The motto of Big Brother is “expect the unexpected,” and the contestants are going to have to do just that.
EW has confirmed that this season will have the largest jury thus far in the franchise, with nine members instead of the usual seven. This means whichever two houseguests are evicted this Thursday (it’s a double eviction) will become the first two members of the jury, as opposed to the last two going straight home.
Jury members move to a separate sequestered house, where they will ultimately decide who wins Big Brother 15. Because they remain sequestered, it’s also possible that one of the eliminated contestants will return to the house in some way. It’s interesting that with so many particularly unlikable people this season, CBS is opting to continue to keep even more of them around (and, as a result of that, putting more money in their pockets).
The news will be broken to the contestants during this Thursday’s live show.