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Big Brother (II) (2000– )

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Contestants must compete against each other for a chance to win $500,000 in a house wired with cameras and microphones, capturing their every move for a TV and Internet audience.

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Series cast summary:
 Herself - Host (242 episodes, 2000-2014)
 Announcer / ... (125 episodes, 2000-2004)


Based on the Dutch series, thirteen strangers who are living in a studio-like house that's filled with cameras and microphones, compete in a series of physical and mental stunts, and some challenging trivia at a chance at $500,000 in this reality soap opera-like summer program. Thirteen of those house guests live in 13 different states. America will watch every single move they compete to be the last one standing, after having twelve house guests evicted. These strangers are the contestants who think they have absolutely nothing in common, and a few are in a shock for their lives. The house guests begin to introduce other people at the Big Brother house. It's the first time they will get to know each other and they're not allowed to say not one word with them until they are in the Big Brother house. The thirteen will be living in the same house for the following two months. They may either find their best friend or worst enemy in that group; and in the end, it's one men for themselves... Written by Gary Richard Collins II (gcollinsii@aol.com)

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Release Date:

5 July 2000 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The final HOH competition is always a physical endurance competition in the first part, a combination of physical and mental tasks in the second and a series of jury questions for the last part. See more »


[season 7, week 6, talking strategy in the diary room]
Will Kirby: ChillTown is the Beatles of this show. I'm the Paul McCartney and Mike Boogie is the John Lennon. Unfortunately Erika is still the Yoko Ono, she's been in this band entirely too long and she is gonna ruin our career if we're not careful about it.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of every eviction episode, Julie Chen ends the episode by saying 'lets eavesdrop on the house guests' and while the credits are rolling there is a live feed on the house guests. See more »


Referenced in The Boondocks: The Real (2006) See more »


Big Brother theme
by David Vanacore and Ken Berry
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User Reviews

Dire...just embarrassing
28 June 2015 | by (Wales) – See all my reviews

Well compared to the Uk, and even the Australian version of Big Bro, this is downright awful. First off, the host is unbelievably awful. Is she a robot? She has 0 personality and brings no fun to the show. Seriously, anyone or anything cpuld present better. Surely the USA can find a better host. Its not hard! The format is awful as well. Its set in a studio with tame crowds. It all seems to clean and boring. The UK show has crowds booing and cheering constantly. Much more of a vibe there. Housemates (in which is called houseguests in this show, which im not a fan of) go in ad a group so you cant hear the boos and or cheers for each and every housemate. This show is a much more bpring version of other versions around the world, making it unwatchable.

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