by pat howard

BB10 | Here we go again: a season preview

In Allison Grodner, Big Brother, Big Brother: After Dark, CBS, The Chenbot on July 10, 2008 at 11:49 am

Just when we thought it was safe to turn our TVs on again, the 10th(!?!) season of CBS’s reality sensation Big Brother is back in the summer where it belongs. Didn’t we just do this? Why, yes. Who could forget the slutty, WGA-strike induced winter season that concluded only three months ago? Sickeningly enough, I’ve heard rumors that another winter season is in store for us next year. Cross your fingers that it’s a joke.

What I do know for sure is that Big Brother 10 is raring to go as of Sunday, July 13. For the new round of backstabbing and 24/7 drama, executive producer Allison Grodner (or, as we at the Manifesto like to call her, Grody) promises a return to the show’s original form and a wealth of diversity among the contestants.

They range in age from 22 to 75 and they come from many disparate walks of life. From the preacher’s son to the gay rodeo cowboy, the 31-year-old Obama-supporting mom to the misogynist who vowed to leave the country if Hildog had been elected, it’s quite a roundup of chuckleheads:

Of course, the Chenbot will be on hand for live weekly evictions, this time with a studio audience. Will all that extra noise finally fry her circuits? Who can say. My favorite piece of pre-season video, as always, is the house tour. This year, the house is decade-themed, sort of. The design, however, seems as disjointed as this Chenbot walk-through:

Big Brother 10 premieres Sunday at 8p/7c. Horrifyingly, I had a nightmare last night that I was watching it; BB10 contestant Dan would be pleased to know that this dream also featured breaking news that Hildog bit it. I think I may have had too much banana schnapps before bed.

Alcohol or no, primetime episodes will air on CBS Tuesdays at 9p/8c and Wednesdays and Sundays at 8p/7c. Big Brother After Dark returns to Sho2 Sunday night at midnight/11c, and with it, my nightly post of house headlines, spoilers, speculation, and news from elsewhere in the Big Brother blogosphere. September will be here soon enough, and with it, the sweet release of the fall season. ‘Til then, it’s you, me, and the Chenbot.


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