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June 16, 2016
We got a habitatBut first the good news: Battle of the Block is officially dead! It will be replaced by a new as-yet-undescribed comp for Sunday shows that may or may not be as bad, but let's try to keep a little optimism while we can
The habitat's theme and most of the rooms were already seen on Kevin Frazier's leaked-and-deleted ET house tour pics, but here's the annual official tour hosted by Julie.. her walk-through with Kevin were on Thursday's Entertainment Tonight.. you'll find loads of house pics in the feeds updates forum where @UGotBronx will be updating her brains out again this summer
I do like that they carried the travel/international destinations theme throughout, and I like how the backyard sitting area has been moved next to the new pool/spa.. the other new and interesting item is that the phone between the downstairs bedrooms is apparently semi-functional: Julie says the HOH can call downstairs.. we'll see how that works (and how long it lasts).. also, the sand appears to be gone
June 14, 2016
We got hamstersMost of the cast has been revealed (with a few returnees presumably being revealed later) so we can start memorizing names and faces, and be sure to sign up for your feeds if you haven't yet
Jefferviews were released to the feeds at 1pm Pacific/4pm Eastern with all the "best faces forward" and pat answers, and some strategy plans that are likely to fail the minute they walk in the door
Personally, the one returnee I'm hoping to see this year is the grill after its unexplained absence last year, but I am more or less expecting BB14 Frank Eudy, BB16 Nicole Franzel, and BB17 James Huling and Da'Vonne Rogers will be joining the dozen announced today, and I can live with that.. I'll be working up pre-season ratings later and posting them below but meanwhile, I just want to say welcome back, and thank you for getting your feeds and/or Amazon purchases through me!
For the friends and familiesSo your spouse/significant other, sibling or child or cousin, or buddy or neighbor or co-worker has been cast on Big Brother, what fun! But you're in for a few surprises
First, realize the TV editors' job isn't to make your person look good: they're making a TV show.. they might put your person's worst or dumbest moments on the show, and they often specialize in "out of context".. nothing will change that, you just need to accept it
Second, the vast majority of BB fans and feedsters are fun, funny, kind-hearted people, but nearly all BB fans and most sites, myself included, have some fun at the hamsters' expense (I call them hamsters because watching live feeds is like watching and poking at hamsters in a cage).. some folks can take it to vicious, hateful extremes and others can become obsessive, stalkerish fanatics, and social media has magnified that exponentially in the last several years.. if you try to bait or argue with the haters or let the obsessive ones get too close, you'll probably regret it
Third, not everyone is going to love your person, no matter how much you think they should.. every single hamster has both fans and haters.. even the most popular ones have hardcore haters, and the least popular ones always have some dedicated fans.. your person is going to come home after all this and be whoever they were before, and that's what matters.. until then, count to ten before engaging with viewers of either extreme
Mostly just have fun, bookmark and save things you come across for your person when they get home, and try to relax - even/especially if they're about to be evicted.. they all survive
But don't take my word for it, read it from three who have been there: see For the friends and loved ones by BB15 Spencer Clawson's girlfriend Marilyn, about watching her guy on one of BB USA's most volatile seasons, Advice to houseguests's moms & dads by BB17 winner Steve Moses's mom Kathleen, and What it's really like to be the Mother of an All-Star by BB6/7 Janelle Pierzina's mom Ann.. ongoing thanks to both of them for sharing their thoughts
June 12, 2016
Record scraaattcchhhBecky speaks for all of us tonight
The much-ballyhooed cast reveal and live Jefferviews scheduled for Monday morning were postponed late Sunday night with a simple tweet from CBS: "#MeetTheHGsLive will not be streamed live tomorrow. Cast interviews will be available Tue 4pm ET/1pm PT to #CBSAllAccess subscribers."
BB put out a statement Monday that the delay was because of the Orlando killings, although that will be just as tragic in the days to come so who knows? If any of the new cast was personally affected, that's why they have alternates.. we may never know for sure, but let's try it again on Tuesday
The countdown is onBy now you've probably seen the premature habitat pics, including the sandy bathroom floor.. I have a feeling that won't last, and might even be long gone by the time feeds begin, but it's kind of a cool concept if you don't have to live there, and a boon for fans of Team Ants - the whole place can be a giant ant farm.. if you missed the other pics, check my Twitter timeline
Observant Hamsterwatchers will notice a few format changes this season.. I've moved power status, upcoming events, and season stats to a permanent spot atop each page to (hopefully) make them easier to find, since those are the questions I get most often.. just get in the habit of scrolling down for the daily recaps, ratings, lines and links of the day, and other goodies that get buried down below
Rumors are swirling but nothing's confirmed at this point, so we'll just let that go for now.. I do have a feeling we'll be getting some vets this time, but I think we'll have more fresh faces than familiar ones - at least that's what I'm hoping, even though my preference is always all fresh meat
The all-seasons marathon mentioned in the following section is beginning to wind down at this point, but it was fun checking in (and occasionally getting sucked in) here and there.. remember CBS All Access always has all episodes of all 17 seasons, along with a zillion other CBS shows past and present
I've written an article for Reality Blurred comparing BB USA and BB Canada which can be found here.. thanks to Andy Dehnart for the opportunity to contribute to his great reality site!
Cast reveal scheduled for Monday, June 13 was postponed until Tuesday, June 14 1pm PT/4pm ET, with exclusive intros in All Access in the form of Jefferviews, so sign up for your feeds! I'll be able to answer questions on Twitter next week but I simply can't provide personal service for everyone when feeds begin - I need to catch up on that first missing week! As always, thanks for visiting the site
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Big Brother UKBB UK began another non-celeb season on June 7, featuring a second group of hamsters called "Others" locked in a separate habitat, at least for now.. use Hide My Ass to watch from outside the UK.. there are loads of other VPNs out there but I use and recommend HMA because it's safe, secure, and easy to use (just select a UK server), available for multiple platforms, plus they have great customer service for questions or problems.. I get a small commission if you sign up using my link, so thanks in advance
With HMA, you can watch live at Channel 5's online live stream link.. shows are usually daily but check the air show schedule - remember UK time is 8 hours ahead of Pacific and 5 hours ahead of Eastern.. the official site has archive air shows and talk shows, highlights, previews, and info
Save the date(s)Big Brother 18 is almost here! A marathon of every episode from every season began streaming May 23 exclusively in CBS All Access, and that's also where you'll get an exclusive cast reveal on June 13, so sign up now!
BB18 premieres June 22 at 8pm on CBS, and the feeds will start June 23 at 10pm Pacific/1am Eastern, after the second episode ends in the west.. the feeds will be in All Access again, which will be accessible on computer and mobile platforms again, as well as the official CBS app, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Fire TV, and Xbox 360.. All Access is $5.99 per month after a one-week free trial - no promo code required
More info to follow as it becomes available, and be sure to follow me on Twitter for more.. remember to support your BB community and sign up for All Access through a site you use! Many of us can't do any of this otherwise.. and a reminder to bookmark and use my Amazon portal for all your Amazon purchases, USA or Canada, to help me a bit without costing you anything extra.. many thanks!
Ratings - Meet Your Hamsters editionRatings are usually based on entertainment value but this is a meet 'n greet special with extra-hasty snap judgments, so free neutrals for all.. I'll wait for feeds to decide who will be fun and who won't
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