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TV Preview: Big Brother 11 Premieres July 9th

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Big Brother is the Porsche of reality TV. It is by far the best reality show around and it is back for another season, proof that when you put thirteen strangers in a house, anything can happen. The 11th installment of Big Brother airs on CBS on July 9th at 8PM ET/PT.

This year's twist is high-school cliques. Houseguests will compete for food, safety from eviction and luxury prizes in four cliques: Popular, Athletes, Brainiacs and Off-Beats. Just when they thought they will done with high school.


In previous years, houseguests had to deal with slop, but this year, it gets worse: cold showers and uncomfortable bedrooms for the losers. See it for yourself: Take a house tour with Big Brother host Julie Chen. The house is also eco-friendly. Pretty cool.

"You may have graduated, but the truth is we never leave high school and this summer we are going to prove it," says Allison Grodner, Executive Producer. "From the brains to the jocks to the off-beat, everyone will be able to identify to one of these cliques, giving the viewers a group to root for and against from the very beginning. The division will cause instant drama."

The newest Big Brother has some colorful houseguests. You can watch interviews with the cast here to get a better feel of them before they enter the house, but here's some quick information about each:

*Braden Bacha, 28, a surfer from Santa Monica, California. His bio makes him seem like an idiot, but his interview makes him seem more interesting. Of course, in his interview, he says how he needs the money, because of the economy, but later says he's going to donate it to charity. Hmm …

*Casey Turner, 41, a fifth grade teacher/DJ from St. Petersburg, Flordia. I haven't had a chance to see his interview, but the guy seemed nice from what I've read. His biography at CBS reads, "Funny, outgoing and intelligent, this teacher is most proud of having a career where he has taught at schools located in low-income areas for more than 15 years."

*Chima Simone, 32, a freelance journalist from West Hollywood, California. I liked her when I read her bio, but after I saw her interview, I found her very annoying. Plus, the amount of make-up she wears is disgusting. Hopefully, my impression of her will change. After all, a fifteen minute interview doesn't really determine if someone is true or fake.

*Jeff Schroeder, 30, an advertising salesman from Norridge, Illinios. I haven't seen his interview. He seems sincere, but that's not what the Big Brother game is about. From his bio, he seems like he is looking for a girl, instead of the half million dollar prize. So, which is his priority?

*Jordan Lloyd, 22, a waitress from Matthews, North Carolina. She's dubbed as the poor girl who doesn't have internet access, but three weeks before the show, she got a boob job. Um … a missing piece? The good news is she seems perfectly nice, but she's definitely hiding something.

*Kevin Campbell, 29, a graphic desinger from Chula Vista, California. He's been applying since season one, so he knows the game. He's gay and describes himself as "extra fabulous." I thought he'd be annoying, but I like him a lot. However, he's planning to bring Prop 8 into the house, which is a dumb idea. He'll just make enemies. He also says he's "allergic to Jesus" and doesn't talk to his parents after he was excommunicated out of Jehovah's Witnesses.

*Laura Crosby, 21, a bikini model from Atlanta, Georgia. We just have to have a bikini model, don't we? Haven't seen her interview, but I have a bad feeling about her.

*Lydia Tavera, 24, a special effects make-up artist from Torrance, Califonia. She's covered in tatoos and one of my favorites. She seems very nice. I hope she makes it far.

*Michele Noonan, 27, a neuroscientist from Pasadena, California. She's really cool. I really like her. Plus, she studies brains. That's pretty cool.

*Natalie Martinez, 24, a Tae Kwon Do Champion from Gilbert, Arizona. She seemed really interesting, but after the interview, I just think she's really really boring. Think Angie last year.

*Ronnie Talbott, 30, a gamer from Belpre, Ohio. He's a serious gamer; sometimes, he plays more than six hours daily. He can even recite the order in which each person got out from past seasons. He seems smart — I'd want to get him out early.

*Russell Kairouz, 24, a Mixed Martial Arts Fighter from Walnut Creek, California. They call him "Russell the Lovemuscle." He seems like a sweet guy, but he plans to play like season 8's Evel Dick.

1, 2, 3 … that's only 12! The last houseguest is from a previous show. Rumors are it will be either Jessica (BB8), Sheila (BB9) or Brian (BB10). Jessica and Brian would be good, but I cannot deal with another season of Sheila.

It's going to be interesting no matter what. Remember to order the feeds, so you can watch the houseguests 24/7 or if you have Showtime, you can watch the houseguests for free from 12-3AM ET. Jokers is a great place to connect with other Big Brother fans. Enjoy next season while we watch to see who wins the $500,000 prize.

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About Maddy

  • Ever since the producers allowed Evil Dick’s behavior, I gave up on this show. On YouTube the following season, I saw some guy’s belligerent, curse-filled shouting at some woman in the jacuzzi and no one intervened and knew I made the right choice.

  • Agreed

    You’re right about the hgs behavior —
    Last year, a guy called someone Judas and then someone else said that one of the other hgs (a Catholic school teacher) was a child molester.

    But I’m a sucker for cheap entertainment

  • Carmen

    Dear Big Brother:
    I have been waiting for a whole year for you to come on CBS. I was so disappointed to see that there was on 1 black female and 1 half black male. Why is that? If it were 1/2 and 1/2, that would have been fair