for content in 2021.
They’re different production teams within Endemol Shine. Big Brother pre-production and casting happens pretty much at the same time MAFS pre production starts up.Ironically, its the same production and casting company that does MAFS. LOL
It's the same head honchos deciding at the end of the day, regardless of the "teams".They’re different production teams within Endemol Shine. Big Brother pre-production and casting happens pretty much at the same time MAFS pre production starts up.
Also to clarify my post from before, I mean BB should essentially clone the MAFS casting process and then they would have GOLD on their hands.