Last season, despite being outnumbered in the house, the veteran players managed to control almost every aspect of the game, and one of them came out on top. So it was no surprise that the new players faces were filled with apprehension when Julie Chen announced that four former players would be returning to play "Big Brother" (Thu., 9 p.m. ET on CBS) with them.
But things are different this time around. This season premiere introduced the twelve new players, and brought back four veterans as coaches. That means they're not competing for the main prize, but a separate $100,000 prize set aside if one of their players takes home the top prize.
Back in the house were Britney (BB12-4th place) and Dan (BB10-winner) playing for the second time. Returning for the third time were Janelle (BB6-3rd/BBAllStars-3rd) and Mike "Boogie" (BB2-8/BBAllStars-winner). Julie had them each pick three players from the new cast to coach throughout the season, and then threw them right into their first Head of Household challenge.
The twist on this was that the coach of the winning team would pick the first HOH while the coach of the losing team had to evict the first person from the house.
Britney's team came out on top, and she wisely gave the first HOH to Willie Hantz; brother of infamous "Survivor" villain Russell Hantz. Willie hasn't told anyone his relation, but the physical resemblance is remarkable and several players are suspicious.
Dan's team lost, and because of her struggles on the challenge he chose to send Jodi home before she'd even gotten a chance to settle in. Will she get a chance to return at some later point, or is her adventure over for good so quickly?
Find out as "Big Brother" continues Sundays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET, with live eviction episodes Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. And meet the cast here.
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