WATCH: What to expect from 'Pinoy Big Brother: All In'
MANILA - The upcoming new season of "Pinoy Big Brother," which premieres on Sunday, promises to be the reality show's biggest yet, with celebrities, teens, and adults sharing one home for over 100 days.
"Pinoy Big Brother," which is based on the Endemol-owned format that premiered in Netherlands in 1999, has so far produced 10 "big winners" -- four each from the regular and teen editions, and two from the celebrity series.
For the first time in the ABS-CBN program's history -- and across global franchises of the reality show, according to co-host Alex Gonzaga -- "Pinoy Big Brother" will bring together housemates of different age groups, along with local personalities.
The number of housemates total 18, director Lauren Dyogi revealed.
They will be introduced in batches on Sunday via "ASAP" and "Buzz ng Bayan," and the premiere telecast of "Pinoy Big Brother: All In" at 8:45 p.m.
The youngest housemate is 15, while the eldest is 26, according to Dyogi. They come from different parts of the country, including Aklan, Quezon, Bulacan, Batangas, Negros, Davao, Quezon City, Paranaque, Makati, Las Pinas, and Pasay.
"Pinoy Big Brother: All In" will have a primetime telecast on weekdays to be hosted by Toni Gonzaga.
Its "Uber" episodes, which will also air daily on afternoons, will be co-hosted by Bianca Gonzalez, John Prats, Robi Domingo, and Alex Gonzaga.