PITTSBURG — One of television’s oldest reality shows is looking for talent in southeast Kansas.

CBS’s Big Brother season 19 will host an open casting call, with the help of CBS local affiliate KOAM, Saturday at the Robert W. Plaster Center on the Pittsburg State University campus. According to KOAM Promotions Manager Vance Lewis, the open casting call will help local residents compile their audition materials.

“Basically we will help people through the audition process by taking professional video and photos,” Lewis said. “We’ll make sure they have all the materials needed so they make sure they have a strong application.”

The casting call will be open from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., but Lewis said they will not turn anyone away.

“We’ll stay there until the last person is done,” he said.

CBS asks all of its affiliate stations to host open casting calls each year, but this will be the first time one has come to Pittsburg.

Big Brother first aired on CBS in 2000. The reality game show places contestants in a house isolated from the outside world. The contestants remain under constant surveillance and compete in challenges each week. Every week, houseguests vote to evict one of their fellow contestants until only one remains. The winner receives a $500,000 grand prize.

Anyone wishing to audition can compile an application on their own, and the deadline for submission is May 5. Anyone attending the open casting call for assistance must bring identification. A full list of eligibility requirements can be found at http://www.koamtv.com/story/34966193/big-brother-19-casting-call-april-22nd.

— Chance Hoener is a staff writer for the Morning Sun. He can be emailed at choener@morningsun.net or follow him on Twitter @ReporterChance.