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Pinoy Big Brother
Pinoy Big Brother eye (2021).png
GenreReality competition
Based onBig Brother
by John de Mol Jr.
Directed byJay Klio Bermudez
Presented bySee Hosts
StarringPinoy Big Brother housemates
Opening theme"Pinoy Ako" by Orange & Lemons (2005–2021) / Rico Blanco (2021–2022)
Country of originPhilippines
Original languagesEnglish, Filipino
No. of seasons16
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Gabriel Niño Amaro
  • Patch Manela Bungubung
  • Ronald Faina
  • Oliver Torres
Production locationsEugenio Lopez Drive, Quezon City, Philippines
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time40–55 minutes
Production companies
  • ABS-CBN Entertainment
  • Banijay Asia
DistributorEndemol Shine
Release
Original network
Picture format
Original releaseAugust 21, 2005 (2005-08-21) –
May 29, 2022 (2022-05-29)
Chronology
RelatedBig Brother

Pinoy Big Brother, more popularly known by its abbreviated title PBB, is the Philippine version of the Big Brother reality game show franchise. The word Pinoy in the title is a colloquial term for the Filipino people. Is a Philippine television reality show broadcast by ABS-CBN, Studio 23 (now S+A) and its international channel, TFC in various countries worldwide. Originally hosted by Willie Revillame, Toni Gonzaga and Mariel Rodriguez, it premiered on August 21, 2005.[1][2] The uncut 24/7 version of the series can also be seen on the internet through Kumu, a Philippine online livestreaming app, as part of their partnership on the current season, as carried over from the previous season.[3][4] Kumunity Season 10, the recently concluded season, was hosted by Bianca Gonzalez and Robi Domingo.

Other essential elements of the Big Brother franchise are present, such as weekly and daily challenges, the confession room, and the voice known only as "Big Brother," sometimes referred to as "Kuya" (Tagalog for an elder male sibling). Pinoy Big Brother uses their tagline "Teleserye ng Totoong Buhay" or the "Real Life Soap Opera".[1]

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Pinoy

Pinoy

Pinoy is a common informal self-reference used by Filipinos to refer to citizens of the Philippines and their culture as well as to overseas Filipinos in the Filipino diaspora. A Pinoy with a mix of foreign Caucasian ancestry is often informally called Tisoy, a shortened word for Mestizo.

Television in the Philippines

Television in the Philippines

Television in the Philippines was introduced in October 1953 upon the first commercial broadcast made by Alto Broadcasting System, making the Philippines the first Southeast Asian country and the second in Asia to do so. Even before that, during the late 1940s, a number of academic experiments had been done and replicated by Filipino engineers and students.

Reality television

Reality television

Reality television is a genre of television programming that documents purportedly unscripted real-life situations, often starring unfamiliar people rather than professional actors. Reality television emerged as a distinct genre in the early 1990s with shows such as The Real World, then achieved prominence in the early 2000s with the success of Making the Band on ABC, which was the first network primetime reality show. Along with other series such as Survivor, Idols, and Big Brother, all of which became global franchises. Reality television shows tend to be interspersed with "confessionals", short interview segments in which cast members reflect on or provide context for the events being depicted on-screen; this is most commonly seen in American reality television. Competition-based reality shows typically feature gradual elimination of participants, either by a panel of judges, by the viewership of the show, or by the contestants themselves.

ABS-CBN

ABS-CBN

ABS-CBN is a Philippine commercial broadcast network that serves as the flagship property of ABS-CBN Corporation, a company under Lopez Holdings Corporation owned by the López family. The network is headquartered at the ELJ Communications Center and ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Quezon City, with additional offices and production facilities in 25 major cities including Baguio, Naga, Bacolod, Iloilo, Cebu, Davao, and Bulacan, where ABS-CBN's production and post-production facility in Horizon IT Park is located. ABS-CBN is colloquially referred to as the Kapamilya Network; the branding was originally introduced in 1999 and was officially introduced in 2003 during the celebration of its 50th anniversary and was used until its May 5, 2020 shutdown when the network's branding changed to Kapamilya Forever in support for the network's franchise renewal on May 13, 2020. ABS-CBN is the largest media company in the country and oldest television broadcaster in Southeast Asia.

Studio 23

Studio 23

Studio 23 was a Filipino television network owned by ABS-CBN Corporation. The network was named for its flagship station in Metro Manila, DWAC-TV and carried on UHF channel 23. The network was a sister network of the main channel, ABS-CBN, airing programming aimed towards young adults, such as North American imports and other English-language programming, and original Tagalog programming aimed at the demographic as well, such as supplemental programming for ABS-CBN programs. This station studios were located at 3/F ABS-CBN Broadcast Center, Sgt. Esguerra Ave., Mother Ignacia St., Diliman, Quezon City.

ABS-CBN Sports and Action

ABS-CBN Sports and Action

ABS-CBN Sports and Action, was a free-to-air television network based in Quezon City. It was owned by ABS-CBN Corporation with some of its programs produced and licensed by ABS-CBN Sports. In Metro Manila, Sports + Action broadcast terrestrially and through DTT through DWAC-TV, the frequency once used by the defunct national television network Studio 23 until its closure on January 16, 2014, with most of its UHF affiliate stations in the provinces owned by AMCARA Broadcasting Network. It began its operations on January 18, 2014, yet it did not become the company's sole channel for sports until the shutdown of subscription-based counterpart Balls by the end of 2015. Its simulcast high-definition channel was exclusively available on Sky Cable, Destiny Cable and Sky Direct since 2016, while its international feed carried worldwide through The Filipino Channel. Sports + Action's programming is composed primarily of sports coverage such as MPBL, ABL, UAAP, NCAA, Pinoy Pride fights, BVR, PVL and ONE Championship. The program line up of Sports + Action included other sports-related programming, news coverages and blocktimers. S+A broadcast Mondays to Saturdays from 5:00 am to 1:00 am and Sundays from 4:00 am to 1:00 am.

Mariel Rodriguez

Mariel Rodriguez

Maria Erlinda Lucille Termulo-Padilla professionally known as Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla or simply Mariel Rodriguez, is a Filipino-born American commercial model, endorser, television host, VJ and actress.

Pinoy Big Brother: Connect

Pinoy Big Brother: Connect

Pinoy Big Brother: Connect is the ninth main and fifteenth season of Pinoy Big Brother which premiered on December 6, 2020, on both A2Z and Kapamilya Channel. The show was also simulcast and digitally streamed via ABS-CBN's entertainment website, iWantTFC and Kapamilya Channel's Kapamilya Online Live in Facebook and YouTube; live feeds of the House were also shown on Kumu, an online streaming platform. With the blocktime arrangement inked between ABS-CBN and TV5, the show aired on free television broadcast from March 8 until its finale.

Pinoy Big Brother: Kumunity Season 10

Pinoy Big Brother: Kumunity Season 10

Pinoy Big Brother: Kumunity Season 10, also known as Pinoy Big Brother Season 10, is the tenth main and sixteenth overall season of the Philippine reality television show, Pinoy Big Brother, which premiered on Kapamilya Channel, Jeepney TV and A2Z on October 16, 2021. This is the second season to partner up with social media app Kumu, made evident by the frequent use of the term "Kumunity", a portmanteau of Kumu and Community.

Bianca Gonzalez

Bianca Gonzalez

Bianca Monica Malasmas Gonzalez-Intal is a Filipina television host and model.

Robi Domingo

Robi Domingo

Robert Marion Eusebio Domingo, professionally known as Robi Domingo, is a Filipino VJ, actor, dancer, and host. He first gained fame as a reality show contestant by joining and ending up as the first runner-up of the reality competition series Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition Plus in 2008, after which he became a member of ABS-CBN's group of film and television talents collectively known as Star Magic.

