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Big Brother 15 USA Starts June 26th

Big Brother USA News
  
Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS © 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc.  
Big Brother 15 Cast and House Info Coming Soon! June 15, 2013 Big Brother media day, a day when members of the press get the chance to tour the new house and play a day of Big brother,  took place earlier this week and we are waiting anxiously to see the photos of house, hear about the cast and twists we are in store for this season.
 
   Jeff and Jordan @bbjordanlloyd are still together.

Meanwhile, on Twitter, @Gabriellaabella asked @JulieChen if she could let us in on any twists we could look forward to, and Ms Chen replied: "The twist makes it a no-floater summer!" Julie also said that Jeff Schroeder @jeffschroeder23 will be hosting live chats beginning July 11. It is my assumption that these chats require a live feed subscription, so sign up, the early bird price ends June 25th.

The Zingbot 3000 ‏@Zingbot_3000 must be fully charged and ready for the new season, he tweeted to Julie Chen: "I have finished alphabetizing your shoes for the premiere. Would you like me to vacuum the back yard now?" Zing also commented on the twist, " It's gonna be a No-Floater Summer. But will they sink or swim? ...a 'No-Floater' summer. Can we just flush them all now and get it over with?"


CBS Interactive Inc.Live Feeds Early Bird Special Starts Today! June 4, 2013  OK, The live feeds deals are up! The feed subscriptions are $23.99 until June 25, then the price goes up to $26.99 So Sign-Up Early & $ave! Not only will you save money, but our web site will earn a commission if you use one of our links. So get the word out to your friends on FaceBook, Twitter, or by text to subscribe through this site.

I have two easy links you can tweet or text, http://mortystv.com/livefeeds/ or http://m1h.us/feeds

“We’re building on Big Brother’s major strides in interactivity – including primetime reality TV’s first live Twitter vote – by bringing the show’s die-hard fans even more opportunities to impact components of the show and interact with this season’s Houseguests,” said Rob Gelick, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Platforms for CBS Interactive Entertainment, in a statement. “Fans will have the most immersive, 360-degree Big Brother experience ever, across every possible screen, including social media integrations, the Live Feeds on CBS.com, and full episodes on the CBS App.”

The Early Bird Price is $23.99 for the whole season! Multi-Device / Multi-Platform

The Live Feeds are available across multiple devices and platforms. At home or on go, the Big Brother house travels with you - anytime, anywhere. Watch the action unfold from the multi-camera setups in the house. Four separate camera feeds cover the drama along with a fifth "quad view", for an all in one eye on the activity. Focus on the story you want while staying in touch with the others and switch at any time.

There will be a a Flashback feature that will let you review any of the four views of any time during the BB15 season. They'll be bookmarking special moments from the live feed streams so you can quickly jump straight to the action. You can easily find the specific highlights of your favorite houseguests too! All Highlight Moments are available all season long.   (As in past years, CBS will delay and/or black out the webcast on occasion in order to preserve the drama for Big Brother television viewers.)
 

Promo for Big Brother 15 100 Days of Summer

 
Big Brother After Dark to Air on TV Guide Network, For Free! May 30, 2013 The premiere of Big Brother 15 is less than a month away, and some details are starting to come out.  Robin Kass has selected the houseguests, and now it's up to the CBS brass to approve the selections.  As usual, the houseguest's identities won't be made public until they've been sequestered, which doesn't happen until two weeks before the show starts. 

Today it was announced that "Big Brother: After Dark" is heading from Showtime to TV Guide Network this summer.

Reality program, a companion show to CBS's "Big Brother," features a live feed from inside the "Big Brother" house seven nights a week from midnight till 2 a.m. (West coast feed is delayed.)

"After Dark" will debut on TVGN on June 26 -- the same night that "Big Brother" bows on the Eye -- and will run for 13 weeks.

