All-Star Big Brother will debut in July, as usual, as will Rock Star 2

CBS will bring Big Brother back right on schedule: It debuts Thursday, July 6 at 8 p.m. ET, exactly one year after last season debuted.

The second season of Rock Star will debut the night before, and will air its second episode right after Julie Chen’s triumphant return. It will air Tuesdays at 9 and Wednesdays at 8.

Big Brother 7 will follow the same schedule as before, according to Variety, airing “Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 and Saturdays at 9.” There’s no word yet as to when we’ll be able to start voting on the cast. Typically, though, the cast has been officially announced in late June, which means voting will likely take place later this month or in early June.

Eye on summer originals [Variety]

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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