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The Best Seasons of 'Big Brother' 

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All the seasons of Big Brother have been great, but which seasons really stand out? After introducing viewers to the format in season one, the American version of the series added twists and additional competitions in later seasons. Some of the most memorable episodes of Big Brother come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy. To determine once and for all what the best seasons of Big Brother are, let's rank every Big Brother season from best to worst.

Big Brother is a reality competition series that has aired on CBS since July 5, 2000. It is based on the Dutch TV series of the same name, created by John de Mol, and is presented by Julie Chen Moonves. This list of all the Big Brother seasons includes the houseguests for each season and the winner.

Vote up your favorite seasons of Big Brother, and vote down any underwhelming seasons that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you loved any individual episodes. It can be painful to put one Big Brother season over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like.

Big Brother - Season 10 ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Big Brother'
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The tenth season of Big Brother premiered on July 13, 2008 and contains 29 episodes. This season finds 13 HouseGuests competing for $500,000.

Cast of Big Brother Season 10: Angie Swindell, April Dowling-Cruise, Brian Hart, Dan Gheesling, Jerry MacDonald, Jessie Godderz, Keesha Marie Smith, Libra Thompson, Robert "Memphis" Garrett, Michelle Costa, Bryan Ollie, Lorenza "Renny" Martyn, and Steven Daigle.

This season features several unforgettable challenges including crawling through honey, laying in the dirt and rain for one hour and digging through hay to find the veto.

Memorable moments from Season 10 include:

  • Dan Gheesling is named the winner of Season 10.
  • Jesse getting evicted on day 31.
  • Jerry gets a phone call from home.
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Big Brother - Season 7 ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Big Brother'
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The seventh season of Big Brother premiered on July 6, 2006 and contains 29 episodes. This season finds 14 HouseGuests, all returning contestants, competing for $500,000.

Cast of Big Brother Season 7: Alison Irwin, Danielle Reyes, Diane Henry, Erika Landin, Chicken George Boswell, Howie Gordon, James Rhine, Janelle Pierzina, Jason "Jase" Wirey, Kaysar Ridha, Marcellas Reynolds, Mike "Boogie" Malin, Jennifer "Nakomis" Dedmon, and Will Kirby.

This season features several unforgettable challenges including digging through slop to find rubber rats, hitting over-sized golf balls and hanging on a giant spider web.

Memorable moments from Season 7 include:

  • Mike "Boogie" Malin is named the winner of Season 7.
  • Janelle and Jase agree on nominees.
  • Mike wins the Coup d'État power.
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Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Big Brother'
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The sixth season of Big Brother premiered on July 7, 2005 and contains 29 episodes. This season finds 14 HouseGuests competing for $500,000.

Cast of Big Brother Season 6: Maggie Ausburn, Beau Beasley, Ivette Corredero, Michael Donnellan, Ashlea Evans, Howie Gordon, Sarah Hrejsa, April Lewis, Eric Littmann, Janelle Pierzina, Rachel Plencner, James Rhine, Kaysar Ridha, and Jennifer Vasquez.

This season features several unforgettable challenges including throwing coconuts into a goal, answering rapid-fire questions and transporting cups of water via zipline.

Memorable moments from Season 6 include:

  • Maggie Ausburn is named the winner of Season 6.
  • America votes to send Kaysar back into the house.
  • Ivette breaks a tie and evicts Howie from the house.
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Big Brother - Season 14 ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Big Brother'
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The fourteenth season of Big Brother premiered on July 12, 2012 and contains 30 episodes. This season finds 16 HouseGuests, including four returning players, competing for $500,000.

Cast of Big Brother Season 14: Joe Arvin, Frank Eudy, Willie Hantz, Wil Heuser, Ashley Iocco, Jenn Arroyo, Shane Meaney, Kara Monaco, Danielle Murphree, Jodi Rollins, Josephine "JoJo" Spatafora, Ian Terry, Dan Gheesling, Britney Haynes, Mike "Boogie" Malin, and Janelle Pierzina.

This season features several unforgettable challenges including a Draw Something competition, holding onto an elevated ropes and filling up a large jug with liquid.

Memorable moments from Season 14 include:

  • Ian Terry being named the winner of Season 14.
  • Ian joins The Quack Pack.
  • Dan holds his Big Brother funeral.
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