Celebrity Big Brother
is less than four weeks away from premiering on Wednesday, February 7
at 8/7c on CBS, but we still don't know much. While CBS has released the
jam-packed schedule, with 13 episodes airing over just 19 days, the
cast is still a mystery.
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There's no official word on when we'll learn which "celebrities" will be stuck in the house, competing for HoH and PoV, we can make some educated casts. For both Big Brother 19
and Big Brother: Over the Top
, the casts were announced nine days prior to start of the seasons. For Big Brother 18
, the cast was revealed eight days before the premiere.
If the same pattern holds, fans can expect CBS to announce the cast on Monday, January 29, or perhaps the day after. The show waits to reveal the cast until they are all sequestered so they don't know who they will be competing against.See the Full Schedule for Celebrity Big Brother>>>
For normal seasons of the show, the cast moves into the house about a week before the show starts airing on CBS. This gives the HGs a chance to get used to the house before the 24/7 live feeds turn on, and also lets them play a few competitions so the producers have something to edit together. That may be more important than ever this season because the show has a one-hour premiere on Wednesday, February 7, another one-hour episode the next day and then a two-hour episode scheduled for Friday, February 9.
The Celebrity Big Brother
format in the U.K. is different as they offer a live launch, with the HGs being revealed, interviewed and entering the house live. But that format seems unlikely for the U.S. version.Celebrity Big Brother Rumors: Will a Former HG Return?>>>
If the celebrity HGs are sequestered a week early, the one interesting thing is that they will all miss the Super Bowl. It's airing on Sunday, February 4, just three days days before Celebrity Big Brother
premieres, so the HGs will be stuck in the house, cut off from the outside world. Will Julie Chen tell them who won, like she did with the 2016 presidential elections for BBOTT
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