Thursday, July 05, 2007

Big Brother 8 Premieres Tonight

Yes, it's time for the guiltiest of all guilty pleasures to return -- Big Brother!

For years I resisted jumping on the Big Brother bandwagon -- I thought, perhaps, by holding out that I was maintaining some "purity" in my reality television watching. So much for that! Three seasons ago, with not much else on the summer schedule to excite me, I decided to tune in, and I've never looked back. It's so bad, but OH-SO good!

There are, of course, a couple of changes for this eighth season of the show. The producers, apparently, have chosen a contestant designated as "American's Player," whose most important decisions in the house will be made by the viewers. Executive producer Allison Grodner told the New York Daily News, "Your wish is his or her command. It's like being in the 'Big Brother' house from the comfort of your living room."

In addition, Grodner says, "Some of them [the cast] will find out that in the house there is either a rival/enemy or someone they have unfinished business with," she said. "In short, the last person they'd ever want to see walk through that door. And that will play out throughout the summer. How do they deal with that? Do they keep their friends close and enemies closer? Or will it be too much for them to handle?"

One other change for this season -- pay channel ShowToo will be broadcasting the "after-hours" salaciousness that occurs, from 12-3AM each evening. Expect nudity and bad language galore!

Should be an interesting season!

Click here for a list of this year's contestants.

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