After more rumors than usual there would be returning veterans this year, and some very odd behavior from CBS this year, we were sure there would be more than just a normal newbie crew of Houseguests for season 18. We anticipated that we would probably end up with some kind of mix of newbies and veterans again like on seasons BB13 and BB14.

Twelve new houseguests move into the BIG BROTHER house for a summer vacation on the CBS Television Network. Julie Chen is host. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Turns out we were sort of right. There were four returning veterans this year, but the season won’t play out quite like either of the two former mixed newbie/vets seasons. In another twist this season, we also have two random siblings of former Big Brother players. Tiffany Rousso is the sister of professional poker player and Big Brother villain Vanessa Rousso. Paul Calafiore is the brother of BB16 second place finisher Cody Calafiore.  As for the rest of the Houseguests, only 12 of them have been revealed, which leaves plenty of room for some of those rumored veterans to return during the Big Brother 18 premiere.

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