Big Brother (TV series)

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Big Brother is a TV reality show. People known as housemates, enter a house and they do not bring any of their belongings except clothes. They are bored and the people behind the cameras who call themselves Big Brother announce things through the loudspeaker. Housemates would get a task to do so that they can get food. There is also a celebrity version of Big Brother.

Big Brother around the world[change | change source]

Countries with a series of Big Brother

The series was developed by Endemol, and the first season was shown in the Netherlands. The show's format has since been copied in over forty countries, including Brazil, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Spain, Big Brother (UK)|United Kingdom (see Big Brother UK 2008) and US. It also was shown in Australia, but was cancelled in 2008. BB-Australia will be holding auditions in May 2014 to prepare for the return of the series later in 2014.

Special editions[change | change source]

In some countries, there are also special editions of the show, for example Big Brother VIP or Big Brother: All Stars. Usually, some of the rules in these special editions are a little bit different from the original ones.

Big Brother VIP / Celebrity Big Brother[change | change source]

Big Brother VIP is the name of the special edition of the show, in which all the housemates are famous people. It has been released in many of the countries airing Big Brother, for example Bulgaria - VIP Brother; Mexico - Big Brother VIP; UK - Celebrity Big Brother. The duration of the show is often only a month and in some countries the nominations and evictions are twice a week. Sometimes the big prize is given for charity or there is no big prize at all.

Big Brother series[change | change source]

Region/Country Local Title Network Winners Main Presenters

Angola Botswana Ghana Kenya
Malawi Namibia Nigeria South Africa
Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
Africa|African Continent

Big Brother Africa E4 (UK) (2003)

Big Brother Africa 1|Season 1, 2003: Zambia Cherise Makubale
Big Brother Africa 2|Season 2, 2007: Tanzania Richard Dyle Bezuidenhout
Season 3, 2008: Upcoming season

Mark Pilgrim (2003)
Kabelo "KB" Ngakane (2007)
Albania Big Brother Top Channel

Big Brother (Albania)|Season 1, 2008: Arbër Çepani
Season 2, 2008-09: Upcoming season

Arbana Osmani
 Argentina

Gran hermano (Argentina)|Gran Hermano

Telefe

Season 1, 2001: Marcelo Corazza
Season 2, 2001: Roberto Parra
Season 3, 2002-2003: Viviana Colmenero
Season 4, 2007: Marianela Mirra
Season 5, 2007: Esteban Morais
Season 6, 2010-2011: Cristian Urrizaga
Season 7, 2011-2012: Rodrigo Fernandez
Season 8, 2014: Próximamente

Soledad Silveyra (2001-2003)

Jorge Rial (2007-2012) Mariano Peluffo 2012-)

Gran Hermano Famosos

Season 1, 2007: Diego Leonardi

 Australia Big Brother Australia Network Ten
TV 2 (New Zealand)

BB Australia 2001 Season 1|Ben WilliamsEngland|
BB Australia 2002 Season 2|Peter Corbett
BB Australia 2003 Season 3|Regina Bird
BB Australia 2004 Season 4|Trevor ButlerFiji
BB Australia 2005 Season 5|Logan
BB Australia 2006 Season 6|Jamie Brooksby
BB Australia 2007 Season 7|Aleisha Cowcher
BB Australia 2008 Season 8}Terri Munro

Gretel Killeen (2001-2007)
Kyle Sandilands Jackie O (radio host)|and Jackie O (2008)

Celebrity Big Brother Network Ten Season 1, 2002: Dylan Lewis
 Belgium

Big Brother

Kanaal Twee

Season 1, 2000: Steven Spillebeen
Season 2, 2001: Ellen Dufour
Season 3, 2002: Kelly Vandevenne
Season 4, 2003: Kristof van Camp
Season 5, 2006: Kirsten Janssens
Season 6, 2007: Diana Ferrante

