big-brother-16-fitness-tracker-CBS.jpgThe “Big Brother 16” house is about to turn into “The Biggest Loser” ranch, apparently.

CBS announced Thursday (July 10) that starting during that night’s live eviction episode, the houseguests will be given Fitbit Flex wireless activity trackers, which will allow fans to monitor the hamsters’ every step via The trackers will monitor physical data like weight, number of steps taken, miles traveled, calories burned and active minutes. The activity updates will rank the HGs from most to least active,
resulting in potential rewards or punishments based on their liveliness
or laziness.

So, live feeds watchers, we finally have an answer for the houseguests that sleep all the time. Punishments for laziness! It’s not electric shocks, but we’ll take it.

“Big Brother” airs Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays on CBS.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."