'Big Brother' to feature two new twists for fifteenth season
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/19/2013
Big Brother will introduce two new twists in its fifteenth season, which is set to premiere Wednesday, June 26 at 9PM ET/PT.
The two new twists will impact the houseguests' strategic game, as three houseguests will be nominated each week for eviction instead of two people and viewers will be able to cast their votes for the houseguest they believe is playing the best game each week.
The houseguest to receive the most home viewer votes will be declared a particular week's "Big Brother MVP." America can begin casting their votes on Thursday, June 20 before the houseguests even enter the game. The voting will commence after the identities of the fifteenth-season houseguests have been publicly disclosed.
"The'Big Brother MVP' will force the houseguests to rethink their strategies. With America rewarding good game play, it doesn't pay to be a floater this summer,"Big Brother executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan said in a joint statement.
The process in which the three houseguests will be nominated each week and the powers the MVP will have over the house will both be revealed during the season's debut episode.
In addition, the Big Brother household has been redesigned with a stylish mid-century look.
Big Brother's fifteenth-season episodes are going to air in a slightly different schedule from seasons past. The show will air Sundays at 8PM ET/PT beginning on June 30, Tuesdays at 9PM ET/PT starting on July 2 and Wednesdays at 8PM ET/PT -- which will serve as the weekly live eviction show -- beginning on July 3.
Last summer, CBS aired Big Brother's broadcasts on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with Thursday night featuring the live evictions.