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CBS Reveals Cast For 'Big Brother' Season 16

LOS ANGELES ( — CBS on Thursday revealed the identities of the 16 houseguests who will vie to win this season's "Big Brother."

The popular summer show returns for its 16th season — and promises more twists than ever before (is that even possible?) — on Wednesday, June 25th (8-9 p.m. PT) and Thursday, June 26 (9:01-10 p.m. PT).

Julie Chen, AKA The Chenbot, returns as the show's host.

But first, a look at the 16 people who will vie for the $500,000 prize.

IMAGES: The New Big Brother Cast

The new group includes a couple of people who were born in or now live in the Southland. Occupation-wise this season boasts a most diverse group. There is a minister, a former pro baseball player, a pedicab driver, a policeman, barista and a YouTube personality.

This season, one announced twist is two HOH's (heads of household) will be picked every week and they will nominate two house guests for eviction. Per CBS, "for the first time on the series, earning HOH will not guarantee one's safety in the game for the week."


In addition, a new competition called "Battle of the Block," will, according to the network, "dramatically shift the power in the house each week."

Double uh-oh.

After the two-night premiere next week, the show will settle into its regular time periods Sundays, beginning June 29 (8-9 p.m. PT), Wednesdays (8-9 p.m. PT), and the live eviction show, Thursdays, beginning July 3 (9:01 – 10 p.m. PT).

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