Seven doesn’t want to alienate Big Brother’s biggest fans
With the ink on the contract barely dry, Seven programming boss says a lot of decisions around BB are yet to be finalised.
Big Brother fans hoping for more detail on Seven’s plans for 2020 were left to wonder what shape the show will take.
There was no announcement yet on host or location at Seven’s 2020 Upfronts.
Seven’s ink on the Endemol Shine contract is less than a week dry, meaning discussions are still ongoing. Director of Programming, Angus Ross told TV Tonight change does not mean fans have to put aside all of their expectations.
“I don’t think you have to put all of it aside,” he explained.
“I don’t want to go into the specifics of what we’re planning because some of them are still to be debated.
“But it won’t be Live,” he confirmed, adding, “I am expecting to have a host.
“There are certain nods to nostalgia required with that show. Like any show there are super-fans and we certainly don’t want to alienate them.
“So those are discussions we will be having with Endemol Shine in coming weeks.”
The word “Revolution” and phrase “the game has changed” has fuelled fan speculation about housemates voting one another out, as depicted in North American editions.
“You’re right where the inspiration comes from but I wouldn’t say it will be singularly like the Canadian or US show,” Ross continued.
“Nearly everything I’ve seen written about it is rubbish, particularly around where things will be based. It’s not decided yet.
“What’s not rubbish is how many applications they’ve had for this show. They’ve never seen anything like it.”