I'm so excited that the time is finally here - Big Brother 13 starts tonight!
The first episode of this Big Brother season airs tonight on CBS at 9:00 PM ET/8:00 PM CT. The live feeds are scheduled to go live at 1:00 AM ET/Midnight CT. Big Brother After Dark on Showtime 2 is scheduled to start at the same time the live feeds are tonight and will run for three hours as in previous seasons.
Hopefully, you already signed up for your live feeds to take advantage of the discount (and if you didn't then shame on you!). Now that your live feeds are already taken care of the next thing I highly recommend you do is to install the Big Brother Lite viewer by going to www.bigbrotherlite.com and downloading it. The Big Brother Lite viewer is free, allows you to view multiple feeds at one time, lets you access Flashback, and is pinnable to the top of your other windows so that you can goof around on the internet while keeping an eye on what's going on the house. There are many more features to the viewer so click on that link above and read all about it.
At this point your DVR should be set, your computer at the ready, and your family and friends forewarned about the upcoming season and how your attention might not be solely on them. You should also have memorized the new houseguest's names so that you can remember tonight which jackass might have made a jackass move.
Finally, have you listed to the first episode of our Big Brother Gossip show yet? If you haven't or you're not aware of what I'm talking about, some of us here are recording a show on Saturday nights (more often if the need arises) to be put up here on the site for you to listen to. You can click on the little widget over there on the upper right part of the page to check it out and let us know what you think.
So are you ready for tonight? Are you ready for this season? Are you excited? Let us know in the comments!
I have a question for you. If the live feeds for Big Brother here in the U.S.A. were no longer available, would you still watch the shows?
The reason I ask that is because of what will be happening to The UK's Big Brother this season. Channel 5, which has taken over the handling of Big Brother from Channel 4, will no longer be offering live feeds for our fellow BB diehards across the pond.
Channel 5 has decided to forego live streaming of their Big Brother content for video highlights. There will be a Facebook app that will provide "real-time news, extra video content and the ability to vote out housemates online." (Don't get your feathers ruffled my fellow BB USA watchers, BB UK fans have always had the ability to vote out their hamsters.) I don't know if their fans will also be able to vote out their houseguests the old fashioned way or view highlights and news also on the channel's website but I think all of this really sucks for them.
Despite what Mark Zuckerberg and the media want you to believe, not everybody is on Facebook - myself included - but that's beside the point. So they would have to pay for their vote to eliminate a houseguest with Facebook Credits (their own currency which you have to pay real money for). So they have the ability to watch exclusive video. So the social aspect of Facebook combined with The UK's Big Brother Facebook page will take away traffic from their Big Brother sites created by their fans. I could go on and on but I won't because what really sucks is they won't get to watch live feeds anymore.
As the article in that link above mentions, their live feeds were cut in 2009 but brought back for what was believed to have been their last season last year. With the switch to Channel 5 this year, their fans were hoping the live feeds would stay with them. They are quite disappointed now.
What if that were to happen here? What if CBS and Allison Grodner told Real Networks (or any other company that had the ability to provide the live feeds) that their services were no longer needed? What if CBS told us that we'll just have to make do with the clips they put on their website and that they would create a Facebook page for us to follow the goings on in the house?
Would you continue to be a Big Brother fan? Would you continue to watch the shows aired three times a week? Would you believe even less the 'storyline' that was fed to us on the show? Or would you just stop watching altogether?
I'm curious to read about what you think and what you would do if this were to happen here. Let your thoughts rip in the comments below!
OK, so the pics of the new BB13 HOH room aren't scandalous. They're interesting though.
There has been a little talk about how the pictures of the HOH room differ and what it all means. "What does it meannnnn????"
The first picture below shows the HOH room as it was released on the first day the rest of the pictures of the Big Brother house were released. The picture below it was released the next day with the next batch of pictures.
So I'm going to just throw it out there to you and let you debate and surmise in the comments. Do you know what it means?
OK, so here's a short video that was shown on Entertainment Tonight this evening. Note the HOH room in the video. Also note that the fortune teller really does talk! LOL