June 11, 2017
'Big Brother 19' Schedule: CBS Ready For 'BB19' Cast To Begin Taping Footage

The Big Brother 19 schedule will begin in less than two weeks. Even though the Big Brother 19 cast members haven't been revealed yet, it's just about time for the game to begin. It means fans can expect to get their first glimpse inside the BB19 house very soon and that host Julie Chen will be letting fans in on the secret theme for summer 2017.

The Big Brother 19 Television Schedule

The Big Brother 19 TV schedule is a bit different than what takes place in the house, as a lot of the footage shown during episodes is pre-taped. That's 100 percent the case for the June 28 season premiere, so fans should not expect to see any live action from the BB19 cast just yet. The CBS site for Big Brother advertises that episodes will take place on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during summer 2017. As seen below, a new television spot has also been revealed.

It appears that producers and CBS are ready to follow the same format for episodes as they did during the Big Brother 18 season. That means Sunday nights will show the weekly nominations for eviction, Wednesdays will focus on the Veto Competition and Veto Ceremony, and on Thursdays, CBS will have the Eviction Ceremony and Head of Household (HOH) Competitions. Will producers give the Big Brother 19 cast a lot of endurance challenges?

What Is The Schedule For The Big Brother 19 Cast Members?

While the television episodes are on one schedule this summer, the Big Brother 19 cast members are working with a slightly different timeline. In advance of the season premiere on June 28, the BB19 house will already be open for business. It is typical for the houseguests to enter the game the weekend before the first episode airs on CBS. This is so that the production team can cover the rules, get the houseguests comfortable, and record enough footage for the first two episodes of the program.

The Big Brother 19 cast may be in the house five days before the season premiere, meaning several competitions may take place before the first episode is even shown. It also guarantees that there will already be a Head of Household and at least two nominees for the eviction by then as well. During a typical week, the nominations are done on Fridays, and the Veto Competitions are played on Saturdays, with that taped footage shown later to CBS viewers.

Before anything else even happens, the houseguests will put together hometown video packages and get sequestered by producers.

Is The Big Brother 19 Schedule Actually Starting Late This Year?

Some fans of the show have been posting on social media that the late start to the Big Brother 19 schedule is indicative of the program struggling and that there is a hidden reason for starting at the end of June. A report by CBS was released that announced the preapproval of Big Brother 20 already, so the show isn't in any risk when it comes to cancellations. This also isn't a late start, even though the Big Brother 18 schedule began on June 22. 13 seasons have started in July, and one was shown during the winter (February).

Fresh Big Brother 19 Cast Rumors

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, a new Twitter account has been posting potential Big Brother 19 cast members for the summer. While unconfirmed, it has certainly given fans a lot to talk about on social media. Could 18 people really be entering the BB19 house this year? It's a question on the minds of the live feed subscribers and CBS viewers, especially since there have been so many rumors this spring. What fans just need to happen is for the Big Brother 19 schedule to get started and the drama to start ramping up inside the house.

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