Walter Grootaers
Big Brother VIPs VTM
Kanaal Twee

Season 1, 2001: Sam Gooris
Season 2, 2006: Pim Symoens

Big Brother All Stars Kanaal Twee

Season 1, 2003: Heidi Zutterman

 Brazil Big Brother Brasil Rede Globo

Season 1, 2002: Kléber de Paula
Season 2, 2002: Rodrigo Leonel Fraga
Season 3, 2003: Dhomini Ferreira
Season 4, 2004: Cida da Silva
Season 5, 2005: Jean Wyllys
Season 6, 2006: Mara Viana
Season 7, 2007: Diego Bissolati Gasques
Season 8, 2008: Rafael Ribeiro
Season 9, 2009: Max Porto

Pedro Bial
 Bulgaria Big Brother Nova Television

Season 1, 2004-2005: Zdravko Vasilev
Season 2, 2005: Miroslav Atanasov
Season 3, 2006: Lyubov Stancheva
Season 4, 2008: Upcoming season

Niki Kunchev (2004-2006) and Evelina Pavlova (2004-2005)
Milen Cvetkov (2008-)
VIP Brother Nova Television

Season 1, 2006: Konstantin Slavov
Season 2, 2007: Hristina Stefanova
Season 3, 2009: Upcoming season

Niki Kunchev (2006-2007) and Evelina Pavlova (2006).
 Canada Loft Story TQS

Season 1, 2003: Julie Lemay & Samuel Tissot
Season 2, 2006: Mathieu Baron & Stéphanie Bélanger
Season 3, 2006: Jean-Philippe Anwar & Kim Rusk
Season 4, 2007: Mathieu Surprenant
Season 5, 2008: Upcoming season

Virginie Coossa
 Colombia Gran Hermano Caracol TV

Season 1, 2003: Mónica Tejón

Adriana Arango
Carlos Calero
 Croatia Big Brother RTL

Season 1, 2004: Saša Tkalčević
Season 2, 2005: Hamdija Seferović
Season 3, 2006: Danijel Rimanić
Season 4, 2007: Vedran Lovrenčić
Season 5, 2008: Upcoming season

Daria Knez (2004)
Antonija Blaće (2005-2007)

Celebrity Big Brother RTL

Season 1, 2008: Danijela Dvornik

Antonija Blaće

 Czech Republic Big Brother TV NOVA

Season 1, 2005: David Šín

Eva Aichmajerová, Lejla Abbasová and Leoš Mareš
 Denmark Big Brother
TV Danmark

Season 1, 2001: Jill Liv Nielsen
Season 2, 2001: Carsten B. Berthelsen
Season 3, 2003: Johnni Madsen

Lisbeth Janniche
Big Brother VIP TV Danmark

Season 1, 2003: Thomas Bickham

Big Brother All Stars TV Danmark Season 1, 2004: Jill Liv Nielsen
 Ecuador Gran Hermano Ecuavisa

Season 1, 2003: David Burbano

Toty Rodríguez
 Finland
Big Brother Suomi
Sub

Season 1, 2005: Perttu Sirviö
Season 2, 2006: Sari Nygren
Season 3, 2007: Sauli Koskinen
Season 4, 2008: Anniina Mustajärvi
Season 5, 2009: Aso Alanso
Season 6, 2010: Niko Nousiainen

Mari Kakko (2005-2006)
Vappu Pimiä (2007-2009)
Susanna Laine&Elina Viitanen (2010)

 France Loft Story M6

Season 1, 2001: Christophe Mercy & Loana Petrucciani
Season 2, 2002: Karine Delgado & Thomas Saillofest

Benjamin Castaldi

Secret Story (TV series)|Secret Story

TF1 Season 1, 2007: Marjorie, Cyrielle and Johanna Bluteau ("Les Triplées")

Secret Story|Season 2, 2008: Current season

 Germany

Big Brother

RTL Television|RTL
RTL II
Tele5
Premiere
9Live

Season 1, 2000: John Milz
Season 2, 2000: Alida Kurras
Season 3, 2001: Karina Schreiber
Season 4, 2003: Jan Geilhufe
Season 5, 2004-2005: Sascha Sirtl
Season 6, 2005-2006: Michael Knopf
Season 7, 2007: Michael Carstensen
Season 8, 2008: Silke 'Isi' Kaufmann
Season 9, 2008-2009: Upcoming season

