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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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Julie Chen ...  Herself - Host / ... 363 episodes, 2000-2018
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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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English

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5 July 2000 (USA) See more »

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Big Brother 2 See more »

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Season 16 introduced the Battle of the Block. It ended after season 17 See more »

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[week 5, in the diary room, after the PoV competition]
Will Kirby: Hey Boogie, did you win PoV today?
Mike Malin: Nah. I won a trip to Aruba for two and a plasma television. Did you win PoV?
Will Kirby: No... I won uh, five thousand bucks.
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Give us a Big Brother II!!!!!
29 August 2000 | by Zebra-5See all my reviews

Oh, come on! Survivor has NOTHING on Big Brother! Whereas the competitions on Survivor were tense and contrived, Big Brother gives viewers an excited, often light-hearted atmosphere of laid-back FUN.

Ever since they got rid of Will, Jordan, and Karen, Big Brother is finally shaping up to be an intriguing show...no longer are certain houseguests trying to purposely cause conflict, but "Big Brother" behind the cameras is now trying to cause the conflict by interrogating the houseguests, attempting to pit them against each other, and teasing them with indulgent incentives.

LOVE the group dynamics...Cassandra trying to keep everyone in line, Jamie getting all starstruck, Eddie rolling his eyes at everything that happens, Brittany hugging/squeezing everyone who crosses her path, George making a fool out of himself...it's HILARIOUS! I thought the "Karen Springer Show", the pie-eating contest, the dance marathon, and the "beauty pageant" were incredibly funny.

And I think host Julie Chen is really likable and does a great job with it. I want CBS to bring back Big Brother with a new group of houseguests.

So there!


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