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Between 2014 and 2020, there will have been 10 seasons of Big Brother, including the Over the Top version on All Access and the two Celebrity Big Brother shows. The following list includes all but the Celebrity Big Brother options, which were discussed on another hub.
Many of these casts featured returning players, or had people come back as coaches or competition hosts. Many familiar faces have been featured within these seasons. You can watch all of them on CBS All Access with a one week free trial, or for a small monthly fee therafter.
Big Brother Season 16
Big Brother Season 16 began early, like last season. It started June 25, 2014. This season was said to have twist after twisted twist thanks to a new competition called the Battle of the Block and the fact that 2 HOHs would be crowned each week instead of only one. Plus, there was Team America, a juror competition that let one back in, 2 double evictions, and the BBRewind.
The members were 1. Amber Borzotra, 2. Brittany Martinez, 3. Caleb Reynolds, 4. Christine Brecht, 5. Cody Calafiore, 6. Derrick Levasseur, 7. Devin Sheperd, 8. Donny Thompson, 9. Frankie Grande, 10. Hayden Voss, 11. Jocasta Odom, 12. Joey Van Pelt, 13. Nicole Franzel, 14. Paola Shea, 15. Victoria Rafaeli, and 16. Zach Rance.
The houseguests were evicted as follows:
6. Jocasta (first member of the jury)
8. Nicole (after a double eviction)
The first 4 jury members got to compete to get back in the house. Nicole won.
10. Donny (now the fourth member of the jury)
12. Christine (after a double eviction)
BBRewind button pushed -- No eviction
The final 3 were Derrick, Cody, and Victoria. Cody won the 3-part competition and chose to take Derrick to the final 2. Derrick won with 7 votes, and Cody was the runner-up with 2 votes.
Big Brother Season 17
Big Brother 17 aired on June 24, 2015. It featured a twin twist, where two female twins switched in and out of the game with one another. This twist was also used back in season 5. The show also brought in celebrities for a BB Takeover. For the first few weeks, one new celebrity would come into the house to announce a new twist for the week. Phil Keoghan from The Amazing Race implemented the BB Fast Forward, as well as brought in two previous Amazing Race players, Jackie and Jeff. Kathy Griffin offered The Last Laugh, and Rob Gronkowski did Gronk Party Week and a special luxury competition.
The members of this season were 1. Audrey Middleton, 2. Austin Matelson, 3. Becky Burgess, 4. Clay Honeycutt, 5. Da'Vonne Rogers, 6. Jace Agolli, 7. Jackie Ibarra, 8. James Huling, 9. Jason Roy, 10. Jeff Weldon, 11. John McGuire, 12. Julia Nolan, 13. Liz Nolan, 14. Meg Maley, 15. Shelli Poole, 16. Steve Moses, 17. Vanessa Rousso
They were evicted in this order:
The final 3 were Steve, Vanessa, and Liz. Steve won the 3-part competition and chose to take Liz to the final 2. Steve won with 6 votes, and Liz was the runner-up with 3 votes.
Big Brother Season 18
Big Brother 18 aired on June 22, 2016. Players were divided into teams in which they competed together for the first several weeks. The teams were Category 4, Big Sister, Team Unicorn, and Freakazoids -- the houseguests named themselves. There were the BB Roadkill competition and the Battle Back added to the list of others. America also gave care packages and there was a secret room hidden that offered a Round Trip Ticket to come back into the house following eviction.
The members were: 1. Bridgette Dunning, 2. Bronte D'Acquisto, 3. Corey Brooks. 4. Glenn Garcia, 5. Jozea Flores, 6. Michelle Meyer, 7. Natalie Negrotti, 8. Paul Abrahamian, 9. Paulie Calafiore, 10. Tiffany Rousso, 11. Victor Arroyo, 12. Zakiyah Everette
4 returning houseguests also played, including Da'Vonne Rogers, Frank Eudy, James Huling, and Nicole Franzel.
