Telemundo has announced casting for Gran Hermano, its version of Big Brother, and also revealed one major change from the CBS version of the show: houseguest evictions will be the result of both houseguest and viewer votes.
How exactly that will work is not yet clear, and there are no other details about the format of this “exciting new version” will be different than the CBS version.
However, the casting documents do provide a lot of other details:
- The prize will be $250,000.
- The show will air for 13 weeks between January and April 2016.
- The house will be at “an undisclosed location in Mexico City, Mexico.”
- All contestants have to be fluent in Spanish.
- To apply, you must be a U.S. citizen and have a valid passport.
- Open casting calls start Oct. 10 and will be held in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Miami, and Puerto Rico.
- Contestants have to be 21 by Jan. 16, 2016.
- Finals casting will take place in Miami around Nov. 13.
The network previously said that the “U.S. Hispanic cast” will be 14 people, and the show will include 24/7 live feeds.