Transition from CBS-owned Showtime, where it ran for seven seasons, to TVGN, which was recently acquired by CBS, gives CBS the opportunity to sled over ratings equity from the broadcast show to TVGN, and to cross-promote the TV brands

"'Big Brother' is one of television's longest-running reality series with a loyal audience, and we are excited to bring 'Big Brother: After Dark' to TVGN where fans can watch all summer long," said Brad Schwartz, president of entertainment and media at TVGN. "When the sun goes down and the cameras are still rolling, some of the best reality TV moments come to life, and we expect this season of 'Big Brother: After Dark' to deliver more jaw-dropping action available only on TVGN."


This season is going to be an "Expanded" Edition premiering earlier than usual by two weeks and ending around the same time as always, mid-September. This Season has been slated to be 89 days long. Also, the dates are changing for the HoH, Eviction and PoV episodes. The live eviction episodes are now on Wednesday with nomination on Sunday and PoV on Tuesdays. Unfortunately that means we're going to through a big gap from Wednesday till Sunday.
Big Brother USA News

[June 25 2013] Yes it all starts tomorrow, we're all excited about the new season. In case you missed the giant size text, today is the last day to order the feeds and save 20% off the regular price.  Visit the TV Fan Forums to read what others think of the new cast.   Vote in our MVP poll on the left of this page, then vote at CBS for MVP and make a difference. 

“The Talk” Meets “Big Brother”
The hosts of CBS daytime chatfest “The Talk” (Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood) will head to the “Big Brother” house tomorrow, the same day the summer guilty pleasure returns for its 15th edition.  Julie Chen, of course, is also host of “Big Brother” and the five women will partake play an abbreviated version of the game, reveal which host was voted for eviction, and will offer a preview of this season.  “The Talk” airs at 1PM ET.

 

 


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(Click on the pictures for their full bio.)
AarynName: Aaryn Gries
Age: 22
Hometown: San Angelo, Texas.
Living: San Marcos, Texas
Occupation: College Student
  AmandaName: Amanda Zuckerman
Age: 28
Hometown: Long Island, N.Y.
Lives: Boynton Beach, Fla.
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Marital Status: Single
Favorite Activities: Snowboarding, wakeboarding, traveling, working out, crafting, decorating, planning events, attending festivals and meeting people.
  Marital Status: Single
Favorite Activities: Horseback riding, hiking, shopping and going to movies. Amanda says she will do whatever is necessary to get to the end. -Read More- Morty Video

 
AndyName: Andy Herren
Age: 26
Hometown: Aurora, Ill.
Lives: Chicago, Ill.
Occupation: Professor
  CandiceName: Candice Stewart
Age: 29
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
Living: Houston, Texas
Occupation: Pediatric Speech Therapist
Marital Status: Single
Favorite Activities: Improv, eating candy, watching TV, running, laughing with friends, playing with puppies, teaching, making lists, ranking things, teaching my family’s cockatiel to call my dad “gurl,” messing with people, eating ice-cream too fast and being adorable. Andy says, "'The pickin's are pretty slim' for a gay showmance..." -Read More-  Morty Video
  Marital Status: Single
Favorite Activities: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, shopping, cooking, watching movies & TV, and exercising. Morty Video

 
DavidName: David Girton
Age: 25
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Occupation: Lifeguard
  ElissaName: Elissa Slater
Age: 27
Hometown: Concord, N.C.
Living: Kannapolis, N.C.
Occupation: Nutritionist
And she's Rachel Riley's sister!
Marital Status: Single
Favorite Activities: Surfing and skating.  The laidback surfer who won't cut his hair for the game -Read More-  Morty Video
  Marital Status: Married Mom
Favorite Activities: I love to do Yoga. I practice every day. I also run frequently as well as play tennis. I travel a lot and I love seeing the history of other countries. I like to go to the movies and cook. Elissa won't lie about Rachel Reilly connection, wants an all-girl alliance -Read More-  Morty Video 

