I watched a couple of weeks of BB Australia on YouTube and really liked the differences between theirs and ours. They air every night. The Housemates are kept much busier and the show was so much more interesting. Hard to understand the Aussies though and closed captioning is hilariously incomprehensible. You'd think our BB would look around and catch on to some good ideas from other countries instead of the same old stale game every summer.
Yeah I watched season 9 of Australia and it was definitely a superior version. BB had a wicked sense of humor and cracked on the guests all the time. He kept a tight reign on them and handed out punishments if they cussed too much, didn't clean their room, disclosed who they were voting for, etc.
Has there been any news updates for season 16? I realize its early, but we know a few bigwigs have been fired and wonder if anyone has heard anything from the machine.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Dorothy Parker, (attributed)
They announced that it was being renewed a few days before the finale. After Dark will be on TVGN again as well.
CBS' 'Big Brother' Renewed For Season 16 - Deadline.com
But you're right, it's been a weird month in which the Reality TV execs of many networks have stepped down, been fired or switched networks. Unfortunately, Allison Grodner is still the Exec Producer of Big Brother for the time being.
There are scattered articles on sites like Deadline and Reality Blurred.
Here's a list of articles at Reality Blurred with the tag "industry news": industry news + reality blurred
If you go to Deadline, try a search for "Reality TV", that's probably a tag they would use.