This is the January 11, 2021 (Monday) edition of Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Connect, the ninth main and fifteenth overall season of the said reality show, which premiered on December 6, 2020, on both A2Z Channel 11 and Kapamilya Channel. The show is also simulcast and digitally streamed via ABS-CBN’s entertainment website, iWantTFC (on-demand streaming service), and Kapamilya Channel’s Kapamilya Online Live on Facebook and YouTube. Live feeds of the House are also being shown on Kumu, an online streaming platform.
PBB Connect is the fifth consecutive time that both civilian adults and teenagers participated in one season, and the first time since the All In season to house them together as just one batch.
Toni Gonzaga, Bianca Gonzales, and Robi Domingo reprised their roles as hosts.
New digital hosts joined the show. Richard Juan is the host for the show’s online updates, while Enchong Dee and Melai Cantiveros are the hosts for the show’s online companion programs across various online platforms.
Kim Chiu, Edward Barber, and Maymay Entrata were earlier reported to host online content for the program, with Chiu and Entrata joining the official launch, but were never seen doing their hosting stints in the succeeding events of the show.
Dee and Cantiveros, on the other hand, were occasionally seen online, but most of the online hosting was done by Gonzales and Domingo.
The show airs daily, Mondays to Fridays at 10:00 P.M. after “Walang Hanggang Paalam,” Saturdays at 10:00 P.M. after “Maalaala Mo Kaya,” and Sundays at 8:30 P.M. after “I Can See Your Voice.”
The show’s companion show, Pinoy Big Brother: Kumunect Tayo, airs daily via Kumu, Facebook, and YouTube at 4:00 P.M. for its afternoon show, while it follows the main show’s schedule for its evening streaming.
Ralph and Andrea were assigned by Big Brother to lead their weekly task as the directors of the short film that they’ll film and produce, based on the real-life occurrences in the life of one of their housemates.
Housemates, excluding the assigned directors, auditioned as the lead role of their very own story to be judged by Kumunizens and three other yet-to-be-named judges.
In the video seen above, Leofer, Chico, Kayron, Alyssa, evicted housemate Mica, Crismar, and Aizyl auditioned.
The short film will be aired this Saturday.
Ella, Kobie, Haira, and Jie-Ann’s audition was seen in the video above.
Jie-Ann’s story was chosen by Ralph and Andrea as the plot storyline for their short film weekly task.
Below are some of the viewer’s reactions to today’s episode with the official hashtag #PBBLightsCameraAction.