Tagalog language

Tagalog language

Tagalog is an Austronesian language spoken as a first language by the ethnic Tagalog people, who make up a quarter of the population of the Philippines, and as a second language by the majority. Its standardized form, officially named Filipino, is the national language of the Philippines, and is one of two official languages, alongside English.

Overview

The 2011 iteration of the original series logo (used from 2005 to 2015 with variations), but is still used in promotions.Generic eye of Pinoy Big Brother in use from 2018 to 2021.
The 2011 iteration of the original series logo (used from 2005 to 2015 with variations), but is still used in promotions.
The 2011 iteration of the original series logo (used from 2005 to 2015 with variations), but is still used in promotions.Generic eye of Pinoy Big Brother in use from 2018 to 2021.
Generic eye of Pinoy Big Brother in use from 2018 to 2021.

Format

It follows the same premise as its many foreign counterparts around the world wherein a number of Filipinos volunteered to live inside a house for a certain number of days.

The elimination process in the show is the reverse of the original Dutch format. At the start of the elimination process, the "housemates" (as the contestants are referred to) vote for which two (sometimes more if there are ties or if Big Brother hands out an automatic nomination) fellow housemates they should eliminate. Once these nominations are chosen, the viewer votes come into play. For a week viewers are asked to vote, via SMS or voice messaging through PLDT's hotline (later abolished in favor of vote cards), for whoever they wanted to stay longer in the house. The housemate with the fewest viewer votes is eliminated. In the final week, the one with the most viewer votes will win the grand prize package, usually includes house and lot, a car, a business franchise, home appliances, and a holiday, and is given the title the Big Winner.[5]

The show has aired also two special versions. One of which is the Celebrity version of the show, which housed commercial models, actors and actresses, radio and TV show hosts, musicians, sports and fashion personalities, and even politicians in a certain number of days (the duration of this particular version of the show is lesser compared to the regular seasons). Celebrity housemates, like many counterparts abroad, play for charity, aside from themselves. Prizes given away from edition to edition can vary, but basically, the cash prize an edition's winner can receive is the same as the prize for that winner's chosen charity organization, i.e. the winner and his/her charity each win the same amount.

The other one is the Teen version. The adolescents chosen for this particular version are aged 13 to 19 years old, are from different cities in the Philippines, sometimes even from certain overseas countries with sizable Filipino communities. Other factors are disregarded; in-school and out-of-school youths, natural-born Filipinos and adolescents with a mixture of Filipino and foreign blood, those with intact and broken families, and even teenage single parents may be eligible as long one passes the age requirement and has a background worth exploring during the edition's run. This edition is usually done in the Philippine "summer" months of late March to early June. During this time, temperatures in the country are at their highest and most students are out of school; a regular school year in the Philippines runs from June of one year to March of the next.

The House

The Pinoy Big Brother studios as seen from the 12th floor of ELJ Communications Center. On the lower left of the picture is the facade designed for the former reality television show Pinoy Dream Academy, on the upper left is the Pinoy Big Brother activity area, while on the upper right of the picture are the swimming pool area and the Pinoy Big Brother multi-purpose hall.
The Pinoy Big Brother studios as seen from the 12th floor of ELJ Communications Center. On the lower left of the picture is the facade designed for the former reality television show Pinoy Dream Academy, on the upper left is the Pinoy Big Brother activity area, while on the upper right of the picture are the swimming pool area and the Pinoy Big Brother multi-purpose hall.
The Pinoy Big Brother House during its construction. It sits in a 1,400-sq. m. property.[6]
The Pinoy Big Brother House during its construction. It sits in a 1,400-sq. m. property.[6]

The location of the Pinoy Big Brother House used to occupy an old house; it was demolished in order to give way for the show. The house was built within 79 days in 2005 and was built by 50 men round-the-clock.[6] The house[7] is actually a large, fully air-conditioned studio with a facade made to look like an ideal middle-class house. It is located just in front of the ELJ Communications Center in Eugenio Lopez Street, Diliman, Quezon City. The leftmost part of the facade was designed for another reality show franchise called Pinoy Dream Academy until 2011 when it was entirely removed in favor of Big Brother. The interior of the studio is designed to look like a real house with themes and interior design changing for every season of the show. The studio is also designed to capture every "housemate's" activities with state-of-the-art surveillance cameras and microphones. The house is surrounded by walls with two-way mirrors to allow cameramen to directly shoot from behind of the mirrors. The studio has backlots that are utilized for several purposes depending on the season's theme. Currently, the backlots are utilized as an activity area, swimming pool area, and multi-purpose hall. Previously, it was also used for a garden, a resort, a concert hall for Pinoy Dream Academy, an eviction hall, and even a slum. The multi-purpose hall, in particular, is used by the ABS-CBN Foundation as a relief goods storage facility during calamities. The house's set-up is that of a bungalow, even though the facade is obviously designed as a two-storey house. The second floor houses a state-of-the-art master control room and several amenities designed for the program's crew. Although any form of communication from the outside world is banned inside the house, there is a large flat-screen television set in the living room, used for only 2 purposes:

  • To show any video Big Brother wanted to show to any or all housemates, especially that of the TV Mass every Sunday (contrary to reports early in the first season that a priest would visit them; later on, a priest unseen by viewers would visit them), and
  • To announce the names of nominees for eviction directly to the housemates and the person evicted from the house. The housemates saw hosts talk to them during the nomination and eviction nights.

To complete the setup, 26 surveillance cameras are positioned all over the house to watch the housemates' every move,[8] including the bathroom. For modesty's sake, images from the bathroom will be shown if the bathroom is used for any purpose other than bathing and using the toilet.

The set up of the house, especially when shown on television, makes the illusion that it is a one-storey house. But anyone who passes by the house can easily notice that its facade is that of a two-storey house. That is because the second storey houses parts of the control room. The actual front doors to the house area are actually further inside.

The house interior was rebuilt for the second season, the changes are the following:

  • The number of cameras has been increased to 42.
  • There was a secret room built behind the confession room and a large activity area leading from the garden.
  • The house has a prayer room rather than just an altar.
  • The flat screen monitor found in the living area is now used to call any housemate.
  • The front door now leads to the Eviction Hall next door.
  • Instead of watching a TV mass, the housemates have a spiritual session with Coney Reyes, the show's spiritual adviser. This has been done since the first Celebrity Edition.

For the Double Up, the house was divided into two different, yet equally furnished "houses." The changes are the following:

  • The house was completely rebuilt from the ground up, new set up, and larger space.
  • The guardians' area from the second teen edition was renovated to accommodate the season's twist.
  • The housemates that are evicted every week exit the house through the confession room.
  • Eviction takes place right outside of the Big Brother House.
The Big Brother House after its renovation in 2011.  In 2015, former Pinoy Dream Academy facade next door became part of the Big Brother house as an extended facade.
The Big Brother House after its renovation in 2011. In 2015, former Pinoy Dream Academy facade next door became part of the Big Brother house as an extended facade.

For Unlimited, the facade of the house was fully renovated,[9] and the gates were removed. The outside of the Big Brother house still served as the venue for evictions. The Big Brother house was still divided into two different themed houses yet both equally furnished. Both houses have separate confession rooms. The garden was removed, and the pool was retained and was considered a separate area and was called the Resort. The area was used for some time for Big Brother's rewards and tasks to the housemates, and was a venue for some House Battles. The activity area was retained and was renovated several times in order to accommodate the season's twists. Initially, it was used as a temporary shelter for the initial group of housemates and was themed after a typical urban slum house.

