In just a day, CBS will premiere the first episode of Season 15 of Big Brother. At this point, the houseguests are already in the house and beginning to strategize. The game has technically begun, and tomorrow night we'll see what kind of first impressions the houseguests have made on one another. The video above gives us a brief intro to all of the sixteen new houseguests and the producers, who know better than anyone else that these newbies have no idea what they're getting into. Expect the unexpected!
This is one of my favorite parts about the Big Brother season. The houseguests are still fresh and some of them might still be trying to exercise whatever strategies they brought into the house. Sooner or later, those strategies will likely be thrown out the window… if the Big Brother house had windows. Competitions have yet to be won, lost or thrown, people's backs have yet to be stabbed and fourteen of those houseguests have yet to be evicted from the house by their fellow players. Just two will make it to the end. Or maybe three. We do know that Big Brother's changing things up this season in putting three nominees on the block each week, instead of the standard two. Wouldn't it be interesting if the game came down to three finalists? Just a bit of speculation.
Those who are especially excited to see Big Brother return should be sure to tune in to The Talk tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m.). The special Big Brother preview show will have the hosts - including Big Brother host Julie Chen - playing their own game of Big Brother inside the house. Of course, their game will play out over the course of an afternoon, rather than the whole summer. The episode will also feature a preview of the new season.
And, in case you haven't checked it out yet, voting is still open for the first Big Brother "MVP." Each week, America will decide which houseguest is playing best and award them with the title of MVP, which gives them some special power. We'll find out what that power is and who has it for the first week during tomorrow night's season premiere (June 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS). Vote here.
Read more about the contestants here, the new twists here, and watch Julie Chen's tour of the house here.
In related news, Conan pitched its own Big Brother-like series, Coma House. As defensive as I want to get about the strategy that's required to win a season of Big Brother, which often goes unappreciated by non-fans, this is pretty funny…