Don't freak out: The #BB15 live feeds may go "dark" (trivia) for about 33 hours beginning 12 noon Eastern / 9:00a Pacific on Tuesday.
Chat rooms will be full of the typical "I'm paying for this! How do I cancel! CBS sucks! #BB15 is the worst season ever!" Indy Mike will be tweeting (@BBGossip) answers to the same questions over and over again until he gets sick of it. But as BigBrotherGossip.com readers, you'll know exactly what's going on:
Starting Tuesday morning/afternoon, house guests will be doing an early eviction (going from five remaining house guests to four) and then doing the next Head of Household competition and nomination ceremony. This will air on Wednesday night's CBS broadcast.
And then, around 9:00p Eastern / 6:00p Pacific on Wednesday evening, the feeds will go live again.
Full details about the possible order of events for viewers and house guests are in our Guide to the Last 12 Days.
CBS will try to keep the events of Tuesday/Wednesday secret until the Wednesday show airs ... but I'm told that audience members usually leak who is evicted (which will be GinaMarie or possibly Judd, even though Spencer apparently thinks nobody can beat Andy if he makes final two?) and who wins the next HOH comp. If we catch wind of the rumors and deem the info to be reliable, watch this space for a post and/or an update to the Ticker graphic at right.
McCrae will save himself again later today in the POV ceremony. Spencer has been saying he thinks nobody can beat Andy, yet apparently he's considering putting up Judd as replacement nominee anyway? Makes no sense to me, but it wouldn't be the first time that an understanding of game strategy has evaded this newbie. Who do you think will go? Who will the next HOH put on the block? Post a comment below or tweet @uselesstraffic.
Big Brother informed the house guests today (Monday) about the early eviction. They were given the digital camera ... and I hear that Spencer is writing his HOH blog entry. Both of these things usually happen on Tuesday, not Monday. Also, current nominees GinaMarie and Judd have their suitcases. The eviction might happen by Tuesday evening, even though we won't see it on CBS until Wednesday's show -- which means one of Judd or GM might, at this writing, have only about 24 hours left in the house, give or take a few hours.
The exact start time of the live feeds blackout might change from our prediction of 12 noon Eastern (9:00a Pacific). That's when it happened at this time last year, though.