For 737, the former Pinoy Dream Academy facade became part of the Big Brother House as an extended facade. Also, the eviction now took place inside the ABS-CBN studios rather than outside the facade. The evicted housemate will be transferred by a car leading to the Eviction Studio.

For Otso, for the first time in the franchise's history, the entire one-way mirror system used for filming were removed and replaced by real walls. The number of cameras were increased to 50 and were upgraded to robotic cameras.[10]

Primers

To prepare the viewers for the program's run, two primers were aired. The first was Eto na si Kuya! (Here Comes Big Brother), which talked about the essentials of the franchise and its success around the world. In the second primer, entitled Ang Bahay ni Kuya (Big Brother's House), Mariel and Toni indirectly gave the viewers a tour of the Big Brother house and its rooms, along with the control center and the confession booth. It also featured highlights a dry run where 12 of the network's talents stayed in the house for 24 hours and experienced the challenges and tests the housemates would experience at the start of the actual run.[1][11]

Theme songs

Pinoy Ako

The show had its theme song called "Pinoy Ako" (English: I'm a Filipino) composed by Jonathan Manalo and Clem Castro, and performed by Orange and Lemons, which became the basis for much of the background music used in the show. Numerous versions of the theme song were used, including those of rock band Cebalo for Season 2, Toni Gonzaga for Unlimited, rock band Reo Brothers for All In, and a rendition from OPM veteran Rico Blanco now entitled "Pinoy Tayo" (English: We are Filipino) for Kumunity Season 10 in adults and Biga10 edition.[12]

Sikat ang Pinoy

"Sikat ang Pinoy" (English: Filipinos are Famous), composed by Jonathan Manalo, and performed by Toni Gonzaga and Season 1 ex-housemate Sam Milby, was mainly used for its celebrity editions. Another rendition of the song was sang by Pinoy Dream Academy winner Yeng Constantino and finalist Emman Abatayo, which was used during the run of the Celebrity Edition 2. A third rendition of the song by OPM band Agsunta with rap lyrics provided by Pinoy rapper Kritiko was introduced for Kumunity Season 10.[13]

Kabataang Pinoy

"Kabataang Pinoy" (English: Filipino Teens), composed by Jonathan Manalo and Jazz Nicolas, and performed by the Itchyworms, was mainly used for its teen editions since 2006. In Kumunity Season 10, two renditions were introduced for the said edition: the first version by Pinoy collective Nameless Kids which was introduced in November 2021, and another version by a collaboration of P-pop groups BINI and SB19 was introduced in March 2022 and eventually became the edition's theme song for the tenth season.[14]

Other theme songs

A new theme song was introduced in Otso and was entitled "Otso Na" (English: Otso Now), performed by Toni Gonzaga and Alex Gonzaga; worth noting is that the song includes a medley and the chorus of the old theme song "Pinoy Ako".[15] Composed in the same manner as "Otso Na", a new theme song written and performed by Otso ex-housemates Jem Macatuno, Shawntel Cruz, Lie Resposposa and Kiara Takahashi called "Connected Na Tayo" (English: We are Connected) was used for Connect.[16]

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Business

Business

Business is the practice of making one's living or making money by producing or buying and selling products. It is also "any activity or enterprise entered into for profit."

Pinoy Dream Academy

Pinoy Dream Academy

Pinoy Dream Academy is the Philippine version of Endemol's Operación Triunfo. The format is similar to Big Brother, where a set number of finalists would live inside the Academy for four months and will be trained by guest teachers to be multimedia performers. Activities in the Academy are being monitored 24/7 by the headmaster. It uses the tagline Ang drama sa likod ng pangarap. The program is aired through ABS-CBN.

ELJ Communications Center

ELJ Communications Center

The Eugenio Lopez Junior Communications Center is the headquarters of the media conglomerate ABS-CBN Corporation and its subsidiaries, and the television network of the same name. It is located at ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center Compound in Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. The center occupies ten thousand (10,000) square meters of land area adjacent to the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center and houses corporate offices, a studios, a three-level basement parking, a roof deck helipad, a film archive, a studio gallery, an exclusive executive dining restaurant, and garden. The center has a gross floor area of 101,608.32 square meters; almost seventy thousand (70,000) square meters of office space and over thirty thousand (30,000) square meters of parking space. The construction of the center, which costed 6 billion pesos, began in 1995, but was delayed due to the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997. It was opened in 2000, and was occupied gradually by ABS-CBN subsidiaries in the following years. It is a PEZA Special Economic Zone, designated as an IT center. It is named in honor of the late Eugenio Lopez Jr., the chairman emeritus of ABS-CBN. The dedication of the building was held on November 4, 2010, in a ceremony that was attended by the then-Philippine President Benigno Aquino III. ABS-CBN's Horizon PEZA IT Park, its soundstages, post-production and production facility of ABS-CBN is located at San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.

Quezon City

Quezon City

Quezon City, also known as the City of Quezon and Q.C., is the most populous city in the Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 2,960,048 people. It was founded on October 12, 1939, and was named after Manuel L. Quezon, the second president of the Philippines.

Mass (liturgy)

Mass (liturgy)

Mass is the main Eucharistic liturgical service in many forms of Western Christianity. The term Mass is commonly used in the Catholic Church, in the Western Rite Orthodox, in Old Catholic, and in Independent Catholic churches. The term is used in some Lutheran churches, as well as in some Anglican churches. The term is also used, on rare occasion, by other Protestant churches.

Coney Reyes

Coney Reyes

Constancia Angeline Reyes Nubla, better known by her screen name Coney Reyes, is a Filipina film and television actress, comedian, television host and producer.

Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up

Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up

Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up is the third main season of the Philippine ABS-CBN reality television series Pinoy Big Brother and the seventh season overall, which began on October 4, 2009 on ABS-CBN. Toni Gonzaga, Mariel Rodriguez, and Bianca Gonzalez reprised their hosting duties this season, replacing Sineserye Presents: The Susan Roces Cinema Collection: Florinda. It ran for 133 days until February 13, 2010, which broke Season 2's record for the longest stay of housemates inside the house by only one week.

Pinoy Big Brother: Unlimited

Pinoy Big Brother: Unlimited

Pinoy Big Brother: Unlimited is the fourth main season of the Philippine ABS-CBN reality television series Pinoy Big Brother and the ninth season overall that aired from October 29, 2011. Toni Gonzaga and Bianca Gonzalez reprised their hosting stints for the show, together with PBB Teen Edition Plus ex-housemate Robi Domingo. The season ended on March 31, 2012 after 155 days, breaking Double Up's record for the longest duration by three more weeks and also ranked as one of the show's longest seasons worldwide, only surpassed by a number of seasons held in Germany. It is the first regular season with a male winner: Slater Young.

Pinoy Big Brother: 737

Pinoy Big Brother: 737

Pinoy Big Brother: 737 is the sixth main season of the Philippine ABS-CBN reality television series Pinoy Big Brother and the twelfth season overall. This is also the second special edition of Pinoy Big Brother because it featured adult civilians and teenagers competing in the same season. This season was divided into two parts, the first part for the teenagers and the second part for the adults.

Pinoy Big Brother: Otso

Pinoy Big Brother: Otso

Pinoy Big Brother: Otso is the eighth main season of Pinoy Big Brother which premiered on November 10, 2018 and ended on August 4, 2019 on ABS-CBN. This is the fourth special edition of taking different batches, civilian adults and teenagers, together to compete to win. Toni Gonzaga and Robi Domingo reprised their roles as hosts. Alex Gonzaga, who hosted All In, returned to the show together with former winners Kim Chiu and Melai Cantiveros as new hosts. Bianca Gonzalez reprised her role as host upon the entry of Batch 2 Star Dreamers.

