Could TV in 2012 end up being a battle between MasterChef vs Big Brother? Maybe.
Brisbane Times is tipping the return of BB to kick off in July 2012 -but has it taken into account that the Olympic Games will be staged from 27th July to 12th August?
History has shown us that networks, and rival networks, always plan their years around events of this scale. Nine could opt to launch BB following the Games, it will be a golden chance to reboot their schedule. Of couse the later it starts the less clad those housemate bodies will be….
There has been much speculation that BB will be stripped at 7pm, following the success of The Block, rather than being a property for GO! There has even been one suggestion Nine could strip The Voice. Where will it end?
There is still no confirmation on the host or location of the new-look BB. But Queensland Premier (and former Reality TV participant) Anna Bligh has been making noises about wanting the show to return to the Gold Coast.
Dreamworld spokeswoman Melinda Lloyd said the new cast and crew would be “more than welcome” to return to its traditional home.
“The shell of the old house is still there,” she said. “It would be very cost-effective for them to move back in, and we’d certainly welcome their return.”
Meanwhile, the show’s logo on its Facebook page is a bit of a mix of the 2001-2004 shape and 2005-2007 style.
The show returns next year as Big Brother: Secrets.