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Big Brother remains one of the most popular reality competition shows on the air. The program places over a dozen strangers in a house together, where they have no contact with the outside world but have cameras following them 24 hours a day for almost three months. The players must demonstrate social skill and strategy to last in the competition.

In order to win the final cash prize, the last remaining player avoids the weekly eviction, voted on by the houseguests and also wins a final popularity vote by the other players. During their stay, the houseguests participate in a variety of competitions for rewards such as game advantages, food perks and trips outside the house. One of the most important weekly contests is for the title of Head of Household, the weekly winner gets to nominate the other houseguests for eviction. Houseguests also compete for the Power of Veto to change the eviction nominations. These contests often lead to in-house alliances and enemies as the weeks progress.

Along with several regular episodes a week, there is a live episode to announce the evicted houseguest. Viewers can also watch Big Brother After Dark on the Showtime channel, which includes racier moments from the house activities. Big Brother fans can also sign up for live feeds on the internet and watch every moment of the houseguests' day. The houseguests have no TV, news or family contact, so the tensions and boredom can lead to dramatic arguments and other entertaining moments. The show has also spawned popular podcasts and online chat about the houseguests, which gives the show a wide social networking aspect.

The format of the show has captivated audiences all over the globe from Brazil to Israel, Britain to Indonesia. Each international franchise makes adaptations to the basic structure of the show such as celebrity or All-Star versions, competitions including pairs of players and alterations of the basic premise.. The first Big Brother began in the Netherlands in 1999, and the U.S. version premiered in the summer of 2000 hosted by Julie Chen. The show remains a popular summer series and adds twists to each season to keep the competition fresh.

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18 Seasons, 626 Episodes - Currently Airing
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Big Brother Full Episode Guide

  • The final battle for HoH takes place. Plus, who will become the final 2 houseguests?

  • Who will be evicted from the house in the live eviction?

  • Who will win the most powerful veto competition of the summer?

  • Will Paul or Victor be evicted? The final four will be revealed.

  • Who will slip into power as Head of Household and who will be nominated to leave the house?

  • Who will be evicted from the Big Brother house, James or Natalie?

  • The houseguests compete in the power of veto competition. Will James or Natalie be taken off the block?

  • The houseguests compete in the HoH competition. With three pairs of allies left, who will end up on the block?

  • Either Michelle or Paul will head to jury, plus will Corey cash in on the BB bribe and the battle for power begins again.

  • The houseguests compete in the power of veto competition.

  • America awards its final care package of the summer.

  • The houseguests compete in the power of veto competition.

  • The Power of Veto is up for grabs!

  • The houseguests compete in the Head of Household competition. Plus, Reggae artist Ziggy Marley makes a surprise visit to the house.

  • Who will be evicted from the Big Brother house, Paulie or Corey? And will it be the last time we see them?

  • The houseguests compete in the power of veto competition.

  • Watch the series of events that occurred in the hours leading up to the double eviction.

  • Who will be eliminated from the Big Brother house?

  • The houseguests compete in the power of veto competition. Will the winner help Zakiyah or Michelle?

  • Who will rise to power, who will emerge as the next target?

  • Who will be evicted from the Big Brother house?

  • The houseguests compete in the Power of Veto competition.

  • Nominations for eviction are made known.

  • Who will be evicted from the Big Brother House?

  • The houseguests compete in the Power of Veto competition.

  • The houseguests compete in the HoH competition. Will Frank or Victor be the target this week?

  • Eliminated houseguests get a second chance to re-enter the game when they compete in a "Battle Back" competition.

  • Who will be evicted from the house Da'Vonne or Tiffany?

  • The houseguests compete in the power of veto competition. Will one of the nominees be taken off the chopping block?

  • Nominations for eviction are revealed. Plus, find out who will win the roadkill.

  • Who will be evicted from the house?

  • The houseguests compete in the power of veto competition. Will one of the nominees be taken off the chopping block?

  • Tonight, Bridgette reveals her nominations. Plus, the BB RV is pulling up to make someone roadkill. Who will be the third nominee? Also, love is in the air as showmances blossom.

  • The houseguests compete in the Power of Veto competition. Will the backdoor plan work?

  • A new HoH is crowned. Who will be put on the chopping block?

  • The houseguests compete in the power of veto competition.

  • A new competition changes things up, but how will the houseguest react when the new twist is unleashed?

