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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.

Sunday, Wednesday 8:00 PM et/pt, Thursday 9:00 PM et/pt on CBS
19 Seasons, 628 Episodes
July 5, 2000
Reality
3.4/10
Cast: Mike Goldman, Alice Redwood, Rory Ammon, Travis Keyser
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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.

  • Tonight, will the Power Of Veto save Michelle or Paul? Plus, it's Christmas in August in the Big Brother House.

  • America awards its final care package of the summer.

  • Tonight, either Victor or Corey will be evicted and join the other jurors in an epic battle to return to the game.

  • Tonight, the nominations ignite a war of words in the house. Plus the Power Of Veto is on the line.

  • Two of the three remaining houseguests battle for the final HoH. The winner of the Big Brother is announced and America chooses its favorite houseguest.

  • 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?

  • Tonight, will the Power Of Veto save Paulie or Corey from the block? Plus, it's the night you've been waiting all summer for, Zingbot is back!

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

  • Tonight either Zakiyah or Michelle will be evicted, but they won't be alone as it's double eviction night!

  • 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?

  • Tonight, Da'Vonne or Bridgette will be evicted. Does either hold the round trip ticket or will one of them become the first member of the jury? Plus, the battle for HoH begins on Big Brother.

  • Tonight, the Power Of Veto is up for grabs, will it save Paulie or Bridgette from eviction? Plus, as the Summer heats up, tempers are on the rise.

  • As Rachel tries to find a way to save Brendan from eviction, the other houseguests weigh the consequences of aligning with her, and a new HoH competition gets underway.

  • Frank and Bridgette are on the ropes but the secret room just may change the course of the game on Big Brother.

  • 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?

  • Who will win the Power of Veto and will it be used to save Corey, Tiffany or Natalie from eviction?

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

  • Will Frank successfully send Tiffany packing or will Da'Vonne lead the charge to take out a different nominee? Also a new HoH will be crowned!

  • 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.

Big Brother News

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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