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Welcome to the first day of summer! I know it technically started on Friday, but for me, summer doesn‘t begin until Big Brother is on the air. With three episodes a week, plus Big Brother After Dark on TV Guide Network and 24/7 live feeds, Big Brother 15 is going to consume my entire summer and I couldn‘t be happier about it. It‘s probably my favorite show, simply because there‘s so much of it.  Read more »
Following the premiere of Big Brother 15, the 24/7 live feeds went up, giving fans a chance to observe the HGs in their new home for 90 days. Since they moved in a while ago, plenty has happened since McCrae won the first HoH competition, so below is my best attempt to figure out what‘s been going on.  Read more »
The twist for Big Brother 15 is that each week America will vote for an MVP, and that person will anonymously get to pick the third nominee. In addition, if Power of Veto is used on the MVP‘s nominee, the MVP will also get to pick the replacement nominee.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
On the premiere of Big Brother 15, Julie Chen announced that this year‘s twist involves America voting for an MVP who will nominate a third houseguest for eviction. Some of the details were clear, but you may have a few questions, and once the live feeds showed up, we learned the disturbing truth about the rules.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
While only one episode of Big Brother 15 has aired on CBS, a lot has happened in the first 24 hours of live feeds. We‘ve learned who HoH McCrae nominated as well as who won the first MVP. We also saw dozens of secret alliances plus a hilariously juvenile love triangle.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
If you only watch Big Brother 15 on CBS, the season has barely begun. We saw the HGs move in and McCrae won the first HoH. But on the live feeds, the week is basically done. The nominations were made, the MVP was revealed, the Power of Veto is over and there‘s an eviction plan in place. Of course with four days to go, anything can happen.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
In the Big Brother 15 house, HoH McCrae has made his two nominations, the MVP made the third nomination and now it‘s the Power of Veto competition, which is as fierce and complicated as ever with so many moving parts.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
I‘ve watched Big Brother for nearly every season, and I think season 15 has more crazy strategy and game play in week 1 than ever before. Things have been seesawing back and forth on the first two nights of live feeds and now there are three huge alliances in the house and a master plan in the works.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
If you‘ve watched Big Brother, then you know sometimes the uncensored live feeds bring out the uglier side of the houseguests. There have been some memorably disgusting racist and bigoted remarks, whether it was the anti-Hispanic tirade by Braden on Big Brother 11 that resulted in him being the first HG evicted or Jeff Schroeder‘s rant about how he wouldn‘t send his kids to Hogwarts because Dumbledore is gay.But people watching Big Brother 15 are being exposed to a whole new level of frank and rather ugly language.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Big Brother 12 was the last time the show had a house full of brand new houseguests. It introduced us to Rachel Reilly, the Brigade and a snarky blonde named Britney Haynes.Big Brother 15 has Rachel 2.0 (her sister Elissa), the Brigade 2.0 (now called the Moving Company) and Britney 2.0 (Aaryn, except for the fact that Britney was awesome and Aaryn is awful). Either by accident or by design, this is shaping up to be identical to what happened to three years ago.  Read more »
Fans who watch the Big Brother 15 have been eagerly awaiting the first big fight of the season. We‘ve had a few tiny skirmishes, but nothing on par with last season when Willie went off on Frank (remember the Fruit Loops?).Well, now the Big Fight has arrived, and it‘s all about red wine. And tepees. It should go without saying that Jeremy is at the center.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Hot off the heels of the Paula Deen controversy, CBS is embroiled in its own race-related scandal thanks to Big Brother 15 houseguest Aaryn Gries.On the first two episodes of the show that‘s aired on CBS, Aaryn has come across as a pretty blonde who seems nice enough, is overly confident and has already started a showmance with fellow houseguest David. But Big Brother 15 fans who watch the live feeds have seen a different side of her.  Read more »
Big Brother made its season 15 debut last week to start the show‘s longest season to date. Read more »
OK, Big Brother 15 fans, get ready to rearrange your schedules this summer. CBS has announced that, starting next week, the show will move to a Sunday/Wednesday/Thursday schedule instead of Sunday/Tuesday/Wednesday like it was originally set for.  Read more »
I suspect fans of the Big Brother 15 live feeds are going to have a HUGE problem with this episode. We find out who won the first MVP (but everyone, including the producers, clearly knew who it would be a long time). We see the Power of Veto competition. And we see Nick‘s latest "master plan." Well, we only get to see a fraction of it. I assume the rest is on the cutting room floor because they needed to make room to show Elissa crying and getting into a fight with Jeremy over Gisele Bundchen.  Read more »
The hits just keep coming for Big Brother 15 as the racist comments made by some houseguests are snowballing. I‘ve written about the comments made by Aaryn and others (most notably Jeremy, Kaitlin, GinaMarie and Spencer) as well as my thoughts on a petition to have Aaryn expelled from the house (which I also find somewhat arbitrary since she‘s NOT the only offender).Now Aaryn is getting the Paula Deen treatment as the modeling agency she works for has dropped her over her racist comments.  Read more »
