House Calls: The Big Brother Talk Show (canceled)
LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) Can't get enough of CBS' "Big Brother" even with three nights a week of coverage and constant streaming video available for a small price? CBS is launching "House Calls: The Big Brother Talk Show" as an Internet-only daily opportunity for fans to sound off about all things "Big Brother."
Beginning on Wednesday, July 7, "Big Brother 3" houseguest Marcellas Reynolds and Gretchen Massey, from KLSX radio in Los Angeles, will host the half-hour streaming talk show, which will feature phone calls, fan e-mails, lengthy discussions of strategy and alliances and visits from former "Big Brother" guests and recently evicted contestants. The show will be available on CBS' website.
Massey is an on-air host on Infinity Radio's KLSX Los Angeles, while "Big Brother" fans will remember Marcellas for a variety of reasons including his unholy love of garden gnomes.
"'Big Brother' has been the model for convergence between the Internet and television and this innovative programming takes it one step further," says David Katz, CBS' senior vice president of strategic planning and interactive ventures. "'House Calls' will be another avenue for 'Big Brother's' loyal fans to offer opinions and dialog. This really puts the chat back into chat rooms."
CBS boasts that "House Calls" is the first live Internet talk show produced exclusively for a television network.