 
GinaMarieName: GinaMarie Zimmerman
Age: 32
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Living: Staten Island, N.Y.
Occupation: Pageant Coordinator
  HelenName: Helen Kim
Age: 37
Hometown: Falls Church, Va.
Living: Chicago, Ill.
Occupation: Political Consultant
Marital Status: Single
Favorite Activities: My favorite activities are singing, dancing, modeling, sports and hanging with my friends and family. Gina says, "I don't want to be caught with my pants down" -Read More-  Morty Video
  Marital Status: Married Mom
Favorite Activities: I love taking my kids to do anything: zoo, museums, swimming, soccer lessons, etc. Because I’m an only child and my parents are older than the parents of my friends, I always wanted to have a family so I would not feel alone. Activities without my kids include running, knitting and reading. Helen Kim has no problem being a 3rd wheel to a showmance -Read More-  Morty Video

 
HowardName: Howard Overby
Age: 29
Hometown: Hattiesburg, Miss.
Occupation: Youth Counselor
  JeremyName: Jeremy McGuire
Age: 23
Hometown: Katy, Texas
Occupation: Boat Shop Associate
Marital Status: Single
Favorite Activities: I love playing city league flag football and softball. I love to mime and do drama skits at church. I love to read and take walks in the park or just be outside. I love to fish and hunt and shoot guns at the gun range. I love love love board games, especially Monopoly. Howard Overby wants to have 2 alliances - one public, one secret -Read More- Morty Video
  Marital Status: Single
Favorite Activities: Painting, skating, boating and any sports.
"I’ve never really watched the show…dhe was the one who recommended that I sign up." Jeremy says, "Ego could be a downfall for me'"  -Read More-  Morty Video

 
JessieName: Jessie Kowalski
Age: 25
Hometown: Beaumont, Texas
Living: San Antonio, Texas
Occupation: Unemployed
  JuddName: Judd Daughtery
Age: 26
Hometown: Englewood, Tenn.
Lives: Etowah, Tenn.
Occupation: Property Appraiser
Marital Status: Single
Favorite Activities: Reading, social media, yoga, swimming, taking my dog on walks, laying by the pool, cooking and dancing. 'This is a season for girls to win' -Read More-  Morty Video
  Marital Status: Single
Favorite Activities: I love to frog gig (frog hunting) in the summer. I also love to camp, have bonfires, cookouts, go to the river, lake, etc. I love anything outside when the weather is good. Anything with friends and family is a blast. Morty Video

 
KaitlinName: Kaitlin Barnaby
Age: 23
Hometown: Vadnais Heights, Minn.
Lives: Minneapolis, Minn.
Occupation: Bartender
  McCraeName: McCrae Olson
Age: 23
Hometown: Oak Grove, Minn.
Occupation: Pizza Delivery Boy
Marital Status: Single
Marital Status: Single
Favorite Activities: Enjoying music and coffee in a shop, taking walks and just being outside on beautiful days biking, running, etc. Kaitlin Barnaby is looking to align with the guys in the house -Read More-  Morty Video
  Marital Status: Single
Favorite Activities: I love playing ice-hockey out on the ponds. I also love reading comics and playing video games. Typical boy stuff.  Morty Video

 
NickName: Nick Uhas
Age: 28
Hometown: Hilliard, N.Y.
Lives: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: Entrepreneur
   Name: Spencer Clawson
Age: 31
Hometown: Conway, Ark.
Occupation: Railroad Conductor
Marital Status: Single
Favorite Activities: Skating, running, biking, lifting, hiking, skiing, snow-boarding, traveling, anything and everything that keeps your body moving…haha, yes…everything. Here's beefcake shot of him.Is he Mike Boogie 2.0? He wants to be. -Read More-  Morty Video  Morty Video  Morty Video
 
  Marital Status: Single
Favorite Activities: Watching TV and renovating my other house.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the “Big Brother” house? Being away from my dogs and trying to play my way through the game, the stress and the mental gymnastics you have to put forward to get through this thing. Spencer Clawson aiming for the 'friend zone' with the ladies -Read More-   Morty Video

  
Twisty...
"Big Brother" has added some twists to its usual formula for this season. Each week, contestants will nominate three houseguests for eviction instead of two. This is why there's a nomination couch, instead of two chairs (see the pictures below).  How it will work exactly will be revealed during the season premiere next week.

