September 14, 2011 9:40am PT by Philiana Ng
'Big Brother' Renewed for 14th Season
CBS has renewed summer staple, Big Brother, for another season.
The 14th edition of the Julie Chen-hosted reality series will air next summer. The current season, its most sucessful in seven years, wraps up with a 90-minute finale at 9:30 p.m. following the premiere of Survivor: South Pacific. The final three -- Porsche, Adam and Rachel -- will compete for the $500,000 grand prize, with the jury voting for who will win the ultimate reward.
The series delivered its largest audience and highest adults 18-49 ratings in seven years with year-to-year increases of 4 percent in viewers, 11 percent in 18-49, 4 percent in 18-34 and 12 percent in 25-54.
Big Brother is executive produced by Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol.