Want to be on TV?
There's an open casting call for "Big Brother" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26 at Terminal B-2, Victory Casino Cruises, 180 Christopher Columbus Drive, Port Canaveral. According to bigbrothercasting.tv, bring "a form of ID and a great attitude."
For those who are unable to make the Port Canaveral casting call, there's an option to apply online.
Online application deadline for those 21 and over is May 15, the website states. Filming will take place over the summer.
The show takes, on average, 16 housemates/BB contestants, isolating them from the outside world for about three months — no electronic devices and life under constant TV and audio surveillance. There's a weekly eviction, and the last contestant to survive the evictions wins the top prize, $500,000. "Big Brother" from George Orwell's novel "1984" inspired the reality show's name. Julie Chen, co-host of CBS' daytime talk show "The Talk," has hosted "Big Brother" since 2000.
She Tweeted last week: "Just wrapped my first #BB17 Production Meeting ... so excited for you guys to see the new @cbsbigbrother!"
The show airs Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays on CBS. Visit cbs.com/shows/big_brother orbigbrothercasting.tv.
A chance to hang with reality stars: Victory Casino Cruises will host a reality stars night cruise April 25 with Kara Monaco ("The Girls Next Door," "Big Brother 14"), Dr. Carl Bilancione ("Survivor: Africa"), Victoria Rafaeli ("Big Brother 16"), Casey Turner ("Big Brother 11") and Tanya Vance ("Survivor: Thailand"). Anyone interested in getting some reality TV advice can ask them. The "sail with reality TV stars" is in conjunction with heartsofreality.com and Give Kids the World. For more information on the cruise, call 855-GO-VICTORY or visit victorycasinocruises.com.
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