'Big Brother' reveals new twist dubbed "Summer of Temptation," plus Season 19 house decor
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/22/2017
Big Brother has revealed its big twist for Season 19, which premieres in less than one week.
CBS has announced the upcoming edition of Big Brother will be a "Summer of Temptation," during which the houseguests will receive tempting offers of money, power and safety in the game. But for every temptation taken, there will be a consequence to face.
During the two-night premiere event on Wednesday, June 28 from 8-10PM ET/PT and Thursday, June 29 from 9-10PM ET/PT, the houseguests will learn of the new twist and immediately encounter tempting offers of rewards or immunity that could change the course of the game on the very first day.
Another twist, the "Den of Temptation," will be unveiled in the first Sunday episode on July 2 from 8-9PM ET/PT.
America will vote for the houseguest they'd like to see enter the "Den of Temptation," where the cast member will be enticed by a potentially game-changing offer. This Big Brother season will be a game of weighing risk vs. reward.
"Temptation has always been a part of Big Brother but this summer we are testing the houseguests like never before," Big Brother's executive producer Rich Meehan said in a statement.
"There are so many different paths the game could take this season depending on what the houseguests choose to do. With so many unknowns, we are excited to see how it all plays out."
Big Brother's Season 19 house will reflect the temptation twist, according to CBS, with words such as "Money" and "Revenge" hanging on the wall.
A massive 13-foot-tall abstract apple tree with LED lighting creating translucent "leaves" and over-sized apples will be featured in the house to represent the classic symbol of temptation in the Bible regarding Adam, Eve and the forbidden fruit.
The temptation theme will also carry through different rooms in the house.
One bedroom will be designed like an executive's office to represent power, with over $6,500 framed as well as $100 and $50 bills hung all over the green walls. A chandelier will be made of desk lamps and the linens are inspired by men's pocket squares. Typical office furniture will also be transformed into custom-built beds.
The kitchen, accented with architectural drawings and Greek details, will lead into the lounge, where a "wave" of crushed blue velvet with silver nail heads dominate the room. Adorning the wall will be 396 massive green apples.
The bathroom will represent vanity, as the Houseguests can look at themselves in 18 Venetian glass mirrors. Upstairs, the Head of Household suite represents greed, with gold walls, floors, bricks and side tables. Real safety deposit boxes make up one wall of the room that is divided by an aquarium stocked with tropical fish.
The Head of Household's bathroom also features a six-foot tall art deco chandelier.
Following the premiere of Big Brother, the show will air on Sunday nights from 8-9PM ET/PT beginning on July 2; Wednesday nights from 8-9PM ET/PT beginning on July 5; and Thursday nights from 9-10PM ET/PT) beginning on July 6. Each Thursday night broadcast will be a live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen.
To learn the identities of the 16 houseguests who will be competing on the next season of Big Brother, click here.