With the premiere episode of Big Brother 21 just one week way we’re all dying to start spying on the all new cast of house guests. The next best thing is getting an exclusive sneak peek at the first challenge of the season. In a recent TV Guide magazine we get an inside look at the first competition. A special thank you to twitter user: Bryan Wayne @mrhappybw for the photo of the article.
“CBS’s long-running reality competition Big Brother has always brought the strangers-forced-to-live-together-drama, but lets not overlook the fun part: the challenges. When Season 21 kicks off with a two night premiere, 16 house guests begin their three-month crusade for a $500,000 prize (and the notice of host Julie Chen Moonves, inset). But first – in a season that embraces the great outdoors – they have to get through the silly summer camp seen here in an exclusive artist’s rendering.
“This challenge has one of the things we love to do in Big Brother, which is put our house guests in complete darkness and play a game,” executive director Rich Meehan says. Lost in the woods with no light to guide them, each player must blindly fumble his or her way through the backyard to find the path leading back to the house, aka Camp BB. Along the way, they could unintentionally knock into obstacles or end up in a decoy room with a similar name, like Camp Bee Bee, where they’ll get stuck in a quagmire of honey, or Camp Bee Gees, where they’ll have to hustle through a disco diversion.
Big Brother’s challenge department, led by co-executive producer Heath Luman, spends up to eight weeks conceptualizing, planning and doing trial runs of each showdown, which variously, test physical strength, mental sharpness, memory and endurance. But “especially on opening night, when the stakes could be very high, we want to make sure it’s as fair as possible,” executive producer Allison Grodner says.
“Everyone can do well [on this one]. It’s not going to rely on a specific skill that maybe one person will have over another” Of course if you happen to have perfect night vision, you might have the advantage here. – Rich Sands
Subscribe the the Live Feeds – CBS All Access Free Trial!
I actually get the hard copy of @TVGuideMagazine still and they have a small piece on #BB21. Says the season is great outdoors themed. First comp will be set in dark where they must find way through back yard through a Forrest to “camp B.B.” will be false camps they get stuck. pic.twitter.com/26toGbzUXw
— Bryan Wayne (@mrhappybw) June 18, 2019
Source: TV Guide