Even if they just rejig the format to focus more on a social game than a physical game. Channel 7 Big Brother needs to differentiate itself from being a knock-off Survivor. I had a rough format idea which could be cute and realistic enough for Seven to do.
Head of Household
I think it would be fun to bring in a sort of ratings/scoring system like they do in the Circle. Starting each week they could do a house ratings where each housemate has to score the each other housemate between 1-5 stars. The housemate with the highest score becomes the HOH for the week. I'd also like them to flesh out the HOH idea more by maybe including a HOH room and bring in what the dutch format does with HOH where they can set House Rules for the week.
The two housemates with the lowest scores from the house ratings are automaticly nominated for eviction. Then the HOH has the sole power to nominate two other housemates of their choice to join them. These nominees will have to face both evictions that happen in the week.
The usual shopping tasks.
The housemates vote to evict one of the four nominees like they currently vote. One goes home.
Second Chance Challenge
The entire house competes in a Second Chance Challenge where the winner must choose one of the remaining three nominees to take off the block. If they take off one of the HOH's nominees then the HOH must name a replacement nominee but if they save one of the Ratings Nominees then the next lowest scorer is the replacement. Obviously have a mix of endurance, mental, physical competitions.
The housemates vote to evict one of the three nominees like normal. One goes home.
It's not fleshed out but I would love them to focus more on being a SOCIAL experiment than a physical competition. This format would obviously keep an element of gameplay but it's more of a game where the housemates can choose if they want to play it or just go with the flow.
Also we need better casting because it's not great if your shows final five contains only one favourite (Reggie), three people (Johnson, Aliesha, Taras) that the general public really don't like, and one boring meathead (Brenton) who's brought nothing to the season. Give us some interesting, contriversial, loud characters who can carry the show with their personalities and interactions in the house.
Oooh. There are some good ideas there.
How come we can come up with such ideas, and TV execs seem not to be able to?