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.

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


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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