Julie Chen Returns As The Host Of 'Big Brother 19'

‘Big Brother 19’ Rumors: Is A ‘BB19’ Cast Packed With Returners A Bad Idea For Summer 2017?

Big Brother 19 rumors continue to suggest returning houseguests. The BB19 cast could contain a lot of people getting another chance in the game, possibly putting viewers in a position to vote for who might be among them. These rumors have been largely fan generated, based on the information that has been provided by CBS and producers. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, CBS is currently having a contest to decide who the most memorable houseguest was during the first 19 seasons of the show.

The contest allows fans to vote in head-to-head matchups between former houseguests, with the person receiving the most votes in each battle advancing to the next round of the survey. It could certainly give producers a really good idea on who the real fan favorites have been from over the years. The competition is located on the main CBS website, but it has also been posted to the Big Brother Facebook page. It is on that page that a lot of viewers are leaving negative comments about the summer 2017 installment.

Facebook user Dallas Boughner underscored what a lot of viewers feel when he posted about his hopes for the BB19 cast.

“I am looking forward to the new season but please please no past house guests. If you bring back Frankie, Amanda or Rachel or Rachel’s sister, I’m out. [sic]”

While there have been a lot of Big Brother 19 rumors about returning cast members, including the possibility of an All-Star season, there has been no statement from anyone close to production that confirms that piece of news. It’s possible, however seemingly unlikely, that the BB19 cast is comprised entirely of new houseguests. Fans may not find out the answer to the casting question for a bit longer, though, as there is still about a month until the season premiere.

The first episode of Big Brother 19 is on June 28, with Julie Chen returning as the host again. She has been with the show for the first 19 seasons, including this past fall when producers tried out Big Brother: Over The Top. BBOTT was entirely online, with the CBS All Access application providing new episodes to subscribers. Subscribers got to vote on almost every big decision in the game, from who received power, all the way to who won the cash prize. Morgan Willet beat out returning houseguest Jason Roy to win the first season of Big Brother: Over The Top.

Following the good ratings that Big Brother 18 received, producers and CBS had felt that the online version could capitalize on the extended success of the reality competition show. For fans trying to remember the BB18 cast, it was Nicole Franzel who beat out Paul Abrahamian in the final jury vote. Other BB18 cast members included James Huling, Natalie Negrotti, Paulie Calafiore, Tiffany Rousso, Da’Vonne Rogers, and Frank Eudy. Four returning houseguests presented a twist for viewers, entering the game a bit after the 12 new competitors.

Tracking back to the original question about whether or not it is a good idea for the BB19 cast to be packed with returners, there are an overwhelming number of fans on social media who don’t want it to happen. Show producers may already be taking those opinions into account, as there were a lot of BB19 casting sessions this summer. The entire process has been taking a while as well, suggesting that it’s possible they might just be intent on getting some “new blood” on the program. Fresh faces are exactly what viewers want to see joining host Julie Chen.

Less than a month remains until the BB19 cast members enter the game, so that doesn’t leave a lot of time to finalize the names. The season premiere of Big Brother 19 will be a two-hour event, and it airs on June 28.

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