Mariel Rodriguez

Mariel Rodriguez

Maria Erlinda Lucille Termulo-Padilla professionally known as Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla or simply Mariel Rodriguez, is a Filipino-born American commercial model, endorser, television host, VJ and actress.

Orange and Lemons

Orange and Lemons

Orange and Lemons is a Filipino pop rock band founded and formed in 1999 by lead vocalist and guitarist Clem Castro along with Ace and JM del Mundo. Former member, Mcoy Fundales served as the lead vocalist and guitarist since its formation until its last reception in 2007. The group's musical genre's been a mix of alternative rock, indie pop and experimental music and heavily influenced by several well-respected bands in different generations like The Smiths, The Beatles and the Eraserheads. The band had released three several albums and gained commercial success with their sophomore album Strike Whilst the Iron is Hot released in 2005.

Hosts

Toni Gonzaga was a mainstay host of Pinoy Big Brother for 15 seasons, having been its host since its inaugural season in 2005 up to her exit in 2022.
Toni Gonzaga was a mainstay host of Pinoy Big Brother for 15 seasons, having been its host since its inaugural season in 2005 up to her exit in 2022.

Originally, television personality and comedian Willie Revillame was the main eviction host of the show, along with young up-and-coming personalities Mariel Rodriguez and Toni Gonzaga.[17] Gonzaga hosted the primetime telecast which chronicles the events of the day before (unless an episode is telecast live).[18] Rodriguez, on the other hand, hosted the late night edition called Pinoy Big Brother: Uplate, which updates anything viewers missed in the primetime telecast, as well as what to look forward in the next one.[18] Revillame hosted the live telecast of the eviction and the public revelation of the nomination for evictees, but only for the first season.[18][19][20] He has not returned to the program even before the first Celebrity edition started because of the ULTRA stampede.

Luis Manzano took over Willie's place for the Celebrity Edition 1 and later returned in Teen Edition Plus in 2008.[21]

On the Teen Edition 1 season, Bianca Gonzalez (a TV host and Celebrity Edition 1 ex-housemate) took over Mariel Rodriguez for Teen Edition: Update, and PBB: Uplate, a successful spin-off program that Mariel Rodriguez has hosted in its early editions — while Mariel became primetime host, whilst Gonzaga only hosted the Big Night prior to other commitments.

One of its original hosts, Rodriguez left the show in a surprising manner in 2010 prior to her transfer to TV5 and was replaced by former teen housemate and Teen Edition Plus runner-up Robi Domingo as co-presenter from Unlimited onwards.[22]

Originally, Martin Concio, son of ABS-CBN president, CEO and COO Charo Santos-Concio was supposed to be in the roster but later backed out. Later, John Prats, also a former celebrity housemate and the runner-up in Celebrity Edition 1, joined Gonzaga, Gonzalez, and Domingo as hosts for Teen Edition 4.[23]

On All In, Slater Young was introduced as one of the hosts, but was later moved to host that season's new online show, with Teen Edition 4's Joj and Jai Agpangan.[24][25] He was then replaced by Toni's sister Alex Gonzaga, who only hosted the first night of the season (due to her surprise inclusion as a housemate and later houseguest). Once her time as houseguest came to an end, she continued to host PBB for its Uber show only.

On 737, Enchong Dee was introduced as a new host; however, as part of the tradition of the program, he had to stay in the House first and experience how the housemates are experiencing their stay inside the House. He later was allowed to exit the house; afterwards, he returned to his hosting stint as the show's hourly updater. On the other hand, Mariel Rodriguez returned to the show after five years to play as the last celebrity houseguest and later host the Big Nights marking her significant return as host, similar to that of what happened to Gonzaga in Teen Edition 1 Big Night.

On Lucky Season 7, Toni Gonzaga and Mariel Rodriguez both took a leave from hosting. This is in preparation for the delivery of their respective babies.[26] It was Mariel who first announced the leave due to her delicate delivery after her two miscarriages.[27][28] Toni gave birth to her first child Seve on September 30, 2016, adding that giving birth is her biggest fear now and returned upon the entering of the Dream Team.

On Otso, former Big Winners Melai Cantiveros (from Double Up) and Kim Chiu (from Teen Edition 1) joined Gonzaga and Domingo as new hosts, while Alex Gonzaga returned as a permanent co-host for the show. Rodriguez didn't return to host this season to focus on hosting It's Showtime and give more parenting time for her daughter. Gonzalez did not host during the tenure of the first teen batch as she was pregnant and later gave birth to her second child at that time, but later returned to host upon the entry of the first adult batch of housemates.

On Connect, 737 adult ex-housemate Richard Juan joined to host online updates; while Enchong Dee returned to hosts online contents for the show, together with Cantiveros (however, their appearances were only occasional). Gonzaga, Gonzalez and Domingo reprised their roles as hosts, with the latter two also hosting online companion shows for the program. Kim Chiu, Edward Barber, and Maymay Entrata were earlier reported to host online contents for the program (with Chiu and Entrata having joined the official launch and the Big Night respectively, while Barber only appeared on the Big Night, acting the comedy sketch as one of the housemates),[29] but were never seen doing their hosting stints in the succeeding events of the show. Alex Gonzaga, on the other hand, did not return to the show due to her transfer to Brightlight Productions' noontime show Lunch Out Loud.

On Kumunity 10, Gonzaga, Gonzalez, and Domingo reprised their roles as hosts; Gonzalez, Domingo, Dee, and Cantiveros host online companion shows for the program on weekdays, while Otso Batch 4 ex-housemate Sky Quizon host the online weekend shows. Juan reprised his role in hosting online updates, with Dee, Cantiveros, and Barber substituting him occasionally in some updates at the start of the Adult Edition. Chiu and Barber joined the season's official launch, but was not seen doing their hosting stints in the succeeding events of the show, esp. Chiu as she also serve as co-host of It's Showtime. On February 9, 2022, during the Adult Edition, Gonzaga stepped down from her role as the show's main host, and endorsed Gonzales to assume the latter's duties. On February 12, 2022, during the adult edition's second eviction night, Gonzalez, Domingo, Chiu, Cantiveros, and Dee were introduced as the Pamilya ni Kuya as Gonzalez leads as the main host.[30]

Other hosts

Asia Agcaoili spearheaded the show for the viewers of Studio 23. Her show, called Pinoy Big Brother on Studio 23: Si Kuya, KaBarkada Mo (English: Pinoy Big Brother on Studio 23: Your Big Brother, Your Buddy), not only featured snippets from the primetime telecast the night before, but also featured opinion polls both from the man on the street and those sending SMS, spoof segments, unaired videos, and feed from inside the house (either live feed or footage taped earlier). Studio 23 has stopped the practice since the second Celebrity Edition and instead resorted to airing the delayed late morning/early afternoon feeds.

Talk show host Boy Abunda hosted the post-season documentaries, was often invited to conduct interviews, and appeared on the Big Night to which he last appeared in Otso. It featured issues and controversies about the housemates.

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Mariel Rodriguez

Mariel Rodriguez

Maria Erlinda Lucille Termulo-Padilla professionally known as Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla or simply Mariel Rodriguez, is a Filipino-born American commercial model, endorser, television host, VJ and actress.

Late night television

Late night television

Late night television is one of the dayparts in television broadcast programming. It follows prime time and precedes the overnight television show graveyard slot. The slot generally runs from about 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. ET, with variations according to the time zone and broadcaster.

