The ‘Big Brother 21’ cast reveal is happening very, very soon, and there’s already a familiar face

Big Brother 21” is almost here! But first… the cast will be announced next week. Grab a pen and paper/open your calendar app: The cast will be unveiled Monday, June 17 at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT, Jeff Schroeder announced in a Twitter message Monday.

Yup, that also means Jeff is back after a one-year hiatus to conduct the cast interviews in the Diary Room before the new houseguests get locked up for the summer. The interviews start at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT next Monday on the “Big Brother” live feeds. Last year, “Celebrity Big Brother 1” runner-up Ross Mathews replaced the Season 11 and 13 alum as the in-house host for pre-season and post-eviction interviews.

Jeff first hosted a “Big Brother” recap show during Season 14, after which he began doing pre-season interviews for CBS.

As for the actual Season 21 cast, rumors abound as to the exact mix. Will it be all newbies once again? Will there be returning vets? If you believe the interwebs, eight vets are supposedly returning.

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Most of our readers are crossing their fingers for a long overdue second all-stars season; however, executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan basically shot down all-stars talk last year, saying they’re using the next decade to build a new crop of all-stars. But you know, expect the unexpected.

As previously announced, Season 21, which will again be hosted by Julie Chen Moonves, will have two-night premiere on Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26 at 8/7c. Its first Sunday episode will be on June 30 at 8/7c. The show will revert back to its usual Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday schedule beginning with the Wednesday, July 10 episode. Starting then, the weekday episodes will also move to the 9/8c slot, while the Sunday ones will remain at 8/7c.

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