Temptation is the theme of the 19th season of the CBS alternative series, “Big Brother.” Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS

The “Den of Temptation” will be unveiled on Sunday evening’s episode of “Big Brother,” with viewers voting on the houseguest to be sent into the den, where he or she will be enticed by a potentially game-changing offer.

Temptation is the theme of the 19th season of the CBS alternative series where a group of people separated from the outside world live together in a house on the CBS Studio Center lot in Studio City outfitted with 87 high-definition cameras and more than 100 microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day.

An unexpected twist on Wednesday’s season premiere had Paul Abrahamian, last season’s runner-up, return as a houseguest as part of what was billed as the first “Big Brother Swap.”

Abrahamian, a 24-year-old from Tarzana who owns the clothing company Dead Scull, replaced Cameron Heard, a 24-year-old microbiologist from Illinois, who was a houseguest for fewer than 24 hours.

The temptation theme is illustrated multiple ways throughout the house, including a 13-feet-tall abstract apple tree, with LED lighting creating translucent leaves and oversized apples.

One bedroom is designed around the idea of an old-school executive’s office, with more than $6,500 framed and lighted fake $100 and $50 bills hung on the green-tufted walls and a chandelier built from desk lamps hanging overhead.

The linens are inspired by men’s pocket squares. Typical office furniture has been transformed into custom-built beds.

The house’s lounge is dominated by crushed blue velvet with silver nail heads and a wall with 396 massive green apples. The bathroom has 18 Venetian glass mirrors.

The head of household suite has gold walls, gold floors, gold bricks and gold side tables. One wall consists of actual safety deposit boxes divided by an aquarium stocked with tropical fish.

The head of household bathroom features a 6-feet tall art deco chandelier.

The houseguests include a self-described “boy crazy” 26-year-old VIP concierge who lives in Los Angeles.

Jessica Graf said she has lived in eight states, loves doing yoga, is “very nocturnal” and “making people laugh makes me happy.” When asked for three adjectives to describe herself, she responded “Honest, loud and loyal.”

Graf said her favorite activity is going out to eat long meals with great people and the most difficult part about living inside the “Big Brother” house will be “giving up a summer of traveling to share a toilet with 15 other people.”

Other houseguests include a rodeo clown, microbiologist and government engineer.

“Big Brother” airs 8 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays, with the weekly eviction show at 9 p.m. Thursdays.

One houseguest is voted out each week. The last remaining houseguest will receive the $500,000 grand prize.

In addition to the CBS broadcasts, live feeds from the house are streamed on CBS All Access, the network’s digital subscription video-on-demand and live streaming service.

CBS All Access will livestream exclusive interviews with the ousted houseguest on most Thursdays following the East Coast broadcast. The interviews will be available later on demand.

Cable’s Pop network airs “Big Brother After Dark,” a two-hour, unfiltered late-night feed from the “Big Brother” house seven nights a week at 1 a.m.

–City News Service

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