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.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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