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Big Brother

Season 11 2009

  • 2009-07-10T00:00:00Z on CBS
  • 45 mins
  • 21 hours, 35 mins (30 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Reality

Big Brother, which began in 2000, has become an annual tradition for fans; every summer they are treated to new houseguests, new challenges, and new evictions! Here's how the game works: each week, there is a Head of Household challenge, where all of the players compete for the power in the house. The HoH then nominates two other houseguests for eviction. Several days later, a Power of Veto competition is held, where six players (the HoH, the nominees, and three guests) attempt to win the Golden Power of Veto, which gives the bearer the power to "veto," or cancel, one of the HoH's nominations, forcing the HoH to nominate someone else (other than the Veto bearer) for eviction. Then, in the weekly live eviction, the houseguests vote to send someone out of the house for good. Along the way are Luxury competitions and Food contests (which, if the houseguests do not win, results in Slop for the week), all leading up to the show's finale, where a panel of sequestered jurors vote for a winner, who receives half a million dollars!

30 episodes

11x01 Introductions; HoH Comp #1

  • Season Premiere

    2009-07-10T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

12 strangers will move into the Big Brother house and learn that they will be 'kickin it old school' this summer, high school to be exact. The House Guests will be shocked to learn that they will be playing the game in one of four familiar high school cliques - popular, athletes, brainiacs and off beats.

11x02 Nomination Ceremony #1

  • 2009-07-13T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

Jessie from Season 10, the current HoH returns and the other houseguests do all the can to avoid a nomination. The stakes are raised when cliques are punished for losing the food competition.

The mood in the house quickly turns sour as the houseguests compete for the first Power of Veto. Lydia tries to ally herself with the athletes and Ronnie walks a fine line.

Lydia causes a ruckus, while Russell does all he can to make sure Braden goes home. Who will be evicted from the Big Brother house? Also, the houseguests compete to win HoH by predicting how fans voted in an online poll.

11x05 Nomination Ceremony #2

  • 2009-07-20T00:00:00Z — 42 mins

As the HoH, Ronnie strategically decides which houseguests must fight for the Power of Veto. The houseguests compete for the chance to watch a screening of The Ugly Truth.

Russell shows his volatile side before the Power of Veto competition. Jeff and Laura desperately need to stay in the house.

Ronnie's lies catch up to him and a second houseguest is evicted from the Big Brother house. Plus, a new HoH is crowned.

11x08 Nomination Ceremony #3

  • 2009-07-27T00:00:00Z — 42 mins

Ronnie tries to make nice in order to save himself from being up for elimination. Surprising romances develop in the house.

The houseguests experience a pig's life in the Power of Veto competition. A few waver between kicking Ronnie out.

Showmances begin to blossom and another houseguest goes home in a heated eviction. Also, the houseguests face off in their first endurance HoH competition.

Russell and Jeff come to an agreement about who should get HoH. Russell proves to be a man of his word as he announces his nominations for eviction.

11x12 PoV Comp #4

  • 2009-08-05T00:00:00Z — 40 mins

The Power of Veto competition is a gamble and the alliances campaign in their best interest. Chima upsets Russell and Michelle proves to be the swing vote.

Russell and Chima have a throwdown and another houseguest is eliminated. Also, the winner of the coup d'etat is revealed and the houseguests compete for HoH based on America's advice.

11x14 Nomination Ceremony #5

  • 2009-08-10T00:00:00Z — 41 mins

Russell tries his best to make nice with Chima after she wins HoH. In a luxury challenge the houseguests are split into two teams and given the chance to win great prizes.

11x15 PoV Comp #5

  • 2009-08-12T00:00:00Z — 41 mins

Russell and Chima continue to fight and one of the houseguests has to make a difficult decision. The PoV competition is more important than ever as the girls side with each other.

After Kevin's decision not to use the power of veto on either of Chima's nominees, Russell and Lydia are still on the block for eviction, but will Jeff use the power of the coup d'etat to shake up the Big Brother house? Also, who will win the sixth Head of Household competition?

11x17 Nomination Ceremony #6

  • 2009-08-17T00:00:00Z — 41 mins

Chima, Lydia, and Natalie mourn Jessie's eviction, while Michele puts up her two nominees. Also, the houseguests compete in this week's have/have not competition.

Chima's actions lead her to an untimely eviction. After a new HoH competition to reset the game, a few houseguests have a difficult time accepting the new power shift.

In the fast-paced hour, the houseguests compete for veto, evict another houseguest and battle it out for HoH, all live. Also, secrets about Jesse's actions when he was in the house turn some of his strongest supporters against him.

A new HoH is crowned and with Lydia's eviction, the houseguests start to reconsider their alliances. Russell wants to secure his place in the final four but his ego makes the others want him out.

A past houseguest helps out in the crucial PoV competition. As the house pairs up, Jeff may have to watch his back.

Russell pushes Jordan to her limit, and the houseguests decide whether to send him or Natalie to the jury house. Also, the HoH competition may be chocolatey, but it's anything but sweet.

11x23 Nomination Ceremony #9

  • 2009-08-31T00:00:00Z — 41 mins

After winning HoH, Kevin is faced with a difficult decision. Natalie guns for Michele to be evicted.

The future of the remaining houseguests rests in the next PoV competition. The unthinkable may happen and long-standing alliances may be broken up.

Jeff fights to stay in the house, but will his efforts pay off? Either he or Jordan will be evicted from the Big Brother house. Also, three out of the final four houseguests compete for HoH.

11x26 Nomination Ceremony #10

  • 2009-09-07T00:00:00Z — 41 mins

As tensions grow in the house Natalie distances herself from the other houseguests with her lies. Alliances are broken and it's every player for themselves.

The houseguests compete for the final Power of Veto of the season and one more is evicted. Also, the final three houseguests begin part one of the last HoH competition.

The houseguests compete in part two of the final HoH competition, while Julie reveals some of the final twists of the season. Also, four of the best houseguests from Big Brother history return to weigh in on this season's final three.

The final three reminisce about their experiences in the Big Brother house. Kevin, Natalie, and Jordan enjoy a moment together before mentally preparing to duke it out for the win.

11x30 Finale

  • 2009-09-16T00:00:00Z — 84 mins

In the first ever 2-hour season finale, one houseguest is crowned the winner and awarded $500,000, and all the houseguests are reunited for the first time. Also, Julie reveals which houseguest America chose as their favorite and awards the lucky juror $25,000.