'Big Brother 14' Houseguests Revealed, New Twist Announced

CBS' summer reality series returns July 12 for its 14th installment and this time, four alums will re-enter the house.
Julie Chen

Big Brother has unveiled 12 of its houseguests for the 14th season and also revealed a new twist.

For the first time, four alums from the Big Brother game will re-enter the house to play their own game and compete for their own unrelated prize. The four returning players and details of their mission will be revealed during the July 12 season premiere at 9 p.m. Julie Chen returns as host.

In the meantime, CBS has released the identities of the 12 new contestants, who will vie for the $500,000 grand prize:

Jenn Arroyo, 37
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Current City: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Musician / Former Bass Player for the Female Metal Group “Kittie”
Joe Arvin, 41
Hometown: Lexington, Ky.
Current City: Schererville, Ind.
Frank Eudy, 28
Hometown: Marion, Ark.
Current City: Naples, Fla.
Jodi Rollins, 42
Hometown: Englewood, Colo.
Current City: Calipatria, Calif.
Restaurant Server
Willie Hantz, 34
Hometown: Vinton, La.
Current City: Dayton, Texas
Wil Heuser, 24
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
Current City: Louisville, Ky.
Marketing Consultant
Ashley Iocco, 26
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Current City: West Hollywood, Calif.
Owner of a Mobile Spray Tanning Company
Shane Meaney, 26
Hometown: Bennington, Vt.
Current City: Bennington, Vt.
House Flipper
Kara Monaco, 29       
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
Current City: Los Angeles, Calif.  
Danielle Murphree, 23
Hometown: Grant, Ala.
Current City: Tuscaloosa, Ala.
JoJo Spatafora, 26
Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.
Current City: Staten Island, N.Y.
Ian Terry, 21
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Current City: New Orleans, La.
Engineering Student

Big Brother will air three times a week following the premiere, beginning Sunday, July 15 at 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 18 at 8 p.m. and the live eviction show on Thursday, July 19 at 9 p.m.

This comes weeks after a judge denied CBS' request for a temporary restraining order against ABC over Glass House and CBS issued a press release "revealing" a new Dancing With the Stars-esque reality series.

Big Brother is exec produced by Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment in association with Endemol USA.