'Big Brother' Returns to CBS
CBS is looking for contestants to take part this summer in the second season of its reality television show, in which a group of strangers are confined to a house, surrounded by cameras and microphones.
But this season of "Big Brother" will be different for a couple of reasons, the network said Tuesday.
Instead of viewers deciding who leaves each week, the housemates will vote each other out, similar to the elimination process on CBS' reality TV juggernaut, "Survivor." When three players are left, the audience will choose which one walks out with the grand prize.
The show also has a new producer. Arnold Shapiro, who has won 15 Emmys in his career and an Oscar for the 1978 documentary "Scared Straight!" will take over. Shapiro previously produced several reality TV shows including "Rescue 911."
To apply through the Internet, log on to www.cbs.com. Applications are due April 20, and must include a two-minute videotape and two color photographs.