“Big Brother” Seasons 19 and 20 have just been confirmed by CBS at the Television Critics Association summer press tour last week.
According to TV Line, season 19 will air in the summer of 2017 and season 20 will premiere summer the following year. Host Julie Chen is expected to return as host for both seasons. Additionally, Chen will also be involved in the upcoming “Big Brother” special fall edition, which will be streamed on CBS All Access shortly after Season 18 wraps. The special edition will introduce a new set of houseguests who will be part of the reality TV show for 10 weeks.
Deadline previously reported that “Big Brother” Season 19 will be the one premiering in the fall. However, it was later revealed that the special edition and Season 19 are not the same thing.
“Big Brother’s” official casting company is currently on the lookout for prospective houseguests who may be featured in the special edition episode. Application details may be found on Big Brother Casting website. All applicants are required to provide their basic information, a 70-word or less personal biography, a photo and a three-minute audition video that should be uploaded to the casting site. Shortlisted applicants will receive a call or email from the casting agents of “Big Brother.”
Meanwhile, “Big Brother” Season 18 still has a few weeks to go before crowning a new winner.
Just recently, Paulie won the Power of Veto (POV) and decided not to use it to save either Zakiyah or Michelle. Unsurprisingly, Zakiyah wasn’t pleased with Paulie’s decision since he promised to take her off the block if he wins the POV. Michelle has also become extremely emotional and unstable over the past couple of days, and Paulie wants her out of the house immediately. Unfortunately, Paul wants to keep Michelle and send Zakiyah home, so the two male houseguests may be divided come eviction night.
“Big Brother US” Season 18 airs Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays on CBS.