Big Brother casting begins this weekend


With no way to know when the writers strike may end, the networks are moving full steam ahead with reality programming. CBS announced that casting will begin tomorrow for "Big Brother 9," which will air sometime in 2008. The casting call is set for locations all across the country, beginning in Los Angeles and Columbia, SC. In addition, applications are now being accepted online at for the ninth installment of the reality series. Julie Chen will return as host for Big Brother 9 and the series will once again be executive produced by Emmy Award winner Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan, in association with Endemol USA. As you know from the first eight go-rounds, "Big Brother 9" will follow a group of strangers living together in a house outfitted with dozens of cameras and microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day, seven days a week. One by one, the houseguests will vote each other out of the house until at the end of three months, the last remaining houseguest will win the grand prize.
|See the casting call locations and dates.|

BIG BROTHER 9 CASTING CALL – Dates/Cities/Locations and Local Times:

Nov. 17           Los Angeles – Exclusive Casting Studios, 7700 Sunset Blvd., (12 Noon-3 PM)
Nov. 17           Columbia, S.C. – WLTX-TV, 6027 Garners Ferry Road, (10 AM-2 PM) 
Nov. 18           New York – NY Castings, 243 West 30th Street, 3rd. Floor, (12 Noon-8 PM)
Nov. 23           Houston – Meridien, 1503 Chartres St., (7PM-10PM)
Dec. 1             Houston – Moes Grill & Bar, 5000 Katy Mills Circle, (2PM-5PM)
Dec. 1             Schaumburg, IL- Woodfield Mall, "Cool Waves" Nordstrom lower level, (12PM-3PM)
Dec. 1             Atlanta -America’s Mart, 240 Peachtree Street 1st Fl. Rm. A, (12 PM-3 PM)
Dec. 1             Brooklyn, NY – Duff’s Brooklyn, N. 3rd Street & Kent Avenue, (7 PM-10 PM) 
Dec. 1             Charlotte, N.C.  – Cans, 500 West 5th Street, (12 PM-3 PM)
Dec. 1             Chicago –  Ontourage, 157 W. Ontario Street, (10 PM-12:00 AM)
Dec. 1             Hillsboro, Ore. – The Streets of Tanasbourne, 19350 NW Emma Way, (12 PM-3 PM)  
Dec. 1             Kansas City, MO -Screenlands Crossroads Theater, 1656 Washington St., (1 PM-4 PM)
Dec. 7             Columbus, Ohio – Spice Bar, 491 N. Park Street, (10 PM-12:00 AM)
Dec. 7             Scottsdale, Ariz. – Suede Lounge, 7333 E. Indian Plaza, (12 PM-3 PM)
Dec. 8             Boston –  Felt, 533 Washington Street 3rd & 4th Floor, (12:00 Noon -3 PM)
Dec. 8             Broomfield, Colo. – FlatIron Crossing, 1 West FlatIron Crossing Drive In the Dillard’s Court, (10 AM-1 PM)
Dec. 8             Columbus, Ohio – Park Street Patio, 533 Park Street, (2 PM – 5 PM)
Dec. 8             Tampa, Fla. – The Dubliner Irish Pub, 2307 W. Azeele Street, (12 PM- 3PM)

The BIG BROTHER 9 application and instructions can be found exclusively on the CBS website.