  • One team must compete against each other, the loser will be the first House Guest sent packing, leaving the reaming three to decide which one of them will be the first Head Of Household of the Summer. Plus, two House Guests will be nominated for eviction.

  • The eighteenth season begins as the houseguests are introduced and move into the house.

  • The BB17 Winner is announced, as well as the most popular house guest.

  • It's time for the Final HoH competition of the season. Also, the remaining houseguests discuss the drama of the season.

  • On this special episode, the remaining houseguests compete in the Power of Veto competition, plus a live eviction.

  • Who will be nominated for eviction and make it to the final four?

  • The twins are up for elimination. Who will be voted out - Liz or Julia?

  • Will Liz or Austin win the Power of Veto to take themselves off the block?

  • Who will be crowned Head of Household and who will be nominated for eviction?

  • Who will be eliminated from the house? Plus, the houseguests are blindsided by a double elimination.

  • The houseguests compete in the Power of Veto Competition.

  • Find out which juror will re-enter the house. Plus, who will be nominated for eviction?

  • Will Johnny Mac or Steve be evicted from the House? Plus, which juror will get a second chance?

  • Will the veto be used to save either Steve or Johnny Mack?

  • The new Head of Household chooses who will be nominated for eviction.

  • Who will be eliminated from the house, Becky or John?

  • It's time for the Power of Veto competition.

  • A new Head of Household will be crowned and will nominate two new houseguests.

  • Who will be eliminated from the Big Brother house?

  • Power of Veto Competition #7 - Day #56

  • HoH Competition #7 finishes.

  • Who will be eliminated from the house - Shelli or Clay?

  • Shelli and Clay hope to win the Power of Veto Competition in an effort to stay in the game.

  • Who will James nominate for eviction?

  • Who will be evicted from the Big Brother House - Becky or Jason? Plus, both twins enter the game.

  • The houseguests compete in the Power of Veto competition.

  • Four new Houseguests will be nominated, and they'll go to war in the Battle of the Block.

  • After Audrey failed to attend the Veto meeting, will she show at the Live Eviction? Plus, the houseguests compete in the HoH competition.

  • The Power of Veto Competition is held. Plus, Audrey and Clay clash and the Wack Street Boys perform.

  • Who will be nominated for evictions? Plus, a 90s inspired Battle of the Block competition.

  • Who will be evicted this week? Plus, the houseguests compete in the HoH competition.

  • Who will Vanessa target, James or Jeff? Later, the Power of Veto competition is held.

  • Nominations and Battle of the Block Competition.

  • A new surprise guest will help twist up the game.

  • It's all on the line with the Veto back in play.

  • Nominations for eviction are revealed.

  • The houseguests vote to determine who will be evicted from the house. Plus, two new HoHs will be crowned.

  • The Houseguests compete in the Power of Veto competition.

  • Who will be nominated for eviction and compete in the Battle of the Block competition?

  • The remaining Houseguests move in, plus the "BB Takeover" commences after the first surprise guest delivers a twist.

  • The seventeenth season begins with two surprise guests entering the largest house in the show's history.

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CBS Broadcasts Controversial 'Big Brother' Clips [VIDEO]

Perhaps it's CBS's new 24/7 live feed of the house guests, or perhaps it's linked to the recent Paula Deen trouble, but it seems that contestants on this season of "Big Brother" are letting their mouths get them in trouble.

Big Brother - Season 14 Episode 11 Recap

The HOH competition continues as water is pouring on the players and the boat is rocking while everyone is fighting to win HOH now that the coaches are back in the game and everyone is playing as individuals.

CBS Fires Latest Shots In ABC-'The Glass House' War

Admit it, ABC: "The Glass House" does sound an awful lot like "Big Brother." That might be why CBS was up in arms enough about the June premiere to file for a temporary restraining order blocking the ABC reality competition show's airing. CBS now claims that if ABC suffers a loss over promoting the copycat, that's not their problem.

Who Won 'Big Brother' 13?

Last night was the season 13 finale of "Big Brother," with three contestants fighting it out for the $500,000 prize. After 75 days locked away from the real world and having their lives examined by millions, Rachel Reilly, Adam Poch and Porsche Briggs remained. Who took home the big prize on "Big Brother"?

'Big Brother' Cast Member Shelly Moore and Her Daughter Getting Death Threats Over Show

Between the tragedy surrounding "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast member Russell Armstrong, and now death threats against a "Big Brother" contestant and her eight-year-old daughter, reality TV has apparently reached a very dangerous saturation point.

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