With the upcoming season of Big Brother slated to be the "most twisted season ever," the show's executive producers recently sat down to explain one of the bigger new twists of the season.
In Big Brother 16, there will be two Head of Households each week, and both will be nominating two people, meaning there will be a total of four houseguests nominated for eviction. However, that will change after a new competition called Battle of the Block is conducted. Big Brother executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan explain the new Battle of the Block competition in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
"It was a difference from the last few seasons where there were co-HOHs," Grodner explained. "In this case, they're two HOHs and each one will be nominating two people for eviction - a total of four - and they're operating independently. They are ultimately going head to head in this competition with Battle of the Block, where one is going to end up in power and one is going to end up not in power."
This suggests that the Head of Household that loses the Battle of the Block will not only not be HOH for the week anymore, they will also have the two people they nominated be removed from the block.
Meehan noted that the Battle of the Block competition is a "weightier" competition that the Have and Have Not Competition.
"We love that idea on that opening night, everyone comes in with a plan and then there's a wrinkle to the game that suddenly makes everybody rethink how they're going to play," he said.
Grodner praised the new cast as being like "onions" in that they have many layers under their surface-level traits. She said that there are many likable people in the cast in addition to some villains.
Big Brother 16 premieres Wednesday, June 25 at 8 p.m. on CBS.
Watch the cast preview for the new season of Big Brother here: