HOLLYWOOD—Well, the wait is officially over! Summer’s guiltiest pleasure, “Big Brother” is back once again. The reality competition series now in its 17th season, yep, it has apparently outlasted “American Idol” unveiled the new contestants entering the BB house on Tuesday, June 16.

So the question on everyone’s mind was rather we’d get a all-star season, which hasn’t happened since BB7. Yep, it’s been nearly 10 years since the best of the best competed for the ultimate prize. Well, all-stars ain’t happening this year. So you can guess season 18 is likely going to deliver to audiences what we’ve been dying for.

It’s important to note that this year’s contestants all range between the ages of 22-33. Yeah, for the oddest reason, the show hasn’t really showcased much diversity in the age range in the past few seasons; I have the slightest reason why that might be. It’s important to note that only 14 houseguests have been revealed so far, but fans of the series are well aware that 16 people are expected to enter the house this season.

That means CBS has a surprise for viewers, as two houseguests are being kept under wraps. So what does that mean? Could we be seeing a few fan favorites enter the new abode? Seems likely and would present a great twist for viewers. Rumors have it that this season could be a Battle of the Sexes with two former contestants (a male and female) leading their teams. If this rumor holds to be true, “Big Brother 17” could be explosive if the right contestants return to the game.

This season’s crops of newbies include a poker dealer, a poker player, interior designer, supermarket cashier, a college student, a marketing coordinator, a digital media consultant, a server, a dentist, a professional wrestler, a graduate student, a retail associate, a retail manager and a personal trainer. See below for details on the new contestants:

You're looking at the contestants who will do battle on "Big Brother 17."
You’re looking at the contestants who will do battle on “Big Brother 17.”

Jace Agolli (23)

Hometown: Dunwoody, Georgia

Current City: Venice Beach, California

Occupation: Personal Trainer

Becky Burgess (26)

Hometown: Denver, Colorado

Current City: Denver, Colorado

Occupation: Retail Manager

Clay Honeycutt (23)

Hometown: Dickinson, Texas

Current City: College Station, Texas

Occupation: Graduate Student, (Texas A&M)

James Huling (31)

Hometown: Sumter, South Carolina

Current City Wichita Falls, Texas

Occupation: Retail Associate

Meg Maley (25)

Hometown: Collingswood, New Jersey

Current City: New York City

Occupation: Server

Austin Matelson (30)

Hometown: Woodland Hills, California

Current City: Woodland Hills, California

Occupation: Professional Wrestler

Liz Nolan (23)

Hometown: Miami, Florida

Current City, Miami, Florida

Occupation: Marketing Coordinator

Steve Moses (22)

Hometown: Gouveneur, New York

Current City: Gouvener, New York

Occupation: College Student

John McGuire (27)

Hometown: Scranton, Pennsylvania

Current City: Jefferson Township, Pennsylvania

Occupation: Dentist

Audrey Middleton (25)

Hometown: Villa Rica, Georgia

Current City, Villa Rica, Georgia

Occupation: Digital Media Consultant

Jason Roy (25)

Hometown: Fall River, Massachusetts

Current City: Swansea, Massachusetts

Occupation: Supermarket Cashier

Shelli Poole (33)

Hometown: Marietta, Georgia

Current City: Atlanta, Georgia

Occupation: Interior Designer

Vanessa Rousso (32)

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada

Current City: Las Vegas, Nevada

Occupation: Professional Poker Player

Da’Vonne Rogers (27)

Hometown: Inglewood, California

Current City: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Poker Dealer

The series will be hosted once again by Julie Chen, and season 17 kicks off with a two-night premiere on Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25. Contestants will vie for the $500,000 prize by becoming the last remaining houseguest. This season is expected to be full of twists as viewers are informed year after year. We’ll see if those twists actually deliver cause the Battle of the Block last year was a disaster!

Rumor has it that a houseguest could be getting the boot on the second night of the premiere. Will we see another “Big Brother 14” casualty so early in the game? “Big Brother 17” airs on CBS on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays this summer.