Press release from CBS, June 14, 2016:
CBS announced today 12 Houseguests who will embark on a new season of BIG BROTHER during a record 99 days inside the house. BIG BROTHER’s three-hour premiere spans two nights, with two hours on Wednesday, June 22 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), and one hour on Thursday, June 23 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Julie Chen returns as the host of the hit summer series.
This season’s new twists will be announced during the two-night premiere event. Details about the house will be announced shortly.
Following the two-night premiere, BIG BROTHER will air Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), beginning June 26; Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), beginning June 29; and Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT), beginning June 30, featuring the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen. Last summer all three editions of BIG BROTHER ranked among the top 10 summer series in adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and adults 25-54.
The following 12 new Houseguests will spend the summer competing for $500,000:
Paul Abrahamian (23) (pron Ab-ra-HAY-me-en)
Hometown: Tarzana, Calif.
Current City: Tarzana, Calif.
Occupation: Clothing Designer
Victor Arroyo (25) (pron Ah-ROY-yo)
Hometown: Slidell, La.
Current City: Slidell, La.
Occupation: Gym Manager
Corey Brooks (25)
Current City: Dallas
Occupation: Baseball Coach
Paulie Calafiore (27) (pron Cal-ah-FEE-or-EE)
Hometown: Howell, N.J.
Current City: Howell, N.J.
Bronte D’Acquisto (26) (pron BRAWN-tay dah-QUIZ-toe)
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Current City: Denver, Colo.
Bridgette Dunning (24)
Hometown: Fresno, Calif.
Current City: Ventura, Calif.
Occupation: Traveling Nurse
Zakiyah Everette (24) (pron Zah-KEY-ah)
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Current City: Charlotte, N.C.
Occupation: Preschool Teacher
Jozea Flores (25) (pron Joe-ZAY)
Hometown: Bridgeton, N.J.
Current City: Los Angeles
Occupation: Makeup Artist
Glenn Garcia (50)
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
Current City: Bronx, N.Y.
Occupation: Dog Groomer/Former Police Detective
Michelle Meyer (23)
Hometown: Washington Township, Mich.
Current City: Washington Township, Mich.
Natalie Negrotti (26) (pron Nah-GRAH-tee)
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Current City: Franklin Park, N.J.
Occupation: Event Coordinator
Tiffany Rousso (32) (pron ROO-so)
Hometown: West Palm Beach, Fla.
Current City: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Occupation: High School Teacher
BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 87 HD cameras – seven more than last year – and more than 100 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 $500,000. 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.