Big Brother, which began in the summer of 2000, has become an annual tradition for fans; every summer (with the exception of the 2008 winter edition) viewers are treated to new HouseGuests, new challenges, and new evictions! Here's how the game works: each week, there is a Head of Household challenge, where all of the players compete for the power in the house. The HoH then nominates two other HouseGuests for eviction. Several days later, a Power of Veto competition is held, where six players (the HoH, the nominees, and three guests) attempt to win the Golden Power of Veto, which gives the bearer the power to "veto," or cancel, one of the HoH's nominations, forcing the HoH to nominate someone else (other than the Veto bearer) for eviction. Then, in the weekly live eviction, the HouseGuests vote to evict someone from the house for good. Along the way are Food competitions (which, if the HouseGuests do not win, results in them eating "Slop" for the week) and the occasional Luxury competition, all leading up to the show's finale, where a panel of sequestered jurors vote for a winner, who receives half a million dollars!
Big Brother 6: This season is the "Summer of Secrets," with a brand new, state-of-the-art house, equipped with secret compartments and secret rooms. Not only that, but each of the houseguest began their adventure with a secret: everyone is playing the game with a partner - someone they know from the outside world. So far, the game has not ended yet, so all bets are off as to who will emerge from the Big Brother house victorious! However, if a secret team should make it to the finals, the winner will receive $1,000,000, the biggest prize in BB history, and the runner-up will receive $250,000. Big Brother 6 regular airings:
Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) - Veto Competition and Veto Meeting
Thursdays (8:00-9:00 PM, live ET/PT) - Live Eviction and Head of Household Contest
Saturdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) - Nominations… Expand
- Genre(s): Game Show
- Show Type: In Season
- Season 13 premiere date: Jul 7, 2011
- Episode Length: 60
- Air Time: 08:00 PM
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