Luis Manzano

Luis Manzano

Luis Philippe Santos Manzano, also known by his nickname Lucky, is a Filipino-American TV host, actor, comedian, VJ, and model. He is the son of actors Edu Manzano and Vilma Santos. He is best known for his roles in the television series Komiks Presents: Flash Bomba as Roldan Legaspi and in the 2009 film In My Life as Mark Salvacion.

Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 1

Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 1

Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition, retroactively known as Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 1, is the first celebrity season of the Philippine ABS-CBN reality television series Pinoy Big Brother and the second season overall. It was originally broadcast without a season number, but was later officially given the title of Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 1 to distinguish it from Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2.

Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 1

Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 1

Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition retroactively known as Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 1 is the first teen season of the Philippine ABS-CBN reality television series Pinoy Big Brother and the third season overall.

Bianca Gonzalez

Bianca Gonzalez

Bianca Monica Malasmas Gonzalez-Intal is a Filipina television host and model.

ABS-CBN Corporation

ABS-CBN Corporation

ABS-CBN Corporation is a Filipino media company based in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It is the largest entertainment and media conglomerate in the Philippines. It is a subsidiary of Lopez Holdings Corporation which is owned by the López family ABS-CBN was formed by the merger of Alto Broadcasting System (ABS) and Chronicle Broadcasting Network (CBN).

Charo Santos-Concio

Charo Santos-Concio

María Rosario Navarro Santos-Concio, popularly known as Charo Santos-Concio or simply Charo Santos, is a Filipino media executive and actress. She is the host of Maalaala Mo Kaya, the longest-running television drama anthology in Asia. From 2012 to 2016, she was the chief executive officer of ABS-CBN Corporation, the largest entertainment and media conglomerate in the Philippines. Currently she serves as chief content officer and president of ABS-CBN University. Santos-Concio plays a powerful role in TV and film production in the Philippines.

John Prats

John Prats

John Paulo Quiambao Prats is a Filipino comedian, actor, dancer, TV host, director, model and entrepreneur. He started as a child star in year 1992. He is the older brother of actress and former child-star Camille Prats. He was also a former member of the band, JCS.

Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4

Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4

Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4 is the fourth teen edition and the tenth series overall of Pinoy Big Brother. The show premiered on April 8, 2012, almost a week after the Unlimited season concluded, and ended on July 7, 2012, replacing Nasaan Ka, Elisa?, lasting for 13 weeks, making it the longest teen edition yet. Toni Gonzaga, Bianca Gonzalez and Robi Domingo reprised their roles as hosts. They are joined by Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 1 ex-housemate John Prats.

Pinoy Big Brother: All In

Pinoy Big Brother: All In

Pinoy Big Brother: All In is the fifth main season of the Philippine ABS-CBN reality television series Pinoy Big Brother and the eleventh season overall. This was also the first season of the Big Brother franchise from the world to feature adult civilians, teenagers and celebrities taking part in the same season. Due to the mixed contestant types this season is referred to as a "Special Edition". Toni Gonzaga, Bianca Gonzalez, Robi Domingo, and John Prats reprised their roles as hosts, while Alex Gonzaga joins the show initially as a host but served as one of the longest-reigning houseguests.

Alex Gonzaga

Alex Gonzaga

Catherine Cruz Gonzaga-Morada, professionally known as Alex Gonzaga, is a Filipino media personality, comedienne, businesswoman, host, singer and actress. Her self-titled YouTube channel is one of the most subscribed channel in the Philippines.

Series overview

The show has spawned ten (including current) regular (or main) seasons, two celebrity seasons, four teen seasons since it began airing on August 21, 2005. In the entire 2,044 aggregate days of being filmed (including those days where the show did not air for any reason, such as the observance of the Holy Week), 392 housemates entered the house, 17 of whom were crowned Big Winners. The most recent winner is Anji Salvacion of Pinoy Big Brother: Kumunity Season 10.

Legend
Series Days Housemates Winner Runner-up Third placer Fourth placer Original Release Note
No. Title First aired Last aired Original Network
1 Season 1 112 13 Nene Tamayo Jayson Gainza Cass Ponti Uma Khouny August 21, 2005 December 10, 2005 ABS-CBN [a]
2 Celebrity Edition 1 56 14 Keanna Reeves John Prats Bianca Gonzalez Zanjoe Marudo February 5, 2006 April 1, 2006 [b]
3 Teen Edition 1 42 14 Kim Chiu Mikee Lee Gerald Anderson Clare Cabiguin April 23, 2006 June 3, 2006 [c]
4 (2) Season 2 126 18 Bea Saw Mickey Perz Wendy Valdez Gee-Ann Abrahan February 25, 2007 June 30, 2007 [d]
5 Celebrity Edition 2 84 16 Ruben Gonzaga Riza Santos Gaby dela Merced Will Devaughn October 14, 2007 January 5, 2008 [e]
6 Teen Edition Plus 77 14 Ejay Falcon Robi Domingo Nicole Uysiuseng Beauty Gonzalez March 23, 2008 June 7, 2008 [f]
7 (3) Double Up 133 26 Melisa Cantiveros Paul Jake Castillo Jason Francisco Johan Santos October 4, 2009 February 13, 2010 [g]
8 Teen Clash 2010 78 27 James Reid Ryan Bang Fretzie Bercede Devon Seron April 10, 2010 June 26, 2010 [h]
9 (4) Unlimited 155 37 Slater Young Pamu Pamorada Joseph Biggel Paco Evangelista October 29, 2011 March 31, 2012 [i]
10 Teen Edition 4 91 14 Myrtle Sarrosa Karen Reyes Roy Requejo Mariz Raneses April 8, 2012 July 7, 2012 [j]
11 (5) All In 120 19 Daniel Matsunaga Maris Racal Jane Oineza Vickie Rushton April 27, 2014 August 24, 2014 [k]
12 (6) 737 142 11
(Teens)
Jimboy Martin Ylona Garcia Franco Rodriguez Bailey May June 20, 2015 November 8, 2015 [l]
15
(Adults)
Miho Nishida Tommy Esguerra Roger Lucero Dawn Chang
13 (7) Lucky 7 235 31 Maymay Entrata Kisses Delavin Yong Muhajil Edward Barber July 11, 2016 March 5, 2017 [m]
14 (8) Otso 268 58 Yamyam Gucong Kiara Takahashi Lou Yanong Andre Brouillette November 10, 2018 August 4, 2019 [n]
15 (9) Connect 99 18 Liofer Pinatacan Andrea Abaya Kobie Brown Jie-Ann Armero December 6, 2020 March 14, 2021 Kapamilya Channel/A2Z [o]
16 (10) Kumunity 10 226 46 Anji Salvacion Isabel Laohoo Samantha Bernardo Rob Blackburn October 16, 2021 May 29, 2022 [p]
Notes
  1. ^ First regular season. Only season that featured Willie Revillame as host of the show. First season to feature the 100-second session.
  2. ^ First season to feature celebrities as housemates. Introduced prizes for the housemates chosen charities.
  3. ^ First season to have teens, aged 15 to 18, as housemates. Primetime host Toni Gonzaga only hosted the season's Big Night. First season to have a finale task outside the house.
  4. ^ First season to have Big Brother Swap; Introduced the Secret housemates twist and Immunity Challenges.
  5. ^ The longest and the last celebrity season. This season also introduced a task that span the entire season, the inclusion of two-in-one housemates and the Head of Household twist.
  6. ^ First season to add a subtitle to the name of the show. The season also featured the Ateneo-La Salle rivalry, and introduced the Guardians and the House Player twists.
  7. ^ Introduced two separate twin housemates that secretly act as one person. First season to adapt two separate houses for two separate group of housemates. Introduced the Vote to Save and Evict voting system. Introduced the Big Jump to the Big Night. First season to have five housemates in the finale instead of the usual four.
  8. ^ First season to introduce non-Filipino teens as housemates. Also the first season to have a non-Filipino citizen winner. First season to have six housemates in the finale instead of the usual four.
  9. ^ First season to feature three separate houses. Introduced the reserved housemates twist (wherein each shortlisted auditionees were given a chance to become an official housemate), and challenges that needs to be done outside the house. The only season to have two separate programs ("Unliday" and "Unlinight") for two separate groups of housemates.
  10. ^ The longest teen season in the entire history of the franchise. First season to have two-in-one housemates in the finale.
  11. ^ The first in the show and in the entire Big Brother franchise to have a mix of teen, adult and celebrity housemates. First season to have a Philippine celebrity with no Filipino blood (Daniel Matsunaga) and first to have a twins (The Pagotans) that are not considered as a 2-in-1 housemate. Introduced the public nominations (BBN), Instasave and the two powers granted to an evicted housemate. First time to have a Big Night on a Sunday slot instead of Saturday.
  12. ^ The first in the show and in the entire Big Brother franchise to have two editions, teens and regulars thereby having two Big Winners that ran through continuously in one season. Return of Mariel Rodriguez as host after five years. First time to have a two-day Big Night.
  13. ^ The first in the history of the franchise to have four fused editions namely Celebrity, Teens, Adult, and a Dream Team. The first time since 2007 to have a batch of celebrities to enter the House; also the first time in the history of the show that the housemates were housed in a foreign Big Brother House, in Vietnam. The first season where nominated housemates will undergo Ligtask challenges instead of the public vote during usual eviction nights until the seven housemates in each batch remain and to introduce a back-to-back nomination and eviction night and a flash voting period. The first edition to have 7 finalists (not separated in batches) to be competing in the Big Night.
  14. ^ The first season to have four separate batches of housemates to enter the house. Also includes a separate house of hopeful auditionees per batch who are set to replace a housemate when one gets evicted or decides to make a voluntary exit. The season having the most housemates. The longest season of Pinoy Big Brother, reaching 267 days surpassing the record of Lucky 7 by only 32 days. The first edition to have 8 finalists (not separated in batches) to be competing in the Big Night.
  15. ^ The first season not to air on ABS-CBN and the first season to hold its auditions completely online (via Kumu). Also the first season not to have Uber as a companion show on TV; instead, all companion shows were streamed live online. The shortest special season of Pinoy Big Brother with the housemates residing for a total of 99 Days. This season introduced the twist that give HoH holders the power to exclusively vote other housemates for eviction (also known as Supercharged Power). The first season in the history of Pinoy Big Brother wherein 3 out of 4 finalist never face the Filipino public for eviction. The first season of Pinoy Big Brother not feature a text and online vote to determine the finalists but through a series of challenges. On the final week of this season, it is the season to simulcast on TV5 for the first time in 15 years, airing for 5 days before the big night.
  16. ^ The first season to air at early primetime slot (the show will air at 5:45 p.m. (PST) on weekdays). Introduced the 48-Hour unlimited voting system. Final season for Gonzaga and Robi Domingo as hosts. First season to have a housemate to face the public every week in a single edition. The first edition to not air on TV5 since the previous season due to upcoming shows on weekends.

