After a shaky first season and successful second stint,
Big Brother is back this summer. Julie Chen hosts the reality TV program and was given a tour of the newly remodeled house.
Executive Producer Arnold Shapiro gives Chen a tour of the modern Asian-influenced d
Big Brother table, where contestants eat and vote, has a brand new camera, which turns automatically and can focus a close-up on any one of the 12 chairs.
Some people need open space to keep their sanity. This green pasture allows contestants to do just that and will also be used for contests.
What A Gas
In Studio City, Calf., summer temperatures reach 100 degrees or more, so ironically there is a fireplace for houseguests.
Two lush chairs sit side by side.
Seat For Two
Love Chair adds extra comfort for more than one person.
Four Is A Crowd
This bedroom has three comfortable beds and a little privacy, but four people must occupy the room.
There's less privacy in this room because there is a glass wall. At least each person gets his or her own bed.
In The Army?
This bedroom has four cots for four contestants. That should lead to some sleepless nights.
The cot may be uncomfortable, but it beats the floor. Or does it?
Sleeping On Wood
This is the fourth bed in the cot room. It is made of hard bamboo -- Ouch!
Sex in the
Big Brother house may become a reality this season, but not by competitors. The house's pets, two Bearded Dragons, are a new feature for the third season.