“Big Brother” will return with its landmark 20th season next week, and viewers can expect to see a high-tech theme overtake the “Big Brother” house as 16 all-new Houseguests face unexpected twists and upgraded power in a house inspired by Silicon Valley.
“’Big Brother’ has always been about innovation, and this season, technology, interactivity and powerful upgrades will give a charge to the Houseguests’ game,” said exec producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan. “This house is bound to inspire some state-of-the-art strategies, forcing the players to make inspired decisions and form collaborative relationships if they hope to advance through the summer!”
Given this is season 20, fans would be wise to expect the unexpected. “On July 5, 2000, pop culture found a new obsession when ‘Big Brother’ debuted, giving viewers groundbreaking 24/7 access into the lives of those first Houseguests… and now an entire generation has grown up watching,” added host Julie Chen. “Here’s to a new season of competitions, ceremonies, alliances and evictions!”
The competition kicks off immediately on premiere night with three challenges that will yield a game-changing power — and two unprecedented punishments. In addition, a new tech-themed twist, the “BB App Store,” will be unveiled in the first Sunday episode, when viewers will have a chance to get the Houseguests trending, resulting in power apps or punishments that could crash their game.
For an insider look at the new tech-themed house, check out the video above in which Chen takes us on a guided tour of the wild new house.
“Big Brother” kicks off its 20th season on Wednesday, June 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Global. “Big Brother” will air throughout the summer on Global, Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT and Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.