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Big Brother: Next season's winner to be chosen by fans

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Just as one season of Big Brother finishes up, another one begins. But this time big changes are in store.

During Wednesday’s live finale for season 18, host Julie Chen announced more details for the fall edition airing exclusively on the CBS All Access subscription service. Titled Big Brother: Over the Top, the season will mark the first time all house activity will be available for live viewing, including challenges as well as nomination and veto ceremonies. Also, for the first time ever, viewers will be able to watch select live Diary Room sessions.

But the biggest news of all involves a return to the show’s roots: For the first time since season 1, fans — instead of a jury made up of fellow players — will choose the winner. Not only that, but viewers will get to vote for one of two former players to join the season: either Jason Roy from season 17, or Jozea Flores from this past installment. (In order to vote, one must subscribe to CBS All Access at CBS.com.)

Big Brother: Over the Top premieres on Sept. 28 at 10 p.m. ET.

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