Big Brother 21 cast reveal: Where to watch, what to expect

Big Brother 21Come tomorrow morning, it will officially be here — the Big Brother 21 cast reveal! It’s an occasion that we’ve been waiting to see for quite some time, and consider this article a newbie’s guide for everyone out there who hasn’t had a chance to bear witness to a cast reveal before.

Let’s start things off here by addressing one key question — when the cast reveal is actually taking place. If you’ve got CBS All Access, you will be able to check out the event starting at 8:00 a.m. Pacific time (11:00 a.m. Eastern) tomorrow morning (June 17). Big Jeff from seasons 11 and 13 will be in the Diary Room live with the houseguests taking part in the season. This will likely be the first time that any of them will have experienced the Diary Room and they’ll get a chance to share a part of themselves with America.

Be sure to set aside a big chunk of tomorrow morning — these events do tend to take a while. They are also fun — though we wouldn’t consider any houseguest’s behavior to be a barometer for the game.

Want to get some more fun Big Brother video coverage? Before tomorrow, you can check out some of our expectations for various cast archetypes below! Once you do that, remember to subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube and view our official playlist.

Now, it’s possible that you’ll hear Big Jeff ask a lot of the houseguests the same questions, including what their strategy could be, if they’re open to an in-game romance (a “showmance”), or if they’d rather win and be hated or lose and be loved. Why not mix it up? A part of this is just due to the nature of these interviews! Jeff needs to put up an air of impartiality, as he can’t end up accidentally giving something away to one of the houseguests and it’s possible (or likely) that they’ll talk about his interviews during the game. Each interview has to be self-contained and they are meant primarily to get people excited about the season early — and to maybe get that extra week’s subscription out of viewers.

If you want to play the CBS angle here, this is it — if people waited until Big Brother 21 premieres on June 25 to get their live feeds, they’d have them for three months and then they could cancel right before the finale. Because of these interviews, they may be able to get an extra month’s subscription out of some people — at least ones without a free trial. We don’t blame them, and we think the interviews are worthwhile. We’re mostly just pointing out the financial move.

Check back tomorrow…

We’re going to have our take on Big Jeff’s interviews and new videos over at the link here. We’ll be your resource for all things Big Brother all summer and we don’t want you to miss any of it.

What do you want to see in regards to Big Brother 21 when the show premieres? Be sure to share now in the comments. (Photo: CBS.)

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