No casting stunts in the new season, which begins Sunday.
"To celebrate 10 seasons of BIG BROTHER we are going 'old school' and returning to the original concept for the show — A group of strangers living together in a house and battling it out for half a million dollars," exec producer Allison Grodner said in an announcement of the new cast. "All 13 Houseguests have no prior relationship — they are not exes, nor secret couples," said executive producer Allison Grodner. "We are also excited to have the most diverse group we have ever assembled. They range in age from 22 to 75, come from all walks of life, and have distinct points of view. This should make for an unforgettable BIG BROTHER summer."
You can see the new cast, including a competitor from Sterling, Ohio, here.