Tonight, the insane asylum that we all love will be making its return for a 24th season. And we can’t wait for all of the comedy, trauma, stress, secret alliances, showmances and arguing that comes with Big Brother.
In case you don’t know, Big Brother follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 94 HD cameras and 113 microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, someone will be voted out of the house, with the last remaining Houseguest receiving the grand prize of $750,000.
The series is produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment in association with Endemol Shine North America.
The popular CBS series announced the 16 new Houseguests who will embark on the 24th season of the series when they move into the mid-century Palm Springs-inspired “BB Motel” during the live 90-minute premiere event Wednesday, July 6 (8:00-9:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Here’s a peek of the house:
This season’s cast includes an attorney, a Vegas performer, a hypnotherapist, a private chef, a chemical processing engineer, an interior designer and a personal stylist, among others. With never-before-seen challenges, these 16 Houseguests are in for the summer of their lives at “BB Fest.”
Also, a new twist will send the Houseguests scrambling, and, beginning on premiere night, the opportunity for America to vote will impact the game.
The following 16 new Houseguests will spend the summer competing for the $750,000 grand prize:
Name: Alyssa Snider
Hometown/Current City: Sarasota, Fla.
Occupation: Marketing rep
Name: Ameerah Jones (pronounced Ah-mirr-ah)
Hometown/Current City: Westminster, Md.
Occupation: Content designer
Name: Brittany Hoopes
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Current City: Austin, Texas
Name: Daniel Durston
Hometown: Ontario, Calif.
Current City: Las Vegas, Nev.
Occupation: Vegas performer
Name: Indy Santos
Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil
Current City: Los Angeles, Calif.
Occupation: Corporate flight attendant
Name: Jasmine Davis
Hometown: Terry, Miss.
Current City: Atlanta, Ga.
Name: Joe “Pooch” Pucciarelli (pronounced Pooch-ah-rel-ee)
Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.
Current City: Boca Raton, Fla.
Occupation: Assistant football coach
Name: Joseph Abdin (pronounced Ab-den)
Hometown/Current City: Lake Worth, Fla.
Name: Kyle Capener (pronounced Cape-ner)
Hometown/Current City: Bountiful, Utah
Name: Matt “Turner” Turner
Hometown: North Attleborough, Mass.
Current City: New Bedford, Mass.
Occupation: Thrift store owner
Name: Michael Bruner
Hometown: Saint Michael, Minn.
Current City: Rochester, Minn.
Name: Monte Taylor
Hometown/Current City: Bear, Del.
Occupation: Personal trainer
Name: Nicole Layog (pronounced Lay-ogg)
Hometown/Current City: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Occupation: Private chef
Name: Paloma Aguilar
Hometown/Current City: San Marcos, Calif.
Occupation: Interior designer
Name: Taylor Hale
Hometown/Current City: West Bloomfield, Mich.
Occupation: Personal stylist
Name: Terrance Higgins
Hometown/Current City: Chicago, Ill.
Occupation: Bus operator
Of course, we are pulling for Terrance! Not only is the bus operator from Chicago, but he is also the oldest of this season’s houseguests. A piece of trivia – Terrance is not the oldest houseguest to compete. That still belongs to Jerry MacDonald, the legendary retired marketing exec and former Marine from Magnolia, Texas.
Far from just a casting novelty, Jerry bested many of his younger competitors by spending 66 days in the house for a third-place finish.
CBS’ summer reality hit will again have three weekly episodes. Beginning Sunday, July 10, the series will air Sundays and Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT), featuring the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen Moonves.
The show will also be available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+, where fans will also be able to watch the exclusive 24/7 live feed throughout the season.
Immediately following Big Brother’s premiere event will be the 90-minute premiere of The Challenge: USA (9:30-11:00 PM, ET/PT).
Good luck, Terrance!