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CBS moves one of Big Brother’s three weekly episodes to Wednesdays

For its 12th season, Big Brother will still air three nights a week, but it will move to Wednesdays at 8, the same timeslot Survivor will move to this fall.

Starting July 8, the series will air Thursdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET, CBS announced today. Last summer, the other midweek episode aired Tuesdays at 9. The Thursday episodes will remain the live evictions presided over by Julie Chen, who is, of course, returning.

Assuming producers keep the same production schedule, nothing will change, except the editors will have an extra day to craft the veto challenge and ceremony episode. Typically, the entire game plays out over the weekend, but since the veto ceremony concludes the mid-week episode, everything that occurs during the week, like strategy or racist fights, has to fit into the 20 minutes or so allotted to post-veto developments on the live Thursday episodes. Therefore, it doesn’t really matter what day of the week the veto episode airs.

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