Recasting and Fixing Big Brother 22 / All-Stars II

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Big Brother 22 Logo / Photo by TVFanatic

Big Brother 22 was the season we were all waiting for. The last All-Stars was in 2007 and we have been waiting since then for another All-Stars season. The season we got instead was a complete joke filled with controversies and a lack of big moves. Pre-gaming completely ruined the show and the ratings are lower than they have been in years. I am going to pretend I am a casting director and cast this a season of All-Stars.

Rules:

  • We are going to pretend they chose to do All-Stars in 2021 instead of 2020 so there will be more people to choose from.
  • 9 Females & 9 Males which means more double evictions and triple evictions

Missing Cast Explanation:

  • Dr. Will Kirby- Will most likely never play again.
  • Dan Gheesling- Will most likely never play again.
  • Derrick Levesseaur- Will most likely never play again.
  • Josh Martinez- I’m assuming he will be filming for The Challenge.
  • Tyler Crispen- I decided not to cast Tyler since at first he did not want to play.
  • Big Brother 21 Cast: I believe people should have a year off and not play back to back.
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Janelle Pierzina / Photo by CBS

Seasons:

  • Big Brother 6 (3rd Place)
  • Big Brother 7 (3rd Place)
  • Big Brother 14 (12th Place)

We have to start this cast list with the queen of Big Brother. It is really a shame that Janelle has not won this game before. She is a comp beast and one of the faces of the show. She was targeted early and often this season because of pre-game alliances and the fact that she was the biggest threat going in. There is going to be more threats cast on this season so I would assume she would do a lot better.

2. Rachel Reilly Villegas

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Rachel Reilly Villegas / Photo by US Weekly

Seasons:

  • Big Brother 12 (9th)
  • Big Brother 13 (1st)

Rachel Reilly Villegas is Big Brother. If you have ever seen a season of Big Brother then you know who she is. Not only is she a great player and a competition beast but she is also reality television gold. There is currently a mural of her in the house saying her iconic line, “floaters grab a life vest.” Rachel is also best friends with Janelle so there will be some numbers for that side of the house. Rachel got the call for season 22 in March but is pregnant so she was unavailable for the season but with this hypothetical season being filmed in 2021 she would be available.

3. Danielle Reyes

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Danielle Reyes / Photo by Big Brother Wiki

Seasons:

  • Big Brother 3 (2nd)
  • Big Brother 7 (6th)

Danielle Reyes is another former castmember who declined this season. I am assuming it is because of the Covid-19 pandemic so I am putting her on this season for 2021. Danielle Reyes is one of if not the best player to never win the game. An old jury rule gave Lisa Donahue the win over Danielle in season 3. She came back and still got sixth place in season 7. Danielle also has a mural on the wall so she is definitely one of the icons of the game. She and Janelle did not exactly get along in season 7 so it would be interesting to see how they play together again.

4. Keesha Smith

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Seasons:

  • Big Brother 10 (3rd)

Keesha was completely robbed on this season of Big Brother. She came in as one of the few old-schoolers who really didn’t pre-game and was evicted week one. Keesha is a great player who got 3rd place during the best season of all time. Fans have been waiting since 2008 for Keesha to return and she was the first one evicted. Keesha gave us some iconic lines during season 10 including her birthday party. It would be interesting to see how she plays with Rachel who could bring some drama as well.

5. Da’Vonne Rogers

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Da’Vonne Rogers / Photo by CBS

Seasons:

  • Season 17 (16th)
  • Season 18 (11th)

Da’Vonne is the only reason I was watching this show once the jury started. Da’Vonne is the only player to use the power of veto on another player this season. I would love to see how Da’Vonne would play with Rachel and Danielle as they are both great players. Da’Vonne was another victim of people pre-gaming as with this season I believe she would do better since the other side would have more numbers. At this point, I am just hoping Da’Vonne wins America’s Favorite Houseguest.

6. Kaycee Clark

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Kaycee Clark / Photo by CBS

Seasons:

  • Big Brother 20 (1st)

Rumor has it Kaycee tested positive or had a false positive so she waas unavailble for this season. It would have been interesting to see Kaycee on this season. I’m assuming she would have been a part of The Committee and it would have turned into Kaycee/Tyler vs Nicole/Cody. Kaycee is a competition beast as she won 2 Head of Household competitons and 5 Power of Veto competitions during her first season. She got 2nd place on The Challenge: Total Madness and could be the first person to win Big Brother and The Challenge.

7. Bayleigh Dayton

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Bayleigh Dayton / Photo by CBS

Seasons:

  • Big Brother 20 (11th)

Bayleigh is perfect for reality television as she can bring drama but she can also compete. I know The Challenge is a different show but she got 3rd place on The Challenge: Total Madness which was her rookie season. Bayleigh was taken out by Christmas Abbot during this season after the huge fight between Christmas and Bayleigh and Da’Vonne. Bayleigh and Kaycee also had a fallen out on The Challenge: Total Madness so it would be interesting to see them play together again.

