Big Brother is a television reality game show based on an originally Dutch TV series of the same name created by producer John de Mol in 1997. The series follows a group of contestants, known as HouseGuests, who are living together in a custom-built home under constant surveillance. The HouseGuests are completely isolated from the outside world, and can have no communication with those not in the house. The contestants are competing for a $500,000 grand prize, with weekly competitions and evictions determining who will win the show. The series takes its name from the character in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984). The series launched on July 5, 2000 to a successful start, though ratings and critical reaction continued to grow increasingly negative. This led to the second season being a revamp of the show, featuring a more competition-based challenge. The series has since continued to be a hit for CBS, and is the second longest-running adaptation of the series to date, after the Spanish adaptation. Wikipedia
Big Brother is a member of the following lists: CBS network shows, 2000s American television series, Television shows set in Los Angeles, California, 2000 American television series debuts, 2010s American television series, Big Brother (TV series), Big Brother (U.S.), Big Brother in the United States, Big Brother and CBS Network programming (current and upcoming).
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(repeated line) Host: For now, let's eavesdrop on the houseguests. From outside the Big Brother house, I'm Julie Chen. Goodnight.