“Big Brother” season 16 premiered last week with 16 new houseguests primed for another three months of challenges, drama, and possible showmances. Someone who knows all about what it’s like to live under those conditions – at least for a couple of weeks – is Nick Uhas, who was the second cast mate evicted from the “Big Brother” 15 house. Nick released a new video on July 2, 2014 in his YouTube Nickipedia series that offers “Big Brother” fans a unique glimpse into the reality show’s history with “Big Brother Top 12 Facts.”
In the video, using entertaining graphics and personal wit, Nick describes how the production company that eventually came up with the concept was formed and why they named the show “Big Brother.” He also reveals that several lawsuits were filed regarding “Big Brother” and another major reality show, “Survivor.”
Nick also talks about the various “Big Brother” incarnations that air around the world, like Spain's “Gran Hermano,” which was broadcast before any other version of the show. Amazingly, we also learn from Nick that the fifth season of “Big Brother” Germany lasted a whopping 365 days – an entire year. There were 59 houseguests and the winner received what today would amount to $1.36 million in U.S. dollars.
According to Nick’s producer, Matthew Nicholas, Nick is now filming a new video with former U.S. “Big Brother” houseguests participating in cameos. In terms of this season’s “Big Brother,” the first eviction will take place on Thursday night’s live show. Paola and Joey are currently on the block and one of them will be sent packing after the other houseguests vote on who they want gone.
“Big Brother” season 16 airs on Sunday nights at 8/7c, Wednesdays at 8/7c, with live eviction shows airing on Thursdays at 9/8c on CBS. In addition, “Big Brother: After Dark” is airing Monday and Tuesday nights at 11/10c, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights at 12/11c, and Thursdays at 1/12c on TVGN.