8. Dani Briones

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Dani Briones / Photo by Hidden Remote

Seasons:

  • Big Brother 8 (2nd)
  • Big Brother 13 (8th)

I know a lot of people were not fans of her game this season but I believe she had a real chance at winning. Dani had alliances with almost everyone in the house but was playing way too hard in a season where the rest of her alliance was barely playing at all. I would also love to see Dani and Rachel in the house together again after Big Brother 13. Rachel would most likely work with Janelle and

9. Vanessa Rousso

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Seasons:

  • Big Brother 17 (3rd)

It still hurts to this day that Vanessa Rousso did not win Big Brother 17. Steven Moses made the right decision by evicting Vanessa and bring Liz Nolan to the final 2. Vanessa recently had children earlier this year and was unable to be part of Big Brother 22. If she comes back she would be a huge threat to win the game again but with this cast she could probably slide very far.

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Cody Calafiore / Photo by CBS

Seasons:

  • Big Brother 16 (2nd)

You can say what you want about Cody but he is playing the best game in the actual Big Brother 22 and he deserves to win. He has won 3 head of household competitions and 4 power of veto competitions this season. Cody has been getting a lot of slack by the Big Brother community about pre-gaming with Derrick Levesseaur before this season started but Cody still got to the end.

2. Ian Terry

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Ian Terry / Photo by CBS

Seasons:

  • Big Brother 14 (1st)

Ian was evicted for the first time this season. His eviction week was rough as all of Dani’s targets were safe and he was the only one left who was not aligned with her. Ian shared some very personal information this season as he shared that he has autism. Ian is one of the nicest and smartest people in the history of the show and should get another chance.

3. Kaysar Ridha

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Kaysar Ridha / Photo by CBS

Seasons:

  • Big Brother 6 (10th)
  • Big Brother 7 (10th)

Kaysar is the best player to never make jury. He is smarter than most of the other players and that is why he gets targeted so early. Chill Town was theatened by him and that is why they took him out in season 7. Cody and Tyler were threatened by him this season and that is one of the reasons they evicted him so early. The other reason is that their were a bunch of pre-game alliances. I would love to see Kaysar work with Janelle and get an opportunity to make it far.

4. Kevin Campbell

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Seasons:

  • Big Brother 11 (3rd)

If Kevin would have won the final Head of Household competiton in Big Brother 11 then he would have won the entire game. Some of his takes were off this season but if you don’t think Kevin is a good player than you should go and rewatch Big Brother 11. Kevin was another one who was not a part of the pre-season alliances but he still made it far. I hope Kevin gets to play a third time because he deserves it.

5. Bryan Ollie

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Bryan Ollie / Photo by Big Brother Wiki

Seasons:

  • Big Brother 10 (6th)

I am subbing Memphis out for Ollie. Memphis has played a pretty good season but he has been very controversial for things he has said about Ian Terry. Ollie was a part of showmance on Big Brother 10 and got all the way to 6th place but Dan Gheesling took him out. Ollie deserves another chance to play this game as he gave us some very memorable moments and was a pretty good player on Big Brother 10.

6. Andy Herren

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Andy Herren / Photo by E! Online

Seasons:

  • Big Brother 15 (1st)

I know a lot of the Big Brother community doesn’t like Andy, but you can’t deny that he is a good player. Andy was a part of every single eviction in Big Brother 15 and who ever he decided to vote for usually went home. He is a former winner so it would be interesting if Rachel, Kaycee, Ian, and Andy form an all-winners alliance. He is also the ultimate floater so I wonder how him and Rachel would play together considering floaters are her #1 target.

7. Austin Matelson

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Seasons:

  • Season 17 (5th)

I want to see Vanessa and Austin play together again. Vanessa’s blindside of a barefoot Austin was the best blindside in the history of the game. It seemed like the whole season either Vanessa or Austin was going to win as they were dominating the entire game. Austin is now a very successful professional wrestler for AEW but I’m hoping he can get some time off in the future so he can play one more time.

8. Marvin Latimer

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Marvin Latimer / Photo by Big Brother Wiki

Seasons:

  • Big Brother 5 (6th)

Marvin is another old schooler that could balance the house. He is also one of the best players to never win. Marvin is known for being one of the first people to use the “backdoor” plan and one of the inventors of the move. He is also the first person to be evicted on a “double eviction” We have not see Marvin play in over a decade so I would love to see how he plays with all of these new schoolers.

9. Frankie J. Grande

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Frankie J. Grande / Photo by CBS

Seasons:

  • Big Brother 16 (5th)

You can say what you want about Frankie but he is a good player. Frankie would have gone further than 5th place if there wasn’t a “BB Rewind” twist. Frankie was the Head of Household during that week and it was all erased and he ended up going home. Frankie declined this season due to the Covid-19 Pandemic but if it filmed in 2021 then he would be available. I would love to see Frankie play again as he is a good player who can play with the best of them.

Conclusion

That is how I would have cast Big Brother: All-Stars II if it was going to be filmed in 2021. This season has been very disappointing to watch so I’m hoping next season is a lot better. If you would like to hear more from me or from former houseguests like Nicole Anthony, McCrae Olson, Cliff Hogg, and more you can check out my podcast below!

“Chillin with Dylan” Podcast:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chillin-with-dylan/id1527920678

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