Percy Hoven (2000)
Sophie Rosentreter (2000)
Oliver Geißen (2000-2001)
Aleks Bechtel (2000-2003)
Ruth Moschner (2004-2005)
Oliver Petszokat (2004-2006)
Charlotte Karlinder (2007-)
Jürgen Milski (2007-)
Miriam Pielhau (2008-)

Greece Republic of Cyprus
Greece and Cyprus

Big Brother

ANT1

Season 1, 2001: Giorgos Triantafyllidis
Season 2, 2002: Alexandros Moskhos
Season 3, 2003: Thodores Jspógloy
Season 4, 2005: Nikos Papadopoulos

Andreas Mikroutsikos (2001-2003)
Tatiana Stefanidou (2005)

 Hungary Big Brother Nagy Testvér TV2

Season 1, 2002: Éva Párkányi
Season 2, 2003: Zsófi Horváth

Claudia Liptai

Attila Till

Big Brother VIP TV2

Season 1, 2003: Zolee Ganxsta

 Italy

Grande Fratello

Canale 5
Sky (Live)
Mediaset Premium (Live)
TRE Italia (Live on Mobile)

Season 1, 2000: Cristina Plevani
Season 2, 2001: Flavio Montrucchio
Season 3, 2003: Floriana Secondi
Season 4, 2004: Serena Garitta
Season 5, 2005: IsraelIran Jonathan Kashanian
Season 6, 2006: Augusto De Megni
Season 7, 2007: Milo Coretti
Season 8, 2008: Mario Ferretti
Season 9, 2009: Upcoming season

Daria Bignardi (2000-2001)
Barbara D'Urso (2003-2004)
Alessia Marcuzzi (2006-)

 India Bigg Boss SET

Season 1, 2006-2007: Rahul Roy
Season 2, 2008: Upcoming season

Arshad Warsi
 Israel Ha'Ach Ha'Gadol
(האח הגדול)
The Big Brother
Channel 2 - Keshet Season 1, fall 2008: Upcoming season Erez Tal and Assi Azar[1]
 Mexico

Big Brother México

Televisa

Season 1, 2002: Rocío Cárdenas
Season 2, 2003: Silvia Irabien
Season 3, 2005: Evelyn Nieto

Adela Micha (2002-2003)
Verónica Castro (2005)

Big Brother VIP Televisa

Season 1, 2002: Galilea Montijo
Season 2, 2003: Omar Chaparro
Season 3.1, 2004: Eduardo Videgaray
Season 3.2, 2004: Roxanna Castellanos
Season 4, 2005: Sasha Sökol

Víctor Trujillo (2002)
Verónica Castro (2003-2005)

Bahrain Egypt Iraq
Jordan Kuwait Lebanon
Oman Saudi Arabia Somalia
Syria Tunisia
Middle East

Big Brother الرئيس


Al'Rais
The Boss

MBC

Season 1, 2004: Discontinued[2]

 Netherlands

Big Brother

Veronica (1999-2000)
Yorin (2001-2002)
Talpa (2005-2006)

Season 1, 1999: Bart Spring in 't Veld
Season 2, 2000: Bianca Hagenbeek
Season 3, 2001: Sandy Boots
Season 4, 2002: Jeanette Godefroy
Season 5, 2005: Joost Hoebink
Season 6, 2006: Jeroen Visser

Rolf Wouters (1999)
Daphne Deckers (1999)
Esther Duller (2000)
Beau Van Erven Doren (2000)
Patty Brard (2001)
Martijn Krabbé (2002)
Ruud de Wild (2005)
Bridget Maasland (2005-2006)

Big Brother VIPs Veronica (2000)
Talpa (2006)

Season 1, 2000: No winner
Season 2, 2006: No winner

Caroline Tensen (2006)

 Nigeria

Big Brother Nigeria

M-Net Season 1, 2006: Katung Aduwak Olisa Adibua & Michelle Dede
 Norway Big Brother Norge TVN

Season 1, 2001: Lars Joakim Ringom
Season 2, 2002: Veronica Agnes Roso
Season 3, 2003: Eva Lill Baukhol

Arve Juritzen (2001-02)
Trygve Rønningen (2003)

