16 new houseguests moved into the "Big Brother Beach House" for the live 90-minute long Season 23 premiere Wednesday night. While host introduced some unexpected twists – like the fact that this season's houseguests will be competing in teams of four, and for the first time in 21 years, the grand prize has increased to $750,000 – the biggest, and most exciting, change this season was most diverse cast yet.
It's no secret that Big Brother is notorious for having many controversies regarding race. In November of 2020, CBS publicly vowed to make 50 percent of its future reality show contestants people of color, and fans were happy to see the network stick to its word.
Overall, it was a great first episode of BB23, and fans are looking forward to seeing how the rest of the season plays out.