Further, the viewers will be able to vote each on the "Big Brother MVP," or the houseguest they feel is playing the best game. The MVP's powers will also be revealed during the season premiere.

The press has already met the houseguests and are already picking favorites. Check back here tomorrow for the cast reveal and video interviews with the new houseguests.

Big Brother House Photos!

Here's the BB15 House Tour with Julie Chen by DreamersVids
Make sue you sign up for the live feeds from the links here at Morty's TV.  The feed subscriptions are $23.99 until June 25, then the price goes up to $26.99 So Sign-Up Early & $ave! Not only will you save money, but our web site will earn a commission if you use one of our links. So get the word out to your friends on FaceBook, Twitter, or by text to subscribe through this site. I have two easy links you can tweet or text, http://mortystv.com/livefeeds/ or http://m1h.us/feeds
The Couches
Arguably the most important room in the Big Brother house, the custom-made couches are a staple because that's when the houseguests evict, vote and speak to Julie Chen. Notice the fireplace on the wall; its addition added a homey feeling, says Storey: "I wanted it to feel that this was residential, that this is a house." One noticeable difference is the single couch that has taken the place of the two nomination chairs. That, Storey implies, is intentional: "There's a reason ..." (Chen confirmed as much, hinting that it deals with the twist.)

Eames Bedroom
One of the bedrooms celebrates husband-and-wife furniture designers Charles and Ray Eames, known for iconic pieces like the Eames chair. "I suspect this was [what] their architecture studio [looked like], much more masculine," Storey says.

Graphic Beds
The more colorful, playful bedroom was inspired by Mary Blair, who designed "It's a Small World" for Disney. "If you look at it through that eye, you'll see her influence. She was an amazing graphic artist," Storey says. "I always like one room that's more masculine and one room that's a lot more feminine. Hopefully the women castmembers will feel really comfortable in that room."

16 Houseguests?
CBS has been touting the new season as its biggest ever and Storey confirms Big Brother houseguests will be in the house two more weeks this go-around. Will this mean more houseguests than ever before? If so, the wall — which displays the competitors' mugs — suspiciously features 16 key slots. (Seasons nine and 14 also featured 16 houseguests.) Julie Chen: "Out of the 16 new houseguests, there will be one familiar face, but it's not what you think!"

Home Sweet Home
Big Brother, which airs three days a week on CBS throughout the summer, will still feature the 24-hour live feeds (this time on CBS.com) and if you sign-up now, you'll save 20%.  The nightly aftershow, Big Brother: After Dark, on TVGN (it previously aired on Showtime). For Storey, who had a hand in everything from the look and feel of the house to each piece of furniture, hints that the "front of house is entirely different." He adds: "It's huge. You will be surprised and blown away." That particular area will be unveiled by Julie Chen on premiere night.

A Circular Kitchen
Perhaps the most eye-popping change from past seasons is the kitchen, no longer rectangular ("I wanted none of that," Storey says); with an actual island; and in a deep red. "It was time for us to mix it up a little bit more," he explains. Because the houseguests spend a lot of their time in the kitchen, he wanted to open up the space more — and infuse the arrow theme (the countertops are arrow-shaped). "Having an island kitchen is so much conducive to the chatter that goes on in the house, the cross-talk in the conversations," Storey says.

