Showtime greenlights 'After Dark'


CORRECTED 4:18 p.m. PT Jan. 10, 2008

Showtime has greenlighted a second season of "Big Brother: After Dark," an exclusive, live televised look inside corporate sibling CBS' "Big Brother" house after the network primetime cameras have been turned off. Starting Feb. 12, "Big Brother: After Dark" will feature a live feed from the "Big Brother" house for three hours, from midnight-3 a.m., seven days a week, on the cable network's SHO2 multiplex channel.

"Big Brother: After Dark was a big success for us at bringing an audience to very late-night time periods on SHO2," Showtime Networks president of entertainment Robert Greenblatt said. "This began as an experiment with our friends at Endemol and CBS, and I'm happy that it worked so well for all of us." "Big Brother" is executive produced by Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan in association with Endemol U.S.A. The show's first winter edition premieres Feb. 12 on CBS.