The teams were: Category 4: Bridgette, Frank, Michelle, Paulie;
Big Sister: Da'Vonne, Jozea, Paul, Zakiyah;
Team Unicorn: Bronte, James, Natalie, Victor;
Freakazoids: Corey, Glenn, Nicole, Tiffany
The house guests were evicted as follows:
- Victor (He was evicted but got to battle against the previous evicted player each week. He won every time and got to come back into the house.)
- Da'Vonne (first member of the jury)
- Victor (All jurors got to compete in the Head of Household competition, and whoever won got to go back into the game. Victor won himself his way back into the game yet again.)
- Victor (He was finally out for good after this third time)
The final 3 were Paul, Nicole, and James. Paul won the 3-part competition and chose to take Nicole to the final 2. Nicole won with 5 votes, and Paul was the runner-up with 4 votes. She was the first female to win since season 13's Rachel Reilly.
Big Brother: Over the Top
Big Brother: Over the Top (often called BB: OTT) aired in October 2016. It didn't air on regular television, but instead played on the CBS All Access app. It did not run as long as the typical show, either, only airing episodes between October and December. There were 12 new houseguests and one returning player. Both Jason Roy from season 17 and Jozea Flores from season 18 were eligible to participate. Jason was selected to be on this version by America.
The rest of the cast included: 1. Alex Willett, 2. Danielle Lickey. 3. Justin Duncan. 4. Kryssie Ridolfi. 5. Michael "Cornbread" Ligon. 6. Monte Massongil. 7. Morgan Willett. 8. Neeley Jackson. 9. Scott Dennis. 10. Shane Chapman. 11. Shelby Stockton. 12. Whitney Hogg
Alex and Morgan were sisters, but were different enough that no one realized until they told.
They were evicted as follows:
4 houseguests got to compete in the final Head of Household competition. Jason won and took his best friend in the game, Kryssie, with him to the final 3. Justin and Morgan had to battle in another competition, in which Morgan won.
America got to vote on the winner. Kryssie was revealed to be the 3rd place winner, leaving Jason and Morgan to see who would be victorious. Julie announced to the two of them that Morgan was the first ever winner of Big Brother: Over the Top.
Big Brother Season 19
Big Brother 19 began on June 28, 2017. It featured the Den of Temptation, where each week a houseguest voted on by America earned the right to choose whether they wanted to take the temptation. This usually involved some special power they could use during the game. The temptations included: The Pendant of Protection, The Ring of Replacement, and The Halting Hex.
On the first night, all houseguests were tempted with money. When one person claimed it for themselves, it made it so the first evicted houseguest was replaced with previous year's player, Paul Abrahamian.
As the show went on, there were other temptations as well as competitions held to earn the right for safety other than veto. With lots of twists and plays to make, everyone had a lot to consider when making their decisions this season.
The members were 1. Alex Ow, 2. Cameron Heard, 3. Christmas Abbott, 4. Cody Nickson, 5. Dominique Cooper, 6. Elena Davies, 7. Jason Dent, 8. Jessica Graf, 9. Jillian Parker, 10. Josh Martinez, 11. Kevin Schlehuber, 12. Mark Jansen, 13. Matt Clines, 14. Megan Lowder, 15. Paul Abrahamian, 16. Ramses Soto, and 17. Raven Walton.
They were evicted as follows:
- Megan (she chose to leave the show)
The final 3 were Josh, Paul, and Christmas. Josh won the 3-part competition and chose to take Paul to the final 2. Josh won with 5 votes, and Paul was the runner-up once again with 4 votes.
Big Brother Season 20
Big Brother 20 - airing June 27, 2018 - had its fair share of controversy, including from Julie Chen herself. Her husband was part of a scandal and left the CBS network. She continued with Big Brother but began referring to herself in the middle of the season as Julie Chen Moonves, to show support for her family.
Some new twists were entered into the game, including the BB App Store, where the top trending house guest received a "power app" and the least trending received a "crap app." There was also a hacker competition that allowed a winner to hack the game and make a significant change.
