CBS is quickly integrating basic cable network TVGN into the company. In a corporate synergy move, Big Brother: After Dark, the late-night companion show to CBS’ summer reality staple Big Brother, will now air on TVGN. The move comes two months after CBS acquired 50% of the network. Big Brother: After Dark previously aired on CBS’ 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. Big Brother: After Dark will feature a curated live feed from inside the Big Brother house for two hours, seven nights a week (12-2 AM, live ET/delayed PT) for 13 weeks beginning Wednesday, June 26. Big Brother: After Dark telecasts on TVGN will be cross-promoted on-air within the Big Brother broadcasts on CBS.
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). 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. Big Brother is executive produced by Emmy-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol USA.
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