Bigg Boss, the experimental reality show has not only paid out incredibly well but also continued till multiple seasons. It is now returning with season 3 with Tollywood Superstar Nagarjuna as its host. People from the Telugu states were a little skeptical with the launch of the show with acceptance as their main concern. But the Telugu audience has accepted the show as their own and the show has become increasingly popular among the regular households.
The show derives its idea from one of the most popular shows around the world, Bigg Brother that was initially started in the Netherlands. The concept of the show was adapted by various television networks from various nations and was introduced in other nations. More than 54 franchises of Big Brother in many languages exist around the world.
Bigg Boss Telugu was introduced first in 2017 with popular Actor Jr NT Rama Rao as its host. It received some of the best ratings among reality shows. 16 contestants among whom Actresses Archana, Mumaith Khan, Diksha Panth, Actors Sameer Hasan, Siva Balaji, Navdeep, Sampoornesh Babu, comedian Dhanraj, Singers Madhupriya, Film Critic Mahesh Kathi, etc., were notable. Siva Balaji stood out as the winner of the first season of Bigg Boss.
The second season of Bigg Boss was hosted by Actor Nani and it had Amit Tiwari, Bhanu Sree, Kaushal Manda, Kireeti Damaraju, Tejaswi Madivada, Nandini Rai, Pooja Ramachandran, Tanish, Syamala, Geetha Madhuri, etc. Three commoners namely Sanjana Anne, Ganesh, and Nutan Naidu were also part of the show. Kaushal Manda was the winner of the show and Geetha Madhuri stood as the runner up.
The third season which is slated to begin on 21st July 2019 did not confirm the list of contestants but many names like Sree Mukhi (Anchor), Raghu Master (Choreographer), Krishna Chaitanya (Singer), Udaya Bhanu (Anchor), Sobhita Dhullipalla (Actress), Venu (Actor), etc., are doing rounds on social media.
While there can be many speculations among the audience, the final list will only be revealed on the day of the launch. The show will premier on 21st July at 09:00 PM on Star Maa Television. It will continue to air at 09:30 PM on weekdays and 09:00 PM on weekends. Audience living outside India can watch the show live on YuppTV. Any missed episodes can be watched on the Catch-up Section of YuppTV which will be available for more than a week.