Big Brother: Over the Top – What We Know



I was able to obtain more details about the fall season of Big Brother: Over the Top today in a conference call with some people from CBS.  While we didn’t really learn much of anything we didn’t already know (I guess the schedule was leaked last night), I am going to post about it anyway.  Here are some notes:

  • Returning Players and Cast
    • Fortunately we only have one returning player this season, and that was revealed last night during the finale.  Either Jozea or Jason will be re-entering the house (it will be Jason), and given a second shot at the game. I asked about any others, and they said no.
    • Including Jason (or Jozea), there will be 13 houseguests this season.
    • Cast reveal will be on the 26th
  • Streaming Information
    • I mentioned this back when I first announced the show about being able to watch it on Xbox One. They specifically listed XBone as an option as well as Amazon Fire, Roku, Apple TV and the other usual suspects. This is good news because people with those programs will be able to sit on their couch and watch the shows and feeds from their TV, as they would a regular CBS episode
  • Weekly Schedule (subject to change – all times est)
    • Sunday
      • 10pm – Final Weekly Safety Ceremony / Nomination Reveal
    • Monday
      • 4pm – Veto competition to play out live
      • 10pm – Weekday Replay
    • Tuesday
      • 4pm – Veto ceremony
      • 10pm – Weekday Replay
      • 10:30pm – Live Diary Room Sessions
    • Wednesday
      • 10pm – Weekly Full Episode
      • 11pm – Live Eviction Episode
      • 12am – HoH Competition
    • Thursday
      • TBD – Julie’s Q&A with houseguests
      • TBD – Julie’s evicted houseguest interview
      • 10pm – Weekday Replay
    • Friday
      • 10pm – Weekday Replay
      • 10:30pm – Live Diary Room Sessions
    • Saturday
      • 4pm – Have-Not Reveal
      • 10pm – Safety Ceremony
    • Note: I asked what the safety ceremony was about, but was not given an answer. Some of the questions they said we’d have to wait to see
    • No scheduled blackouts meaning no Jeffloops!
    • No information on BBAD
  • Fans Choose 
    • Fans help choose the winner of the season.  They did not answer whether or not there would be a jury, but seeing as that requires them to keep the players in sequester (and pay them a weekly stipend), I bet there will be no jury for this.  Just feedwatchers voting.
  • We Can Make Changes
    • If there is something that is bothering you about the season. Perhaps a feature that is really stupid, annoying, or whatever, contact me. They said things are subject to change, and seeing as we (bloggers) have our fingers on the pulse of the BB community, they are actually going to take our feedback serious.  Note – I am not going to fwd every suggestion to them. If someone makes a good suggestion, I will probably run a poll, and if it gets a majority of votes, I’ll shoot them the suggestion with the poll results.
  • How can I watch?
    • Easy, join the live feeds. It is $6/month and you get access to a shitload of content from all the seasons to BB, live feeds, interviews, and even non-BB stuff that is on CBS. You can basically just cut your entire cable package and sign up to this because Big Brother and CBS is all you really need, right?  🙂

I will be posting any new information when I get it!  I hope everyone comes back for BBOTT!

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