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Big Brother USA 22 - 2020

New Pictures of the House Revealed.

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Mouseboy33
According to the Hollywood Reporter CBS will not air BBUSA22.
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JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Couldn't this have just been posted in the "Coronavirus - Impact on live/recorded shows" thread?
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Yes, and a bit quick to jump on this as they now say the intention is it will go to air this summer but the situation is "fluid" - there are clues in the original report that the writers aren't exactly clued up on how the show is filmed.

It may end up on air later and with a shorter run (or condensed run with more episodes per week) but I think even if it isn't till the fall there is a good chance it'll get on air, mainly as long as current social distancing rules are phased out it is something that can go into production quite quickly and CBS can get it on to air. They just need to get to a point where they can be sure that they'll get to finish the season.

http://www.bigblagger.com/blog/cbs-say-big-brother-still-on-track-to-return-this-summer/
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Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
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Mouseboy33
Well it seems to be conflicting stories. I'm more apt to believe the story written by industry trade publication than a fan blog (though I do read Big Blagger). I want to believe BB22 will air. But I'm not hopeful it will. Its interesting that these stories came out the same day. Big Blagger may have reached out to someone at FLY ON THE WALL (the internal production company) and the Hollywood Reporter may have reached out to someone at CBS itself. Just a guess. Clearly this story bears watching. If you all find something more updated please post it. Thanks for the Big Blagger post.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/a-puzzle-all-pieces-broadcast-networks-scramble-program-an-uncertain-future-1288828
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90 days later

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Mouseboy33
According to Deadline.com (reputable Hollywood Industry magazine) The house is currently being "renovated" and they are proceeding with plans to begin the new season. Speculation is rife it will be an AllStars season. The last AllStars season was BBUSA7 waaaay in 2006. Since then there have been some epic strategist and players. But CBS has been very very quiet on whats actually happening. There has been no hints from the network. No promos. Nothing. Julie Chen hasnt said a word.
But today there is work happening at the Big Brother compound on the CBS Backlot in Hollywood. I read an article that on takes a few weeks to prep the house. So for the 20th Anniversary CBS is clearly no planning on making any changes to the house or anything. I think we can expect it be another "lipstick on a pig job." Which is kinda sad since the show has been on the air so long and CBS has let Fly On The Wall do what they want. She show hasnt has any major format or upgrades in years. Especially when you see what Ch7 has done with BBAU. BBUSA looks positively ancient. Kinda sad for one of the longest running versions anywhere.

This is from the neighbourhood across the dry LA Riverbed from the house. Typically this is what the back of the house looks like when nothing is happening. (off season) You can see the wall surrounding the backyard.
This pic was taken 2 weeks ago.
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Now there are trailers, power generators and containers that are usually seen behind the house when the season begins and throughout the normal series broadcast..
These were taken about an 1hr ago. (6 July 2020 7:30am)
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Also it was noted that these pipes are new. Might be new A/C system for the house and the studio areas.
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https://deadline.com/2020/07/big-brother-production-prep-construction-cbs-1202976673/

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EXCLUSIVE: The Big Brother house is under construction, offering a greenshoot of hope to fans that the CBS reality series will air this summer.

Deadline understands that preliminary production prep has begun on the show’s set at CBS’ Radford lot in Los Angeles. The production team has received approval to start preparation, meaning that there’s a chance that the 22nd season of the John De Mol creation will air this summer.

However, it is still early days for the show’s return as producers still need to receive union and guild approval to sign off on principal photography and filming. There is also no word yet on casting.

The teams that have begun work are, as you’d expect, following strict health and safety protocols with crew being tested for COVID-19 and continuing to be tested regularly. They are wearing PPE equipment and observing social distancing as they go about construction.

The show, which is produced by Fly on the Wall Entertainment in association with Endemol Shine North America, itself should be relatively COVID-proof given that it follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 94 HD cameras and more than 113 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. The trick now is to ensure that the crew can also safely go back to work.

CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl told Deadline last month that he was optimistic that Big Brother, and Love Island, would air this summer. “We still hope to have [these shows] on the air this summer, it could be a little later than usual but we’re still optimistic about getting those on,” he said. “Those shows turn around pretty quickly, Big Brother has live shows every week and… those shows do not have long post processes.”

Big Brother has traditionally begun airing at the end of June. The show, which is hosted by Julie Chen, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, having launched on July 5, 2000, making it the second longest-running adaptation of the Dutch format following the Spanish version.
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
TMZ also reporting it'll be All Stars, which was no secret really.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
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Mouseboy33
Also, Entertainment Tonight, the venerable long-running Hollywood entertainment program, is supposed to broadcast some kind of announcement tonight. The BB Twitter fan is speculating its just going to a short story about the anniversary and probably mentioning the program is trying to start. ET usually has a special relationship with BBUSA with them both being CBS properties, so they usually were able to have the exclusive televised house tour. But in typical hilarious fashion the fandom is a bit skeptical, as am I.






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Mouseboy33
TMZ also reporting it'll be All Stars, which was no secret really.


https://www.tmz.com/2020/07/06/big-brother-season-22-happening-summer-coronavirus-all-star-cast/

"Big Brother" is coming back this summer with an All-Star cast for Season 22 ... coronavirus pandemic be damned.
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Every year, "Big Brother" shoots during the summer, but due to COVID-19, there was lots of speculation 'BB' would be another casualty of the virus ... but we've learned the reality show is still ON.

