Since 2004, House Calls has returned for every season of Big Brother.  The live internet talk show presently hosted by Gretchen Massey that focuses on the events in the Big Brother house as well as taking phone calls from viewers has become quite popular in the reality TV circuit as it paved the way for other internet talk shows like Survivor Live for Survivor, Elimination Station for The Amazing Race and Talk Model for America’s Next Top Model.

In the due course, however, the format of House Calls has changed to include a featured guest host alongside Massey.  For Big Brother season 9, Massey co-hosted the show with Big Brother 8 winner “Evel” Dick Donato, runner up Daniele Donato, season 2’s “Bunky” Bill Miller and Kaysar Ridha, who appeared on season 6 and season 7 of Big Brother.  With the premiere date of the new season of Big Brother fast approaching, CBS has reportedly set its eyes on two former houseguests that might possibly host the upcoming season of House Calls.

Nothing official has been declared by the network.  On the other hand, James Zinkand, who won $25,000 in the recent season as “America’s Favorite Juror,” has hinted in a previous interview with that there’s a possibility that he would be co-hosting House Calls for the much awaited Big Brother 10, which is set to premiere on July 13.

“I’m about to get back on my bicycle and start traveling again.  At the same time, I’m in talks with CBS to do Housecalls.  We’ll see what happens.  I’m under contract to CBS for a year, so whatever they say I gotta do, I gotta do,” James told earlier this month.

Most recently, however, James reveals that Matt McDonald, who was evicted on Day 42 and became the first member of the jury of Big Brother 9, might fill in the position instead of him.

“It’s what the fans want but I think CBS is eyeing Matt,” James said when asked during a recent interview with about the prospect of doing House Calls.

Big Brother fans will just have to stay tuned for more House Call updates.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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Kris De Leon

Staff Writer, BuddyTV