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Old 09-05-2021, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default You're in charge of the new series ... what changes do you make?

You are in charge of the new series of Big Brother. What changes? What stays the same? What does your hypothetical series look like?
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Old 10-05-2021, 08:08 AM   #2
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First I would bring back Free 24/7 Live Feed
with Online ads to pay for it.

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Old 10-05-2021, 09:18 AM   #3
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Good question.

Rebrand it to Bigg Boss to ditch all the baggage
Build a new house shell in a rural location and surround it with barbed wire. The eviction stage would be opposite it with the large crowd area in between with a split for housemates to walk through like classic Big Brother Australia.
Opening titles would be reminiscent of BB5, and a lot of the visual theming would feature barbed wire, attack dogs, security guys and cameras. It would have a back to basics and "Bigg Boss is evil" type mantra.
Opening titles and logo would not change from year to year. It would have an eyebrow like BBAU and BBAfrica
The theme tune would be redone with an electronic guitar.
14 housemates; 7 guys, 7 girls. No launch night twists and no evictions for the first week, so we actually get to know all of them. The first eviction would take place 14 days after launch.
24/7 live feed like Arista said with adverts to pay for it.
The team would swear an oath not to manipulatively edit the show to misrepresent housemates or any occasions for the sake of entertainment, ever. It has to be completely honest presentation.
A sexy male Australian or southern Irish narrator.
No music/montage editing. The narration and presentation of events should be basic, neutral and formal.
I'm not sure who to host but preferably a rising star who is somewhat of an unknown. They'd have to actually have a personality and not be afraid to ask hard questions without hesitation. Someone like Gretel Killeen. <3
Evictions would be on a Sunday night because everyone's in on that night, let's be real. It would be half an hour after the normal highlights show as it's own stand-alone episode. It would open with the host entrance, bit of a monologue, then she'd get straight to evicting. The housemate walks through the crowd, then they sit down and talk a bit, then adverts, then they continue talking after adverts.
There would be a dedicated half an hour nominations show on Monday night after the main show. It would be edited from having been recorded that same Monday morning and towards the end of that show it cuts to the house to announce the nominees live.
Vote to Save; at least 3 housemates up every week.
Not sure how the numbers work out but; double eviction the penultimate week and 5 in the finale.
The house would be small and open plan kinda like BB5 where there are props sticking out the walls, the walls lean inwards and the floor is raised to promote a sense of claustrophobia.
Cast of housemates needs to be diverse like BB10. They all need to be intelligent and able to articulate themselves and their ideas. They all need to be extroverts but not freaks. There needs to be age diversity, too.
Tasks would be ones that divide the house such as rich vs poor.
Tasks would take a back seat; this isn't Takeshi's Castle.
No contact from the outside world at all, ever. Letters from home towards the end of the series only.
The Bigg Boss voices would need vocal and handling training to remain authoritative, cold and strict. No bantering with the housemates, BB needs to be the devil.
Minimal secret missions and poking and prodding the housemates to over produce the show. If intelligent and diverse people are selected, the show will write itself.
No obnoxious overly "themed" houses, but they should be somewhat modern and minimalistic without being super luxurious looking.
2 bedrooms always to promote house divisions.
A hot tub instead of a pool; no-one uses the pool enough and the hot tub always yields good conversations.
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Old 10-05-2021, 09:40 AM   #4
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Good question.

