Julie Chen returns as the host in the 17th season of the American reality competition series Big Brother. The series began airing on July 5, 2000, on CBS. The new season is fully loaded with challenges, romance, and surprising eliminations. Big Brother is based on a Dutch TV series of the same title created by producer John de Mol in 1997. Contestants compete against each other for a chance to win $500,000 cash reward. The contestants battle it out each week to maintain their places in a house wired with cameras and microphones, following each and every move. The viewers should expect the unexpected drama once again. The series is written by Gary Richard Collins II. Check this link out for more info.