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    Re: Big Brother 16 (2014) - News and Speculation

    CBS promotes publicist Mitch Graham to VP of reality TV; will oversee Survivor, Amazing Race, Big Brother

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    CBS publicist Mitch Graham has been named CBS’ new vice president for alternative programming, i.e. reality TV, the network announced today. He will report to CBS’ new reality TV executive vice president, Chris Castallo, and “will oversee CBS’s current slate of reality franchises,” which means Survivor, Big Brother, The Amazing Race, and Undercover Boss.

    The network’s announcement also said, “He will also be involved in the development of new alternative programs, including reality, game shows and other non-scripted programming.” Mitch has been with the network since 1999, and a director of publicity for the network since 2008, and worked on Under the Dome this sumer, in addition to being Big Brother’s publicist for four years.

    In the press release, Castallo said, “As a publicist who has long and deep roots in all of our franchises, there wasn’t a more valuable candidate than Mitch. As our go-to guy for many years, his established relationships with our producers will be invaluable going forward.”

    That’s a fascinating reason and as surprising as it is—a publicist turned programming executive?—it also sounds really smart, especially in terms of the “established relationships with our producers” that Castallo cites. Having a network executive who oversees shows be able to understand and work with producers is critical. In addition, in all my professional interaction with him, Mitch has never been anything else but kind and professional, and I look forward to seeing what he does with CBS’ existing shows.
    Hopefully this may bring us a better show next summer. I like what others have been saying about the Australia version. I am not holding my breath for that many changes but fingers crossed for some satisfying changes.
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    Re: Big Brother 16 (2014) - News and Speculation

    Open casting has begun for the new season.

    Big Brother Now Casting! : CBS's Official Big Brother 16 Application

    Also, Robyn Kass has made a YouTube video with helpful tips on auditioning for reality shows, with examples provided from some familiar faces:

    Big Brother Audition Video Tips From Robyn Kass - YouTube

    Open call dates -- more will be announced later:

    Savannah, Georgia
    3 Day Event - February 21st, 22nd, & 23rd. (Time: ?)
    Savannah International Trade & Convention Center
    1 International Dr. Savannah, GA 31421

    Henderson, Nevada
    Saturday, February 22nd. (11am to 3pm)
    Courtesy Imports – Valley Auto Mall
    260 N. Gibson Rd., Henderson, NV 89014

    Houston, Texas
    Saturday, March 22nd. (12pm to 3pm)
    Lucky Strike
    1201 San Jacinto St. 3rd fl. Houston, TX 77002

    Miami, Florida
    Saturday March 22nd (12pm to 3pm)
    Cameo
    1445 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139

    Washington, DC
    Sunday, March 23rd (12pm to 2pm)
    Midtown Partyplex
    1219 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, DC 20036

    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Saturday, March 29th. (12pm to 3pm)
    Kellys Brew Pub
    3222 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Saturday, March 29th (12pm to 3pm)
    Bourbon Cowboy
    241 Bourbon St. New Orleans, LA

    Vestal, New York
    Saturday, March 29th (10am to 1pm)
    Matthews Planet Pre-Owned
    2100 Vestal Parkway E., Vestal, NY 13850

    New York, New York
    Sunday,March 30th (12pm to 2pm)
    Lucky Strike
    624-660 W. 42nd St. New York, NY 10036

    South Burlington, Vermont
    Thursday April 3rd (2pm to 7pm)
    University Mall/ "U-Mall"
    155 S. Dorset St. South Burlington, VT 05403
    More Information: Applicants should enter through Sears or the doors near Express.

    Chicago, Illinois
    Sunday April 13th (12pm to 3pm)
    Lucky Strike
    322 E. Illinois St. Chicago, IL 60611

    Charleston, South Carolina
    TBD

    Cleveland, Ohio
    TBD

    Kansas City, Missouri
    TBD

    Los Angeles, California
    TBD

    Nashville, Tennessee
    TBD

    Phoenix, Arizona
    TBD

    Seattle, Washington
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    Re: Big Brother 16 (2014) - News and Speculation

    I follow Kassting and a couple of the former HGs on Twitter and I'm bummed that there is so much about casting. I really want an All-Stars season. Not a half and half season, just a full on All-Stars.

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    Re: Big Brother 16 (2014) - News and Speculation

    Since they've been mixing vets & newbies so much the over the past few years, it's probably taking longer for any potential All-Stars to get noticed. (If they only cast HGs from S8-present)

    I was happy (and relieved) that BB15 was all-newb. Maybe if they do 1 or 2 more like that, they'll have enough people to choose from.

    I think they should do a shorter winter/spring season (maybe only a month long), and use that for All-Stars, or a celebrity version, like in th UK.
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    Re: Big Brother 16 (2014) - News and Speculation

    I'd be very interested in a US celebrity version. I see the casts for the UK Celeb version each year and I never recognize any of them.

    If there was a US Celeb version though, would the format be the same as any other? I hope so. I hate public voting, as dead horses now know.

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    Re: Big Brother 16 (2014) - News and Speculation

    I'm looking forward to the next season.

    There's nothing I enjoy doing more in the summer, than sitting alone in a dark room, watching people perform every day basics on the internet.
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    Re: Big Brother 16 (2014) - News and Speculation

    allstar... oh god

    i'm willing to try a new cast again, but i suspect they want more control over the cast this season

    i tell you one thing though, i DO NOT want to see any brendans and I or any of those people that wanna make BB a career

    maybe give Frank and some others a shot...and no stupid twist that screws the game

    anyways i'm looking forward to BB as usual ..its almost here




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    Re: Big Brother 16 (premieres Wed. June 25) - News and Speculation

    We have an official premiere date...and just like last year, it's gonna be a looooooooong summer:

    BIG BROTHER, hosted by Julie Chen, will debut early for the second straight summer, beginning Wednesday, June 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) with the first of its three weekly broadcasts. The Thursday edition, featuring the live eviction show, premieres June 26 (9:00-10:00 PM) with the first eviction the following week (July 3). The Sunday broadcast premieres June 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).
    Breaking News - CBS Announces Summer Slate of Original Programming | TheFutonCritic.com
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    Re: Big Brother 16 (premieres Wed. June 25) - News and Speculation

    Yay! Right around my birthday again.

    Hard to believe I've been watching this stuff for so many years...
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    Re: Big Brother 16 (premieres Wed. June 25) - News and Speculation

    I want to be excited. I really do. But gah...I'm still upset over last season
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