Rebrand it to Bigg Boss to ditch all the baggage
Build a new house shell in a rural location and surround it with barbed wire. The eviction stage would be opposite it with the large crowd area in between with a split for housemates to walk through like classic Big Brother Australia.
Opening titles would be reminiscent of BB5, and a lot of the visual theming would feature barbed wire, attack dogs, security guys and cameras. It would have a back to basics and "Bigg Boss is evil" type mantra.
Opening titles and logo would not change from year to year. It would have an eyebrow like BBAU and BBAfrica
The theme tune would be redone with an electronic guitar.
14 housemates; 7 guys, 7 girls. No launch night twists and no evictions for the first week, so we actually get to know all of them. The first eviction would take place 14 days after launch.
24/7 live feed like Arista said with adverts to pay for it.
The team would swear an oath not to manipulatively edit the show to misrepresent housemates or any occasions for the sake of entertainment, ever. It has to be completely honest presentation.
A sexy male Australian or southern Irish narrator.
No music/montage editing. The narration and presentation of events should be basic, neutral and formal.
I'm not sure who to host but preferably a rising star who is somewhat of an unknown. They'd have to actually have a personality and not be afraid to ask hard questions without hesitation. Someone like Gretel Killeen. <3
Evictions would be on a Sunday night because everyone's in on that night, let's be real. It would be half an hour after the normal highlights show as it's own stand-alone episode. It would open with the host entrance, bit of a monologue, then she'd get straight to evicting. The housemate walks through the crowd, then they sit down and talk a bit, then adverts, then they continue talking after adverts.
There would be a dedicated half an hour nominations show on Monday night after the main show. It would be edited from having been recorded that same Monday morning and towards the end of that show it cuts to the house to announce the nominees live.
Vote to Save; at least 3 housemates up every week.
Not sure how the numbers work out but; double eviction the penultimate week and 5 in the finale.
The house would be small and open plan kinda like BB5 where there are props sticking out the walls, the walls lean inwards and the floor is raised to promote a sense of claustrophobia.
Cast of housemates needs to be diverse like BB10. They all need to be intelligent and able to articulate themselves and their ideas. They all need to be extroverts but not freaks. There needs to be age diversity, too.
Tasks would be ones that divide the house such as rich vs poor.
Tasks would take a back seat; this isn't Takeshi's Castle.
No contact from the outside world at all, ever. Letters from home towards the end of the series only.
The Bigg Boss voices would need vocal and handling training to remain authoritative, cold and strict. No bantering with the housemates, BB needs to be the devil.
Minimal secret missions and poking and prodding the housemates to over produce the show. If intelligent and diverse people are selected, the show will write itself.
No obnoxious overly "themed" houses, but they should be somewhat modern and minimalistic without being super luxurious looking.
2 bedrooms always to promote house divisions.
A hot tub instead of a pool; no-one uses the pool enough and the hot tub always yields good conversations.
Some great ideas Seth.
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Old 10-05-2021, 02:05 PM   #5
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Good question.