Big Brother: Tilbake I Huset TVN Season 1, 2001: Leena Brekke

Chile Ecuador Peru
Pacific Region

Gran Hermano del Pacífico

Telesistema (Ecuador)
RedTV (Chile)
ATV (Peru)

Season 1, 2005: Ecuador Juan Sebastián López Álvaro García
 Philippines

Pinoy Big Brother

ABS-CBN

Season 1, 2005: Nene Tamayo
Season 2, 2007: Beatriz Saw
Season 3, 2008: Melai Cantiveros

Willie Revillame (2005)
Toni Gonzaga
Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition ABS-CBN

Season 1, 2006: Keanna Reeves
Season 2, 2007-08: Ruben Gonzaga

Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition

ABS-CBN

Season 1, 2006: Kim Chiu
Season 2, 2008: Ejay Falcon

Mariel Rodriguez (2006)
Toni Gonzaga & Luis Manzano (2008)
 Poland Big Brother TVN (2001-2002)

TV4 (2007-...)

Season 1, 2001: Janusz Dzięcioł
Season 2, 2001: Marzena Wieczorek
Season 3, 2002: Piotr Borucki
Season 4.1, 2007: Jolanta Rutowicz
Season 5, 2008: Janusz Strączek
Season 6, 2008-2009: Upcoming season

Martyna Wojciechowska (2001-2002)
Grzegorz Miecugow (2001)
Andrzej Sołtysik (2001-2002)
Karina Kunkiewicz (2007)
Kuba Klawiter (2007-2008)
Małgorzata Kosik (2008)

Big Brother: Ty wybierasz TVN

Season 1, 2001: Małgorzata Maier & Sebastian Florek
Season 2, 2001: Barbara Knap & Jakub Jankowski

Martyna Wojciechowska
Grzegorz Miecugow

Big Brother VIP TV4 Season 1, 2008: Jarek Jakimowicz Kuba Klawiter

Małgorzata Kosik

 Portugal Big Brother TVI

Season 1, 2000-2001: Zé Maria Seleiro
Season 2, 2001: Henrique Guimarães
Season 3, 2001: Catarina Cabral
Season 4, 2003: Nando Geraldes

Teresa Guilherme
Big Brother Famosos TVI

Season 1, 2002: Ricardo Vieira
Season 2, 2002: Vítor Norte

 Romania Big Brother Prima TV

Season 1, 2003: Soso Joi
Season 2, 2004: Iustin Popovici

Andreea Raicu
Virgil Ianțu

 Russia большой брат


Bol'shoy Brat
Big Brother

TNT Season 1, 2005: Anastasia Yagaylova Ingeboga Dapkunaite

Norway Sweden
Scandinavian Peninsula[3]

Big Brother

Kanal5 (Sweden)
TVN (Norway)

Season 1, 2005: Norway Britt Goodwin
Season 2, 2006: Sweden Jessica Lindgren

Brita Møystad Engseth (Norway)
Adam Alsing (Sweden) (2005)

Second Life Big Brother Second Life World Wide Web Season 1, 2006: Madlen Flint
 Slovakia Big Brother Súboj TV Markíza Season 1, 2005: Richard Tkáč
 Slovenia

Big Brother

Kanal A

Season 1, 2007: Australia Andrej Novak
Season 2, 2008: Naske Mehić

Nina Osenar
 South Africa Big Brother South Africa M-Net

Season 1, 2001: Ferdinand Rabie
Season 2, 2002: Richard Cawood

Mark Pilgrim
Gerry Rantseli

Celebrity Big Brother M-Net

Season 1, 2002: Bill Flynn

 Spain

Gran Hermano

Telecinco

Season 1, 2000: Ismael Beiro
Season 2, 2001: France Sabrina Mahi
Season 3, 2002: Javito García
Season 4, 2002-2003: Pedro Oliva
Season 5, 2003-2004: Nuria Yáñez
Season 6, 2004: Juan José Rocamora
Season 7, 2005-2006: Pepe Herrero
Season 8, 2006: Brazil Naiala Melo
Season 9, 2007: Judit Iglesias
Season 10, 2008: Upcoming season

Mercedes Milá (2000-2001, 2002-present)
Pepe Navarro (2002)

