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Everything Old Is NOT New Again

There is a phrase that has come to be commonplace when talking about Big Brother in years past: “Everything Old is New Again.” This phrase typifies the somewhat recycled nature of recent seasons where Houseguests of previous seasons were brought back to compete once more in the game. Be it as mentors, All-Stars or couples, these retread players became symbolic of the chief complaint amongst Big Brother fans – that the show relied too much on popular personalities and reality “stars” to maintain an audience. Why invest in the process of finding new players when, for the measly cost of tens of thousands of dollars more you can invite someone back that is a fan favorite?

This year, however, the retreads are gone- Big Brother is riding on new tires in 2013.