"Big Brother" has found a way to distinguish itself from that pesky look-alike show "The Glass House."
CBS, which is currently embroiled in a legal entanglement with ABC over the similarities between its own "Big Brother" and that network's "The Glass House," announced a format shake-up for its upcoming 14th season on Thursday. The network also revealed the identities of the new competitors for the season, which premieres July 12.
For the first time, "Big Brother" will bring four of the most successful players from previous seasons back on the show to compete against each other in a separate competition for their own prize.
The four returning contestants will be introduced during the show's season premiere.
The network also introduced the 12 new houseguests who will populate the "Big Brother" house this season. The incoming contestants range from the former bass player for the female metal group Kittie to a house-flipper from Bennington, Vt.
For the record, the decor theme of the "Big Brother" house this season will be "urban pop culture," with three-dimensional, white "wave wall" covers in the living room. Of course, it's the waves that the contestants will make among each other that will most draw viewers' interest.
Meet the new "Big Brother" contestants below. Which contestants do you hope to see return for the new season? Have your say in the comments section.
Jenn Arroyo, 37 Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y. Current City: Brooklyn, N.Y. Musician / Former Bass Player for the Female Metal Group "Kittie"
Joe Arvin, 41 Hometown: Lexington, Ky. Current City: Schererville, Ind. Chef
Frank Eudy, 28 Hometown: Marion, Ark. Current City: Naples, Fla. Unemployed
Jodi Rollins, 42 Hometown: Englewood, Colo. Current City: Calipatria, Calif. Restaurant Server
Willie Hantz, 34 Hometown: Vinton, La. Current City: Dayton, Texas Tankerman
Wil Heuser, 24 Hometown: Louisville, Ky. Current City: Louisville, Ky. Marketing Consultant
Ashley Iocco, 26 Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa. Current City: West Hollywood, Calif. Owner of a Mobile Spray Tanning Company
Shane Meaney, 26 Hometown: Bennington, Vt. Current City: Bennington, Vt. House Flipper
Kara Monaco, 29 Hometown: Orlando, Fla. Current City: Los Angeles, Calif. Model
Danielle Murphree, 23 Hometown: Grant, Ala. Current City: Tuscaloosa, Ala. Nurse JoJo Spatafora, 26 Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y. Current City: Staten Island, N.Y. Bartender
Ian Terry, 21 Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa. Current City: New Orleans, La. Engineering Student