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Big Brother 26 SEASON FAQ
-Day 1 July 16: Move-in
-Day 2 July 17: Premiere
-Tucker entered the house first
-Day 90 October 13: Finale

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BB26 finalist prizes are likely the same: $750k for the winner, $75k for 2nd place, and probably still $10k for 3rd, $7.5k for 4th, $5k for 5th.
Stipend is probably still $1k per week for all except finalists, including pre-season sequester. Stuntcasts may get more.

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Power Status

Head of Household: TBA
Makensy, Quinn have secret advantage, details TBA
Chelsie, Cedric are mascots and can't play first HOH or veto, or vote, can be nom'd
Have-nots: TBA
Original noms: TBA
Veto winner/outcome: TBA
Final noms: TBA
Evicted: TBA


Alliance charts by @89razorskate20

Alliance maps by @Dolffica

Diary segment tallies by @clamperls4

TV episode ratings by @bigbrotherwikia


Upcoming Events

Big Brother 26 premiered Wednesday, July 17 at 9pm ET/local with "all-new Houseguests"
-Premiere and move-in was not live
-Feeds will start after the Thursday, July 18 show ends in the west, so 10pm PT/1am ET

Big Brother Canada announced on June 27, 2024 that the franchise has come to an end


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Usual feeds schedule - times are Pacific
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-Fridays: Nominations late afternoon/early evening*
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*Feeds blocked - adoptable anipals on feeds


Daily Feeds Recaps

Day 2 - Wednesday - July 14, 2024

That's right, Day 2: all 16 moved in Tuesday and both groups' arrivals were taped for the Wednesday and Thursday two-part premieres. Feeds will start after Thursday's show ends in the west, so 10pm Pacific/1am Eastern.

Julie welcomed the first eight and sent them into their new home in two groups, the first being Tucker, Angela, Kimo, Chelsie. They did a little "after you" - "no, after you" dance at the door, but Tucker achieved his stated goal of being the first to enter, in hopes of breaking the curse. (Yes, Tamar Braxton broke it on Celebs 2, and Bayleigh Pelham broke it for Canada's final season this spring, but it still stands for civilian USA BB.) They were followed shortly after by Cam, Rubina, Joseph, Makensy.

Julie told them they had the option of voting in a 17th hamster, named Ainsley, and they watched her self-intro. She's 24, single, San Diego, works in a surf shop and has been a BB fan since she was a kid so she implored them to vote her in. Yes votes were Angela, Joseph, Makensy, Rubina, and Cam, Chelsie, Kimo, Tucker voted no, making a 4-4 tie which meant she wouldn't move in as a competitor. But wait, she's not an actual person, and (AI)nsley stands for Artificial Intelligence Network Self-Learning Entity. She told them she'll stick around even though she won't be a 17th player, yes voters will compete for a significant power, and no voters for a severe game downgrade. But wait again, was she an actual person pretending to be AI? That'd be a switch. (See Links of the Day below.)

Both comps were new, colorful, and equitable. Yes voters Angela, Joseph, Rubina, Makensy played Color Calibration individually, where they were spun around rapidly and had to memorize a color-change sequence, then dizzily run to the various color posts and punch in the sequence in 30 seconds. No voters Tucker, Kimo, Cam, Chelsie played Fear Facer, where they had to stick their head into a tube in a box filled with bugs, snakes, etc then unscramble letters from the box walls to match an emotion sign, and hang the correct sign on the box. They had to do this with four boxes/words in 90 seconds.

Their votes were secret as were the results from both comps, but Julie told us Makensy won the advantage, and Chelsie will have a disadvantage. (It was later questioned out here if Makensy actually did win, but it would seem she did: the edit presented it in a way that stressed the time of their first wrong answer, rather than their fourth right one.) And Julie told us we'll find out more about their advantage and disadvantage on tomorrow's show, when the other eight are introduced and face their own challenges or whatever.

Meanwhile, GET YOUR FEEDS! Unfortunately, Flashback has been killed this year, but we made do without it back in the ancient days, and for Canada before they killed feeds, and we can do it again. Get yourself set up so you'll be ready to go when feeds launch Thursday night at 10pm Pacific/1am Eastern (Friday). Feeds will be accessible with the Essential plan as usual: that confusion was caused by corporate miscommunication and faulty press release items, which have been added to the Goof Tally below.

As always as we go, IF YOU MISSED what came before, check my previous episode, always linked up top or from my season index, and get the feeds to get the real story! And/or to watch prior BB USA seasons, plus a ton of other shows and movies as well.


Day 3 - Thursday - July 15, 2024

The second group's intro packages ran on the second premiere show, Julie welcomed them to the stage, and told them eight others had already moved in and were isolated individually. She sent them into the house in groups consisting of Quinn, T'kor, Matt, Leah, followed by Cedric, Lisa, Kenney, Brooklyn. From there, they climbed into the Hollywood Squares apparatus where they had the same intro from Ainsley as the first group, and were given the option to vote her into the house or not. Even though the first group had already voted no. What if there was a split decision?

But there wasn't. Only Leah and Quinn voted yes, and Lisa, T'kor, Matt, Cedric, Brooklyn, Kenney voted no.

Like last night, each set of voters played a comp to determine an advantage for the Yes voters and a disadvantage for the No voters. I missed the title and time limit (sorry), but Yes voters had to install four chips into a mainframe in a moving room. No voters played Facial Recognition where they had to use their faces to move discs through a plexiglass maze in 60 seconds.