The members were 1. Angela Rummans 2.Angie "Rockstar" Lantry 3. Bayleigh Dayton 4.Brett Robinson 5. Christopher "Swaggy C" Williams 6. Faysal "Fessy" Shafaat 7. Haleigh Broucher 8. JC Mounduix 9. Kaycee Clark 10. Kaitlyn Herman 11. Rachel Swindler 12. Sam Bledsoe 13. Scottie Salton 14. Steve Arienta 15. Tyler Crispen 16. Winston Hines
They were evicted as follows:
- Swaggy C
The final 3 were Tyler, J.C., and Kaycee. Kaycee won the 3-part competition and chose to take Tyler to the final 2. Kaycee won with 5 votes, and Tyler was the runner-up with 4 votes.
Big Brother Season 21
Big Brother Season 21 premiered on June 25, 2019. This season was camp themed and had twists that corresponded. The group had to start out by appointing a Camp Director who then had to banish 4 people. After a competition, three of the four got to return. A Whacktivity comp also played out throughout the season, as did Camp Comeback. This is the first season that allowed the first few evicted houseguests to stay in the house. They got to be in a separate room watching competitions and could not participate, but still got to socialize with the others and form bonds.
The cast included: 1. Analyse Talavera 2. Christie Murphy 3. Cliff Hogg 4. David Alexander 5. Holly Allen 6. Isabella Wang 7. Jack Matthews 8. Jackson Michie (who went by Michie) 9. Jessica Milagros 10. Kathryn Dunn 11. Kemi Fakunle 12. Nick Maccarone 13. Nicole Anthony 14. Ovi Kabir 15. Sam Smith 16. Tommy Bracco
-Cliff, David, Kemi, and Ovi were banished. Three battled back and David was the first evicted.
- Cliff (He won Camp Comeback and got to return.)
The final 3 were Michie, Holly, and Nicole. Michie won the 3-part competition and chose to take Holly to the final 2. Michie won with 6 votes, and Holly was the runner-up with 3 votes.
Big Brother Season 22
The 22nd season of Big Brother was supposed to air in June 2020. Everything was up in the air due to COVID-19, but CBS finally announced a new season to debut on August 5th, 2020 with a 2-hour live move-in event. Because the coronavirus made it difficult to hold interviews and manage events, an All-Stars version with past memorable houseguests was decided. The players already knew how everything worked and no interviews were necessary.
New twists were revealed, including a Safety Suite competition for the first 3 weeks, the B.B. Basement comp where 3 powers were unleashed, the return of another BB Legend, Dr. Will, in the neighbor's house, and a triple eviction night.
The houseguests moved in masked - group by group, 4 at a time.
- Nicole Franzel (BB16, BB18), Daniele Donato (BB8, BB13), Da'Vonne Rogers (BB17, BB18), and Christmas Abbott (BB19)
- Tyler Crispen (BB20), Ian Terry (BB14), Kevin Campbell (BB11), and Enzo Palumbo (BB12)
- Janelle Pierzina (BB6, BB7 (All Stars), BB14), Bayleigh Dayton (BB20), Nicole Anthony (BB21), Keesha Smith (BB10)
- Kaysar Ridha (BB6, BB7 (All Stars)), Cody Califiore (BB16), Memphis Garrett (BB10), David Alexander (BB21)
They got evicted as follows:
-Ian (starts the jury)
3 people went out next during a triple eviction!
Regular evictions followed:
The final 3 were Cody, Enzo, and Nicole. Cody won the 3-part competition and chose to take Enzo to the final 2. Cody won with all 9 votes!
Check out some more Big Brother seasons...
- Big Brother Seasons 8 - 15
Big Brother seasons 8 through 15 were each different with their twists and unique casts.
- Big Brother Seasons 1 - 7
Big Brother had six seasons before opting for an All Stars show. Season 7 brought back some fan favorites and tough competitors. It is still a favorite cast among the many that have aired since.