Big Brother is a reality television show that films a group of people together in one house for two to three months where they face competitions and eliminations and battle for a $500,000 prize. The American show premiered in 2000 and is based on the John de Mol Dutch version, a show that now has multiple Big Brother versions playing out around the world. The show is known for having controversial casts and dramatic gameplay and it airs several times a week during the summer on CBS where viewers watch competitions such as the Head of Household and Power of Veto challenges. Former winners include players like Dan Gheesling, Rachel Reilly, Derrick Levasseur, Jordan Lloyd, and Steve Moses.