CBS Gives Sibling Channel Some 'Brother'-ly Love Deadline
CBS is showing some sibling love to a cable channel that’s a part of its corporate family. Deadline.com reports that the “Big Brother” companion show “Big Brother: After Dark” will air on TVGN.
“The move comes two months after CBS acquired 50% of the network,” the story reports. “’Big Brother: After Dark’ previously aired on CBS’s other cable sibling, premium network Showtime, for seven seasons. It became an increasingly odd duck in Showtime’s lineup as the pay cable network expanded into noisy, awards-winning scripted series, but corporate synergy kept it there. Now there is another cable alternative within the CBS family, and Big Brother: After Dark should be a better fit for pop culture-focused TVGN.”
The show will air a “curated live feed” from inside the “Big Brother” house seven nights a week, the piece reports. The two-hour show will air at midnight ET/PT, delayed for Pacific Time. Its 13-week run launches June 26.
“Now entering its 15th season, ‘Big Brother’ will have a longer edition this summer with the new season premiering on Wednesday, June 26 (9-10 PM ET/PT),” Deadline reports. “It will be broadcast three nights weekly: Tuesdays (9-10 PM ET/PT, beginning July 2); a live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen on Wednesdays (9-10 PM, live ET/delayed PT, beginning July 3); and Sundays (8-9 PM ET/PT, beginning June 30). The live eviction show will move to 8-9 PM ET/PT on July 17.”