‘Big Brother 23’: How Fans Will Be Included in the New Season

The summer is coming and that means Big Brother will be back. The theme of Big Brother 23 was revealed and how fans will be included. Will they get to interact with houseguests during the new season?

‘Big Brother 23’ is all about big risks and big rewards

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Big Brother 23 will premiere on Wednesday on July 7, on CBS. It sounds like houseguests will be given some tough choices this season, given the theme.

“Houseguests are in for a high-stakes summer… where one wrong gamble could cost them everything,” claims the logline. The show will go on to air three times a week like previous seasons.

The entire cast will include new players, unlike the previous all-star season. According to Us Weekly, fans will be able to watch the houseguest move in during the 90-minute premiere. 

How fans will be included in the new season

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Fans are usually spectators of the show by watching Big Brother on television and the live feeds. They also get rare opportunities to vote for certain houseguests, and the results could lead to punishments or rewards that affect the competition.

But it sounds like fans will be included in this new season in a different way. “Fans will have the opportunity to join conversations featuring series talent, alumni, insiders, and experts throughout this season,” according to the press release describing the new season. 

The Clubhouse app will hold these conversations. It’s still unknown which alumni and insiders will be involved in these conversations.

CBS previously announced new inclusion standards for ‘Big Brother’

Host Julie Chen on 'Big Brother'
Host Julie Chen on ‘Big Brother’ | Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images

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Big Brother has been at the center of controversy for years due to the treatment of houseguests who are people of color. Some fans might expect more diversity in the casting of Big Brother 23

That’s because CBS announced last year it would have a minimum of 50% Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) cast members for reality shows now, according to TV Insider. CBS also pledged to have 25% of development funding going to BIPOC creators and producers for their projects. CBS President and CEO George Cheeks also made a statement about this change.

“The reality TV genre is an area that’s especially underrepresented and needs to be more inclusive across development, casting, production, and all phases of storytelling,” Cheeks said. 

“As we strive to improve all of these creative aspects, the commitments announced today are important first steps in sourcing new voices to create content and further expanding the diversity in our unscripted programming, as well as on our Network,” the CEO said. Fans will soon get to see how these changes will impact Big Brother 23.