The staircase leading up to the second level of the house is painted bright gold and colorful arrows lead the houseguests into the bathroom. Interestingly, Storey says that the majority of the bedrooms — the Have Not room will be unveiled on-air — only have double beds, which will add some necessary drama. "On move-in, everybody is going to have a bedmate pretty much," he hints. "That should create some interesting dynamics right away."' The Catch Me If You Can' Inspired Arrows The 1964 New York World's Fair is all over the two-story set, but arrows also feature prominently throughout the house. "I liked the idea of arrows and I was really captured by the opening credits of Catch Me If You Can," Storey says. "The opening credits of the movie is spectacular animation with so much motion and arrows moving people forward." Those two aspects, according to Storey, defined the house's design DNA.

Air Travel: 'Big Brother' Twist?
The room best used for scheming has a jet-setting theme to it, which plays prominently in season 15. "There's another element of the show that I can't really discuss," Storey says coyly. "It has a distinctive airline feeling to it. You will see that as the season plays out. The Frequent Flyer Lounge will make sense with all this other stuff going on."

Summer Jet-Setter
"There's another throughline in the house which is air travel and how glamorous it all was," Storey says. It all goes back to the time period of the New York's World Fair. "That was the height of PanAm and Mad Men and that period," he says. "It's the Frequent Flyer Lounge in the airport. There's a large image of an airplane, there's a cocktail bar, there's vintage airplanes. It's the Admiral's Club."

The Bathroom for the Senses
The area in the house that gets Storey the most excited is the bathroom, designed to look like a sauna. And pictures don't do it justice: "It's the best-smelling bath on television!" Here's a staggering stat: The bathroom is made out of 4,000 linear boards of true cedar. "We refer to it as the hot pot. The yard gets scorching hot during the summer and I liked that idea so the bathroom — another area they hang out in — is a clean, pretty space."

Hanging Out in '60s L.A.
The chess area right outside the HOH room is also a popular hangout spot for the houseguests, so Storey made sure to incorporate the Southern California setting along with the 1960s. "The image is an aerial view of the Los Angeles freeway in 1969," he says. "As you move upstairs, you have the tower of LAX against one wall. What else complements that better than the freeways? We all know and love them."

HOH: On Top of the City
While the main floor of the Big Brother house is stacked with color, the upstairs HOH room is not. "I wanted it to be totally void of all color," Storey says, "so every piece of furniture in there is black, white or silver." The walls are plastered with a print of a manipulated Los Angeles skyline — to ground the show in its Southern California setting — with blue LED lights peeking through. While every HOH will get personalized items and snacks, Storey says that the room will stay the same throughout the season.

The New Backyard
The entire backyard was completely redone. "We have all new grass. We painted everything. We have a eucalyptus background and the sky above it," Storey says.

Curves, Curves, Curves
From the looks of it, the outside sitting area is much smaller due to the curved shape of the new couches. Does this mean that less people can sit on it comfortably? "You know, it might be less people [who can fit on it]," Storey says. "We always find a way to make sure all 16 of our houseguests are uncomfortable."

  
Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS © 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc.  
Big Brother 15 Cast and House Info Coming Soon! June 15, 2013 Big Brother media day, a day when members of the press get the chance to tour the new house and play a day of Big brother,  took place earlier this week and we are waiting anxiously to see the photos of house, hear about the cast and twists we are in store for this season.
 
   Jeff and Jordan @bbjordanlloyd are still together.

Meanwhile, on Twitter, @Gabriellaabella asked @JulieChen if she could let us in on any twists we could look forward to, and Ms Chen replied: "The twist makes it a no-floater summer!" Julie also said that Jeff Schroeder @jeffschroeder23 will be hosting live chats beginning July 11. It is my assumption that these chats require a live feed subscription, so sign up, the early bird price ends June 25th.

The Zingbot 3000 ‏@Zingbot_3000 must be fully charged and ready for the new season, he tweeted to Julie Chen: "I have finished alphabetizing your shoes for the premiere. Would you like me to vacuum the back yard now?" Zing also commented on the twist, " It's gonna be a No-Floater Summer. But will they sink or swim? ...a 'No-Floater' summer. Can we just flush them all now and get it over with?"