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Holy Week in the Philippines

Holy Week in the Philippines

Holy Week in the Philippines is a significant religious observance for the country's Catholic majority, the Iglesia Filipina Independiente or the Philippine Independent Church and most Protestant groups. One of the few majority Christian countries in Asia, Catholics make up 80 percent of the population, and the Church is one of the country's dominant sociopolitical forces.

Nene Tamayo

Nene Tamayo

Jennivev "Nene" Santillan Tamayo is a Filipina reality television personality known for winning the first season of Pinoy Big Brother.

ABS-CBN

ABS-CBN

ABS-CBN is a Philippine commercial broadcast network that serves as the flagship property of ABS-CBN Corporation, a company under Lopez Holdings Corporation owned by the López family. The network is headquartered at the ELJ Communications Center and ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Quezon City, with additional offices and production facilities in 25 major cities including Baguio, Naga, Bacolod, Iloilo, Cebu, Davao, and Bulacan, where ABS-CBN's production and post-production facility in Horizon IT Park is located. ABS-CBN is colloquially referred to as the Kapamilya Network; the branding was originally introduced in 1999 and was officially introduced in 2003 during the celebration of its 50th anniversary and was used until its May 5, 2020 shutdown when the network's branding changed to Kapamilya Forever in support for the network's franchise renewal on May 13, 2020. ABS-CBN is the largest media company in the country and oldest television broadcaster in Southeast Asia.

Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 1

Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 1

Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition, retroactively known as Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 1, is the first celebrity season of the Philippine ABS-CBN reality television series Pinoy Big Brother and the second season overall. It was originally broadcast without a season number, but was later officially given the title of Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 1 to distinguish it from Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2.

Keanna Reeves

Keanna Reeves

Janet Derecho Duterte, known professionally as Keanna Reeves, is a Filipina actress and comedienne. She won the first celebrity edition of the reality show Pinoy Big Brother in 2006. She first gained national attention and notoriety in December 2004 after revealing that she was an escort, confessing that lawmakers were among her clients.

John Prats

John Prats

John Paulo Quiambao Prats is a Filipino comedian, actor, dancer, TV host, director, model and entrepreneur. He started as a child star in year 1992. He is the older brother of actress and former child-star Camille Prats. He was also a former member of the band, JCS.

Bianca Gonzalez

Bianca Gonzalez

Bianca Monica Malasmas Gonzalez-Intal is a Filipina television host and model.

Kim Chiu

Kim Chiu

Kimberly Sue Yap Chiu, professionally known as Kim Chiu, is a Filipino actress, model, host, singer, dancer, and vlogger. She is currently managed by Star Magic, ABS-CBN's home-based talent agency.

Mikee Lee

Mikee Lee

Michael Vincent Lee is a Filipino actor, model, host from Manila, Philippines. He was a runner up in the reality television series, Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 1 behind the big winner Kim Chiu.

Gerald Anderson

Gerald Anderson

Gerald Randolph Opsima Anderson Jr. is a Filipino-American actor. He is managed and under contract to Star Magic, ABS-CBN's home based talent agency.

Bea Saw

Bea Saw

Maria Beatriz Imperial Saw-Tan, is a Filipino actress with Taiwanese descent. She won the second season of Pinoy Big Brother.

Mickey Perz

Mickey Perz

Michael Richard Perz is a Filipino-Swiss dancer and occasional actor. He is under contract with ABS-CBN and Star Magic.

Other shows

Companion shows

The reality television show has, in total, three companion shows to date. The first one was Pinoy Big Brother UpLate, a late-night program of the reality show, and has been one of the most successful companion shows in the entire history of the franchise and it was replaced by Games Uplate Live.[31] It was primarily hosted by Mariel Rodriguez,[31] while Bianca Gonzalez took over the program once the first Teen Edition started, as the former became primetime host. This aired is the final program of ABS-CBN from late at night to early morning, Monday to Friday, after the News & Public Affairs programs and before sign-off; and shows some updates, live feeds, and interviews. During the second regular season, the show was replaced by a late afternoon show called Pinoy Big Brother Über. The show would make its return in Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up under the name Pinoy Big Brother: Double UpLate with Bianca Gonzalez as host. After Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up, the show was not revived and was eventually replaced by Über.

