CBS announces 'Big Brother' season premiere date, debut of new celebrity reality series 'Same Name'


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CBS has announced the official premiere date for the 13th season of Big Brother. The houseguest competition series will return on Thursday, July 7, and will once again be broadcast three times a week on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. (The weekly Thursday broadcast will serve as the live eviction show.)

The network also announced the premiere of a new reality series, Same Name, in which celebrities will trade places for one week with someone who shares their name. The new series will debut on July 24, forming a two-hour Sunday reality block with Big Brother.

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  • Andy

    Yay guilty pleasure is comin back

    • Me

      I urge any BBUS fans to go to youtube and check out BBUK. I was a huge fan of the American version and have been since it first started and then I discovered UK version online and it makes our version look beyond pathetic. The host Davina, could drown Chenbot with her charisma alone and her love for the show is palpable, whereas Julie looks as if she could care less. The tasks are better, a MUCH more diverse cast than America would do, it’s on 7 days a week so you get to know the housemates much better. I’ll always watch the American version though not with as much excitement as I await the return of the UK version in the fall.

      • Mon

        I have heard that before about BB UK. But how do you watch in 10 mins increments that youtube allows?

      • Nana

        You know BBUK was AMAZING!!! But it was cancelled off of channel4 so Davina won’t be the host anymore, channel 5 picked it up, so its sure to be well different. There is no regular BBUK this summer, but I hear they’ll do 2 short celeb BB’s before next summer!! Yay!

      • Me

        @Mon There’s a youtube channel where they are all placed in playlists so once you start the launch night of the show it will automatically play the next segment of the episode and so on. I just expanded the window on my screen every segment change and since I was watching from a computer it’s easy to do so. I suggest starting with BB5 and working your way towards 11 in order, the first 4 seasons were ok but they really hit their dramatic groove in the 5th season.
        @Nana I’m GUTTED that Davina isn’t returning, she is just so lovely and very often hilarious. I just finished my last regular season last night and am getting ready to start my last season, Ultimate Big Brother. BB12 will start in September with a month long celebrity version and then a regular version starts right after that with another celebrity version starting again in Jan 12. I hope Davina becomes a Celebrity BB housemate, that would be brilliant!

    • Lois (from Smallvile) Stinks!!

      I already can see the cast: an older person in their 40s, an anger black person, a gay person, a religous/conservative person, a well endowed young female, a jock, a shy/shelter person, a person with a differnt lifestyle (geek, emo, etc), someone in the service (military, fire, police, etc) and even though most will be casted from LA, there will be a southerner. Did I forget anyone?

      • Andrew

        Haha, I’m from Illinois and for as long as I can remember (at least since BB5), there has almost always been someone from this state. I find it funny.

      • Lee

        Yep…you forgot the REALLY obnoxious loud party guy/girl.

  • T2

    I can’t wait – thanks for letting us know the date!

    • AcaseofGeo

      I can’t wait either!!!! I already take showers on Wednesdays, Thursday & Sundays anyway, why not just wait til after I watch each episode??

      • Mon


  • Kim from Texas

    Why do we have to wait until July? Why not get a few extra guests and start in June?

    • KIKI

      Or, OR, hire 52 house guests and ,ake it year round!!

      • sandra

        I wish it was on year round I love BB.

  • Jethro

    America’s Got Talent, SYTYCD, The Bachelorette and now Big Brother, it must be summer!

    Same Name sounds interesting, looking forward to this one!

    • Lucy

      one word…Yay!!!

  • Lily

    Can’t wait for bb13!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Also my guilty pleasure. Just get “The Bot” off of the loser show “The Talk.”

  • Iakovos

    Some things can never be understood, such as the lasting popularity and appeal of this reality contest. Ugh!

  • gato



    Julie is hott


    All Hail the Chenbot, Summer is here now!!!!

  • Dan

    Love Big Brother, cannot wait!

  • Sean

    Aren’t you excited for my Big Brother recaps this summer??

    sfurfaro. blogspot. com

    • Mon

      Oh no. Hell to the no. Don’t even joke with us.

    • MMM

      oh no! first u trolled on TAR blog, now we will have to deal with u on the BB blog. NO ONE WANTS TO GO TO YOUR SITE!!! get a life!

  • Robin

    Yea! Another reason to love summer. Only think I don’t like about BB is Julie Chen. It’s like watching a robot. Sorry, don’t mean to insult any robots reading this.

    • Bobin Robin

      Wait! You’re comparing Julie Chen to a robot?! Wow! What an interesting and unique observation! That’s hilarious! You should share your witty insight with others!

  • I Love Kate Middleton

    Can’t wait, can’t wait for BB!! Love you Julie Chen! Please pick likeable people this year… no more Rachel/Brendans!! UGH.

  • Twix

    Wooooooooooo! Can’t wait!!!

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