It's about time the celebrity version of our favorite summer reality/competition show heads to the United States.
While other countries have had Celebrity Big Brother for years, we're going to have our first season this winter on CBS.
America's favorite summer addiction is going to take over our winter with a much shorter, star-studded season. (Don't worry, Julie Chen AKA the Chenbot will still be hosting!)
Below are 17 TV actors and actresses we'd cast for our dream season of Celebrity Big Brother.
Justin Hartley from This Is Us
Alas, Mr. Hartley is married, but for this case, let’s pretend that isn’t true. Given his very good physique, his acting talent, and endurance abilities, he would be one of the top competitors going into a faux season of Celebrity Big Brother.
Being so attractive would definitely guarantee him a showmance with one of our choice ladies, too. I think we’d all just really appreciate seeing him shirtless in the Big Brother backyard.
Stephen Amell from Arrow
Given Stephen Amell’s marital status too, let’s not make another pretend game and go with this. He’s married, so showmances are out of the question, but Mr. Amell’s good looks and charming personality will get him far. He’s one of the most liked actors on The CW, and that’s not just because of his (amazing) abs.
He’s very fit, so physical competitions and endurance competitions would suit him well, but let’s not rule out his brain either. He’s proven himself to be quick thinking.
Troian Bellisario from Pretty Little Liars
Troian has lived her adult life underneath a pretend staler on Pretty Little Liars, so she’s sure to have picked up on some clues on how to stay hidden (or mask her personality). She’s also just as smart, if not smarter, than Spencer Hastings, so the mental and endurance competitions would be a breeze for her. She’d be the one to beat with the most strategic gameplay.
Lucy Hale from Pretty Little Liars and Life Sentence (Coming on The CW!)
Being tiny has to count for something in competitions, right? Also, if Lucy and Troian were in this together, we’d definitely see a strong alliance right from the start. Their friendship is strong, but what would it take to see them turn on another to get to the finish line? Could they betray one another? It’d be an interesting pair to see.
Jared Padalecki from Supernatural
His nickname is "Moose," after all? He'd be nearly imposible to beat in strength competitions, but his body might just be his downfall in endurance competitions. Could he hold himself up for that long? Also, Jared is quite the prankster so he's make the house entertaining. Maybe he could make his fellow houseguests think it's haunted?
Candice Patton from The Flash
We’d love to see Candice conquer the Big Brother house. She’s classy and an all-around charmer. Maybe she’d even be part of a showmance? She has the wit to last her to the end if she plays her cards right, and she could do fairly well at the endurance competitions seeing as she’s a bit smaller than the rest, but strong.
Paul Wesley from The Vampire Diaries
Paul has proven himself to be a capable, smart, multfaceted talent, so manipulating and acting his way to the top of the Big Brother house wouldn't be that hard. Also, he's far too attractive to not be involved in a showmance (or more than one). His intelligence would bode well for mental competitions, but as with any actor on The CW, his body is in top physical shape for the other competitions.
Téa Leoni from Madam Secretary
Playing the Secretary of State has to count for something, right? Plus, as the oldest of the bunch, she has the most experience with people and manipulating them to get what she wants. She’d be a singular entity, and probably not as good at physical competitions, but her strategy could help place the winner. Would the veto throw her off every week?
Matthew Gray Gubler from Criminal Minds
No season is complete without a total geek, and he’s just that. Taking after his character Spencer Reid who has an astounding memory, his smarts could take him all the way. Align himself with the right people during the weeks of physical competitions, and win the mental competitions, and that sounds like a recipe for success.
Also, he's a little weird so he'd be insanely fun to watch.
Evan Peters from American Horror Story
No one has played as many strange characters as he has. Will this give him an advantage or be his downfall though? I could see Evan getting under everyone’s skin to manipulate them to further his own game, taking a few things from his abundance of psychotic characters. As for a showmance: it’s possible, with the right person.
Jarod Joseph - The 100
He is very into sports from what we know, so he'd be challenging at physical competitions. Besides that? He seems mysterious. We don't know much about him and maybe that's on us, but it's like he doesn't share as much online as other actors can sometimes. Which can work in a strategic competition if you're more on the unknown side.
Aisha Dee from The Bold Type
Aisha seems like the type of person that everyone gets along with; her fellow Bold Type cast members love her, and her old Sweet/Vicious castmates. She seems to have a lot in common with Kat; she's the life of the party, exuberant, and she has a few tricks up her sleeve. Could likeability get her to the end?
Chris Wood from Supergirl
Chris seems like such a nice guy, and despite how we may feel about some of his characters (The Carrie Diaries, Vampire Diaries, Supergirl), he'd certainly be able to charm his way to the front. He's so charming that maybe a showmance would show up? He's also played a vast amount of characters on The CW from the lead, to the love interest, to the villain, so he's definitely able to walk in any shoes he needs to.
Caity Lotz from Legends of Tomorrow
Caity is in excellent physical shape from playing a superhero on TV, and she’s sure to have picked up a few skills from her character Sara, a skilled assassin. Sara is a leader, so what’s to stop Caity from using that to her advantage and creating an alliance to get herself to the end?
Candice Cameron Bure from Full(er) House
Every season needs the sweet motherlike figure who takes care of everyone, and Candice would do just that. She's a mom in real life and on TV, so she has that down. Also, being so nice could get her far in the Big Brother house, so could she slide along in the backgorund to the finals and come out with a win?
Jim Parsons from The Big Bang Theory
Well, Jim may not be as much as a social outsider as his character Sheldon Cooper, but he still is a litle weird, a little nerdy, and would definitely add some intrigue to the Big Brother house. His mental intuity could get him to the end if he aligns himself with the right people physically.
Patrick Dempsey from Grey's Anatomy
We'd all love Dr. McDreamy in the Big Brother house. He's charming, smart, and Mr. Dempsey has the ability mentally and physically to get to the end of the competition. But seeing as he's clearly a tough competitor, would that be his downfall early on?