In May 2020, CBS acknowledged they had been hopeful they’d have one other season of Big Brother air by the tip of the summer season. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic shutting manufacturing down all throughout the nation, many followers thought it will by no means occur.
Two months later, the community launched a promotional video confirming the closely rumored all-star season and introduced the date for the two-hour premiere the place viewers can watch the houseguests transfer in dwell. Host Julie Chen Moonves hinted at doable twists within the upcoming season in an Instagram post.
Julie Chen Moonves as host of ‘Big Brother’
While serving because the anchor for CBS Morning News, then 29-year-old Julie Chen Moonves grew to become the host of Big Brother in 2000. Although she’s now a staple of the present, many viewers initially criticized her efficiency throughout the first season as a result of they felt she was too scripted and had no persona. Therefore, they started calling her “Chenbot.”
Moonves has acknowledged the nickname doesn’t hassle her as she believes her stoic efficiency comes from her time as an anchor and often embraces it.
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During Season 20, a number of girls got here ahead to accuse her husband, then CEO of CBS Les Moonves, of sexual assault. After the allegations, the host signed a one-year deal to return again for Season 22.
It’s unknown if she’ll proceed on the present afterward.
‘Big Brother 22’ confirmed as an All-Stars season
On July 22, the potential veteran houseguests arrived in Los Angeles for COVID-19 testing and commenced their two-week quarantine interval. The following day, CBS launched a promotional video confirming the closely rumored all-star season and revealed it will have a two-hour premiere on Aug. 5 with a dwell move-in.
BB22 will function all returning gamers, and a few winners, for the primary time since 2006 when Mike “Boogie” Malin gained the unique All-Stars season. Because the nation continues to be in the course of a pandemic, CBS has promised it’ll observe protocols to make sure everybody’s security.
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For instance, the houseguests are being examined earlier than they transfer in and can proceed receiving exams weekly. Additionally, the crew won’t have any contact with the houseguests, put on private protecting tools on set, and bear each day screening for COVID-19 associated signs.
Julie Chen Moonves hints at doable twist in ‘Big Brother 22’
The host additionally confirmed the star-studded season in an Instagram post and story. She uploaded the phrase “all-stars make the game” phrase by phrase to her feed with no accompanying caption, which initially confused her followers.
However, they became a recreation and commenced attempting to guess the remainder of the sentence earlier than she accomplished it. The host additionally uploaded a collage of the phrase and the brand new brand to her Twitter.
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Some followers thought she implied the houseguests returning are “game changers” who influenced the sport’s present course. Moonves is also hinting that a number of outdated twists will come again into the fold for the all-stars season, such because the coach twist (BB14), cliques (BB11), or the retired Pandora’s Box.
Big Brother 22 returns on Aug. 5 at 9 p.m. EST on CBS.