The Pinoy Big Brother Über was also hosted by Mariel Rodriguez; and often Bianca Gonzalez, this is also the show's interactive portion wherein viewers can participate. The show was originally created as a replacement for UpLate as the show's main offshoot; the two programs would later become the show's co-main offshoots in third regular season. Über did not return for the Pinoy Big Brother: Unlimited season because of Mariel's departure from the show, and the new "UnliDay" edition of the show airing counterpart with its normal "UnliNight" edition. Über returned for the fourth teen season as Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4 Über 2012 onward with Bianca Gonzalez, Robi Domingo and John Prats.[32] Also in the same Teen season, the show aired on Saturdays, known as SabadUber.

In every season of the local franchise, a short segment update show is aired every day from Mondays to Fridays. The show is called Pinoy Big Brother Update. The show provided daily happenings in the Big Brother house and introduces what will be shown in the primetime telecast. Mariel Rodriguez used to be the main Update host for the first season up to the first teen season. With the exception of second celebrity season to which Beatriz Saw was seen as the Update host, Bianca Gonzalez has been the Update host, replacing Mariel Rodriguez. Robi Domingo served as a guest host for one week during Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010 as Bianca Gonzalez was then unavailable.

At this time, Pinoy Big Brother: 737 had an improved version as 737 Gold. On the 7th Season of the show, 737 Gold was replaced by "PBB Vietnam Mga Kwento ng Celebrity Housemates" during the celebrity housemates' stay in Vietnam, "PBB: Mga Kwento ng Teen Housemates" during the duration of the Teen Season, and Lastly it was replaced by "PBB Mga Kwento ng mga Housemates ni Kuya" during the Regular entry in the house.

On the 9th season, there are no companion shows for television, instead it is replaced by an online show called Kumunek Tayo hosted by Melai Cantiveros and Enchong Dee for the Afternoon Show, Bianca Gonzales and Robi Domingo for the Primetime Show via Kumu in the comfort of their own homes. For the 10th season, three online companion shows were added: First is Kumulitan which aired simultaneously with the program on weekdays, hosted by Melai Cantiveros and Enchong Dee, and sometimes by or with Bianca Gonzales and Robi Domingo; the second companion show is Kumunity: G sa Gabi which airs every weeknights at 11:00 p.m; and the last companion show is the Kumulitan Weekend which is hosted by Sky Quizon and Richard Juan, and airs simultaneously with the program during weekends.

The Companion shows and their hosts with their monikers:

Game shows

Due to the show's popularity, a game show segment was launched by the network and was called Pinoy Big Brother: Yes or No.[3] It was one which uses the board game format and uses questions related to the show as well as ABS-CBN's other primetime soap operas. The show was hosted by Mariel Rodriguez and it promised to give a daily studio contestant up to twenty-five thousand pesos. After a week as a segment of the show, it became a separate early afternoon game show on October 24, 2005. This show was terminated after the first season ended.

Another popular game show segment was launched during the first season of Pinoy Big Brother and was called What's the Word? That's the Word!. It was a raffle show hosted by Mariel Rodriguez and aired during commercial breaks at primetime telecast. At first, it started as a trivia game show for Pinoy Big Brother, and then later, it was extended as a trivia game show for the whole Primetime block. The show continued even after Pinoy Big Brother's first-year run ended. It later returned as the promotion What's the Word? Guess the Word! This time, however, the promotion is by Smart Communications and it is separate from Pinoy Big Brother.

Talk show

The popularity of the show and its former housemates spawned another show called Pinoy Big Brother Buzz,[3] hosted by actress Anne Curtis, gossip reporter AJ Dee, and comedian Pokwang. Like its parent show The Buzz, the show tackles events and goings-on inside the house, the controversy surrounding the show, and the latest gossip about the housemates who were already evicted.[33] The show was cancelled during the run of the Celebrity Edition.

Online shows

In the first special season, a late-night online show called Pinoy Big Brother Uplate Online was introduced.[25] It was hosted by Slater Young, and Joj and Jai Agpangan. In the second special season, Pinoy Big Brother: 737 Online was introduced. It was hosted by Robi Domingo and Bianca Gonzalez and unlike the previous season, it occurred every 7:37 pm.

Spin-off shows

After the first regular season, a spin-off drama adventure series featuring the former housemates was aired for two weeks after Christmas and was called The Final Task.[3] Another spin-off was the romantic reality show, called Melason in Love, was aired after the end of Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up. It was the first reality spin-off show of the franchise.[34] The show focused to Melisa Cantiveros and Jason Francisco's love story which initially developed during the middle of the season. It features behind the scenes footage after the PBB Big Night, few of guesting programs in all ABS-CBN shows, and the struggles of the couple after the end of the season

Reunion specials

On June 4, 2006, a night after the finale of the Teen Edition, a live musical special called Pinoy Big Brother: the Big Reunion was held at the Aliw Theater in the CCP Grounds, Manila, with all the housemates for the first season, the Celebrity Edition, and the Teen Edition gathered in one spot. The show showcased and celebrated the success of the show, especially its greatest moments and accomplishments. This was done to cap off the show's first year on the air.

Two succeeding Big Reunions were held. The first was on June 9, 2008, wherein the housemates of the second Teen Edition, special housemates, and their Guardians took part. The second was on February 14, 2010, this time involving the Double Up housemates. Unlike the first Big Reunion, the gatherings only involved the housemates of each of the two seasons mentioned.

On June 27, 2010, another reunion special called High Five: The Big Five Years of Pinoy Big Brother gathered the Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010 Big Six together with several notable housemates from editions past, many from the final group of their season, celebrate the memorable moments from the less than five years of the franchise.[35]

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Games Uplate Live

Games Uplate Live

Games Uplate Live was a late night game show that served as the final program of ABS-CBN on its broadcast schedule. It was co-produced with Endemol, and airs Monday to Friday after Bandila. The show was hosted by Jaymee Joaquin. It showcases various interactive games such as word games, anagrams, puzzles as well as math problems that contestants must solve in order to win. It also features live chat services. In order to register for the show, viewers must download the picture message, logo, MMS, or ringtone of the day by messaging the text code "UP" to 2366. The names of the texters that have registered are then placed in a bowl, out of which one name is drawn out of per night. The person whose name is pulled out will receive a call asking them to participate in the show.

Mariel Rodriguez

Mariel Rodriguez

Maria Erlinda Lucille Termulo-Padilla professionally known as Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla or simply Mariel Rodriguez, is a Filipino-born American commercial model, endorser, television host, VJ and actress.

Bianca Gonzalez

Bianca Gonzalez

Bianca Monica Malasmas Gonzalez-Intal is a Filipina television host and model.

Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 1

Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 1

Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition retroactively known as Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 1 is the first teen season of the Philippine ABS-CBN reality television series Pinoy Big Brother and the third season overall.

ABS-CBN

ABS-CBN

ABS-CBN is a Philippine commercial broadcast network that serves as the flagship property of ABS-CBN Corporation, a company under Lopez Holdings Corporation owned by the López family. The network is headquartered at the ELJ Communications Center and ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Quezon City, with additional offices and production facilities in 25 major cities including Baguio, Naga, Bacolod, Iloilo, Cebu, Davao, and Bulacan, where ABS-CBN's production and post-production facility in Horizon IT Park is located. ABS-CBN is colloquially referred to as the Kapamilya Network; the branding was originally introduced in 1999 and was officially introduced in 2003 during the celebration of its 50th anniversary and was used until its May 5, 2020 shutdown when the network's branding changed to Kapamilya Forever in support for the network's franchise renewal on May 13, 2020. ABS-CBN is the largest media company in the country and oldest television broadcaster in Southeast Asia.

Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up

Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up

Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up is the third main season of the Philippine ABS-CBN reality television series Pinoy Big Brother and the seventh season overall, which began on October 4, 2009 on ABS-CBN. Toni Gonzaga, Mariel Rodriguez, and Bianca Gonzalez reprised their hosting duties this season, replacing Sineserye Presents: The Susan Roces Cinema Collection: Florinda. It ran for 133 days until February 13, 2010, which broke Season 2's record for the longest stay of housemates inside the house by only one week.

Pinoy Big Brother: Unlimited

Pinoy Big Brother: Unlimited

Pinoy Big Brother: Unlimited is the fourth main season of the Philippine ABS-CBN reality television series Pinoy Big Brother and the ninth season overall that aired from October 29, 2011. Toni Gonzaga and Bianca Gonzalez reprised their hosting stints for the show, together with PBB Teen Edition Plus ex-housemate Robi Domingo. The season ended on March 31, 2012 after 155 days, breaking Double Up's record for the longest duration by three more weeks and also ranked as one of the show's longest seasons worldwide, only surpassed by a number of seasons held in Germany. It is the first regular season with a male winner: Slater Young.

Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4

Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4

Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4 is the fourth teen edition and the tenth series overall of Pinoy Big Brother. The show premiered on April 8, 2012, almost a week after the Unlimited season concluded, and ended on July 7, 2012, replacing Nasaan Ka, Elisa?, lasting for 13 weeks, making it the longest teen edition yet. Toni Gonzaga, Bianca Gonzalez and Robi Domingo reprised their roles as hosts. They are joined by Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 1 ex-housemate John Prats.

Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2

Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2

Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2 is the second celebrity season of the Philippine ABS-CBN reality television series Pinoy Big Brother and the fifth season overall. It started on October 14, 2007, and ended twelve weeks later on January 5, 2008, replacing Natutulog Ba ang Diyos?, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. It was supposed to end on December 22, 2007, but it was announced on November 19, 2007, to be extended for two more weeks.

Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010

Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010

Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010 is the third teen season of the Philippine ABS-CBN reality television series Pinoy Big Brother and the eighth season overall. It began airing on the night of April 10, 2010 (PHT) and ended over two months later on June 26 of the same year. This is the first Teen Edition to be held after a regular season instead of a Celebrity Edition. Toni Gonzaga, Bianca Gonzalez and Mariel Rodriguez reprise their roles as hosts of the show. It lasted for 78 days, surpassing the second Teen edition for the longest Teen Edition by only one day.

Reception

ABS-CBN Studio Experience

In September 2018, ABS-CBN launched "ABS-CBN Studio Experience," an indoor theme park located in TriNoma, Quezon City. The said indoor theme park includes attractions that immerses its visitors to become a contestant, an actor, an audience or a production unit member of the network's different shows. One of the shows featured as an attraction in the theme park is Pinoy Big Brother where a visitor can experience to become a housemate and participate in various tasks to be given by Big Brother.[36] The indoor theme park was closed in August 2020 due to ABSCBN focusing more on their digital and cable businesses after its franchise was denied. [37]

Controversies and criticisms

Like other franchises around the world, the concept and implementation of Pinoy Big Brother has been a subject of controversy and criticism from the Filipino public and the news media. Investigations of some incidents were held by numerous organizations, including Endemol, the franchiser of Big Brother, and TV watchdog MTRCB since its launch in 2005.

Awards and recognitions

Year Awards Nominated Result Ref.
2015 29th PMPC Star Awards for Television
by Philippine Movie Press Club
Toni Gonzaga, Bianca Gonzalez, Robi Domingo and Enchong Dee (Pinoy Big Brother: 737)
for Best Reality Show Host
Won [38]
Toni Gonzaga, Robi Domingo, Bianca Gonzales and John Prats (Pinoy Big Brother: All In)
for Best Reality Show Host
Nominated
2014 28th PMPC Star Awards for Television
by Philippine Movie Press Club
Toni Gonzaga, Bianca Gonzalez, Robi Domingo and John Prats
for Best Reality Show Host/s
Won [39]
2014 Boomerang Awards
by Internet Mobile and Marketing Association of the Philippines
Pinoy Big Brother: All In Online Bahay ni Kuya (Online Facebook application)
for Effectivity category
Silver [40]
Pinoy Big Brother: All In Online Bahay ni Kuya (Online Facebook application)
for Campaigns category
Bronze
2012 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television
by Philippine Movie Press Club
Toni Gonzaga
as Best Reality/Game Show Host
Nominated [41]
Bianca Gonzalez
as Best Reality/Game Show Host
Nominated
Robi Domingo
as Best Reality/Game Show Host
Nominated
2010 24th PMPC Star Awards for Television
by Philippine Movie Press Club
Toni Gonzaga
for Best Reality Program Host
Won [42]
Mariel Rodriguez
for Best Reality Program Host
Nominated [43]
Bianca Gonzalez
for Best Reality Program Host
Nominated [43]
2008 4th USTv Students' Choice Awards
by University of Santo Tomas
Pinoy Big Brother: Season 2
for Student's Choice of Reality Show
Won [44]

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Quezon City

Quezon City

Quezon City, also known as the City of Quezon and Q.C., is the most populous city in the Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 2,960,048 people. It was founded on October 12, 1939, and was named after Manuel L. Quezon, the second president of the Philippines.

ABS-CBN franchise renewal controversy

ABS-CBN franchise renewal controversy

The ABS-CBN franchise renewal controversy is a national dispute in the Philippines regarding the renewal of the congressional franchise that would have allowed Philippine media network ABS-CBN to continue broadcasting.

Endemol

Endemol

Endemol B.V. was a Dutch-based media company that produced and distributed multiplatform entertainment content. The company annually produced more than 15,000 hours of programming across scripted and non-scripted genres, including drama, reality TV, comedy, game shows, entertainment, factual and children's programming.

Toni Gonzaga

Toni Gonzaga

Celestine Cruz Gonzaga-Soriano, better known as Toni Gonzaga, is a Filipino singer, host, actress, producer, vlogger and entrepreneur. She is the former lead host of long-running reality show, Pinoy Big Brother.

Bianca Gonzalez

Bianca Gonzalez

Bianca Monica Malasmas Gonzalez-Intal is a Filipina television host and model.

Robi Domingo

Robi Domingo

Robert Marion Eusebio Domingo, professionally known as Robi Domingo, is a Filipino VJ, actor, dancer, and host. He first gained fame as a reality show contestant by joining and ending up as the first runner-up of the reality competition series Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition Plus in 2008, after which he became a member of ABS-CBN's group of film and television talents collectively known as Star Magic.

Enchong Dee

Enchong Dee

Ernest Lorenzo Velasquez Dee, professionally known as Enchong Dee, is a Filipino actor, model, and swimmer. Dee is a contract artist of ABS-CBN's Star Magic. He came to prominence after starring in his first major TV drama Katorse (2009). He played the role of "Luis" in the Filipino remake Maria la del Barrio (2011). He also starred in Ina, Kapatid, Anak (2012–13), and Muling Buksan ang Puso. He is the younger brother of actor and model, AJ Dee.

John Prats

John Prats

John Paulo Quiambao Prats is a Filipino comedian, actor, dancer, TV host, director, model and entrepreneur. He started as a child star in year 1992. He is the older brother of actress and former child-star Camille Prats. He was also a former member of the band, JCS.

27th PMPC Star Awards for Television

27th PMPC Star Awards for Television

The 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television ceremony was held at the AFP Theater in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City on November 24, 2013 and broadcast over ABS-CBN Channel 2 on December 1, 2013. The ceremony was hosted by Alex and Toni Gonzaga, Raymond and Richard Gutierrez and directed by Al Quinn. The theme is in coincidence with the Philippine Television's 60th anniversary.

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