After an explosive blindside on Big Brother 15, the second HoH competition began and it‘s another endurance challenge. After hanging onto popsicles in the first challenge, now they HGs have another long road ahead of them to see who will be the second HoH.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Big Brother 15 is a hotbed of controversy. Between racist comments, huge fights and other nonsense, sometimes the actual game can be overlooked. But since America is being asked to vote for who is playing the best game, I‘d like to highlight what‘s happening on the live feeds that you may have missed.Following the week 2 HoH competition, it was time for many HGs to try and figure out what happened with Wednesday‘s vote that saw David evicted over Elissa and Jessie by a vote of 7-5-0.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
The Big Brother 15 HGs may be trapped in the house on the Fourth of July, but there were still some emotional fireworks to enjoy. The live feeds went down for an hour Thursday night as the HGs were treated to a Fourth of July BBQ, and when the feeds came back, there was pandemonium.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
In the first week of Big Brother 15, Rachel Reilly‘s sister, Elissa, became the MVP, voted by America to make the third nomination. She put David on the block and he went home. Did she win again or did someone else take the MVP in week 2?SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
After the first week of Big Brother 15, the MVP twist is definitely shaking up how the game works. While Candice and Jessie were originally nominated, MVP Elissa nominated David, HoH McCrae won PoV and saved Candice to backdoor Elissa, then David went home anyway. So while it‘s hard to get a good sense of what will happen based on the HoH‘s original nominations, it‘s still an interesting start to the week.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
The Power of Veto is a lot more powerful on Big Brother 15. With half of the people competing nominated, there‘s a greater chance that it will be used every time, which means no one is ever safe. After McCrae‘s impressive back-to-back wins last season, who won the second PoV?SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
On Big Brother, power always seems to switch sides every week. Season 15 is no different, as the alliance that got blindsided in the first week is in charge for week 2. You can bet that whenever one half of a showmance gets evicted, their partner will win the HoH later that night.Tonight Big Brother 15 finally shows us a segment about the many racist and awful things Aaryn has said, as well as her creepy clown and Jessie‘s stalker tendencies. The girls this season are crazy.  Read more »
What happens when you combine alcohol, boredom and a free-spirited woman on Big Brother 15? Bare breasts with nipples covered by Band-Aids.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Game on. The second week of Big Brother 15 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting, fiercely complicated votes ever. The stage is set for a battle for the soul of the house and is testing the Moving Company‘s commitment to each other.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
While racism and homophobia continue to be hot-button topics on Big Brother 15, the game itself is heating up. It‘s only the second week and already there are three very formidable HGs on the block.The campaigning is fierce and fascinating. There are deals, lies, schemes and everything else that makes Big Brother one of the most interesting reality competitions.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
After its momentous premiere, Big Brother generated even more buzz last week when attention focused on racist comments made by a houseguest. It also didn‘t hurt check-ins to have NSFW shenanigans show up on the show‘s live feeds. Read more »
When the Big Brother 15 producers came up with the new twists, I‘m sure they expected the MVP, the three nominees and Rachel Reilly‘s sister to be the big stories. They never could‘ve imagined that a near nonstop cavalcade of racist remarks would hijack the conversation. Now the issue is finally being brought up by the HGs, and if you think that it all ends with everyone eating cookies after learning a valuable lesson of tolerance, you‘d be wrong.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
On Big Brother 15, the Moving Company‘s game is a bit like an M.C. Escher paining. It goes all over the place and is sometimes impossible to follow, and just when you think you‘ve figured it out, it all goes haywire. It‘s what makes them so effective, because even though others in the house are starting to figure out bits and pieces, they turn it all upside-down.Tuesday was an exciting day of campaigning in the house as crazy new fake alliances were suggested and the subject of a possible all-guys alliance in the house was raised multiple times. But no one thinks it could possibly be true.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Big Brother 15 is turning into a gender war. Candice, Helen and Elissa have formed a solid trio whose only goal is to eliminate strong guys because they‘re scared of them. Meanwhile, the Moving Company, a five-man alliance, wants to take out the girls. The way it‘s framed, it sounds like Thursday‘s eviction vote is going to definitively decide which is the superior gender.  Read more »
The second week of Big Brother 15 has featured some of the most intense, complicated and maddening gameplay I‘ve ever seen. Alliances shifted, HGs scrambled, secrets were discovered and if you think you know what‘s going to happen on Thursday night, you‘re probably wrong.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
The first two HoH competitions on Big Brother 15 were endurance, which means it‘s finally time for a mental challenge. And live feed viewers got a sneak preview of what to expect during the very early hours of Thursday.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Nick Uhas was evicted from Big Brother 15 in week 2, and now the Brenchel Army is running the show. With Elissa‘s BFF Helen as the new HoH, things are looking bad for what‘s left of the Blonde-tourage (Jeremy, Aaryn, Kaitlin and GinaMarie). Oh, who am I kidding, things are looking bad for them every week for the next month no matter who wins HoH.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
I love Big Brother. It‘s my favorite show of the year. I look forward to investing my entire summer to the live feeds, watching every moment unfold and being a fly on the wall for three months of the year.  Read more »
