"Celebrity Big Brother" airs on CBS on Wednesday, February 7 with a lot of expectations for fans of the "Big Brother" franchise. This is the first time for the celebrity show in the United States. Many of the things are similar to the summer edition, but there are also some differences. One obvious thing is that the celebrity version is much shorter. The guests stay in the house only 30 days compared to an entire summer. Executive producer Allison Grodner said it would have been difficult to get Celebrities to leave their lives behind for longer than a month.

A report by Entertainment Weekly provided most of the information used in this article.

The houseguests

The 11 houseguests who entered the house on January 31 are Shannon Elizabeth, Brandi Glanville, Ariadna Gutierrez, Chuck Liddell, Ross Mathews, James Maslow, Mark McGrath, Metta World Peace, Omarosa Manigault, Keshia Knight Pulliam, and Marissa Jaret Winokur.

Some of these are longtime fans of "Big Brother" and have watched many seasons. Metta World Peace said he has never watched the reality show because he wanted to go in without any preconceived notions. Even though all the houseguests are celebrities, no one will get special treatment. They all entered the house on the same playing field.

Grodner says people will be surprised with Omarosa. They have seen the reality television star and former White House political aide compete three times on "The Apprentice." They know she is very competitive. She is a superfan of the show and knows how it works. Therefore, she is going to play to win during her seclusion from the outside world.

What to expect

Since the series will air only three weeks, a lot has to be included in each episode. The show will move at a very fast pace, and at least two people will be evicted each week. There could be more eliminations to get down to two finalists by the time the shows ends.

Grodner said they are pulling out all the stops when it comes to the games the celebrities will play.

The games will be bigger and perhaps more exciting than ever seen before with many twists and turns.

For privacy reasons, cameras will not be in the bathroom stall. That was the celebrities' biggest concern. A wall has replaced the curtain to separate the shower from the toilet. There isn’t time to put people on slop for an entire week, but it will be available at some points during the series. A problem with the cast was that the women wanted to bring more than the one suitcase that was allowed, but they have adjusted to the limited amount of clothes they could bring.

"Celebrity Big Brother" premieres at 8 PM on Wednesday, February 7. Another episode will air on Thursday, February 8. 13 episodes will take place during the month. Some episodes are one hour long, and some are two-hour episodes, including the finale on Sunday, February 25 that will air at 8 PM.