Celebrity Big Brother starts on February 7, 2018 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access, and things are getting to a hype with rumors indicting that producers are looking to ban “Real Housewives” stars from joining the show.
According to the National Enquirer, the show’s producers have banned any Real Housewives stars from being cast on the show.
The National Enquirer’s sources claim that, “The producers are looking to avoid those kinds of reality TV stars who are used to appearing on camera in a private setting. Big Brother producers are already insisting on one big rule — no “Real Housewives” allowed in the house!‘, a source added. Instead, they want something different for the three-week competition that will find the celebrities trapped in a house and filmed 24/7.
The decision not to include any Real Housewives would definitely go against most major network reality TV casting for “Celebrities”. Dancing with the Stars has featured many of the Bravo ladies, including Erika Jayne, Kim Zolciak, NeNe Leakes and Lisa Vanderpump. NeNe has also competed on The Celebrity Apprentice, as have Kyle Richards, Kenya Moore, Teresa Giudice and Brandi Glanville. At this point, it’s hard to find a celebrity-filled reality show that hasn’t featured a Real Housewife.
However, this new report may contradict earlier rumors about similar reality TV veterans from being considered like Jersey Shore’s Sammi Sweetheart or Blac Chyna, who was a part of the Kardashian empire. There’s still no certainty yet to those names so who knows! We’ll just have to wait and see.
While this season is sure to be different from a regular summer routine we’ll still have to wait and see just when the cast news starts to roll out. Typically we meet the cast a week before the season kicks off, but would they wait so long with more star power behind those names?
So what is ahead? We still don’t know who will be on the celebrity cast but we do know the when of it all. CBS previously released the full season’s schedule and don’t blink or you’ll miss it! Just 13 episodes await us in the new series and it’ll be over in 18 days. Yap! We’ll see the season premiere of Celebrity Big Brother on Feb 8th then the finale arrives on Feb 25th, along with the Olympics closing ceremonies.
Are you planning to watch this new series? Would you prefer a Real Housewives-free Celebrity Big Brother? Share your opinions in the comment section below.