Before we move on to what will be a semi-ongoing series setting up the return of “Big Brother” to TV, let’s first close the book on that nasty Canada controversy from yesterday. It’s official now that Canadians are not going to be able to watch the season 15 live feeds via CBS, and there seems to be no plans to change this.
What perhaps frustrates us the most about this is merely the idea that this was done as retaliation against Canada having their own show, and not allowing Americans to watch it. This was done thanks to CBS moving the feeds from SuperPass to its own proprietary service, which they would have to license elsewhere in order for other countries to carry it. Apparently, the time and the effort to do this does not equal to them the financial benefits that they would deem necessary to do it.
Now that all that is out of the way (though it still makes us want to Hulk smash out keyboard), let’s start this new series off by addressing what has been a pretty common question by CarterMatt readers as of late: When’s the new cast going to be announced? There’s no firm date, but diehard “Big Brother” web-stalkers already know around when it will happen. Typically, it happens a little over a week before the season starts. Last year, it took place on July 3, and the season started on July 12.
If we had to put a target date on things, we’d circle Monday, June 17 or Tuesday the 18th, with the latest date finding out the new cast being Thursday the 20th. The contestants will already be in sequester by that time, and this gives writers like us a good span of time to dish our thoughts on the group, hand out ridiculous predictions (including our claim last year that Jodi was making the final two), and just have ourselves a blast getting addicted to the show before it even airs.
In case you read all of that Canada controversy earlier as a very confused individual, don’t fret: You can check it out here, but be warned that we refer to the entire decision as “garbage” on at least one occasion. (We almost went out and bought some pork rinds to start throwing around a la Willie Hantz.)