For a show that locks up people inside a house for up to three months, “Big Brother” is embracing the great outdoors this summer. The Season 21 theme is camp and the house is Camp B.B. That’s right. If you spent your childhood summers collecting merit badges and rowing boats and sitting by campfires, this might be right up your alley (lake? Let’s get some more camping metaphors). If you didn’t, then the house is going to be a rustic explosion of deep colors.
We’ve got your first look at the house in the gallery above, which is basically a wannabe cabin. The HOH room is under a literal tent, there’s an RV inside one of the bedrooms (it’s only 11 inches deep, but there’s a “surprise” when they open the door), the dining room table is a firepit, and the upstairs lounge is a “cabin in the sky.” There’s even a ladder to get up there, which means there are two ways to get to the second floor for the first time. Everywhere you turn, there’s a wood-built wall or plaid and checker patterns, and dark shades of green, red and blue.
“Nothing says summer quite like camping!” executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan said in a statement. “And just like camp, this season will be full of adventure, fun and challenges and an unexpected twist that will rock the house, forcing the houseguests to rethink how they play the game.”
While they did not reveal what the new twist is, CBS did tease that there will be camp-filled competitions. It also warned: “Houseguests beware: with the return of Zingbot, marshmallows won’t be the only thing getting roasted this summer.” Ziiiiinnnnngggg.
The house is honestly a lot and will take some getting used to. But one of the houseguests ought to feel right at, uh, home. Holly Allen grew up on a dude ranch in Wyoming.
Julie Chen Moonves also gave a house tour to “Entertainment Tonight.” Watch below.
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“Big Brother 21” will have a two-night premiere on Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26 at 8/7c with one-hour episodes. 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 installment. Starting then, the weekday episodes will also move to the 9/8c slot, while the Sunday ones will remain at 8/7c. The first live eviction is Wednesday, July 3.