Executive Producer Allison Grodner: TWO Twists for Big Brother 13

Posted on: Friday, July 1, 2011 at 1:01pm

One day after the cast and twist were revealed for Big Brother 13, WeLoveBigBrother.com talked to Allison Grodner, the executive producer of Big Brother.  With news that several past houseguests will be entering the game as ‘dynamic duos’, think Dick and Danielle from season 8, many questions were left unanswered.  How many duos will be playing? How will they be chosen? And what are the secrets to the new Big Brother house? Take a listen to our exclusive interview.

With less than one week until the Big Brother 13 premiere (Thursday, July 7th at 9pm ET) on CBS, WeLoveBigBrother.com had the pleasure of talking with Big Brother’s Executive Producer, Allison Grodner.  She shares with us details about the twist this season, which involves bringing back several pairs, or ‘dynamic duos’ from past seasons.  Take a listen to the full interview below.

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What to take away from our interview with Allison Grodner: (listen to full interview below)

  • Twist is dubbed “Double Trouble” features dynamic duos from the past
  • Notorious twosomes, power couples, and pairs from the past are possibly coming back
  • The number of duos has NOT been confirmed and will be revealed on premiere night
  • TWO twists going on which are part of the same theme
  • Game will be played quite differently off the bat
  • The returning houseguests HAVE been chosen and HAVE been sequestered
  • The viewers are NOT voting on CBS.com, rather just voicing their opinions
  • Allison specifically mentioned Dan/Memphis , Danielle/Jason, and Marcellas/Amy
  • The room we haven’t seen so far is the Have/Have Not room
  • The cage around the spiral staircase does not lock and is just part of the design
  • The conflicting HOH room pictures was simply a design change and does not involve a twist


  • Tani says

    A pic of Dan and Memphis was posted on twitter and i honestly dont think they will choose them or Marcellas i think they will stick with duos that are more recent and in peoples memory.Since majority of houseguests mentioned either in negative or positive light was Jeff and jordan,Evil Dick and Rachel and Brendon so it makes sense that they would bring on those couples then dig past years ago!

    July 1, 2011 at 1:14 pm
  • Michael says

    I didn’t think she would let much out. Do we know if they have entered the house?

    July 1, 2011 at 1:17 pm
  • Dynamic Duo says

    Wow, I am very excited about this twist! I am sooooo anxious to find out who these “Duos” are!

    July 1, 2011 at 1:20 pm
  • carrie says

    GREAT interviewer

    July 1, 2011 at 1:23 pm
  • Tani says

    I wonder what the game twist is most of these HG’s dont look like they will do great on Endurance comps and thats saying stuff since BB12 houseguests except for Brendon,Andrew,Hayden when he wasnt throwing comps were any good at it!! I think except for the Brendon one and possibly the surfboard Rachel would have done great with the endurance comps! So i hope the game twist is that the HGs actually have to compete and not throw comps.

    July 1, 2011 at 1:24 pm
  • Cindi says

    Can’t wait for next Thursday!

    July 1, 2011 at 1:26 pm
  • sandy says

    ah but Quirkydude tweeted the Dan/Memphis picture was 18 days ago –

    Red Herrings are all around – just to get us talking!!

    July 1, 2011 at 1:35 pm
  • Heidi says

    Another GREAT interview by Matt!!!!!!! Can’t wait for the show to get started!!!!!!! “)

    July 1, 2011 at 5:11 pm
  • KenzieQ says

    Marcellas is on twitter right now so I guess he is not part of a duo bcuz they are already sequestered right? Although he did say to a hater — “Then go ahead & slit your wrists because I may pop up this summer. I love effing with haters. M*”

    July 1, 2011 at 6:43 pm
  • krismas says

    6 more days to go! Its killing me to know that as I blog this, the hgs are probably in the house right now! But, I STILL have to WAIT 6 more days!

