Big Brother stays with longer seasons as CBS announces its debut date

Big Brother will again start in June, extending the previously standard length about two weeks, just like the show did for the first time last year.

CBS announced today that the 16th season of the show “will debut early for the second straight summer”: It starts June 25, and will air Wednesdays at 8, Thursdays at 9, and Sundays at 8.

Insane amounts of bigotry and other things the producers don’t want you to see will, as always, air on the live feeds only.

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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