16 new houseguests are ready to compete for the $500,000 prize in the 15th installment of CBS' "Big Brother," and we want you to meet them. The new season premieres Wednesday, June 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS, with Julie Chen returning as host. This summer two new twists will be added: Three Houseguests will be nominated for eviction, and weekly "Big Brother MVP"s will be selected by viewers. Following the June 26 premiere, "Big Brother" will be aired thrice weekly, starting Sunday, June 30 at 8:00 p.m.

Meet the contestants here:


Dave Lewis has been a Los Angeles-based entertainment writer and editor for nearly ten years. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, he moved to L.A. in 1996 to attend USC, before working for various periodicals and web sites including a lengthy stint at Variety.com. He joined the HitFix staff in 2011.