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Big Brother US 16 on CBS

Big Brother 16 will premiere on Wednesday 6/25/14 on CBS. Any word on if this show will finally be shot and shown in HD?
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Allison Grodner has reused the same scripts for about 8 years now, there's no reason to think she won't she reuse the same cameras as well.
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It really is about time for this to be in HD and I can't believe that is has been in SD this long! This has got to be the last holdout for a major network prime time show converting to HD. The expense to upgrade the cameras cannot be that much compared to what this show brings in. I cannot think of another prime time network show that is not in HD.

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Why bother upgrading the video when the main demo for this show watch it on 4 inch screens while they are texting their girlfriends. wink.gif


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Why bother upgrading the video when the main demo for this show watch it on 4 inch screens while they are texting their girlfriends. wink.gif

I believe you meant "girl friends". wink.gif
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Why bother upgrading the video when the main demo for this show watch it on 4 inch screens while they are texting their girlfriends. wink.gif

I believe you meant "girl friends". wink.gif

Either, will work. I do not discriminate. biggrin.gif
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We're in for a treat...the answer for this year is finally YES! biggrin.gif http://www.vulture.com/2014/06/big-brother-16-hdtv-broadcast.html?mid=googlenews

(Also worth noting, the article also mentions CBS' Let's Make a Deal will also go HD this fall!)
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Yes, finally!

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We're in for a treat...the answer for this year is finally YES! biggrin.gif http://www.vulture.com/2014/06/big-brother-16-hdtv-broadcast.html?mid=googlenews

(Also worth noting, the article also mentions CBS' Let's Make a Deal will also go HD this fall!)

Cool. Thanks for the update.
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We're in for a treat...the answer for this year is finally YES! biggrin.gif http://www.vulture.com/2014/06/big-brother-16-hdtv-broadcast.html?mid=googlenews

(Also worth noting, the article also mentions CBS' Let's Make a Deal will also go HD this fall!)

Thanks. The article explains how difficult a process it was to convert not just the cameras, but all the wiring and editing equipment to HD.
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BIG BROTHER" TO DEBUT ITS MOST "TWISTED" SEASON EVER!

Host Julie Chen Announces the New Twists Today on "The Talk"

Further Details Will Be Revealed During the Two-Night Premiere Event June 25 and June 26 on CBS

Houseguests Will Live in an Urban Tree House-Themed Dwelling

It was announced today by Host Julie Chen on "The Talk" that BIG BROTHER will debut its most "twisted" season ever during its special two-night premiere on Wednesday, June 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Thursday, June 26 (9:01-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. As previously announced, this season of BIG BROTHER will air in HD for the first time.

During the premiere, Host Julie Chen will announce details of two new twists and the new competition for the season.

In the first twist, two Houseguests will win the coveted role of "Head of Household" (HOH) each week, which still comes with special privileges, including a separate suite inside the house. Each HOH will have the responsibility of nominating two fellow Houseguests for eviction every week; however, for the first time on the series, earning HOH will not guarantee one's safety in the game for the week.

With the second twist, fans will have a unique opportunity to significantly influence the game from home with a new interactive element called "Team America."

In addition, this season of BIG BROTHER will introduce an entirely new high-stakes competition, "Battle of the Block," which will dramatically shift the power in the house each week.

"When the Houseguests learn about the new twists, they will need to throw out any pre-existing strategy if they want to survive in the game," said Allison Grodner, Executive Producer of BIG BROTHER. "The new Battle of the Block competition will shake up the power in the house like never before. A Houseguest can go from zero to hero, or vice versa, every week!"

This season, the BIG BROTHER Houseguests will live in a whimsical urban tree house-themed dwelling. The living room features a 20-foot-high wood tree sculpture, and wood panels that give the illusion of peering out into the world from inside the tree. The theme continues with the dining room's branch-bound chairs and the kitchen's butcher block island made from thick slabs of eucalyptus trees. Nestled above the living room is an actual tree house shack where the Houseguests can play chess. The Head of Household suite includes a giant bird's nest for the bed and a wall lined with nearly 1,000 bird houses. Also, the bedrooms' décor is based on the classical elements earth, wind and fire with the bathroom's theme being water.

Following the two-night premiere, BIG BROTHER will air Sundays, beginning June 29 (8:01-9:00 PM ET/PT), Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), and the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen on Thursdays, beginning July 3 (9:01-10:00 PM live ET / delayed PT).


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Sounds interesting, I'm in!

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Well?

Perhaps I misremembered.

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Definitely HD. It wasn't until halfway through that I rememebered that it had changed. I'm not hating any of the first 8 house guests right now, although Paola seems a bit stuck on herself. It's good to see that none of them are looking to find their soul mate right from the start. Last year was ridiculous in that regard. Some of the girls were more interested in planning their weddings than winning the half million.
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The Pink haired guy that won HOH seems to think that he's a bit more famous than he really is. In addition, this old man has no idea who his world famous sister is, nor do I know what she sings.
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The Pink haired guy that won HOH seems to think that he's a bit more famous than he really is. In addition, this old man has no idea who his world famous sister is, nor do I know what she sings.
Same here.. I told my wife that I would never recognize him (pinky) OR his "famous" sister. My wife says that's because I don't listen to pop music on the radio. She's right about that.. all I listen to is 60's, 70's', 80's, and (some) 90's on CDs.

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Same here.. I told my wife that I would never recognize him (pinky) OR his "famous" sister. My wife says that's because I don't listen to pop music on the radio. She's right about that.. all I listen to is 60's, 70's', 80's, and (some) 90's on CDs.
My wife and I never heard of them either and I like to think we're fairly up on pop culture (I knew who Lorde was before my 20 year old niece that lives in LA--take that, whippersnappers! )

In any event, Pinky's going to get old real quick. We like Amber from TN. Seems level-headed.
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I like Duck Dynasty dude. He seems genuine.
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Perhaps I misremembered.

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I agree. Pretty boring thus far.

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Due to the obvious cheat in the last episode, I'm done with BB for the summer. I think.
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What obvious cheat? I haven't been keeping because of family in town.
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It appears as though things are finally about to get interesting.

Perhaps I misremembered.

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I am new to watching this show, but I have to ask, why is it such a big deal to film the cameras moving etc?

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I am new to watching this show, but I have to ask, why is it such a big deal to film the cameras moving etc?

Nowadays, it's just a transitional technique from scene to scene. But remember the original concept of the show. Lock a bunch of people in a confined space and film their every movement. Reminding viewers that there are cameras around reinforces the invasive nature of the show. In today's world, people are more used to cameras everywhere. Reality TV, cameras on every device we own, selfies, and social media have desensitized people to the constant monitoring that is one of show's main points.
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I'm so glad Pau Pau got the boot. Hearing her talk was like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.
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I'm so glad Pau Pau got the boot. Hearing her talk was like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.
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It seemed to me that the picture quality of tonight's episode was an upconverted SD signal of a downconverted HD signal. Is it just me?

Edit: Never mind. I think it was a problem on my end. It seems my cable box settings were borked. I'm not sure how that happened.

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Each HOH will have the responsibility of nominating two fellow Houseguests for eviction every week; however, for the first time on the series, earning HOH will not guarantee one's safety in the game for the week.
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Each HOH will have the responsibility of nominating two fellow Houseguests for eviction every week; however, for the first time on the series, earning HOH will not guarantee one's safety in the game for the week.
We know. Thanks.
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How are the ratings so far? Not many outrageous characters this season. Although compared to last season, anything would be tame.
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