The Big Brother alumni are hoping for some true game players on BB19 rather than people who just to be famous.
The Big Brother 19 cast announcement is right around the corner, and some fans are speculating (and spreading rumors) about who will be entering the house this summer. Many former houseguests have opinions of their own, expressing their thoughts to The Hollywood Reporter recently about what they hope to see from Big Brother 19. From their comments there is a general sense of wanting a group of houseguests from different backgrounds that really know how to play the game, rather than the models, wannabe actors and recruits fans have seen in other seasons.
“No more models who want to get their Instagram followers up,” said Big Brother Canada houseguest Kevin Martin. “Let’s get some older players in there…. Let’s go back to the basics and have some older personalities in there. With Big Brother 10 when they had Jerry [MacDonald] and Renny [Martyn], it was a great season. I love putting that older player in. It’s like a catalyst that brings good entertainment out of everybody.”
Paulie Calafiore, of Big Brother 18, said that he also hoped for a more “mature” cast compared to his season’s cast, which he bluntly described as “immature as hell.”
Big Brother 18 fan favorite Natalie Negrotti said she wanted to see a “diverse group” in the house with many different ethnicities represented. She added that she wants Big Brother 19 to be “a house full of thirsty and competitive people.”
Big Brother 17 standout Audrey Middleton agreed, saying she hoped the new houseguests were there for the game, and not necessarily to be famous.
Meanwhile, Big Brother 18 runner-up Paul Abrahamian was more optimistic about houseguests who don’t necessarily know how to the play the game in the beginning, much like himself. As he observed, he eventually picked up how to play the game, and he said it would be interesting to pick new people who didn’t know the game well and “see what their natural instinct would be to go about the game.”
Big Brother casting has had the tendency to mix in “superfans” and those who have at least seen the game before, with recruits who clearly haven’t had any experience watching the show. Results have been mixed as far as success in the game, but lately, there has been a number of superfans that have gone on to win the game, including Ian Terry in Brother 14, Andy Herren in Big Brother 15, Steve Moses in Big Brother 17, and Nicole Franzel in Big Brother 18.
The Big Brother 19 cast will be announced Monday, June 19 at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT on the Big Brother live feeds. As always, the feeds are available if you have a CBS All Access account, and the network states that those watching the feeds at this time will be the first to know the new cast.
Big Brother 19 premieres Wednesday, June 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. The schedule will be the same as previous seasons, with Wednesday episodes airing at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Thursday episodes airing at 9 p.m. ET/PT and Sunday episodes airing at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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