After Nick was evicted from Big Brother 15, the Moving Company was officially dead. The all-guy alliance came crumbling down and now all that‘s left is to do a post mortum, which McCrae did late Thursday night.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Big Brother 15 is a house very divided, with eight HGs on one side, four on the other and two in the middle. But while some people have no luck, that doesn‘t necessarily mean that they‘re Have-Nots. A new competition was held on Friday to decide who will be a Have-Not for the week.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Big Brother 15 is rapidly becoming The Helen Show. The woman is a force of nature. She might be the oldest person in the house, but she‘s wickedly smart, quite athletic, a huge fan of the show and, as far as I‘m concerned, her conviction and determination were the primary reason Nick was evicted. So who did she nominate for eviction?SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Perhaps I dismissed Big Brother 15 prematurely. I originally thought the eviction of Nick and the coalition that developed behind using Elissa as the MVP would dominate the game and make for a boring season. Well, buckle up, kids, because things are about to get bumpy.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Big Brother 15 is two for two on using the Power of Veto to save one of the three nominees. Will this week make it a three-peat, or will the nominations stay the same? SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
This episode of Big Brother 15 opens with a viewer discretion warning. Sigh. I was initially opposed to Aaryn being expelled, but this nonsense has totally hijacked the entire season and now I just want her gone so it can stop being about race. It‘s not fun to watch. And when you factor in the George Zimmerman verdict, aren‘t racial tensions already high enough OUTSIDE the house?  Read more »
Big Brother 15 might be full of explosive racial fighting and bullying and all sorts of other personal nonsense, but at the end of the day, it‘s a game. People win competitions, people get nominated and people get evicted. Monday saw the third Power of Veto ceremony inside the house, and it most likely sealed someone‘s fate.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Last week, TNT‘s novel-inspired Rizzoli & Isles made its first appearance on the list of top-ten most-engaged shows on TV. Read more »
Big Brother 15 introduced a new twist that promised to change the game, the MVP. Each week America votes for who they think is playing the best game (at least that‘s what they claim) and that person gets the power to anonymously name a third nominee. If their nominee is saved by the Power of Veto, the MVP also makes the replacement nomination.  Read more »
The third week of Big Brother 15 was over the moment it began. Helen and her pals (Elissa, Andy, Judd, Jessie, Candice, McCrae and Amanda) all agreed on a single course of action, and that course will come to a successful ending on Thursday. But plans for the future are becoming a bit of a mess.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
After Sunday‘s episode of Big Brother 15 was full of racism and fighting, we finally get back to the game on Wednesday night. There‘s still a viewer discretion warning, but I don‘t know why since there‘s absolutely no talk of race in the episode.  Read more »
Big Brother 15 fans, I‘m trying to find something to be excited about this season, but it‘s becoming difficult. The third week was painfully dull as the outcome was inevitable from the moment it began. Everyone wanted to backdoor Jeremy, and now they have. Despite what they might say, there was never anything he could‘ve said or done to change their minds.  Read more »
In the wake of Jeremy‘s eviction of Big Brother 15, I became despondent that the season would become dull and predictable. The course of action over the next several weeks seemed incredibly obvious to me. However, I failed to realize that this year the house is full of insanely paranoid and petty people.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Being a Have-Not on Big Brother 15 doesn‘t really matter all that much. For the first three weeks, GinaMarie, Kaitlin and Aaryn have avoided being forced to eat slop and sleep in airplane seats, but it hasn‘t prevented them from being targets. Instead, it just makes people resent them even more. So who are the Have-Nots for week 4?SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Thanks to the MVP twist of Big Brother 15, the nomination ceremony is even less important than usual. For three weeks in a row, none of the HoH‘s original nominees have been evicted. In fact, only four of the 33 votes that have been cast have been for an original HoH nominee (and those were all against Elissa in week 2). Still, let‘s see what Judd has decided.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
This week Big Brother 15 has changed the rules. Instead of America voting for an MVP in the house to make the third nomination, America IS the MVP. We voted to decide which HG will be nominated for eviction this week, a fact that HGs don‘t know about, and now the results are in.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Big Brother 15 was already the most paranoid season ever thanks to the MVP twist, but when Julie Chen warned the HGs to "expect the unexpected" with a new twist this week, it pushed them all into paranoia overdrive. We know the twist is that America got to pick the third nominee. The HGs do not. Now the Power of Veto can throw another bit of confusion into an already perplexing week.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
When you need to fill an episode of Big Brother 15 with Candice talking about how much she likes penguins, you know its Sunday. The nomination episodes are always the most boring simply because there‘s still an MVP and a Power of Veto that can change the entire game.  Read more »
With America as the MVP this week on Big Brother 15, paranoia in the house has been at an all-time high. People are talking, alliances are shifting, targets are changing and anything can happen. In the history of Big Brother, the Power of Veto has never been used for the first four weeks in a row (back in season 11, it was used in each of the first three weeks). Has that all changed?SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
