‘Big Brother’ Celebrity Edition Is Coming to CBS This Winter
Although this season of Big Brother is quickly coming to an end, fans now have something to look forward to.
During last night’s double eviction episode, host Julie Chen announced that CBS will be airing its first celebrity edition of Big Brother in Winter 2018.
This comes in addition to the popular series celebrating its 20th season next summer.
Although the U.K. has been airing their own Celebrity Big Brother for years, this is the first time there will be a U.S. edition.
In the past plenty of U.S. celebs have made their way to the U.K. for the series, though.
Some fan favorites of Celebrity Big Brother include Ray J, Tiffany “New York” Pollard, The Hills stars Spencer and Heidi Pratt, and more.
Though the cast for the the U.S. edition of the series hasn’t been announced yet, many fans are hoping Tiffany will join, along with popular YouTuber Shane Dawson, who’s a huge fan of the show.
A celebrity edition of the series was actually in the works a long time ago, but unfortunately the network wasn’t able to make it happen until now.
“We had toyed with it dating back to Season 2,” Julie told The Hollywood Reporter. “Paris Hilton agreed to do it and Roseanne Barr also said she was going to and then she backed out.”
The new series will still air multiple episodes during the week on CBS, including head-of-household and power of veto competitions and live evictions.
However, unlike regular Big Brother, it will be a condensed version of the season.
“If you’re going to get celebrities, you find me a celebrity who can give you 90 days [of their time],” Julie said about the shorter season.
“There’s no such thing.”
When asked if the celebrity edition could become a regular occurrence, Julie said it all depends on how well this first season does.
However, based on fans’ reactions, it’d be surprising if the new show didn’t do well.
Because this celebrity edition of Big Brother will air in the winter, many fans believe this is the replacement for Big Brother: Over the Top, the online version of the series that premiered last fall.
I'm so excited they dropped BBOTT for Celebrity Big Brother which will actually air on TVKeith City (@RHAPfan21) September 8, 2017
Even though there’s been no word about whether or not BBOTT will return, Julie did mention that she felt it did fall “a little in that category [of oversaturating the series].”
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The final episodes of Big Brother 19 airs Sundays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET and Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.