celebrity Big Brother may air in Oct.; CBS wants celebrity Survivor.

celebrity Big Brother may air in Oct.; CBS wants celebrity Survivor.
A celebrity edition of Big Brother may air as soon as October. CBS president Les Moonves Moonves “hopes to feature higher-watt personalities than, say, Barry Williams or Danny Bonaduce,” Entertainment Weekly reports. Moonves also wants a celebrity Survivor, saying that celebs including Steven Spielberg and Ray Romano “have expressed interest” in the show. But EW reports that there are “reservations from creator Mark Burnett, who believes anything less than A-level talent would cheapen the brand.”

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