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Big Brother US Show Description
Big Brother is an American television reality competition show based on the original Dutch reality show of the same name created by producer John de Mol in 1997. The series takes its name from the character in George Orwell’s 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. The American series launched on July 5, 2000 on CBS and is currently the second longest-running adaptation in the Big Brother franchise to date, after the Spanish version.
The show broadly follows the premise of other versions of the format, in which a group of contestants, known as “HouseGuests”, live together in a specially constructed house that is isolated from the outside world for a cash prize of $500,000 (or $750,000 in the 23rd season). The HouseGuests are continuously monitored during their stay in the house by live television cameras as well as personal audio microphones. Throughout the course of the competition, HouseGuests are evicted from the house, by being voted out of the competition. In its inaugural season (which followed the original Dutch format), ratings declined and critical reaction grew increasingly negative, prompting the series to be revamped for the second season, which focused on competition and gameplay.
On July 23, 2020, after production delays due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it was announced that the 22nd season would be an “All-Stars” edition (consisting of only previous houseguests), premiering on August 5, 2020. The “All-Stars” format was originally used in season 7. A twenty-fourth season of the series is set to premiere on July 6, 2022.
The show also produced two spin-offs: Big Brother: Over the Top, which aired for one season and was the first reality game show to air exclusively on a streaming platform airing in Fall 2016 on CBS’ streaming service, CBS All Access; and Celebrity Big Brother, which aired on CBS in February 2018.