The new year is almost here, and with it comes Celebrity Big Brother, the first U.S. version of the CBS reality series to feature famous people. The season begins in February, but the network is already starting to tease it with a new TV commercial and several tweets from host Julie Chen.

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The TV commercial doesn’t offer any real details on how the two-and-a-half week season will work or which celebrities might show up, but it could still provide clues about what to expect (besides the unexpected). The add proudly celebrates “the craziest house on television” with three quick clips from Big Brother 19. There are fights (Mark vs. Josh), showmances (Cody and Jessica) and general silliness (Paul riding Jason like a bull).

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This could suggest that the tone for Celebrity Big Brother will be similar to the original, only now with famous people. I’m not sure if three weeks in the house is enough time for any celebrity showmances, but as we saw in season 19, relationships can be formed very quickly inside the house.

Host Julie Chen, who will return to preside over the celebrities, has also started tweeting in anticipation of the event. In this promo poster she asks “…are you ready for it?” The photo features Julie holding an HoH key, the Power of Veto and a Houseguest key, which is used for nominations. While the season will be incredibly short, the fundamental structure of the game will remain the same.

Finally, in early December Julie tweeted a photo of herself getting ready for the new season. She’s relaxing in an HoH robe and used the hashtag #WinterIsComing. Clearly this is in reference to Celebrity Big Brother airing in the Winter, but could it also be a casting clue. Maybe the show will feature an actor from Game of Thrones (the HBO fantasy drama has had such a massive cast over the years that it wouldn’t be too hard to find someone). Before you laugh at that idea, you should know that in January 2017, the British version of Celebrity Big Brother featured Thrones alum James Cosmo, who played Lord Commander Jeor Mormont. So it’s not totally impossible

Are you excited for Celebrity Big Brother?

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Celebrity Big Brother premieres Wednesday, February 7 at 8/7c on CBS. For more CBB news, like BuddyTV’s Big Brother Facebook page.

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John Kubicek

Senior Writer, BuddyTV

John watches nearly every show on TV, but he specializes in sci-fi/fantasy like The Vampire DiariesSupernatural and True Blood. However, he can also be found writing about everything from Survivor and Glee to One Tree Hill and Smallville.