Saturday, June 27, 2015

Big Brother 17: Notes of Interest

JUNE 2015

The Live Feeds were offered as part of a CBS package called CBS All Access that includes all episodes of Big Brother Seasons 1 - 16.

The Live Feeds will not be available to watch outside of the United States, for the first time.

The first interview of the Houseguests were shown exclusively to Live Feed subscribers.

Only fourteen Houseguests were revealed during the cast introduction and interviews.

Eight Houseguests entered the Big Brother House on night one of the two night premiere. One of them had to sit out of the HoH competition. Da'Vonne volunteered.

Season 17 will be 98 days, the longest to date.

Big Brother 17: Twists, Prizes, and Punishments


The Twin Twist: A secret twist that only the viewers are aware of. A set of twins will be playing the game as one. Liz and Julia are the twins and if they are successful in surviving the first five evictions, they will both begin playing the game individually, in week 6.

BB Takeover: Each week a new twist will be introduced into the game. Week One introduced the Fast Forward. Phil, the host of The Amazing Race, granted Da'Vonne and Vanessa with the Fast Forward prize for sitting out of the HoH competition. The Fast Forward allowed them to automatically advance to week two. Each of them were allowed to select one other houseguest to receive the Fast Forward. Da'Vonne selected Liz and Vanessa selected Austin.


Big Brother 17: Week by Week

Big Brother UFoh No HoH Competition . Photo courtesy of CBS Big Brother

Number of times HoH:
Austin: 2
Becky: 2
Jackie: 1
James: 2
Jason: 1
Liz: 3
Shelli: 2
Steve: 3
Vanessa: 4

Friday, June 26, 2015

Big Brother 17: Daily Recaps

For years, I've offered a daily recap of what's happened inside the Big Brother house. And for those special occasions, when something explosive or unique happens, an update dedicated just to that event.
Unfortunately, my recaps and updates will be limited this year.
Most days, I'm unable to get out of bed due to fatigue and weakness. Some days, I'm too weak to even hold my iPad - just the thought of it is exhausting. I live in a small town in Tennessee and the local doctors have been unable to confirm a diagnosis. They think it's this; they think it's that. They try this; they try that. I love my life too much to continue waiting for them to figure it out, so I'm heading to the big city next week. I have an appointment with an incredible doctor whose credentials include serving a former President. I have hope he can figure this out and I can get back to living my life (and sharing my love of Big Brother with you). 
Judd and I have put our weekly web show on hold as well. He has known about my illness for months and has been a great "little brother", always checking on me with patience, love and understanding. (Now you know why we didn't do the web show for Canada). I have my fingers crossed we can do at least a few shows this season. He will be doing some live Periscope chats. Watch  him talk about the season and the houseguests on Periscope and Twitter (@JuddNation). 
In the meantime, you can follow my Twitter or Facebook account to see my updates in 140 characters or less. That's about all I've got in me to give right now.
Thanks so much for your understanding and years of friendship. I promise you, I WILL be back!
xo, Dani