The two groups were then brought together, and many hugs and much hubbub ensued. Ainsley told them the Yes vote comp winners (Makensy and Quinn) would be secretly informed that they'd won and what they'd won. (Julie told us those powers were titled Deep Fake HOH and America's Veto, but not what/how they worked: that will be on Sunday's show.) And Ainsley told them all that Chelsie and Cedric had lost the No vote comps and were now mascots: neither can play for HOH or veto this week, or vote, but they are eligible to be nominated for eviction. Oof.

And now we wait for feeds, which will be delayed from the announced 10pm Pacific/1am Eastern start due to the RNC delaying this episode's running time in the west. Nevermind they already posted press pics from the episode before it even started in Pacific or Mountain timezones.

More later

GET YOUR FEEDS! Unfortunately, Flashback has been killed this year, but we made do without it back in the ancient days, and for Canada before they killed feeds, and we can do it again. Get yourself set up so you'll be ready to go when feeds launch Thursday night at 10pm Pacific/1am Eastern (Friday). Feeds will be accessible with the Essential plan as usual: that confusion was caused by corporate miscommunication and faulty press release items, which have been added to the Goof Tally below.

As always as we go, IF YOU MISSED what came before, check my previous episode, always linked up top or from my season index, and get the feeds to get the real story! And/or to watch prior BB USA seasons, plus a ton of other shows and movies as well.


Ratings - First Impressions edition

My factual and/or snarky opinions will usually be based on entertainment value. Individual stats and winnings will also be posted here. For the cast reveal, I'll stick to their official facts and stats. Everyone gets free neutrals for now, until they earn ups or downs.

Noms count: original/renom


 
Cast drop press release said 'for the first time ever, [the 16 hamsters] have the power to vote in a 17th houseguest' but they've also teased things that indicate a potential AI character, and Julie said she is 'kinda part of the twist.' So we'll just have to wait and see how all that pans out. But the bottom line is we're almost off and running again!





Won: TBA

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0

 

Angela Murray - 50
Real estate agent
Syracuse, UT (orig Long Beach, CA)





Won: TBA

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0

 

Brooklyn Rivera - 34
Business administrator
Dallas, TX (orig Covington, GA)





Won: TBA

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0

 

Cam Sullivan-Brown - 25
Physical therapist
Bowie, MD





Won: Move-in comp disadvantage/can't compete or vote Week 1

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0

 

Cedric Hodges - 21
Former Marine
Boise, ID (orig Running Springs, CA)





Won: Move-in comp disadvantage/can't compete or vote Week 1

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0

 

Chelsie Baham - 27
Nonprofit director
Rancho Cucamonga, CA





Won: TBA

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0

 

Joseph Rodriguez - 30
Video store clerk
Tampa, FL





Won: TBA

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0

 

Kenney Kelley - 52
Former undercover cop
Boston, MA





Won: TBA

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0

 

Kimo Apaka - 35
Mattress sales rep
Hilo, HI





Won: TBA

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0

 

Leah Peters - 26
VIP cocktail server
Miami, FL (orig Pittsburgh, PA)





Won: TBA

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0

 

Lisa Weintraub - 33
Celebrity chef
Los Angeles, CA





Won: Move-in comp advantage TBA

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0

 

Makensy Manbeck - 22
Construction project manager
Houston, TX





Won: TBA

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0

 

Matt Hardeman - 25
Tech sales rep
Roswell, GA (orig Loganvilla, GA)





Won: Move-in comp advantage TBA

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0

 

Quinn Martin - 25
Nurse recruiter
Omaha, NE (orig Lawton, OK)





Won: TBA

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0

 

Rubina Bernabe - 35
Event bartender
Los Angeles, CA





Won: TBA

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0

 

T'kor Clottey - 23
Crochet business owner
Atlanta, GA (orig Chicago, IL/London, UK)





Won: TBA

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0

 

Tucker Des Lauriers - 30
Marketing and sales exec
Brooklyn, NY (orig Boston, MA)




Lines and Links of the Day

Lines

@Whitless256: So Ainsley is basically a vindictive robot lady who penalizes players for making smart game choices and rewards dummies? Yep, BB is back


 

Links

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Tally Items

Extracurricular Tally

Scandals outside our BB world: 1
-The end of Flashback

House meetings, fights, booze deliveries, sex events, fires, injuries, and assorted other items of interest will be posted here

 

Production Goofs

 1 Price tag left on a decor mushroom in house pics
 2 The show's Youtube still has $500k prize
 3 P+ page said season is 'now streaming' before it started
 4 Cast press release link to photos wasn't a link
 5 Different spellings for Kenney/Kenny
 6 Different spellings for Tucker's last name
 7 Eliminated Flashback - big mistake, HUGE
 8 Conflicting info about Essential plan
 9 Tickets site had a Week 2 Wednesday live show
10 Press release + other sources mistakenly said Essential plan wouldn't have feeds
11 Forgot to update premiere day
12 Wrong premiere time + faulty Pluto info in press pic captions
13 Wrong 2nd premiere time on P+ homepage
14 Premiere #2 used stock eviction description
15 Mixed up Matt and Kenney in press pics



Season Stats

HOHs in order: TBA

Veto winners in order: TBA

Evictions in order: TBA

Cast Twitters: TBA

Cast Instagrams: TBA



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