Gran hermano VIP

Telecinco

Season 1, 2004: France Marlene Mourreau
Season 2, 2005: Mexico Ivonne Armand

Jesús Vázquez
 Sweden Big Brother Sverige Kanal5

Season 1, 2000: Angelica Freij
Season 2, 2002: Ulrica Andersson
Season 3, 2003: Danne Sörensen
Season 4, 2004: Carolina Gynning

Adam Alsing
Viktoria Tolstoy

Big Brother Stjärnveckan Kanal5

Season 1, 2002: Anki Lundberg (Baren)

 Switzerland Big Brother Schweiz TV3

Season 1, 2000: Daniela Kanton
Season 2, 2001: Christian Ponleitner

Daniel Fohrler (2000)
Karin Lanz (2000)
Eva Wannemacher (2001)
Yves Schifferle (2001)

 Thailand Big Brother Thailand iTV

Season 1, 2005: Nipon Perktim
Season 2, 2006: Arisa Sonthirod

Saranyu Vonkarjun
 United Kingdom

Big Brother

Channel 4
Channel 4 +1
S4C (Wales)
E4
M-Net (Africa)
TVN Lingua (Poland)[4]

Series 1, 2000: England Craig Phillips
Series 2, 2001: Republic of Ireland Brian Dowling
Series 3, 2002: England Kate Lawler
Series 4, 2003: Scotland Cameron Stout
Series 5, 2004: Portugal Nadia Almada
Series 6, 2005: England Anthony Hutton
Series 7, 2006: England Pete Bennett
Series 8, 2007: Nigeria Brian Belo
Series 9, 2008: Current series

Davina McCall
Celebrity Big Brother BBC One
Channel 4
E4
S4C (Wales)

Series 1, 2001: England Jack Dee
Series 2, 2002: England Mark Owen
Series 3, 2005: England Bez Berry
Series 4, 2006: England Chantelle Houghton
Series 5, 2007: India Shilpa Shetty
Series 6, 2009: Ulrika Johnson

Teen Big Brother

Channel 4
E4
S4C

Series 1, 2003: Republic of Ireland Paul Brennan Dermot O'Leary
Panto Big Brother Channel 4
E4
S4C (Wales)
Series 1, 2004: No winner Jeff Brazier
Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack E4

Channel 4
Channel 4 +1
S4C (Wales)

Series 1, 2008:Scotland John Loughton Dermot O'Leary
 United States

Big Brother

CBS
Global (Canada)
E4 (UK) (2003, 2008)

Season 1, 2000: Eddie McGee
Season 2, 2001: Italy Will Kirby
Season 3, 2002: Lisa Donahue
Season 4, 2003: South Korea Jun Song
Season 5, 2004: Drew Daniel
Season 6, 2005: Maggie Ausburn
Season 8, 2007: Dick Donato
Season 9, 2008: Adam Jasinski
Season 10, 2008: Current season

Julie Chen

Big Brother: All-Stars

CBS
Global (Canada)

Season 7, 2006: Mike "Boogie" Malin

Bosnia and Herzegovina Montenegro Serbia
Western Balkans

Veliki brat

Pink BH (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Pink M (Montenegro)
B92 (Serbia)

Season 1, 2006: Serbia Ivan Ljuba
Season 2, 2007: Stopped[5]
Season 3, 2009: Upcoming season

Marijana Mićić
Ana Mihajlovski
Irina Radović
Milan Kalinić

Veliki brat Proba B92

Season 1, 2006: Serbia Jelena Provči & Serbia Marko Miljković

Veliki brat VIP

Pink BH (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Pink M (Montenegro)
B92 (Serbia)

Season 1, 2007: Serbia Saša Ćurčić
Season 2, 2008: Montenegro Mirjana Đurović

References[change | change source]

  1. http://b.walla.co.il/?w=/3050/1313706
  2. religious protests
  3. Co-produced version with Norway and Sweden taking part.
  4. C21Media:
  5. Due to the car accident that killed three former housemates, Elmir Kuduzović, Stevan Zečević and Zorica Lazić, the producer decided to discontinue the series. The winning prize was divided by the remaining housemates.