Host Julie Chen Moonves kicks off Season 21 of this perennial warm weather ratings magnet, which bows with a two-night premiere tonight and Wednesday. After Moonves welcomes the new gaggle of Houseguests who will share a house outfitted with 94 cameras and more than 113 microphones, the season once again will unfold in three episodes each week. Each week, one Houseguest is voted out, until the last remaining player receives the $500,000 grand prize.
Ripples from Mariana’s (Cierra Ramirez) new relationship soon start making themselves felt on the job as well, while Callie (Maia Mitchell) likewise is forced into making decisions that are bound to disrupt both her career and romantic life in the new episode “Torn.” Elsewhere, Malika (Zuri Adele) begins to have misgivings about her role as an activist, and Davia (Emma Hunton) tries to juggle the multiple men in her life.
Mother and daughter professional duo Karen and Mina work with clients who are desperate to find more space in their small home, so they settle on a new story addition and focusing on the property’s curb appeal in a new episode called “Chop and Pop.” Given that renovation plans almost never go smoothly, everyone tries to be prepared for any eventuality, but a whopper of a surprise sends the crew into a panic.
After a session with a client ends in a fatal mishap, a desperate Elektra (Dominique Jackson) turns to Blanca and Candy (Mj Rodriguez, Angelica Ross) for their counsel in the new episode “Butterfly/Cocoon.” Elsewhere, Angel and Lil Papi (Indya Moore, Angel Curiel) discover that making a transition from being friends to lovers can be much more complicated than they anticipated. Billy Porter also stars.
In “Chapter 8: Independence Day,” the Season 1 finale, Penny now finds herself in the hot seat at Anayancy’s charity event as the other ladies suspect that she showed Mayra the hurtful group text just to stir things up. Meanwhile, exhausted by all the drama going on with their female partners, the men plan a Fourth of July party where they hope several damaged relationships can be mended.