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Big Brother Germany first aired in 2000 with an eleven year run on RTL II ending in 2011.

After a short hiatus, the German broadcaster Sat.1 revived the show as Promi Big Brother 2013 which is a celebrity edition of the show still currently airing. In 2015 a civilian series of Big Brother Germany was aired, however, it did not return to air the following year.

How it Works

Big Brother is a reality television show in which a group of people live together in a large house, isolated from the outside world but are continuously watched by television cameras. Each series lasts for around three months, and there are usually fewer than 15 participants. The last housemate in the house at the end of the series typically wins a cash prize. 

Civilian Series

The civilian series follows people from all walks of life under the watchful eye of Big Brother. Housemates live in the house for approximately three months with the hopes of being the last person standing and winning a monetary prize usually around 100,000 Euro. 

Starting with the fourth season twists and themes began to be introduced. The most famous of these twists was during season 5  when  the program ran for 365 days and the winner walked away with 1 Million euros. Season 5 is the longest running Big Brother show world wide, and also was acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running uninterrupted broadcast. 

Celebrity Version

The celebrity edition of the show differs greatly from the civilian series that have been aired. The show follows a similar format to the civilian series except that it only lasts for about two weeks. The format is more fast paced due to the shortened time period, meaning that days 8-15 are all eviction shows with one or more housemates leaving the house per night, as voted on by the public.  The Celebrities participating are playing for a 100,000 Euro prize which is ultimately awarded by the viewers during the live finale show. 

Editions

Big Brother

Series Channel Series Run Days Housemates Winner Runner-Up(s)
Germany1
Big Brother Germany 1
RTL II February 28, 2000 -
June 9, 2000
102 13
John Milz
Jürgen Milski
International Logo of Big Brother
Big Brother Germany 2
September 16, 2000 -
December 30, 2000
106 17
Alida Kurras
Harry Schmidt
International Logo of Big Brother
Big Brother Germany 3
January 27, 2001 -
May 12, 2001
14
Karina Schreiber
Medy Hussein
Germany4
Big Brother Germany 4
March 31, 2003 -
July 7, 2003
99 19
Jan Geilhufe
Nadja Steininger
Germany5
Big Brother Germany 5
March 2, 2004 -
March 1, 2005
365 59
Sascha Sirtl
Franziska Lewandrowski
Germany5
Big Brother Germany 6
March 1, 2005 -
February 26, 2006
363
Michael Knopf
Thomas Motz
Germany7
Big Brother Germany 7
February 5, 2007 -
July 7, 2007
148 17
Michael Carstensen
Sonja Ailler
International Logo of Big Brother
Big Brother Germany 8
January 7, 2008 -
July 7, 2008
183 25
Isi Kaufmann
Marcel Schiefelbein
Germany9
Big Brother Germany 9
December 8, 2008 -
July 6, 2009
211 30
Daniel Schöller
Marcel Schiefelbein
Germany10
Big Brother Germany 10
January 11, 2010 -
August 9, 2010
32
Timo Grätsch
Marc Maurer
Germany11
Big Brother Germany 11
May 2, 2011 -
September 12, 2011
134 22
Rayo di Sole
Daggy Szlachta
Germany12
Big Brother Germany 12
sixx September 22, 2015 -
December 22, 2015
92 18
Lusy Skaya
Sharon Reiche
Germany 13 Logo
Big Brother Germany 13
Sat.1 February 10, 2020 -
May 18, 2020
99 18
Cedric Beidinger
Gina Beckmann

Promi Big Brother

Series Channel Series Run Days Housemates Winner Runner-Up(s)
PromiBigBrother1
Promi Big Brother 1
Sat.1 September 13, 2013 -
September 27, 2013
15 13
Jenny Elvers
Natalia Osada
PromiBigBrother2
Promi Big Brother 2
August 13, 2014 -
August 29, 2014
17 12
Aaron Troschke
Claudia Effenberg
PromiBigBrother1
Promi Big Brother 3
August 14, 2015 -
August 28, 2015
David Odonkor
Menowin Fröhlich
PromiBigBrother4
Promi Big Brother 4
September 2, 2016 -
September 16, 2016
13
Ben Tewaag
Cathy Lugner
PBB17AON
Promi Big Brother 5
August 11, 2017 -
August 25, 2017
12
Jens Hilbert
Milo Moiré
PromiBigBrother1
Promi Big Brother 6
August 17, 2018 -
August 31, 2018
13
Silvia Wollny
Chethrin Schulze
Promi BB 7
Promi Big Brother 7
August 7, 2019 -
August 23, 2019
12
Janine Pink
Joey Heindle
Promi Big Brother 8 2020 TBA

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