I should probably give you fair warning that this Big Brother 15 article is going to be all about Elissa, and therefore, half of you will agree with me and half of you will hate me. That‘s just the way it is. Rachel Reilly‘s sister is one of the most polarizing figures in Big Brother history, and just like oil and water, Republicans and Democrats or Chinese food and vodka (don‘t ask), her fans and haters will never be able to work well together.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
If Tuesday night in the Big Brother 15 house doesn‘t convince you that Elissa is just plain bad at this game, then nothing will. A series of uncomfortable confrontations led to secrets being spilled and causing two different people in Elissa‘s own alliance to call her a "selfish, crazy robot" and "the s****iest Big Brother player ever." With friends like that, who needs me to pile on?SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
It‘s time for the first live eviction of Big Brother 15, but that‘s probably not why you‘re tuning in. You‘re tuning in to hopefully see if they show any of Aaryn‘s racist comments (whether it‘s her original comments, the petition to expel her from the house or her and GinaMarie being fired from their jobs).  Read more »
Big Brother 15 has already seen its fair share of controversy with racist and homophobic remarks made by some of the houseguests. But tonight the focus is on the game, and the second live eviction promises to be the most shocking one ever.  Read more »
There‘s nothing like a little paranoia to shake up the game on Big Brother 15. Everyone has been operating under the (correct) assumption that Elissa will win the MVP every single week, but with the twist that America is voting for the third nominee, that plan goes out the window.  Read more »
The Big Brother 15 HGs still have an eviction to look forward to Thursday night, but inside the house all eyes are on the next HoH competition. They‘ve been given something to practice, so keep reading for a preview of what to expect.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
On Survivor, the term Pagonging refers to the post-Merge phenomenon where one tribe systematically votes out the other tribe one by one. It‘s named after the show‘s first season, where the five members of the Pagong tribe who went into the Merge were then voted out over the next five Tribal Councils. It‘s why the middle of the season is typically boring and predictable.Big Brother 15 has started off with a massive Pagonging. As part of his master plan, Nick created two sides of the house, one of which was the Blonde-tourage, consisting of himself, David, Aaryn, Jeremy, Kaitlin and GinaMarie. You‘ll notice that three of them have already been evicted and the other three are nominated tonight.  Read more »
The more things change on Big Brother 15, the more they stay the same. After Kaitlin was evicted in the season‘s first unanimous vote, Aaryn, aka one of the most hated HGs of all-time thanks to her racist comments, has regained power as the HoH. So what was her first night back in power like?SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Aaryn Gries might be one of the most hated houseguests of all-time, but on Big Brother 15 she‘s safe once again after winning her second HoH of the season.As a self-described Big Brother historian, I became curious about other past houseguests who‘ve won two early HoH competitions to see whether it bodes well for Aaryn‘s future in the game, or if it means she‘ll be evicted quickly.  Read more »
Since its eighth and final premiere, Dexter fell to eighth in BuddyTV‘s ranking of the top 10 most-engaged shows. Read more »
Since the Have-Not room was introduced on Big Brother 11, only three people have survived without ever having to suffer a week of Slop, cold showers and uncomfortable beds. Last year, Frank Eudy and Jenn Arroyo were never Have-Nots, and season 12‘s runner-up Lane Elenburg also avoided it. There are others who were evicted before ever becoming Have-Nots, but those three are the only ones who went all the way until the Have-Not room was closed. So how do the Big Brother 15 HGs stack up after week 5?SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Aaryn is the HoH once again on Big Brother 15, but maybe this time her nominations will actually matter. Well, when I write "her nominations," that‘s not entirely true. She‘s just playing the dutiful role of a puppet.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
For the second week in a row on Big Brother 15, America is the MVP and gets to vote for the third nominee. Last week Julie Chen told us Aaryn got the most votes, followed by Elissa and GinaMarie. Since Aaryn is HoH, does that mean the same outcome as last time?SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
The Power of Veto has been used every week on Big Brother 15, and three of those times it was won by one of the nominees. Will this week make it five-out-of-five?SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
On Big Brother 15, there are more than five days between the Power of Veto competition and the eviction vote. Sometimes things can change completely in that time and sometimes there‘s a plan from the beginning that gets executed to perfection. So what kind of week will it be?SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
With Aaryn as HoH once again on Big Brother 15, I have no interest in rehashing the whole racism debate. But when Aaryn says that she‘s the minority or that she‘s "a slave to the house," it‘s kind of hard to think about anything else.  Read more »
With three nominees instead of two, Big Brother 15 has more opportunities for someone to save him or herself with the Power of Veto. Indeed, the PoV was used in the first four weeks, and twice the replacement nominee was evicted.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
The Big Brother 15 live feeds are truly maddening to watch. There have been so many lies, fake alliances and targets that I have very little clue what‘s real and what‘s not. While the present always seems to be in focus, the future is constantly changing, and on Monday, everyone decided to find a new person to scapegoat.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
I‘m sticking with my claim that Big Brother 15‘s subtitle should be "Sound and Fury." There‘s a lot of insanity and paranoia and lies in this episode, but none of it really seems to change the original plan. Amanda has wanted Howard to be evicted since before the game even began and now that seems inevitable.  Read more »
