Big Brother is coming.

The makers of the CBS reality show are bringing their search for new house guests to Aggieland.

U.S. citizens who are 21 years or older and willing to leave their lives behind for up to

90 days can audition from 1-7 p.m. March 29 at Prospectors Grill and Saloon at 2501 Texas Ave.

The show, which premieres its 16th season June 25 on CBS, follows a group of strangers living together for three months in a house equipped with

65 cameras and 98 microphones recording them 24 hours a day. Each week, the house guests vote each other off until only one remains. The winner takes home $500,000.

Casting director Robyn Kass said it’s hard to predict how many people will audition in College Station, but does not anticipate the wait to be longer than an hour. Big Brother hopefuls in attendance will be asked to fill out an application and take part in a two-minute interview.

“We love being shocked,” Kass said. “We love quirky people and interesting personalities. We like people with opinions who are passionate about anything, whether it’s a social issue, art or school or any activities, even if it’s going to the gym. We don’t care. We just love people who are passionate and speak their minds and are competitive.”

Her best tips? Bring I.D., get a good night’s sleep the night before and take a shower.

Anyone who can’t make the open casting call can apply online at by uploading a three-minute video and current picture. The deadline is April 4. Other open casting calls in Texas will be held March 22 in Abilene and Houston.

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