Big Brother 22 is finally premiering tonight and BB fans couldn’t be more excited. It’s been a long time coming for the critically acclaimed hit reality show’s 22nd season. For a long time, we weren’t even sure if it was going to happen or not as the COVID-19 pandemic made things touch and go. But premiere day is officially here and there are some things you might want to know about tonight’s episode and the upcoming season. So, what can you expect from BB22 this summer?
Big Brother 22: Live Move In & Cast Reveal
In a first for the US version of the franchise, the premiere of Big Brother 22 is going to be a live two-hour move-in special. Not only that but it’s also going to be the first time that the cast reveal is happening live on stage. And that’s not even the best part. According to CBS, there will be a move-in competition like never before.
BB All-Stars Compete on Night One
It won’t be an easy-breezy night for the Big Brother: All-Stars moving into the house. In a press release, CBS teased a competition for the veterans moving back into the house. They said it’ll “set in motion a premiere night like no other”. Also, it’ll be “action-packed” with “high stakes” and end with something that will “twist up the game like never before”.
Julie Chen Talks BB22 Cast
In a recent interview, Big Brother host Julie Chen dished on the BB22 cast. Apparently, she doesn’t even know everyone who’s entering the house just yet. In other news, there will be 16 houseguests and it’ll supposedly be 8 men and 8 women. Julie just confirmed that several original casting options tested positive for COVID-19 which would explain why she doesn’t know the identities of every cast member.
Live Feeds Begin After First Big Brother 22 Episode
If you’re a Big Brother superfan then you’ll be excited to know that live feeds are happening sooner than they usually do this summer. In fact, they’ll be turned on as soon as the premiere episode finishes airing on the west coast. Typically, they don’t begin for another couple of days after the show begins but like most of the 20th anniversary season, things are happening a little differently.
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Big Brother 22: COVID-19 Changes
As we stated above, COVID-19 is causing several changes to how Big Brother 22 will run. For instance, CBS is frequently testing everyone from the cast to crew to Julie Chen herself for the virus. Also, they’ll be screened every single day for symptoms. Not to mention there won’t be a live audience on eviction nights this season for safety reasons. But it’s a small price to lay for our favorite summer reality show.
BB22 premieres tonight at 9/8c on CBS and you’re not going to want to miss it.
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