(CBS) – Big Brother will air the primary reside elimination of season 23 tonight at 8:00PM ET/PT on CBS in addition to streaming with Paramount+ and the CBS App. This season is the largest one but with the tag line “No Threat, No Reward” and $750K on the road.
CBS’ Matt Weiss spoke to host Julie Chen Moonves concerning the new season, new home and the present’s record-setting jackpot.
MW: Good to see you once more Julie! Large Brother season 23 on the air, the present’s been round since 2000, so it’s legally sufficiently old to drink a beer now. What does it really feel wish to be on a present with that type of endurance?
JCM: You realize, we inform the home visitor to anticipate the surprising and this was positively surprising for me. I keep in mind after we launched season one we had got here on the heels of Survivor and we weren’t as nicely acquired…removed from it. I keep in mind somebody saying, oh do you assume they’ll cancel us mid-season? I used to be like that may occur? Yeah, it’s one thing I by no means anticipated in my life. It’s not one thing I went to highschool to turn into as a result of it didn’t exist again then however right here we’re. Gradual and regular wins the race.
MW: This season’s motto is “no threat, no reward.” How has that motto influenced the manufacturing of the present getting issues prepared for the houseguests?
JCM: It’s at all times a problem. This summer time identical as final has been an even bigger problem due to COVID protocols. Plenty of the competitions within the yard, we’ve needed to modify them, so that you just’re not going out and in as a lot. We have now to anticipate the surprising, keep on our toes. Even all the way down to after we had been about to launch and transfer in 16 new houseguests, everybody had been quarantined, everybody had been vaccinated. One of many potential houseguest examined constructive for COVID with no signs. She did just a little little bit of press and he or she needed to keep residence. As a substitute we acquired Claire and he or she’s an attention-grabbing participant to look at. Yearly is exclusive, yearly has model new challenges for even us who work on the present to face.
MW: One other factor new this yr, the prize cash is just a little bit richer than standard. Can you’re feeling the stakes are just a little bit larger for everybody figuring out there’s that additional $250k?
JCM: That’s a superb query. All of the houseguests, after they first moved in, they had been beneath the impression it was the conventional $500,000 they might win, in the event that they received. To see their expression once I stated, “It’s one other 250 add on prime of that”, I feel in that second they had been feeling the warmth. However I feel there’s a lot warmth in that home anyway, with who can I belief? Who’s in energy? Do I’ve to kiss as much as this particular person? Do I’ve to distance myself from that particular person? It’s at all times dangerous within the Large Brother Home. We’re simply calling it what it’s this season.
MW: One among my favourite elements yearly is when the home is revealed and you may really see every part for the primary time. What was your impression of this home and every part that went into making it?
JCM: I used to be uncertain the way it was going to be having this complete door to the toilet space and an indoor fitness center, as a substitute of outdoor. My impression was, wow, this seems so nice on digicam. It actually does seize the theme of a seaside membership in Monte Carlo very James Bond-y. You at all times have your villains, we have now a number of Bond women; I’m not fairly positive who’s James Bond although. It looks like every part I do on this home is a chance. There’s at all times the basic chessboard however the cube and the neon signal that claims “No threat, no reward” is one other good contact. Every part just isn’t what it appears, that’s the Large Brother Home. That’s the entire premise. Who can you actually belief? Nobody however your self.
MW: That leads into tonight the place we’ll have the primary reside eviction of the season, so what do we have now in retailer?
JCM: I’ll say that I’m going into tonight pondering I’ve an informed guess on who’s going, however what I’ve seen is issues change on a dime. It’s like a recreation of phone, somebody will get an concept after which it spreads in the home and generally it’s correct, generally it’s not. It sways individuals. I feel irrespective of who it’s, there’s going to be a fair proportion of followers which are upset to see both Travis or Alyssa go. They’re each attention-grabbing individuals to look at. Alyssa is gorgeous and Travis is straightforward on the eyes too. I’m going to really feel very awkward and sorry for that one that’s like, “I used to be the primary particular person voted out”. Nobody needs to be that particular person.
MW: However somebody’s acquired to do it each season and tonight we’ll discover out who takes that crown. Thanks a lot Julie at all times a pleasure, all the perfect!
JCM: Thanks Matt, identical to you!
New episodes of Large Brother air Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights on CBS with additional content material out there to stream with Paramount+. Examine your native listings for extra data.