July 08, 2008 09:38 PM by Joe Reality
For the past six seasons of Big Brother, there has been some kind of twist involving at least some of the houseguests already knowing each other. Big Brother fans have been clamoring for years for a return to the early seasons of Big Brother with a house of complete strangers.
“To celebrate 10 seasons of Big Brother we are going ‘old school’ and returning to the original concept for the show – A group of strangers living together in a house and battling it out for half a million dollars. All 13 Houseguests have no prior relationship – they are not exes, nor secret couples,” said executive producer Allison Grodner.
Recent seasons of Big Brother also were cast with predominantly twenty-something models, bartenders, and waitresses; and Big Brother fans have been asking for more diversity in the house. With Big Brother 10, producers are delivering one of the most diverse casts ever, especially in regards to age range.
“We are also excited to have the most diverse group we have ever assembled. They range in age from 22 to 75, come from all walks of life, and have distinct points of view. This should make for an unforgettable Big Brother summer,” said executive producer Allison Grodner.
The youngest cast member is twenty-two year old Jessie Godderz, while the oldest cast member is seventy-five year old Jerry MacDonald. The occupations of the houseguests range from a rodeo competitor (Steven Daigle) to a beauty salon owner (Renny Martyn) to a realtor (Michelle Costa). Of course the models, bartenders, and waitresses were not completely shut out, Memphis Garrett is a mixologist and Keesha Smith is a Hooters waitress.
With the Presidential election just around the corner, the producers have also ensured that politics will likely be a heated topic of conversation in the house. Libra Thompson is a very liberal Obama supporter, while Dan Gheesling claims he would have left the country if Hilary Clinton had been elected president. On the other hand, April Dowling is not into politics and doesn’t want views pushed on her. For more information on all the Big Brother 10 houseguests be sure to check out our Big Brother 10 cast bios.
Not only are the contestants more diverse, but the rooms in the Big Brother house will be more diverse as well. The Big Brother house has been described as “an all-American home with a traditional look, with a rocking chair on the front porch, Victorian stenciled windows and a lush flower garden.” Some of the rooms inside the house a groovy “Road to Woodstock” bedroom, a rad ’80s “Punk Room” and a classic retro 1950s style kitchen.
Big Brother 10 premieres on Sunday, July 13 from 8 PM to 9 PM ET/PT on CBS. After the premiere, Big Brother 10 will air on Sundays from 8 PM to 9 PM ET/PT, Tuesdays from 9 PM to 10 PM ET/PT and Wednesdays from 8 PM to 9 PM live ET/delayed PT.
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