It's that time of year that all of us Big Brother fanatics know and love! Tonight is the premiere of Big Brother 12!
I hope you stocked up on frozen pizzas for the family, finished spring cleaning, and bought the pets some extra food. Did you already warn your family and friends about not bothering you during the show? Do you have all of your favorite BB12 sites bookmarked and ready to go? Psst, I hope you've bookmarked Big Brother Gossip by the way.
Big Brother begins tonight on CBS at 8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM ET and then, after the show finishes airing on the west coast, the live feeds will start. If the first night of live feeds are like most previous seasons, they'll have booze and be acting a little crazy because they'll be aware that we are actually watching them.
Speaking of watching them, how we watch them will be very different this season. Instead of watching them using RealPlayer, we will be watching them from within a web browser. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari - pick your poison. I prefer Chrome myself (and if you use Chrome, you can pin the live feeds to the top of the screen in their own tab using this handy extension called DeskPins).
The website you'll be using to watch the live feeds themselves are: http://superpass.real.com/big-brother/live-feeds. So be sure to bookmark it! And yes, you'll still need to sign up through Real Networks to watch the feeds. Real Networks began broadcasting this season's FOTH (if you don't know what that is then Google it) last night and even broadcast a video chat with Chelsea and Missy. It was obvious they were still working on getting things straightened out then but they were working on things late into the night and I hope the kinks get taken care of before tonight.
I will be creating a Fafarazzi group so that all of us can compete against each other again this season. If you're new to Fafarazzi, you'll need to set up an account over there (it's free) and then pick your team here. For those of you interested in chatting during the show tonight, you can do so either in the built-in chat room here (at the bottom right of the page in the bar) or at the old Silly Hamsters chat room located right here. (I'll be in the old chat room tonight.)
Now that you're all set up all that's left to do is wait. Study up on who's who over at the CBS Big Brother site so that you're familiar with the fresh faces tonight. And why not take a dip in the pool here by posting a comment telling us how excited (or not?) you are about the new season and new hamsters? Tell everybody what you're looking forward to and share your thoughts with your fellow campers.