“Big Brother” returned Wednesday night for its landmark 18th season on CBS, with Julie Chen once again back as host. Now that we’ve gotten our first glimpse of this season’s houseguests — 12 newbies and four returnees — it’s time to cast your vote in our poll below about who you want to win. Need help recalling all 16 players? Then scroll through our new photo gallery above.
The theme this year is “Craziest Summer Vacation,” with no less than three twists thrown at the houseguests during the two-hour premiere. First, the 12 new players were joined by fan favorites Frank Eudy (Season 14), Nicole Franzel (Season 16), James Huling (Season 17) and Da’Vonne Rogers (Season 18).
Next, these four veterans got to start dividing the house into teams who will play against each other throughout the summer. Here is the team-by-team breakdown:
Bridgette Dunning, Michelle Meyer, Paulie Calafiore and Frank
Glenn Garcia, Corey Brooks, Tiffany Rousso and Nicole
Victor Arroyo, Bronte D’Acquisto, Natalie Negrotti and James
Paul Abrahamian, Zakiyah Everette, Jozea Flores and Da’Vonne
For the third twist, the teams were told that one of the houseguests would be leaving the competition before their summer even begins. Since The Freakazoids lost the first three challenges, Glenn, Corey, Tiffany and Nicole will battle it out tonight to see who goes home. Then, the remaining three players from that team will decide among themselves who will become the season’s first Head of Household.
Per CBS, a new weekly competition will be unveiled on Sunday’s episode in lieu of the Battle of the Block, which was featured in both Seasons 16 and 17. What do you think this new game might be? Sound off in the comments section below our poll, and then be sure to join the discussion in our forums.