The Big Brother 13 cast of houseguests has finally been revealed and this season there is going to be quite the surprising new twist! This morning, CBS announced the cast of housguests for the Big Brother 2011 season, but instead of the usual dozen or so names — there were only eight! Why? Because it seems Big Brother has decided to bring back three dynamic duos from seasons past. Oh yeah!

This year, Big Brother is presenting the “summer of Double Trouble” by welcoming eight new houseguests and bringing back some of the most notorious ‘duos’ from past seasons. The eight new players have been announced, but the identities of the duos will not be revealed until the Big Brother 13 premier with host Julie Chen on Thursday, July 7.

Below are the eight NEW Houseguests who will spend the summer playing alongside the “Duos” in the new season of Big Brother 13:

  • Adam Poch: A 39 year-old Music Inventory Manager from Hoboken, NJ
  • Cassi Colvin: A 26 year-old model from Nashville, TN. There’s always a model isn’t there?
  • Dominic Briones: A 25 year-old college student from San Mateo, CA.
  • Kalia Booker: A 30-year old writer from Los Angels, CA.
  • Keith Henderson: A 32 year-old Human Resources Manager from Boilingbrook, IL.
  • Lawon Exum: A 29-year old Legal File Clerk from Inglewood, CA.
  • Porsche Briggs: A VIP Cocktail Waitress from Miami, FL.
  • Shelly Moore: A 41-year old Outdoors Industry Executive from Prairieville, LA.
  • * Watch the intro Big Brother 13 cast videos on our partner site, BigBrotherAcces.com.

    This season, the houseguests will enjoy a Venice Beach loft-inspired house, featuring an urban design that brings the outside décor in and the inside décor out, according to CBS.  

    * Check out the official Big Brother 13 house photos here. 

    Once again, several unlucky Houseguests will be banished to the “Have/Have Not Room” each week, where luxury and comfort are non-existent.

    Following the premiere on Thursday, July 7 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), Big Brother 13 will be broadcast three nights weekly, beginning Sunday, July 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), Wednesday, July 13 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and the LIVE eviction show, hosted by Julie Chen, beginning Thursday, July 14 (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT).

    At the end of the season, the last remaining House Guest will receive the grand prize of $500,000. 

    Big Brother is executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol U.S.A.



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