CBS will announce the cast of Big Brother 17 today, giving the first look at the new houseguests to those who’ve subscribed to the BB17 live feeds in a clever way to encourage more people to sign up and/or sign up earlier.
This year, the feeds are bundled as part of the network’s new CBS All Access, which costs $5.99/month and allows its users to watch and live stream current and past CBS shows, including every previous season of Big Brother, not that you’d want to do that to yourself.
Update: Here’s the cast of 14 new houseguests. It’s on CBS.com well ahead of the promised first-look for subscribers. So much for All Access.
Yesterday, the design of the new BB17 house was revealed, and features the usual new paint job and props, including surfboards attached to the walls in the backyard. Besides the lack of a door to the bathroom area, there is one new substantial feature: a transparent bridge called the the Sky Bridge Lounge connects from the balcony outside the HOH room and goes, well, nowhere. It just extends over the top of the living and dining room area.
If you can handle the inanity, here’s Julie Chen giving ET a tour of the new house: