Big Brother Summary

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Reality/game show in which a group of 10 people who have never met is gathered in a two-bedroom, one-bathroom house and monitored continuously by television cameras. The housemates have no contact with the outside world -- no phone, no newspaper, no radio and no television. Every two weeks, "Big Brother" housemates nominate two of their own in a secret vote to be ousted from the house. Viewers choose by a telephone poll which of the two is to be thrown out. After seven housemates have been voted out, viewers decide on the 100th day which of the three remaining cohabitants should win the jackpot of $500,000. The second-place finisher wins $100,000; the third, $50,000. The other roommates are paid $350 for each week that they spend in the house.