Celebrity Big Brother USA Season 1 took place in winter 2018. CBS aired the reality competition show as a way to compete against NBC and the Winter Olympics. It went quite well for the network.
All of the episodes from the first season of Celebrity Big Brother are still available for viewing. CBS has left up all the information from the first installment in the USA, with all 13 episodes available for viewing. The season was quite short in terms of total days in the house, which had to happen due to celebrities being involved. Now, viewers can look back at everything that took place.
The first Celebrity Big Brother USA cast
While the format of this show has been done a number of times for the UK audience, the USA version of the show hadn’t done it with celebrities. The summer version of the show has just been too popular and too successful with advertisers to mess with the formula. Going up against the Winter Olympics gave CBS a good excuse to try it out, though.
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The first CBB USA cast included actress Shannon Elizabeth, talk show host Ross Mathews, Broadway star Marissa Jaret Winokur, reality TV star Omarosa, and NBA star Metta World Peace. The other six cast members were singer Mark McGrath, fighter Chuck Liddell, reality show veteran Brandi Glanville, model Ariadna Gutierrez, actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, and singer James Maslow.
The show was a ratings winner for CBS
Viewers definitely tuned in to watch something other than the Olympics last winter. That is why CBS has already rolled out the schedule for Celebrity Big Brother 2. There are more episodes, the show will be on the air longer, and it’s possible that the network will give even more promotion to the show. It doesn’t get started until January 21, giving the producers a lot of lead time to put together a great cast.
It seems that the Celebrity Big Brother USA show is here to stay, especially if the new season can build off of the success CBS found last winter. Until the new episodes start showing up, though, there is still time to go back and re-watch how the show was done the first time around.