If there is anything that we have learned from “Big Brother” over the years, it is that they can be the masters of trickery — what you see is rarely what you get, and even when things appear to be set in stone, Allison Grodner and the rest of the production staff find a way to change the game yet again. (Let’s all scream in terror at Pandora’s Box!)
With all of this in mind, we’re still a bit skeptical about a leaked photo (supposedly from this year’s media day) that shows off what looks to a number of podiums for a trivia challenge. The twist? Two of the names are for Brendon and Rachel.
Before you start to freak out about the possibility of “Brenchel” being on for the third straight season of the show, let’s take a few things into consideration here:
1. Grodner has no problem bringing back past houseguests, but even she knows that she can’t rely on two people for three straight seasons. (There is only so much sobbing and hair extensions we can take.)
2. This photo may have been designed strictly to make people freak out — or it could just be older than people think.
3. The cast for the new season is not even in sequester yet — so why would they have nameplates out there for contestants that may not actually be finalized?
Ultimately, it’s best not to read anything into this at all. What we can tell you is that the cast will be revealed in early July, and shortly after that Julie Chen will give her typical analysis of the houseguests and take us on a tour of the new house.
If you want to know more of our thoughts about what should be implemented for this season (which does not include any returning houseguests — at least unless it is an All-Star season), head on over to this link.