Big Brother fans have reason to rejoice because the fun won't stop when Season 18 finales on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Instead, soon after the latest winner is crowned, a new digital edition of the series will kick off this fall exclusively on CBS All Access! Big Brother host Julie Chen will also be part of the digital edition. Big Brother is a long-running reality show on CBS where a group of contestants known as houseguests enter a house in Los Angeles, without being able to leave, or have contact with the outside world, and be monitored by cameras 24/7 while they compete in challenges, form alliances, and vote each other out of the house in the hopes of winning the \$500,000 grand prize. They are not allowed to leave the house or its' backyard for any reason, they cannot see or read magazines or newspapers, no radios, no computers, no phones, no iPods or MP3 players and only the HOH is given a small portable CD player to listen to CD's left in the HOH room for them. HOH stands for the Head of Household and once every week the guests in the house compete to try and win HOH and all the perks that go along with being the HOH for the week. The HOH gets their own private bedroom with a bathroom, a huge bed, a small refrigerator and stuff sent to them by family and friends like letters, pictures, CD's and food. Also every week the current HOH must select 2 houseguests to be put up on the block to be voted on to be evicted from the house that week. Big Brother: Over the Top is a New show with a New cast and a New experience! Julie Chen hosts the new Big Brother: Over the Top - now with more access, more control and more excitement, exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers.
In addition to the live stream and traditional elements of the show, such as Head of Household (HOH), veto competitions and live evictions, Big Brother: Over the Top will feature new elements designed for multi-platform audiences. They include:
· Weekly Full Episode – A rundown of the week's events, followed by the live eviction ceremony, Wednesdays at 10 PM, ET/7 PM, PT.
· Weekday Replay – A quick recap of all the crucial moments that happened throughout the day. Available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10 PM, ET/7 PM, PT.
· Safety Ceremonies – Live on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 PM, ET/ PM, PT, the HOH will reveal the houseguests who are safe for that week, culminating in the live reveal of the nominations on Sunday evenings.
· Live Diary Room Sessions – Fans will get a live look into the confessionals on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 PM, ET/7:30 PM, PT.
· Evicted Houseguest Q&A with Host Julie Chen – Every Thursday afternoon, host Julie Chen will interview that week's evicted houseguest (times will vary).
· Big Brother Winner Chosen by Fans – Fans will vote for the winner of Big Brother: Over the Top.
Big Brother: Over the Top follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 87 HD cameras and more than 100 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, houseguests will be evicted and at the end, the last remaining houseguest will receive the grand prize of \$250,000. Big Brother: Over the Top will be available to stream online at CBS.com, on mobile devices and tablets via the CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Xbox One, Chromecast, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, with more connected device platforms coming soon.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Big Brother: Over the Top - Big Brother: Over the Top - Netflix
Big Brother: Over the Top (or BBOTT for short) is a spin-off American reality television series of the show Big Brother that aired exclusively online. The season premiered on September 28, 2016 and ended after 65 days with a season finale on December 1, 2016 only on CBS All Access, an over-the-top subscription streaming service. The season was officially announced by CBS on August 3, 2016, while Big Brother 18 was still in progress. As with the televised series, the group of contestants—referred to as HouseGuests—are enclosed in the Big Brother House under constant surveillance of cameras and microphones. Each week a HouseGuest was evicted until the final three HouseGuests remain on finale night. Unlike in Big Brother, the viewers voted to crown a winner. Julie Chen hosted the season premiere and finale, and conduct weekly eviction interviews. In the season finale, the voting public awarded Morgan Willett with the $250,000 grand prize over Jason Roy and Kryssie Ridolfi. What separated this from the televised series was the fact that the live feed from the house saw significantly less blockage. For example, the live feed showed the house guests moving in and meeting one another, something that's never been shown live or unedited. Also, while more simplistic than on the televised version, viewers got to see competitions from start to finish, which are almost always never shown on the live feed.
Big Brother: Over the Top - Safety Ceremony - Netflix
The Nomination Ceremony from the broadcast edition was replaced with the new Safety Ceremony. This ceremony took place over two days with two separate ceremonies. During the ceremony, the HoH was sequestered in the HoH room while the other HouseGuests were downstairs with their “Block Pass”. When instructed by Big Brother, the HoH activated the “Block Pass” of a HouseGuest of their choosing. This made the pass illuminate green and indicate that the HouseGuest is safe from nominations. The first ceremony takes place on Saturday night with the HoH being instructed to save a predetermined number of HouseGuests. The second ceremony takes place on Sunday night with the HoH being instructed to save all but two of the remaining non-safe HouseGuest. The HouseGuests who do not have their “Block Pass” activated at the end of the second ceremony are the HoH's two nominees.
Big Brother: Over the Top - References - Netflix