Production sources tell TMZ ... "Big Brother" was in the middle of casting for its next season when the coronavirus outbreak hit. We're told casting was completely shut down in May, leaving execs to change the format to an All-Star edition instead.

Our sources say an All-Star cast made the most sense, because those contestants are already familiar with the show and have already been vetted by network execs ... plus it would have been difficult to cast fresh faces for a new season in the middle of a pandemic, a process we're told would have dragged on for weeks.

The coronavirus isn't preventing another season, but it is delaying things a bit ... we're told contestants were supposed to head to Los Angeles at the beginning of July to begin testing and quarantines, but the timetable is being pushed back to the end of the month.

Our sources say, contestants, who are flying in from across the country, will be tested for the virus and then quarantined for 2 weeks before being cleared to enter the "Big Brother" house.

Should be smooth sailing once contestants are in the house ... it's been a bubble-like atmosphere long before COVID-19.
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15 days later

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Mouseboy33
Big Brother USA get a new logo.
This the new holding screen for the live feeds that was just posted on the CBS.com tonight.
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CBS still hasnt confirmed the show launch. But earlier today some numpty accidentally posted loads of merch on the CBS.COM store feature the new BB logo and confirming it was a indeed going to be an Allstars series.
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The new logo is a nothing special. I can already guess the opening to the show will be the same as before but it looks like it will have light and flares swirling around the houseguests as they are introduced. Same as before except it wont the water splashing like they had for the last 50yrs.
The problem is they do everything on the cheap instead of outsource this, so you end up with the same old stuff every year.

Here is the animation on the holding screens. Oh and the cheesy music. I love this show so much and its so irriting they wont update the presentation in any real significant way.




Here is the AllStars logo. (yuck)
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HEre is a drone shot of the backyard taken last week. As you can see they are doing the house fit out. Looks like pink and blue feature somewhere. Most likely they picked up some junk from the CBS lot prop store and its all be spraypainted pink and blue is currently being glued to the wobbly ant-infested walls.
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
I do like that logo but is it from the show or just for CBS promotions, which always have a different logo.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
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Mouseboy33
I do like that logo but is it from the show or just for CBS promotions, which always have a different logo.


Exactly!!!! CBS is notorious for creating those separate promotion logo's each season for Survivor, Amazing Race and Big Brother. But looking it and the way its animated, Im thinking its the new open. Because its very very similar to the animation style used for the last few years of show opens. Typically CBS Promotions logos are a bit cleaner and slicker. This actually looks like the show logo. Interestingly even within the programme they used the CBS Promotion logo on the holding screens pre-season and then switched to the old house Season 2 logo when the feeds went down and then used another logo on Julie Chen's cards she used on stage. WHAT A MESS!

One of the most icon BBUS fights ever. Best line..."Anybody wants some cake?"
https://www.reddit.com/r/BigBrother/comments/hrp4ab/uncensored_bb10_fight_the_birthday_that_keesha/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
BB All Stars now set for 5th August as rumoured, assuming they're allowed to go ahead. Interestingly they're doing their first live launch show since the very first series - usually the housemates move in about a week before the premiere.

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“BIG BROTHER” ALL-STARS EDITION DEBUTS WITH A TWO-HOUR LIVE MOVE-IN PREMIERE EVENT WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 9:00-11:00 PM ON CBS


Season 22 Returns with Three Weekly Episodes

The summer reality hit BIG BROTHER will debut its 22nd season with an All-Star cast who have one thing in common – they all have something to prove. The two-hour live move-in premiere event will air Wednesday, August 5 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

This summer marks BIG BROTHER’s 20th anniversary since debuting on CBS Television Network on July 5, 2000. Season 22 is the second time in the series’ history to feature an All-Star cast, the first being in 2006.

BIG BROTHER will once again have three weekly episodes. Following the premiere, the series will air Sundays and Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), and Thursdays (8:00-9:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT), featuring the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen Moonves. The All-Star houseguests, including winners, finalists, legends, memorable personalities and some of the best to never win the game, will be announced closer to premiere.

The BIG BROTHER production will follow specific health and safety protocols for COVID-19 with the welfare of everyone involved as the highest priority. Houseguests will undergo a quarantine period prior to production and will be tested several times prior to entering the House. Once inside, they will be tested weekly during the season and have no contact with any crew members, and all supplies delivered will be disinfected. In addition, the live show will not have a studio audience.

All staff and crew members will be tested prior to commencing work on a regular basis, as well as screened daily for symptoms. They’ll be required to wear PPE and will work in pods to enhance social distancing. In addition, a COVID-19 compliance officer will be on staff to monitor and enforce all health and safety COVID-19 protocols.

Since its premiere on CBS in the summer of 2000, BIG BROTHER has continued to be one of television’s top-rated summer series in young demographics. Last summer, the Wednesday and Thursday episodes were tops in key demos among all broadcasts. In addition, season 21 of BIG BROTHER saw double-digit growth over the previous season in full episode streams across CBS digital platforms.

BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 94 HD cameras and 113 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, someone will be voted out of the house, with the last remaining Houseguest receiving the grand prize of $500,000. BIG BROTHER is produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment in association with Endemol Shine North America.


Think it's been mentioned elsewhere but CBS also lining up Love Island (where the Island is the top of a Las Vegas hotel) for August too.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.

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