CBS Reveals New 'Big Brother' Twist: Past Houseguests Returning as Coaches

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July 13th, 2012

via press release:



BIG BROTHER Coaches Include Former Winners Mike “Boogie” Malin and Dan Gheesling, and “America’s Favorite Players” Janelle Pierzina and Britney Haynes

Willie Hantz Selected as First Head of Household of the Summer

Jodi Falls Victim to the First Eviction of the Season


During last night’s action-packed premiere of BIG BROTHER, the new Houseguests moved into the house and quickly learned from Julie Chen that they would be joined by four former Houseguests who will serve as their coaches for the summer. The BIG BROTHER coaches are Mike “Boogie” Malin (Season 2, Winner of All-Stars Season 7), Janelle Pierzina (“Americas Favorite Player” from Season 6, All-Stars Season 7), Dan Gheesling (unanimous Winner of Season 10) and Britney Haynes (“America’s Favorite Player” from Season 12). Each coach will compete for a $100,000 prize, which they will win if one of their selected Houseguests wins BIG BROTHER.

After being introduced to the 12 new Houseguests, the coaches then drafted their Houseguests, as follows:

Boogie: Jenn, Frank and Ian

Britney: JoJo, Willie and Shane

Dan: Kara, Danielle and Jodi

Janelle: Wil, Ashley and Joe

With their coaches cheering them on, the Houseguests competed as teams in the “Big Brother Slumber Party” Head of Household competition in which they individually raced across moving mattresses to retrieve teddy bears on the opposite side of the course. Britney’s team successfully obtained three teddy bears first, winning the game and giving Britney the power to select the first Head of Household from her team. She appointed Willie to that position.

Dan’s team came in last place, forcing him to choose one member of his team for immediate eviction. He chose Jodi to move out of the BIG BROTHER house.

Following the premiere on Thursday, July 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), BIG BROTHER will be broadcast three nights weekly, beginning Sunday, July 15 (8:00:30 -8:59:30 PM, ET/PT), Wednesday, July 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and the LIVE eviction show, hosted by Julie Chen, beginning Thursday, July 19 (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT).

BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 53 cameras and 98 microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, the Houseguests will vote someone out of the house. At the end, the last remaining House Guest will receive the grand prize of $500,000.

BIG BROTHER is executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol U.S.A.

  • xwiseguyx

    Yep – the token minority person was evicted out first..

  • johnt

    that was really sad. and she was even the last one to get picked o.o

  • The Mike Factor

    Hate that they made someone leave already, but other then that it was a great episode.

  • PHIL

    She was the fatest and the new format stinks. Take out the four coaches and have them win the HOHs on their own. Willie HOH was handed to him.

  • PHIL


  • bob

    I LOVED that Dan was brought back…Great guy. However, he should NOT have gotten rid of the person he did. She was a nice gal but that stupid liar Nurse should have gotten the boot. Oh well fun episode all around.

  • Steve-A

    I don’t like this X factor/the voice coaching thing. Are they saying these ppl are do slow that they need coaching?

  • Noelle

    I mean, out of all of the new girls, I definitely liked Danielle the most, so I’m glad she wasn’t evicted.

  • Gabi and Andrew

    Evil Dick and Dani

  • Melanie

    I was so happy to see Janelle return as a coach. She is my all time favorite player! I enjoyed the new twists, but it was too bad that Jodi had to leave on the first night. Should be an exciting season though.

  • sebacon

    folks its so boring

  • Derek Vincent

    I’m so, so glad Britney’s back. My favorite ever, even if she was too stupid to see the alliance that formed right in front of her face. Nobody can make fun of Rachel as well as Britney, girl has a serious talent.

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