Nine days ago on Big Brother 15, Helen made a deal with Aaryn on behalf of Amanda, McCrae, Andy, Judd, Jessie and Elissa. They would keep her safe and evict Kaitlin, and if Aaryn won HoH, she would nominate Howard and Spencer with the goal of evicting Howard.  Read more »
The power is up for grabs on Big Brother 15. For the third time in six weeks, the HoH competition is a battle of endurance. Following Howard‘s eviction on Thursday‘s live show, 10 HGs began their quest to take power.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
A marathon fight broke out on Big Brother 15 Thursday night that could change the game, but probably won‘t. There was also a clear sign that Hell may have frozen over.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
There‘s a lot of drama on Big Brother 15 and a lot of HGs to analyze, but I‘d like to take some time to discuss the one person no one inside the house seems to notice: Andy.  Read more »
Big Brother 15 has been a season of centralized power. After five weeks, Andy, Judd and McCrae remain the only HGs who have never been nominated, while Amanda and GinaMarie have only been nominated by America‘s MVP vote. So who are the week 6 nominees?SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
For the third week in a row on Big Brother 15, America is the MVP and gets to nominate the third houseguest for eviction. So far America has chosen Elissa, GinaMarie and Amanda, though none of America‘s MVP nominees have received any votes for eviction. So what did America decide this time?SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
For the past four weeks on Big Brother 15, one of the nominees has won the Power of Veto to save him or herself. In fact, the PoV has been used every week this year. Will that streak continue?SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Last week on Big Brother 15, there was a very short-lived rebellion plot to evict Amanda. But it died as quickly as it was born and, when Amanda found out about it, she unleashed her wrath on Jessie and got her nominated this week. So there‘s no way Jessie would ever try to mount a second rebellion, right?SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
So far Big Brother 15 has a perfect record for using the Power of Veto. Every time someone has come off the block and someone else has gone up. However, only two people have actually been backdoored, Nick and Jeremy. The other replacements have all been spared.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
America‘s Got Talent jumped in check-ins last week, presumably in anticipation of the results show of the second quarterfinals of the eighth season. Read more »
Suits on USA replaced America‘s Got Talent in last week‘s rankings of TV shows by engagement. Read more »
I‘ve said plenty of times that Big Brother 15 has been a boring season. Almost every eviction this year has been set at least four days in advance. Sure, there‘s been drama and paranoia, but at the end of the day, it always worked out as originally planned. But all of that could change following this week‘s double eviction.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
On Big Brother, making it to the jury is half the battle. And for the HGs of Big Brother 15, they‘ve already made it.  Read more »
Every week on Big Brother 15, the outgoing HoH gets to write a blog post about their time in power and their thoughts on the house. On Tuesday, after GinaMarie wrote hers, she was crying because she was worried she couldn‘t spell and came across as stupid with her blog. Helen and Amanda assured her this was not the case and that she has plenty to offer the world.  Read more »
Sunday‘s episode of Big Brother 15 was all about Amanda‘s epic fight with Jessie. Despite the presence of racists and other horrible people this season, it‘s Amanda‘s demanding, bullying, aggressive, personal attacks that have become the Big Bad.  Read more »
You don‘t tug on Superman‘s cape. You don‘t spit into the wind. You don‘t pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger. And you don‘t mess around with Amanda on Big Brother 15.  Read more »
Big Brother 15 is about to change the game on Thursday‘s live show. Not only will it feature a double eviction, but it will also mark the start of the jury. For the first time ever, nine HGs will be sequestered in the jury house to decide the winner instead of the usual seven.Inside the house, the HGs are already getting suspicious about the double eviction, but they don‘t know about the jury. There‘s also a bit of mystery as Julie Chen dropped a potential clue about a big change.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
My favorite night of television all year long is the Emmy Awards. But a close second is the Big Brother live double eviction episode! An entire week‘s worth of competition is crammed into a single hour and there‘s so much scrambling, tension and excitement that my heart always stops. And after a season of ugly controversies, I need this. Read more »
The double eviction episode of Big Brother 15 certainly shook things up a little bit. After Candice was predictably evicted, Aaryn won HoH and PoV and blindsided the audience when she backdoored Judd, sending him to the jury house with Candice.This brings us to the Top 9 where, after the show ended and some time passed, the HGs played in the new HoH competition (Wednesday night they practiced rolling a ball down a plank). Just to clarify, this is the eighth HoH, but since we had a double eviction, I‘ll be referring to this as week 7.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
I‘m a huge Big Brother nerd, especially when it comes to statistics. Now that Big Brother 15 has reached the Top 9 and has completed seven HoHs, PoVs and eviction votes, I thought I‘d look at the numbers to see how this year is stacking up against past seasons.  Read more »
On Big Brother 15, there‘s a clear divide between targets and power players. Jessie has been nominated three times. Spencer has been nominated four times. Meanwhile, Andy and McCrae have never been nominated while Amanda and GinaMarie have only been nominated by America as the MVP. Without the MVP, nominations are more crucial than ever before.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Big Brother 15 has a streak going with the Power of Veto. The first seven competitions were won by seven different HGs, and it has been used every single time. It‘s also been won by the HoH or one of the nominees every week. So will any of those streaks continue?SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
