The new season will air with a special 90-minute event July 6 at 8/7c. Immediately after Big Brother‘s premiere episode, CBS will air the 90-minute premiere of The Challenge: USA at 9/8c. Big Brother will continue airing Sundays and Wednesdays at 8/7c and Thursdays 9/8c. Each live eviction episode will be hosted by Julie Chen Moonves.
As fans already know, Big Brother features 16 people competing together in a house to be the last Houseguest standing. As CBS describes, “Big Brother follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 94 HD cameras and 113 microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, someone will be voted out of the house, with the last remaining Houseguest receiving the grand prize of $750,000.”
As mandated by CBS last year, over half of the cast are people of color, with most of that number including Black contestants. Black Houseguests include Ameera Jones, a 31-year-old content designer from Westminster, MD; Jasmine Davis, a 29-year-old entrepreneur from Terry, MS currently living in Atlanta, GA; Marvin Achi, a 28-year-old chemical processing engineer originally from Rivers State, Nigeria currently living in Houston, TX; Monte Taylor, a 27-year-old personal trainer from Bear, DE; Nicole Layog, a 41-year-old private chef from Fort Lauderdale, FL; Taylor Hale, a 27-year-old personal stylist from West Bloomfield, MI; and Terrance Higgins, a 47-year-old bus operator from Chicago, IL.
Learn more about all contestants below:
Hometown/Current City: Sarasota, Fla.
Occupation: Marketing rep
Hometown/Current City: Westminster, Md.
Occupation: Content designer
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Current City: Austin, Texas
Hometown: Ontario, Calif.
Current City: Las Vegas, Nev.
Occupation: Vegas performer
Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil
Current City: Los Angeles, Calif.
Occupation: Corporate flight attendant
Hometown: Terry, Miss.
Current City: Atlanta, Ga.
Joe “Pooch” Pucciarelli
Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.
Current City: Boca Raton, Fla.
Occupation: Assistant football coach
Hometown/Current City: Bountiful, Utah
Hometown: Rivers State, Nigeria
Current City: Houston, Texas
Occupation: Chemical processing engineer
Matt “Turner” Turner
Hometown: North Attleborough, Mass.
Current City: New Bedford, Mass.
Occupation: Thrift store owner
Hometown: Saint Michael, Minn.
Current City: Rochester, Minn.
Hometown/Current City: Bear, Del.
Occupation: Personal trainer
Hometown/Current City: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Occupation: Private chef
Hometown/Current City: San Marcos, Calif.
Occupation: Interior designer
Hometown/Current City: West Bloomfield, Mich.
Occupation: Personal stylist
Hometown/Current City: Chicago, Ill.
Occupation: Bus operator
Big Brother is produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment in association with Endemol Shine North America.