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[02/06/08 - 07:50 AM]
CBS Reveals the Identities of the 16 New Houseguests Competing in the First Winter of "Big Brother"
This season marks the first-ever all-single cast and the most Houseguests in BIG BROTHER history.

[via press release from CBS]

[EDITOR'S NOTE: This press release was updated on Thursday, February 7 with the revised season title "'TIL DEATH DO YOU PART."]

CBS REVEALS THE IDENTITIES OF THE 16 NEW HOUSEGUESTS COMPETING IN THE FIRST WINTER EDITION OF "BIG BROTHER: 'TIL DEATH DO YOU PART"

First Ever All-Single Cast and the Most Houseguests in "Big Brother" History

Ninth Installment Premieres Tuesday, Feb. 12th

Julie Chen Returns As Host

Love Is In The Air As An All-New "Big Brother: 'Til Death Do You Part" Creative Twist Is Revealed

CBS today revealed the identities of the 16 Houseguests who will compete in BIG BROTHER: 'TIL DEATH DO YOU PART, as well as the new creative twist that will play out during the first-ever winter edition, which premieres Tuesday, Feb. 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).

This season marks other BIG BROTHER firsts, including the first-ever all-single cast and the most Houseguests in BIG BROTHER history.

When this group of 16 singles enters the house, they will be told they are being matched up with their "soul mate," a stranger who may prove to be their true love or their worst nightmare. Whether there is a love connection or not, once paired up, the Houseguests' life in the game depends on their partner. They must strategize, plot and scheme together as a couple for a chance at the prize. These "lovebirds" will live together as a couple meaning they will sleep in the same bed, hold Head of Household as a couple, be nominated for eviction as a pair, and if the time comes, say their goodbyes together upon eviction.

BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with dozens of cameras and microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week the Houseguests will vote each other out of the house. At the end, the last remaining Houseguests will receive the Grand Prize of $500,000 and a second place prize of $50,000.

BIG BROTHER: 'TIL DEATH DO YOU PART debuts Tuesday, Feb. 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Following the premiere, BIG BROTHER: 'TIL DEATH DO YOU PART will be broadcast three nights weekly, on Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) beginning Feb. 13 and Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) beginning Feb. 17. Julie Chen returns as host. The live weekly eviction broadcasts will be Wednesdays, with the first eviction on Wed., Feb 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT).

Following are the 16 Houseguests, listed in alphabetical order, who will compete in the first- ever winter edition of BIG BROTHER: 'TIL DEATH DO YOU PART:

Adam
Single
29
Public Relations Manager
Del Ray Beach, Fla. via Cherry Hill, NJ

Amanda
Single
23
Paralegal
Fridley, Minn.

Alex
Single
24
DJ Company Owner
Staten Island, NY

Allison
Single
28
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Boston, Mass.

Chelsia
Single
21
College Student
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Jacob
Single
23
Electrician
Dallas, Ga.

James
Single
21
Originally From: Sarasota, Fla.
Riding Bicycle Around The World

Jen
Single
26
Bartender
Columbus, Ohio

Joshuah
Single
25
Advertising Media Buyer
Dallas, Tex.

Matt
Single
23
Roofing Foreman
Charleston, Mass.

Natalie
Single
28
Bikini Barista
Salem, Ore.

Neil
Single
29
Realtor
Los Angeles, Calif.

Parker
Single
26
Paparazzo
Northridge, Calif.

Ryan
Single
27
College Student
Columbus, Ohio

Sharon
Single
23
Realtor
Olathe, Kan.

Sheila
Single Mom
45
Former Model
Reseda, Calif. via Memphis, Tenn.

BIG BROTHER is executive produced by Emmy Award winner Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan, in association with Endemol U.S.A.

For more information on BIG BROTHER and the 16 new Houseguests, log on to http://www.cbs.com/.

Official CBS Website: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/big_brother_9/





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[02/11/16 - 02:49 PM]
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[02/11/16 - 02:33 PM]
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[02/11/16 - 01:51 PM]
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[02/11/16 - 01:28 PM]
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[02/11/16 - 01:13 PM]
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[02/11/16 - 01:09 PM]
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[02/11/16 - 11:40 AM]
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[02/11/16 - 11:36 AM]
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[02/11/16 - 11:20 AM]
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[02/11/16 - 11:08 AM]
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[02/11/16 - 11:01 AM]
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[02/11/16 - 10:05 AM]
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[02/11/16 - 10:01 AM]
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[02/11/16 - 09:51 AM]
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