There’s a brand new competitors coming to “Big Brother” in 2021. It will debut throughout the Sunday, July 11 episode. Here’s what we all know thus far.
The New Competition Is Called the ‘Wildcard Competition’
In a current interview with US Weekly, host Julie Chen Moonves revealed that there’s going to be a brand new competitors unveiled within the second episode of season 23.
“[W]e’re additionally introducing a brand new competitors that can unveil itself on the primary Sunday night time show. So Sunday nights are going to be thrilling for a second purpose. You’re not simply going to seek out out the 2 folks that the Head of Household has nominated for eviction, you are additionally going to have this different competitors with a complete different layer to it,” stated Chen Moonves.
In a separate interview with Parade, govt producers Rich Meehan and Allison Grodner elaborated on the competitors, revealing that it’s referred to as the “Wildcard Competition.” Here’s the way it works: every of the three groups that do not have immunity by way of having the Head of Household on their workforce will nominate one individual for the Wildcard competitors. Those three houseguests will compete and considered one of them will win immunity. But not for his or her workforce, simply particular person immunity.
However, the selection to take immunity will include a punishment which will have an effect on solely them, their complete workforce, or the complete home.
“For whoever wins, security is up for grabs,” stated Meehan. “But that security will at all times include a significant threat/reward dilemma. So I’ll win security, however how I attained that security would possibly make some individuals completely satisfied and would possibly make some individuals very upset with me.”
Grodner added that the punishment will match the crime, i.e. it will not simply be slop — “Slop could be the straightforward approach out.”
This Feeds Into the ‘Gambler’s Summer’ Theme
Chen Moonves stated that this new competitors is consistent with the premiere night time supply for the brand new Head of Household that every one feeds into the concept of this being a “gambler’s summer time.”
“[At the end of the premiere], I’m going to current that Head of Household with a proposal that she or he actually will not be going to have the ability to refuse. And this complete summer time it is no threat, no reward. And I’m going to current them with a double or nothing problem. And they will have only a minute to resolve on their very own. They cannot be influenced or huddle up and speak to their teammates about it,” stated Chen Moonves, including, “[Offers will be made] all through the season. That’s the entire theme … it is undoubtedly a gambler’s summer time.”
The Team Twist, Explained
In the US Weekly interview, Chen Moonves additionally gave extra particulars in regards to the groups, which is a twist not seen since season 18. Here’s the way it will work:
We at all times like to maneuver teams of 4 in at a time. So every group that strikes in, they will have to move immediately to the yard and compete to turn out to be the workforce captain. And after every group strikes in, you may have 4 captains, and what they will discover out then reside [is] that every captain has to kind a workforce of 4. They have to choose the opposite members of their workforce. And it must be two males, two ladies. And they’re doing this primarily based off of first impressions.
They’re going to be offered with somewhat snippet of a houseguest describing himself or herself. And then what’s actually going to warmth issues up is after the groups are fashioned, the 4 captains are going to compete for considered one of them to turn out to be Head of Household.
She additionally revealed that the Head of Household’s workforce “has security for per week.” So presumably that implies that the HOH’s workforce can’t be nominated or used as a re-nom if the Power of Veto is used. Now, you could ask why would an HOH wish to put up considered one of his or her teammates, however that would truly be an fascinating technique, so we’re curious to seek out out if the workforce is robotically exempt from being nominated or evicted or if Chen Moonves is simply assuming that the HOH would wish to maintain his or her teammates protected?
Either approach, the groups will likely be part of the sport for the primary 4 weeks, the EPs instructed Parade. Since the brand new competitors is predicated on the workforce twist, presumably it’ll go away after the primary 4 weeks as nicely.
“Big Brother” season 23 premieres Wednesday, July 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
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