One of my favorite songs from High School Musical is "Stick to the Status Quo." And one of my favorite lines of dialogue from Dr. Horrible‘s Sing-a-Long Blog is "The status is not quo." Both of those things seem to accurately reflect my thoughts on this episode of Big Brother 15.  Read more »
The Power of Veto ceremony on Big Brother 15 has been full of action. The first seven PoVs were used to save one of the nominees, though the replacement nominee has gone home less than half of that time. So what happened in week 7?SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
The Big Brother 15 live feeds were pretty quiet over the weekend. Everyone agreed on a plan and thought it was smooth sailing. But on Monday night, Jessie changed all of that by exploding like a time bomb and setting off a very crazy evening.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Nobody cares about this week on Big Brother 15, not even the HGs or the editors. This episode has very little to do with what‘s going to happen this week and everything to do with the future, as the HGs make deals for Final 3 and Final 4, and decide who should be evicted three weeks from now.  Read more »
Andy‘s reign of boring-ness on Big Brother 15 finally comes to an end tonight. The super floater won HoH and PoV and promptly decided to make the polar opposite of a big move, nominating Jessie for the fourth time and Spencer for the fifth time.  Read more »
Hate her or REALLY hate her, there‘s no denying that Big Brother 15 houseguest has become one of the most dominant competitive forces in the history of the game.  Read more »
Julie Chen announced a big twist in store for Big Brother 15. On the next live eviction episode, one of the first four members of the jury will get to re-enter the game as a player.It‘s unclear exactly how the twist will work, but she explained that Candice, Judd, Jessie and whichever HG is evicted this week will compete to come back into the game as a player. However, this is not unprecedented.  Read more »
If you thought Big Brother 15 was done with Have-Nots just because they haven‘t actually shown them or their food for almost the entire season, think again. The remaining HGs competed and we have the results below.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
For the fourth time on Big Brother 15, Aaryn is the HoH and must nominate two HGs for eviction. The first time she put up Helen and Elissa, but the MVP usurped her power and Nick went home. Then she followed orders and put up Howard and Spencer, with Howard going. Then she followed orders again and nominated Jessie and Spencer, only to backdoor Judd. Is Aaryn through following orders, or will she continue to do as she‘s told?SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Big Brother 15 has become all about the competitions. The alliances and deals are basically set in stone, so winning HoH or PoV is the only way to change the inevitable.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Way back in the second week of Big Brother 15, Aaryn won her first HoH and nominated Helen and Elissa. And last week, Andy promised both of his nominees they were pawns, but everyone in the house knew this was a lie as they were all planning to blindside Jessie.  Read more »
Last week, for the first time ever on Big Brother 15, the Power of Veto was not used and the nominations stayed the same. So was it not used again?SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Survivor: Blood vs. Water, airing this fall, will hit a little close to home for the castaways. Instead of having to wait many days for the chance to make it to the Loved Ones Visit, the loved ones will be on the island the entire time as returning contestants will be competing against their own family.One of those family members has now been revealed, and it is none other than Big Brother season 12 winner Hayden Moss, whose girlfriend is Kat Edorsson, who you may remember from Survivor: One World. Read more »
In this episode of Big Brother 15, Amanda uses a phrase that should become the unofficial motto of this season: "There‘s no changing it." Indeed, there‘s no changing anything this year. Whatever Amanda wants, she gets, and any and all attempts to flip the house against her will fail.  Read more »
The season 5 premiere of Breaking Bad came in hot last week, topping the leaderboard for TV check-ins. Read more »
If Big Brother 15 can be saved from the dull and predictable mess it has become, tonight is the night. The next big twist of the summer will see the first four members of the jury compete to come back into the game, and it could be the only thing standing between Amanda and half a million dollars.  Read more »
After the game was changed on Big Brother 15 with the jury members returning into the house, a new HoH endurance competition began on Thursday‘s show. Amanda, McCrae, Andy, Elissa, Spencer and GinaMarie competed against the four jury members, Candice, Judd, Jessie and Helen.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
In the U.K., Big Brother gets a celebrity makeover for three weeks after the regular season is over, with famous faces entering the house to play the game. It‘s a novel concept, one I‘ve been eager to see the U.S. try.The 12th season of Celebrity Big Brother began today in the U.K., and it featured several notable stars who even American audiences would recognize. While there are mostly British celebs (actors from the soap opera Coronation Street and other uniquely English things), some are accessible to international viewers.  Read more »
After nine weeks of voting on Big Brother 15, it‘s clear that people love doing "what the house wants." That‘s a common phrase to any fan, and it‘s been used a lot this season to justify nominations or votes.  Read more »
AMC‘s Breaking Bad commanded TV engagement stats for a second consecutive week. Read more »
The Big Brother 15 house was completely changed by this week‘s massive HoH competition that saw the four members of the jury competing to get back into the game. So with a returning player and a new HoH, things are more unpredictable than ever before.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
