Episode 1 of “Big Brother: Over the Top” aired Wednesday night exclusively on CBS All Access. After host Julie Chen informed the streaming audience that they’ll have a hand in this season’s nominations, evictions and choosing the ultimate winner, she introduced the 12 new houseguests via pre-taped video packages (meet the cast in the photos above). After those dozen entered the house — WARNING: SPOILERS — former player Jason Roy (Season 17) rang the doorbell and stepped through the front door, meaning that he won America’s vote over Jozea Flores (Season 18). Are you happy with America’s decision? Vote in our poll below.
In our “Big Brother” predictions center, you get to forecast how the houseguests will rank from first to last. Each eviction episode airs Wednesday at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET, so be sure to update your predictions before that weekly cutoff time.
The last houseguest standing at the end of the fall will win the $250,000 prize. Here’s how the rest of the season will play out online:
Beginning Sept. 29, Weekday Replays air Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. PT.
Beginning Oct. 1, Live Safety Ceremonies air Saturdays and Sundays at 7 p.m. PT.
Beginning Oct. 4, Live Diary Room Sessions air Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. PT.
Every Thursday afternoon, host Julie Chen will interview that week’s evicted houseguest (times will vary).
Gold Derby readers just like YOU often turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, so it’s important that you give us your predictions. You can continue to update and change your forecasts throughout the week, just click “Save” when you’ve settled on your choices. You’ll compete to win a $100 Amazon gift certificate, bragging rights and a place of honor on our leaderboard. Be sure to read our contest rules and sound off on this season of “Big Brother” in our reality TV forum.