It’s CBS day at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Beverly Hills, and as expected, it was announced that the network’s successful summer series, Big Brother, has been renewed. There will be TWO more seasons of the series at least.
It’s worth noting the numbering. Big Brother is set for a fall season that will air exclusively on CBS’ streaming service. Fans assumed THAT would be season 19. But it’s not. Season 19 is next summer, Season 20 will air in the summer of 2018.
It appears that the digital only versions of the show will be named and numbered differently. Who knows, the experiment may not work, and we’ll be left with a single digital only season. I suppose entering the versions of BB that won’t be aired on broadcast television into the numbering system would be a bit confusing for old fashioned folk who don’t get their TV from the internet.
Check out the CBS press announcement below:
CBS has renewed the summer reality hit BIG BROTHER for its 19th and milestone 20th seasons for broadcast in summer 2017 and 2018. The series is hosted by Julie Chen.
The current season of BIG BROTHER airs Sundays and Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT), featuring the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen, on the CBS Television Network.
BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 87 HD cameras – seven more than last year – and more than 100 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week someone will be voted out of the house, with the last remaining Houseguest receiving the grand prize of $500,000. BIG BROTHER is produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol Shine North America.