This week Big Brother 15 has already been filled with insanity and drama as things are changing and the show is finally living up to its promise to expect the unexpected. This week‘s Power of Veto competition is definitely the most unexpected twist yet.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
For the past four weeks, Big Brother 15 has been kind of boring. Amanda was calling all the shots and the evictions were set in stone from the minute the HoH competition was over. The show needed to shake things up, to change the game to give fans something to get excited about.  Read more »
Big Brother 15 has seen more alliances than any other season. The Moving Company and the Blonde-tourage met early deaths. The Grasshoppers died before it was born. The Knockouts and its sub-alliance, the Goof Troop, ended when they all betrayed Judd. The Mom Squad has been cut in half and with Elissa nominating Aaryn and McCrae, 3 A.M. is looking shaky. But now a new group has formed, and it could be the one you‘ve been waiting for.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Over the weekend on Big Brother 15, I‘d dare to say there was more actual gameplay than in the last month combined. Alliances shifted, new deals were made, plans were concocted and at the end of it we have a dramatic Power of Veto Ceremony.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
With nearly identical standings from the previous week, AMC‘s Breaking Bad added to its run as the most-engaged TV show last week. Read more »
Big Brother 15 finally started to get great this week with Judd‘s return, Elissa winning HoH and Amanda not getting her way for the first time all season. I suspect CBS knows this is the best week ever, which is why they‘re doing everything in their power to make fans happy. Enter the Zingbot!  Read more »
There‘s good news and bad news tonight on Big Brother 15. The good news is that all of those people who petitioned to get Aaryn out of the house are finally getting their wish as she‘s nominated and certainly going to be evicted. The bad news is that, because she‘s in the jury, Julie Chen probably won‘t be telling her about losing her job.  Read more »
For the second week in a row, the Big Brother 15 HoH competition did not end on the live show. Following Aaryn‘s eviction, the six HGs began a new challenge to win power.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Julie Chen promised fans a special competition this week on Big Brother 15, and it has certainly left the house a bit of a mess. The live feeds were off during the actual competition, but we can still try to figure out what happened.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
On this week‘s Big Brother 15 live eviction episode, Julie Chen talked to Dan Gheesling who said that keeping showmances in the house is a stupid decision. In the first three weeks, Aaryn and David, GinaMarie and Nick and Kaitlin and Jeremy were all broken up, then Howard and Candice got the boot. But through all of this, McCranda has been safe. Will that streak continue, or has their love come to an end.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
The Power of Veto has been a big deal on Big Brother 15. It‘s been used nine out of 10 times so far, although only three of the nine replacement nominees have actually been evicted. Will it be used a 10th time?SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
On Big Brother 15, an actual blindside at the nomination ceremony is very hard to pull off. There‘s so much down time and so much talking that, every single week, everyone seems to know exactly who is going to be on the block.  Read more »
With Amanda and McCrae nominated on Big Brother 15, the Power of Veto doesn‘t seem to matter that much. One of them is almost certainly going to be evicted, but nonetheless, the PoV could change which one it is.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Last week on Big Brother 15, Amanda took great joy in torturing Elissa as much as possible, getting into fights and taunting her mercilessly. Even this week, after GinaMarie won HoH, Amanda‘s mission was to get Elissa on the block. But is it possible these two mortal enemies could work together?SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
After a remarkable month-long run as the most engaged TV show, AMC‘s Breaking Bad was bested by Big Brother. Read more »
The Big Brother 15 finale is in two weeks, and we still have seven HGs left. Now is the time to make big moves and nothing is bigger than breaking up a dominant showmance.This entire episode is about McCranda and the fact that they must now be torn apart. The editors try very, very hard to make us care about this relationship and think that it‘s a tragic ending to an epic love story. In reality, it‘s just an awful bitch and a pathetic shell of a boy being targeted for all the right reasons.  Read more »
It‘s time for another live double eviction on Big Brother 15! The first one featured Candice and GinaMarie‘s war of words and the blindsiding of Judd, and now with only seven HGs remaining, there‘s sure to be some drama.  Read more »
After a second live double eviction on Big Brother 15, we‘re down to the Final 5. Amanda and Elissa were both evicted in a rather stunning display of dominance and strategic deception from the Exterminators, especially Andy.  Read more »
The Double-Double isn‘t just a delicious foodstuff from In-N-Out Burger. I use the term to describe the somewhat rare phenomenon on Big Brother when an HG is able to win two HoHs and two PoVs in a single season.  Read more »
Big Brother 15 is in the home stretch, and for some reason the show insists on doing nominations at this point. It matters a little bit, but the Power of Veto becomes a lot more important than HoH in these last two weeks. Still, this week‘s HoH has made nominations that tell us everything we need to know.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Every fan knows that at this point on Big Brother 15, the Power of Veto is all that matters. It can change everything and throw a real monkey wrench into the plans.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
This episode of Big Brother 15 is basically a giant victory lap for the Exterminators. The alliance of Andy, Judd, Spencer and GinaMarie pulled off a rather extraordinary feat on Thursday‘s live double eviction episode, blindsiding Amanda and framing Elissa for it so she would become McCrae‘s target.  Read more »