CBS Interactive Inc.Live Feeds Early Bird Special Starts Today! June 4, 2013  OK, The live feeds deals are up! The feed subscriptions are $23.99 until June 25, then the price goes up to $26.99 So Sign-Up Early & $ave! Not only will you save money, but our web site will earn a commission if you use one of our links. So get the word out to your friends on FaceBook, Twitter, or by text to subscribe through this site.

I have two easy links you can tweet or text, http://mortystv.com/livefeeds/ or http://m1h.us/feeds

“We’re building on Big Brother’s major strides in interactivity – including primetime reality TV’s first live Twitter vote – by bringing the show’s die-hard fans even more opportunities to impact components of the show and interact with this season’s Houseguests,” said Rob Gelick, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Platforms for CBS Interactive Entertainment, in a statement. “Fans will have the most immersive, 360-degree Big Brother experience ever, across every possible screen, including social media integrations, the Live Feeds on CBS.com, and full episodes on the CBS App.”

The Early Bird Price is $23.99 for the whole season! Multi-Device / Multi-Platform

The Live Feeds are available across multiple devices and platforms. At home or on go, the Big Brother house travels with you - anytime, anywhere. Watch the action unfold from the multi-camera setups in the house. Four separate camera feeds cover the drama along with a fifth "quad view", for an all in one eye on the activity. Focus on the story you want while staying in touch with the others and switch at any time.

There will be a a Flashback feature that will let you review any of the four views of any time during the BB15 season. They'll be bookmarking special moments from the live feed streams so you can quickly jump straight to the action. You can easily find the specific highlights of your favorite houseguests too! All Highlight Moments are available all season long.   (As in past years, CBS will delay and/or black out the webcast on occasion in order to preserve the drama for Big Brother television viewers.)
 

Promo for Big Brother 15 100 Days of Summer

 
Big Brother After Dark to Air on TV Guide Network, For Free! May 30, 2013 The premiere of Big Brother 15 is less than a month away, and some details are starting to come out.  Robin Kass has selected the houseguests, and now it's up to the CBS brass to approve the selections.  As usual, the houseguest's identities won't be made public until they've been sequestered, which doesn't happen until two weeks before the show starts. 

Today it was announced that "Big Brother: After Dark" is heading from Showtime to TV Guide Network this summer.

Reality program, a companion show to CBS's "Big Brother," features a live feed from inside the "Big Brother" house seven nights a week from midnight till 2 a.m. (West coast feed is delayed.)

"After Dark" will debut on TVGN on June 26 -- the same night that "Big Brother" bows on the Eye -- and will run for 13 weeks.

Transition from CBS-owned Showtime, where it ran for seven seasons, to TVGN, which was recently acquired by CBS, gives CBS the opportunity to sled over ratings equity from the broadcast show to TVGN, and to cross-promote the TV brands

"'Big Brother' is one of television's longest-running reality series with a loyal audience, and we are excited to bring 'Big Brother: After Dark' to TVGN where fans can watch all summer long," said Brad Schwartz, president of entertainment and media at TVGN. "When the sun goes down and the cameras are still rolling, some of the best reality TV moments come to life, and we expect this season of 'Big Brother: After Dark' to deliver more jaw-dropping action available only on TVGN."


This season is going to be an "Expanded" Edition premiering earlier than usual by two weeks and ending around the same time as always, mid-September. This Season has been slated to be 89 days long. Also, the dates are changing for the HoH, Eviction and PoV episodes. The live eviction episodes are now on Wednesday with nomination on Sunday and PoV on Tuesdays. Unfortunately that means we're going to through a big gap from Wednesday till Sunday.
The views expressed here are those of our contributors and may not accurately reflect the true character of the Big Brother participants.


 

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