Rebrand it to Bigg Boss to ditch all the baggage
Build a new house shell in a rural location and surround it with barbed wire. The eviction stage would be opposite it with the large crowd area in between with a split for housemates to walk through like classic Big Brother Australia.
Opening titles would be reminiscent of BB5, and a lot of the visual theming would feature barbed wire, attack dogs, security guys and cameras. It would have a back to basics and "Bigg Boss is evil" type mantra.
Opening titles and logo would not change from year to year. It would have an eyebrow like BBAU and BBAfrica
The theme tune would be redone with an electronic guitar.
14 housemates; 7 guys, 7 girls. No launch night twists and no evictions for the first week, so we actually get to know all of them. The first eviction would take place 14 days after launch.
24/7 live feed like Arista said with adverts to pay for it.
The team would swear an oath not to manipulatively edit the show to misrepresent housemates or any occasions for the sake of entertainment, ever. It has to be completely honest presentation.
A sexy male Australian or southern Irish narrator.
No music/montage editing. The narration and presentation of events should be basic, neutral and formal.
I'm not sure who to host but preferably a rising star who is somewhat of an unknown. They'd have to actually have a personality and not be afraid to ask hard questions without hesitation. Someone like Gretel Killeen. <3
Evictions would be on a Sunday night because everyone's in on that night, let's be real. It would be half an hour after the normal highlights show as it's own stand-alone episode. It would open with the host entrance, bit of a monologue, then she'd get straight to evicting. The housemate walks through the crowd, then they sit down and talk a bit, then adverts, then they continue talking after adverts.
There would be a dedicated half an hour nominations show on Monday night after the main show. It would be edited from having been recorded that same Monday morning and towards the end of that show it cuts to the house to announce the nominees live.
Vote to Save; at least 3 housemates up every week.
Not sure how the numbers work out but; double eviction the penultimate week and 5 in the finale.
The house would be small and open plan kinda like BB5 where there are props sticking out the walls, the walls lean inwards and the floor is raised to promote a sense of claustrophobia.
Cast of housemates needs to be diverse like BB10. They all need to be intelligent and able to articulate themselves and their ideas. They all need to be extroverts but not freaks. There needs to be age diversity, too.
Tasks would be ones that divide the house such as rich vs poor.
Tasks would take a back seat; this isn't Takeshi's Castle.
No contact from the outside world at all, ever. Letters from home towards the end of the series only.
The Bigg Boss voices would need vocal and handling training to remain authoritative, cold and strict. No bantering with the housemates, BB needs to be the devil.
Minimal secret missions and poking and prodding the housemates to over produce the show. If intelligent and diverse people are selected, the show will write itself.
No obnoxious overly "themed" houses, but they should be somewhat modern and minimalistic without being super luxurious looking.
2 bedrooms always to promote house divisions.
A hot tub instead of a pool; no-one uses the pool enough and the hot tub always yields good conversations.
Agree with most of your points. I'm sorry BBUK has the best theme and that should be the mainstay along with the other music e.g. the voting music and the music played when a hm leaves the house. But the house itself? Spot on. It should look 'ooh that would be cool if it were in my house' rather than 'ooh I've got that in my house'. Perfect examples of this are BB5, 6 and 7. The feel BB5 had with the house entrance being reminiscent of entering prison is a great aesthetic that tells housemates BB means business. The live set should not be overly glossy like on C5, it makes the show look over produced. C4 got this right but looked a little cheap
Current BBAU has the perfect balance, so something along the lines of this. Whilst I like the stairs, an entrance like BB5 would be cool, maybe even having a bridge/tunnel that goes through a barbed wire fence and over a ditch before getting to the crowd. There should also be a an open air and indoor studio like C4 too. Whilst rebranding Big Brother to Big Boss could ditch excess baggage, I hate the sound of it. Viewers would be unfamiliar and it sounds too much like a entrepreneur show like Dragons Den. Just No. Stick to Big Brother. I also think the Eye and house should be changed every year, it helps keep the show fresh and exciting. Titles should be faced paced like BB6, 7, 8, 9 - they really capture the theme of twisted social experiment. Not sure if 3 hms would work but could do if there were 2 live shows like C4, with the change being a hm being announced as safe at the end of the first show, it amps the tension. Your points on casting also great and should take the same stance as BBCAN with diversity. Though I wouldn't rule out introverts, some people can still be entertainment without being a big character. Secret missions should only be beneficial to pass a task e.g sabotaging to actually pass and not for just entertainment or a luxury item. Shopping tasks should stay but less physical like you say and more psychological. Tasks like the security guard one in BB7(?) is a good example, where it's a 24/7 thing and plays with sleep deprivation having to be up. The narrator could still be Marcus, not fussed as long as he keeps it natural, like BB3-7. Also the narrator SHOULD NEVER talk to the house e.g. when Marcus done the countdowns for hms leaving. Big Brother only! Host and narrator should both be British though. No spin offs for the first year to allow as much money for the main show. Advertisement everywhere. Billboards, social media, newspaers/mags radio. All of which should be cryptic so the viewer feels BB is watching everywhere too. The BB4 ads were great with the eye being at different national landmarks. As a precaution to not go against Love Island, it should be broadcast end of August and end near before the start of I'm a celeb. This worked great for The Circle S2 ratings wise. Should run 70-80 days, any longer gets too boring. But yea that's what I'd do

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Whilst rebranding Big Brother to Big Boss could ditch excess baggage, I hate the sound of it. Viewers would be unfamiliar and it sounds too much like a entrepreneur show like Dragons Den. Just No. Stick to Big Brother.
Yeah renaming it 'Big Boss' would be a terrible idea.
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keeping it cancelled for good


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Why are you here?
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He has no conception of reality and is nothing more than a TIBB mascot.

Perhaps BB, needs to restart from the beginning. Where only the in the know are aware it's even re booting.

Strip it back to series one, series one, where only teletext adverts alerted you to the show being punted.
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what changes do i make

new casting director

every series from now onwards a theme song

more attention for detail into particular themes per series (for example would love if BBUK would also have a ''fairytale theme'' like Promi BB last year had, with a castle and a forest divide)


spring = the civilian series

winter = the celeb series

would more or less keep that the same



newer hosts

Maya Jama and Dermot O'Leary


better interaction of the BB voice with the housemates (like the voice we had this year in my nation, was very charismatic, charming towards the hm's)


a Head of Household comp, giving this person special powers (different week by week) immunity from nomination via that so they have something to fight for


i would keep the same diversity as for housemates


and more twists regarding late entrants how they will have to prove themselves upon entering with some challenges


a Vote to Evict of course would be my preferred choice for civilian BB

a Vote to Save for the celeb BB





do i think BBUK can come back, well if my nation's came back after a LONG hiatus well never say never my dear british people



and maybe it is a good thing there will be a new house, since sometimes complete renewal is good
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