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This article is about the English Version in the United States. For the Spanish Version, see Gran Hermano USA.

Big Brother U.S. (franchise)
BB18 logo
Country United States
Language(s) English
Executive
Producer(s)
Allison Grodner
Rich Meehan
Television Network(s) CBS
CBS All-Access
Host Julie Chen (2000 - Present)
Ian O'Malley (2000)
Series Run July 5, 2000 - Present

Big Brother is a popular international reality show franchise with an American version owned by CBS.

How it WorksEdit

Big Brother is a reality television show in which a group of people live together in a large house, isolated from the outside world but continuously watched by television cameras. Each series lasts for around three months, and there are 10-17 participants. The housemates try to win a cash prize by avoiding periodic evictions from the house.

American seriesEdit

While most versions of Big Brother feature evictions that are voted on by polling television audiences over the phone or internet, the American version shifted before Big Brother 2 to play off the popularity of Survivor and changed the format to have the other house guests evict players.

HistoryEdit

The idea for the show is said to come during a brainstorm session at the production house of John de Mol Produkties (an independent part of Endemol) on 4 September 1997. The first Big Brother broadcast was in the Netherlands in 1999 on the Veronica TV channel. It was picked up by Germany, Portugal, USA, UK, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland and Italy the following year and became a world-wide sensation. Since then it has been a prime-time hit in almost 70 countries. The show's name comes from George Orwell's 1948 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

EditionsEdit

Big Brother (US) Broadcast Seasons
Season Premiere Date Finale Date Days HouseGuests Winner Runner(s)-Up Final Vote
Big Brother 1 July 5, 2000 September 29, 2000 88 10 Eddie McGee Josh Souza 59–27–14%
Curtis Kin
Big Brother 2 July 5, 2001 September 20, 2001 82 12 Will Kirby Nicole Nilson Schaffrich 5-2 (6-3)
Big Brother 3 July 10, 2002 September 25, 2002 82 12 Lisa Donahue Danielle Reyes 9-1
Big Brother 4 July 8, 2003 September 24, 2003 82 13 Jun Song Alison Irwin 6-1
Big Brother 5 July 6, 2004 September 21, 2004 82 14 Drew Daniel Michael Ellis 4-3
Big Brother 6 July 7, 2005 September 20, 2005 80 14 Maggie Ausburn Ivette Corredero 4-3
Big Brother All-Stars July 6, 2006 September 12, 2006 72 14 Mike "Boogie" Malin Erika Landin 6-1
Big Brother 8 July 5, 2007 September 18, 2007 81 14 Dick Donato Daniele Donato 5-2
Big Brother 9 February 12, 2008 April 27, 2008 81 16 Adam Jasinski Ryan Quicksall 6-1
Big Brother 10 July 13, 2008 September 16, 2008 71 13 Dan Gheesling Memphis Garrett 7-0
Big Brother 11 July 9, 2009 September 15, 2009 73 13 Jordan Lloyd Natalie Martinez 5-2
Big Brother 12 July 8, 2010 September 15, 2010 75 13 Hayden Moss Lane Elenburg 4-3
Big Brother 13 July 4, 2011 September 14, 2011 75 14 Rachel Reilly Porsche Briggs 4-3
Big Brother 14 July 12, 2012 September 19, 2012 75 16 Ian Terry Dan Gheesling 6-1
Big Brother 15 June 26, 2013 September 18, 2013 90 16 Andy Herren GinaMarie Zimmerman 7-2
Big Brother 16 June 25, 2014 September 24, 2014 97 16 Derrick Levasseur Cody Calafiore 7-2
Big Brother 17 June 24, 2015 September 23, 2015 98 17 Steve Moses Liz Nolan 6-3
Big Brother 18 June 22, 2016 September 21, 2016 99 16 Nicole Franzel Paul Abrahamian 5-4
Big Brother 19 June 28, 2017 To Be Determined
Big Brother 20 To Be Announced


Big Brother (US) Digital Seasons
Season Premiere Date Finale Date Days HouseGuests Winner Runner(s)-Up
Big Brother: Over The Top September 28, 2016 December 1, 2016 65 13 Morgan Willett Jason Roy
Kryssie Ridolfi

TriviaEdit

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