    July 1, 2011 at 7:06 pm
  • Divr says

    Someone’s Twitter account being active doesnt preclude them. It has become apparant that different previous HGs twitter accounts are being posted by someone else. I.E. someone posting on Dani’s twitter mistakenly used Locker to post pics when she is known to use twitpic to post her pictures.

    July 1, 2011 at 7:35 pm
  • NoH84BB says

    Dick and Daniele: Dick’s FB account is currently down (yes, I am a friend), and what I have heard, so is Daniele’s. Daniele’s interviews on Superpass with Ragan (first one from her apartment — you can see it in the background. Background on the second one is a blank white wall and she is only on cam on Skype for a short time, then the cam is off, but she continues voice only. Thinking Donatos are already in sequester. Daniele’s next interview to take place on July 5, should be interesting)

    Jeff and Jordan: Jeff hasn’t tweeted since June 29. Hoping he and Jordan are in sequester now.

    Rachel and Neanderthal (pronounced NeanderTAL, of course): Who knows, or cares, but hope if they are in, Dick chews them up and spits them out, especially Brendan, ala Penisgate!

    July 2, 2011 at 11:53 am
  • krismas says

    I sure hope its d&d and j&j! Five more days to go!

    July 2, 2011 at 4:27 pm
  • StcaeyGirl says

    I can’t wait!!! Hurry up week!!!!


    July 2, 2011 at 7:00 pm
  • ahmed says

    hii WLBB i was gonna sign up for the live feeds but im from dubai / united arab emirates and im scared that it wont open or wont be able to tune in to the live feeds and would it be able to open in any other country ?plz help and reply thx :)

    July 3, 2011 at 7:34 am
  • krismas says

    4 more days to go!

    July 3, 2011 at 5:11 pm
  • Michael says

    I hope it’s B/R and J/N, that would really turn the house upside down!

    July 4, 2011 at 7:09 am
  • Michael says

    I am all Jeff and Jordan out enough already.

    July 4, 2011 at 7:10 am
  • taylor-BBlvr says

    honestly I hope this duo thing doesn’t work out to look anything like the couples season, 9 i think. Please, I don’t wanna see Rachel and Brendan again EVER in life. I cannot WAIT until tomorrow!!!!! I plan to stay up all night and watch old season highlights in anticipation. Does that make me crazy?!?????? Rhetorical question….dont answer

    July 6, 2011 at 6:17 am
  • maryann says

    i love big brothers me and my sister just watched the 1 episode and i feel if you keep bringing people back i hate it give somebody in that is new and let them play the game the way it was started now you have people on it that has already won i think there is people out there that can use the money the same wat with survivor it took boston bob 4 times to win i dont think it isfair 4 times and his now wife already won

    July 7, 2011 at 7:01 pm
  • Deano says

    I agree maryann. I too dislike seeing old players come back and play with new ones. If i see Russell or any other past player on Survivor this year i won’t watch any of it. The same is true with BB. i won’t be watching much until the past players are gone. I will check highlights to see who is gone but won’t watch the show until it isn’t like watching a re-run any longer.

    July 7, 2011 at 11:18 pm
  • Randall Oliver says

    The wife and I are big fans of the show.
    I would like to see a season that is casted with players that were the first to go from the previous seasons.
    “The First To Go’s.”

    July 23, 2012 at 5:35 pm
  • Danetta says

    My husband has a great Idea for a new twist next year.Each houseguest would pick a designated person to call if they win HOH.They would have 60 secs or 90 secs for their designated person to tell them what is really going on behind their back!! alliances or what ever.They dont need to tell other houseguest!!! Would be awesome twist!!! I ran it by my friends in FB Lobby 7.They loved the idea!!!

    August 14, 2012 at 1:42 pm
  • Danetta says

    Have designated caller call on Saturday before Noms are done!

    August 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm
  • betty says

    there are rumors that you and Amanda are friends and that it is fixed that she wins big brother. if this is not the case, then can you explain to us why she has gotten way with so many un thinkable things. Big Brother was a show we loved watching up until this year. There has been to much race remarks, and just unthinkable things.

    August 19, 2013 at 12:13 pm
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