Big Brother (USA)
- You have been evicted from the Big Brother house.
Big Brother is a reality competition that airs on CBS. In it, a group of people enter a house and agree to live there for a predetermined amount of days with cameras following their every move. An homage to George Orwell's book, 1984, the nameless entity known only as "Big Brother" records every conversation and every action amongst these group of people, establishing a social microcosm of today's world.
However, beyond the voyeuristic aspect of it also lies a game. Every week, a houseguests is picked to be the Head of Household. This Head of Household then nominates two houseguests for nomination the following day. Starting with season three, a Power of Veto was added, which allows a houseguest to remove someone up for eviction. On Thursday, the houseguests, minus the Head of Household and the nominees, vote on who they want to evict. The houseguest with the most votes for eviction leaves the Big Brother house. Play continues until only two people are left, after which the evicted houseguests vote on who they want to win.
In season one, the show followed the conventional Big Brother method of having all houseguests nominate. The show was declared a failure, and, for the next season, CBS decided to integrate a larger strategy aspect into the game.
- For information on the Big Brother franchise, please refer to the Big Brother franchise page.
|Season One||July 5, 2000||September 29, 2000||70|
|Season Two||July 5, 2001||September 20, 2001||29|
|Season Three||July 10, 2002||September 25, 2002||32|
|Season Four: The X-Factor||July 8, 2003||September 24, 2003||33|
|Season Five: Project DNA: Do Not Assume||July 6, 2004||September 21, 2004||31|
|Season Six: Summer of Secrets||July 7, 2005||September 20, 2005||30|
|Season Seven: All Stars||July 6, 2006||September 12, 2006||28 + 1|
|Season Eight||July 5, 2007||September 18, 2007||33|
|Season Nine: 'Til Death Do You Part||February 12, 2008||April 27, 2008||33|
|Season Ten||July 13, 2008||September 16, 2008||29|
|Season Eleven||July 9, 2009||September 15, 2009||30|
|Season Twelve||July 8, 2010||September 15, 2010||30|
|Season Thirteen||July 7, 2011||September 14, 2011||29|
|Season Fourteen||July 12, 2012||September 19, 2012||30|
|Season Fifteen||June 26, 2013||September 18, 2013||36|
|Season Sixteen||June 25, 2014||September 24, 2014||38|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
|Big Brother 3||November 4, 2003||9||purchase|
|Big Brother 4: X-Factor||June 8, 2004||2||purchase|
- Official CBS website for Big Brother 9
- Big Brother 8 Episodes, TV Listings, News, Photos and More at TVGuide.com
- Big Brother 9 Episodes, TV Listings, News, Photos and More at TVGuide.com
- Big Brother 10 Episodes, TV Listings, News, Photos and More at TVGuide.com
- Big Brother 11 Episodes, TV Listings, News, Photos and More at TVGuide.com