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06.23.2016

THE FIRST SURPRISE TWISTS OF THE SUMMER REVEALED LAST NIGHT ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF “BIG BROTHER”!

Fan Favorites Frank Eudy, Nicole Franzel, James Huling and Da’vonne Rogers Surprise the Houseguests and Return as This Season’s First Twist

Houseguests Will Play in Teams of Four, and for the First Time Ever, They Will All Have a Hand in Picking Their Teams

Tonight, the “Big Brother” Three-Hour Premiere Event Continues with a Surprising Eviction and the Reveal of the First Head of Household

      

On last night’s premiere of BIG BROTHER, host Julie Chen revealed the first three twists of the season to the Houseguests. In the first twist, four fan favorites – Frank Eudy (BB14), Nicole Franzel (BB16), James Huling (BB17) and Da’Vonne Rogers (BB17) – surprised the Houseguests and returned to play the game this summer. In the second twist, all 16 Houseguests discovered that they would play this summer’s game in teams of four, and for the first time ever, each would have a hand in picking their Teams.

The following are the Big Brother Teams: 

Category 4

The Freakazoids

Team Unicorn

Big Sister

Frank Eudy

Nicole Franzel

James Huling

Da’Vonne Rogers

Bridgette Dunning

Glenn Garcia

Victor Arroyo

Paul Abrahamian

Michelle Meyer

Corey Brooks

Bronte D’Acquisto

Zakiyah Everette

Paulie Calafiore

Tiffany Rousso

Natalie Negrotti

Jozea Flores

In the third twist of the evening, Houseguests discovered that one of them would be evicted much sooner than expected, following the first series of competitions that spanned the two-night premiere event. In last night’s premiere, the Houseguests began competing in “Ride the Rocket,” with Team Unicorn winning the first stage, making them safe for the first two evictions. 

Next, the remaining three teams began the first and second phase of the competition, “Hit the Road.” Teams Big Sister and Category 4 each won, guaranteeing their safety from the first eviction. Tonight, the four members of the Freakazoids will compete against each other in the third and final stage, and the losing Houseguest will be immediately evicted. Also, the remaining three team members of the Freakazoids will decide who from their Team will become this summer’s first Head of Household.

A new weekly competition will be unveiled Sunday, June 26 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), in its regular time period. Then, BIG BROTHER will air Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), beginning June 29; and Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) beginning June 30, featuring the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen.

BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 87 HD cameras – seven more than last year – and more than 100 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week someone will be voted out of the house, with the last remaining Houseguest receiving the grand prize of $500,000. BIG BROTHER is produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol Shine North America.

CHEAT TWEET: #BigBrother reveals 1st 3 twists of the summer! #BB18 Premiere event continues tonight! Who will be evicted? 9/8c #CBS http://bit.ly/28PAhYg

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