Last week, Big Brother 15 tied the record for the most number of times the Power of Veto was used in a single season with 10. Did this week set a new record?SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
We‘re one week away from the Big Brother 15 finale, and the game is going into overdrive. Tonight we‘ll see the Final 5 compete for the Power of Veto, the veto ceremony and the eviction. Then we‘ll watch the next HoH competition, all leading to tomorrow night with the final PoV and another eviction.  Read more »
The 14th and final Power of Veto competition of Big Brother 15 is over. It‘s been a wild season for the PoV as it‘s been used more times than ever before and won by more people than ever before. So what happened in the last one of the season?Judd was evicted and Andy won the latest HoH, but the live feeds were blocked out until after Wednesday‘s episode.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
Despite all the controversy surrounding Big Brother 15, CBS has renewed the show for next summer. Yes, Big Brother 16 is coming in the summer of 2014.In addition, it was announced that Big Brother: After Dark will return to TVGN next summer as well.  Read more »
It‘s been a very long season of Big Brother 15 (and the endless racism and controversy didn‘t help), but we‘re almost at the end. Tonight another HG is evicted and we‘ll be down to the Final 3 who will go to the live finale Wednesday night, where one of them will win half a million dollars.  Read more »
The battle to become the final HoH on Big Brother 15 is on. After McCrae was evicted, Andy, Spencer and GinaMarie began their quest to be the last HoH and decide who comes with them to the finale and who goes out in third place.The final HoH of Big Brother 15 is played in three parts. All three HGs compete in part 1, and the winner automatically goes to part 3. In part 2, the two remaining HGs compete, with the winner moving on to play the winner of part 1 on Wednesday‘s live finale. That‘s when we‘ll see part 3, with the winner immediately choosing who to evict, followed by the Final 2 speaking to the jury before the vote to decide the winner.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
There‘s nothing left but the waiting on Big Brother 15. The second part of the final HoH competition was held today, and now the final three HGs have nothing to do until Wednesday‘s live finale when part 3 will be held and a winner will be chosen by the jury.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 15 spoilers.  Read more »
As always, the penultimate episode of Big Brother is basically a giant clip show. Sure, we get to see part 1 of the final HoH for Big Brother 15, but mostly it‘s just the three remaining Exterminators waxing nostalgic about this miserable season. As David says, "Dude, this is freaking lame."  Read more »
Whether you like it or not, Andy Herren, GinaMarie Zimmerman or Spencer Clawson will win Big Brother 15. On Wednesday‘s live finale, the nine-person jury will vote to give one of them half a million dollars.  Read more »
Big Brother 15 has reached the end. After 90 days (which, it turns out, is about two weeks too long), either Andy, Spencer or GinaMarie will walk away as the winner, and half a million dollars richer.  Read more »
All season long on Big Brother 15, I‘ve been providing fun statistical facts about the game. They included records about nominations, evictions, competition wins, Have-Nots or really anything.  Read more »
Andy Herren won Big Brother 15 in a 7-2 vote over GinaMarie Zimmerman. Many have called this the worst season ever because of the nonstop racism and mean-spirited bullying that went on in the house. And many are complaining that Andy is an undeserving rat who only won by default because his competition was so much worse.  Read more »
Pretty Little Liars took a hiatus last week, causing the show to drop completely off this week‘s list of shows with the most check-ins on BuddyTV Guide. Read more »
With Big Brother winding down, it seemed like there was nothing to stop Breaking Bad at least for a few weeks. Read more »
Returning fall shows made their presence known in TV engagement stats last week. It took Bones a couple of weeks to get up to speed, and the highly anticipated final season of CBS‘s How I Met Your Mother put it in third place. Read more »
Hold on to your torches, Survivor fans -- things are getting wacky and wonderful over on Palaui Island. While this season‘s poster child for go-with-the-flow blandness (i.e. Katie) has all but succumbed to her jury fate, Hayden‘s desperate play to stay in the game proved to be inspiring stuff. If you‘re the sort of person who gets inspired by dramatic, self-serving grand-standing, of course. (And who I am kidding? You watch Survivor, right?)Let‘s break down Hayden‘s game play from last night and figure out what this all means for the approaching million dollar jury vote. Read more »
We‘re only a few days away from another season of The Amazing Race, full of trademark globetrotting excitement, internal quibbles and brutal backstabbing. But unlike prior Amazing Race installments, we won‘t be watching any newcomers battle to the finish line. CBS has rounded up 11 all-star teams from previous races to duke it out in this special All-Star edition, this time with each team knowing the proper way to get ahead.To reacquaint you with the contestants, CBS has released a series of Meet the Team videos where each duo discusses their relationship and what they‘ll bring to the table. We‘ve got a lot of family members, couples and dear friends, each with some sort of edge they hope will put them at the front of the pack. Read more »
Now that we‘ve met the returning cast of The Amazing Race: All Stars, it‘s time to take a look back on their most heartwarming, embarrassing, and jaw-droppingly stupid moments. The Amazing Race is known for teams getting frustrated and angry with each other, but from these videos you can definitely see why this bunch were invited to come back. They‘re just so much fun to watch! Whether you‘re an Amazing Race die-hard whose tuned in for every season or this is your first time voyaging with the CBS series across across the globe, make sure to check out these videos and see what you can expect from the teams this season. Read more »

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