“BIG BROTHER” AND “THE AMAZING RACE” ALUMNI JEFF SCHROEDER AND JORDAN LLOYD RETURN TO CBS.COM IN NEW WEB ORIGINAL SERIES “JEFF & JORDAN DO AMERICA”
Schroeder Will Also Host Weekly Fan-Driven “Big Brother” Live Chats on CBS.com
“Jeff & Jordan Do America” Follows Schroeder and Lloyd’s Cross-Country Move to Los Angeles on Route 66
SAN FRANCISCO – JULY 18, 2012 – BIG BROTHER and AMAZING RACE alumni Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd are returning to CBS this summer in CBS Interactive Web Original Studios’ new online series JEFF & JORDAN DO AMERICA, premiering on Wednesday, July 18, at 1:00 PM, PT, exclusively on CBS.com and the CBS Audience Network1.
Schroeder will also play host for weekly fan-driven BIG BROTHER live online chats on CBS.com beginning Friday, July 20.
Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd first met and fell in love as houseguests on BIG BROTHER 11. Lloyd was the grand prize winner and Schroeder was named “America’s Favorite Houseguest” for their season. Shortly after, they returned to CBS to compete as a couple on the 16th installment of THE AMAZING RACE and then found themselves back in the BIG BROTHER house for Season 13. Schroeder also took part in the second season of CBS Interactive's award-winning web series AROUND THE WORLD FOR FREE, where he traveled the globe by relying on the kindness of strangers.
JEFF & JORDAN DO AMERICA
JEFF & JORDAN DO AMERICA follows the BIG BROTHER couple fans fell in love with during their Season 11 “showmance” as they make their way from Chicago to their new home together in Los Angeles. The 10-episode web series will feature Schroeder and Lloyd exploring Route 66’s unique landmarks – from the Grand Canyon to a giant bottle of Catsup – and planning surprise activities for one another along the way, some death-defying and others that are purely romantic.
For any couple, moving in together is a big step, and Schroeder and Lloyd are no different. The series also captures poignant – and sometimes tense – moments as the couple face tough talks with Jordan’s “Pap-paw,” a trip to a psychic, and a few bumps in the road.
“Jordan and I had an absolute blast filming JEFF & JORDAN DO AMERICA for CBS Interactive. The series has everything from quirky to adventurous and, of course, ‘relationship’ themes throughout,” said Jeff Schroeder. “We are both very grateful for the opportunities CBS and CBS Interactive have given to us, and I'm very happy to also be working with them again this summer hosting the BIG BROTHER live chat series!"
Fans will also be able to follow the couple’s journey via CBS.com’s JEFF & JORDAN DO AMERICA map featuring exclusive photos from their trip and a series of video trivia games. The games will let fans test their knowledge of U.S. landmarks along Route 66 as well as just how well they know Schroeder and Lloyd.
“JEFF & JORDAN DO AMERICA is a great example of our approach to original online video,” said Marc DeBevoise, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Entertainment at CBS Interactive. “Series like BIG BROTHER and THE AMAZING RACE have die-hard fans, and our aim is to listen to what they want and create adjacent online programming that offers a unique spin on their favorite formats. Creating a series around BIG BROTHER favorites Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd lets fans continue to follow their favorite CBS personalities in a different context and new chapter of their lives.”
BIG BROTHER LIVE CHAT
In addition to starring in JEFF & JORDAN DO AMERICA, Schroeder will host the weekly BIG BROTHER Live Chat on CBS.com. Every Friday at 1:00 PM, PT/4:00 PM, ET, Schroeder will take questions directly from fans via BIG BROTHER CONNECT, CBS.com’s social hub for connecting fans with each other and their favorite BIG BROTHER stars, and interview BIG BROTHER houseguests and series experts live online.
JEFF & JORDAN DO AMERICA is produced by Around the World Productions, the producers of the multiple award-winning CBS.com web original series AROUND THE WORLD FOR FREE.
JEFF & JORDAN DO AMERICA can be followed on Twitter by searching: #JeJoDoAmerica
For more information on JEFF & JORDAN DO AMERICA, please visit: http://www.cbs.com/shows/jeff_and_jordan_do_america/
For more information on BIG BROTHER, please visit: http://www.cbs.com/shows/big_brother/
About CBS Interactive
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About Around The World Productions
Founded by Burton Roberts and Alex Boylan, Around The World Productions (ATWP) is reinventing the multi-platform landscape, delivering award-winning content online, via mobile networks, and through high definition TV. Delivering hundreds of webisodes, millions of viewers, and multiple Webby, Telly and DIVA awards, ATWP has proven itself to be a leader in interactive entertainment (http://www.aroundtheworldproductions.com/).
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