“To Whom it May Concern, CBS has severely disappointed me.” So begins one of the many complaints filed with the FCC over the past five years about the CBS reality show Big Brother, whose content is subject to federal law because CBS broadcasts on public airwaves.
CBS has announced the Survivor 41 premiere date and the Big Brother 23 finale date, which are different days this year, plus the Tough As Nails season 3 finale date.
For BB23, CBS’s Big Brother did what few reality competition shows do: it increased its prize, and basically ended up adjusting the original prize for inflation.
Is Big Brother racist? Big Brother and CBS have spent most of the show’s life doing exactly the opposite of what host Julie Chen Moonves claimed in a BB23 interview that the show has done to address racism and other forms of bigotry.
Bringing back teams for BB23’s first twist ensures Big Brother is “staying current,” executive producer Allison Grodner told an interviewer. While the idea is not new, there are changes to how it will work.
The first alliance in Big Brother history, BB2’s Chilltown, which led to a friendship between Dr. Will Kirby and Mike “Boogie” Malin that extended into the all-star BB7, has resulted in Mike being found guilty of felony stalking over threats he made toward Will and his family.
CBS announced the joint premiere date and schedules for both Big Brother 23 and Love Island 3—and possibly hinted at Big Brother’s theme.