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Big Brother Exclusive: Take a Look at the New Have-Not Room

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This year's Big Brother contestants are in for an uncomfortable surprise when they see that their Have-Not room is modeled after one of the worst places to try to get a good night's sleep: an airplane.

Big Brother: Meet the new houseguests!

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Willie Hantz Kicked Out of Big Brother

Willie Hantz

Being the brother of infamous Survivor villain Russell Hantz didn't cost Big Brother's Willie the game after all. Instead, his temper did him in.

On Sunday's episode, Willie, who saw the entire house turn against him after his fight with Frank last week, was shown charging at fellow houseguest Joe in the bathroom. After yelling, "Hit me," to Joe, Willie then aggressively chest-bumped into Joe. Willie was soon called to the diary room and never came back.

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Big Brother 14 Cast Revealed — But There's a Twist!

Willie Hantz

Every summer, Big Brother host Julie Chen warns viewers to expect the unexpected, but this year the game will really be turned upside down as 12 brand-new houseguests move in with four returning all-stars who aren't necessarily after the $500,000 grand prize.

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Meet the Big Brother 13 Houseguests

Big Brother 13

Allison Grodner is one tough interview. The big cheese at CBS's Big Brother franchise is maddeningly fond of peppering her answers with evasive wisecracks and un-informational silences, along with the occasional, oh-so-expected catchphrase "Expect the unexpected." But as Thursday's premiere of Big Brother 13 approaches, there's no hiding the exec producer's enthusiasm for this year's houseguests.

"I think this is our most interesting and diverse mix of people yet. We have some very big ...
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Big Brother 12: How's the New Saboteur Going to Work?

Big Brother 12

When the Big Brother 12 houseguests unknowingly evicted the Saboteur in Week 1, CBS' big twist of the summer seemed dead in the water. But as Julie Chen informed viewers Thursday night, the in-house shenanigans may not be over.

So just how will the re-introduction of the Saboteur work? During a behind-the-scenes tour of the Big Brother house Saturday, executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan gave reporters the scoop on how the show plans to to make it happen, how it's related to the return of the "Pandora's Box" twist, and how the new Saboteur will be different from the original... read more

Report: CW Picks Up Reality Series Plain Jane

Louise Roe

The CW is adding a reality show to their summer lineup with the pickup of Plain Jane, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Are You Ready to Move Into the Big Brother House?

Dick Donato, Big Brother

The bigwigs behind Big Brother, including executive producer Allison Grodner, are holding open casting calls for the show's next season — which will be starting up in mid-February, a lot sooner than its typical summertime slot, thanks to the writers' strike. There are still a few days of open calls left, so if you've always wanted to bare your soul (not to mention the rest of you) on national television and live 24-hour Internet feeds, check out CBS.com. Grodner told us what will get you noticed, why nothing's too outrageous and how some former faves nearly didn't make it on to the show. TVGuide.com: This is awfully soon for you guys to be doing casting calls again....Allison Grodner: It's crazy, isn't it? It se read more

Big Brother: All-Stars Preview!

Big Brother 7: All-Stars host Julie Chen

Voyeur alert! CBS' Big Brother — that wildly addictive, Orwellian peep show — will launch its seventh season tonight at 8 pm/ET with Big Brother 7: All-Stars, featuring 12 of the show's most popular houseguests. During the kickoff, host Julie Chen will introduce the 20 semifinalists, then unveil which six were picked by fan votes and which six were chosen by executive producers Allison Grodner and Arnold Shapiro. The winner collects half a million bucks — but not bef read more

Do Your Kids Need Brat Camp?

Two weeks ago, amid cries of racism and prejudice, ABC abruptly pulled the welcome mat out from under Welcome to the Neighborhood, a controversial and as yet unaired reality show in which several, um, "diverse" clans vied for a house in a coveted community. The cancelation, while commendable, left ABC with a bit of a public-relations black eye, and one could understand if the execs behind the net's next daring unscripted series were given a bit of a scare by Neighborhood's fate.

Enter Brat Camp, a show which sends nine problem children — and by "problem children," we mean teens prone to sexual promiscuity, drug and alcohol addiction, verbal and physical abuse etc. — to SageWalk, a wilderness camp in Oregon, for possible rehabilitation. Potentially dicey fare, indeed.

"I never felt any sense that our show was in trouble," Brat Camp executive producer Allison Grodner tells TV Guide.com. "I happen to know the people who [produ read more

Do Your Kids Need Brat Camp?

Brat Camp

Two weeks ago, amid cries of racism and prejudice, ABC abruptly pulled the welcome mat out from under Welcome to the Neighborhood, a controversial and as yet unaired reality show in which several, um, "diverse" clans vied for a house in a coveted community. The cancelation, while commendable, left ABC with a bit of a public-relations black eye, and one could understand if the execs behind the net's next daring unscripted series were given a bit of a scare by Neighborhood's fate.

Enter Brat Camp, a show which sends nine problem children — and by "problem children," we mean teens prone to sexual promiscuity, drug and alcohol addiction, verbal and physical abuse etc. — to SageWalk, a wilderness camp in Oregon, for possible rehabilitation. Potentially dicey fare, indeed.

"I never felt any sense that our show was in trouble," Brat Camp executive producer Allison Grodner tells TV Guide.com. "I happen to know the people who [produ read more

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