A revamped version of CBS’s “Big Brother,” the oft-reviled ratings smash (whose live Webcasts last summer transformed Hercules The Strong into a simpering virtual shut-in), is rocketing toward its debut!
According the Tuesday morning’s Daily Variety, this new version of “Big Brother” may – a la “Survivor” – let the housemates vote EACH OTHER off the series. (Last summer’s “Brother” only allowed the housemates to nominate each other; the home audience got to pick who actually got the boot).
The trade paper indicates that CBS execs are keeping quiet; Variety’s story is apparently based on this bit of blurb on the cbs.com Web site:
“…this summer, the houseguests on BIG BROTHER will play by new rules and face new challenges. Now, BIG BROTHER is an exciting, cut-throat, dramatic COMPETITION that will require players to use brain, brawn and charm to win. One by one, each of the houseguests will be eliminated as the group votes them out…until only three guests remain and the TV audience picks the winner.”