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In 'Big Brother 6,' viewers will get their say



Published: Tue, August 9, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



ZAP2IT.COM

CBS is giving fans of "Big Brother 6" a bigger chance than in past years to affect the outcome of the game.

The network is letting one of the evicted players back into the game, and that person will be determined by online and text-message voting from viewers. The upside for the winner of the "America's Choice" vote is that he'll still be in the running for the game's cash prize; the downside is that he'll have to spend up to six more weeks in the "Big Brother" house.

Host Julie Chen revealed the twist, part of the show's "Summer of Secrets" theme, at the end of the Aug. 4 episode. Viewers have until noon Pacific time Wednesday to cast their votes for evicted players Michael Donnellan, Eric Littmann or Kaysar Ridha, who have been sequestered since getting the boot.

Ashlea Evans, the first player kicked out of the house, broke her lockdown and is ineligible to return.

The decision to give viewers an active role in the game harkens back to the show's first season, when audience voting helped determine who was sent home. In recent years, the America's Choice voting has been for more minor rewards.

Details on the America's Choice vote are at CBS.com.




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