‘Big Brother 22’: Cast Arriving in LA – Debut Date Confirmed – Who’s Playing ‘BB22’?

Big Brother 22 production is kicking into high gear and the cast is officially arriving in Los Angeles, as we’ve heard from multiple sources. The COVID testing and quarantine/sequester starts for the line up of All-Stars. According to our sources, CBS has got a lot of fan favorites returning for a chance at the ultimate prize…to be the best of the best. So, who’s competing for that sweet prize?

Big Brother 22: Cast Lands in Los Angeles

It’s finally happening folks. We’ve got confirmation that Big Brother 22 contestants are beginning to arrive in LA for the monumental season. They just started arriving yesterday and you’ll definitely want to know who’s returning for the previously leaked All-Star cast. Rumor has it a CBS intern accidentally put all of that BB All-Stars merchandise onto the website which certainly spoiled the surprise. Yet, it was great for fans of the long-running show who have missed their dose of summer reality TV.

So far it looks as if several potential castmates just arrived – as per our sources. Big Brother alums Nicole Franzel (BB16, BB18), Bayleigh Dayton (BB20), Josh Martinez (BB19), Ian Terry (BB14), Daniele Donato (BB8), Janelle Pierzina (BB6, BB7, BB12), Hayden Moss (BB12), Paulie Calafiore (BB18), and Tyler Crispen (BB20) supposedly arrived at the LAX airport in Los Angeles yesterday.

We’ve also heard the names Danielle Reyes (BB3), Donny Thompson (BB16), and Christmas Abbott (BB19). Complicating casting is the very real possibility of potential houseguests testing positive even with no symptoms. So, our CBS source said they’re bringing in extras as alternates. But, we heard those people do not know they’re possible alternates and could sit-out the Big Brother summer game.

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Who Else Will Return?

Our source close to CBS has a number of names that are either part of Big Brother 22‘s main cast. Now, people are traveling in and getting tested for COVID-19. There will be another influx of contestants possibly arriving sometime today. Other names include Angela Rummans (BB20), Derrick Levasseur (BB16), and Dan Gheesling (BB10, BB14).

Plus, we’re told other possibilities included Nicole Anthony (BB21), Kaycee Clark (BB20), Da’Vonne Rogers (BB17, BB18), Frankie Grande (BB16). These are the Big Brother names we’ve been hearing the most from our sources. So, it’s likely a few – or all – of them will be returning for this star-studded season.

You can see (above) that Big Brother‘s already put up the new logo on the live feeds. And it matches that on the BB All-Stars merch. This season, for the comeback players, the logo features a double roof. Perhaps that’s an homage to the crew also being locked in for the duration of the shoot.

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Big Brother 22: When Will It Begin?

It’ll be two weeks of quarantine for the cast and crew of BB22. Then, the players will be able to enter the house. Our source says they’ll enter the house on or around August 5. Then, Big Brother All-Stars should premiere on Wednesday, August 12 at 9/8c.

CBS reserved a time slot and labeled it “TBA” (to be announced) right after their new show Tough as Nails. So, it’s very possible that BB22 will fall right into that spot (see above) and premiere that Wednesday.

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