CBS sets Big Brother schedule, debut date

Big Brother 13 will debut on July 7 and air on nearly the same schedule it did last year: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. However, the Thursday live show has been moved to 9 p.m. ET, while the Wednesday and Sunday episodes will both continue to air at 8.

Last year, the show moved to Wednesdays and all of its episodes aired at 8 p.m. CBS’ announcement offered no details about the new season or its twist, nor did it mention the broadcast of After Dark on Showtime.

However, the network did announce that its show Same Name, a reality series following quasi-celebrities swapping lives with someone who shares their name, will air after Big Brother on Sunday nights starting on July 24.

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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