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‘Big Brother’ Gets Later Start Date as CBS Plots Strike Insurance

CBS will start its original summer shows later than usual — with an eye toward shoring up the fall should labor actions in the industry delay production on scripted series. The network has set dates for the 25th season of Big Brother, the second season of The Challenge: USA and the third installment of Secret […]

‘Big Brother’ Renewed for 25th Season on CBS

Big Brother is coming back for a 25th season. The announcement was made Sunday night during the live finale of the show. Host Julie Chen Moonves also shared the news on Twitter. (Watch the video she posted below.) During the finale, Taylor Hale made history as the first Black woman to win the reality competition. […]

Summer’s Cross-Platform TV Hit Is … ‘Big Brother’

The most watched streaming series of the summer is … well, Stranger Things, which has set records for Netflix. But there’s a surprise contender for a top spot on the charts — CBS’ long-running reality show Big Brother. According to CBS, the 24th season of the competition series has drawn about 8.3 billion minutes of viewing […]

‘Big Brother’ to Make U.K. Return in 2023 on ITV

The U.K. is re-entering the Big Brother house. Almost five years after John de Mol’s beloved, loathed, groundbreaking and entertainment landscape-changing reality show left U.K. TV following 17 seasons, the format — now owned by Banijay and produced by its Initial label — is set to make a dramatic return. Having first launched on Channel 4 in […]

‘Survivor’, ‘Black Mirror’ Producer Banijay to Go Public in $4B Merger

Banijay, the French-based production company whose hits shows include Survivor, Black Mirror and MasterChef, is set to merge with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), or “blank check company” with support from billionaires Bernard Arnault and Vincent Bolloré. The deal would see Banijay’s assets folded into a new company, called FL Entertainment, together with Betclic, […]

CBS Sets Midseason Schedule With Few Changes

CBS will introduce a handful of shows at midseason but is mostly sticking with what worked in the fall. The lone new entry for the network is Good Sam, a medical drama starring Sophia Bush and Jason Isaacs. The first quarter of 2022 will also bring premieres of unscripted shows The Amazing Race and Undercover […]

Sarah Harding, Girls Aloud Singer, Dies at 39

Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding succumbed to breast cancer Sunday morning, her mother announced on social media. She was 39. The model, actress and singer in the award-winning British-Irish pop girl group announced in August 2020 from the hospital that she had been diagnosed with the disease, which had spread to other parts of her […]

TV Ratings: College Football Scores for Fox

Fox got strong ratings from its kickoff to the college football season Thursday, leading primetime in both total viewers and adults 18-49. The network’s broadcast of Ohio State’s 45-31 win over Minnesota averaged just under 6.3 million viewers — Fox’s best opening week game ever, and bigger than all but one regular season game on […]

TV Ratings: NBA Finals Dominates Wednesday

Game 4 of the NBA Finals scored the series’ biggest audience so far, carrying ABC to an easy ratings win in primetime Wednesday. The Milwaukee Bucks’ 109-103 win over the Phoenix Suns, evening the series at two games apiece, averaged 10.25 million viewers — the first time since 2019 that a Finals game has topped […]

This Week in TV: ‘Monsters at Work,’ ‘Big Brother,’ Sharks

Disney+ has launched several series based on Star Wars and Marvel properties, and now Pixar is getting into the act with a show set in the Monsters Inc. world. It’s among the highlights of the first week of July, along with the returns of Big Brother and Love Island, annual 4th of July specials and […]

RTL Nederland to Merge With John de Mol’s Talpa to Form Dutch TV Giant

Commercial television network RTL Nederland and Talpa Networks, the TV group controlled by TV mogul and The Voice creator John de Mol, on Tuesday announced plans to merge their media assets to create a Dutch TV giant with the resources to compete with Netflix and other global streamers in the Netherlands. The move would see […]

‘Big Brother’ Renewed for Season 23 on CBS

CBS will stick with 'Big Brother' for a 23rd season, renewing its summer staple for another run in 2021.