All eyes on Channel 7 for Big Brother 2020 after Nine dump their BBAU accounts

Getting ready for a new network?

While excitement grows for Big Brother Australia 2020, Channel Nine have quietly scrubbed their social media accounts of the show.

In the past week the official @BBAU9 account changed to the generic “Channel Nine Reality”. The official Facebook page also disappeared.

This means an announcement from Channel 7 could be imminent. Seven are due to screen their ‘up fronts’ on October 23. Up fronts are when the networks preview their 2020 shows.

Even though housemate applications are open, no TV channel has confirmed they’ll broadcast Big Brother 2020 – which is obviously not how things usually play out.

Channel 10 have already said they’re not interested.

We understand Channel Nine have the contractual “right to refuse” the show, meaning they have first dibs on any new Big Brother seasons. Nine could be holding out until the last minute to decline the show, which is why we haven’t heard from Channel 7 yet.

But this latest move from Channel 9 is promising that they’re preparing to pass the Big Brother torch to a new network.

While we wait for Big Brother 2020 to kick off, join other fans in our discussion forums.

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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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“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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Live stream is crucial to a revised Big Brother

More rumours of a BB revival

Big Brother logo

With Big Brother reboot rumours surfacing again we just wanted to take this opportunity to reaffirm how fundamental a live stream is to the Big Brother format. Without a live stream component, Big Brother is nothing more than any other reality tv franchise.

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Everything must go as Big Brother sells up

Over 500 lots up for auction

Over 1000 items from the Big Brother house and studios are up for sale as items including the diary room chair, Gretel’s old sofa and even ninja outfits are set to go under the hammer.

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