Big Brother Racism: Season Two was the second season of the popular Big Brother Racism series, which concluded on August 2nd, 2009. Like all non-All Stars seasons, the houseguests were initially divided into cliques by their race. Considered by many to be the best season due to its constant conflict and power shifts, it has remained the highest rated season in the series' history. It introduced the coup d'état (which was won by Congressman Aaron Schock) to the game, which has played a part in nearly every season since its induction. After 16 weeks, Katherine Heigl emerged from the game victorious. She was the first white winner, the first female winner, and the second consecutive star of Grey's Anatomy to win the game.
Weekly Summary Edit
Green means that that houseguest was announced the winner.
Blue means that that houseguest was Head of Household.
Light Blue means that that houseguest was Head of Household and held the Power of Veto.
Purple means that that houseguest held the Power of Veto.
Pink means that that houseguest used the Power of Veto on himself or herself.
Yellow means that that houseguest had the Power of Veto used on himself or herself.
Orange means that that houseguest was nominated but was not evicted.
Brown means that that houseguest was not initially nominated, but the coup d'état holder put him or her on the block.
Light Yellow means that that houseguest was removed from the block due to the coup d'état.
Red means that that houseguest was evicted.
- In Week 8, Aaron Schock was voted by the public to receive the coup d'état.
Big Brother Racism: Season Two received extremely positive reactions in the media. A writer for the New York Times stated that this season has "clearly begun to emerge as part of the wider culture, with news and discussion about the show widespread on television and radio talk shows and coverage increasing in newspapers."
On the Late Show with David Letterman, David Letterman began a segment titled, "Top 10 Things That'll Get You Cursed Out by Rose." By the second week, the show had already gained over 40 million viewers, beating out FOX's American Idol and Big Brother Habbo in ratings. However, Big Brother Racism: Season Two, like its predecessor, received criticism for pitting people of different races against each other.The season-long battle between contestants Rose Byrne and Katherine Heigl sparked much buzz. The two became the "Britney and Christina" of the reality television world, with fans being split on who to root for. The phenomenon led to various polls on late night talk shows, and a trend amongst fans who showed their support for either Rose or Katherine by wearing t-shirts.