Late on Sunday night, CBS Big Brother suddenly announced they would be delaying the season 18 cast reveal, moving it from Monday morning to Tuesday afternoon. At the time, no reason was given for the abrupt change in timeline. On Monday, shortly before the original Big Brother 18 cast reveal was originally start happening, CBS released a follow up statement citing the horrific Orlando shootings tragedy for the delay.
The Big Brother 2016 cast reveal scheduled for Monday was promoted heavily by CBS for weeks to the press and fans. News that the event would be bumped until Tuesday came as something of a shock, especially to press and fan sites prepared to cover the cast unveiling. Many fans were also upset by the news of a delay as they had already paid to sign up for the Live Feeds. Some even stated on Twitter and Facebook they had taken the day off work to be on hand for the event.