In September, Big Brother host Julie Chen announced plans for a celebrity version of the hit summer series. The UK edition of Big Brother has been doing celebrity versions almost as long as their civilian editions. However, this is a completely new concept for the American version. During the initial announcement, Julie and company were cryptic about the exact date of Celebrity Big Brother, just citing it as a winter show.
Many fans have speculated that Celebrity Big Brother will probably premiere late January or early February. Turns out everyone was right. On December 1st, CBS announced the official launch date of the new winter edition: February 7th. Similar to the UK version, Celebrity Big Brother has a very short run. We will only have 18 intense days of Big Brother action.
Like normal, CBS: All Access subscribers will get 24 hours of live feeds coverage. In addition to that, the series will air for four, sometimes five, nights a week, instead of its usual three. Celebrity Big Brother is scheduled to air from February 7 to February 25, 2018. The schedule goes as followed:
Wednesday, February 7
Thursday, February 8
Friday, February 9 (2-hour episode)
Sunday, February 11
Monday, February 12
Wednesday, February 14
Friday, February 16
Sunday, February 18
Monday, February 19
Wednesday, February 21
Friday, February 23
Saturday, February 24
Sunday, February 25 (finale)
As you can see by the schedule, even for only two weeks, there will be a lot of Big Brother. As per usual, you can expect us to be here and ready to provide you all the Big Brother coverage.
Other things to note about the announcement was that CBS also announced the premiere of The Amazing Race. Fans of Big Brother 19’s Jessica Graf and Cody Nickson should set their DVRS for a Wednesday, January 3rd premiere.
Celebrity Big Brother will be in direct competition with NBC’s coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics Games, which kicks off Friday, February 9th, and also ends on Sunday February 25. So watch the Winter Games in the morning and afternoon, then tune into Big Brother in the evening.
Currently, there has not been a cast announcement. We’re still holding out hope for a few names, but we won’t expect to see a confirmed list until the beginning or middle of January.
Right now CBS is offering a free month of CBS: All Access by using the promo code: STREAMNOW. The code expires tomorrow, December 4, 2017, so if you’re interested in giving CBS: All Acess a try before Celebrity Big Brother starts, now is the perfect time to test it out for free.
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